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Some of the wildlife spotted in my yard recently.

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Dark-eyed Junco
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Oregon Junco

 

 

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Merlin (Falco columbarius), rarest bird I’ve seen here
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Magic anti-gravity bird

The last one is a bit of fun: I just happened to snap the shutter when the bird’s wings were in, making it appear to hover above the branches. I haven’t been able to get a clear shot of this one yet to identify it: always too far and in bad light to get decent colour. There are two of them that like to visit this particular pine tree.

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The pair of unknowns
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Silhouette of the mystery bird (very distant image)

Maybe one day the sun will shine when I’m out with the Nikon and these birds will be properly lit.