Thursday, October 18, 2018

Welcome Back #4

One White-throated Sparrow returned.  It nibbles the breakfast with House Sparrows, Song Sparrows, and Golden-crowned Sparrows.  They accept one another without a fight.

He is very careful.

"I stop by here for a few weeks during the fall and spring."

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Welcome Back #3

When the weather gets cold, this little bird stops over too.

"Hi, I am Ruby-crowned Kinglet.  I like this suet in winter."

"Yum, yum."

Friday, October 5, 2018

Welcome Back #2

 The blueberry bushes are changing their color.  Several Golden-crowned Sparrows showed up here as the morning air became chilly.

"We are back!"

"Look at these red leaves.  Autumn is in the air."

Friday, September 28, 2018

Welcome Back

In the fall, hawks return to town.  Since the new neighbor does not turn on the greenhouse light during the night, a Red-tailed Hawk returned to a nearby Sycamore Tree.

"It is safe again here."

"I am off for breakfast."

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fall Scene #2

At the wetland nearby, the wild flowers are now changing into dry seeds.   American Goldfinches love to feed on those.

No more Yellow Warblers visited my backyard this summer (less trees around in town), but at the wetland, I finally saw one before it took off to the south.

Today's big catch by Great Blue Heron:

"Too big to swallow.  It takes a while to eat."

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Fall Scene

A fall scene from the nearby wetland.  Some leaves are already red.

A Great Blue Heron overlooking the dried up reservoir.

Several ducks were eating their breakfast in the morning sun.

A female Mallard: "It's nice in the sun."

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A Big Catch

Several juvenile Scrub-jays came around this summer.  The other day one of them hopped onto the neighbor's hedge suddenly.  What is he doing?

"What am I doing?"

"Here it is!  A big bug."