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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wed. Wings - Last Fledgling of August

Male House Finch feeding fledgling - backyard birding
I observed this newbie fledgling doing the "feed me" hop/dance to get Dad's attention while on the ground. Dad tried hard to show him the finer arts of dining, but to no avail. So Junior hopped on top of feeder and allowed me to get these interesting photos. Kudos to a patient father :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mammals on Monday

Deer, Elk, & Bison of Yellowstone National Park

 Collared Elk - Lower Geyser Basin

This young deer was on the alert and very skittish when approached -  Willow Park

Elk - Willow Park

Siesta time at the Lodge,  Tower-Roosevelt

Herd of Bison - Hayden Valley

Bison - Hayden Valley
Just as cute as Bambi!  Tower Falls

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Clear Creek Trail - Pocatello, Idaho

Our morning hike on Clear Creek Trail started off sunny, but there was a small storm brewing.  
Didn't see much wildlife on the trail, except lovely settings. 


Beautiful sunflowers everywhere

White Butterfly

Beautiful vista as we headed off the trail ahead of the storm

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Wonders

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Old Faithful Geyser - Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Tower Falls - Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Upper Falls - Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Lake Yellowstone - Yellowstone Nat'l Park  

Monday, August 22, 2011

All Wild in Yellowstone Park Wy.

Howdy! Driving, sightseeing, & limited internet sites (none in Yellowstone Park) made  less time for social media. I apologize for the quality of these photos as I took them in the moment & are not the clearest but you'll get the general idea of what I viewed!     Later.......if internet sites permits     :)

Our day started with a pretty sunrise in Hayden Valley, a 'hot spot' for  wildlife in the morning hours. 

The early morning mists cleared to reveal a Grizzly bear sow with 2 cubs feeding on a carcass. A very kind photographer allowed me to view through his scope this truly amazing sight!  Hayden Valley

Hard to see, but  mama  Grizzly (on left) is on the alert & turns to see or hear an intruder approaching. 

Sure enough, a much larger Grizzly running very fast in the direction of grizzly family & carcass!  (he ran them off)

Bald Eagle ( a lifer! ) - Hayden Valley 

Lone female black Wolf  - Willow Park

Another view - Black female wolf - Willow Park
There were numerous sightings throughout the park area of 4-5 wolves traveling together but I was happy to get this one.

Small brown bear (grizzly?) traveling alone, but this is the closest my lens and I would get  with Mom most likely  near by.    Black-tail Deer Plateau

Bull Elk - Willow Park

Found this Gray Jay in the parking lot.   Upper Falls - Canyon Village

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Roadrunner in Tree - Wed. Wings

Greater Roadrunner - Prescott Nat'l Forest

This is not the clearest of pictures, but I was surprised to see this Roadrunner taking advantage of  height in trees to survey the area:)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Splash of Yellow

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly  - Prescott Nat'l Forest  - Prescott, Az.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cooper's Hawk - Wed. Wings

Cooper's Hawk - Prescott Nat'l Forest  -  Prescott, Az.

 Cooper's Hawk patiently eyeing his next meal in a heavily wooded area of the forest.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Orange Flurry - Wed.Wings

Rufous Hummingbird  (m)  -  Prescott, Az.

Rufous Hummingbird (m)  Prescott, Az.

Rufous Hummingbird (m)  Prescott, Az.

Rufous Hummingbird (m) Prescott, Az.
 I don't remember seeing these birds (our area) last summer, or perhaps I  missed the migration window. So I was pleased to see them and get photos.Their orange color,wing beat, and call are very easy to distinguish from the other hummingbirds.These fierce little Rufous Hummingbirds have temporarily displaced the Anna's hummingbirds at the feeders but the Anna's still manage to sneak in a drink or two before being run off  :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Purple Haze - Monday Macro

Black Carpenter Bee on Russian Sage   -  Prescott, Az.