Although my favorite bird is the one I'm photographing, I do have a soft spot for the Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya), which is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. Named for Thomas Say, an American naturalist, I find this bird striking in it's gray-brown back, black square tail, and buffy cinnamon below. The colors blend in very well in dry brown fields it frequents.
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The Santa Cruz Bird Club has field trips most Fridays and this week it was to Natural Bridges State Beach. Summer means fog and that's what we had with just about 10 minutes of diffused light around 10 am. This week's photo was of an immature Black Phoebe doing a number on a bee.