PYGMY NUTHATCHES

Here are some Pygmy Nuthatches in a Ponderosa Pine tree. They are very small birds, found in flocks, usually among pine and fir trees. In my area I see them in the Ponderosa Pines, chattering a lot. I usually hear them before I see them. More:  PYGMY NUTHATCH AND PONDEROSA PINES

THE MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD

Mountain bluebirds are striking thrushes found in western North America. They live in high elevation wide open mountain meadows, coniferous and deciduous forest areas. They are turquoise blue with a paler chest and white belly. The females are brownish gray with blue on the rump, tail and wings. Like western bluebirds, the mountain bluebird will nest… Read More THE MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD

RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER

The red-naped sapsucker is a woodpecker whose name is very descriptive its characteristics. They are black with white patterns on the back and wings, with distinguished markings of red on their nape, chin, and back of the head. The female has white as well as red on the chin. They drill rows of small holes… Read More RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER