Friday, August 10, 2012

A long time coming

We haven't posted in quite a while but here are a few photos from the last couple of months. Recently, and for the first time in our yard, we have had Western Screech-Owls and Eurasian Collared Doves! We are very excited to have these two new additions to the yard!
2 Western Screech-Owls in our Mountain Ash!
Another shot of the owls.
A Juvenile Band-Tailed Pigeon. You can tell it's a juvenile by the lack of a white collar around the back of the neck.
The Eurasian Collared Doves have been daily visitors for weeks now. It's great to see them and a first for our yard!
More Eurasian Collared Dove pics.
During the really hot weather (near 100 degrees) the doves would lay out on the tray and spread their wings. We assume that they were tryng to cool off.
The first photo we ever got of the Eurasian Collared Dove in a neighbors tree.
A juvenile Black-Capped Chickadee. We, luckily, have many nesting in our area.
A Red-shafted/Yellow-shafted Flicker. You can tell that it's a hybrid by the red coloration on the back of the neck.
A Red-Tailed Hawk on our street. It seems to be carrying a juvenile crow.
A Sharp-shinned Hawk on our fence. It was hot and he seemed to be trying to cool down a bit.
Another photo of him.
Such a gorgeous bird!
More shots of the Western Screech-Owl.
He landed on one of our bird houses in the backyard. It is so cool to see them so close to us.
A very curious owl.
They come to the yard, every night, between 9:30pm and 9:45 pm. They definitely own a clock or a very small wrist watch.

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