Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Roll call in the backyard

Blue jays and doves are here.

 I think this is a house sparrow. I wonder if it's one of the birds that nested in the boat dock.

The osprey is on my neighbor's dock checking things out.

Two mallards trying to sleep just below the osprey.

Blue heron walking along the sea wall.

Female anhinga drying off on our fence.

Bird activity is picking up in our backyard. The osprey comes by every day for a while. I've been seeing the above anhinga hanging out in our channel for a couple of weeks. Still missing is the kingfisher that usually comes to visit every winter. Last year I had seen her by mid-October. It's still early so I'm keeping my eyes out for her.


  1. Oh, I miss photographing these guys! Great captures of all of them!

  2. What a collection!

    They are all magnificent (especially the Osprey) but I doubt anything can beat a mallard; however beautiful, however rare.

  3. that blue heron is just stunning! :) nice neighbors you have there!

  4. I just love your back yard, Dina, full of fine feathered friends.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Great sequence, Dina. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.