black phoebe

Sampling of Spring Birds in Land Park Sacramento

birds in land park sacramento

My goal to show you spring birds in Land Park Sacramento was to capture a few white-crowned sparrows, which are migrating over the flyway in Sacramento right now. Can’t really show you spring birds in Land Park Sacramento without the white crowned-sparrows. However, they had all departed for greener pastures by the time I grabbed my camera and headed out to the back yard.

This little fellow is a juvenile Black Phoebe. They congregate in our front yard maple tree every April. Sometimes the females build a nest on top of our home security box.

birds in land park sacramento

Scrub jays we enjoy year round. They nose dive critters in the yard and make a lot of noise. Not as much as the myna birds in Hawaii, though. Spring birds in Land Park Sacramento make their own chatter when sending out mating calls. This guy is perched at the top of our tree.

birds in land park sacramento

Most people will immediately recognize a male house finch like the one above. These spring birds in Land Park, along with the goldfinches, tend to hang out in my neighbor’s yard because they feed them. There are pros and cons to feeding birds, and some people believe feeders give the birds too much reliance on humans for existence. Not to mention, the seed droppings sprout all over.

birds in land park sacramento

Here is a mourning dove. They make a soulful cry and are ubiquitous in Land Park. Mourning doves also run around on the ground, pecking at seeds. It seems like it takes a lot of energy for them to take flight, and they make an old woman sound as a group arrives and departs.

birds in land park sacramento

This is one bird I am not sure I can identify, much as I hate to say it. At first, I thought maybe a banded tail pigeon, but it seems more like a dove than a pigeon. It fits the ruffled neck, beak structure, shape and black mark on the neck, but I cannot see the edge of white wings, which would be a white-winged dove. Even the juveniles have white tips on the wings, and there are none on this bird.

birds in land park sacramento

And while this photo is not spring birds in Land Park Sacramento, it is the azaleas growing in our front yard. Such a beautiful display of colorful floral that live such a short life before biting the dust. Our yard looks gorgeous for about 3 weeks in the spring, and then they are gone.

Back to Sacramento real estate for me. This week so far I’ve been on four listing presentations. Three I believe I will accept. One I am on the fence about. While taking advantage of a break in the action, I quickly dashed into the yard yesterday to shoot these photos. Could not have been worse timing because I managed to miss the delivery of important merchandise from Mt. Hood Winery. Ha! Usually the delivery guy texts me. Oh, well.

Elizabeth Weintraub

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