Here is a Red-Winged Blackbird and a Common Raven I saw on a morning autumn walk. Red-winged blackbirds live near fresh water areas and open spaces like fields and prairies. The males are glossy black with scarlet and yellow shoulder patches. The female are streaky brown with a paler breast and white eyebrows. They eat… Read More BIRDS IN AUTUMN
When a bird preens, that means they are using their bill to clean and arrange their feathers. Their wings will be spread out while they draw individual feathers through their beak, realigning and re-interlocking the barb part of the feather. Here is a preening Double-Crested Cormorant.
Here’s two Western Scrub Jay’s (Interior) I saw a while back, in the northern Arizona high desert. The area contained Gambel Oaks, as well as Pinyon and Juniper trees. Read more about them here…WESTERN SCRUB JAY