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"Backyard Birds"
From our backyard, Vancouver, Washington

"Backyard Birds" is just as it says --- a collection of bird images taken around our backyard, located in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. This list was begun in March 2008, with images of birds found in the trees in our yard, or images of birds flying overhead. A "feeder" was added during the record-breaking snow of Christmas 2008. This "feeder" varies between peanut-butter suet blocks, thistle socks, and seed blocks, all hanging from a "T" of PVC pipe. Hummingbird feeders were added in 2012. PLEASE NOTE: For generally better images of the various birds, please click on the bird links within this page. Otherwise, enjoy this page for what it was meant to be, sharing what we enjoy in our backyard. To see more birds photographed in Clark County ... click here.

 

"Backyard Birds List:
  1.   American Crow ...
  2.   American Goldfinch ...
  3.   American Kestrel ...
  4.   American Robin ...
  5.   Anna's Hummingbird ...
  6.   Bald Eagle ...
  7.   Band-tailed Pigeon ...
  8.   Barn Swallow ...
  9.   Bewick's Wren ...
  10.   Black-capped Chickadee ...
  11.   Black-headed Grosbeak ...
  12.   Black-throated Gray Warbler ...
  13.   Brown-headed Cowbird ...
  14.   Bushtit ...
  15.   Cackling Geese ...
  16.   California Scrub-Jay ...
  17. Canada Geese (overhead) ...
  18.   Cedar Waxwing ...
  19.   Chestnut-backed Chickadee ...
  20. Common Raven (overhead, in battle with Crow) ...
  21.   Cooper's Hawk ...
  22.   Dark-eyed Junco ... ("Oregon" and "Slate-colored")
  23.   Downy Woodpecker ...
  24.   Eurasian Collared-Dove ... (heard on wires outside, September 2012, seen in yard May 2013)
  25.   European Starling ...
  26.   Evening Grosbeak ...
  27.   Fox Sparrow ...
  28.   Glaucous-winged Gull ...
  29.   Golden-crowned Kinglet ...
  30.   Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  31.   Great Blue Heron ...
  32.   Great Horned Owl ... heard May 2, 2012, mp3 format, 8 seconds, 220K.
  33. Greater White-fronted Geese ... (heard overhead, first September 2015)
  34.   Hermit Thrush ...
  35.   Hermit Warbler ...
  36.   House Finch ...
  37.   House Sparrow ...
  38.   Lesser Goldfinch ...
  39. Mallard ... (overhead, heard and seen, difficult to photograph)
  40.   Merlin ...
  41. Mourning Dove ... (heard June 2014)
  42.   Mountain Chickadee ...
  43.   Nashville Warbler ...
  44.   Northern Flicker ...
  45.   Orange-crowned Warbler ...
  46.   Osprey ...
  47.   Pacific-slope Flycatcher ...
  48.   Pine Siskin ...
  49.   Purple Finch ... (2nd sighting in yard, female, September 2013)
  50.   Red Crossbill ...
  51.   Red-breasted Nuthatch ...
  52.   Red-breasted Sapsucker ...
  53.   Red-tailed Hawk ...
  54. Red-winged Blackbird ... (male, overhead, female in yard, can hear them calling quite often)
  55. Rock Pigeon (flock overhead) ...
  56.   Ruby-crowned Kinglet ...
  57.   Rufous Hummingbird ...
  58. Sandhill Crane ... (October 2013, heard in the distance)
  59. Sharp-shinned Hawk ...
  60.   Song Sparrow ...
  61.   Spotted Towhee ...
  62.   Steller's Jay ...
  63.   Swainson's Thrush ... (2nd sighting in yard, September 2013, first time male in yard, October 2013)
  64.   Townsend's Warbler ...
  65.   Tree Swallow ...
  66.   Turkey Vulture ...
  67. Tundra Swan ... (flock of 5-6 seen flying to the north, 2010, presumably Tundras)
  68.   Varied Thrush ...
  69.   Vaux's Swift ...
  70.   Warbling Vireo ...
  71.   Western Kingbird ...
  72.   Western Tanager ...
  73.   Western Wood-Pewee ...
  74.   White-crowned Sparrow ...
  75.   White-throated Sparrow ...
  76.   Wilson's Warbler ...
  77. Willow Flycatcher ... (heard)
  78. Yellow Warbler ... (July 2016)
  79.   Yellow-rumped Warbler

seen at the feeder:
  1. American Crow ...
  2.   American Goldfinch ...
  3.   Anna's Hummingbird ...
  4.   Bewick's Wren ...
  5.   Black-capped Chickadee ...
  6.   Black-headed Grosbeak ...
  7.   Brown-headed Cowbird ...
  8.   Bushtits ...
  9.   California Scrub-Jay ...
  10.   Chestnut-backed Chickadee ...
  11.   Dark-eyed Junco ... ("Oregon" and "Slate-colored") ...
  12.   Downy Woodpecker ...
  13.   European Starling ...
  14.   Evening Grosbeak ...
  15.   Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  16.   Hermit Thrush ...
  17.   House Finch ...
  18.   House Sparrow ...
  19.   Lesser Goldfinch ...
  20.   Mountain Chickadee ...
  21.   Northern Flicker ...
  22.   Pine Siskin ...
  23.   Purple Finch ...
  24.   Red-breasted Nuthatch ...
  25.   Rufous Hummingbird ...
  26.   Song Sparrow ...
  27.   Spotted Towhee ...
  28.   Steller's Jay ...
  29.   Townsend's Warbler ...
  30.   Varied Thrush ...
  31. Western Tanager ...
  32.   White-throated Sparrow ...
  33.   Yellow-rumped Warbler ...

seen at the waterbowl:
  1. American Crow ...
  2.   American Goldfinch ...
  3.   American Robin ...
  4.   Black-capped Chickadee ...
  5. California Scrub-Jay ...
  6.   Chestnut-backed Chickadee ...
  7. Dark-eyed Junco ... ("Oregon") ...
  8. European Starling ...
  9. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  10. House Finch ...
  11. House Sparrow ...
  12.   Lesser Goldfinch ...
  13.   Northern Flicker ...
  14.   Pine Siskin ...
  15.   Red-breasted Nuthatch ...
  16.   Song Sparrow ...
  17.   Spotted Towhee ...
  18.   Steller's Jay ...
  19. Townsend's Warbler ...
  20. Western Tanager ...

also the:
  1. Gray Squirrel ...

or check out the CALENDAR:
and FOR FUN:
  1. "BIG" Birds

and ALSO CHECK OUT:
  1. Backyard Snowstorm: ... January 2017
  2. Backyard Snowstorm: ... December 2016
  3. Backyard Snowstorm: ... February 2014
  4. "Resident" Cooper's Hawks, with kids: ... 2013
  5. Bewick's Wren Nest: ... May and June 2012

AND First of the Year Bird Lists:
  1. January 1, 2017
  2. January 1, 2016
  3. January 1, 2015
  4. January 1, 2014
  5. January 1, 2013
  6. January 1, 2012
  7. January 1, 2011
  8. January 1, 2010

AND ...
  1. Battleground Backyard ... friend's birdy backyard


Backyard Birds ...

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American Crow, April 13, 2008
(from patio)
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American Crow,
Christmas snow storm, December 2008

(through double-paned picture window)
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American Goldfinch, March 27, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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American Kestrel, May 25, 2009
(from backyard)
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American Robin, May 2, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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Anna's Hummingbird, July 15, 2012
(from patio)
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Bald Eagle, youngster, April 8, 2011
(from double-pained picture window)
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Bald Eagle, adult, May 1, 2013
(from backyard)
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Band-tailed Pigeon, May 27, 2010
(from patio)
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Barn Swallow, September 2, 2008
(from front driveway)
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Bewick's Wren, February 8, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Black-capped Chickadee, April 3, 2009
(from backyard)
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Black-headed Grosbeak, July 25, 2010
(through double-paned picture window)
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Black-throated Gray Warbler, September 21, 2012
(from back patio)
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Brown-headed Cowbird, juvenile, July 31, 2010
(from patio)
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Bushtit, January 25, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Cackling Geese, October 1, 2008
(from patio)
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Cedar Waxwing, May 31, 2010
(from backyard)
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Chestnut-backed Chickadee, January 25, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Cooper's Hawk, April 10, 2013
(from double-paned picture window)
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Dark-eyed Junco ("Oregon"), December 13, 2009
(from patio)
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Dark-eyed Junco ("Slate-colored"), December 13, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Downy Woodpecker, March 27, 2009
(from patio)
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Duck (species), April 16, 2010
(from patio)
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Eurasian Collared-Dove, May 6, 2013
(through double-paned picture window)
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European Starling, May 6, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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Evening Grosbeak, October 21, 2012
(from patio)
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Fox Sparrow, March 27, 2010
(from patio)
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Glaucous-winged Gull, March 8, 2009
(from patio)
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Great Blue Heron, April 25, 2012
(from back patio)
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Golden-crowned Kinglet, November 11, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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Golden-crowned Sparrow, May 5, 2012
(from patio)
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Hermit Thrush, January 18, 2010
(from patio)
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Hermit Warbler, December 19, 2010
(from patio)
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House Finch, male, May 26, 2008
(from patio)
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House Finch, female, June 19, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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House Sparrow, male, October 22, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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House Sparrow, female, September 21, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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Lesser Goldfinch, March 22, 2009
(from patio)
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Merlin, February 3, 2011
(through double-paned picture window)
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Mountain Chickadee, November 16, 2012
(from patio)
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Nashville Warbler, April 29, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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Northern Flicker, November 15, 2009
(from patio)
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Orange-crowned Warbler, April 27, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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Osprey, July 12, 2012
(from back patio)
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Pacific-slope Flycatcher, June 14, 2013
(through double-paned picture window)
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Pine Siskin, January 25, 2009
(from back patio)
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Purple Finch, male, October 10, 2013
(through double-paned plate-glass picture window)
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Red Crossbills, March 26, 2009
(from patio shooting way across yard)
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Red-breasted Nuthatch, March 22, 2009
(from patio)
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Red-breasted Sapsucker, November 15, 2009
(from patio)
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Red-tailed Hawk, October 4, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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Ruby-crowned Kinglet, April 4, 2013
(through double-paned picture window)
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Rufous Hummingbird, April 3, 2009
(from backyard)
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Song Sparrow, May 26, 2008
(from backyard)
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Spotted Towhee, May 27, 2010
(from backyard)
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Steller's Jay, February 15, 2009
(from patio)
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Steller's Jay,
Christmas snow storm, December 2008

(through double-paned picture window)
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Swainson's Thrush, September 6, 2013
(at dusk, from patio)
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Townsend's Warbler, March 7, 2009
(from patio)
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Tree Swallow, July 13, 2010
(from patio)
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Turkey Vulture, August 27, 2011
(from patio)
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Varied Thrush, November 14, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Vaux's Swift, May 10, 2011
(from patio)
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Warbling Vireo, May 14, 2011
(through double-paned picture window)
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Western Scrub-jay, April 11, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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Western Tanager, male, May 31, 2010
(from backyard)
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Western Tanager, female, May 27, 2010
(from backyard)
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Western Wood-Pewee, May 25, 2010
(from patio)
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White-crowned Sparrow, April 24, 2010
(from patio)
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White-throated Sparrow, May 5, 2012
(from back patio)
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Wilson's Warbler, May 3, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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Yellow-rumped Warbler, April 26, 2009
(from patio)
 


"Feeder Birds" ...

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American Goldfinch, March 27, 2009
(from patio)
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Anna's Hummingbird, July 15, 2012
(from patio)
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Bewick's Wren, January 27, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Black-capped Chickadee, January 25, 2009
(from back patio)
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Black-headed Grosbeak, May 16, 2010
(through double-paned picture window)
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Brown-headed Cowbird, juvenile, July 31, 2010
(from patio)
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Bushtits, January 24, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Chestnut-backed Chickadee, January 25, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Dark-eyed Junco ("Oregon"), December 13, 2009
(from patio)
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Downy Woodpecker, March 27, 2009
(from patio)
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European Starling, April 1, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Evening Grosbeak, November 16, 2012
(from patio)
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Golden-crowned Sparrow, April 24, 2010
(from patio)
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Hermit Thrush, January 9, 2010
(through double-paned picture window)
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House Finch, April 6, 2009
(from backyard)
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House Sparrow, September 6, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Lesser Goldfinch, March 18, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Mountain Chickadee, November 16, 2012
(from patio)
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Northern Flicker, October 24, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Pine Siskin, January 25, 2009
(from back patio)
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Purple Finch, female, October 1, 2013
(through double-paned plate-glass picture window)
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Red-breasted Nuthatch, January 27, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Rufous Hummingbird, male, April 11, 2013
(through double-paned picture window)
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Song Sparrow, March 8, 2009
(from patio)
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Spotted Towhee, November 30, 2011
(through double-paned picture window)
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Steller's Jay, February 16, 2009
(through double-paned picture window)
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Townsend's Warbler, March 7, 2009
(from patio)
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Varied Thrush, January 6, 2013
(through sliding-glass door)
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Western Scrub-jay, May 16, 2009
(from patio)
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White-throated Sparrow, November 23, 2012
(from patio)
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Yellow-rumped Warbler, January 1, 2013
(from patio)
 


"Waterbowl Birds" ...

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American Goldfinch, August 23, 2013
(from patio)
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American Robin, November 22, 2012
(from patio)
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Black-capped Chickadee, September 23, 2012
(from patio)
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Chestnut-backed Chickadee, July 13, 2013
(from patio)
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Lesser Goldfinch, August 19, 2012
(from patio)
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Northern Flicker, July 11, 2012
(from patio)
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Pine Siskin, November 22, 2012
(from patio)
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Red-breasted Nuthatch, September 23, 2012
(from patio)
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Song Sparrow, October 4, 2012
(from patio)
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Spotted Towhee, June 24, 2013
(from patio)
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Steller's Jay, August 2, 2012
(from patio)
 


Bewick's Wren nest ...

Image, 2012, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren at nest area, Vancouver, Washington. Presumably the nest is at the bottom of the rolled mat tube. Image taken May 5, 2012. Canon EOS 40d, 300z.


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American Robin, June 15, 2008 ...

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American Robin, baby, June 15, 2008
(in backyard)
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American Robin, adult, June 15, 2008
(in backyard)


Eastern Gray Squirrel ...

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Eastern Gray Squirrel, May 6, 2008
(through double-paned picture window)
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Eastern Gray Squirrel, May 26, 2008
(from backyard)


 



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