Resighted Mountain Bluebird: Britton Parker
“Resighted” Mountain Bluebird on the NER in August. The bands on this bird indicate it returned to the NER a year after banding. Only a handful of bluebirds were resighted in 2018. Photo: Britton Parker
Northern Pigmy Owl: Susan Marsh
“Northern pigmy owl who visited last winter, having a luncheon of starling. Someone reported that a pigmy had taken a Eurasian collared dove elsewhere in town and took 2 days to eat it. This owl did come back for a couple of days to finish up the leftovers.”
Hermit Thrush: Susan Marsh
“Hermit thrush are summer residents who nest in the deep forests here, and tend to migrate in fall later than their Swainson’s thrush cousins.” December. Photo and Quotation: Susan Marsh.
Moose: Time Griffith
“Young moose found at Schwalbacher Landing beaver pond. We walked past the dam to the northern end of the pond and looked back from where we came and the calf and cow were standing in the middle of the pond. Three were five of us and not one of us saw the moose when we walked by. They came out of the brush behind the beaver lodge AFTER we passed by. It was rather spooky.”
Two Bull Moose: Loren Nelson
“In the next few weeks the big bull moose of Grand Teton National Park will be dropping their racks. They start dropping in mid-December and almost all are gone by mid to late January.” Photo: Loren Nelson
Young Bull Moose
I tend to notice Moose in the Cottonwood neighborhood only in winter. Last year, my first sighting of these “yard moose” was in late December, this year, Jan 2nd!
Pine Marten off of Highway 89 near Jackson Lake in October. Parked the car to get a better view, instead of running away the marten came and gave us a closer look. Photo: Kyle Kissock
Northern Flicker: Virginia Halloran
Northern Flicker in cavity at base of Shadow Mountain.