A lovely female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting on a branch of the Rose of Sharon bush in the rain. I feel much better for the birds now the temperature is back above 0 and the ice is gone!
A little way down our street there is a number of Hawthorne trees, which are full of berries! They have been frozen, but are now thawing out. This has attracted a flock of American Robins (Turdus migratorius) like these two. The female is on the right. We counted about 30 birds. They were eating berries and drinking water from the stream along the curb!
Another pair for today. This time a pair of Purple Finches (Carpodacus purpureus) sitting in a Rose of Sharon bush. The ice is finally gone from the trees in our yard and the temperature was above 0!!
Here’s another White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) hiding in it’s ice covered castle!
Here’s a pretty one who by this coming summer with have a lovely White Crown. A juvenile, first winter White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) on ice, waiting for it’s Kingdom.
Here’s my little friend the Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) sitting on the Icicles in our garden. Brave little fellow for Dec. 31!
Ice is the word today! After a night of freezing rain this American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) seems a little put out by it all! Can’t say I blame him!