Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Lake Cachuma, 2018-11-08

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Lake Cachuma, 2018-11-08

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Renwick Avenue, 2018-11-04

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Renwick Avenue, 2018-11-04

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Santa Monica Creek, 2018-10-16

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Santa Monica Creek, 2018-10-16

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Romero Canyon, 2018-10-07People…

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Romero Canyon, 2018-10-07

People birdwatch for lots of reasons. For me a lot of it is aesthetic: I just think they’re pretty to look at, and it makes me catch my breath when I see them.

The SAPH is one of my favorites. Maybe my favorite favorite. I’m not sure what it is, and this photo doesn’t do it justice. But this bird has it.

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connie-awanderingsoul: I think this is aSays Phoebe. That is…

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

connie-awanderingsoul:

I think this is a Say’s Phoebe. That is a interesting name. 

From the Wikipedia entry on Thomas Say:

In 1819–20, Major Stephen Harriman Long led an exploration to the Rocky Mountains and the tributaries of the Missouri River, with Say as zoologist. Their official account of this expedition included the first descriptions of the coyote, swift fox, western kingbird, band-tailed pigeon, rock wren, Say’s phoebe, lesser goldfinch, lark sparrow, lazuli bunting and orange-crowned warbler.

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