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2012-03-11 Torrey Pines Gnatcatchers

California Gnatcatcher at Torrey Pines State Park. San Diego County, California.

California Gnatcatchers are listed as threatened due to habitat loss. It has been their bad fortune to depend on a few locations lusted after by developers eager to make a buck by scraping out a flat spot and sticking on a building to house some rich fool, or to build a shopping mall to sell goods to more rich fools. Despite these pressures, these birds still hang on to life, even if only for a while longer. Efforts to protect these small birds have frustrated land rapists since 1993 when they were listed as threatened by United States Fish and Wildlife.

I found this bird at Torrey Pines Beach.

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