Tuesday

Oysters and Calliopes

This is just a short post about two bird species that I saw for the first time. I'm excited about this as it means two more to high-lite in my bird book. More than that, it's two more beautiful animals that I've seen in my life in the wild. The first bird is the American Oystercatcher and the second is a male Calliope Hummingbird. The Oystercatcher was pocking around some rocks with two Black Oystercatchers and was spotted by my friend, I had dismissed it as another Black one. The Calliope was singing in a tree looking very cute. I was able to distinguish it from an Anna's by its white cheek stripes and the throat feathers which he was puffing away from his neck with each call.

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