Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The weather deteriorated quickly after this morning's Grasshopper Sparrow, but we toughed it out in the high elevations, seeing Williamson's Sapsucker, "Western" Flycatcher (voice seemed intermediate to us, more later), and hearing singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet. We descended back to near Pilot Rock and made a stop for lunch at a big pullout which was a stakeout for Barn Owls.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Yesterday afternoon I went on a short hike in Arctic Valley with my friend Dave Sonneborn. We went to the top of one of the knolls where we saw two Townsend's Solitaires and a Say's Phoebe.
The early wildflowers were nice, such as this Mountain Avens, Dryas octopetala, in the rose family.
And how about the wildlife? On the way up a North American Porcupine and on the way down a Moose, the latter taken with my iPhone, both from the car window.