Monday, March 7, 2016

Ovenbird Day at Frontera

Not many birders at Frontera. Only 4 vehicles in the parking lot. Weeks ago the overflow parking was used and some vans held a dozen anxious birders. But there were a few new to the area looking for the Blue Bunting.  The wind blew strong from the beginning of the day with a heavy cloud cover. We thought our chances of seeing one of the rare birds were good.  But it was to be a Ovenbird Day. I had been looking for great shots of this lovely bird for weeks. It is a secretive warbler that moves quickly on the forest floor. 

                            Long-billed Thrasher (similar behavior & coloring but huge)

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