Species Parade, Episode 16

The death of a game camera is better than the death of a bear. No bear pictures in this episode. The ursine action is still happening, I think. Or, at least, something is drinking the water that’s left and refilled regularl in a quiet, green, and narrow draw not far from the house.

wIn most bird guides, there is a section devoted to “Confusing Fall Warblers.” I count the Yellow-Rumped Warbler as one of them. Recently, I’ve seen scores of them. This female (photo at left) crashed into a window and I set it on a branch to recover.

There’s a discussion of the changing nomenclature of the Yellow-Rumped here.

Check out this very cool map/video of the Yellow-Rumped’s migration in North America.

Mammals:

Black Bear (cinnamon & black)

Coyote

Mule Deer

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Brush Mouse

Pocket Gopher

Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel

Marmot

Rock Squirrel

Prairie Dog

Skunk

Raccoon

Porcupine

Elk

Chipmunk

Abert’s Squirrel

Birds:

Rufous Hummingbird

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Hermit Thrush

House Wren

Brewer’s Blackbird

Black-headed Grosbeak

Chipping Sparrow

Say’s Phoebe

Downy Woodpecker

Nuthatch

House Sparrow

Red-Winged Black Bird

Canada Goose

Mallard

Townsend’s Solitaire

Red Shafted Flicker

Steller’s Jay

Black Capped Chickadee

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Common Raven

Scrub Jay

Magpie

Turkey

Great Blue Heron

Dark-Eyed Junco (and its many varieties)

Ringed Turtle Dove

Rock Dove

Meadowlark

Mountain Bluebird

Western Bluebird

American Kestrel

Turkey Vulture

Red-Tailed Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Starling

American Robin

Great Horned Owl

Rufous Sided Towhee

Audobon Warbler (or whatever)

 

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