Species Parade, Episode Twelve

After several weeks of mild weather, this weekend turned back the days. We had snow, rain, and cold. Wildlife seemed to respond by turning down activity. The woods, ridges and draws were quiet and still.

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Nonetheless, when it’s been warm, there’s been a whole lot of humping and bumping doing on ( ie, mating activity, as indicated by the photos).

46 species over the course of a few weeks, including the delightful Say’s Phoebe (like the Townsend’s Solitaire, yet another bird named after an 19th century male naturalist who died in his 40’s.).

Mammals:

Coyote

Mule Deer

Cottontail Rabbit

Brush Mouse

Pocket Gopher

Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel

Rock Squirrel

Prairie Dog

Skunk

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels

Raccoon

Birds:

Say’s Phoebe

Hairy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Red-Naped Sapsucker

Nuthatch

House Sparrow

Red-Winged Black Bird

Purple Finch

Gadwall

Canada Goose

Mallard

DSC00628Townsend’s Solitaire

Red Shafted Flicker

Steller’s Jay

Black Capped Chickadee

American Crow

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

Starling

American Robin

Great Horned Owl

Golden Eagle

Bald Eagle

Rufous Sided Towhee

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