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"Backyard Birds"
From our backyard, Vancouver, Washington,
January 1, 2010



Other New Years Days:
For more birds seen or photographed on other New Years Days ... click here

 

First Birds of 2010 ... in order of sighting:
  1. Lesser Goldfinches ...
  2. Cooper's Hawk (overhead) ...
  3.    Northern Flicker (her ... he showed up later) ...
  4.    Oregon Junco (no Slate today) ...
  5.    Townsend Warbler (one of our FAVORITE yard birds) ...
  6. American Crow ...
  7. Stellers Jay ...
  8. Bushtwits ...
  9. Black-capped Chickadee (flock of about 5 flew in) ...
  10. Chestnut-backed Chickadee (only 2) ...
  11.    American Goldfinches ...
  12. a "V" of Geese overhead ...
  13. 5 or 6 Swans overhead --- a NEW YARD BIRD SIGHTING !!!!!
  14. European Starlings ...
  15. American Robins ...
  16. Red-breasted Nuthatch ...
  17.    Spotted Towhee ...
  18. Gull species overhead ...
  19. Western Scrub Jay ...
  20.    MERLIN !!!! (in a tree, only our second sighting in the yard) ...
  21. Red-tailed Hawk (in a tree) ...

And then there were:
22. Pine Siskin ... 01-02-10
23. Bewick's Wren ... 01-03-10


First Birds of 2010 ...

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American Goldfinch, January 1, 2010
(through double-paned picture window)
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Oregon Junco, January 1, 2010
(through double-paned picture window)
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Northern Flicker, female, January 1, 2010
(through double-paned picture window)
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Northern Flicker, male, January 1, 2010
(through double-paned picture window)
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Townsend's Warbler, January 1, 2010
(through double-paned picture window)
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Spotted Towhee, January 1, 2010
(through double-paned picture window)
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Merlin, January 1, 2010
(through double-paned picture window)
 


 



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