Go ahead…dip a toe in it’s summer.
From marsh shrubs to sagebrush to pine forest to snow-covered peaks. A wide open landscape sure helps bring peace and quiet to a busy brain. Looking out from the marshlands at Red Rocks National Wildlife Refuge in Montana.
We found a nice sized group of these guys feeding in shallows ponds created by the the recent rain and snowmelt in Northern Colorado. What a beautiful bird.
The Oriole that is. Bight orange and beautiful the Bullocks Oriole. Who can resist that goatee and the Zoroesque mask. We typically see hundreds of Oriole nest in the winter and early spring but only catch a rare glimpse of the maker. This year we were lucky and got several nice opportunities.
A very well dressed Western Kingbird striking a nice 3/4 profile for the camera on a warm but slightly overcast morning.