Re: Eastern Phoebe - Dana Point Headlands

Ryan Winkleman

I apologize, upon receiving additional photos this was actually a Say's Phoebe. The single photo that I initially received appeared to show a distinctively black head and bright white chin with muddled underparts, but on additional photos these features were absent and the bird was very clearly the same bird and very clearly a Say's Phoebe.

Hopefully nobody spent a great deal of time looking for this bird. A good reminder to all, including those of us on the reviewing end of things, that identifying rare birds from a single photo can sometimes not end well...

Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita

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