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Big Morongo, S Cal, USA end of April-2 (1 Viewer)

njlarsen

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This was a little bird flitting around and not at all in good light. I feel it must be a Wrentit but this is not the most common bird there - Bushtit is a lot more common. And of course I can be completely off.
Niels

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njlarsen

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Second bird is a hummer that I did not see sitting so only flight images of questionable quality. Thank you in advance for any help.
Niels
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Andy Hurley

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The Hummer looks like it could be a Black-chinned female. Pale throat and chest, little or no reddish in tail, dullish green back. I have zero experience of SoCal, though and may be others could advise better than me.
 

connorco

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The small bird is 100% a bushtit. Wrentit are always going to have a pale eye, and they are structurally very different. It seems like Wrentit are much bigger (at least twice the size) when viewing them in the field just do to how small and thin bushtit are.
 

njlarsen

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Strange thing is that female bushtit should also have pale eye and the images I have all show a dark eye. Bushtit it is.
thanks everyone!
Niels
 

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