Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
At first I thought this juvenile was a White-crowned Sparrow, but the bit of yellow at the front of the eye makes me think it is a White-throated Sparrow.
As soon as the rain stopped, the birds came into the garden - young robins, sparrows, juncos and our resident grouse family.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
I think this is an immature Red-breasted Sapsucker. Sapsuckers are medium-sized woodpeckers. They drill holes in trees which they use as "wells" to obtain sap and insects.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I counted eight grouse taking advantage of a sunny afternoon to do some feather maintenance. They made shallow depressions in the dry soil and rolled around covering themselves with the dust, probably to get rid of mites.