My Backyard Bird Sightings and Notes
Denotes my first sighting
August 2004
08-29-04   Hummingbird Moth

Summer and Fall 2004
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Oregon Junco
American Robins
California Quail
Ring-neck Pheasant
Northern Gilded Flicker
Stellar Jays

November 2004
11-10-04   Song Sparrow

Winter 2004-2005
All birds listed above seen in Fall
February 2005
02-07-05   Chickadee (all 3 listed above)
02-19-05   
Red-breasted Nuthatch

March 2005
03-03-05   Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
03-03-05   Bohemian Waxwing
03-04-05   House Finch

April 2005
04-12-05   American Goldfinch
04-16-05   Red Crossbill
04-16-05   Mourning Dove
04-18-05   Song Sparrow
04-18-05   White-crowned Sparrow

May 2005
05-01-05   Rufous Hummingbird
05-04-05   Black-chinned Hummingbird
05-17-05   European Starling
05-20-05   
Black-headed Grosbeak

June 2005
06-15-05   Cedar Waxwing

August 2005
08-15-05   Rufous-sided Towhee
08-15-05   
White-breasted Nuthatch

December 2005
12-16-05   Ruffed Grouse
|  Onto 2006  |
I had never heard of such a thing until I read about them in the Birds & Blooms magazine just three
weeks before my first sighting here.  
2004 - 2005
What a sight to behold!  A flock of about 100 flew in and ravaged the juniper berries in a real feeding
frenzy.  I got many pictures and a bit of video.  What a majestic bird.  
I've heard them coo'ing in the brush all around the house for years, but this is my first actual sighting of
them.  Beautiful birds!
Just a quck glimpse.
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These are the stalwarts that I've seen year 'round for all the years I've lived
here.  The robins tend to fly to more heavily forested areas when the snow
begins, but they do make intermittent visits to the yard throughout the
winter on nicer, sunny days.  
A small flock flew into the yard for about fifteen minutes then flew across town.  I followed them in my
car, getting a few (poor) shots.  
I have large numbers of these and they have turned out be be year 'round visitors to the feeders.  
A small flock moved in and stayed all through the summer.
A very beautiful white and gray/blue bird, larger than the red-breasted, and more elusive.
A bird more commonly found on the ground; so this was a great opportunity for me to catch
him perched in a tree.
What a singer!
The males are quite the "Top Guns" in their flying maneuvers.
The males have a beautiful purple throat.
Beautiful yellow markings on the back.
Another year 'round visitor to the feeders.
A beautiful bird with a black and white striped head with a yellow/orange beak.
Just a quick glimpse.  
About a dozen of these flew in, ate, drank water, and flew off.  
Beautiful iridiscent feathers.
Just a few nibbling on the pine trees