Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday - The Little Guys

Since I did shore birds last week, I thought I'd do some of the smallest of the perching birds that I saw on that same day at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I nearly always find this guy hanging out in the same spot on the same tree, but it's rare that I can get the right angle and light to get his throat colors to show like this.
 

 
 
He's so pretty - I'm sure all the lady hummingbirds are after him :-)
 

 
 
This Song Sparrow, on the other hand, was looking a little the worse for wear, but he's sure singing his little heart out!
 

 
 
And then there's my new bird for the day - the Western Wood Peewee.  Not only a new bird, I think these Peewee photos are the best I've taken so far. 


 
 
He kind of looks like someone shrank and bleached a Kingbird in the wash...much smaller in size and colors are paler.
 

 
 
But he's got that "I've got my eye on a tasty bug" look, along with a white area under his chin, and even a bit of yellow on his belly.  Like a pocket-sized K-bird!
 
 
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KJ

12 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh my oh my!!! What a gorgeous little Hummer!!! I love the action shot of the Song Sparrow, they have such a beautiful song! And the Pewee, some of my favorite birds!! Very nice!!

eileeninmd said...

A nice variety. I love the pretty hummer, I we saw them on the east coast. The Pewee is sweet! Wonderful birds and photos.

Adam Jones said...

I find it so hard to look past the Hummers when they are around. Wonderful shots.

TexWisGirl said...

just awesome shots! such beauties of any size. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

I love the way you have presented these gorgeous images of beautiful birds in this post.

Creative Haven said...

I have a fondness for the little guys. there are great.

Andy said...

Nice series.

Karen said...

Beautiful little birds!

Phil Slade said...

L love to see your North American hummers because of course we don't have any in the UK. That's nice shot of the Song Sparrow living up to its name too. But of course the neat little flycatcher stole the show. If it wasn't for all the many species of birds eating flies we'd be knee deep in them.

TesoriTrovati said...

Great shots, Miss Kelly! I love the expressions on their tiny little faces! Enjoy the day. Erin

Marie C said...

Great pictures of some beautiful birds!

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute pewee! I LOVE the Eastern version of this bird, the ones I see here in Ontario. I see the western version is just as sweet. :)