Male California quail steps confidently out of underbrush in back yard.
Here he calls to the female who is behind him, still in the brush, telling her it is safe to follow.
The female follows quickly and furtively, while he continues to stroll casually.
Western bluebird fledgling, in the old orchard.
Now I see why these acorn woodpeckers spend so much time on utility poles - this one reached into one of the holes in the old wood, and pulled out a wasp.
Seemed to finally notice me, and he moved up to top of pole and out of range.
Anna's hummer among the row of gladiolas planted at the organic farm on property.
Blackbird with a cricket.
Had a pretty good idea where the nest was, but neither parent would drop off their bugs until I left.
Unlike the starlings, brewer's blackbirds are a native songbird.