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Modified 30-Mar-15
Created 30-Mar-15
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One valley oak along lower Trail 10 was full of new green leaves, and new flowers and seeds. Lesser goldfinches (?) and chestnut-backed chickadees were busy, hopping from branch to branch, feasting on the seeds. I spent 45 minutes with them.
Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) in Full BloomCatkins of Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)Catkins and New Leaves of Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)Feeding Behavior of Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)Feeding Behavior of Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)Feeding Behavior of Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufscens)Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufscens) Feeding in Valley OakChestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufscens) Feeding in Valley OakChestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufscens)Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufscens)Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufscens) in FlightChestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufscens) in FlightFeeding Behavior of Female Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)Feeding Behavior of Female Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)Feeding Behavior of Female Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)Feeding Behavior of Female Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufscens)Male Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)Male Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)