Went for a walk at a "wilderness" park. (It's more wilderness-themed than actual wilderness, though a local conservation group is slowly replacing the "let's put in stuff that looks wilderness-y!" plants with native habitat.)

Saw a ton of birds in one corner, but they were really good at hiding. And even when I managed to catch them on camera, most of my photos came out like this.

Auto-focus? More like oughta-focus.


For the record: lots of juncos, a bunch of what are probably lesser goldfinches but could be warblers, and at least one woodpecker, and I think I caught a glimpse of a bluebird or (more likely this time of year) a California scrub-jay, but I'm not sure.

Plus a few monarchs and a mourning cloak butterfly, none of which paused while I was there.

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