A female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is looking a little forlorn with the first snow of the year a week or so ago!
A female Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) sitting on the top of a fence near the feeder.
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!
This pretty little Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) is sitting on a shephards hook in our garden. It’s all puffed up against the cold. Letting those feathers do there job, keeping it warm!
The cars zoom in and the cars zoom out. People walk by underneath, close. None of this family of Brewer’s Blackbirds (Euphagus cyanocephalus) seem to care at all. In the parking lot of Costco in Abbotsford there are a number of these trees. Almost each has some birds in it! Must be an old habitat for them!
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.
A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) takes off from where it was perched in the Honeysuckle bush, A colourful Maple tree provides the background.