Lesser Goldfinches- in the sunflowers and birch trees
Western Scrub Jay
Great Horned Owl
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!
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!”
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.
The blog is going to be a work in progress this week as I go to a whole new design. Exciting!
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.