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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Birds in our Cariboo Valley



A barn swallow hanging out down at the chicken coop....swallows have made a nest in our barn eaves.




Then...this fellow was nibbling at my lettuce seedlings!!




Friends told me what kind of bird it is, but now I don't remember...does anyone know?

We have Sandhill Cranes come to our Valley every Spring....they nest here in the hayfields. They are big big birds. And they have a loud shrill call!

 I've been trying to take a picture of them for several years, but it is hard to. I never seem to have the camera in hand when I see one fly by!
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6 comments:

Patty said...

Hiya Annie...it's a waxwing - we have lots of them here in the Peace country, too...Patty

Susan said...

Why yes, Annie, it's a yellow breasted lettuce snatcher.

Robin said...

It's an evening grosbeak, close kin to a yellow breasted lettuce snatcher.

LilacCottageGoats said...

I don't what kind of bird it is, but they are very pretty.

Cicero Sings said...

Yep an evening grosbeak.

Annie said...

ha! a yellow breasted lettuce snatcher! good one Susan!

Thanks everyone