|The Magpie; probably the most common and most notable bird in the area|
|This Magpie was in the forest around the Mammoth Hot Springs|
|I captured this close up photo when the little sneak tried to rip into my|
garbage back in the back of my truck.
|The common Robin is everywhere in the forest and brush lands as they are nesting and put up|
a display for me when I pass so that I will miss their nest chasing them.
|The Mountain Chicadees are searching the trees and bushes for food and are a difficult|
subject to photograph as they are rarely still and very tiny.
|These little birds can be found in trees bushes and along watery areas such as streams and rivers|
|The Mountain Blue Birds are also out and about and can be almost always|
be found in matted pairs with one being much lighter in color. This was a darker Hued bird
|This pretty American Kestrel was photographed in the Bridger Area outside of Bozeman and I think is one of the|
most colorful birds around.
|Red Shafted Flicker in tree in upper Mammoth Hot Springs Yellowstone National Park|
|This very pretty Red Shafted Flicker is nesting in a tree right outside a residence in Mammoth Hot Springs|
Took me several days to get this photo but since I found the nest more shots will be forth coming.
|Red Shafted Flicker outside of next...hole in tree.|
|These Two matted Red Tail hawks were a long ways almost out of my camera lens reach.|
They were soaring and playing around together near their nest.
|Would we have birds without snakes?|
After a rather uneventful lunchtime hike I came across this Bull Snake on the trail and did a nice jump
to avoid him/her.
|As I repositioned to get a better photo, he slid backwards into his hole.|
I know where he hides and you can expect I will be back for more of this guy.