A male Yellow Rumped Warbler gleans a small meal from the aspen leaves as the sun just begins to shine in the forest.
A Beardstounge Floats like a cloud in a sky of grass.
Headwaters State Park, MT.
Well before me, well before the sun the Robins wake and start the day with a song. Lying in bed I hear them sing then nod back off again until the sun peaks out.
A Robins song is not a bad wake up call at all.
Hearing the Chickadees calling in the trees above our heads we expected to look up and see either a black-capped or mountain chickadee as we had seen them earlier this day. However to our surprise we we greeted by this little Chestnut-Backed Chickadee looking down at us and hunting insects just above our heads.
The all about birds website starts their description of this bird by calling them handsome and I would have to whole heartedly agree with that.
A Cedar Waxwing ushers in summer. Perched in a tree with leaves so fresh you can almost smell the fragrant summer breeze.
Happy summer and happy Friday to all.
And to those on the southern half of the globe happy winter.
While strolling the fields to see who’s there we found a handful of newcomers that will be gone in the blink of an eye.
Some in small patches and some stand alone. Some out in the open while some hide along the forest edge.
A nice patch of Parry’s Townsend Daisies seem to shine even without the sunlight on a cloudy afternoon.
This beautiful flower (identified with the help of troutlily57) is a Death Camus. All parts of this wildflower contain toxic chemicals (alkaloids) said to be more potent than strychnine…yikes.
I think this small beauty is in the Phlox family. Yet the specific species needs further investigation.
Finally a beautiful Chocolate Lilly. These are always somewhat sparse and this year the flower seem unusually small.
All beautiful finds and fresh from the fields close to home.