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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Singing redstart

A few people have expressed interest in seeing and hearing this American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) that appeared on Bodega Head today (7 June 2016).

This isn't a great photo, but it's the best I have under challenging conditions.  You can see the orange patches along the sides and dark gray-black splotches on the face and breast indicating a young male.

I managed a couple of song recordings for the record.  Below are two examples[If you can't see the audio files in your e-mail, click on the title of the post above to go to the web page.]

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