June 2020

This appears to be a teenager European starling telling the parent to "stop controlling my life."

This appears to be a teenager European starling telling the parent to “stop controlling my life.”

Vancouver, Washington

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Vancouver, Washington

Osprey

Osprey

Vancouver, Washington

Globe gilia aka blue-thimble-flower

Globe gilia aka blue-thimble-flower

Vancouver, Washington

Black-headed grosbeak

Black-headed grosbeak

Vancouver, Washington

Cedar waxwing

Cedar waxwing

Vancouver, Washington

Great blue heron

Great blue heron

Vancouver, Washington

Great blue heron, in a more fanciful moment

Great blue heron, in a more fanciful moment

Vancouver, Washington

This bushtit (please read that as carefully as I typed it) is tiny and doesn’t stay put for long. I’m glad to get a decent picture of one. They spurt about in flocks and are usually just a bunch of little blurs!

This bushtit (please read that as carefully as I typed it) is tiny and doesn’t stay put for long. I’m glad to get a decent picture of one. They spurt about in flocks and are usually just a bunch of little blurs!

Vancouver, Washington

Garter snake

Garter snake

Vancouver, Washington

American goldfinch

In 1951, schoolchildren chose the American goldfinch as the state bird of Washington, where it is also called the willow goldfinch.

Vancouver, Washington

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Vancouver, Washington

Northern flicker

My friend flicker

Northern flicker

Vancouver, Washington

Thistle

“Thistle do nicely.” I once saw a shop in Edinburgh with that name.

Vancouver, Washington

Steller's jay

Steller’s jay

Vancouver, Washington

Crow & Douglas fir

Crow & Douglas fir

Vancouver, Washington

Guilty of being cute

Guilty of being cute

Vancouver, Washington

European starling

European starling

Vancouver, Washington

Pear tree

Pear tree

Vancouver, Washington

How the song sparrow got its name

How the song sparrow got its name

Vancouver, Washington

Canada geese

It’s getting harder to tell the babies from the parents!

Canada geese

Vancouver, Washington

Rufous hummingbird

Rufous hummingbird

Vancouver, Washington

Ladybug

Ladybug

Vancouver, Washington

Violet-green swallow

Violet-green swallow

Vancouver, Washington

Spotted towhee

Spotted towhee

Vancouver, Washington

Eight-spotted skimmer

Eight-spotted skimmer

Vancouver, Washington

Anna's hummingbird

Anna’s hummingbird

Vancouver, Washington

American robin in a wild cherry tree

American robin in a wild cherry tree

Vancouver, Washington

Steller's jay

Steller’s jay

Vancouver, Washington

This California scrub-jay is learning to read. Today’s letter is M.

This California scrub-jay is learning to read. Today’s letter is M.

Vancouver, Washington