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.