If you live in North America you may well be familiar with the Clarkâ€™s Nutcracker (Nucifraga Columbiana). This adorable passerine bird is fairly large in size and is ash-grey in color with black and white wings and tail feathers. The bill, legs and feet of the Clarkâ€™s Nutcracker are also black â€“ all in all a fairly ordinary looking bird. However, the Clarkâ€™s Nutcracker is anything but ordinary.
Winter weatherâ€™s closing in on many North American towns. Most migrant birds have finished their move south, escaping the cold. Why not follow them? A winter trip to SE Arizona is a great cure for a bird-watcherâ€™s winter blues.