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A Glint in His Eye

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A pretty male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) drops by for a drink at the bird bath. Often overlooked and distained, the House Sparrow is a beautiful little bird with wonderful markings.

Scruffy

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This is a Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) that we have nicknamed Scruffy, living up to his name!

Goldie

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Just to break the stream of Hummers, here’s an American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Anna’s

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A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the flowers of the Lucifer Crocosmia.

Friday Hum

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A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the blooms of the Butterfly bush

Rufous

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Here’s today’s Hummer. A female Rufous (Selasphorus rufus) on a flower from the Butterfly bush. This little lady and a Anna’s spent quite a lot of time on this bush today!

A Chance Encounter

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Here’s something I’ve never seen before. Both of these Hummingbirds are very possessive of their territory. But here they are sitting a couple of feet apart in the same bush. The top one is a female Rufous (Selasphorus rufus) and the bottom one is a female Anna’s (Calypte anna.) Needless to say I was quite happy to get them together!