Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November birds in the morning

Cedar Waxwing showing off his colors.

There were about a dozen Golden-Crowned Kinglets in the backyard this morning. It was a treat to watch them jumping around the trees getting the water from underneath the leaves and pine needles.

A couple of Chestnut Backed Chickadees joined in the fun. This one was very curious and let me get in close for a picture.

October Autumn Colors

I think the buck would have come in the garage if it was open.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

FernHill Wetlands

Went to Fernhill Wetlands today.
There were plenty of geese flying over.
Our main goal was to find a Green Heron... and here he is...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Coyotes in Damascus

The coyotes woke us up on Saturday morning. They were frolicking in the field. At one point we counted 7 at a time! I caputured this video from inside the house. As soon as I unlocked the sliding door they ran into the woods.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Deer in the backyard

The deer were out this week.
This little guy may look daddy some day...
Daddy deer ....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Birds and deer after the rain

There were some juvenille Cedar Wax Wings enjoying the Hawthornes!
Aren't the twins just the cutest!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Deer Family

I was trying out a new setting on the camera tonight and the Great Blue Heron (Terrie) flew right past me. He is so BIG!

Friday, August 21, 2009

August pictures from the yard

The humming bird's wings move in a circle eight. This allows them to fly in all directions, even upside down. The great horned owl - it was hard to capture a photo because it was night. At least you see the outline with his "horns".
The cooper hawk just before he took off chasing a scrub jay. The scrub jay fought long and hard, but I don't think he made it.

The cooper hawk soaring the next day.

Wednesday morning buck.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer time is here

Summer is here and so were lots of baby birds. The tree swallows are out of the nest and trying out their new talents for flying. This poor guy was worn out and needed a quick break on the roof of the house. Later when he tried to find his way back into the box, he smacked it pretty hard and fell to the ground. After about a half hour, Chuck picked him up and put him in the nest. All was well after that.This is one of the flycatchers we have around here. I believe it is a Western Wood Pewee.
Of course the deer had to show off her little ones too.

The plant with the red flowers is in full bloom and so the rufous hummingbird is very excited and sticks around in the backyard. It is fun to watch them and I get "buzzed" quite often.

The Common Yellowthroat - it is a common bird, but this is the first time I have seen one in our yard. He likes the same plant as the hummingbird. We will have to add him as a new bird to our list of birds seen at the house. We saw the female later in the day too.

The other exciting bird sighting we had yesterday we did not get a picture. We were in the backyard and a Great Horned Owl landed on the tree next to the house. We always assumed the owls we saw here were barn owls. It was too dark for a picture, but once we looked with the binoculars, we realized it was a Great Horned Owl. How Exciting!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ridgefield Wildlife - more than just birds

Ruddy Duck with a blue bill
Ruddy duck
Osprey - I think they should change the state bird
Yellow headed blackbird - this is the first time I have seen one on this side of the Cascades
Cute little ducklings

Saturday, June 27, 2009


After getting to be at my side for almost 13 years, Smokey decided she was ready to go outside for good. She is under the cherry trees next to Punkin. We loved her more than any cat could ever be loved! She will be greatly missed by all.

After graduation I got some great bird pictures

We headed out to the Wallows and saw this Red-naped sapsucker while we were having a picnic lunch.
This osprey wasn't as excited to see us and we were to see him. We already had lunch and didn't want to share his lunch at all!

I got this picture out of the sunroof of the car. I didn't think I wanted a sunroof until I found a new use for it.
The great blue heron - I thought this was an interesting angle.

This mother black-capped chickadee was keeping a close eye on her youngster.

The little one was in the next bush over.
Here he is crying for food from mom.