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Thomas Knudson

Kyburz Flat, Sierra County, CA, United States


This is one of perhaps two dozen Townsend’s Solitaires that dropped by every afternoon at a remote mountain spring in the northern Sierra Nevada in CA for a drink. The drought eliminated most other water sources, so the spring was a good place to see them. They were very wary but I got a few shots of this one before it dropped down to the spring for a drink. The birds feed on juniper berries in the surrounding mixed conifer forest. Fall, 2014.

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Category: Eyecatchers

Watching And Waiting (for A Drink)

A Townsend's Solitaire watches for signs of danger before dropping to the ground for a drink at a mountain spring in northern California.

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