Monday, March 18, 2013
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 9, 2013. A week ago Saturday, an unusual bid caught my eye on the Red Car Property. I had never seen a bird with its large size & shape in the Red Car Property neighborhood in 23 years. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 9, 2013. At about 10 inches tall, the bird stood out perched high in the branches of a California Black Walnut Tree on the slope above the historic landmark Red Car Viaduct footings. Now, I'm not a bird fan, I prefer raptors. That's how out of the ordinary this bird was that it got my attention.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 9, 2013. In addition to the spotted feathers on its chest & abdomen, large black bib on its chest, it had yellowish feathers under its tail & wings. It even showed the back of its head to ensure I got photos from all angles.
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