Mountain Bluebird 11-16-16 & Sage Thrasher 11-18-16

Mountain Bluebird 11-16-16

Mountain Bluebird 11-16-16

These attractive thrushes stop by each year about this time.  They prefer really crappy abandoned ag fields or over-grazed pasture lands.  No shortage of crappy habitat around Jacumba.

Mountain Bluebirds 11-16-16

Mountain Bluebirds 11-16-16

These birds were found in the northern end of Jacumba Valley Ranch.

Mountain Bluebird 11-16-16

Mountain Bluebird 11-16-16

These birds are related to Western Bluebirds, American Robins and Hermit Thrushes.

Some common wrens are pretty easy to find around Jacumba.

Rock Wren 11-15-16

Rock Wren 11-15-16

House Wren 11-15-16

House Wren 11-15-16

There is no truth to the persistent rumors on MSNBC that President-elect Trump plans to deport Mexican birds found in the US.  He will not build a bird-barrier across the border.  However, he may attempt to collect and deport all of the filthy European Starlings, Eurasian Collared-doves, and English House Sparrows that compete with our nice, clean, American birds.

Addendum 11-17-16

Prairie Falcon 11-17-16

Prairie Falcon 11-17-16

Prairie Falcon 11-17-16

Prairie Falcon 11-17-16

Sage Thrasher 11-18-16

Sage Thrasher 11-18-16

Sage Thrasher 11-18-16

Sage Thrasher 11-18-16