"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it brings."

Birds in the garden

In our garden we not only plant for ourselves, but for the many birds that visit.   Here are just some of the  birds that we see in our garden:

Anna's Hummingbird - they visit year round, but are especially abundant in winter when they will fight for the feeders.

White-crowned Sparrow

Anna's Hummingbird - visiting no matter what the weather.

Bushtits - like to travel through in small noisy flocks.

Mallard Ducks - make the occasional stop to the pond.

Rufous-sided Towhee

Rufous Hummingbird - they are here spring, summer and fall.

American Goldfinch

Bewick's Wren - make nests in multiple places before choosing the final spot they will raise their babies. 

Pileated Woodpeckers aren't that common, but what a treat when they do stop for a snack on an apple.  This one is a male.

Anna's Hummingbird making sure the Bushtits don't bother her feeder.

Townsend's Warbler - love the peanut butter feeder.

Female Pileated Woodpecker

Red-breasted Sapsucker taking a bath.

Juncos are common year round.

Black-capped Chickadees are one of my favorites.  They are quite friendly and will sit and wait for the feeders to be refilled.

Pine Siskins on a thistle feeder.

A Chickadee peeking out of the birdhouse behind the pond.  This is the most popular birdhouse and is always fun to see what family of birds will make it their home.

A cherry blossom picker.  This guy picked flowers off the cherry tree for awhile before deciding to fly off.
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