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Northern Mockingbird at nest

June 3, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Other Birds by admin

The mockingbirds are in the yard now. They watch me every day as they build the nest.IMG_0684bayliss_northern_mockingbird_at_nest_e_raw_crop

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American Crows chase Red-tailed Hawk away

May 9, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Other Birds by admin

While photographing the orioles, I heard the crows screeching at the hawk, then watched them escort the hawk out of the area. Whew.IMG_3571bayliss_hooded_oriole_red_tailed_hawk_american_crows_e_raw_crop_nosie11 IMG_3572bayliss_hooded_oriole_red_tailed_hawk_american_crows_e_raw_crop_noise11 IMG_3573bayliss_hooded_oriole_red_tailed_hawk_american_crow_e_raw_crop_noise11

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The California Quail hopped up with the peanuts

May 4, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Other Birds by admin

I had put them out for the Scrub Jays, and the quail got into the act. They didn’t eat the peanuts. IMG_1529bayliss_california_quail_birdbath_peanuts_crop

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The story of the Hooded Oriole and the Black-headed Grosbeak

April 20, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Other Birds by admin

Sharing the birdbath. What fun.IMG_2924bayliss_black_headed_grosbeak_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw_crop IMG_2944bayliss_black_headed_grosbeak_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw_crop IMG_2958bayliss_black_headed_grosbeak_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw_crop IMG_2959bayliss_black_headed_grosbeak_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw_crop IMG_2967bayliss_black_headed_grosbeak_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw_crop IMG_2963bayliss_black_headed_grosbeak_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_crop IMG_2989bayliss_black_headed_grosbeak_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw_cropIMG_2934bayliss_black_headed_grosbeak_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw_crop

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California Quail portrait

April 12, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Other Birds by admin

He just arrived and click.IMG_2289bayliss_california_quail_e_raw_crop

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American Crow flies over the garden yesterday

June 13, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Other Birds by admin

He appeared out of nowhere and I had to act fast to catch him.IMG_3379bayliss_american_crow_flying_e_raw_noise_crop

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American Crow chases Red-tailed Hawk today

June 11, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Other Birds by admin

Right above me late in the day, as I was photographing the Hooded Oriole, this spectacle appeared. The crow got really close to the hawk, then pulled away, cawing all the way. The hawk was screeching back at the crow. The hawk flew off over the canyon to the west, happy to be away from the crow. The crow returned to the east, back over my garden. IMG_3229bayliss_red_tailed_hawk_american_crow_flying_e_raw_crop IMG_3230bayliss_red_tailed_hawk_american_crow_flying_e_raw_crop

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Nanday Parakeets flying over my garden

June 8, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Other Birds by admin

Wow, was that lucky.IMG_81380bayliss_nanday_parakeets_flying_e_raw

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Common Raven through the palm tree

May 28, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Other Birds by admin

Took this the other day. Thought it was an American Crow at first, then checked with Kris Ohlenkamp and, as I suspected, it’s a raven. Note the wedge-shaped tail. IMG_1564bayliss_common_raven_flying_e_raw_crop