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!
A Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) kicking around in the snow looking for seed.
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!
A Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) picking Millet seed thrown from the feeder above.
A Purple Finch (
) perched in a big Cedar tree, with the Sun shining through.
A very pretty Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
A male Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
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!
A Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla) hunting for bugs under the bark of a branch
A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
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!
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!
A flight of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) flying into the sun
A growing flock of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) that are feeding in a field near where we live.
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.
A pretty Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) waiting it’s turn at the feeder.
A Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) perched on the branch of a Maple tree
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!
A pair of House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) perch on the branch of a bush in the rain.
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 male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) in it’s fine Autumn attire.
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!