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


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



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