Feathers on Friday – Northern Flicker

For Feathers on Friday – I found a Flicker picture from a couple of days ago, he was singing on a cloudy grey day, Flicker Feathers on Friday 😉

Springtime flicker in a tall tree
Springtime flicker in a tall tree

Other Feathers on Friday blogs:

Prairie Birder

Bird Boy

The Cats and the Birds

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Wilson’s Warbler, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Dark-Eyed Juncos & White Crowned Sparrow

I woke up thinking “I’ll take a walk today around the block and see what’s visiting today…” so I did…

This might be the final Wilson's Warbler I'll see this year since migration has slowed and its been a number of days since I saw the last one...
This might be the final Wilson’s Warbler I’ll see this year since migration has slowed and its been a number of days since I saw the last one…
Peek-A-Boo - what amazing camouflage! This is a male Wilson's Warbler
Peek-A-Boo – what amazing camouflage! Male Wilson’s Warbler
A noisy crow making a racket beside my house... lol
A noisy crow making a racket beside my house… lol
Handsome Red-Breasted Nuthatch on the top branch of a tall evergreen
Handsome Red-Breasted Nuthatch on the top branch of a tall evergreen
Red-breasted Nuthatch, he found one of his hidden seeds - they are so clever.
Red-breasted Nuthatch, he found one of his hidden seeds – they are so clever.

I’m walking through the treed area now …

Is that a Dark-eyed Junco I spy?
Is that a Dark-eyed Junco I spy?

I think Dark-Eyed Juncos are SO beautiful… the contrast of their colors and eyes… quite stunning and yet – also – cute!

Soft little Dark-Eyed Junco on the tree
Soft little Dark-Eyed Junco on the tree
Pretty Dark Eyed Junco foraging under the trees
Pretty Dark Eyed Junco foraging under the trees
Handsome Dark-Eyed Junco
Handsome Dark-Eyed Junco
Dark-Eyed Junco hunting on the pavement
Dark-Eyed Junco hunting on the pavement

And one last bird for today’s walk…

White Crowned Sparrow (female) foraging in the grass
White Crowned Sparrow (female) foraging in the grass

Another enjoyable birdy day :) Until tomorrow…

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White Crowned Sparrows, Blue Jay & Finches

This has been a great month for birding in my yard! This week I saw this beauty of a Blue Jay in one of my trees – the color just grabs me, I love blue!

Blue Jay
Blue Jay

Here is a lifer for me, a white crowned sparrow (male) was poking around in the shrubs with the house sparrows looking for seeds. The white caught my eye – and I’m glad it did! Another one for the yard list!

White Crowned Sparrow
White Crowned Sparrow
White Crowned Sparrow
White Crowned Sparrow

I never tire of the beautiful house finches, and I’m especially attracted to the orange ones, and I love the rain!

Orange House Finch (male)
Orange House Finch (male)
Orange House Finch (male)
Orange House Finch (male)

A couple of days after spotting the male White Crowned Sparrow in my shrubs – I saw this pretty gal in my grass – new bird for me = happy day!

White Crowned Sparrow (female)
White Crowned Sparrow (female)

Until Next Time!

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Afternoon peek into the yard… sneaky woodpecker

Quick pic of the globe feeder today
Quick pic of the globe feeder today
Flexible waxwing with an itch..
Flexible waxwing with an itch..
Downy Woodpecker: "I'm pretty sure this is not a woodpecker feeder port"
Downy Woodpecker: “I’m pretty sure this is not a woodpecker feeder port”
Downy Woodpecker: "Nom Nom Nom"
Downy Woodpecker: “Nom Nom Nom”
Downy Woodpecker: "Hey, food is food!"
Downy Woodpecker: “Hey, food is food!”
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Breakfast with the baby birds and a visit from two others :)

This morning in the yard,… the main action was in the chokecherry tree where juvenile sparrows and waxwings were having breakfast.

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Sparrow eating a cherry

I saw a pretty European Starling way way up in a tree and managed to take a decent photo considering the distance between us.
European Starling

Good morning waxy!

This is one of my favourite photos…
Juvenile waxwing having breakfast

A new sighting in my yard this morning- a bird caught my eye and I couldn’t instantly recognize it. She was flying from tree to tree up high but the light color helped me to keep an eye on her until I could get a lock on her with my camera. It was a dark-eyed junco but I’ve never seen one in these lovely pastel colours before! One more for the yard list!

Dark-eyed Junco - so pretty!

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