Saturday, March 21, 2009

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas, Tijuana Estuary Preserve. I found this little warbler hopping in and out of the spiny leaves of a beautiful blooming Yucca. Perhaps it was looking for nectar or perhaps eating the bugs that are attracted to the stunning display of yucca flowers. Either way, it hopped through those leaves with dexterity and ease. It always amazes me how wild animals do that. The dog, on the other hand, very inelegantly managed to get a cactus hand stuck in his fur which was very difficult to pull out.

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