Northern shrike by Pat Jaquith.
Swan Rangers saw lots of birds, bees and other critters during their outings this past week!
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Pat Jaquith treats us to some great photos of smaller birds, starting with a Northern shrike in our lead photo, then . . .
. . . a Violet-green swallow, moving up in size to . . .
. . . an American kestrel!
Keith Hammer saw some big birds nesting, like this Canada goose high atop a broken-top Larch tree (It is usually Osprey that collect baling twine for nest building, but geese are more than happy to move into an Osprey nest!) . . .
. . . and this Osprey atop a human-made platform! (Don't forget to pick up your baling twine so birds don't become tempted to collect it and later become entangled in it!)
Skip Via treats us to a Hunt's bumblebee enjoying a Daffodil while . . .
. . . Mary Via shares this wild Yellow bell with us!
Keith Hammer came across some Skunk cabbage and . . .
. . . some delicate Yarrow sprouting up amongst deer poop!
Lynn Smith shocks us back to the reality that Glacier National Park is not yet thawed out and . . .
. . . that bull Moose still look pretty intimidating even though they are just sprouting this year's antlers!
In our parting shot, Ruth Quist treats us to another great sunset!