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Forelorne

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Here’s a forelorne little fellow. I think he got left behind by his buddies. He’s the only one that is still around. A sad looking American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Small & Speedy

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A pretty little Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus). One of our smallest birds. These guys weight in at a whopping 5.3 grams. Chickadees tip the scale at 11 grams. These guys drop in for a visit once in awhile. They are very flock oriented. This mornings flock was about 15 birds. They fly in fast hit the suet and are gone again in about 10 seconds flat!

On Pose

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A pretty little first winter White-crowned Sparrow ( Zonotrichia leucophrys) The background colour comes from the sun hitting a Willow tree.

On the Blacktop

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Here’s another Costco Parking lot bird. This rather angry looking guy is a Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus.) What a handle he has! I didn’t realize how much stuff was left by people until I got down to his level!!

Sunday Hummer

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Here’s our little Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) sitting on her favourite winter perch. Close by to the feeders. She looked very pretty today as the sky was a bit lighter and no rain!

Wet

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In order to give the birds some shelter this winter, we left a pile of tree trimmings on the ground. The birds quite like it and it attracks a lot of them like this Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) on a very rainy day!

All Sweetness & Cute

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A pretty little Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla) perched in their favourite bush, the Rose of Sharon Bush. We have around 5 of these guys in the yard at any given time. There was a family raised in one of our Bird Houses this summer. They are real fun to have around!