This is a white-crowned sparrow, suspicious that the camera will steal not his soul, but his meal.
May 30, 2012. Kala Point, Pete Townsend, Washington.
Our friend Ms. Pandamela walks along the path on Kala Point. That’s some Large Woody Debris in the distance, and various grasses in front.
July 7, 2012. Kala Point, Pete Townsend, Washington.
In our previous house, just a half mile from this one, we never saw hummingbirds later than about mid-July. In this house we’re still feeding them two months later. It turns out there are two species common in this area: rufous and Anna’s.
Rufous hummingbirds migrate through Washington, and those are primarily what we were seeing in the summer.
According to Wikipedia, “Anna’s hummingbirds are the only hummingbirds to spend the winter in northern climates”, and the Seattle Audubon Society reports that they are permanent in the Puget Sound area.
I think we’ll be keeping the feeders up for a long time…
October 1, 2012. druid labs baycliff.