Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Birdy Weekend

On Saturday, we noticed some rare visitors, bluebirds and cedar waxwings, coming to our bird bath. So, on Sunday we took the camera out with us.

Western Bluebird and Cedar Waxwing

Here's a photo of this unusual pair, a Western Bluebird and a Cedar Waxwing.

Cedar Waxwings at the birdbath

Cedar Waxwings usually travel in large flocks. Here's three at the bath.

Scrub Jay bathing

The Scrub Jay is also a infrequent visitor to our yard.

Nutmeg Mannikins at the bird bath

The Nutmeg Mannikins have been making nearly daily, often brief visits. We are hoping for a nest somewhere.

Dark-eyed Junco

We're not sure how much longer the Dark-eyed Junco will stay before heading to Oregon for the summer.

Western Bluebird eating from a palm tree.

We eventually found the reason for the Waxwings, Bluebirds (and robins). A nearby palm tree was providing them with food.

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