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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher | Photo by Mary Freeman

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia by Mary Freeman, January 8, 2017. Taken with Canon D40 with a Canon 400mm telephoto lens.

About the Photograph
Nick and I stayed home the weekend of Jan. 8th, taking care of domestic chores (with an impending storm coming to southern California.) We both wanted to get out to bird and visited the Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia. Though it was quiet, a pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were foraging in the willows – chattering to each other. This little bird is aptly named for the male is truly blue-gray!

Mary Freeman