Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sagebrush landing

Polecat Bench. February, 2010.
Golden Eagles will frequently perch on sagebrush, flimsy as it is.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mason-Lovell Ranch

East of the Bighorn River. February, 2010.

From the NPS Bighorn Canyon web site: "In 1883 . . . Henry Clay Lovell chose Willow Creek, in the Five Springs area, for the Mason/Lovell Ranch Headquarters. He built a bunkhouse, barn and corral and moved the home ranch from Nowood Creek to this site in 1884.

Henry Clay Lovell and Anthony L. Mason, owners of the ML Ranch had one of the largest and most prominent ranches in the eastern Bighorn Basin and the Wyoming Territory. They grazed cattle from Thermopolis to the Crow Reservation in Montana. It was estimated that they had as many as 25,000 cattle before the harsh winter of 1886-87. The ML Ranch lost roughly half of their cattle to exposure and starvation that winter."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dropping in for lunch

Rough-legged hawk diving on prey. February, 2010.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cloverly Formation

East of the Greybull river. February, 2010.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Chugwater formation

Triassic period. South of Shell. February, 2010.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Horned Owl

North of Powell. February, 2010.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Northern Harrier (Juvenile)

East of Powell. February, 2010.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bald Eagle

East of Powell. January, 2010.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


North of Powell. January, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bald Eagle

East of Powell. January, 2010.