Monday, January 28, 2013

Sharp-shinned or Coopers Hawk?

This morning as I was getting a cup of coffee, I looked out the window and saw a beautiful hawk sitting on top of the bird feeders (yellow arrow).  I ran to get my camera and as I took my one and only picture, if flew off down the hill.  You can see the tail of the bird in the lower left hand corner of the picture.  I'm not sure if it was a Sharp-shinned or Coopers Hawk.  Either way the day was off to an exciting start.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Bird Feeder

I have a new bird feeder and with anything new, the birds are slow to start eating from it.  What's really interesting there are several birds that are eating at the feeder but not at the same time and they all eat from the same perch.  Here are a couple of White-crowned Sparrows.

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow
 A few house finches are starting to come to the new feeder.  It's filled with a mixture to premium finch seed and safflower seeds.
House Finch 

It was a rainy day and you can see the rain drops on the new feeder.  Here are some other birds that  I photographed the same day.

California Towhee
Anna's Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
The lessor Goldfinches are camouflaged by the leaves in the trees.

 Lesser Goldfinch
 Lesser Goldfinch