Archive for July, 2011

~ Yellow-breasted Chat ~

July 29th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
 While i’m in the Chat room   i’d like to add a few more things about this seldom seen and often heard bird. It is the largest member of the ...

Yellow-breasted Chat ~ Icteria auricollis & the Exxon Gang

July 28th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | 3 Comments
 Greetings, welcome to Chatville… The Yellow-breasted Chat, male here, is the most aberrant genus in the Wood Warbler Family, according to National Geographic Complete Birds of North America .  Quite secretive in a suductive ...

Black-billed Magpie ~ Pica hudsonia

July 27th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
The Magpie or maggie as it is sometimes called is not all that easy to photograph… they are not easy to approach as most members of the Corvidae family so ...

Mountain Bluebird ~ Sialia currucoides

July 27th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
           All of these pix were taken around the Indian Caves, Billings, MT…i saw lots of Bluebirds but some areas northwest of Red Lodge where i expect to see quite ...

Western Wood-Pewee ~ Contopus sordidulus

July 27th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
This Pewee is fairly non-discript, but can be appreciated for its subtle grays ‘n browns and its long flight to South America for more Summer! This picture was taken at ...

Least Flycatcher ~ Empidonax minimus

July 27th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | 1 Comment
    Another Active bird that won’t sit still. Either they are ensconsced in the under brush or move so fast ya can’t see um… this is one of the flighty ones. ...

Yellow Warbler ~ Dendroica petechia

July 27th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
In this neck of Riverfront Park, Billings, Montana are quite a few different birds. I was out to photograph the illusive Yellow-breasted Chat … good shots of the Yellow Warbler in the wild (where ...

American Dipper ~ Cinclus mexicanus

July 27th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | 1 Comment
What a unique little bird in a unique micro-niche of the environment. The American Dipper spends it’s Summer, from birth that begins on the edge of, and in raging melting snow river runoff;  finding ...

Cedar Waxwing ~ Bombycilla cedrorum

July 27th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
 Needless to say they’re gorgeous. And i know there is a few other Cedar Waxwing pix on this Blog. None quite the Eye Candy these are.    I believe i saw Cedar ...

Sora ~ Porzano carolina ~ Breeding male

July 27th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Hard to believe that this is a ‘Game Bird’ in the Eastern US – i just felt so damn lucky to have Camera in hand failing to get a shot ...
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