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Male House Finch

Male House Finch

 

Male House Finch

House finches are rarely seen walking on the ground.  They are known for their hopping abilities, they will place both feet together and hop from location to location. Read all about the  house finch.

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Visitor From Heaven

Visitor From Heaven Red Cardinal Wildlife Photography Notecard

Visitor From Heaven
Vistor From Heaven

It is said when a red cardinal appears in your yard it is a visitor from heaven.
Male Red Cardinal at Feeder

I certainly hope so, I’m missing a few of my loved ones lately.

 

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Bullies of the Bird Feeder

Bullies of the bird feeder

Bullies of the Bird Feeder

Blue Jays are most certainly bullies of the bird feeder.  I still love ’em anyway!




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Common Flicker

Common Flicker - Northern Flicker

Common Flicker

Common Flicker birds are fun to watch searching for insects in trees and lawns.
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Black Throated Gray Warbler

Black Throated Gray Warbler

Black Throated Gray Warbler

I fully understand how this warbler gets the black-throated part of its name, but where does the gray coloring come in?  That part always confused me because I generally did not see the back of the bird right away.
Black Throated Gray Warbler
The back has a light gray striking coloring, instead of white. Thus the “gray” part of its name.

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Belted Kingfischer

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfischer

I told a gentleman that I follow on Instagram last month I never see Belted Kingfisher on my walks with wildlife in mind. Never say never, because you will certainly be proven wrong.

Adult Male Belted Kingfisher

This male Belted Kingfisher was just sitting over one of the little streams on my walk along Bairds Creek.  I sat and watched him for a period of time hoping he was going to come back with a fresh catch.  I think he was a little bummed out about the winter flurries coming down again, as I am.

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Adult Male Belted Kngfisher in Flight

No such luck with fishing pictures of the male Belted Kingfisher today, he just flew off after watching him for ten minutes.

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Downy Woodpecker

Downy woodpeckers are the smallest of North America's woodpeckers but there are many smaller species elsewhere, especially the piculets. The total length of the species ranges from 14 to 18 cm (5.5 to 7.1 in) and the wingspan from 25 to 31 cm (9.8 to 12.2 in). They love to eat suet from feeders in the winter. This little guy is currently winter feeding - eating my homemade suet. Enjoy little guy!

Downy Woodpecker

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Downy woodpeckers are the smallest of North America’s woodpeckers but there are many smaller species elsewhere, especially the piculets.




The total length of the species ranges from 14 to 18 cm (5.5 to 7.1 in) and the wingspan from 25 to 31 cm (9.8 to 12.2 in). They love to eat suet from feeders in the winter. This little guy is currently winter feeding – eating my homemade suet. Enjoy little guy!

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Red Bellied Woodpecker

Red Bellied Woodpecker

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