LARK SPARROW

A Lark Sparrow is an American sparrow that is considered large. They have typical dark streaked body pattern with a distinct head pattern that resembles a quail. They are generally grassland ground foragers that eat mostly seeds, along with various insects.

RUFOUS

I saw this female Rufous Hummingbird flying around Desert Paintbrush flowers, seeking nectar. They are very fast and agile flyers. They are very aggressive hummingbirds that will go after other hummingbirds  (even ones larger than them) at flowers and feeders to get to the goods.

WADING PLOVER

A Killdeer is a wading plover. They can be seen running quickly while making loud calls. They will do this because they are shy birds or to distract predators from their nesting sights. We have some ponds close to where I live and there are about six that I have spotted so far this summer.… Read More WADING PLOVER

BACKYARD BIRDS

Here are photos I took of a couple birds on our feeder (with a built in streaming video camera). My husband created this cool device, it is called the Peep Streaming Bird Feeder. The bird feeder is not only highly entertaining but also encourages engagement with citizen science programs such as Project FeederWatch and eBird. We… Read More BACKYARD BIRDS