Year-round resident; sallies off perches to catch flying insects. December 2017
A boldly-patterned sparrow that visits in the winter season. December 2017
A winter visitor which clearly enjoys the lavender. December 2017
With its distinctive yellow lores. December 2017
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon Race)
A winter visitor. December 2017
Fattening up on the olives. February 2017.
Apple blossoms for lunch. February 2017.
Pruning pile. February 2017.
Non-native and somewhat unwelcome. February 2017.
Male and female pair. February 2017.
Lavender trimmings. February 2017.
White-tailed Kite Copulation Series
Female alights on (flimsy) branch. March 2017.
Male arrives. March 2017.
Copulation. March 2017.
Back to hunting. March 2017.
Bringing prey to young. March 2017.
Getting set to go hunting. March 2017.
Early Evening. March 2017.
Male. Look at me! March 2017.
Female hunting. March 2017.
Male. March 2017.
Spring molt. March 2017
White-tailed Kites passing food
Pair bonding ritual. March 2017.
Washington politics as practiced on the front lawn. Literally down each other's throats. March 2017.
Male is gray and smaller; female brown and larger. March 2017.
Female with a full crop. March 2017.