I've talked about these Red Shouldered Hawks before, but over the weekend I walked to their nest and took these photos. They were collecting sticks and strips of palm frond and adding them to it. This nest isn't exactly in my backyard, but it's less than a block away.
I don't really know what this is. I use Cornell's site but I just can't figure this one out.
This is a mocking bird near a nest in a deciduous magnolia tree. I love their joyful song.
I was lucky to notice a hummingbird building a nest in a redwood tree. We also saw one taking a bath at our fountain. It hovered splashing in the stream of water several times while we all watched and laughed.
Here is a cedar waxwing. Sometimes a group will sleep in our magnolia tree. In the morning they all take off together, gather into larger groups and feed at fruit trees all day long.
Here is a Western Bluebird I saw at the golf course on my Saturday walk.
And here is a European Starling I saw near the Bluebird.
We also saw Scrub Jays, Robins, Varied Thrush, Woodpeckers, and Flickers in our yard. If we walk to the school/park/golf course, we see Seagulls, Geese, Mallards, and Coots. Over in the Target parking lot we see Pigeons and Blackbirds. I think next year I'm actually going to participate in the Great American Backyard Bird Count.