Once we got to Big Rock Rest Area we noticed that the Clark Fork River was much higher than it was before and we couldn't walk along the way the bank of the river; since the water was all the way up to the thick treeline. So, we headed for the dirt path to the other way down to the river. Hoping for something new but this rest area only gave us one new bird this time; unlike last time which was very productive. As we were heading for the truck we heard something up in a pine tree and after about five minutes to locate the bird it was a female Cassin's finch.
|Yellow-rumped Warbler |
We spotted a lovely Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler flying out and catching flies. Then we saw a few Chipping Sparrows hoping they were something new but no luck.
Next, Simon spotted a pair of Red-naped Sapsuckers. Very nice looking male on the right.
We were very excited to see the Mountain Bluebird again this year. Males and Females flying all over the trees, what a sight. Might be my favorite bluebird!