A little bird told me

These are a collection of bird photos I took at my home.

A past professor asked me why birds matter, I couldn’t answer her. I don’t understand it myself, because it doesn’t seem logical. For that class I proceeded to write an 8 page research paper on the preservation of birds from predication by domestic cats.

Maybe I can answer that question better here with a multi-modal platform.

Male hooded oriole, my humming bird feeders are bringing the big boys home. This is a nectar/fruit eating bird.

Male hooded oriole, my humming bird feeders are bringing the big boys home. This is a nectar/fruit eating bird.

 

Like a terror bird. Notice the muscular chest which powers its flight.

Like a terror bird. Notice the muscular chest which powers its flight.

Humming birds are my favorite.

Humming birds are my favorite.

Bright little characters.

Bright little characters.

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They hang out under my patio.

They hang out under my patio.

Very brave stubborn little birds, often in aerial dogfights.

Very brave stubborn little birds, often in aerial dogfights.

Black Phoebe. These little birds are insectivores. They often visit after watering as that't when insects are more active.

Black Phoebe. These little birds are insectivores. They often visit after watering as that’t when insects are more active.

On the hunting perch. Black Phoebe.

On the hunting perch. Black Phoebe.

Male house sparrow on a suet feeder.

Male house sparrow on a suet feeder.

Male house finch mid song. In canary culture, a roller is a bird that sings with its beak closed, our little finch is not one.

Male house finch mid song. In canary culture, a roller is a bird that sings with its beak closed, our little finch is not one.

He sings beautifully.

He sings beautifully.

Dive Dive!

Dive Dive!

 

This male house finch is banded. I asked around local birding centers, maybe he was banded locally by Starr Ranch Bird Observatory.

This male house finch is banded. I asked birding centers on my bike routes, maybe he was banded locally by Starr Ranch Bird Observatory.  –> Starr Ranch Link

See you later!

See you later!

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