Birds of Ouray County - Clark’s Nutcracker: The seed-caching corvid

  • This Clark’s Nutcracker was spotted in Elk Meadows near Ridgway. Photo courtesy Rebecca Kindred
    This Clark’s Nutcracker was spotted in Elk Meadows near Ridgway. Photo courtesy Rebecca Kindred
By Sue Hirshman I am content and occupied with such miracles as I know, such as my eyes and ears daily show me. --Things Precious & Wild—John Terres One of the most interesting birds I have noticed and watched since I have lived in Colorado is the Clark’s Nutcracker. This nutcracker is a handsome bird with a whitish-gray head, with underparts set off by his jet-black wings and his best asset…

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