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Western Bluebird – A Small Thrush

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Western bluebirds (Sialia mexicanus) are members of the Turdidae Family¬† – the thrushes. I tend to forget that these little blue, orange and grey birds are related to robins and solitares, also members of the Thrush Family. Thrushes generally are … Continue reading

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House Finch

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Leonard and I have a small “lawn” near our house (Lookout CA). Truth be told this lawn would never pass muster in most suburban areas as it is filled with dandelions. Thankfully in our very rural area we have no … Continue reading

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Mountain Chickadee

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The mountain chickadee (Poecile gambeli) is distinguished from the other chickadees in North America by its white supercilium (eyebrow) composed of white-tipped feathers. This medium-sized chickadee can be found in the montane (mountainous) coniferous forests and mixed woodlands of western … Continue reading

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