Backyard Visitors This Summer

Things have been busy in the animal department for the past couple of weeks. It’s full summer now and we’re getting a lovely variety of birds coming in to the feeders and flowering plants. There have also been some mammal sightings- a pocket gopher was visible in the middle of the day today and we have 2 or 3 skunks that we have seen a number of times.

I keep the cameras handy whether I’m in the house or the studio and it’s definitely paid off:

Allen's Hummingbird
Red Crossbil (male)
Black-headed grosbeak (male)
American goldfinch (male) and Black-headed grosbeak (female)
Steller's jay
Purple finch (male)
California quail (male)
Pocket gopher
Striped skunk