Some help, please

Not the best photos, but I was wondering if anyone could identify two different birds.  

 

This small bird hangs out in my roses and the rosemary.  During the Spring they build a nest in the Bluebird nesting box I keep on the patio table.  They are very quick, and flit about, endlessly.  These are the best photos I'm been able to get of them.




This small bird has a golden chest and I've seen him on my morning walks.  The other morning the ravens were really harassing him.  I'm not a "birder", by any stretch of the imagination, but I don't think it's a hawk.  When he flies, his wings are not full, like a hawks.


If you haven't fallen over laughing at me, and if you have any idea of the identity of these tow birds, please let me know.
Go take more photos,

9 comments :

Candy C. said...

I'm no birder either but I would definitely say the second is a hawk, especially since the ravens were harassing it, happens here all the time!

Stephanie said...

No idea but nice shots!

DeniseinVA said...

Sorry can't help but nice shots.

Dana Gaffney said...

I have no idea, I thought finch with the first ones and hawk with the second. You need a birder book for So Cal.

EG CameraGirl said...

The second bird is a kestrel for sure! Nice sighting!!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

The first one looks like a wren of some sort. The last is beautiful but I can't say I've seen one in our area.

retriever said...

I don't say, but wonderfull birds, have a nice sunday.

Janet Shaw said...

That hawk is a Kestrel. :)

Janet Shaw said...

The first bird is a Wren possibly a Bewicks Wren.

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