Re: Clyde Park updates
- Thanks Donna. That swamp is a nice spot. I pull in every day on my way home not knowing what might be swimming in the slough. I've got about 25 species so far this spring for the swamp.
The eagles on the side of the road are in their second year at that spot. I saw a couple people pulled over this morning taking pics.
I checked your pictures and was good practice for myself as a couple others beat me to it! I've been meaning to take that road and may do it this weekend to see if I can't spot a couple of those sparrows! Thanks.
--- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, "Donna Harkness" <harknessd8645@...> wrote:
> Hi Scott:
> Thanks for the heads up on the Cinnamon Teal. I ventured out there today and was rewarded by seeing the teal plus 2 Coots, 2 yellow-headed blackbirds, a pair of Mallards, and a Canada Goose at the slough. Just south of the turn-off for Castle Mountain Road I saw a pair of Bald Eagles in their nest on the west side of the highway. Will put some photos in my album. If you take the road north of Springdale and cross the Yellowstone, there is a nest with a pair of osprey taking turns sitting on it. That is on the west side of the road. If you want to go toward Big Timber--take North River Road. There was a nice variety of birds to be seen today. Some red-winged blackbirds, Brewer's blackbirds, red-tailed hawk, 2 bald eagles, I think a brown-headed cowbird (am putting a picture in the need ID help folder)and some sparrows (I am also putting those pictures in the need ID help folder). What a great day of birding. Thanks for your guidance, Scott.
> Big Timber
> --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, "steel_rsd" <steel_rsd@> wrote:
> > New yard birds have been a Chipping Sparrow yesterday and Brewer's Blackbird this evening. A beautiful Cinnamon Teal has been at the Castle Mountain Rd. Swamp the past couple days. He's been hanging out in the slough on either side of the road offering great views.
> > Cherry River FA (in Bozeman) has it's first goslings of the season (on the lower pond). Mom and Dad, on high alert, had them out for a swim on this perfect afternoon.
> > Scott Dean
> > Clyde Park