Nature Through My Lens

Birds

Mother & Son

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A female Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) and her fledgling son come into the Suet feeder for supper. She was really loading him up!  The Mother is the one on the left!


Feed Me

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Here’s a parent European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) feeding a fledgling Starling a grub. Now it may just be me, but I see a definite face on the grub! Oh My, here I go Mum!!


Intent

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A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) intent on a peanut which is on the ground just off to my side.


Ready for My Bath

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White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys).  Just getting up enough nerve to jump into the bath.  It did soon after this shot!


Dark Eyes

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A Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)


In the Wind

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Here’s a Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) having a bad hair day, thanks to the wind! It’s sitting in our Empress tree. The brown objects are flower buds which have been on the tree all winter and will soon bloom in lovely purple flowers!


Proud Pose

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A White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) perched on the top branch of a Jasmine bush in our backyard. We have had these guys in the yard all winter. In the last week or so their crowns have changed from a first winter brown to the adult white and black! They are all still here, at least 10 of them and they are all proud as punch