Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Clark's Nutcracker

From the Jay family, the Clark's Nutcracker is a gregarious bird we encountered in Lake Louise.

Apparently, the name "nutcracker" refers to their ability to use their bills to extract seeds from cones, particularly whitebark pine seeds.

I love any bird that I don't need to use my binoculars to identify.

1 comment:

Addison Dewitt said...

I love the nutcracker too - I try to see it every holiday season!

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