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Wildlife of the Ojai Valley Photo Gallery-2012
Mature Adult Male Hooded Oriole 2014
Adult White-crowned Sparrow Friday, October 10, 2014
Juvenile Hooded Oriole Saturday, September 13, 2014
Young Adult Female Cooper's Hawk Sunday August 31, 2014
Female Cooper's Hawk September 2014
Birds and Other Wildlife of the Ojai Valley, California, USA, 1972-2014 (photos by Jon Dieges, copyright 2014):
A juvenile Roadrunner just released by a Licensed Bird Rehabilitator ready to live on its own in the wild.
A Plain Titmouse in a Coast Live Oak.
A Bewick's Wren.
A Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk in an American Elm Tree.
Ban-tailed Pigeons, the wild pigeons of North America.
An Adult Common Yellowthroat with a homegrown mealworm in its beak
A Lesser Goldfinch in a Thistle in early Spring just starting to molt into deeper yellow and black colors.
An Adult Male Sharp-shinned Hawk (reddish breast and slate colored wings) in an Olive Tree watching for its next victim (they eat songbirds).
A California Thrasher; note the unusual down-curved beak which it puts to good use foraging for insects near the ground among the native grasses.
A juvenile Hooded Oriole (could be male or female) finally learning to hold a worm under its foot while it pulls out the guts for supper.
A Mourning Dove often heard in the trees, shrubs, and meadows vocalizing in mournful sad-like notes.
An Adult Female Sharp-shinned Hawk in Wintertime.
A Yellow-rumped Warbler (formerly Audubon's Warbler) in Winter Plumage.
An Adult Male Bullock's Oriole in a Coast Live Oak.
A juvenile Black-headed Grosbeak in a Coast Live Oak.
A difficult to identify Female Purple Finch.
The uncommon Fox Sparrow arrives for the winter of 2014-2015.
The unmistakable Lazuli Bunting--the only sparrow-like songbird with this combination of colors; it stopped by on Migration.
One of several White-crowned Sparrows whohave arrived for the winterof 2014-2015.
"Nutty" the Nuttall's Woodpecker, so named because he exhibited erratic behavior and never attracted a female mate in the neighborhood.
A juvenile White-crowned Sparrow born this year arrives shortly after the Fall Equinox for the Winter of 2014-2015.
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