Following our vist to Devil's Tower, we spent 3 nights in Buffalo, Wyoming at the Occidental Hotel ( more on this later as it is an absolutely fabulous place (IMHO that is). Apart from the time wespent playing tennis, swimmimng in the local pool and doing other touristy things, the town has its own nature trails along the local creek. That is where the following pictures were taken.
Red Shafted Northern Flicker:
Female feeding young
Red Naped Woodpecker:
Red Winged Blackbird:
As yet unidentified but possibly Song Sparrow?
Chicks in nest
Mother / father leaving the nest.
For those who might be interested in the Hotel - you can look it up on the web - www.occidentalwyoming.com - here are a few pics of the place. it has oodles of old town character and atmosphere and uniquely decorated rooms and suites. It's not cheap but it just has that certain something that keeps making me wish I was back there - this was our secomnd stay there.
Bar on Thursday night Bluegrass/Country jam session. Definitely an added experience.
Buffalo also has the largest n(allegedly) outdoor swimming pool in wyoming and it is free entrance!!
Morestill to come.
Part 3 is here:
USA Holiday Wildlife pics - part 3
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Wow wow wow, sooo enjoyed seeing these photos and reading your report Bob, the bird photos are amazing !! I just can't stop looking at them, blew me away and the hotel looks fabulous. Glad you had such a wonderful holiday, thanks so much for sharing.
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Glad you enjoyed your holiday, Bob. The photo's are lovely. I like the Red winged Blackbird.
Wait till you see the Yellow Headed Blackbird - they don't do things by half these americans(-:)
What beautiful birds. I love the red winged blackbird, gorgeous. Do you have any pics of the geysers at Yellowstone?
sorry not from this trip. When we were in Yellowstone the weather was quite strange - they were having a late Spring and in fact when we entered it was 32 degrees F and was snowing. On the days we visited the geyser basins it was very overcast and we have much better pictures from previous trips. If you really want to see some I would be happy to put some together from previous trips for you, just let me know.
A great set of pictures in these two posts Bob. Great too see all these different species of birds.
Another great set of photos Bob my favourite is the Female Flicker
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Super pictures Bob and you can see you had a great time.
Brillaint pictures of what looks like a brilliant holiday!
I'd love to go back, such and amazing place!
As for your ID, I'm saying fem Red Winged Blackbird. Also, the Red Naped Woodpecker is actually a red Naped Sapsucker :)
Looks like the trip of a lifetime and I agree the hotel looks to have real character.
Great to see all these birds from the other side of the pond and an excellent set of photos they are too. I like the Flicker too. Can't wait to see the Yellow-headed Blackbird.
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Michael, not only are you correct on the Red naped Sapsucker, but that is exactly what it says on the ID card I have, so you have just exposed my inability to read correctly - my only saving grace is that is listed in the Woodpecker section and Sapsucker has a similar makeup to Wood pecker(-:)
Another wonderful set of shots!! Such beautiful birds and brilliant names too!
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I'm with Doggie on this one. My favourite is the Flicker, both male and female. Great set of photos again. What a wonderful holiday you had!
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Lovely photos again Bob, I also like the red winged blackbird which shows well when flying.
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