A Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooprii) juvenile, stopped in for lunch today, but all the lunch made a hasty retreat and it went away hungry!
Early this morning a bunch of birds were perched in the branches of our Japanese Maple in our front yard. Here’s one of them, a Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) This bird is a westerner. It ranges from Alaska to Baja. This one is considered a first winter bird. It’s also all puffed up due to the fact that the temperature was Minus 4 C.
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.
Here’s another White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) hiding in it’s ice covered castle!
Well, I don’t know if they are at home with it, but they don’t seem to mind it. This White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) and several like him were busy at the feeders in our yard.
A pretty little first winter White-crowned Sparrow ( Zonotrichia leucophrys) The background colour comes from the sun hitting a Willow tree.
Here’s another denizen of our backyard, a first winter White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) perched on a branch of a Japanese Maple.
A first winter White-crowned Sparrow has this perch in the bushes. Just perfect for taking five in the sunshine.