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Stretch

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An Anna’s Hummingbird
(Calypte anna) enjoys a stretch of his wings, just before taking off .


Bright and Shiny

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A proud male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) in the Rose of Sharon Bush


They’re Back

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The Dark-eyed Juncos ( Junco hyemalis) back! They go north for the Summer and then return here for the Winter.


On Watch

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A female House FInch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting in the Rose of Sharon Bush. She was keeping a sharp eye on something out there!


Scruffy

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Here’s another shot of our old friend Scruffy the Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) It was in fine form today!  Just raring for peanuts.  It puts up quite a fuss when ignored!


Fun in the Bath

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Two European/Common Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) enjoy a bath on a warm Summer morning. The water was clear when they started!


My Buddy

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Here’s my buddy, we nickname it Scruffy! It’s a Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) and it’s sitting on the edge of a small fountain in our garden. It’s about 5 feet away from me and giving me the eye!