Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Bewick's Wren

Bewick's Wren
Bewick's Wren. Fallbrook, California. May 4, 2014. Greg Gillson.
I haven't done a lot of bird photography lately. Here's a juvenile Bewick's Wren near Fallbrook that I managed a few weeks ago.

How do I know it's a juvenile? The fleshy yellow corners of the mouth (the "gape"). The inside mouth linings on many young birds are bright orange or yellow, making a target for the parents to "insert food here" into the little beggar's mouth.