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  1. abraxas

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    Not sure what in the heck this is; maybe a Townsend's Warbler?

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    I think the plant may be a catclaw acacia as far as I can tell.

    Whatever- Joshua Tree National Park- Great morning to sit on a rock.
     
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    Nice Bokeh ... you handled the back lighting well. I would have exposed for the bird's face (maybe a wren ... I think a wabler in the wren family?) and completely blow out the blossoms and much of the background.

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    I keep going around with the id on this. Probably a house finch (they're very common in the area). The beak is sort of thick and dull for a warbler. My Sibley and NatGeo guides either need bigger illustrations or I need a smaller face.

    I don't know how some of the TPF'rs do it. I find shooting birds frustrating.
     
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    abraxes,

    Your bird is a Verdin. Neat shot of a bird just doing its thing.
     
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    Thanks. It seems to fit the profile I have: http://digital-desert.com/wildlife-birds/verdin.html

    Was having problems trying to id what turned out to be a goshawk last week; Guess I just don't have the knack, yet.
     
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    All in the same family, wrens, warblers, verdins are all passerines.
     
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    I don't think I'll ever get it- Maybe I can try going by taste?
     

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