This is the first Evening Grosbeak that I have seen in a long, long time. I was delighted to look out the door and see it eating.
I copied this photo from the web. This is what they look like in full breeding plumage.
My backyard visitors.
This poor guy is molting, but still handsome.
These guys usually remain higher in the mountains. It is nice to have her foraging in my yard.
One of my favorite birds, always fun to watch.
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (female)
This little female is probably one of the last to visit my feeders. I had four hanging around, but they have decided to head south. Wishing them a safe journey.
Juncos and White-crowned Sparrows have shown up, indicating they are migrating south and down from higher elevations.
Look for migrating birds in your yard.
September 11, 2020 – Golden Ponds
Our weather has been hot. And, with the fires in the area, it has been miserable for the birds.
On a more positive note, the Hummingbirds have been handing around to “fuel up” for their southern migration.
Female Broad-tailed Humer
Female House Finch I sure hope we get some clear skies and cooler weather soon.
Enjoying retirement: On The Road & At Home