In the Summer I don't see much bird life around here. Perhaps it is me, I don't like the heat and hide inside much of the time. Now that the weather is cool, I'm outside and the birds are here, like old friends they have come to keep me company. Here are some birds I have seen on my walks over the last week
The Spotted Towhee is not uncommon. What is uncommon is to get a good shot. Ground feeders, they are often seen in the shade and they scurry under some brush when I come near. This one was catching some sun after a day of rain.
His cousin, the California Towhee
I've shown you the Acorn Woodpecker, here is another woodpecker that frequents my community, the Northern Flicker.
Phoebes are flycatchers, they can often be seen hawking bugs out of the air. This one is a Says Phoebe, we also see the Black Phoebe on our walks.
Our numerous wetland areas offer a different variety of birds. There are plenty of mallards, coots and Canada geese, but others are around as well.
It is not unusual to see an egret, either hunting in the grasslands or by a pond. The cormorant has it's favorite snag, often this location is too backlit for a good shot.
See more of our wonderful world at Our World, Tuesday; hosted for us by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy
See more birds at World Bird, Wednesday, hosted by Springman.