Monthly Archives: March 2016

Early Spring Arrivals 3-16-16

A newly arrived (3-16-16) Nashville Warbler battles with a recalcitrant worm.

A newly arrived (3-16-16) Nashville Warbler battles with a recalcitrant worm.

Down the hatch!

Down the hatch!

Adult male Bullock's oriole and female Scott's oriole at the jelly feeder.

Adult male Bullock’s oriole and female Scott’s oriole at the jelly feeder.

Two adult male Bullock's orioles squabble over the jelly feeder.

Two adult male Bullock’s orioles squabble over the jelly feeder while a female Scott’s waits her turn.

Female hooded oriole.

Female hooded oriole.

Tricolored Blackbirds. Soon to be listed as an endangered species.

Tricolored Blackbirds. Soon to be listed as an endangered species.

First of season Western Kingbird.

First of season Western Kingbird.

Late Winter Birds 3-4-16

Vesper Sparrow 3-2-16

Vesper Sparrow 3-2-16

Black-throated Sparrow 3-2-16

Black-throated Sparrow 3-2-16

Sage Thrasher 3-2-16

Sage Thrasher 3-2-16

Sage Thrasher 3-2-16

Sage Thrasher 3-2-16

These birds were found in the disturbed chaparral bordering the north end of Jacumba Valley Ranch.

Hooded Oriole 3-3-16

Hooded Oriole 3-3-16

This is one of a pair of adult males that arrived last week. They appear at my feeders several times a day.  I suspect that they are scouting territories to defend once the mademoiselles arrive.

Hooded Oriole 3-4-16

Hooded Oriole 3-4-16

Scott's Oriole 3-4-16

Scott’s Oriole 3-4-16

Ruddy Duck (f) 3-4-16

Ruddy Duck (f) 3-4-16

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