|Camas Creek above Magic Reservoir|
|Golden eagle chick in typical eagle nest|
The canyons remain beautifully green and alive with flowers and birds. Yellow-breasted chats, western tanagers, bullock's orioles, and yellow warblers supply the chorus from the stream habitats, while the vesper, lark, and brewer's sparrows, meadowlarks, and sage thrashers mount their choral offensive from the sagebrush. All the while, the raptors are soaring on the high winds, sometimes for fun, sometimes in search of food to feed the very bored and probably very hungry chicks in the nest.
|Great horned owl fledges, snapping their beaks at me and rocking back and forth (for what reason, I don't know)|
On the weekends, I have been driving a lot: visiting my girlfriend in Billings, MT, meeting my parents at Craters of the Moon National Park, going to a wedding in Pocatello, ID, etc....so the following are a collection of photos from these weekends:
|Black bear in the Beartooth Pass (Red Lodge) area.|
|Abby sees the bear!|
|Katie and Abby! Beartooth Pass|
|The mama at Craters of the Moon, walking|
|The mama at home, walking|
|The DeVoe "ranch"|
|The Snake River at high water in Idaho Falls|
|A bit of over-topping the banks|
|Meeting the Pinson's for breakfast on the second beautiful day of the year so far.|
***Blog title from Yonder Mountain String Band's "Idaho." Best song ever. Check it out here!