This message should have been rejected based on lack of signature
alone, but it also violates the new rule about only posting about
birds with statewide importance. The bird, a Black Phoebe, is nearly
impossible to miss in much of the state.
At 02:19 PM 6/13/2009, Stephen M.H. Braitman wrote:
>Hello folks. I've got another newbie query for you. Two young birds
>showed up in my backyard yesterday. At least, they seemed like young
>'uns to me, with bit of down still showing. I've uploaded three
>pictures in the Photo archives on Yahoo. Are these young California
>Brown Towhees? Or something else? I did not see any adult Towhees
>around at the time, though we have many in the Terra Linda area of
>San Rafael. Peterson is not much help in identifying immature birds
>except for gulls. What's the consensus out there? Thanks!
Steve Sosensky <steve at sosensky dot com>
Aliso Viejo CA