Sunday, December 21, 2014

Solstice Birds

Birds seen today and yesterday at my father's. (Yes, I'm on vacation, hence the sparse posting...) A nice selection!

A Carolina chickadee
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A mockingbird who lives in this holly bush
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A Carolina wren
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There are two wrens - here's one on the Christmas basket
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A red-bellied woodpecker
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A female Eastern bluebird
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A hermit thrush
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The yard was swarming with finches. Here is a pair of house finches
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A male house finch (red) and a juvenile, probably male, goldfinch
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A female house finch (the big one) and a juvenile goldfinch
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Three goldfinches, two adults and a streaky juvenile
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A handsome American goldfinch
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And a very nice juvenile American goldfinch
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Here's the female rufous-sided towhee. The male was around but I couldn't get even a halfway decent shot of him.
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Here's a brown thrasher
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And here he is with breakfast
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A visitor from Canada - a white-throated sparrow
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A male house finch
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A tiny female downy woodpecker
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Another winter visitor, a darkeyed junco
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A very handsome male American goldfinch
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Redbird! (the northern cardinal)
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A Carolina wren
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A redbellied woodpecker
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A song sparrow
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A tufted titmouse
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A northern (yellow-shafted) flicker
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And a small, plump yellow-bellied sapsucker
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2 Comments:

At 1:26 PM, December 27, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Will you be participating in the annual year-end bird census (officially or otherwise)?

 
At 9:55 PM, December 27, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I will. It's easy - all you need to devote is 15 minutes!

 

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