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Bewicks wren taking a dust bath to harass external parasites

House wren peeking out from her nest

She was quick to catch prey for her young ones

House wren

Common Yellowthroat

Anna's hummingbird

Anna's hummingbird

Anna's hummingbird

   

Cedar waxwings visiting our garden

Cedar waxwing

 

Cedar waxwing

in dispute with lesser goldfinch

Cedar waxwing

Bushtits collecting nest material in the garden. Here flannel.

Bushtit collecting collecting spider web

On another day a male bushtit  arrived

A fierce fight between the two bushtits took place

The fight between them continued until the intruder flew away

Female Bushtits gathering at the fountain

 

Lesser Goldfinch, an immature

Bluebirds, juveniles

Bluebird

California Towhee with a snack

 

Spotted Towhee

 

Meadowlark right on  track

Western Meadowlark

 

Meadowlark

 

Yellow-rumped warbler

 

Yellow-rumped warblers. They all went for the turquoise  berries.  Wonder why!

 

Lesser Goldfinch

 

Loggerhead Shrike is a predator though not a raptor. It may catch small rodents and birds and large insects.

 

Loggerhead Shrike

White-crowned Sparrow

 

White-crowned sparrow

White-crowned sparrow, juvenile

White-Crowned Sparrow, juvenile

White- crowned sparrow, juvenile

Golden-crowned sparrow

House finch taking a bath

 

Gossip at the fountain. Young house finches and a titmouse

 

 

House finch family

 

House finch, male

 

 

House finch courtship

 

Chestnut-backed chickadee

 

Ash-throated flycatcher

 

Mockingbird

 

Marsh wren

Black Phoebe

Great-tailed Grackle, male

Grackle, female

Kingfisher, male

Kingfisher, female

 

 Yellow-rumped warbler

Nuthatch  

 

Nuthatch

Titmouse in nest cavity

Titmouse

Robin collecting lunch for his babies

 

Robin

 

 

Red-winged blackbirds

 

Brewers Blackbird

 

B. Blackbird walking along the Pacific Ocean looking for food

Song sparrow at Martinez Shoreline

 

Song sparrow 

Song sparrow  

 

Song sparrow 

 

 

 Lark sparrow

Tree swallow

 

Tree swallow

 

Tree swallow

 

Tree swallow with its own feather

Violet-green swallow

 

Barn swallow

Mourning dove

 

Mourning doves

 

Mourning dove

 

Varied Thrush

 

Acorn woodpecker

 

Acorn woodpeckers

 

Acorn woodpeckers

 

Acorn Woodpecker examining a cavity

 

Nuttall woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Beautiful from any angle

 

Northern flicker, female

 

Downy Woodpecker

 

Downy woodpecker

 

Nuttall woodpecker

 

Nuttall woodpecker feeding her young

 

Young Nuttall woodpecker looking for Mom or Dad

Nuuttall woodpecker feeding his young

 

Nuttall feeding his impatient young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 1999 by Fritz Wilhelm, Zero & One,
Last modified: July 22, 2012