Posts Tagged ‘Backyard Birding’

American Goldfinch ~ Carduelis tristis

July 19th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
This was the Spring of the American Goldfinch at my feeder! Wow… nothing like looking out the kitchen window just 24 inches away from the feeder and seeing this gorgeous ...

Gray Catbird ~ Genus Dumetella

July 19th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
I’m so fortunate to have had the Camera handy at this moment. The Gray Catbird is a member of the Thrasher family but the only one of this monotypic  genus; A neotropical migrant ...

White-crowned Sparrow ~ Western gambelii

June 6th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
The White-crowned Sparrow (Male here) has 3 well defined subspecies – i’m pretty sure it’s a gambelii because of the Wide center crown strip. They were fascinating while they were  ...

Common Raven

April 5th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Common Raven  [Corvus corvax] our largest Corvid. i’m very fortunate to have a pair this last couple of years. I was leary of feeding them at first – not wanting to ...

Northern Flicker – Golden Yellow

March 6th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Northern Flicker and a perfect example of ‘Introgressant’ … where by the combination of Yellow and Red are very mixed especially in the variations about the head region. The Yellow ...

Red Breasted Nuthatch – kewl little bird indeed

March 6th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
lucky pic of the Red Breasted Nuthatch in ‘take-off’ mode – what a determined kewl look he has … i do have one pic of a baby from this last ...

Red Breasted Nuthatch at my feeder

March 6th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
get a look at those nails ! (really fingers) on this male Red Breasted Nuthatch.  It appears he has a piece of raw peanut in it’s tiny bill. He may ...

Cedar Waxwing – look’n at ya

March 5th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
What a fun day this was – lots of different species come for the water dish. i hope to have running water someday. It has really boosted my bird species ...

Cedar Waxwing one of the prettiest of all birds

March 5th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
i’m hoping a male Cedar Waxwing visits – in fact i’m hoping a giant flock lands in my birding sanctuary that’d be way kewl. They are one of the latest ...

Cedar Waxwing at the year round Water Dish

March 5th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
This appears to be a female Cedar Waxwing…the Eye Stripe ends at the eye whereas the black liner goes beyond the eye of the Male. Enjoying some water in my birding ...
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