Birdwatching from the Bedroom

This is the view from our bedroom window.
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Nice, eh?
What I didn’t realize is what fun I would have birdwatching from that window!
I think I already posted a shot of my friend the American Kestrel –
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He comes back quite frequently. I guess that pole is quite the vantage point for the fields around us.
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And to confirm the prime viewing spot, we recently had a visit from this regal fellow –
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Smaller birds also like those poles –
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I thought those were just some starlings, but now I’m not so sure. Here is a closer (but a little fuzzy) shot –
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Any suggestions? A female red-winged blackbird, maybe?
But the poles aren’t the only thing that’s worth watching from the window. There are the bushes climbing up the fence. Weeds I’m sure, but the birds love ’em!
Here are some Lesser Goldfinches (Green Back variety)
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The females aren’t quite as colorful –
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They were very fun to watch as they searched out the best seeds.
Occasionally a larger bird would come by for a seed-treat too –
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I think this is a female tri-colored blackbird, but I could be wrong. It’s happened before. 🙂
And then there’s the grass – more bird sightings.
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This is a Western Meadowlark. And when he turns around –
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Wow – he sure got purty!
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These are pretty good sized birds –
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But they weren’t alone!
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That’s a White-Crowned Sparrow playing nicely with a Chipping Sparrow-
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And here those cute little Chipping Sparrows –
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I bet you have some of those in your backyard too!

There are lots of these hanging around too –
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The Mourning Dove.

I’m not a very accomplished birder, so if you have any insights (or corrections) to my attempts at identifying my backyard neighbors, jump right in!

I might even venture out of the bedroom to find more interesting feathered friends!

One thought on “Birdwatching from the Bedroom”

  1. You’ve taken some mighty fine bird pictures! And all from your bedroom window! I love how close you can get to them with your camera.

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