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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bushtit pic showing her yellow eyes

I took this pic of one of the Bushtits that I saw on the Canon City Riverwalk today (I also had a small flock in my yard but they were gone before I could get my camera). I've pushed the enlargement on the bottom pic so the quality is suffering but it is easy to see the yellow eye of this bird, a characteristic of adult female birds (males have brown eyes).

Note the small brownish "mask" on it's face. This is characteristic of the subspecies, P. m. plumbeus, that is found in the interior of the western U.S. including Colorado. SeEtta


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