Posted by: atowhee | March 6, 2014

BEAUTY OF THE BEASTS

At this latitude nearly all our birds are in fresh plumage. Their colors and markings are bright and bold, the feathers not yet worn by the trials of courtship, mating, rearing young, sun and wind and rain.ANHYU AT RST Male Anna’s Hummingbird, doing what he does best, guarding his territory from a sentinel post.

BTP AT FOOD Band-tailed Pigeon at meal.

RSH IN VOICE Red-shouldered Hawk. This bird was giving out the familiar Red-shouldered fight yell.
ms hhody x2 Two female Hooded Mergansers sunning on a log in Ashland Pond.

nofl on lim Flicker on the trunk.

flkr drms2
Flicker bangs his drums.
flkr drums

spto hndsum
Handsome bird–Spotted Towhee in sunlight.
spto looks

spto side vu


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