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.
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.
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!