Bienek's Backyard Birds

After bragging about how many birds we have in our backyard and my friends knowing how many pictures I take, I was asked to post some pictures. So here are some birds (55 species) that come around often enough that I have been able to get pictures.

As you might guess, some of the rarer birds pop in when I don't have my camera at my side ... gray Catbird, Barred Owl, Nighthawk, Western Tanager, Yellow Chat, Common Flicker, a Blue Groesbeak, a Rose Breasted Groesbeak (seen only once) and a Goshawk.

I'm not a biologist, so some of the hawk identification is tough. We pretty much have to go by pictures (which can vary quite a bit between books), size, habitat range, tail shape, ... The pidgeon hawk below has wings that are more like a falcon. She is very fast and will fly right into thick brush, and hop through it, hoping to flush the sparrows.

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Baltimore Oriole Male

Bells Vireo

Bluejay

Brown Trasher

Bunting - Indigo

Bunting - Painted Male

Bunting - Painted Male

Bunting - Painted Female

Caracara

Cara Cara feeding

Cardinal Male

Cardinal Female

Cardinal Punk

18 Cardinals

23 Cardinals

Cedar Wax Wing

Cedar Wax Wing

Chickadee

Cowbirds

Dove - Inca

Dove - Mourning

Dove - Whitewing Male

Eastern Kingbird

House Finches

Goldfinches

Goldfinch Male

Purple Finch

Grackle

Harrier

Hawk - Coopers

Hawk - Pidgeon

Hawk - Redtailed

Hawk - Sharp Shinned

Hummingbird - Black Chinned Male

Hummingbird - Black Chinned Female

Black Chinned Hummingbird

Hummingbird - Ruby Throat

Ruby Throat Hummingbird

Hummingbird - Rufus

Mockingbird

Quail with Chicks

Roadrunner

Robin

Rufus Towhee

Scrub Jay

Sparrow - Field

Sparrow - Harris

Sparrow_- House

Sparrow - White Crowned

Starling

Swallows

Tanager - SummerImmature

Tanager - Summer Male

Titmouse

Turkey

Vultures

Warbler - Black and White

Warbler - Nashville

Warbler - Yellow Male

Warbler - Yellow Female

Warbler - Yellow Rumped

Warbler - Yellow Throat

Woodpecker - Golden Fronted Male

Woodpecker - Golden Fronted Female

Woodpecker - Ladder Back Male

Woodpecker - Ladder Back Female

Wren Bewicks

Wren House

Yellow Shafted Northern Flicker

feeder

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