Sunday, January 20, 2013

Clark's Nutcracker at Yellowstone National Park





While visiting the Upper and Lower Falls in Yellowstone National Park we got a great photo opportunity with a Clark's Nutcracker. It was perched atop two different trees at one of the lookout points. Beautiful bird. I remember it reminded me of a mockingbird but was larger, had a longer, narrower beak, and the gray coloring was very distinct.

5 comments:

Larry said...

Awesome bird-congratulations! Yellowstone is a long way from home-must be a nice change of pace for birding.

troutbirder said...

Great find and photos. A birding highlight for me was spotting a Clarks and ten minutes later a Lewis' Woodpecker at the far extent of their range in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It gave me, a retired history teacher, the opportunity to title a post on my nature blog "Lewis and Clark. I got a chuckle out of that one...:)

dAwN said...

Great bird! Happy Birding

eileeninmd said...

It is a great bird, nice shots!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Some nice shots.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.