Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bushtits at the bird bath

Bushtits at the birdbath

The bushtits are adorable little birds that are always in small flocks. We see them flying from shrub to shrub on a daily basis, but have never seen one at the birdbath. Today, they came by for a group bath.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The migration has started: yellow-breasted chat and Nashville Warbler

We didn't see many migrants the spring. The fall is picking up. First we had a yellow breasted chat which is quite rare in our yard waste.

Yellow breasted chat in bird bath

Next, we got a Nashville Warbler.
Nashville Warbler

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bewick's wren

Bewick's Wren

We stopped by Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and saw this wren.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

California Quail

California quail

We took a trip to wine county and spotted these California Quail in a vineyard in Santa Rosa. Later, we saw California Quail on the menu in Napa, but that's just rude.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bossy Bullock's

Female Bullock's Oriole
We have a new yard bird: a female bullock's Oriole. She's been chasing other birds and getting exclusive use of the bird bath.