Photos copyright © 2010-2014 Kat Avila
Bird videos copyright © 2013-2014 Kat Avila
Locations: Southern California
Cameras: Canon SD780 IS (2010-2012), Canon SX210 IS (2013), Canon SX280 HS (2014)
Ash-throated Flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens, TYRANT FLYCATCHER FAMILY
ash-throated flycatcher
fluffy back of head
RSM
2013.4.14
ash-throated flycatcher
RSM
2013.4.14
ash-throated flycatcher
RSM
2013.4.14
ash-throated flycatcher
RSM
2013.4.14
ash-throated flycatcher
RSM
2013.4.14
ash-throated flycatcher
another view of fluffy crest
RSM
2013.4.14
ash-throated flycatcher
RSM
2013.4.14
ash-throated flycatcher
RSM
2013.4.14
Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans, TYRANT FLYCATCHER FAMILY: These small birds are usually not this approachable, but this phoebe was more concerned with another phoebe it was battling. This bird is easy to identify by its bobbing tail. They perch on statues or upright twigs to scan the area for flying insects to feed on: "Pheeb-pheeb-pheeb!"  video of phoebe cheeping
black phoebe
UCI
black phoebe
UCI
black phoebe
Slap…
UCI
black phoebe
…up…
UCI
black phoebe
…up.
UCI
black phoebe
UCI
2010.5.21
black phoebe
UCI
2012.3.27
black phoebe
Fairhaven Memorial Park
2013.3.24
black phoebe
nesting in the creek sand
to cool off
Aliso Creek
2013.6.13
This black phoebe was being territorial and hung around, instead of flying off like they usually do. Its tail was doing a characteristic slapping.
black phoebe
Mason Regional Park
2011.10.20
black phoebe
So cute!
Mason Regional Park
2011.10.20
black phoebe
Keeping an eye on me.
Mason Regional Park
2011.10.20
black phoebe
Mason Regional Park
2011.10.200
black phoebe
Mason Regional Park
2011.10.20
Cassin's Kingbird, Tyrannus vociferans, TYRANT FLYCATCHER FAMILY
Cassin's kingbird
Aliso and Wood Canyons
2013.6.20
Say's Phoebe, Sayornis saya, TYRANT FLYCATCHER FAMILY, song video, Bell View Caspers, 2013.4.27
Say's phoebe
RSM
2013.4.14
Say's phoebe
RSM
2013.4.14
Say's phoebe
RSM
2013.4.14
Say's phoebe
RSM
2013.4.14