Plectrophenax nivalis: Winters in the area but his a rare sight in the Paradise Valley. Here at Dailey Lake on 11 12 17.
Eagle flies away with the Coot.
A tasty bit of lunch for the Eagle. The Eagle worked the area for 20 minutes or so missing the Coot several time...Patience paid off.
Surf Scoter on Dailey Lake 10 27 17
Melanitta perspicillata: A rare visiter to the area. Only saw one on Dailey Lake on 10 27 17. Not reported as being seen in Paradise Valley.
Coot dives as Bald Eagle swoops in...he missed.
On Dailey Lake..few people around the lake and the deep divers are getting closer to shore.
Red Cheek..and head and neck of the Red-shafted Flicker.
Silent and at rest little fellow. You have brought joy and life to your place in the Sun.
Wilsonia pusilla: Found in dense bush near water. Fast mover looking for bugs on branches.
Western Grebe feeds chick.
Western Grebe chick in high speed sprint to mothers fish.
Black and white wing tips and the black notch on the yellow bill help ID this bird. Dailey Lake 72617
Wilson's Snipe in the field
This is why this bird is so hard to find. I followed him from a perch to the field and then he disappeared.
Lincoln Sparrows mating
Gallinago delicata. Her calling for a mate.
Note the tongue.
These birds are very secretive. This AM this male was on a post then this mound of earth calling for a mate. 7 2 17
Western Grebe and chicks at dawn
Dailey Lake at 0600 or so. Quiet, still, mom is heading to the area where her mate has a fish for her.
Rufus on a Fire Cracker
Fire Cracker flowers really attract Hummers.
Pied Grebe and Chick.
The Pied Grebe chick on the left has some very special camouflage markings. Not the difference with the adult on the right.
Nest site at Hepburn Butte.
Cliff Swallow chicks wait for their food.