Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Snowy Bighorn Mountains - SkyWatch Friday

Greetings from Sheridan, Wyoming


Crazy Woman Creek after some of the snow had fallen.

After being able to complete one morning of work in the Bighorns the weather turned to rain/snow/sleet. It was mostly just rain for the first day or so but when I woke up one morning I quickly learned that anything can happen even in June in the Bighorns. There ended up being about 3 or so inches of snow in lots of areas and there was even snow in the lower elevations of the mountains.

Mountains in the Bighorns.

I have found two pairs of Barrow's Goldeneyes, Black Rosy-Finch, and Cassin's Finch among many other species of birds. I also found a herd of about 20 Elk and in a different area saw 2 Moose.

This is one of the ponds that I have found Barrow's Goldeneyes.

10 comments:

Guy D said...

I would love to frame that last photo, its incredible!

Have a fantastic weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Eric(NL) said...

WOW, the last picture is stunning, PERFECT!!!

Well done!!

Have a nice Skywatch friday!!

GReetings from NL

Your EG Tour Guide said...

These photos make me want to be there. Well done!

EcoRover said...

Welcome to mountain weather! My fleece pullover and rainjacket live in my knapsack. Hope your fieldwork goes well.

srp said...

That last shot leaves me speechless! It takes my breath away!

Light and Voices said...

Excellent group of photos. My favorite is the last shot.
Joyce

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful skywatch shots. Absolutely love that last shot.

Arija said...

Crazy Woman Creek just firs me to a tee. Your scenery is to die for, wonderful wunderful photos and post.

Babooshka said...

Stunning images all of them, just flawless.

Karen said...

All of those photos are incredible !!

That last one is my favourite though.... those reflections just draw you eye...