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Blackbird,    Crested Heron,    Fish Hawk,    Kingfisher,    Magpie,    Meadowlark,
Quail,    Red Poll,    Water Ousel
Wintering Birds   
Burro,    Frog,    Gilamonster,    Mink,    Raccoon,    Sidewinder,   
Blackbird The Glorious Glow of the Sangre de Cristo - Part II *  will flock to battle a magpie
. Get Acquainted with Nevada's Birds *  leaves Nevada for Florida in middle of September
LINKS: *  Encyclopedia Britannica
*  Wikipedia
*  Red-winged Blackbird
*  Phobus Knowledge Base
*  Blackbirds of North America
*  Sounds of the Red-winged Blackbird
*  Bird Identification
*  National Geographic
Crested Heron The Glorious Glow of the Sangre de Cristo - Part II *  near slow-moving pools, dawn and twilight
*  wait in stillness for food to come to them
LINKS: *  Encyclopedia Brittanica
*  Bewick's British Birds
*  British cyclopedia of natural history
Fish Hawk The Glorious Glow of the Sangre de Cristo - Part II *  stands still on rock, camouflaged by his coloring
*  waits for larger fish attracted by unmolested smaller fish
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  Encyclopedia Brittanica
*  Audubon
*  Outdoor Life
Kingfisher The Glorious Glow of the Sangre de Cristo - Part II *  most common water feeder
*  return to favorite feeding places so often many are named
*  unerringly strike their underwater prey
*  four young in well guarded nests
. Get Acquainted with Nevada's Birds *  colors dull in winter
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  Cornell Lab
*  Encylopedia Brittanica
Magpie The Glorious Glow of the Sangre de Cristo - Part II *  eats everything, including eggs and fledglings
*  blackbirds will flock to battle a magpie
*  can kill a burro by tearing wounded flesh
*  perfect mimicry of human speech
. Get Acquainted with Nevada's Birds *  stays for the winter
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  Encyclopedia Britanica
*  National Geographic
*  Chris Mead and David Tomlinson
*  Cornell Lab of Ornithology
*  Bird Intelligence
*  Magpies Recognize a Face, and Attack
Meadowlark The Glorious Glow of the Sangre de Cristo - Part II *  nests in the grass almost invisible
*  chicks flee the nest and are hidden by their coloring
. Get Acquainted with Nevada's Birds *  colors dull in winter
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  Wyoming State Bird
*  Encyclopedia Britannica
*  Bird Web
*  Bird Jam
*  Bird Watching
*  National Geographic
*  Cornell Lab - Western
*  Cornell Lab - Eastern
Quail The Glorious Glow of the Sangre de Cristo - Part II *  plays injured bird to lure predators from nest
LINKS: *  National Geographic
*  Encyclopedia Britannica
*  Wikipedia
*  Gambrel's - Wikipedia
*  Cornell Lab of Ornithology
*  California State Bird
*  Bird Source
Red Poll Get Acquainted with Nevada's Birds *  will feed in cold dawn
*  can dominate feeder
*  observed female eats at least 22 big sunflower seeds at a time
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  Bird Web
*  Cornell Lab of Ornithology
*  Glacier National Park birds
Water Ousel The Glorious Glow of the Sangre de Cristo - Part II *  found in shallows along shore
*  strikes rocks like a woodpecker
*  eats eggs of water insects
*  fearless of the fisherman
*  can put head underwater for a minute
. Get Acquainted with Nevada's Birds *  early on cold morning, sings best
*  variation in song
*  change to winter appearance
. Article in Sep 9, 1930 Liberty Magazine *  Haven't yet found it
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  Anatomy and Habits
*  1911 Encylopedia
Wintering Birds Get Acquainted with Nevada's Birds *  How to build a platform feeder
*  Winter migration and coloring
*  Why quaking aspen quakes
*  Tree colors dependent on moisture
*  Winter migration and coloring
*  Cecropia Moth
*  Dangers to night flyers from fly fishermen
*  Beef suet good for cold and wet
*  Holed coconut
English sparrows  Chickadees  Juncos  Grosbeaks  Hairy Woodpeckers  Blackbirds  Bobolinks   Barn Swallows  Night Hawks  Cliff Swallows  Robins  House Wrens  Chipping Sparrows  Song Sparrows  Myrtle Warbler   Dove  Purple Grackles  Goldfinches (Wild Canary; Thistle Bird)  Meadow Larks  Kingfishers  Yellow Hammers  Sparrows   Great and Small Red Polls  White-throated Sparrows  Warblers  Killdeers  Water Ousels  Ruby Throated Hummingbirds   Sage Thrashers (Northern Mocking Bird)  Magpie  Marsh Wrens  Tule Sparrows  Mountain Mocking Birds  Vesper Sparrows   Sage Sparrows  Lazula Buntings  Cedar Waxwings  Warblers  Red Shafter Flicks  Arkansas Kingbird
LINKS: *  Glacier National Park birds
*  Birds Around Las Vegas
*  Birds of Nevada
*  Native Birds of Nevada
*  Birding in Nevada
*  Birds Found in Nevada
*  Nevada Audubon
*  Nevada Wildlife

*  Nevada Winter Bird Feeding (PDF)
*  Project FeederWatch
*  Winter Bird Feeding Tips
*  Wild Birds Ublimited

Burro Burros Had Much To Do With Building of the West *  intuition, common sense, and reasoning power
*  mouse-colored burro
*  will steal food
*  can save life of prospector
*  mysterious birth
*  will visit other burros
*  fight among burros for dominance
. The Lurking Death *  burro helped him out of desert while deathly ill from sidewinder bite
*  repeats article above from "In the north reaches of Death Valley"
*  can find his way to water or fresh grass
*  never forgets a route he has once traveled
*  always makes for shelter when a storm is brewing
*  far sight better than that of human
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  Wild Burro
*  Feeding Your Burro
*  National Wild Horse and Burro Program
*  Keeping a Burro as a Pet
*  Pack Burro Racing
*  Burro Days, Fairplay CO
Frog Get Acquainted with Nevada's Birds *  frog as pet
*  croaks when bad weather coming
*  tame with familiar figure; timid with stranger
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  Pacific Tree Frog
*  National Geographic
*  Care of the Green Tree Frog
*  Animal Planet
*  Carrier of Deadly Amphibian Disease
Gilamonster Gilamonsters and Lizards *  Unidentified lizard that is agressive and could be poisonous
*  Gila monster eats decayed things and has the breath to prove it
*  His bad smell is his protection
*  Road runner can beat him to protect the runner's nest
*  Only slows down if gorged with food
*  Breath isn't poisonous, just disgusting
*  Bite is as deadly as the rattlesnake
*  Venom ejects light purple, and turns black in the air
*  Uses syringe of permangante of potash for bite
*  'Swift' lizard, light mottled gray with a white ring around neck, can be domesticated to catch insects
*  House flies and blow flies are abundent in the desert
*  Another friendly lizard is orange, gray and brown, but won't eat camp insects
*  Horned toads will become pets and eat flies
*  Lizards will chase each other in fast play
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  National; Geographic
*  Encyclopedia Britannica
*  Desert USA
*  Poisonous Plants and Animals
*  Philadelphia Zoo
*  A-Z Animals
*  Animal Diversity Web
*  Animal Spot
Mink The Glorious Glow of the Sangre de Cristo - Part II *  there should be legal protections
*  lives in the rock piles near the water and comes out before dawn to feed
*  feeds early dawn and early evening
*  dives for food
*  can't be domesticated
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  Connecticut Wildlife
*  Nature Works
*  Missouri Dept of Conservation
*  Worst Choice Pet
Raccoon The Glorious Glow of the Sangre de Cristo - Part II *  easily domesticated
*  will play with a dog
*  timid, keeps watch while his hands feel around underwater for food
*  after washing his catch, examines it closely before eating
*  lives in hollow trees, rock piles, or might take over a muskrat's home
*  lives near running rivers, never near still ponds or lakes
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  National Geographic
*  Fairfax County
*  As Garden Pest
*  Nature Works
*  New York State Conservation
*  North American Mammals
*  Washington Dept Fish & Wildlife
Sidewinder The Lurking Death *  naturalists don't understand because they don't study this snake in the wild
*  common in red barrens of southwest desert; not seen in upper reaches of Mexico
*  18 inches max length; width of small finger
*  doesn't warn before striking
*  when a human comes near, snake advances to attack, never slides away
*  incredibly fast and strikes from all angles
*  bites in his strike, then bites again and again
*  describes reaction to being bitten
*  still has scars and in midsummer develops green and brown mottling around old wound site
. x *  x
LINKS: *  Wikipedia
*  Encyclopedia Britannica
*  Reptiles of Arizona
*  California Snakes

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