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Bushtit

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A male Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) flew in with all his buddies to the Suet feeder, but decided to wait until it was less busy for his turn!


Hunting the Canes

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A Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicenis) hunting over a winter Raspberry field. Mountains in the background.


Varied Thrush

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A Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) kicking around in the snow looking for seed.


Red Crossbill

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Here’s another rare visitor, to our garden anyway, a female Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) sitting on a branch just about one of our Sunflower seed feeders!


Picking Seed

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A Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) picking Millet seed thrown from the feeder above.


Purple Finch

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A Purple Finch (

) perched in a big Cedar tree, with the Sun shining through.


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Dark Eyed Junco

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Teal on Ice

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A pair of Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) have a bit of a struggle on the very thin ice, falling through a couple of times!


All My Ducks in a Row

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Here’s Eight Mallards (Anas platyrhychos), four pair, four male, four females. All were asleep with their heads down. Something made a noise and all the males popped up. Females weren’t bothered and kept sleeping! Who has their priorities right!


Song Sparrow

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A very pretty Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)


Spotted Towhee

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A male Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)


Winter Hummer

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This bright little lady, an Anna’s Hummingbird ( Calypte anna) is a regular visitor to our sheltered feeders! Her mate is around here too! Hardy little birds in the cold!


Bug Hunt

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A Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla) hunting for bugs under the bark of a branch


A Pose

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A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)


Old Peg

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Here’s a fine European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in it’s winter coat of colours. Only problem is that it only has one leg! But that hasn’t seemed to slow it down at all!


Lunchtime

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A Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooprii) juvenile, stopped in for lunch today, but all the lunch made a hasty retreat and it went away hungry!


Fish for Lunch Too

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Here’s another Eagle shot. This one an immature Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) with a lovely dead Salmon for lunch. This guy will be White by next year. You can just see the white coming in around it’s bill, which will also turn colour as it ages!


Canada’s

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A flight of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) flying into the sun


The Flock

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A growing flock of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) that are feeding in a field near where we live.


Slate-coloured

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A Slate-coloured Junco, (Junco hyemalis) stands out from the Oregon Dark-eyed Junco, by it’s colour. But is in fact the same species.


Waiting

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A pretty Golden-crowned Sparrow ¬†(Zonotrichia atricapilla)¬†waiting it’s turn at the feeder.


Elegance

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A Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) perched on the branch of a Maple tree


Busted

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Here’s me getting busted by this lovely female Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) sitting on the fence with the SalmonBerry Bush. I haven’t seen her this season, but she showed up today and I’m happy! So will her mate I guess!


In the Rain

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A pair of House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) perch on the branch of a bush in the rain.