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A Pine Cone and a Pygmy Nuthatch—A Dispatch from Mendonoma

The following is an article written by Jeanne Jackson for her blog Mendonoma Sightings where she documents the wildlife, the land, and the waters of our coast.


A pine cone and a Pygmy Nuthatch [Picture taken by Rob Bolander]

Pygmy Nuthatches are tiny birds. Just look at this cute one Ron Bolander recently photographed next to a cone!

The group of Pygmy Nuthatches, now numbering seven, continues to spend the night inside a birdhouse at Rick’s and my place in Anchor Bay.

They arrive at dusk and leave at first light…unless they hear Ravens. Then they become silent and wait inside until the danger has passed over them. Seeing them each day reminds me the days are getting shorter.

Thanks to Ron for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

The fog has disappeared and warm weather is moving in!


How Can You Support the Efforts of Mendonoma Sightings?

  • Buy Jeanne Jackson’s book Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year here. The 270-page, full-color documentation of our coast’s beauty would make for a great gift or coffee table conversation piece.
  • Jeanne Jackson has also written two children’s books: Sunny Loves Spring on the California Coast and Sunny Loves Summer on the California Coast. These playful children’s books were written to instill within children a love of nature. Jackson will be publishing the other two seasons this year. Those books can be purchased at http://sunnylovesnature.com/
  • Check out Craig Tooley’s incredible photography of our coastline here. Buy some prints of his photos, get them framed, and bring the Mendonoma coast home.
  • “Follow” and “Like” the Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year Facebook page for direct access to Jackson’s dispatches of life on Mendonoma.
  • If you have your own Mendonoma Sighting, contact Jeanne Jackson at mendonomasightings@gmail.com to submit your narrative and photograph so she can document the experience.

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