Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cool, wet spring day in western Montana

Typically, these wet, cold weather spring days are pretty good for concentrating, and as a consequence, finding a diversity of bird species ranging from common to rare. Although no rarities found today on Lee Metcalf NWR, it was pleasant methodically searching for something different. Only one new species for the year, Bonaparte's Gull, found today...on Pond 5 of Lee Metcalf NWR. Good numbers of swallows around the wetlands (see embedded photos). Photos produced by digiscoping.

Also captured a Red-naped Sapsucker via camera/scope.