Sunday, May 30, 2010

Loggerhead Shrike

North of Powell. May, 2010.
Shrikes are classified as predatory songbirds. Their diet typically consists of insects, but they also kill small vertebrates, including mice and other birds. They are known for impaling their prey on thorns and then devouring it.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Yellowstone.  May, 2010.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Brewer's Blackbird

North of Powell. May, 2010.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Harlequin Duck

Yellowstone. May, 2010.
Harlequin Ducks are sea ducks who spend winters along the coast of the Pacific Northwest, ranging as high as the northern tip of Alaska. During the summer they move inland and live in fast moving streams. Yellowstone is at the southern tip of their summer range.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Yellowstone. May, 2010.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Buffalo calves

Yellowstone. May, 2010.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Evening light

North of Powell. May, 2010.
Carter Mountain, south of Cody, is in the background.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Turkey Vulture

North of Powell. May, 2010.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Barn Swallows

North of Powell. May, 2010.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Near Powell. May, 2010.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Powell Pheasant

East of Powell. May, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wyoming Wildlife

Wyoming Wildlife has just published a Special Photo Issue composed of photos from the 2009 Wyoming Wildlife Photo Contest. While these photos weren't the contest winners, there are some wonderful photos here, and I am very pleased to have two photos included.

The first photo is of two sandhill cranes. The photo was taken north of Ralston late one afternoon in early April of 2009. A flock of cranes was feeding in a cornfield which bordered the road on both sides. Because the light was low, I was setting up a tripod for a shot. I was just starting to set up when the cranes took flight and flew overhead to settle on the other side of the road. I lifted the tripod and fired away as they flew over. I was fortunate that several shots turned out.

The second photo was taken on Polecat Bench north of Powell in February of 2009. It was a clear afternoon and a rough-legged hawk was perched on a fence post not far off the road. The light was perfect and the hawk gave me just enough time to get it in focus before it launched.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


North of Powell. May, 2009.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


North of Powell. April, 2010.

Monday, May 3, 2010

American Kestrel

East of Powell. May, 2010.

Saturday, May 1, 2010