Identifying Birds

When you’re trying to learn about native animals ….

On a bluebird sky day, hiking on a serene trail, I saw this beautiful bird. Trying to identify birds is a challenge for me. Colors, bill size and shape, and geography are all useful in identification.

I returned home with clear photos thinking it was a Gray Jay. But the bill was too long. Fortunately, with an excellent search engine and websites that show similar looking species, I was able to learn about Clark’s Nutcrackers today.

They live in the mountains. ✅

Gray overall with black wings. ✅

Long daggerlike bill. ✅

4 thoughts on “Identifying Birds

    • Thank you! I learning about flowers and plants in general with weekly visits to the Chicago Botanic Garden when I lived near there because things are labeled. Learning about birds is more challenging and I live in the Rocky Mountains now so they’re all different from the birds I knew in the Midwest.

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