Friday, June 20, 2014

Bushtit

11/17/12 Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus).

These cute and highly acrobatic little birds descend in flocks of 20-30+ at a time to glean insects off of trees and shrubs. They are common, year-round residents here on the property. This little girl (the females have pale eyes, while the males have dark eyes) is perched on the San Gabriel Fremontodendron off of the driveway.

And, please, no snickering over the common name, ok already?

2/20/11 Female on Chaparral Mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus)

2/10/11 Same girl on the Chaparral Mallow.

2/17/14 Female Bushtit.

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