|This is my original work. These birds are not easy:) A few warblers have since been added to this chart.|
|Chestnut-sided Warbler. Photo courtesy of Gordon Karre! Thank you for helping me tell this story.|
|The Santa Cruz Flats and within this vast land, a few Sprague's Pipits hide.|
|The watering hole on Sasco Rd.|
|I hope no one lives here.|
I sat staring at that pony or cow creature in the yard. Definitely cute and out of place. In fact, it looked like Samwise Gamgee's pony Bill from Lord of the Rings. I thought about how nice the shade was. I thought about how much I liked the people around me and wished we could hang out more often. I wondered if the machine under the pomegranate tree was a tractor or grill. And I wondered if that damned warbler would show up. And eventually it did.......
|Black-throated Blue Warbler gets the tractor ready|
|Yellow-throated Warbler. Photo taken in 2013 at Sweetwater Wetlands|
|That guy hanging out on the bench for as long as we waited for the warbler|
I'd like to thank all the wonderful people behind this post today. I think without each other's support, we'd have given up empty handed. It was a blast and it's fun playing detective with you all. Thank you Linda, Magill(for organizing), Gordon, Nathan and Muriel. You guys rock! It's surprising but the life list is slowly growing. 10 more birds until I reach 600. Who will the next life bird be? Over the next several weeks, we'll meet up with friends Randy, Cindy and Pam. Stay tuned for more....