While birding and photographing at Los Angeles Arboretum yesterday, I came across a small flock of Scaly-breasted Munia (previously named Nutmeg Mannikin). Though native to Southeast Asia, there are well established breeding populations in the Los Angeles area.
This nesting Red-eyed Vireo was seen in the Sawkatchewan River Valley in Edmonton, Alberta. The nest was about 2 feet off the ground, about 6 feet off a busy trail, but was well camouflaged, and I was excited to see the bird this way.
This type of Magpie is very common in Edmonton, Alberta. They are in yards everywhere, on lawns and in trees. The sun turns their "black" feathers a shiny blue.