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.
One of the joys of spring is getting to see a few White Faced Ibis up close.
This one seems to enjoying the afternoon sun along the river bank. Perhaps foraging or perhaps just enjoying the afternoon sun. Either way it was a treat for us to soak in the color of their wonderful plumage.
A small Cliff Swallow looking just like the master predator she is takes a break from their tireless foraging on a small frond of grass.
Seeing a bird land easily on this small tuft of grass provided a reminder of just how small and light a cliff swallow must be. About an ounce.
Watching a Lesser Yellowlegs working over the shoreline of an alpine lake for a meal. Summertime…when the living was easy.
We were surprised when a pair of River Otters popped up over a river bank to check us out early one morning. Curious and inquisitive they had a quick look and then slipped back down the bank and out of sight.
Later on the family went out for a stroll along the riverbank and all marched in a line…well except for junior who had to make his own way.
Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge.