Walking in Willow Creek

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Robins love this tree and the nearby lawns

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Saw a hawk in this tree last October

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Various birds love this spot

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Whatever is in this backyard bird-feeder, the lesser goldfinches love it!

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The third time I saw the varied thrush,
it was sitting in the exact center of this green bush,
and the tule fog was all around,
and he looked so brilliant and beautiful!

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Various birds love this open lawn

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The Black Phoebe loves this spot!

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The Varied Thrush, the Robins, and, inevitably, the squirrels
are always in this thicket to my left — and the Blue Jays
swoop across the path to the other side!

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That tree up ahead? Birds are always in it — including hummingbirds.

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The Swainson’s Thrush was under the bush straight ahead.

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Under that bush, straight ahead, behind the signage —
that’s the first place I ever identified white-crowned sparrows!

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I saw the yellowest bird in this pine tree the other day —
pretty sure it was an American Goldfinch.

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At one point earlier in the winter, Willow Creek was pretty flooded,
and the turkey vultures left their usual spot in the pines
(which is in a different direction than I usually walk),
and camped out in these trees and at the top of that electricity pole —
one perched up there, opening his wings to the sun!

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There is a hummingbird that loves perching at the top of the branches of this tree!
I chitter with him whenever he’s there — which is often.

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This is the beginning of Sparrow Row …
and lots of other birds live on this part of the path, too:
thrushes, finches, woodpeckers, robins, blue jays … !

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The little meadow

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The birds live in these trees and brambles.
They have addresses here, seriously.

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… and here, too:  Sparrow Row.

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This is where I first saw and identified the two hermit thrushes!

The birds, especially yellow-rumped warblers, are always
flying back and forth across the path here …

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The Tree of Life!
Just yesterday, I saw so many birds feasting in this tree:
white-crowned sparrows, a lesser goldfinch, and a purple finch, too!

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