A Red Crossbill ( Loxia curvirostra) came into the yard for a visit today. It was quite pleased with the offerings at the bird feeders, particularily the Blackoil Sunflower seeds.
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 Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) on the rocks edging the grass in our garden.
Here’s a male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) in the Honeysuckle. A moment before he had two other Hummers looking for a showdown! My boy was the successful one in that duel!
Here’s a sure footed Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna), male, standing on the stem of a Crocosmia plant. The Hummers are really enjoying these plants as they come into bloom. Must tast Good!!
A Golden-crowned Sparrow
An American Goldfinch and a couple of his buddies were enjoying the seeds of the Rubecia flowers in our garden!