Mountain Chickadee brings up an old memory of backpacking in the Rockies and finding this bird for the first time - just like our Carolina with a lightning strike through the crown. Now I know it isn't exactly alike, the gray reminds me more of a Mexican Chickadee. Nice shots.
I love the Mountain Chickadees! And I wonder if you might see the White-winged Crossbill? I've been waiting 6 years and have not seen one. Also, what about Gray Jay, Clark's Nutcracker? Three-toed Woodpecker, and my nemesis the Black-backed Woodpecker? When I got looking at the list for New Mexico, I was amazed at what you could find if a person had lots of time! Nice shots John! How much longer are you staying there anyway?
Thanks guys, Ruth the only one I have seen out of the ones you listed is the Gray Jay and I seen them in a place call Pie Town, NM. Not sure how much longer I will be in this area, anywhere from a week to a month, just not sure.
Ward I remember that I had lots of Carolina come to my feeders back in KY.