Birding – Easy Like Sunday Morning

Birding on a warm, lazy Sunday morning in April is like visiting with old friends. These friends are returning from journeys, both short and epic. The landscape of the Montana is being filled with color and sounds as the migrants return. The return coincides with a explosion of life that tracks with increases daylight and warmth. Winter has appeared to release its grasp, even though it is an inevitability that there will be some fits of wintery weather.

Pileated Woodpecker being as cooperative as possible

Pileated Woodpecker being as cooperative as possible

Who's the turkey?

Who’s the turkey?

American Coot - the mixed bag of traits

American Coot – the mixed bag of traits

Before the dive - Osprey

Before the dive – Osprey

The Return of the Clean Up Crew - Turkey Vulture

The Return of the Clean Up Crew – Turkey Vulture

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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