Bluff Lake, San Bernardino Mtns, CA

Western Tanager

Western Tanager, Male

Western Tanager, female

Western Tanager, female

Stellar's Jay

Stellar’s Jay

red_breasted_sapsucker_4628                                  Red-Breasted Sapsucker

Red-Breasted Sapsucker juvenile

Red-Breasted Sapsucker juvenile

Mountain Chickadee

Mountain Chickadee

 

We were up in the San Bernardino Mtns near Big Bear at Bluff Lake at 7600 ft and photographed the above species. The Sapsuckers are feeding on the sap of trees by cutting little squares in the bark and allowing the sap to flow, also attracting small insects, which they eat. The Western Tanagers breed here and we saw adults feeding insects to the young.