Saturday, February 13, 2010


It got quite a bit warmer for us last week which resulted in a few kinds of birds we haven't seen for quite a while.

Northern Mockingbird

Black-throated Sparrow

As you might have already guessed, the "we" in the sentence above was not the collective we of the residents of northeastern Montana, but just Laura and me. A week in the upper Sonoran desert in Phoenix for a rural healthcare conference was a nice change from the high plains snow and cold.



We were able to get out for a nice hike at the nearby Piestewa Peak Area one afternoon where Laura spotted this Roadrunner right in front of us. I was able to follow him for a while as he hunted along the edge of a ridge.

Cactus Wren

Anna's Hummingbird

We are now back to experiencing temps 60 degrees colder, but it was certainly nice while it lasted. Oh yeah, the conference was good too!

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