Thursday, July 28, 2011
Spring photos Vol 1
My last out-and-about post described my lek therapy morning with the Greater Sage-Grouse. I also was able to enjoy a morning of Sharp-tailed Grouse lek therapy as well. It wasn't the best morning for photography, but every morning on a lek is a great morning.
On my way home I visited a pair of Mountain Bluebirds nesting in a bluebird box along the highway.
Western Meadowlarks never sounded so good this spring.
One of the highlights of my travels back and forth between Billings and Fort Peck was a Sandhill Crane nest just off the highway. I was only able to stop and take photos one morning before the spring floods rendered that route to Billings impassable.
The next time I was able to travel this route the birds were gone and the nest was overgrown with cattails.
Posted by John Carlson at 8:25 PM