This pretty little Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) is sitting on a shephards hook in our garden. It’s all puffed up against the cold. Letting those feathers do there job, keeping it warm!
Here’s my little buddy the male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna). Seems he has choosen his Winter perch on our Rose of Sharon bush. He spent the day today going from this perch to the feeder. It’s been cold and windy, and more! It snowed yesterday. He’s definitely a Snow Hummer!
Today we had another visit from the Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) Today it came in close and sat on the perch for our feeders. No free lunch today!
Here’s the Alpha male in our yard! He guards his territory well. Had just chased an opposer away. A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna), with his bright goret shining in the sun.
A Sharp-shinned Hawk, dropped in at lunchtime and thankfully scared all the little birds away. I’m happy to see it but don’t want it using our feeders as a buffet! No luck this time buddy!
A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) takes off from where it was perched in the Honeysuckle bush, A colourful Maple tree provides the background.
…Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) that is!