I also spotted a distant bird on a wire across the street. This one is less confusing (I think) because it's on the official California Checklist and the ABA Checklist.
|Red-crowned Parrot Range Map|
InfoNatura: Animals and Ecosystems of Latin America [web application]. 2007. Version 5.0 . Arlington, Virginia (USA): NatureServe. Available: http://www.natureserve.org/infonatura. (Accessed: March 25, 2012 ).
Did I mention the weather cleared up later in the day for my wedding on the beach? Sunday was windy and rainy, so we lucked out! It couldn't have been more perfect, and I couldn't be happier. And no, I wasn't looking at birds during the ceremony! I didn't even take my bins, but you better believe I'll be out there this week! Stay tuned...