A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) sits atop the bush pile all puffed up trying to keep warm in the snow and Minus degree temperature.
A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
I hadn’t seen my Hummers for a week or so, but they both showed up today. This is the male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) flashing his colours!
Here’s a White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) up to it’s knees in last nights snow. That’s assuming it has knees, which it doesn’t!
A White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) perched on the top of our Cedar hedge.
The other day, we bought a new feeder. It is proving to be very popular with the birds and has be very busy. Here a pair of male House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). The one on the left is the normal colour and the one on the right is an Orange morph.
In a tangle of branches this Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) seems to have an interest in something nearby.
A pair of House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) perced on a branch of the Empress tree.
A Pacific Northwest Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) singing from atop a brush pile.
Here’s a cute little Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) in the bush. I have never seen one alone before. I guess this one got seperated from his flock. It flitted around this bush, calling and calling. It finally settled here and looked quite glum in the rain. It wasn’t long before it’s family flew in and they were united!
A pair of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) appear to be on the lookout for something.
A pair of Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) females perched in a Japanese Maple tree!
A quite lovely Eurasian-collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) watching the feeder from a low branch of a Cedar tree.
Here’s one of our smallest birds, a Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus.) It’s size even comes out in it’s scientific name! They travel in a group. Today we got about 8 at the suet feeder. They don’t stay long, only a minute and then they are gone! To me they look like the original angry bird!
Here’s my buddy, the Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus). It almost got lucky this lunchtime, but went away empty taloned! It’s nothing if not determined!
A mature White-crowned Sparrow ( Zonotrichia leucophrys). A very photogenic bird!
This male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting in a tangle of branches seems to be giving me the stink eye! Don’t blame him, I’d be miserable sitting out in the pouring rain too!
We were blessed with another gloomy, wet day, with lots of rain, sometimes with some snow mixed in. Didn’t seem to bother the birds. They were very active at out feeders. Here’s a pair of White-crowned Sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys) on the mossy wet branches of our Rose of Sharon.
It seems as January progresses we have been enveloped in the gloomies. Natural light has been non-existant, almost! Here’s a dreamy version of a Red Shafted Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) high in the Maple tree.
Here’s one from the critter cam! A black morph Grey Squirrel! She is a daily visitor to our feeders where we always make sure that there’s some peanuts out for her. Three of her offspring also come over and it becomes quite entertaining watching them chase each other around the yard! Check out those claws! If you look close you can see our house reflected in her eyes!
Here’s a regular visitor to our feeders. These guys really like our Suet. This one is a Intergrade Northern Flicker Yellow Shafted (Colaptes auratus)
Here’s a new boy to the neighbourhood. The weather has been mild so he may be checking out other yards, as they stay pretty close to their feeders this time of the year. He’s a rather stern looking Anna’s Hummingbird male, (Calypte anna) and he’s perched on a Rose of Sharon Bush.
A pretty orange morph female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) perches in a Japanese Maple in the rain.
Sitting on the roof of a birdhouse is a Northwest Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)