It’s the first day of the City Nature Challenge!

This weekend, try to observe as many wild plants and animals in your neighborhood as you can, especially in urban areas.

Here are some #birds I spotted on a late afternoon walk today, including a sparrow, one of many many finches, two doves, and what I think might be two blackbirds (yes, including the gray one).

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More info: 2021 City Nature Challenge

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House Sparrow on iNaturalist
Eurasian Collared-Dove (on post) on iNaturalist
Eurasian Collared-Dove (on cable) On iNaturalist
Brewer’s Blackbird (on post) on iNaturalist
Brewer’s Blackbird (on cable) on iNaturalist

This house finch is clearly in Engineering. “I’m giving her all the power I can, Cap’n!”

A small red bird perched on a cable where multiple power cables are connected to the edge of a roof.

This house #finch is clearly in Engineering. “I’m giving her all the power I can, Cap’n!”

#birds #nature #wires

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Alternate caption: “Great, I’m stuck in Electrical.”

Two finches spotted in the empty greenbelt below a line of transmission towers.

Two finches spotted in the empty greenbelt below a line of transmission towers. They’re several meters apart, though I took the photos from the same spot on the sidewalk, and the female chased a sparrow away when she landed.

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Two finches spotted in the empty greenbelt below a line of transmission towers.

Two finches spotted in the empty greenbelt below a line of transmission towers.

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Also you can really see the difference between the “look at me!” coloring on the male finch and the camouflage coloring on the female.

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Male finch on iNaturalist
Female finch on iNaturalist