December 27, 2012

Lesser goldfinch

Lesser goldfinch by ricmcarthur
Lesser goldfinch, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Such a good looking bird to be called lesser.
This is a male with a black cap and black back. Yellow underneath and white on the wings

Carduelis psaltria

December 26, 2012

December 20, 2012

Cardinals really are a stunning bird.

As a year round bird I tend not to look closely at cardinals because they are just cardinals.
When I do stop and look I am impressed all over again.

Cardinalis cardinalis

December 14, 2012

California Towhee

California Towhee by ricmcarthur
California Towhee, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
A drab bird about 9 inches long that likes to hide in bushes. Definitely the least colourful towhee we have seen.
Still it was another first.
Someday I should add up the birds we have seen.

Pipilo crissalis