The California Quail. All of these birds were photographed during our current three-day trip to Julian California. There are more to come. Julian and the surrounding mountains are incredibly rich in wild bird life
Male House Finch
Black Capped Chickadee?? I am no expert on bird identification, so if I am not correct, I would be most grateful to learn the proper names. So please do not be shy and I will correct as informed. Thank you!
Are these Juvenile Western Bluebirds?
We are alone everywhere we hike and picnic on this trip which is most unusual for this time of year. Cheers to you from beautiful un-crowded Julian!
77 thoughts on “Glorious Song Birds of Julian CA!”
That is so wonderful to see these many beautiful birds this close! Thank you so much for sending them to our screen, Cindy!
Thank you for enjoying them!!!
Julian, CA seems like a good place to shoot (taking picture) birds. Is it in San Diego county?
Yes it is in the county and yes it is a great spots for bird photos! Thank you & cheers my friend~
The colors on these birds are amazing! I’m wondering if ours are just faded from too much pollution! HA!
Oh, I hope not!! Thank you!
You do an amazing job with your close up bird photos. Telephoto lens?
Yes & thank you!!
lovin’ the male house finch, this birds series is awesome, thanks!
So pleased you like it! Merci~
What beautiful birds! Great pics!
So kind! Mil grazi~
Awww, thank you!
there’s a similar quail in Arizona…the Gambel Quail…Don and I used to sit by the hour watching them 🙂
Oh yes! This is easy to do! They are hilarious to watch! Thank you~
love the bird photos 🙂
You are very kind!
Beautiful photos! I especially like that last one…bird soaking his feet, the colors in all of them are wonderful.
So appreciate your appreciation! Cheers~
These bird pics would be fantastic wall art!
What a clever idea! Cheers~
The American robin is so pretty. You are a master bird photographer.
I am touched & you are kind my friend. Thank you~
Cindy, you do have a way with the camera! 🙂
Merci beau coup Lea!
Cute. The lesser Goldfinch looks concerned about its feet 🙂
Wasn’t that cute!! That is why I picked the pic over the more standard ones! Thanks for being so perceptive my friend~
Enchanting. I especially love the quail. We’ve always had quail on our property until now and I really miss hearing them call to each other.
Aren’t they wonderful & so entertaining too….always busy bobbing around! Thank you & cheers to you~
They are aren’t they! Thank you Ranu~
Gorgeous captures Cindy! I am amazed at the variety and intensity of colours!
So was I!!! Thank you~
Amazing photographs of even more amazing birds!
They were awfully photogenic weren’t they! Cheers and grazi~
Fantastic plumage! The Acorn Woodpecker has the most beautiful shares of blue…and your Robin! It looks enormous compared to tiny dinky ones 🙂
Woodpeckers are so bold in coloration. The size issue depends a lot on how zoomed in I am. When a bird is still for a few seconds, I can zoom in more. Thank you my talented friend~
These birds are really amazing, beautiful photos !
Very kind and very appreciated! Cheers to you~
Oh good! You’ve forgiven me for my uncharitable review of Mr. Mick!!!! 🙂
Great photos. So nice and clean and clear. Thanks for taking us with you (and for the education).
Don’t consider yourself educated as I may well be wrong on some of the identifications! But thank you my friend and cheers to you~
As always, beautiful captures! Thanks so much for sharing. 😀
Thank you so much for appreciating!
They are aren’t they! Cheers to you Eunice~
fabulous photos…isn’t the tassel on top of the Quail’s head cute…and the Woodpecker is very beautiful! Well, all the birds are beautiful those to are especially so!
I agree the quail and the woodpecker are so uniquely beautiful. Been over enjoying your pics just now….awesome~
Yes, I just saw that Cindy…you were busy…thank you for the generous comments! Always appreciated!
Beautiful photos! I think I’ve been out to the Julian area (when I lived in San Diego).
I remember it being in the mountains? With quaint little stores….and one of the stores made awesome pies.
Yep! That is the place & the pies are still there. Good recall & great photos on your blog!
You and that camera, Cuz…. When are you going to start sending some of these pics to Nat’l Geo??? They’re better than some I see in the magazine.
Awww. I am so glad you are my unbiased cousin!!!! 🙂
Your trip was crowded all right – but with beautiful birds! And you have caught them in all their glory. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Magnificent photos Cindy, truly magnificent. What blessing is those colours. Utterly beautiful. Beloved nature.
Yes indeed. Beloved nature. How perfect. You rock my dear. Have the best vacation ever with Daniel~
In my post today I’ve nominated you for the ABC Award (Awesome Blog Content). Even if you have an award-free blog, you deserve the recognition.
This is very kind of you and I am honored and appreciatve, especially considering your talents. Thank you~
Beautiful photography work, Cindy! I’ll be back for more…
So glad thank you Jeff~
I retired early too! But not with packs of Coyotes and rattlesnakes! Beautiful birds images, Jo
Yes, it is a little, errrr, different out here! LOL!
They are beauties. And, excellent photography, capturing the detail of their feathers.
Thank you so much. Your kind comments are much appreciated~
Wonderful photos of these lovely birds, Cindy. 🙂
So happy you enjoyed them!
What you thought was a black capped chickadee is actually a dark eyed junco, Oregon subspecies. The bird with the white eye ring looks like some kind of warbler. Would have to look that one up. Love the pics
wow!!! is it native to so cal? thank you for the intriguing info!
Might photo 6 be a dark eyed junco?
It may well be. Thanks for the tip!
I didn’t know there was a Julian California. Wish my Julian had gotten to go there back when we visited our son in Santa Monica and drove up and down the coast every year. I love California. Haven’t been back since our son moved to Cambodia.
You have a lucky son, living in Cali and now Canada. Canada’s photo ops are an unfair advantage!
Dark-eyed Junco instead of black capped chicadee
My dear God. These photos are so bad! I have no idea what year this posted, but I will leave them here to prove any persistent person can learn to take a photo. Thank you for your help & Happy & Healthy New Year to you~.