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Today's Back Yard Birds

Urban wildlife.

Here’s lookin’ at you, kid. Morning guest:

Evening. Some sort of ruckus going on. What is THAT?

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Two drakes fighting over a hen. The triumphant drake chases off the other. The photo looks a little strange because it was dark here after dinner and I had to lighten and sharpen it:

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The happy couple engage in about 15 minutes of panting (I’m guessing) to calm down from all the excitement:

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Finally the winning male takes a short breather, then returns. They are still out there now, calmly sitting on our lawn:

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A scrub jay checks out the scene. On the bottom left I cloned out an intruding wire.

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Yesterday at Benziger winery- a blackbird with a juicy morsel:

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Blackbird on a fountain:

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