We had so much fun at the Ennis Xmas bird count, we decided to try the one in Bozeman on Saturday. Once again we met Doctor Bird, George Kelly, and another good friend of his Peter, and hit the streets surrounding Bozeman near Kelly, Bear and Moffit Canyons. After a somewhat slow beginning, we discovered a prairie falcon, very nearby where Doctor Bird saw once last year
As the day wore on, we saw a few finches and sparrows and then a couple of Townsend Solitaire's. Peter spotted a large flock of Waxwings, as we stopped for a northern shrike spotting, but they were traveling fast and heading off into the distance. Then we pulled over to scan a juniper covered hillside, only to discover hundreds of Robins, many solitaires, a flicker or two, and then the large flock of waxwings.
Love the waxwings-Bohemian brand!
And of course a little love for the princes of the winter-Black Capped Chickadees