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!
Here’s me getting busted by this lovely female Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) sitting on the fence with the SalmonBerry Bush. I haven’t seen her this season, but she showed up today and I’m happy! So will her mate I guess!
Here’s a female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) deep in the Butterfly bush. As she sat here she would casually reach over and have a drink from the nearby blooms!!
A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) shinning bright in the morning sun!
A female Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
An female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) having a bath in the bubbler on our garden fountain. A near impossible shot, I had to shoot through the stairs of our deck! This is definitely a first for us!
A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) female. I’m glad to see this female around. She been away. Maybe now the male, her mate, will quite banging on our chimney!
Two pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhychos) Probably the most familiar duck in the world. They are litterally everywhere and do pretty well everywhere they go.
A pretty orange morph female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) perches in a Japanese Maple in the rain.
A lovely female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting on a branch of the Rose of Sharon bush in the rain. I feel much better for the birds now the temperature is back above 0 and the ice is gone!
A lovely little female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) perched in our Rose of Sharon Bush.
This female House FInch (Carpodacus mexicanus) has picked almost the highest branch of this Maple tree to perch and have a look around.
A female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is looking a little forlorn with the first snow of the year a week or so ago!
A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) at one of our feeders. The Hummers were quite active today. Don’t know if it’s because of the final passing of our last storm or a forerunner to our next storm coming in!
Another shot of the Hummer series. A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) catches the sun as she sits on a branch of our Butterfly bush.
A female Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) afloat in a pond covered in reflections from the surrounding trees and undergrowth!
I love reflections!
A pretty female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) checking out the bud of a Crocosmia flower. I’ve noticed that the bird punctures the bud to get it’s bill right inside the flower.
To all my friends, I apologize for not being in touch, posting and replying to comments. I’ve been under the weather for a week. I hope the worst is over. Thank you for your indulgence!
An Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) female, taking five on the vine of a Honeysuckle in our yard.
This sweet little female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) likes to stop at our rain chain for a drink of water and a little rest.
Caught in a setting ray of the sun, a female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) She’s standing on our birdbath surrounded by Columbine flowers.
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 precious jewel of nature. A female Rufous Hummingbird.
A female fledgling House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) has had a busy day. Just new to this world she’s learning how to get around. But, all the activicty has worn her out and she has a little rest in a Hawthorne bush. That big thorn will definitely stop her from tipping to the right!
We have had a pair of Black-headed Grosbeaks (Pheucticus melanocephalus) in our backyard area for the past number of years. This week they returned and I’m happy to see them.