It seems like we have always photographed Western Meadowlarks in spring and early summer but never in autumn so seeing a few hanging out on fence posts one afternoon singing away was a treat especially in their fall plumage.
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Home on the range
Dramatic skies contrast with gentle golden grasses whispering change is on the way.
Watching a Lesser Yellowlegs working over the shoreline of an alpine lake for a meal. Summertime…when the living was easy.
Wind in his hair
An Osprey sits holding onto a, well, not so attractive, rock as the wind blows through their hair ( feathers of course).
American White Pelican: Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
An American White Pelican enjoying a wonderful spring sunset high in the Rocky Mountains. The grass is just greening up around the edges of the lake but the Pelicans have arrived on their way to the boreal forests where many breed. A sure sign summer is on it’s way.
When the going is good…
… the good get going. Or in this case eating and that is exactly what they Yellow-headed Blackbird was doing this afternoon. Feasting on the fresh hatch of midges that seemingly coated the tall Phragmites. While Phragmites grasses make for a nice backdrop in photos most are non-native species which are invasive in wetlands all across the United States. Many non-native Phragmites outcompete native marsh vegetation and provides little or no food for most marsh-dependent wildlife.
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