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Townsend’s Solitaire Wing Patches

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Townsend’s solitaires (Myadestes townsendi) are long, slender members of the thrush family that are usually seen on the highest available perches. Although these dull grey birds are conspicuous and often sit immobile for long periods, I find them difficult to … Continue reading

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Finally, a Solitaire

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Leonard always reminds me that you cannot go out to find wildlife, it must come to you. What he means is that if I go out looking for something specific, I probably will not find it. I must to be … Continue reading

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Townsend’s Solitaire

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Apologies right up front for the poor photos with this post. Since the Townsend’s solitaire (Myadestes¬†townsendi) is one of the prime birds responsible for the juniper trees that grow along fencelines, I want to mention this gray bird with a … Continue reading

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Fenceline to Hedgerow

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Western junipers (Juniperus occidentalis) are so ubiquitous here is Modoc County CA that it is never surprising to see one. However, one does wonder at all the junipers growing along fencelines, particularly between fields and pastures. Farmers and ranchers certainly … Continue reading

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