Monday, October 28, 2013

Hot Diggity, Number 99

On my walk Saturday - where I got totally taken up by the wonderful fall weather while exploring the river - I spotted our 99th bird species.  I didn't know at the time it was 99, that had to wait till I looked at the photos when I got home.

This Savannah Sparrow was with a mixed flock of other sparrows and juncos with a few bluebirds in the mix.

In further good news, Dino reported over a half inch of rainfall by noon(ish) today.  Excellent.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

In Appreciation of the Pomegranate Tree

Aside from the fact that they create a very delicious fruit, pomegranate trees are altogether a beautiful tree.  In spring, their leaves are a satisfyingly fresh green, the blossoms are a lively red/pink/fuschia and in fall:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

More Birds! Are You Surprised?

Two are old friends coming back for the winter, the other I think is year-round and I just got lucky with my shot.

Western Bluebird:

Northern Flicker - I think these are such beautiful birds:

Bushtit - these guys are tiny and fast as they move among the branches, this was the lucky shot:

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