Birds

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

 

Yosemite is home to a diverse number of bird species.  The most regularly seen resident birds include Steller’s jay, American robin, acorn woodpecker, common raven, and mountain chickadee. In spring, the red-winged blackbird can be spotted in the wet meadows. The Western tanager can also be spotted there.  The American Dipper hangs around the rivers.  Other species are the great gray owl, spotted owl, peregrine falcon, pileated woodpecker, and northern goshawk. I took this shot of a pterodactyl flying over Half Dome.

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I will admit that I am not a “birder,” but if that rings your bell, you need to get “The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada,” by John Muir Laws (no relation). Laws has worked as an environmental educator for over 25 years in California, Wyoming, and Alaska.  He teaches classes on natural history, conservation biology, scientific illustration, and field sketching. He is trained as a wildlife biologist and is an associate of the California Academy of Sciences.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Together we’ll stand, divided we’ll fall. Come on now people – Let’s get on the ball. And work together.” – Canned Heat
*Mr. Half Dome -Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

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