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Harlequin Duck

Location: Olympic National Park, Washington Harlequin ducks tend to favor rapidly flowing, turbulent water such as mountain streams or rough surf. The male’s markings are striking with bold white stripes…

Steller’s Jay

Location: Near Snoqualmie, WA Contrast this image of a Pacific form Steller’s Jay with that of the Rocky Mountain form of the Steller’s Jay. The Pacific form lacks the partial…

Steller’s Jay

Location: Tower Fall Campground, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming US Based on variations in coloration, multiple subspecies of Steller’s jays have been identified. This image shows a Rocky Mountain form with the…

Swinhoe’s Pheasant

…species, which include this Swinhoe’s Pheasant with the splendid plumage. It is quite timid and often hides in the dense bushes from 300m hill area to 2500m high mountain area….

Mountain Bluebird

A splendid male Mountain Bluebird near Priddis, AB, Canada. Photographed with a Nikon D7200 and Sigma 100-400mm lens.

Mountain Chickadee

Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming This mountain chickadee flew onto a branch beside me while I was photographing a herd of elk, so I turned my camera on the bird…

Mountain Bluebird

A female Mountain Bluebird about to deliver a grasshopper to her nest box. Photographed near Priddis, AB, Canada on 21 July 2021 with a Nikon D7200 and Sigma 100-400mm lens.

Mountain Bluebird

Location: Yellowstone National Park I was consumed by biting insects while watching this female mountain bluebird fly back and forth to her nest cavity in an aspen to bring food…

Dusky Grouse

Location: Signal Mountain, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, US This male positioned himself on a piece of timber right by the road and was displaying and “singing” (or hooting) to…