National Geographic : 1946 Jul
c aLonalo uleograpllte oocety Housing Is No Problem to a Mountain Bluebird This one perches outside the quarters it has established in an old aspen hole. Sometimes nests formerly used by woodpeckers are taken over. The mountain bluebird is slightly larger and more brightly hued than its eastern cousin. It is a common species in the High Country in summer. Kodachromes byAlfred M.Bailey and Robert J.Niedrach A Red-shafted Flicker Brings Home the Groceries No aspen grove would becomplete without afamily ofthese noisy birds. Members of the woodpeckerfamily, they occasionally drill through weather boarding to nest in barns ordeserted buildings. Iftheentrance hole ofabird box is too small, they enlargeittosuit their needs.