Posts in: Birds

Today I had to remove a trespassing & bird harassing “Happy Birthday To You” balloon from our mandarin tree and then dispose of it. A birthday card can say as much. 🙄

happy birth balloon stick in a mandarin tree that has ripe oranges on itabout to cut into a trespassing happy Birthday balloon a drip tube cutter cutting deeply into a happy balloon



On today’s walk, there was a very photogenic & easy-going Black Phoebe. This one did not want to leave their tree.


Soggy house finches and house sparrows (maybe a fox sparrow too) sheltering on grape vines from the wind and desperately needed rain.

four or so birds sheltering on a grape vine


My partner in crime sure does know how to cook a golden, juicy bird.

symmetrical golden brown turkey parts


No rest for birds this time of the year. Here’s a Yellow Rumped Warbler (lower right) and Lesser Gold Finch (upper left) in our cultivated native grapes.

Yellow Rumped Warbler (lower right) and Lesser Gold Finch (upper left) in our cultivated native grapes.



Sharp looking (spotted bird?) grasshopper! It was resting in our California buckwheat.



Sunflower seeds ready to be eaten by backyard birds. Bet the scrub jays will cache them all.

sunflower seeds in a dried out sunflower head.