Photos copyright © 2010-2014 Kat Avila
Bird videos copyright © 2013-2014 Kat Avila
Locations: Southern California
Cameras: Canon SD780 IS (2010-2012), Canon SX210 IS (2013), Canon SX280 HS (2014)
European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, STARLING FAMILY
European starling
Tanaka Farm
FINCHES
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus, FINCH FAMILY
house finches
male (L) and female (R)
UCI
2010.5.21
house finches
UCI
2010.5.21
house finch
Aliso Creek Trail
2013.4.12
house finch
Aliso Creek Trail
2013.4.16
male house finch
Aliso and Wood Canyons
2010.8.24
Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria, FINCH FAMILY
lesser goldfinch
feeding on a flower
UCI
2010.2.13
lesser goldfinch
female bird
with greenish crown
UCI
2010.2.13
lesser goldfinch
UCI
2010.2.13
lesser goldfinch
UCI
2010.2.13

male bird
with black crown
UCI
2010.8.30
lesser goldfinch from behind
It turned around
and ignored me.
Really.
San Diego Creek Trail
2010.10.20
lesser goldfinch
"What are you looking at?"
RSM
2011.1.1
lesser goldfinch
RSM
2011.1.1
lesser goldfinch
female
RSM
2011.2.27
lesser goldfinch
green-backed adult male
in compact white sage
Aliso Creek Trail
2013.4.12
lesser goldfinch
female
Aliso Creek Trail
2013.4.16
lesser goldfinch
Aliso Creek Trail
2013.4.16
Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus, BLACKBIRD SUBFAMILY, song video, SJWS, 2013.4.20
great-tailed grackle pair
male (left) and female (right)
University Town Center at UCI
2013.3.20
great-tailed grackle
University Town Center at UCI
2013.3.20
Greater Roadrunner, Geococcyx californianus, CUCKOO FAMILY
greater roadrunner
It was calling from
a coyote brush shrub.
Aliso and Wood Canyons
2013.4.17
greater roadrunner
Its neck feathers are ruffled.
Aliso and Wood Canyons
2013.4.17
GREBES
Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis, GREBE FAMILY
eared grebe
Centennial Regional Park
2013.10.04
Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps, GREBE FAMILY
pied-billed grebe
Mason Regional Park
2013.5.6
pied-billed grebe
vigilant as it swims away
Mason Regional Park
2013.5.6
pied-bill grebe
winter adult
Mason Regional Park
2013.10.25
House Wren, Troglodytes aedon, WREN FAMILY, song video
house wren
RSM
2011.10.9
house wren
Santiago Park
2013.3.24
HUMMINGBIRDS
Rufous Hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus
Allen's hummingbird
female
Centennial Regional Park
2013.8.15
Allen's hummingbird
female
Centennial Regional Park
2013.8.15
Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus, PLOVER FAMILY
killdeer
Aliso Creek
2013.4.17
Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus, SANDPIPER FAMILY
long-billed curlew
Upper Newport Bay
2010.10.20