In honor of Groundhog Day here is a picture of the “Lookout Marmot”. We do not have groundhogs here in Northeastern California. However, a cousin of the groundhog, the yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris) is common. I always joke that instead … Continue reading
Like the acorn woodpeckers that I mentioned in my previous post (10/02/15), Western scrub jays (Aphelocoma californica) are also benefiting from the abundant acorn production this season. This beautiful blue and grey bird eats insects in the spring and summer, … Continue reading
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In an earlier post (Young Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels) I noted that golden-mantled ground squirrels look very similar to and are often confused with chipmunks (Tamias sp.). The most obvious difference in the field is that golden-mantled ground squirrels lack stripes on … Continue reading
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On a recent trip to Eagle Lake (Lassen County CA) I noticed several different species of songbirds foraging for insects along the edge of the water. I have no idea what these varied birds were so industriously eating, however, that … Continue reading