Birding on Blue Mountain

The birding in the post-fireĀ forest of Blue Mountain, near Missoula, Montana, has been phenomenal as of late. Williamson’s Sapsuckers and Western Bluebirds are definitely the stars of the show. House Wrens are making use of the previously excavated nest holes as the new tenets.

Male Williamson's Sapsucker

Male Williamson’s Sapsucker

 

Female Williamson's Sapsucker

Female Williamson’s Sapsucker

 

Trillium in Bloom

Trillium in Bloom

 

Singing House Wren...not around any houses

Singing House Wren…not around any houses

 

Male Dark-eyed Junco

Male Dark-eyed Junco

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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