Anna’s Hummingbird, male
House Sparrow, male
Brown-Headed Cowbird, female
Did you know this about Cowbirds? Females forgo building nests and instead put all their energy into producing eggs, sometimes more than three dozen a summer. These they lay in the nests of other birds, abandoning their young to foster parents, usually at the expense of at least some of the host’s own chicks. Strange but true.
Verdin (both genders look the same)
Checkered White Butterfly
House Finch, male
Red-Eared Pond Slider, doing yoga