Nature Walks – Birds in the Backyard

We didn’t have to go very far to enjoy these beautiful birds.  They were literally just in our backyard.  We took these pictures while dining out on the deck.  Despite all that 2020 has thrown at us so far, I have to admit, Mother Nature is doing her best to ease the tensions and is providing us with some much needed beauty.

A little sprague perched up high in the tree.


A yellow goldfinch sitting on the catnip.  Our backyard is filled with both catnip and lemon verbena.




Our little goldfinch even brought a friend to play with.


Our red headed house finches have been stopping by quite regularly too lately.  Same bush, different day as the goldfinches.


We have seen quite a few hawks flying up above, but they are being quite elusive.  It’s been real difficult to get good shots of them, and they are always in flight.  Even though we see hawks all around, it is either when I don’t have my camera with me, or I can’t get to them in time.


And hawks of a different feather, flying right above my deck.  This is the corner of my house.  I took these from our deck and Larry was working from home that day, in the office.  He said the whole house shook and the windows were rattling.  We never found out why they were there.  We had heard they were making a rescue, but they would not need 3.  We think either someone important was flying in and/or there was something that called for the military, in which case, we will never know why they were flying right above us.


We even has a squirrel on the wire.


With all that is currently going on in the world, we all need to step back and enjoy the little things.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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