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These photos were taken starting in July 2003, at our new home in Duvall, WA. This property is about 20 miles east of our previous house in Mill Creek.
(Click on any photo for a larger image.)

Black-headed Grosbeak (male)

Black-headed Grosbeak 

The first visitors to our feeders were Black-headed Grosbeaks. Thesehave been a lot more daring than the grosbeaks we saw in Mill Creek.

American Goldfinch (male)

American Goldfinch 

We are also getting a lot more goldfinches than before. This one seems a little indignant at being photographed with his mouth full...

Stellar's Jay

Stellar's Jay 

This jay is enjoying the no-mess mix at the platform feeders. Not sure if he's trying to look so cute!

Band-tailed Pigeon

Band-tailed Pigeon 

A young Band-tailed Pigeon at our platform feeder in October of 2003.

Black-headed Grosbeak (female)

Black-headed Grosbeak (female) 

One of the female grosbeaks... this one is tired of the 90+ degree heat!

Black-headed Grosbeak (female)

Black-headed Grosbeak (female) 

A young grosbeak, seeking shelter in the shade of our deck.

Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak 

A male Evening Grosbeak, spotted near the feeders in December of 2003.

Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak 

Evening Grosbeaks at the feeder in mid-December of 2003.

Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco

Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 

An unusual Slate-colored junco, spotted near the feeders in December of 2003. The brown-backed "Oregon" juncos are a lot more common in the area.

Hairy Woodpecker (female)

Hairy Woodpecker (female) 

A female Hairy Woodpecker at our suet feeder.

Downy Woodpecker (female)

Downy Woodpecker (female) 

A female Downy Woodpecker, distinguished by the much shorter bill, visiting our suet feeder in late December of 2003.

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 

A Chestnut-backed Chickadee, spotted on the suet feeder in late December of 2003.

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird 

A male Anna's Hummingbird, at our feeder in October of 2003. This was a new yard bird for us in Duvall.

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird 

the same male Anna's Hummingbird at the feeder in October 2003

American Robin

American Robin 

This robin is enjoying possibly a snail found near a recent planting.

Varied Thrush

Varied Thrush 

A thrush spotted on the quail/dove feeder in late December, near a Song Sparrow and a towhee.

Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee 

A Spotted Towhee, a year-round visitor to the feeders.

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson's Warbler 

This Wilson's Warbler was seen in the backyard near the feeders in late July of 2003.

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove 

Unusual for the area, we have 2 or 3 Mourning Doves hanging around in the driveway and near the feeders. This one was seen in an old tree in November of 2003.

Douglas Squirrel

Douglas Squirrel 

This squirrel is one of the critters that enjoys the quail and dove feeder.

Townsend Chipmunk

Townsend Chipmunk 

Another critter that likes the cracked corn and peanuts in the quail and dove feeder.

Black-tailed Deer

Black-tailed Deer 

This buck showed up in our yard to have a scratch in early August of 2003.

Aplondontia

Aplondontia 

A Mountain Beaver, sighted grazing on dandelions in our front yard in July of 2003. It looks a bit like a cat-sized, dark brown guinea pig.


Townsend's Warbler Black-headed Grosbeak California Quail Snow Goose Cedar Waxwing Clark's Nutcracker
Red-throated Loon American Kestrel Black Oystercatcher Great Blue Heron White Stork Green Heron

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Christine Vadai
Kirkland, WA
Mailto: cvadai@gmail.com



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