Hermit Thrush in the yard

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Sepulveda Basin field trip

Song Sparrow; Mallard; Desert (Audubon’s) Cottontail rabbit
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Red-breasted Nuthatch flies off in a blur; see lower right

I usually don’t post blurry photos, but this extremely rare appearance of the Red-breasted Nuthatch this afternoon 10/2/15 qualifies as a necessary ID shot.IMG_2342bayliss_red_breasted_nuthatch_orchid_tree_e_raw_crop

Wilson’s Warbler

The warbler stuck around for about an hour at 6pm, and this was the first day without the Hooded Oriole, which left on its migration south. The warbler is migrating through as well. IMG_8930bayliss_wilsons_warbler_e_raw_crop

Western Tanager visit

A rare visitor today 8/14/15.IMG_7450bayliss_western_tanager_birdbath_e_raw_crop

Wilson’s Warbler Brentwood Hills LA 8/11/15

This fellow went to my birdbath for a few minutes, took a little bath, and then he was up in the orchid tree for a few moments and then he flew off. IMG_7396bayliss_wilsons_warbler_e_raw_crop

Nuttall’s Woodpecker in the yard

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Black-headed Grosbeak

He visited the birdbath for about thirty seconds and was off. IMG_1519bayliss_black_headed_grosbeak_birdbath_e_raw_crop

Images of the Northern Mockingbird

The mockingbird is in the yard, building a nest. IMG_1100bayliss_northern_mockingbird_orchid_tree_e_raw_crop IMG_1101bayliss_northern_mockingbird_orchid_tree_e_raw_crop IMG_1110bayliss_northern_mockingbird_orchid_tree_e_raw_crop