Saturday, June 18, 2011

More Summer Tanager and attack birds.

Here are some of the pictures I took of the rare Summer Tanager that I  got on Friday, June 17, at Market Lake, Idaho.




While looking for the Summer Tanager, I captured a coot feeding her baby.


I also stumbled on a baby sandhill crane who chased me, hissing and snapping its bill.



As soon as I back peddled far enough, it took off for its parents out in the grass field.


What a way to spend the morning of a wild day in the wildness of Idaho - and then I went fishing.

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great sightings, Bill. Congrat son the Tanager. It is a beautiful and colorful bird. The Coot and young is a great capture. And I love the Crane shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, great pics. You have the eye for finding and then photographing these birds.

Poopers AKA 2Ply said...

I love your header picture, it looks kinda magical. The Tanager is gorgeous.

Gaelyn said...

LOL! I'm imagining you being chased by the baby crane.

Bekkieann said...

Always love your photos, but that tanager is truly special!

Janie said...

The birding and photographing was certainly a good wild Idaho experience. I hope the fishing was equally good!

Lois Evensen said...

What great birds. Your Summer Tanager is so very pretty. All the images are great!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a way to spend the morning of a wild day in the wildness of Idaho - and then I went fishing....lol...I love the way you live and write.
Funny you came by today to my site because I was thinking yesterday about how I missed your site.
I so need to get back to being a better blogger and friend.
Thanks for always leaving me such kind comments. I do appreciate you
Maggie

A Quiet Corner said...

What great pix!!! Thanks for stopping by my "Corner"...:)JP

missing moments said...

Love the birds ... they can be so hard to capture!

Kim, USA said...

Wow so this is Tanager it's very pretty bird. I don't think if we have it here in MI. thanks for sharing the photo. ^_^

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great pix (watch out for thos sandhills -- I imagine their bite could hurt ;>)

SKIZO said...

Excellente
Work
Tank you for sharing