Posts Tagged ‘Birds

05
Sep
14

Eagles in Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone River runs through the part of Yellowstone National Park where I stayed.  Being from Wisconsin where bald eagles are about as common as robins, I was surprised to see that a bald eagle got as much attention from the park’s tourists as the bears.

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I saw both bald and golden eagles during my stay in Yellowstone National Park.

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The one disappointment about the over 100 day trip was that I didn’t get a better shot of a golden eagle.

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03
Sep
14

American White Pelican

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06
Aug
14

Good morning…

Last look from Idaho…

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10
Jul
14

Clark’s Nutcracker

Ecosystems have delicate balances, we all know that by now.  Clark’s nutcracker is an example of the delicate balancing mechanisms within nature.

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Whitebark pine tress exist at the highest levels of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains through some of the harshest weather on this planet.  Clark’s nutcrackers exist on the whitebark’s seeds.  It will feed on them and store the seeds to feed their young or themselves later.  Sometimes, the birds leave some seeds behind and that is practically the only way whitebark pine regenerates.

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Looks like a nice place for tomorrow’s hike.

20
May
14

Pinyon Jay

Apparently Pinyon Jays have a very good memory, travel in large flocks numbering five hundred or more, and may spend their whole life within the same flock.

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13
May
14

Male and Female Rose-Breasted Grossbeak

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Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

13
May
14

Eastern Towhee

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Good morning…




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