03 Oct This Is Not a Buick
This is not a Buick
This is not a Buick, It’s a Bird.
By looking at the photo, you can tell that this is not a Buick. It’s a bird.
It’s a Bewick’s Wren.
The Bewick’s Wren is a shy bird that spends most of its time hidden.
So I was surprised when a Bewick’s Wren hopped out from under a large cactus while I was out taking photos.
Then it kept hopping toward me until it was about 3-feet (1-m) away.
Since this was inside the minimum focusing distance for my lens, I asked the bird to fly to a branch about 18-ft (6-m) away with clear sky in the background. And to be helpful, I pointed toward a likely branch.
Just for the record, I was especially polite, as one might be when speaking to a small bird.
I can report that when a Bewick’s Wren laughs hysterically, it makes a sound that you won’t find in any program on bird calls.
Then the bird flew back under the cactus.
I was, however, able to take the above photo on another photo outing.
Learn more about birds in Orange County, CA, at: Sea & Sage Audubon Society
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