Nature Through My Lens


Pretty in Purple


A Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) This little guy is a male and he is this years fledgling. See the baby mouth!

Deep in Thought


This high key image is off a Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) on the branch of an Empress tree in our yard.

Big Bill


A Red-shafted Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) yelling at her mate near the Suet feeder. He was hogging the whole thing!



Here’s a Grey Grey Squirrel.  We don’t see many of these guys anymore, as the Blacks are taking over the gene pool.  This guy is soaking wet with the rain, but it doesn’t seem to bother him much.  He has a good supply of seeds to keep his energy up!

Sad in the Rain


Here’s another LBJ (little brown job) all puffed up against the cold wet weather.  This time a Pine Siskin, looks quite displeased with the whole issue.  Never mind, it’s getting warmer later this week!

I See You


A female House Finch.  This little bird in this years fledgling.  Despite the weather she seems to be doing quite well.  One can tell the age by the beak.  See the yellow at the back of the beak?  That’s from when she was a baby and she use to open her beak very wide so Mum would feed her!

Against the Cold


This male American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) perched in the bushes all puffed up against the cold and rain.