Montana

Pine Butte Guest Ranch - Day 4

Freeze Out Lake and Prairie.


Our cabin in the morning.


A view back from beyond Pine Butte.


A beaver dam


A muskrat.


A Chestnut-naped Longspur landing.


A Chestnut-naped Longspur at rest.


Gently rolling prairie.


A Horned Lark


I forget what bird had a nest in the grass right next to where we first parked the van?


I think this is a Common Tern?


Here is another view of the same tern.


A Black Tern


A singing Marsh Wren.


A Pelican


Terns nesting on a muskrat's lodge.


A Black-necked Stilt


Avocet and Phalarope


An American Avocet


Two Avocets and a Marbled Godwit.


A Wilson's Phalarope


A Yellow-headed Blackbird


An American Avocet wading in water so deep it looks as though it is swimming.


One of the ranch vans.


Pelicans over the prairie.


Pelicans on the lake


Stopping to look at Loons and Grebes.


A small blue butterfly.


A Ring-necked Pheasant.


A mule deer.


Does anyone remember what breed these are?


A Golden Eagle


A Ferruginous Hawk


A Great Horned Owl
With thanks to Kate Davis and Raptors of the Rockies.


A Peregrine Falcon named Sibley.


Aspen leaves.


A Raven going for a stroll behind the horse barn.


A White-crowned Sparrow.

 

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