Posted by: atowhee | March 20, 2015

FIRST SPRING GALLERY, 2015

elk--ashfordThese first three photos are by Dick Ashford.  Elk in cascades.  Below:  some very informative images of a Harlan’s Hawk (Red-tail) in flight. harl1 harl2Dr. Richard Harlan was a Philadelphia physician and naturalist, close friend of Audubon.  It was he who named this dark-feathered bird after Harlan and declared it a separate species. Audubon nicknamed this buteo the “Black Warrior.”  In 1825 Harlan published a pioneering work on the known mammals of North America, two decades before Audubon’s own book on the mammals came out.

SOME OF MY OWN RECENT SHOTS2CRANES BTS G-J IN SHADE  M-C CROWN MOOM OM NESTLLNG WINGSBelow: the stare.THE STARE1 VULCAN
Click here a look at Mountain Bird Festival trip schedule…you may be too late for the Great Gray Owl trips but Gray Jay, cranes, Mountain Chickadee and a White-headed Woodpecker or two would still make a pretty good weekend of birding, no?MTBF COLOR LOGO

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