Monday, June 6, 2022

Wisconsin to Montana - Grasslands to Mountains

 

Bobolink in the Rain
Buena Vista Grasslands, Wisconsin


Bobolink tries to hide in the Dandilions


Brewer's Blackbird

Migrating Trumpeter Swans 
There were 33 scattered in the field ponds

Brown Thrasher 

Nesting Am. Robin at South Dakota Campground

White-breasted Nuthatch


Badlands National Park - a fun drive through


Stark beauty in the Badlands

Ribbons of color

Bison enjoying the green grass


Prairie Dog taking five!

The baby prairie dog gangs all here

Snow-capped Absaroka Mountains - Livingston, Montana


Western Tanagers - cold weather migration - hungry birds



Western Tanager

 


Looking for insects in the Crab Apple blossoms


Flocks of Cedar Waxwings feeding on Apple Blossom petals

Evening Grosbeak

Eurasian Collared Dove - more abundant as we travel west

Black-billed Magpies a common sight in Livingston

Two juvenile Magpies interacting

Just fledged Magpie

Mule Deer launches

Cleared the high bar

 Button buck Mule Deer - winter pelage



Pine Siskin

Purple Finch pair

Black-headed Grosbeak 

Lazuli Bunting

We are enjoying our visit with Ty's brother Daryl and wife Vicki, and their dog Toby for the next two months.  If we don't wear out our welcome!  We are staying about a mile from their house at Osen's RV.


Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann























Sunday, May 22, 2022

Visiting Green Bay, Wisconsin and vicinity

 

Early morning bird walks at the Wildlife Sanctuary.
Great to be returning to Green Bay for Spring migration.

This year a Barred Owl is nesting in the park.


Look carefully and you will see the owlet peeking 


This is a great place for warbler migration - one of the rarities
that everyone was looking for was the Canada Warbler.


The Canada Warbler was one of the 26 warbler species that we
saw in the 12 days we birded at the Sanctuary.



Palm Warbler


Yellow Warbler


Black & White Warbler


Prothonotary Warbler checks out his reflection.
Unusually far north for this warbler.


Prothonotary Warbler, only seen 4 times in the last 50 years by us at the Wildlife Sanctuary.


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Black-throated Blue Warbler


Magnolia Warbler


Black-throated Green Warbler


Pine Warbler



American Redstart


Blackburnian Warbler




We are staying at Celebration Church each night and the sunsets have been amazing.


Wilson's Phalarope female at Ken Euer's Nature Area


Short-billed Dowitchers sporting their rusty Spring colors


Solitary Sandpiper, all alone on Sanctuary pond


Dunlins


Hudsonian Godwits, a rare find at Ken Euer's


Hundreds of Mallards are in the area, this one made a nice reflection.


Mallard family 


 Redhead on one of the bird walks


Sanctuary visit not complete without seeing Canada Geese


Gray-cheeked Thrush


Swainson's Thrush


Yellow-headed Blackbird squawks out his "rusty gate" call


Hairy Woodpecker delivers insect larvae to nestlings


Purple Martin 


Sandhill Crane wanders around the Sanctuary


Tom Turkey displaying


White-tailed Deer blends in to the forest

Cottontail Rabbit


Woodchuck out for a stroll


Woodchuck on burrow rim


Muskrat 


Trillum


As always it was great to visit with friends, and experience God's creation at this outstanding park.
This waterfall was our last project before retiring in 2011.

Love ❤️  &  Prayers 🙏 
Ty & Ida Baumann