Marbled Godwits, Long-billed Curlew and a Willet
We had an invasion of young European Starlings in our yard this week. They went for the Century Plants which are in bloom. They only bloom once very 100 years. It was a foggy day but I think the photos turned out well enough to show you the fun they were having.
My first Photograph of an Adult Spotted Sandpiper – with SPOTS! :O)
A 1st for me – Hooded Oriole – adult male. A spring migrant, but the very first time one has come into my yard and then landed on our century plant making it an easy shot for me. As I was walking out the back gate to go for a short walk with camera in hand – there he was! I started shaking I was so excited but was lucky enough to get off this shot before he took off!
Willets – I always see them huddled up closely together when they are ready to rest and nap. Too cute.
The House Sparrow prefers to nest in manmade structures such as eaves or walls of buildings, street lights, and nest boxes instead of in natural nest sites such as holes in trees. (allaboutbirds.org)
Beedie Bird Photo: so the Baby Dark-eyed Juncos left the nest a couple of days ago. Now they are hopping and fluttering around the community garden like chicks out of control trying out their new wings. While Dad, Mr. Mom, catches little bugs and tries as hard as he can to catch up with them to feed’em.