Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Winter's Tail

To commemorate the first day of Winter, I thought I would share images of a few of the birds who visited my backyard yesterday. All are regular daily visitors this time of year.

Downy Woodpecker
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Oregon Junco
Oak Titmouse
Bewick's Wren
Western Scrub Jay

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Avocet Abundance

If you love American Avocets, now is the time to visit the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm seeing them in large numbers in just about every marsh area I visit. I love their long, thin, upturned bills and their elegant black, white and gray winter plumage. Here are some images to enjoy.