Monday, March 16, 2009

My Weekly Bird ABC

Welcome to the letter 'H'
To begin take a look at the Harris Sparrow.
This bird migrates through our area in spring and fall.
Below is the male House Finch,a bird that is not only good looking,
but has an equally pretty song. Next in line is a juvenile House Wren. Several of these young birds were hopping around on a brush pile and allowed me to get quite close. A male House Wren defending his home.
This one was sitting in the tree just above the bird house.
Jake was able to capture this shot of the bird in full song.
I almost didn't post this picture,but it is a bird as well.
The House Sparrow is around all year.and often not very welcome.
Here is another picture of the House Finch,this one taken by Jake.
The Hairy Woodpecker is one we see more of in winter.
The following three pictures are all done by Jake.
A Horned Lark,one of the first spring arrivals every year.
And last but not least is an old photo of a Hooded Merganser.
We do not see these very often,so this picture is the only one we have of it.
The earth is the Lord's,and everything in it.
Psalm 24:1


  1. Love the H's. Especially the Harris' Sparrow.

  2. Hi Ruth, Great pictures. Your cameras bring the colors out so well. Thanks for the H bird show.

  3. It was very interesting to see your H bird photo collection. Wonderful shots!

  4. Beautiful series! That Harris sparrow is gorgeous! ANd I loved seeing the wren sing his heart out!

  5. Wow--Ruth. This is such a great post. I love your "H" birds. I've never heard of a Harris Sparrow. What an interesting looking bird.

    We have several House Finches around this week in addition to our Goldfinch and those darn Pine Siskins---bless their little hearts!!!! ha

    Thanks for sharing the birds with us.

  6. Excellent post again, just when I say you couldn't possible outdo yourself again. I find wrens most difficult to photograph and have never seen one in a bird house. Nor have I seen and Harris Sparrow.

  7. Hooray!! Loved all of these but especially enjoyed seeing the Harris Sparrow as I've never seen one. He is a handsome bird and also the Horned Lark as well. Have not seen one of those either. Loving your 'birds by the letter'.. Have a great day Ruth. Oh! almost forgot. The House Wren is a crazy little fella and sings his little heart out when he nests...You got him perfectly.

  8. Wow, that Harris Sparrow is beautiful! I've never seen one, or a Horned Lark...also beautiful. These are great shots and I'm so glad you are doing this alphabet!

  9. Ruth: You get some neat birds throuh your part of Canada.

  10. Great set of photos! We've had a Harris's Sparrow around for a month or so. Maybe he's lost! We too have the House Sparrows - not very welcome here either.

  11. Thanks for another installment in the bird alphabet. This one is another winner.

  12. Some really wonderful photos here and I have to say the Harris sparrow is my favorite - wow!!!

  13. Lovely pics Ruth. The Harris's Sparrow is my fave too :-)

  14. I always love your photos Ruth and Jake.
    That Harris Sparrow is new to me. I've never seen one.
    Beautiful birds !

  15. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  16. So many pretty birds... I wish I could take a walk with you and you could teach me all about the birds I see!! You are amazing!

  17. I do so love your profusion of little birds! Beautiful photos.

  18. Great photos. I especially love the finches.

  19. All quite wonderful - I love that mersanger!

  20. Fabulous Ruth! I"ve never seen a Harris Sparrow before. He is lovely!

  21. Ruth: Love the Harris Sparrow and the Merganser with the unruly hair. You did a neat job an all your birds.


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