Finally, at last, this and the adjoining post, will be the last two from our journey West last month...and I am happy to move forward and play catch up with other things I have wanted to share.
In this post, we are at
Flathead National Forest in Montana.
After you view this post, I would very much appreciate your taking a look-see at the final post for this series...titled:
East from Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Home
I wish each of your celebrating the holiday,
a very blessed and safe
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Wild Bird Wednesday
Entrance into Flathead and the husby walking the pup-cubs.
This was a very quiet place and as the sign above shows, lots of wildlife...now ask me...what of any of them did we get to view...
We then drove to Swan River National Forest and yea...saw 2 Mallard Ducks...not exactly exciting, but something...
And then there was this really nice horse all alone out in it's pasture...
it looked kind of pretty standing there~
The snow covered mountains are always just so stunning to me...
I really love seeing them and wondering what kind of wildlife is right in front of me and I cannot see...
Do you see anything, that I may be missing? :)
The Northwest is heavily loaded with lots of Western Red-tailed Hawks and this one was really animated, peeking up and over at me, trying to figure out why I was making a clicking noise in its direction...noisy shutter~
We also visited Lolo State Park on this day.
We actually were making a very large loop to get back to where we had planned to stay and this was one of the many scenic routes in Montana.
Yea, a new bird for my very long wish list.
Hooded Mergansers ~
And a darling little Pine Squirrel.
These little chaps are always quite chatty, but this one was pretty much just watchful of me~
What you see below, could have been a disaster.
If it had not been for us being ahead of a very fast moving 18 wheeler, these White tailed Deer may have easily been hit.
It was only a matter of seconds and even we had to brake a bit, to keep from hitting them...and no, they failed to say thank you.
I guess these images are thank you enough~
A few images of a Western Red-tailed Hawk soaring, very high above where we stopped to take a rest~
The husby decided he wanted to take a few images of me with our two girls.
Meaka on my right will turn 6 next week and Silveit to my left is 10 months old...both registered Long Coat German Shepherds.
They traveled beautifully together~
An adult female Turkey with her 2 young ones.
She was gently coaxing them away from us~