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Hunting the Canes

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A Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicenis) hunting over a winter Raspberry field. Mountains in the background.


Red Crossbill

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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!


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!