A very pretty Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) in the bushes in our backyard.
A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) on a brach of the Butterfly bush.
A Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) busy fishing off the White Rock pier.
A male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) in it’s fine Autumn attire.
A Common Loon (Gavia immer) enjoying a bit of fish for lunch.
The female on the left. A pair of Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) off the pier in White Rock.
A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri). Like most Corvids these birds are very intelligent and curious. Nothing goes unnoticed in the yard. Something new will be checked out within minutes! I was about 2 meters from this one!
A pretty male Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) red shaft, perched on the edge of our bird bath just after he had a drink!
A lovely Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) was busy picking the spilled seed out of the bird bath!
An Anna’s Hummingbird
(Calypte anna) enjoys a stretch of his wings, just before taking off .
A proud male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) in the Rose of Sharon Bush
The Dark-eyed Juncos ( Junco hyemalis) back! They go north for the Summer and then return here for the Winter.
A male Anna’s Hummingbird Calypte anna) taking advantage of the last of the quickly fading Rose of Sharon flowers.
A House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) eating the petals of a Rose of Sharon flower!
An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) perches on a branch of the Rose of Sharon bush. It was quite windy today and I think the birds were feeling the cold.
A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) takes advantage of a downpour and has a bath in the rain.
A most handsome male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) perched on the top rail of a fence.
This morning we had about 80 Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) in the Corn stubble field across the road from us. This is part of that group. The forground vegetation is Blackberry bushes. This is the only thing separating the geese from our street. Mind you it is about 7 feet high! A bunch of Crows were also in on the feast.
A female House FInch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting in the Rose of Sharon Bush. She was keeping a sharp eye on something out there!
A male American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) in his fall and winter colours. He just finished have a good preen and is thinking quite well of himself! Showing a white spot on his forehead I think he has a bit of Leucism.
… I can hadly stand it! A juvenile female House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) wondering about it’s lot in life! We have had a bunch of these guys around lately.
A pretty female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
I can just read this little Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna) mind as she comes into this Rose of Sharon flower. Delicious!
A pair of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) The adult male on the right and the fledgling getting fed a chunk of Suet.