Thursday, April 11, 2019

Pygmy Nuthatch at Stonewall Mine

Pygmy Nuthatch is a tiny nuthatch found in western North America. It is restricted to large-coned pines: Ponderosa, Jeffery, and Coulter pines in southern California. These are my favorite forests. These active little birds with piping calls are more frequent in the Cuyamaca and Laguna Mountains of San Diego County, than Palomar Mountain.

Pygmy Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch with pine nut
Pygmy Nuthatch. March 18, 2019. Stonewall Mine, California.

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