Thursday, February 26, 2009

Brown-Headed Cowbird

Brown-headed cowbirds are pretty cool when they're alone.

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But too often they come in like a mob of thugs, knocking all the other birds out.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Female Cardinal Swooping In.

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We like the in-flight shots.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Female Red-Winged Blackbird

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This one is a guess.
And you're probably asking..
"Where's the red on the wings?"
nope, not on the female.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Savannah Sparrow

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I'm pretty sure this is a Savannah Sparrow, based on its striped chest. If it was a little closer, we could tell for sure, by seeing some yellow in its eyebrows.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Male Red Bellied Woodpecker

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This guy is pretty happy because he just grabbed a nut from the feeder.

You can tell the male from the female because the red on the head extends all the way back. Also notice the red on his belly.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Grackle

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

European Starling

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These are two pictures that were taken back to back. I merged them to show off the cool speckled feathers of the Starling.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Foreboding Shadow

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Here's a shadow of something
waiting by the feeders
on the railing above.

Squirrel? Cat?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Brown-Headed NutHatch

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These guys bore a small holder in my railing. They fly down to the feeder, grab a seed, place it into the holder, then peck it open. This is a movie. Click the image to play it.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tufted Titmouse

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Darlene thinks these guys look like Ryan Seacrest.
But I think they look more like Sleestaks.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Male Towhee

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Dark-eyed Junco

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