Tuesday, June 3, 2014

WY - Mountain Plover 06/03

We had a fantastic day of birding around Laramie beginning north of town with a much desired Mountain Plover. Later in the day we were treated to an American Bittern calling completely in the open near Hattie Lake.

Mountain Plover (and White-tailed Prairie Dog) - near Laramie, SE Wyoming. June 3rd, 2014.

 American Bittern - near Laramie, SE Wyoming. June 3rd, 2014.

 Swainson's Hawks - near Laramie, SE Wyoming. June 3rd, 2014.


Steve Davis said...

Hi James, wow - that's amazing...incredible mammals and great birds too ! Hope the group were as thrilled as I would have been. Still working my way through all the pictures in Ohio- should get them onto Flickr in the next couple of weeks. We got 3 fabulous Wolverines in Finland, also Russian Flying Squirrels - I should have photos of both. Also found Great Gray and Tengmalm's Owls at nests.
Steve Davis

James P. Smith said...

Thanks Steve, and congratulations on your Wolverine success. I can admit that I thought about you on the Wyoming trip. We didn't do so well with large mammals but had a crackin' tour for mid-sized mammals, including Uinta and Wyoming Ground Squirrels and Uinta Chipmunk. The highlights for me were the American Marten and mutiple sightings of American Badger.