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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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Vesper Sparrow

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I recently mentioned that our long spell of hot, dry weather brought several birds species that usually avoid humans into our yard (Modoc County CA), the western wood-pewee being one. Vesper sparrows (Pooecetes gramineus) normally inhabit grasslands, fields and other open habitats. This … Continue reading

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Western Wood-pewee

It has not rained in Big Valley for several months and for over a month temperatures have been unusually high – a stressful time for all flora and fauna, including humans. Recently Leonard and I noticed birds in our yard … Continue reading

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