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In the Maple

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Early this morning a bunch of birds were perched in the branches of our Japanese Maple in our front yard. Here’s one of them, a Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) This bird is a westerner. It ranges from Alaska to Baja. This one is considered a first winter bird.  It’s also all puffed up due to the fact that the temperature was Minus 4 C.

Two Mallards

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Here’s an archive shot from a couple of years back that I’ve always liked!  A pair of Mallard drakes, Anas platyrhychos.

Cold

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A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) sits atop the bush pile all puffed up trying to keep warm in the snow and Minus degree temperature.

Stellar’s Jay

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A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)

Winter Hummer

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I hadn’t seen my Hummers for a week or so, but they both showed up today. This is the male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) flashing his colours!

Up to It’s Knees

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Here’s a White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) up to it’s knees in last nights snow. That’s assuming it has knees, which it doesn’t!

Sitting Pretty

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A White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) perched on the top of our Cedar hedge.