Today at 4:30 the Dusky Warbler came out into the open for a few seconds to provide some photo opportunities.
The colored field marks vary depending on shade or light from a brownish to a gray/green color. The legs and beak can appear orangish in strong light, or dark in the shadows; the vent has a ochre tint; the supercilllium appears movable with distinct feathering; the sub oculareye arc is evident in muted light.
Coyote Point Park is located in Burlingame, off of Hgwy 101 in San Mateo Co, and the bird is favoring a freshwater marsh of Phramites and ventures out to feed in a weedy area next to a side trail down from a levee path. Park in the southern marina parking lot and walk south to a white pumphouse, where a pepper tree grows, and around here begin listening for chirp notes. Thanks to Logan Kahle and Bob Toleno for finding this October wonder, and all the reporters thus far- keep 'em coming.
Mark Rauzon Oakland