This adult female northern flicker, Colaptes auratus, showed up a couple of days ago in my yard and has adopted it. This is a large woodpecker. The male has a bright red malar or “mustache.” The malar on this female is a light orange. The bird forages on the ground for tasty grubs and later pops pyracantha berries.
The Myrtle warbler is a variety of the yellow-rumped warbler, by and far the most common warbler that winters in Jacumba. This is a dull “first winter” female. (I think)
This is a small hawk. The larger relative is the the well-known and common Cooper’s Hawk. Very fast and acrobatic in its pursuit of small birds. A very efficient predator.
I could not resist this swizzle-stick oriole.