The Birds | High Sierra Topix  

The Birds

A forum that'll feed your need for exploring the limitless adventure possibilities found in "other" places. Post trip reports or ask questions about outdoor adventures beyond the Sierra Nevada here.
User avatar

The Birds

Postby oldranger » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:11 pm

You must register an account and login to view files/photos attached to this post.

Last week Kathy and I did a little loop ski of about 4.5 miles out of Mt. Bachelor. Our one stop was the SE end of Todd Lake where we encountered some feathered friends eager to share our snacks.
IMG_1668.jpg
Kathy and the Birds 2.jpg
kathy and the Birds 3.jpg
A bird on the hand.jpg


These birds are Canada Jays commonly called Camp Robbers. When I first moved to Bend I thought they were scruffy Clark's Nutcrackers but they don't make as much noise as Clarks nutcrackers (in fact the only audible sound from these was the soft flapping of their wings occasionally.) There are Clarks Nutcrackers up here as well but they are outnumbered by their northern relatives.

Mike
Mike

Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!



User avatar
oldranger
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 2331
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:18 pm
Location: Bend, Oregon
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: The Birds

Postby maverick » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:11 pm

Cute little birds OR, but I really like the snow covered trees in the background to the left
of your hand in the first three pic's.
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination, and where the trail ends is where our adventures begin.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8503
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: The Birds

Postby Troutdog 59 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:55 pm

Very nice pics OR. The scruffy little guys are pretty cool looking if you ask me and thanks for the ID as that was the first thing I was gonna ask! I have to admit I'm a fan of the Clarks Nutcracker as well, but I'm not sure I would want one of the little rscals on my hand!!
“"It doesn't, and you can't, I won't, and it don't
it hasn't, it isn't, it even ain't, and it shouldn't
it couldn't"."
F. Zappa
User avatar
Troutdog 59
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 565
Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:11 am
Location: Clovis
Experience: N/A


Return to Beyond The Sierra Nevada



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron