A Northern Pintail (Acer acuta) looking very handsome as he swims through some greenery on the water.
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.
Here’s a new boy to the neighbourhood. The weather has been mild so he may be checking out other yards, as they stay pretty close to their feeders this time of the year. He’s a rather stern looking Anna’s Hummingbird male, (Calypte anna) and he’s perched on a Rose of Sharon Bush.
A red shafted male Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) perched in a Rose of Sharon Bush is waiting for his turn at the Suet feeder! We currently have four of these beauties visiting out feeders!
A handsome House Finch male keeping a eye of his surroundings.
A pretty House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) On this cold day he was all puffed up against the cold. In the cold, birds puff up like this so the space between their feathers can be warmed by their body, keeping them warm. Just like a nice down filled coat!
Here’s my little buddy the male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna). Seems he has choosen his Winter perch on our Rose of Sharon bush. He spent the day today going from this perch to the feeder. It’s been cold and windy, and more! It snowed yesterday. He’s definitely a Snow Hummer!