My first sighting of this bird - the ash-throated flycatcher!
It was in a back part of the lower orchard next to a stand of redwood trees where one of the few, small, grove of apple trees still remain - and an area rarely walked through by anyone.
There's a very light gray coloring from the throat down to the chest, and then the color changes to a warm buff. This must explain the somewhat poetic "ash" part of its name.
The scene at the grevillea hedge for the Allen hummers is pretty quiet, all the action now is adjacent to it along a fence where a large vine of honeysuckle is in bloom.
Allen's watching over the honeysuckle are sitting farther away (from my camera), in a eucalyptus tree.
Acorn Woodpecker face peering from nest at the top of large, dead pine tree near house.
This might be the nestling, since it let me get pretty close. The adults always take off very quickly as I approach.
The recently fledged lesser goldfinch, back yard near the feeders, enjoying morning sunlight.
Another flycatcher, this one is very small, and very elusive (the Pacific Slope flycatcher).
Found him or her sitting among the lower branches of the old apple trees, in the lower orchard, early evening light.
This goldfinch in the backyard has acquired quite a taste for the sunflower seeds.