We had a great drive through Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday. So many birds! We actually started with this Short-eared Owl just south of the town of Hines on Potter Swamp Road.
And we finished the day with Flammulated Owl at Idlewild Campground north of Burns. Malheur was in between the two.
On our way back from owling I pulled over to save this Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus, split from the Prairie Rattlesnake). We were too late for at least two others long the Devine Canyon section of Hwy 395.