Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Wayward Warbler

This is a mangrove warbler, the first ever sighted in San Diego. These little fellows usually live in in the coastal swamps of Central America, northern South America and the Galapagos Islands. No telling how it got this far north, but he seems none the worse for wear after a long journey. Mangrove warblers live on a diet of spiders and insects, so he shouldn't be missing any meals.

The photograph is courtesy of Chris Mayne, a Southern California wildlife photographer, whose wife, Carole kindly shares his latest work via group emails. Thanks, Chris and Carole!


Barb and Steve said...

Beautiful pictures!

High Desert Diva said...

Love the last shot with the bird looking up at the camera!