Monday, July 7, 2014

Legumes and Plumes

The weekend was filled with summery visuals. A few below. Haircot vert coming on strong in the garden, and this special bird (a victim of a glossy window pane). It took the help of a few friends to finally identify it. Drumroll.....

Seiurus aurocapilla 
Of the warbler family. Named for its nest shape, reminiscent of an old-school outdoor oven. A sweet little creature to study and admire. Gladly, we learned populations are holding strong despite the loss of their closed-canopy habitat. 

Viva adaptation!