A Northern Pintail (Acer acuta) looking very handsome as he swims through some greenery on the water.
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 pretty orange morph female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) perches in a Japanese Maple in the rain.
Here’s my fearless male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna). He’s braved the wind and rain and snow and ice and is still with us.
…to photography! There’s always that branch or that powerline or whatever, in the way. This beauty was quite a ways away from me, and I used full zoom on my P900 and didn’t see the branch. If I would I would have moved down a wee bit and maybe got rid of the branch. Anyway, here’s a beautiful Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in all it’s splendor!
Yesterday, this fine fellow showed up in our yard. It’s a lifer for me and I was quite happy to see this Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea). It was here again today and spent most of the day here. Seeing it’s usaully a flock bird, I’m thinking this one got blown of track with the weather.
A little way down our street there is a number of Hawthorne trees, which are full of berries! They have been frozen, but are now thawing out. This has attracted a flock of American Robins (Turdus migratorius) like these two. The female is on the right. We counted about 30 birds. They were eating berries and drinking water from the stream along the curb!