It seems our Hummers have been absent for a little while. Maybe off having babies! But, they are back and I’m happy to see them. This is a female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Here in high key is a White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) perched in our front yard Japanese Maple.
A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) perched in a Japanese Maple was singing it’s heart out! A great way to start the day!
A White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) looks to the east as the sun begins it’ climb in the sky
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.
A pair of Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) females perched in a Japanese Maple tree!
A pretty orange morph female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) perches in a Japanese Maple in the rain.
A pair of female House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting on the end of a branch of the Japanese Maple. They were eating the buds off the Maple!
Ice is the word today! After a night of freezing rain this American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) seems a little put out by it all! Can’t say I blame him!
A female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is looking a little forlorn with the first snow of the year a week or so ago!
Here’s another American Robin.
Today, it’s snowing again! This forlorne Robin (Turdus migratorius) was sitting in the Japanese Maple tree in our front yard. It really did look quite lost, sitting there giving off the occasional tweet. Maybe got home a little soon!
A lovely little female House Finch perches on a Shepherd hook in our garden with the lovely fall colours of a Japanese Maple in the background.
I don’t know that a little bird can be any cuter that this one.
A Yellow-rumped Warbler sitting in our Japanese Maple on a rainy fall day!