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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Red-tailed Hawk (I hope!) Wed. Wings

To those of you who have followed me over the past couple of years, you know how I struggle to correctly I.D. Hawks. I "think" this may be an immature Red-tailed Hawk according to size,color, markings, etc. No matter how many books or illustrations I view to help me identify a Hawk, it usually is different from what I think it is!   I always appreciate your comments and helpful information :)

                                                                    Prescott, Arizona

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Harvesting Fall - Wings on Wed.

                                                                       ' Finch Fest'

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Clark's Nutcracker - Wed. Wings

It was a spur of the moment decision to make a day trip to Flagstaff, Arizona and enjoy the beautiful Fall colors at a higher terrain.  We ended up at Lockett Meadow which is 12 miles northeast of Flagstaff and is 8,000 feet elevation more or less depending upon how far in you hike. We had hiked about 3 miles in  and I heard this bird making very loud commotion. So glad to get these pics of a Clark's Nutcracker - another 'lifer' for me!

Per Wikipedia: Clark's Nutcrackers store seeds, usually in the ground for later consumption, in caches of 1-15 seeds (average of 3-4 seeds).[2] Depending on the cone crop as well as the tree species, a single Clark's Nutcracker can cache as many as 98,000 seeds per season

Clark's  Nutcracker - Lockett Meadow - Flagstaff, Az.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hawk Eye - Wings On Wed.

Look closely, my pretty   .........  ! 

Correction: Swainson's  Hawk - Prescott, Az.

                                                      Appreciate Kathie Brown's keen eye :)