On a few different days during the last couple of weeks, I could hear this bird singing, and I tried to find it for a photograph, but it was hidden deep within the shrubs. Today I decided to record it instead. Can you identify it from the song?
2julyA by nhbh
Here's another short example:
2JulyB by nhbh
And one more longer clip. The male sings twice here, once at about 2 seconds and again at about 16 seconds. [The chip note in the background is a Brewer's Blackbird.]
2JulyC by nhbh
This is a Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas). The song is sometimes written out as "wich-i-ty wich-i-ty wich-i-ty." I'll continue to work on getting a photograph. In the meantime, if you'd like to see a picture, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides a nice one here.
Common Yellowthroats are one of three species of warblers that nest on Bodega Head. Can you think of the other two? (The answer is directly below!)
Answer: The other two species of warblers that nest on Bodega Head are Wilson's Warbler and Orange-crowned Warbler.