Sunday, May 4, 2014

More Sage Grouse

Saturday I took a neighbor out looking at sage grouse.   Living here for many years, he had never seen them.  I thought they might be done, but on a lek there were over 50 of them and I wanted to get some silhouette pictures of them so I parked below a ridge line and "harvested" these.  By the way, two cocks got into a fight under the truck which made it very exciting.

A very wild day in Idaho - wildness is the essence of the enjoyment of life.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Leucistic Robin and other birds

I got a call from a lady that told me her daughter had a strange robin in her year.  I went visiting and found the robin, common Grackle and some Yellow-rumped warblers.  It was a fun hour.  Here the leucistic robin harvests a worm for the lawn

Yellow-rumped warblers were every where; in the trees, on the rocks, on the lawn and on the road.

The day before I found these two male turkeys chasing two females near the Henrys Fork of the Snake River.

Last Saturday I caught some sage grouse displaying on the top of a ridge.  I am visiting that same place tomorrow morning with a friend.

Just a few days in the Wilds of Idaho.