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The Birds

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

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.
Kathy and the Birds 2.jpg
kathy and the Birds 3.jpg
A bird on the hand.jpg
How much is a bird on the hand worth?

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.


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Re: The Birds

Postby maverick » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:11 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.
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Re: The Birds

Postby Troutdog 59 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:55 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!!
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In your mind you can hear, a voice so sweet and clear, and the music that plays in your head......
As it flows up from the ground, taking all that hear the sound, close your eyes, it’s about to begin.

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