The white-crowned sparrow is common around our house in the foothills of Oregon’s coast range. We have the Pacific subspecies with a yellow beak.
Another year, another Great Backyard Bird Count. Typically I do a combination of counting birds in public areas, as well as around our home. This year I only counted birds near our house. Everyday I pretty much saw the same species of birds. A number of them were the same birds that have been around awhile. But, the Golden-crowned Kinglet, Black-capped Chickadees, and Hairy Woodpecker
The bird I picked for March is the Gray Jay. They have a bit of a nasty reputation for being food thieves, but I like them anyway. I’m not going to lie, the majority of the reason I like them is because they aren’t too frightened of me. I can get close-ish for photos. They don’t pay much attention to me and continue with whatever
It’s no secret that I love birds. Since getting a decent camera I have enjoyed trying to take photos of these mostly shy creatures. To help me sort through photos of individual species, and learn along the way, I’m going to highlight one bird species we see at our house each month through 2017. This first highlighted bird is a common one ’round here: the
This weekend was the once a year Great Backyard Bird Count. This is my 6th year participating and 2 things are for sure. I’ll seek and find birds. It will also rain. This year the weather did cooperate a little more than usual, meaning it rained and was foggy but wasn’t crazy stormy. Sometimes I even saw the sun. Friday, I went to a park