Canyon Wren- Catherpes mexicanus
by Bryce W. Robinson
I went to a reliable spot for Rosy-Finch today in hopes of getting some footage of the birds returning to roost. I won’t go into great detail, because I still want to get the footage and share the peculiar behavior of the flock. I was unable to get any decent video of the Black Rosy-Finch I saw there, but I was able to get some decent clips of a very interactive Canyon Wren.
This clip is very short, but I had to share it anyway. I’ll be back to visit this critter again soon to film some more, and make another try at the Rosy-Finch. Until then, this will have to do.
My husband, Jesse, and I drove out to Discovery Park in hopes of seeing the Rosy Finches (which we did thanks to the help of all you other birders out there!) but the highlight of the day for me was seeing and hearing the Canyon Wren – a lifer for us. Watching it interact with you up on the hillside, seeing it through Jay’s scope in the stunning late afternoon sunlight, and getting my own long-distance photo was really exciting. We enjoyed seeing your video clip, and it was good to meet all of you.
It was great to meet you as well! I’m glad you were able to get good looks at the bird. It sure was cooperative. Hope to see you around again soon.