Some birds spotted on a hike yesterday morning: a California Towhee and…

Some birds spotted on a hike yesterday morning: a California Towhee (the mature one perched on top of a bush) and a bushtit (looking very birb-like). A whole lot of the latter were flying back and forth between the trees on either side of the path, barely stopping long enough for me to point the camera in the right direction.

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A smallish brown bird, sparrow-like, with a short narrow sharp beak, perched on top of some plant with very small leaves, against a mottled green background.

A small round gray and white bird with a very short, narrow beak, perched on a twig with oblong leaves and clusters of some sort of small red fruit.

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A hummingbird at a local park. Most of the time they don’t stay in one place…

A #hummingbird at a local park. Most of the time they don’t stay in one place long enough for me to even focus on them, even when they perch like this one.

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A tiny green-white-and-back hummingbird perched on a twig, blue sky and other twigs in the background.

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Of course, the reason that it was staying in one spot was that it was grooming, so I had quite a few shots that looked…less impressive.

#fotofails #birb

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Who knew a hawk could be a birb?

Who knew a hawk could be a #birb?

Spotted in a park. Probably a Cooper’s Hawk.

I heard a lot of chirping from this tree, and saw a cluster that looks like it could be a nest near where this hawk was standing guard. It just kind of looked around the whole time even as I walked past the tree. If it was standing guard, it must have been able to tell I wasn’t a threat.

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Who knew a hawk could be a birb?

Who knew a hawk could be a birb?

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Fluffy birb. (A sparrow spotted on top of a light pole)

Fluffy #birb. (A #sparrow spotted on top of a light pole. I could *hear* it easily enough, but it took a while to spot it - and once I did, I was glad I had the zoom camera with me.) #birds #iNaturalist https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39464310

Fluffy #birb.

(A #sparrow spotted on top of a light pole. I could *hear* it easily enough, but it took a while to spot it – and once I did, I was glad I had the zoom camera with me.)

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