Fink Family Farm Bird List

Fink Family Farm Bird List

The only list I faithfully keep is a list of all the birds seen on our farm since we moved here in 1977. I thought it would be fun to ad...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Snow Birds

As of tonight, our paths are no longer skating rinks. Yesterday, the melt began but turned to ice overnight. Before the snow had entirely melted, I took some photos of cold birds in the snow.

Red-tailed Hawk on frozen fir



Great Blue Heron in the goat pasture
California Quail looking for food
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow and Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow and Towhee
We must have had twenty or more Fox Sparrows here during the cold snap.
Fox Sparrow from the front
Fox Sparrow back
Varied Thrushes were everywhere
As always this time of year, many Golden-crowned Sparrows, most not very golden crowned yet.
There were so many birds, like these American Robins, working on fallen apples below the back yard apple trees that they cleared out even the snow.
I call these two unusually colored robins The White Brothers. They seemed to hang out together.
Captured in an unusual moment of getting along together were these four species: Varied Thrush, one of the White Brother robins, Spotted Towhee, and Fox Sparrow
It was nice having lots of birds to brighten the cold scene, but I'm glad the snow has mostly melted now and the water has thawed. Winter came early this year. Perhaps spring will be early, too. One can hope.

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