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.

#bird #photo

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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Some more house finches and a hummingbird.

Some more house finches and a hummingbird. Hummingbirds always look weird to me when they’re perched.

#photo #birds #finch #HouseFinch #hummingbird #nature

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Finch (in grass) on Flickr

I must have seen over a dozen house finches on a very short walk today. I assume there’s a nest or several in the area.

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Finch (on wire) on iNaturalist
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Some birds I saw on a hike today

Some #birds I saw on a hike today:

  1. One of several Black Phoebes I saw around the grounds of the park
  2. A California Towhee that had just chased another bird away from this puddle.
  3. One of the clearest views I’ve had of a hummingbird away from a feeder.
  4. Possibly a goldfinch? There were a bunch of them in the same bush.

#nature #photo

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Black Phoebe on iNaturalist
California Towhee on iNaturalist
Hummingbird on iNaturalist
Lesser Goldfinch on iNaturalist

A few of the *real* animals that I spotted on my hike in the botanical gardens

A few of the *real* animals that I spotted on my hike in the botanical gardens today: a #MonarchButterfly, a #BlackPhoebe, a #hummingbird and a #rabbit.

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Black Phoebe on iNaturalist and Flickr
Hummingbird on iNaturalist and Flickr
Desert Cottontail on iNaturalist and Flickr