Birds observed in the gardens of Valley View

One of the attractive features of this theme, Orvis,  is the portfolio option.  I chose to use this feature as a way to create a  photographic yard list of the birds, butterflies and other creatures that frequent the gardens at Valley View.  Each will have its own project. I’d love to hear from others who have started photographic lists. It would be interesting to compare and contrast the similarities and differences. Bonnie Michelle

Number of birds photographed – 43

Additional sightings but no photos: Mallard Duck, Wood Duck, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Eagle

American robin bird on Eastern Red Cedar
American Robin on Eastern Red Cedar
American Robin hatchlings in nest under deck
American Robin hatchlings in nest under deck
Catbird on sumac
Catbird on sumac
Northern Mocking Bird
Northern Mocking Bird
American Starlings on sumac
American Starlings on sumac

 

Cedar Waxwings in Black Walnut
Cedar Waxwings in Black Walnut
Northern (Baltimore) Oriole
Northern (Baltimore) Oriole
Ruby-throated Hummingbird resting on sumac
Ruby-throated Hummingbird resting on sumac
Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee

 

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow

 

White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

 

Junco on Thread-leaf cypress
Junco on Thread-leaf cypress
Ruby-crowned Kinglet bird
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet

 

Blue Jay on sumac
Blue Jay on sumac
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Bluebird on sumac
Eastern Bluebird on sumac

 


Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpeckeer
Downy Woodpecker

 

Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sap Sucker
Yellow-bellied Sap Sucker

 

Flicker feeding on sumac
Flicker feeding on sumac
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Black-throated Green Warbler on sunflower seed head
Black and White warbler on Bush Honeysuckle
Black and White warbler on Bush Honeysuckle
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

 


 

male and female American Gold finch bird on sunflower seed head
Male and female Gold finch
House Finch in Pine Tree
House Finch in Pine Tree
Rose-breasted Grosbeak at feeder
Rose-breasted Grosbeak at feeder

 

Female Cardinal
Female Cardinal
Male Cardinal on Sumac
Male Cardinal on Sumac
White Breasted Nuthatch
White Breasted Nuthatch
Titmouse on Thread-leaf cypress
Titmouse on Thread-leaf cypress
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
House Wren ready to feed her babies
House Wren ready to feed her babies
Eastern Towhee (bird)
Eastern Towhee eating sunflower seeds
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Female Eastern Towhee
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe hatchlings
Eastern Phoebe hatchlings
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove

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American Crow on sumac
American Crow on sumac
Turkey Vulture in Black Walnut tree
Turkey Vulture in Black Walnut tree
Cooper's Hawk with its prey, a Mourning Dove
Cooper’s Hawk with its prey, a Mourning Dove
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

 

 


 

 

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