2017

1374 Hutton’s Vireo

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Neary Lagoon
Santa Cruz, CA
November 1, 2017

If I’m correct on this ID, this is a lifer sighting for me. I had difficulty deciding what category to place a Vireo in. I read that it could be similar to a Warbler, but then I read it is more similar to a Shrike. I chose Warbler since I have Shrikes under Birds of Prey.

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1371 Wood Duck

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Neary Lagoon
Santa Cruz, CA
November 1, 2017

These guys were deep in the bushes, just above the water. I adjusted the photo as well as I could. There was a lot of shadow to deal with, but the end product isn’t that bad.