Western Bluebirds are thrushes generally found in the western United States. These bluebirds can be found in open fields, or woodlands edges that are coniferous or deciduous. They will generally eat insects or berries. I saw this one at Kachina Wetlands in northern Arizona.


Mountain Bluebirds are thrushes that live in the western part of North America. Found in high elevation, open mountain meadows, and coniferous and deciduous forest areas. They are insect eaters. I photographed this one in northern Arizona.


There are many Carpenter Bees in the world, over 500 different species. They do not live in colonies like bumblebees or honeybees, rather they nest into hard plant material such as dead wood. I believe this species is a California Carpenter Bee, they are found in mountain areas of Oregon and California, along with desert… Read More CARPENTER BEE