Cooper Mountain Nature Park.

Yesterday afternoon I headed out to Cooper Mountain to enjoy the dry weather for a few hours.  Things were pretty tame, but it was still a nice walk.  

I did find a roving mixed flock of chickadees, nuthatches, Bushtits, kinglets, and warblers...

 Red-breasted Nuthatch

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

 Townsend's Warbler

I found a bunch of bees at what I assume is a hive...

There are always lots of hummingbirds up there- I was hoping for a Rufous but came up with only Anna's...

For me one of the best things about Cooper Mountain is the resident Western Bluebirds.  I counted at least five on my walk...

Back in the parking area I accidentally interrupted a robin's bath.  He hopped up onto a branch and dried off...

That was about it... Good times!


  1. really great line up on your walk today,stellar photos too!!!! I really love that robin with his tail all fanned out...OH after reading your ebird mentions....I signed up and now ILL be busy the rest of my life putting my lists in...well its something to do when the sun goes down right?

    1. Haha I hope it's not as insanely eye-crossing for you as it was for me!

  2. Great series of birds! Love the Robin drying, cool photo!

  3. What a great outing Jen! It is a very pretty place. I love all the birds. especially the red-breasted nuthatch and the cute chestnut-backed Chickadee. Great shot of the Townsend's warbler. The Western Bluebird look a lot like our Eastern Bluebird. Great shots, happy birding!

  4. That photo banner/header just cracks me up!


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