The other day I posted about ospreys and vultures that I saw flying over my yard this past weekend. Now these photos are of the smaller birds that visit us every day.
Above is a Northern Flicker. See the red mark on its face? That means it is a male.
A Spotted Towhee . . . → Read More and See Photos: Backyard Birds of the More Common Varieties
Friday was glorious (weatherwise), so obviously I had to hike down to the river and check out the Great Blue Heron rookery. It had been pretty quiet lately and I was hoping to see a little more activity. I was not disappointed! Herons were constantly flying over my head, crossing the side channel of . . . → Read More and See Photos: More Heron Nest Building
We are going through another stretch of cloudy days with light rain coming and going. Though it does make our walnut tree look a bit more mysterious, it also makes taking photos of birds difficult.
This is a Steller’s Jay in the walnut tree- without sunlight it is tough to see its bright . . . → Read More and See Photos: Steller’s Jay in Color and B/W
If you visit this blog on any kind of regular basis you know that I enjoy hiking through my neighborhood and down to the Willamette River below our house. We live on the edge of a woodland that borders this major Oregonian river, so even though we live in an urban area we get to . . . → Read More and See Photos: Neighborhood Birds with a Twist
WARNING – Photo below that some might find unpleasant!!!
Steller’s Jays are one of the easiest birds to identify in the West. Their black head and crest with blue bodies are obvious. This one is foraging in my backyard. It might be a juvenile since its crest doesn’t look quite as big as most . . . → Read More and See Photos: Steller’s Jay With a Meal