- Below is a Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) all fluffed up in the cold weather.
- Below is a Male Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) with snow on his beak.
Black-backed Woodpecker – Picoides arcticus – a photo I have not published yet, just found it again.
Date observed: 10-12-2010 No evidence of breeding.
Location: west of Victor about in the area of the 2006 Gash Creek Fire. We drove up as far as we could into Gash Creek and above, then hiked. I remember the ridge I saw this bird on. I only saw one as we descended down this ridge towards our vehicle.
Elevation at center: 6,322 feet (1,927 meters)
Habitat or Species comments: Black-backed Woodpecker – Picoides arcticus – female – only one white stripe on face, no white on back, no color except black on head. Found in burned area
Holiday Art Fair 2013 – University Center Atrium – A Montana View and many other amazing artists will be there.
The University Center at The University of Montana is pleased to offer artists and crafters the opportunity to display and sell their handcrafted items at the UC Art Fair amid the lush ambiance of tropical plants and atrium skylights.
Participation in the UC art fairs support art programming and student organizations within the UC.
- See more at: http://life.umt.edu/uc/
This is a “feel good” post. I just love the look and sound of these wonderful birds as they fly and hunt. These photos were from far away and it was dark, so they are cropped and not as clear as many of my photos. But, I liked the look of this graceful hawk and hope you do, too.
And a slideshow from my SmugMug album: