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Healdsburg, Sonoma Co. California 7-26-2020 (1 Viewer)

I am not sure if this bird is a Wrentit or a Bushtit. It has a light eye. There was only one or two of these birds in the brush eating the seedheads.


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I think Bushtit. Head feathers are molting, making the bill look bigger. Wrentit has a longer tail, more brownish tones, and it would be quite unusual to pose vertically like this - they almost always are horizontal in posture and have their tail cocked up.
Thanks everyone. I looked through all the pictures I took of this bird and it never raised it's tail. I think it is the bushtit. That was very helpful. I have corrected my ebird list. :)

I appreciate your help. Diane

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