Montana Spring Birds

Yellow-headed Blackbirds

Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Montana.

It’s nice to see that spring has finally arrived! As on cue hundreds of yellow-headed blackbirds showed up last night near Helena, putting on an awesome show. It was great to finally see some color out there against our dull, brown, April landscapes we’ve had here in Montana. I’ll be out photographing sandhill cranes over the next couple weeks and hopefully I’ll have some more new Spring arrivals to share with you.

Canon 1DX  500mm f4L IS, 1.4X  f6.7  1/1500  ISO6400

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  1. Luana October 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    KEY:1 American Buffalo / American Bison (these were ranch owned and probably detsined to become burgers somewhere in Montana); we did see a few wild bison in the North Dakota Badlands and a Bison paddock at Waterton Lakes2 Moose not a full grown one, seen on the forest service road in Montana3 Wild Turkey seen in northern Montana near Canada border4 Whitetail Deer fawn a very young one, just getting its legs under it5 a nesting pair of Red-Naped Sapsuckers (woodpecker family), seen at Beaver Mines Campground in Alberta6 Black Bear seen on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta7 Common Raven seen on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta8 Mountain Goat with kid seen on the Cowboy Trail highway near Canmore, Alberta9 Squirrel not sure of the exact type, there are a few different ones up here, this one was photographed near Spirit Island on Maligne Lake10 Clarks Nutcracker (in the jay family) this one photographed near Mount Edith Cavell near Jasper11 Marmot related to ground squirrels these guys live in alpine areas and are nicknamed whistle pigs because they make a whistling noise this one was photographed near Mount Edith Cavell near Jasper12 Black Bear (black bear is the species, but these bears come in a variety of colors) this one was spotted near the highway in Waterton Lakes National Park13 Chipmunk photographed in Waterton Lakes National Park14 Butterfly (not sure which type) photographed in Waterton Lakes National Park15 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep photographed in Waterton Lakes National Park

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