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August Birds – Summer Birds and a Nest!

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Our August 2011 List

House Finches
Lesser Goldfinches- in the sunflowers and birch trees
White-Breasted Nuthatch
Oak Titmouse
Mourning Doves
California Towhee
American Robins
Steller’s Jay
Western Scrub Jay
Acorn Woodpecker
Great Horned Owl
Anna’s Hummingbird
House Sparrows
Canada Goose
American Crow
Turkey Vultures
Red-tail Hawk
Black-headed Grosbeak
California Quail
American Ravens – what huge birds with big pointy beaks!
Mallard ducks at the lake
Osprey – heard it but did not see it (Yosemite)
Snowy egret – out and about

Our list is pretty much the same as it was last month…summer birds. I am guessing that this month we will begin to see a change in the birds we have visiting our feeders. I think this is the most interesting aspect of keeping a monthly list…it brings into focus the cycle of birds and they rhythm of the seasons.

Now our exciting bird story!

Lesser Goldfinch Nest

We were able to observe a Lesser goldfinch sitting on a nest in the bushes at my dad’s house. Mama was sitting on the eggs but when I came a little too close with the camera she flew away to a near-by branch. My dad says that there were two little birds that hatched. He has a whole flock of goldfinches in his garden so it doesn’t surprise me that he had a nest this year.

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3 thoughts on “August Birds – Summer Birds and a Nest!

  1. Love the nest! How exciting to get so close! And I also love the new look of your banner. Beautiful and welcoming. Thanks for all you do for us.

  2. The blog is going to be a work in progress this week as I go to a whole new design. Exciting!

  3. Well, Barb, again you have a great list- and acorn woodpecker? We have about 4 speices of woodpeckers around here. You are motivating me for a drive across country, just to bird! Thanks for linking.

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