Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bird Skull

My husband spotted this bird's skull next to the front hedge the other evening after our walk. A puzzling find as there were no other bones about and the skull is really picked clean, so obviously has been in that state for a good amount of time. We wondered if it had been dropped by a crow, playing about, you know how they do. It measures about 3 inches in length. I'm wondering what kind of bird it might be...might have been.. any guesses out there?


  1. What a wonderful find! I can't help you with the type of bird, but I would love to know where it came from! The beak looks fairly long, though, and takes up more than half the length. Woodpecker? Beautiful painting!

  2. Thank you, Heidi, this is a gorgeous study. Bird bones are so interesting, with their web-like formation to keep them lighter!

  3. Heidi, When we lived in the mountains of Wyoming, I found a skull that looked just like this, and no other bones - just like yours, and I believe it was from a Clark's Nutcracker. We had a lot of those around.


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