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Bath Time

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A European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) on the bird bath. These guys are nuts about bathing. They get in and have a great old splash around, then hurry away, wings heavy with water!

Spence

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A change for today.  Spencer, the Bassett Hound is a strong believer in the adage that one has to stop and smell the flowers.  If fact, he stops and smells everything!

Corn, Anyone!

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A male Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) on a fence post.

In For Millet

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A Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) drops into our yard from a nearby Cedar tree to enjoy the Millet that we put out for the birds. He’s a very handsome fellow!

Rufous

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This sweet little female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) likes to stop at our rain chain for a drink of water and a little rest.

I’m Proud

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A male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

Puffed

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An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) stands on the edge of the bird bath, all puffed up against the cold