Thursday, May 22, 2008

Some recent backyard birds...

This selection of photos represents what has been visiting our backyard since around the beginning of May.

White-crowned Sparrow :





White-throated Sparrow :



Chipping Sparrow :



Lincoln's Sparrow :



Swainson's Thrush :



Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Finally a Male visited the yard :




House Finch :

Male


Female


Purple Finch. You can compare the difference in plumage to the House Finch :

Male


Female

11 comments:

kjpweb said...

Backyards are great - so close by and so often overlooked. And you did great!
In fact so great that you're up for an award, since you're one of the blogs making my day! It's waiting for you at my site!
Cheers, Klaus

Nick S said...

Thanks Klaus ! I shall humbly collect my award right now :-)

Rocky M said...

Beautiful birds and great shots Nick.Makes me wish I had a backyard.:)

Rocky

The Birdlady said...

Well, two great minds...etc. Klaus beat me to it, but you have a message on my blog as well.

Nick S said...

Thanks to you both ! Having a yard really is a treat sometimes. As well, as being a re-treat :-)

Bird Girl said...

Wonderful images, as always!

John Theberge said...

Another great collection of photographs. I really like the way the red leaves surrounding the grosbeak compliments the red breast on the bird.

Nick S said...

Thanks guys. Yes, the Red leaves on our Apple Tree were a bit of a bonus :-)

Stacey Huston said...

You sure do know your birds.. great job once again Nick.. thanks for sharing

Nick S said...

Thanks Stacey :-) I've been studying the local species for a few years now.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I wish these kind of birds visited my yard - anything other than sparrows and hummingbirds would really make my day.

Beautiful photos!