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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Birds From Wyoming-Part One

Yesterday we returned from a month long trip to Great Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in Wyoming.  It was an interesting adventure to spend 29 nights in a motor home, and each day in search of wildlife to photograph.  This post will feature a few of the birds that we encountered.

First is a pair of Sandhill Cranes with a single chick.  These birds were about two hundred yards away and did not appear willing to let me get closer...


Next is a Yellow-headed Blackbird.  These are fairly common in the west but rarely seen here in the east...



In the next photo, three Killdeer are having an animated discussion on the edge of a geyser...


I will conclude this post with juvenile Northern Flicker on the verge of fledgling.  It called for food constantly but I never did see the adult arrive to feed it.  Finally it too matters into its own hands, er, I mean tongue...






Finally, it spots an insect crawling almost in range it it's tongue...


With a little more effort, it manages to reach the intended victim...


Thanks for visiting.  I am looking forward to sharing more photos from our trip soon.

2 comments:

  1. Hello Steve
    Great blog.
    Greetings Bets

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  2. Hi! What an adventure I Think. Great Pictures.
    Looking forward to see the rest from your trip.
    Majsan/

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