A little background....I have begun taking not of the little birds that come in my yard. And some big ones! If you read my blog you have probably read about the hawk that comes around and some of the other sitings.
I believe them to be cliff swallows due to what I could identify.
There were many hawks
I'm not exactly sure what kind of hawk it was but hopefully someone can give their opinion.
Then high in the trees we saw flashes of yellow and we think them to be yellow rumped warblers.
There was the occasional Western Scrub Jay. This one appears to be robbing a crows nest. There were Mocking Birds, Sparrows
But the most exciting was the Cedar Waxwings! I have never seen such a beautiful bird in California. I know there are amazing birds in California but not in the usual back yard. We heard and saw a slight rustling over on the edges of the park high in some trees. When we looked through the binoculars we saw them! I wish I had a $5,000.00 lens but here are some of the better photos I could get
As you can see, it was a successful outing! Who knew? I think I found a new hobby! I hear there are bald eagles up in the Sierra here...really????