Birds of the Week # 39
The House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) is a bird in the finch family Fringillidae. These birds are permanent residents in my backyard. They are very family oriented , care for their hatchlings very well. The male usually feed the new adddition of the family.
The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is a member of the dove family, Columbidae. These birds are always around my backyard all year round.They are voracious eaters. They perch next to a feeder and do not move until they have finished all the seeds. Although they are excellent flyers and defend themselves well, their strategy of being immobile not moving away, never works in front of a predator.
The Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is a mockingbird commonly found in North America. These birds never sease of amazing me. They are very serious about their “territory” and keep guard of it well. Also, they are bold enough to resist a larger predator bird to defend their own or help other birds within their “territory”.
The Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) is a species of New World sparrow, a passerine bird in the family Passerellidae. These birds come to my backyard every year, they are migratory. They are neat birds, love to travel in groups. they get along well with other birds, especially with other sparrows.
© HJ Ruiz – Avian101