Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Yardbirds

This weeks brings some fascinating new birds to the feeders in our yard. The first is a group of eight male Lazuli Buntings. They arrived three days ago and have been hanging around ever since.


The next that arrived yesterday is a Black-headed Grosbeak. This is particularly exciting as it is a life bird for me (a bird I haven't seen before).


This brings my list of birds viewed from my backyard (not necessarily IN the yard) to 26 species in the past year. They are as follows:
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
American Kestrel
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Robin
European Starling
Black-billed Magpie
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Western Tanager
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Cassin's Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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