My September Yard

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Anna’s Hummingbirds, always the star of our yard when they pose for me. Their colors change so much depending on how the sun hits them.

American Kestrel

A first in my yard, an American Kestrel, male. He didn’t stay long and I haven’t seen him since. I just didn’t want him eating my hummers or verdins…but he was exciting to see.

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Female and male House Finch.

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Everyday that I am able to sit out in my yard in the morning (not enough), this Gila Woodpecker drops by for a quick snack and takes off before I get a good photo.

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I like to think this is one of the woodpecker’s feathers…

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Don’t eat my birds, please, Harris’s Hawk.

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The ubiquitous European Starling, invasive species to all of the US but handsome and entertaining. We don’t seem to have as many Grackles when these guys are around…

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House Sparrow, female, above.

Inca Dove

Inca Dove, above.

Sirius Dragonfly

This dragonfly (a Meadowhawk) is serious about my Sirius XM antenna.

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My Northern Mockingbird friends are hanging around more again.

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And the little flighty Verdins at the hummer feeders…

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Look closely. The beautiful may be small. ~ Immanuel Kant

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8 responses to “My September Yard

  1. Your yard is lovely in September!

  2. Candace, I have never seen such a colorful hummingbird. It is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. You have been getting some terrific photos of hummingbirds! I sure enjoy them!

  4. A very nice atmosphere and great diversity of bird !! feed allows them to attract and make beautiful pictures! bravo for patience on the lookout
    Have a nice week

  5. I like the wide variety of birds you saw and photographed in your yard. The hummers are so pretty. I especially like the verdin with its foot up on the feeder tube.

  6. Nice variety of birds, large and small. That must have been a thrill to see a kestrel in your yard. The Inca dove looks so sweet, I’ve only seen them at the Desert Museum.

  7. You are a wizard at wild life photography Candace…the humming birds coloring is beautiful!. Kudos for such amazing shots. You have a beautiful September yard!!!

  8. These are so good, Candace! Loving this.

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