Backyard Birds

We feed and encourage as many feathered friends and beneficial insects in our backyard as possible, and it often pays off with great views for us.  Most of these are regular visitors along with a few others who aren’t shown.

Anna’s Hummingbird

Northern Flicker

House Finch

House Sparrows and Mourning Dove

Dark-eyed Junco

Varied Thrush

But today, we had a somewhat rare visitor.  This is a Sharp-shinned Hawk.  This photo was taken about 15 feet from our slider door.  It is here to eat the buffet of other birds that enjoy the feeders we set out.  And although it’s a joy to see it, hopefully it will move on soon so we can see some other birds again.

UPDATE:  The Sharp-shinned Hawk got its lunch!

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