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  1. Mallard pair-2

    Mallard pair-2

    Just a slightly different angle.
  2. Mallard pair-1

    Mallard pair-1

    Near the edge of the pond this morning with common goldeneyes in the distance.
  3. Fancy Bird

    Fancy Bird

    Same heron, same day, as this photo. I forgot to upload this one. https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/yellow-crowned-night-heron-display-plumage.660454 He was showing off to another heron, which I assume was a female. Now and then he would dip like this and make a "bwoo" noise. I'm not sure if she...
  4. Hootie


    A Great Horned Owl at sunset. Notice his blood stained talons!
  5. Common Poorwill

    Common Poorwill

  6. Western Screech-Owl

    Western Screech-Owl

    Finally was able to see one at my house!
  7. Cedar Waxwing, Camelot Park.jpg

    Cedar Waxwing, Camelot Park.jpg

    Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
  8. Tufted Titmouse

    Tufted Titmouse

    At Huntington Beach State Park, SC
  9. Field sparrow

    Field sparrow

    The classic field sparrow
  10. Eastern phoebe

    Eastern phoebe

    An eastern phoebe perched on some branches that overtook an abandoned silo.
  11. Wilson's Warbler

    Wilson's Warbler

    These birds will become common in willow thickets in our area next month but this was the first of the season for us. This is an adult male showing an extensive shiny black cap. However some females also have a black cap in West Coast populations. We know this one was a male primarily because it...
  12. RX10_Mar27_Coopers_Hawk_#5.jpg


    Juvenile female Cooper's Hawk
  13. Pied-billed Grebe

    Pied-billed Grebe

    Part bird, part submarine, The Latin genus name for “grebe” means “feet at the buttocks”—an apt description for these birds, whose feet are indeed located near their rear ends
  14. Common Yellowthroat!

    Common Yellowthroat!

    These burst out of some reeds near the shore and started hoping around on lilly pads, then diapered again into the reeds. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/320419721
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    I had purple finches show up this year, they are very rare here! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/300239461#_ga=2.185220205.573571894.1615994683-1338034976.1615994683
  16. Black-chinned Hummingbird!!!

    Black-chinned Hummingbird!!!

    The first hummers of the year arrived today! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/320399351#_ga=2.179427680.573571894.1615994683-1338034976.1615994683
  17. 3 Townsend's Warbler

    3 Townsend's Warbler

    Not a good photo, but certainly weird to have 3 right next to eachother
  18. Little Blue Heron

    Little Blue Heron

    Right next to the tricolor from yesterday at Huntington Beach State Park, SC.
  19. Long-horned Bee, BCA, Bryan.jpg

    Long-horned Bee, BCA, Bryan.jpg

    Long-horned Bee (Melissodes sp.: Apidae) Nectaring Gayfeather (Liatris punctata: Asteraceae)
  20. Blue-winged Teals (male, female) Anauaca NWR.jpg

    Blue-winged Teals (male, female) Anauaca NWR.jpg

    Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) male and female.
  21. Woodsman at work (SF)

    Woodsman at work (SF)

    Making quick work of this tree.
  22. Ruddy Duck

    Ruddy Duck

    This male Ruddy Duck was displaying in fine color showing its stunning blue bill. The crown feathers are raised periodically forming satanic looking "horns" while the tail is raised and the neck inflated. Unlike most ducks in which the males are dull in mid-summer and brightly colored in...
  23. Coming into color

    Coming into color

    Male,American Goldfinch Breeding time is upon us ;)
  24. Red-Shouldered Hawk-1

    Red-Shouldered Hawk-1

    Same hawk circling and calling out to mate up higher above.
  25. Sandhill Crane-1

    Sandhill Crane-1

    Couple of backyard grazers from yesterday morning. They started strutting back towards the marsh in syncopation.