Happy Birthday America!

by Larry on July 4, 2010

Bald Eagle, Our National Bird for the Fourth of July photos by Larry Jordan

I hope everyone is enjoying the nation’s birthday.  The Bald Eagle is on my yard list as a fly over but I haven’t seen one today.

I am relaxing and enjoying my yardbirds, beginning with my latest batch of Western Bluebirds that are about three weeks old.

And the adult Ash-throated Flycatchers were out gathering food for the nestlings this morning.

The Lesser Goldfinches were out at the feeders and frolicking in the water feature

and this beautiful female Anna’s Hummingbird was drinking from the waterfall

all the while House Finches were eating and singing and bringing their progeny to the party.

The White-breasted Nuthatches and Acorn Woodpeckers weren’t going to miss the fun either.  They brought their entire families to celebrate, showing the kids where the best eats were located

There is nothing better than spending the day relaxing with nature and celebrating the birth of our beautiful country.  I hope you are all having a great July 4th!

Yardbird list of the day:

  • Western Bluebird
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher
  • Oak Titmouse
  • Anna’s Hummingbird
  • Nuttall’s Woodpecker
  • Western Scrub-Jay
  • Acorn Woodpecker
  • Violet-green Swallow
  • Black-headed Grosbeak
  • House Finch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Mourning Dove
  • California Quail

For more great bird photos, be sure to make it on over the Birdfreak’s Bird Photography Weekly and while you’re at it, why not post some of your bird photos!

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Mick July 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

What could be nicer than a yard full of birds to share the day with! Thanks for sharing all the photos with the rest of us.
.-= Mick´s last blog ..Pied Butcherbirds =-.

MaineBirder July 5, 2010 at 8:04 am

An excellent photo series and an impressive bird list Larry!
.-= MaineBirder´s last blog ..Atlantic Puffins at Eastern Egg Rock =-.

Phil July 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

Hi Larry, your Bald Eagle fly over really made me lol. I’m lucky to get a Sparrowhawk in my garden although a Buzzard did once fly over – very very high.
.-= Phil´s last blog ..Quality Street =-.

Halcyon July 7, 2010 at 7:11 am

Wow! You have a great variety of yardbirds. I love them all.

NatureFooostep Fåglar/Birds July 8, 2010 at 2:17 am

lot of fine birds. But today my eyes stayed on teh Ash-throated Flycatcher. I really think this one is a beauty. And so elegant. :)
.-= NatureFooostep Fåglar/Birds´s last blog ..Gräshoppssångare – Locustella naevia – Grasshopper warbler =-.

Lana July 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Wow…So many wonderful breeds you get!
.-= Lana´s last blog ..Birds -amp Charles New E-Book =-.

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