Northern Red-shafted Flickers and Nestlings

by Larry Jordan on June 16, 2016

Northern Flicker Male

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The proud father of five Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) nestlings perches near the entrance of the nestbox. See the full post which includes a video of the adults and the nestlings inside the box at 10000 Birds.

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Northern Flickers Have Finally Found Their Nest Box

by Larry Jordan on May 19, 2016

Northern Flicker Female

Northern Flicker Female (Colaptes auratus cafer) at Nest Box Entrance

I finally have a pair of Red-shafted Northern Flickers nesting the the nest box I mounted about three years ago. Watch the video below as the male beckons the female to the nesting site. And read the full post over at 10000 Birds!

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Eurasian Wigeon Arrive at 10000 Birds

January 27, 2016
Eurasian Wigeon Drake

Eurasian Wigeon Drake (Anas penelope) – Click on photo for full sized image Don’t miss my latest West Coast Beat Writer post over at 10000 Birds. I posted some nice photos of the Eurasian Wigeon along with some comparisons of American Wigeon. Did you like this? Share it:

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Marbled Godwit at Seal Rock Beach

December 16, 2015
Marbled Godwit

I recently spent some time watching birds on the beach near Seal Rock below the Cliff House in San Francisco. This Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) was one of the many shorebird species I observed. Check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post over at 10000 Birds to see all the avifauna I encountered. Did […]

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Tell Congress To Fully Fund The Land And Water Conservation Fund

November 27, 2015
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  Created by Congress in 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was a bipartisan commitment to safeguard natural areas, water resources and our cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans. National parks like Rocky Mountain, the Grand Canyon, and the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as national wildlife refuges, national […]

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Why Are Heermann’s Gulls Listed as Near Threatened?

October 21, 2015
Heermann's Gull

Wonder why the Heermann’s Gull (Larus heermanni) are listed as Near Threatened (NR) by the IUCN? Check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post over at 10000 Birds! Did you like this? Share it:

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California Gulls at 10000 Birds

September 25, 2015
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Why are gulls so difficult to ID? Check out my latest post on the California Gull over at 10000 Birds. Did you like this? Share it:

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Cassin’s Finches Arrive at 10000 Birds

August 26, 2015
Cassin's Finch Male

Cassin’s Finch (Carpodacus cassinii) male photographed at Lassen Volcanic National Park is being featured (click on photos for full sized images) along with his female partner… in my latest West Coast Beat Writer post at 10000 Birds. You can see several photos of these two as well as a couple of their close relative, the Purple Finch […]

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Mountain Bluebirds at Lassen Volcanic National Park

July 29, 2015
Mountain Bluebird Male

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) Don’t miss the Mountain Bluebird spotted at Lassen Volcanic National Park I posted over at 10000 Birds. There are several other birds pictured in the piece as well as some cool mammals like the Marmot! Did you like this? Share it:

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Water Ouzel Nest Found at Lassen Volcanic National Park

July 15, 2015
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American Dipper or Water Ouzel (Cinclus mexicanus) Feeding Nestlings One of the best things about our annual Audubon chapter’s Lassen Park campout is that we get to see several species of mountain birds that we don’t normally see in the Sacramento Valley. I know for a certainty that I will be able to see one […]

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

June 17, 2015
Great Horned Owl with Owlets

Please head on over to 10000 Birds to read my latest post on the Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges. You might also want to read my latest post, and join me in urging congress to End Cruel Trapping on National Wildlife Refuges. Did you know that an estimated 300 refuges allow trapping of […]

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A Nuttall’s Woodpecker in Our Garden Ends Up at 10000 Birds

June 3, 2015
Nuttall's Woodpecker Juvenile

There are many more photos of this juvenile Nuttall’s Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii) that was raiding my plum tree in my latest West Coast Beat Writer post over at 10000 Birds. Go check it out!     Did you like this? Share it:

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The Regal Western Kingbird at 10000 Birds

May 20, 2015
Western Kingbird

  Don’t miss Western Kingbirds. It’s all about the Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis). Did you like this? Share it:

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Blue-winged Teal at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

March 25, 2015
Blue-winged Teal Drake

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Make sure you check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post at 10000 Birds. It’s all about the Blue-winged Teals I photographed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. There are some pretty cool videos of the teal preening and foraging as well. Did you like this? Share it:

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