Archive for March, 2011

Sandhill Cranes 3

March 19th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Sandhill Crane – Grus canadensis comes from the Gruinae family, looking similar to storks, herons and flamingos, it is only a distant connection in the Order Gruiformes; they’re closer related ...

Sandhill Cranes 2

March 19th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
i was with one of my art gallery comrades and hunting partner John, doing some work out at Billie’s place, and when leaving i spotted them in the field off ...

Sandhill Cranes

March 19th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
What a wonderful sight this was – catching this pair of  Sandhill Cranes in full mating ritual dance.

Orange Flicker

March 17th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | 1 Comment
The Northern Flicker  Red/Yellow/combinations i have 4 Northern Flickers that frequent my feeder daily year round currently. Two females and two males. i’m pretty sure this fine looking gent of a ...

Northern Flicker – Golden Yellow

March 6th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Northern Flicker and a perfect example of ‘Introgressant’ … where by the combination of Yellow and Red are very mixed especially in the variations about the head region. The Yellow ...

Red Breasted Nuthatch – kewl little bird indeed

March 6th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
lucky pic of the Red Breasted Nuthatch in ‘take-off’ mode – what a determined kewl look he has … i do have one pic of a baby from this last ...

Red Breasted Nuthatch at my feeder

March 6th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
get a look at those nails ! (really fingers) on this male Red Breasted Nuthatch.  It appears he has a piece of raw peanut in it’s tiny bill. He may ...

Red Breasted Nuthatch – the kewlest little bird …

March 6th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Red Breasted Nuthatch i love watching them – just amazing watching them work head down or up – some birds like being upside down which these Sittae canadensis are only 1 ...

Eastern King Bird from my pix in the field

March 6th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
This was taken near the Stillwater River, MT. – what a great Birding area.  Quite unmistakable in the open areas (Genus Tyrannus) has no problem taking on Hawks – to ...

Cedar Waxwing – look’n at ya

March 5th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
What a fun day this was – lots of different species come for the water dish. i hope to have running water someday. It has really boosted my bird species ...
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