Journeys Near

Sometimes journeys close to home can be quite rewarding, and that was the case today when my dad (visiting from Anaconda) and I made the short trip from my home to the Lolo Campground.  I had hoped to get a photo of a Townsend’s warbler.  I was successful in that mission.

We also enjoyed quite a bit of action from golden-crowned kinglets.

Among the behaviors we observed were territorial displays from males when other males trespassed.  This fellow is showing his crown to full effect.

We watched both males and females catch little green worms to take to their nests.

This female was an over-achiever.  She caught a second worm while already holding one in her beak.

Dad thought mating western tanagers was the highlight of the day.

Such gorgeous birds…

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