This bird is called a Wrentit because it has characteristics found in both wrens and titmice. For instance, it often perches like this with its long tail held high, just as wrens do. It’s not related to either wrens or titmice, however, and the American Ornithologists’ Union puts it in its own family. The Wrentit is found along the West Coast from the Columbia River on the north to the deserts of Baja California on the south. Its inland range stops at the western mountains. This photo was taken at the Simpson Reef Overlook.