Monday, May 04, 2009

Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans

Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans, San Diego, California. This little cutie came up and landed on my railing while I was studying for finals on the patio. He might have been attracted by all that expensive nyjer seed that's slipping out of the finch sock... He came, looked at me, I snapped some pictures and he left, not stopping to eat.

I finally found an ID in the National Geographic Birds of Western North America! I highly recommend it for you West Coast birders. It is arranged roughly by body type/bird section and has these really cool tabs like the old phone books used to have for quick access. Better yet, it was on sale when I bought it (Borders)...grin.


MartininBroda said...

Good luck for the finals.

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Sorry I missed your email yesterday. It's a western bird so I would've had to think outside the eastern box! Glad you figured it out.