A pretty male Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) red shaft, perched on the edge of our bird bath just after he had a drink!
A lovely Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) was busy picking the spilled seed out of the bird bath!
A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the spray from our bird baths solar spray nozzel!
A pretty male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) drops by for a drink at the bird bath. Often overlooked and distained, the House Sparrow is a beautiful little bird with wonderful markings.
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys). Just getting up enough nerve to jump into the bath. It did soon after this shot!
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 White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) having a good splashing time in the bath. It was having so much fun a number of others came over to watch. Then they had baths too!
I haven’t had a Stellar’s for awhile. Here is one of our troop. We have five regulars that visit every day and relieve us of a bag of peanuts. A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) or Scruffy, if you like!
Here’s a special visitor to our birdbath. Listed as Rare in this area, this Western Scrub Jay ( Aphelocoma californica) quite enjoyed its bath! Time for some suet and it was off again. We had it here a couple of time this past summer and I’m very pleased to see it back. Known to hang out around the Aldergrove Athletic Park. We are only a couple of houses from there!
A European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) on the bird bath. These guys are nuts about bathing. They get in and have a great old splash around, then hurry away, wings heavy with water!
A red-shafted Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) female at the birdbath in our garden. She is such a beautiful bird.
To all my friends, I have been under the weather for the past few days and haven’t been posting. I’m hoping the worst is over!
A pair of European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) at the bird bath. These guys love their baths, even in below zero temperatures.
Here’s a little critter who is quite at home in our yard. She’s been around for a few years now. Although she’s black, she’s a grey squirrel. There seems to be more black ones than grey. Here she’s on the bird bath having a drink.
Here’s a couple of juvenile House Finches on the bird bath. They are this years birds and could well be sisters, but there’s lots of them around right now.
Here’s my favourite Dove who has become a regular daily visitor. It enjoys the seed in the feeder and has recently got brave enough to tackle the bird bath. As it drank it pushed the water and cause lots of splashing! I guess that’s why the eyes were partially shut!
Here’s a lovely Stellar’s Jay. Just dropped in to have some seed and a drink at the bird bath. This is a fledgling from this year.
Here’s that bath that I was talking about yesterday! They certainly enjoy their baths!
A pretty White-crowned Sparrow sitting on the edge of our birdbath contemplating having a bath. It eventually did!
Here’s Dad Goldfinch being hounded by two of his fledglings. They just won’t leave him alone! Wherever he went they were right behind
A Black-capped Chickadee
Trying to be somewhat stealthy, I was immediately busted by this
Stellar’s Jay trying to grab a drink at the bird batch
The Pine Siskins gather at the bird bath for a quick splash!