2 thoughts on “Basin Lake trail

  1. Anabel Marsh March 6, 2017 / 15:13

    Thank you! I am hopeless with birds, flowers, trees etc and usually avoid labelling them.


  2. claudiabookwright March 6, 2017 / 12:40

    I believe this is a Clark’s Nutcracker. The following information is from All About Birds, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: “High in the mountains of the West, gray-and-black Clark’s Nutcrackers swoop among wizened pine trees, flashing white in the tail and wing. They use their dagger-like bills to rip into pine cones and pull out large seeds, which they stash in a pouch under their tongue and then carry away to bury for the winter. Each birds buries tens of thousands of seeds each summer and remembers the locations of most of them. Seeds they don’t retrieve play a crucial role in growing new pine forests.”


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