Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Bighorn Mountains: Watery Wednesday

Greetings from Buffalo, Wyoming

Over the past few days I have been working in the Bighorn Mountains. Since the snowstorm dropped a couple inches we haven't had any more snow but it has still rained on most days. Some of the highlights lately have been many Moose including a few bulls, a flock of 250+ Rosy-Finches consisting mostly of Black, and finally seeing and hearing Western Wood-Pewee. The Wood-Pewees are very common birds but did not arrive until early June. I also birded some areas in the foothills of the Bighorns and was able to find Bobolink and Sharp-tailed Grouse. Although I am missing the amazing number of rarities being found at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area including a first state record Roseate Spoonbill I wouldn't trade places with any of the Indiana birders.

One of the many beautiful creeks in the Bighorn Mountains.

This is one of the areas I camped. I usually try to stay away from campgrounds because it is cheaper and many times there are cooler areas to camp.

See other Watery Wednesday posts here.

17 comments:

Kelly said...

...an amazing trip. You're seeing and doing so much. I'm definitely envious!!

Guy D said...

Wow that first pic is incredible, well done.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

mitt vattenhål said...

Seems as an interesting trip, great first shot but cold, we want summer over here now!

Ebie said...

Is that dirt in your car? I saw an ad that says "do not wash", very interesting ad, it proves, a sturdy and reliable car for travel!

Martha Z said...

Beautiful winter shot, hard to believe it is almost summer! I guess it is never truel summer at altitude.

EcoRover said...

With endless roadside spots to camp (and endless squared places to backpack), who wants a campground? Oh right--Mrs ER says that's where the outhouses are.

Dagrun said...

I'm envious too. Beautiful river.

J Bar said...

Great scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

at the cottage said...

Oh that snowy scene is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

Deb

Karen said...

Beautiful snowy scene...even if it is spring !!!

Great photos !!

Arija said...

Beautiful scenery and great water shot. We too like to camp far, far away from the crowd.

Tricia said...

Gorgeous - Just Gorgeous!

Julie said...

Beautiful area's and camping there must be wonderful.

Linnea W said...

That's a beautiful scene....rather cold looking for June. Sounds like you're on quite an adventure. Have fun and thanks for visiting my WW post.

Amanda Guthrie said...

Beautiful shots, out here in Cali more often than not we cannot camp outside of designated areas unfortunately.

mountain.mama said...

We are headed to the Big Horn mountains the first week in July. I am hoping that this wet and cold weather quits and we get summer very soon! Wonderful part of the world.

Drewe said...

Ahh - love the snowy watery scenes! Well done :D