Category Archives: Birds

Pipilo chlorurus

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Wildfires often rage through parts of Northeastern California near our home in the summer. This year is no exception with the Allen and Dalton Fires behind Fox Mountain, the Gold Fire South of Adin CA and the Caldwell Fire raging … Continue reading

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Western Kingbird Fledgling

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Western kingbirds (Tyrannus verticalis) build their nests in a variety of locations. Usually the nest is located in the vertical fork or on a horizontal branch of a tree, 15 to 30 feet above the ground. This flycatcher also utilizes … Continue reading

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Lazuli Bunting

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Lazuli buntings (Passerina amoena) are known as “fire followers” because they are often common in years following a forest or chaparral fire. For years I tried to get decent lazuli bunting pictures. Finally on a recent hike in the area … Continue reading

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Immature Western Bluebird

When junipers have heavy berry crops, western bluebirds (Sialia mexicanus) may gather in the hundreds to feed on the berries. Late last month Leonard and I came across a juniper tree teeming with western bluebirds while checking fence on our … Continue reading

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Western Wood-pewee Nest

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Western wood-pewees (Contopus sordidulus) are small, greyish-brown flycatchers. Leonard and I noticed several western wood-pewees while walking along a old logging trail in Widow Valley near Lookout CA (Modoc County). The birds would sit on an exposed perch watching for … Continue reading

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