Favorite Shots for Sunday, June 10, 2007

There were no new species yesterday, but it seemed like every time I glanced at the birdcam there was something interesting going on.

My favorite shot of the day was this one, taken at 1:39 p.m. by spurdin. It shows a female House Sparrow feeding a fledgling:

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Here’s another view of what I assume was the same fledgling, taken by sunbird two minutes later:

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What I assume to be the same fledgling (or maybe its brother or sister; I don’t know my immature House Sparrow gender differences) showed up later in the day by the birdbath; I got these two shots at 3:52:

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There was also a nice, bright male Lesser Goldfinch that put in an appearance at one point. A few users voted for American Goldfinch, and I can understand the sentiment, but no; between the darkish beak, the extent of black on the head, and the dark back he’s pretty clearly a Lesser. We totally could get an American at the feeders someday, and it’s worth checking out all the goldfinches just in case, but no luck this time.

Anyway, I got this shot of him at 4:00:

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And this one at 4:11:

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rookie got this nice shot of him at 4:12:

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Finally, while no one got four species in one shot like noho_bird_club did yesterday, there were a couple of threes, and one almost-three. First was this fuzzy shot, which, if you take the time to study it, reveals a male House Sparrow, a female House Finch, and down low, in the back, a Chestnut-backed Chickadee. It was taken by vireo at 2:56:

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There was also this picture, which I took at 3:40. Something about the way the American Robin was bathing looked absolutely irresistible to the two House Finches watching. After the robin left they jumped in and took their turns.

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There actually was also a Pygmy Nuthatch that flitted in and landed on the left side of the birdbath a couple of times while these others were there. I tried to get a shot each time it did so, but I was always too late; it only stayed a second or two each time. If I could have got that shot it would have made my day. Maybe next time.

Finally, I got this shot at 4:35. It’s only three species, but it’s a lot of individual birds. There’s a Mourning Dove on the left end of the T-bar, four House Finches (I think) on the sunflower seed feeder, and a male House Sparrow and (maybe?) another House Finch in the ball:

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All in all, another fine day of birdcamming. 🙂

2 Responses to “Favorite Shots for Sunday, June 10, 2007”

  1. kryptonkay says:

    I had fun watching the birds Sunday. It seemed like alot of house finches showed up at the feeders. I was mad at myself for taking my picture limit so early in the day. I love that picture at the birdbath with the Robin and two finches watching. The robins expression on his face is priceless. anyway it was a fun day.

  2. vireo says:

    I really like that picture of the house sparrow feeding the fledging. What a

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