Species Parade, Week Five

Babies have left the nest. You can hear and watch them still begging their parents for food, beaks open, wings shivering. They can be clumsy flyers, sometimes struggling to land right on branches. The ravens, in my observation, are the loudest and klutziest of newbies. Raven siblings hang out together all summer and beyond.

Thirty-nine species this week, highlighted be a Lazuli Bunting and by flushing and getting a good luck at a nighthawk.

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Mammals:

Black Tailed Jackrabbit

Cottontail Rabbit

Mule Deer

Coyote

Rock Squirrel

Brush Mouse

Birds:

House finch

Tufted Titmouse

NIghthawk

NIghthawk

Black Capped Chickadee

Bushtit

Common Raven

Scrub Jay

Magpie

Turkey

Dark-Eyed Junco

Nighthawk in flight

Nighthawk in flight

Ringed Turtle Dove

Rock Dove

Western Kingbird

Lesser Goldfinch

Mountain Bluebird

Meadowlark

Rufous-sided Towhee

Broad Tailed Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Chipping sparrow

Black Headed Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

House wren

American Kestrel

Turkey Vulture

Great Horned Owl

Ferruginous Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk

Killdeer

Starling

American Robin

Cooper’s Hawk

Common Poor Will

Common Nighthawk