A pretty male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
A male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sits high in a Cedar tree, keeping an eye on things around him!
Here’s an Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) all decked out in his fancy colours! It’s that time of the year!
I hadn’t seen my Hummers for a week or so, but they both showed up today. This is the male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) flashing his colours!
This male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting in a tangle of branches seems to be giving me the stink eye! Don’t blame him, I’d be miserable sitting out in the pouring rain too!
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!
Here’s the Alpha male in our yard! He guards his territory well. Had just chased an opposer away. A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna), with his bright goret shining in the sun.
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!
A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) perched on a branch in the HoneySuckles. He has just been enjoying their fines nectar! This is a young bird. His goret is filling in nicely. He’s been with us all summer!
An Immature male Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) flew in a couple of days ago. He is still looking quite confused as to what he’s supposed to do. Usually when he flies in, the little bird fly away and leave him to guess at his next move. He’ll soon catch on!
A male Black-headed Grosbeak ( Pheucticus melanocephalus) contemplating, well, me!
A young male Anna’s Hummingbird on the Crocosmia. He is just getting the colour on his goret! Here he looks so intense!
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 Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) at rest on a twig from the Liliac tree.
An Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) male on a Honeysuckle vine in our yard. Sandwich, add one leaf, one hummer, one leaf!
A Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) here perched in a flowering bush, resplendant in his shiny Spring plumage.
A pretty male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) in a tangle of branches of a Rose of Sharon bush. I love to give these birds lots of attention. They are so common that I think they are overlooked. Much to pretty to be overlooked!
A single Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus). They usually stay together in flocks buzzing with activity. This is a Pacific morph and in his Sping colours is probably looking for a mate.