Black-Billed Magpies are of the Corvidae family of birds, which also includes crows and jays. The have white wing patches that make them conspicuous. These Magpies are found in the western United States and Canada, around meadows, grasslands, and sagebrush. They eat fruit, grains, bugs, and carrion. Like other Corvids, the Black-Billed Magpie are highly… Read More BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE
Here are some photos taken in my yard of the first snow storm this season. It’s so pretty and brings a lot of birds to my backyard. By the way, it’s still autumn.
Canyon Towhee’s are found in the southwest United States and into Mexico. They can be seen in brushy areas of canyons and deserts, also at backyard feeders in residential areas. They feed on seeds, fruit, and insects. They are mostly gray with a darker tail. They have an eye ring, a reddish crown and undertail… Read More CANYON TOWHEE
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