Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Asilomar - Pacific Grove, CA.

I spent a long weekend at Asilomar Conference Center at a scrapbooking get-together with a couple dozen other women, all friends. It was fantastic! Thx to Susan, who organizes this retreat every year -- this was our 10th year! Asilomar is right on the northern California coast so we also spent some time walking on the beach. The weather was absolutely gorgeous; warm and sunny. Unusual for this time of year! Needless to say we soaked it up.
On one of our walks between our scrapbooking workroom and the dining hall we spotted this interesting bird. At first I thought it was an American goldfinch, but looking closer we could see it wasn't. Still not sure what it is....I've looked through all my bird identification books and can't find one that totally matches this little guy. It has some characteristics of the Common Yellowthroat, Lesser Goldfinch, as well as American Goldfinches, even Orioles.....I just don't know. If any of you can identify this bird, please let me know!

1 comment:

Susan said...

My best guess, after searching The Sibley Guide to Birds, is that he's a adult male Townsend's Warbler in his winter range. Check out page 438.