Nature Question #9: What Species Of Bird Is This?

What species of bird is this?

November 2012

November 2012

Photo taken along the trail between Eaton Saddle and Mueller Tunnel.

The answer to the last question turned out to be a Golpher Snake. It could be a San Diego Gopher Snake, a Pacific Gopher Snake, or a mix of the two. I looked at photos from several web sites and can’t really tell the difference.  Unless someone comes forward and can explain why it’s one of the above options, I’m going to settle for the larger classification of gopher snake. As more information is shared, it will appear on the Golpher Snake Forest Life Page where there are already links to more information.

I’d like to thank Sue from the blog Backyard Biology for narrowing it down to a gopher snake and making it manageable for me to research and also providing a link to a photo of a San Diego Gopher Snake.

This week nobody sent me any links to blog articles and I was unable to find any articles using the search feature in the WordPress Reader.

If you notice this post and have written (or decide to write) a post on gopher snakes, send me a link and I will add a link to its forest page and create a reference page like the one for 1Year. 365 Species to your blog.

My Nature Questions are about my asking for help from the blogosphere (and other internet users) to learn about species living in Angeles Forest and to share that learning with others.  I’m really hoping that this turns out to be a viable and meaningful way to share knowledge.

Weekly Nature Question #6: What Species Of Bird Is This?

My Weekly Nature Question is about my asking for help from the blogosphere (and other internet users) to learn about species living in Angeles Forest and to share that learning with others.  I’m really hoping that this turns out to be a viable and meaningful way to share knowledge.

The answer to last week’s butterfly question turned out to be a Cabbage White Butterfly.  As more information is shared, it will appear on the Cabbage White Butterfly Forest Life Page where there are already links to more information.

I’d like to extend thanks to:

Blogger Auntie Beak for identifying the butterfly and providing a link to further information on it.  Thanks also to Sue of the blog Backyard Biology for confirming Auntie Beak’s identification.

This week nobody sent me any links to blog articles and I was unable to find any through the search feature in the WordPress reader.  If you notice this post and have written (or decide to write) a post on the Cabbage White Butterfly, send me a link and I will add a link to this forest life page and create a reference page like this one to your blog.

This Week’s Question:  What species of bird is this?

March 2012

March 2012

Photo taken from the Upper Sunset Ridge Trail

March 2012

March 2012

Photo taken from the Upper Sunset Ridge Trail

March 2012

March 2012

Photo taken from the Upper Sunset Ridge Trail