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Two Northern Flickers October 10, 2017

Northern Flicker feeding young ones  photo credit: internet

I spotted 2 Northern Flickers in our garden this morning.  Exciting to have them reappear after an absence of a few months.

 

A Big Black Bird On My Deck May 4, 2017

Filed under: Apple Blossoms,Bird Identification,Birds,Crows,Ravens — Janet @ 3:21 pm

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It’s misty this morning but the crow or raven is clearly visible!  Kind of scary.

IMG_3098  view from another window – the apple blossoms are just lovely

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Colorful Birds February 23, 2017

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds — Janet @ 10:41 pm

red-headed-finch  A bird like this has been perched on a branch next door for about 5 minutes. I wonder if it’s a house finch.   A relatively plain finch has stayed steadfastly nearby.  I wonder if they are “friends”.   Sometimes I wish I had a telephoto lens.

 

Where Is The Robin? February 7, 2017

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds,Colours,Spring — Janet @ 12:02 am

robin-from-naturalist-notebook  photo credit: The Naturalists Notebook

img_2311  View from my kitchen window Feb. 4

 

Little Brown Birds January 2, 2017

Filed under: Bird Food,Bird Identification,Birds,Cats,Katerina,Squirrels — Janet @ 6:12 pm

I love the little brown birds that come and go from my deck.  They remind me of Kenya and the many trips we made to the game park near Nairobi.  I had a friend who would say “just another little brown job” – disappointing when we were on the lookout for something a bit rarer.

img_2089  Katerina waiting for a “catch”

 

img_2121  nothing

 

img_2126  nothing

 

img_2114  just the ubiquitous squirrel(s)

 

 

Bird Sightings October 6, 2016

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds — Janet @ 8:14 pm

The Steller Jays and a Northern Flicker visited my deck just now – noontime Seattle.  Steller%27s_Jay_b57-3-076_l_1              220px-Northern_Flicker from wikipedia

(pictures from Wikipedia)

 

It’s A Baby Flicker! September 23, 2016

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds,Northern Flicker — Janet @ 9:29 pm

A baby Flicker on the neighbor’s roof.  Too small and too distant for a photo but spotted with the aid of the binoculars.  Exciting.