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Birds on Friday

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It’s been a hectic week here, with multiple appointments and errands. But I did get some bird photos over the past few days.

This one is a Chipping Sparrow, one of a small flock of birds that passed through.

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And here’s one of our bluebirds.

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A turkey vulture soaring overhead.

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At the top of a power pole I spotted this Red-Bellied Woodpecker.

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One more of the woodpecker.

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A Mourning Dove. We’ve had lots of Mourning Doves around lately, and lots of little Ground Doves too. They are often in the yard together in mixed groups.

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A pine cone growing in a tall pine tree.

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Three for Friday

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When I looked out the back door on this chilly morning, there was a bumblebee busy in the lavender plant.

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I haven’t seen any bees in the flowers for awhile, so it was nice to see this bee visiting.

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The bluebirds are finally starting to look like bluebirds again–they’ve gotten past the stages of juvenile plumage and growing in new feathers.

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Three for Monday

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More bluebirds today. This one looked as if it were enjoying the sunshine.

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This is the anole that likes to sit upright on the fence. He’s out there almost every day.

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This big male anole has been the boss of the territory around the gate for quite awhile, and he’s very used to seeing me by now.

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Bluebirds on Sunday

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We’ve had bluebirds visiting the yard for months now, flying in from the trees across the street to perch on the wires over our front yard. This one is probably a female, with the grayish coloring instead of the male’s bright blue, and the soft orange/tan on her breast.

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This one is a young bird I think, still growing into its feathers. With that brighter blue starting to show it may be a young male.

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Bluebird looking around.

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One more of the young bluebird.

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Two Birds for Sunday

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Just two for today. First is this plump-looking mockingbird sitting on the fence. It looks as if it’s glaring at me.

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And here’s one of the bluebirds that have been hanging out in the front yard.

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Bluebirds on Friday

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There were bluebirds out in the front yard most of the day today, as many as four at a time. I couldn’t get more than one at a time into a photo though! Their coloring was subdued on the whole, with a bit of brighter blue on a wing or tail feather and some orange showing up on the breast. Not as colorful as they are in spring!

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They would sit on the wires and watch the grass down below for insects.

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Intent bluebird looking for prey.

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Bluebird on the wire.

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Looks like the bluebird might be watching me and the camera here. I was in the house, taking photos through the front window.

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Bluebird preparing for a dive off the wire.

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Bluebird on Thursday

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A little bluebird was on the wire out front again today. The orange color of the breast is just beginning to show through the grayish feathers. This looks like a young bird growing into its mature coloring.

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Stretching up to take a good look around.

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And a look down below.

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A rear view. Blue feathers are growing in on the wings and tail.

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One more of the bluebird.

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