The redwing blackbirds have found the feeders again. Groups come over and push the finches and swallows aside. They’ve also figured out that unlike the little guys, they don’t have to get inside this feeder to get to the seeds.
Walked by a front hallway window and spotted this Oregon Junco in the Sentinel Pine by the front porch. Quickly grabbed the camera (thankfully on tripod nearby) and was pleased he (she?) was still sitting pretty when I got back.
A beautifully marked white-crowned sparrow sits perched on the red-tip waiting for a turn at the feeders. Finally a bird that sat still long enough for me to get the focus set properly!
I was walking in our back hallway earlier and spotted a lady northern flicker woodpecker sitting on the ice in our pond having a drink, so I ran and got my camera and tripod to share it with you.
After she had her fill, she shuggled up to the rocks for a nap.
As summer gives way to autumn, the mornings are getting a little chilly. This leads to puffed up birds at the bird feeders. I liked the contemplative look on this one’s face.
This is not my best photo by a long shot, but the fact a bird decided to fly in just as I was snapping the picture was too cool not to share!
While sitting on our porch my husband spotted a bird fly into a sentinel pine right by the house. He got up and noticed it was on a nest. We decided it was a mother robin.
It’s hot, so the open beak is part of heat regulation (common for birds). A bit later I noticed she had left so I went to the upper deck to see what I could see. I spied three “robin’s blue” eggs! Hard to get the camera in for that, but here are two of them (okay, part of two of them):
This is likely their last brood of the season, and I’d like to know how we missed the first one (or two)?????
Anyway, we’ll be keeping an eye out!
Okay, actually where I live I do have sunshine an awful lot of the time. But this guy? He takes it with him wherever he goes.
I wondered why the feeders were getting empty so rapidly. Then I saw this guy.
Just a white-crowned sparrow enjoying some thistle.