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but the sun was shining and birds were calling – what’s a gal to do? April 17, 2010

Filed under: ecology,wildlife — bisonquest @ 7:07 pm

Yellow Bellied Marmot

I was supposed to be working on our ranch taxes. Yes, I know – I’m late.  I’m always late with taxes.  Extensions were made for people like me.  All the same, I was diligently working on them first thing this morning.  But when I went out to feed the livestock and let out the chickens, I got waylaid.  The sun was shining, a warm southwest breeze was blowing, and I could hear flickers and chickadees and bluebirds and….  I grabbed my camera and mud boots (I said it was a beautiful day, I didn’t say it wasn’t mucky) and just started walking.  I saw the first pasque flower of the year, and startled a flock of blue grouse.  The yellow bellied marmots were out and whistling, the flickers were making their exotic calls, and the bluebirds were courting.  I didn’t get home until lunchtime.  This is what my springs are made of.

Male Bluebird

Blue Grouse

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2 Responses to “but the sun was shining and birds were calling – what’s a gal to do?”

  1. RonG Says:

    So enjoyed the new pictures (course we loved the old ones too). Looking forward to when we get to see all this again – it’s been too long.

  2. bisonquest Says:

    Reblogged this on Bison Quest Adventure Vacation Blog and commented:

    #marmots, #bluebirds, #grouse and #chickadees. This is what my springs are made of.


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