More to explore:
downy woodpecker, one of my backyard favorites
Downy Woodpecker ~ Coast to coast, border to border, forest to feeder, the Downy Woodpecker goes about its business in 49 states. The smallest woodpecker in the United States, it turns up everywhere there are a few trees, except in the dry deserts of the Southwest and in Hawaii. - Photo by Paul Bannick paulbannick.com You can see some on Museum grounds in the Museum's backyard!
the downy woodpecker - one of our backyard regulars
Panamint chipmunk (Tamias panamintinus) is endemic to desert mountain areas of southeast California and southwest Nevada in the United States.
Loggerhead shrike - At Cottonwood Canyon State Park in north Central Oregon
female downy woodpecker
Red-Bellied Woodpecker. I've been seeing a lot of these around lately. So pretty. ♥
Desert Bighorn Sheep can be found in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
California Valley Quail - Photo by Brett Colvin
Ring Neck Pheasant -one of three state birds that are non native to the United States
American Goldfinch. They visit winter and summer. They eat niger & sunflower seeds & enjoy sips from the birdbath.