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Some More Backyard Birds to Share

We have had an abundance of birds in our yard for the past few weeks. Part of the reason is my new birdfeeder station in our front yard but mostly because it seems to be that time of year.

I grabbed my son’s camera the other day and took quite a few photos of just a small fraction of the variety of birds right in our yard.

Western Scrub Jay with an Acorn
There are always lots of Western scrub jays in our yard. This one found an acorn snack.

Northern Mockingbird
This is the best I could get of the Northern mockingbird in our front tree.

Western Bluebird
There have been quite a few Western bluebirds hanging around this week. I was able to snap a good photo of this pretty little bird.

Nuttall's Woodpecker- Female
There is a pair of Nuttall’s woodpeckers that are frequently on the utility pole across the street from our house. This seems to be the female…the male has red on his head.

Western Scrub Jay in the Rocks
This Western scrub jay was poking around in the rocks. I think he was trying to find some acorns or walnuts that he stashed but I was able to catch him holding still for a few seconds so I could capture his beautiful blue feathers.

Stay tuned because I am sure I will have some more to share soon. We spend time watching birds everyday and it is always fun to share.

5 thoughts on “Some More Backyard Birds to Share

  1. Great pics! So fun to see birds from the other side of the country. Except for the mockingbird, we don’t get any of those birds here. I’ve been bad about refilling our bird feeder lately, you’ve inspired me to get back to it.

  2. Thanks for sharing! They are beautiful.

  3. Our balcony birds are always the same: Great Tits and Blue Tits. When it is really cold a few city pigeons try to get our balcony-food, but we make them leave. Same for crows. (These birds are naughty enough to pick food from the pedestrian zones and park visitors). It would be great to have some exotic birds. However, since that isn’t the case, we enjoy our birds getting tamer by the year.
    Here they are:

    http://web.mac.com/kuitenbrouwer/Paula_Kuitenbrouwer/My_Art_Gallery/Entries/2010/9/14_Soon_they_knock_on_your_window.html

    Your bird have more colours!

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