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  1. Red-breasted Nuthatch

    Red-breasted Nuthatch

    The black crown and mask, along with the fairly bright red color to the underparts suggest this is a male. We were not expecting to see this irruptive winter visitor here at this season, but this individual remained in the area for at least four days and was the only one we saw on our visit...
  2. Swainson's Hawk

    Swainson's Hawk

    Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni).
  3. Song Sparrow

    Song Sparrow

    Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia). All the white-hair like material is cottonwood fluff.
  4. Indigo Bunting

    Indigo Bunting

    This is a near adult male but the brownish primary tips suggest retained juvenile feathers. They breed here in eastern North America where they replace the western Lazuli Bunting. In winter they often form flocks with other species in the tropics such as the smaller Blue-black Grassquit. Note...
  5. Elephant's Head

    Elephant's Head

    Elephant’s Head (Pedicularis groenlandica: Orobanchaceae)
  6. Mountain Goat Trio

    Mountain Goat Trio

    Mountain Goats (Oreamnos americanus: Bovidae) Two does and a kid. The goat nearest the kid is its nanny.
  7. Red-winged Blackbird

    Red-winged Blackbird

    This is an adult female. It looks very different from the striking male and these females are often confused with other species. This is one of the most common and widespread of North American birds. Numerous subspecies have been described with birds breeding in Ohio belonging to the nominate...
  8. Schrill Carter Bee

    Schrill Carter Bee

    Schrill Carter Bee (Bombus sylvarum: Apidae) Female-worker bee; 1.0-1.5 cm (0.39-0.59 in) long.
  9. Say's Phoebe

    Say's Phoebe

    Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya saya)
  10. American Crow

    American Crow

    American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos brachyrhynchos)
  11. Black-billed Magpie

    Black-billed Magpie

    Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)
  12. Pacific Forktail  (Ischnura cervula)

    Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula)

    This is a male easily identified by the four blue dots on the corners of the dorsal thorax. Note also the blue abdominal tip on segments 8 and 9. This small damselfly is fairly common and widespread throughout most of Western North America.
  13. Pronghorn (male)

    Pronghorn (male)

    Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana: Antilocapridae) male. The fastest land mammal in North America reaching speeds up to 86 km/h (53 mph). In fact, the only land mammal in the world faster is the Cheetah.
  14. Blue-eyed Darner (male)

    Blue-eyed Darner (male)

    Blue-eyed Darner (Rhionaeschna multicolor: Aeshnidae) male. 6.2-7.4 cm (2.4-2.9 in) long.
  15. American Goldfinch (male) on Nodding Thistle

    American Goldfinch (male) on Nodding Thistle

    American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis tristis) male. Eating thistle seeds from Nodding Thistle.
  16. White-crowned Sparrow

    White-crowned Sparrow

    This is an adult showing strong black-and-white head stripes. It shows characters of the Eastern nominate subspecies (Zonotrichia leucophrys leucophrys) which differs from most Western populations in its dark lores. This species is famous for having geographically defined song dialects. Unlike...
  17. Black-tailed Prairie Dog Family

    Black-tailed Prairie Dog Family

    Black-tailed Prairie Dog Family (Cynomys ludovicianus: Sciuridae) These six youngsters (kits) are still under the protection of mom (on the left). One of the six youngsters is hard to see, you only see its back, rear end and the back of its head. Females give birth to one-six kits.
  18. Yellow-bellied Marmot

    Yellow-bellied Marmot

    Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris: Sciuridae) A large ground squirrel.
  19. Canada Jay

    Canada Jay

    Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis capitalis) “Gray Jay”.
  20. Common Raven

    Common Raven

    Common Raven (Corvus corax sinuatus)
  21. Snowberry Clearwing Moth

    Snowberry Clearwing Moth

    Snowberry Clearwing Moth (Hemaris diffinis: Sphingidae) Wingspan 3.5-5.0 cm (1.4-2.0 in).
  22. Broad-tailed Hummingibrd (male)

    Broad-tailed Hummingibrd (male)

    Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) male.
  23. White-tailed Jackrabbit

    White-tailed Jackrabbit

    White-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus towensendii: Leporidae))
  24. Lark Bunting (male)

    Lark Bunting (male)

    Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) male. Colorado’s State Bird.
  25. Bullock's Oriole (female)

    Bullock's Oriole (female)

    Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii bullockii) female.
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