Sunday/ birds from Kitsap county

These bird pictures are from Saturday, from around our friend Paul’s house in Hansville. (Hansville is in Kitsap County, north and west from Seattle, across the Puget Sound).

A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), far away below us, on the beach exposed by low tide, was eating a fish or a crab.
These are two very young chestnut-backed chickadees (Poecile rufescens). They are still being fed by their mother, even though they are out of the nest! She is at the bird feeder nearby, out of the picture.
The spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus) is a large New World sparrow, about the size of a robin. The towhee has eyes that glint bright red in sunlight.
This is an adult male of Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna). Even in the weak sunlight, the scarlet iridescence from its collar flashed now and then, as it turned its head.
This is probably a juvenile Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna), with the white on its throat.
A Western osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight. They are superb fishers, dive-bombing into the waters to catch fish with their sharp talons.
This is a red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis), that also likes to visit the feeder. This one is probably a female. They are bossy and make the little chickadees scatter when they come to the feeder.
Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) at the hummingbird feeder.

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