klemannlee:Western Kingbird #219. I saw the first of what ended…

Friday, March 23rd, 2018


Western Kingbird

#219. I saw the first of what ended up being eight of them that I counted, flitting from log to log on the beach in the flotsam that came down Carpinteria Creek in the storm. It had been all Cassin’s Kingbirds around here since the beginning of the year, and at first I assumed that’s what the bird was, but then it flashed its white outer feathers, and that made me look closer at the throat, and yup; it was gray without the contrast-y malar patch of the Cassin’s.

The WEKI’s have officially arrived. 😀

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