A sweet little hummingbird in the backyard.
A sweet little hummingbird sat on a planter cage in the container garden.
This hummingbird has a few red patches on the neck.
This is a short slideshow of the sweet little hummingbird sitting on the planting cage.
Watch the hummingbird flick his head back and forth in the video below.
The other day on a walk I spotted a bird perched on a sign, so I zoomed in to capture the scene before the fowl flew away. I wish the image of the northern mockingbird had been more in focus, but I was elated to discover this creature was holding a red berry in the beak.
A northern mockingbird with a red berry in the beak.
The second image of the northern mockingbird is more grainy, but it gives you an idea of what this bird looks like in urban Southern California. There are many bushes and trees in our slightly more open areas since many places are still undeveloped, and our landscaping includes many trees. We are also near the mountains and deserts, so birds seem to thrive here.
The Pacific band-tail pigeon is sitting on an oak tree branch.
Yesterday I spotted a Pacific band-tail pigeon in an oak tree up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The Pacific band-tail pigeon has slate colored feathers and broad shoulders.
The band-tail pigeon has a white stripe along its neck.
A distance view of the Pacific band-tail pigeon on an oak tree.
The Pacific band-tail pigeon also has a slightly darker band on his tail.
Up in the San Bernardino Mountains, I used my zoom lens to capture a mountain bluebird who was a hundred feet above me. These images were not the crispest because the oak tree was in the shade of the afternoon hillside, but I think the bird is charming none the less.
The mountain bluebird in a tree a hundred feet above me. I used to zoom lens to capture this fowl.
The bird sits aloft on an oak branch. This is a good vantage point for any bird.
The bluebird is glancing at something to caught his attention.
I had to utilize photo editing software to make the blue bird visible in some of the photographs.
Dark-eye junco bird in the forest.
I zoomed in from about two hundred feet away on another dark-eyed junco bird gathering food off the forest ground.
Here is a short video clip of the dark-eyed junco bird foraging for food in the forest.
I also captured some more photographs of the junco bird pecking at the ground and jumping about.