Northern Pintail Ducks…

My husband and I took a drive along the north end of Flathead Lake, we found some farmers fields flooded from the melting snow.  In the huge puddles we saw some Northern Pintail ducks…

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Slim and long-necked, the Northern Pintail has a distinctive silhouette. The male is easy to identify by his striking markings and long tail, but even the female can be recognized by her graceful, long-necked shape.

Cool Facts

  • Like the Mallard, the Northern Pintail breeds in a variety of habitats all across northern North America and Eurasia. Also like the Mallard, island populations have splintered off and evolved into separate species. Two closely related forms can be found on Crozet and Kerguelen islands in the very southern Indian Ocean, known as Eaton’s Pintail (Anas eatoni
  • The Northern Pintail is among the earliest nesting ducks in North America, beginning shortly after ice-out in many northern areas.

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Ptarmigan…

This last summer/fall my husband and I took a little hike on Ptarmigan Trail in Glacier National Park…IMG_2104

It was a gorgeous, blue skied day with the autumn leaves just starting to change…IMG_1920

We spotted these little ptarmigan cross the trail in front of us…IMG_2128-Edit IMG_2132-Edit IMG_2133-Edit IMG_2137-Edit IMG_2140-Edit

Oh! And we seen this above the trail…

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Big ole sow grizzly snacking on berries…IMG_2019-Edit-Edit

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Happy Turkey Day…

In honor of Thanksgiving, I am going to share some wild turkey pictures from around our farm.  Some I’ve shared before and others are new…

A hen roosting for the evening…

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Some fluffed up hens trying to stay warm in the middle of winter…

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A little one jumping the fence…IMG_0422

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