Stephen Barnard is back with some new photos from Idaho; today we’re treated to elk, bald eagles, and miscellaneous hangers-on. Stephen’s captions are indented.
First, a herd of elk (Cervus canadensis) in the north field, mingling with a flock of European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). I’ve been seeing fewer elk this year, probably because they don’t like all the activity with the cows and the electric fencing.
Next, I was watching cable news, pondering how much I loathe Trump in particular and Republicans in general, when I saw a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) hovering over the creek in a stiff wind, targeting a fish. (The eagle is probably Desi.) After grabbing my camera and stepping outside I saw the bird sitting in the creek with, as soon would be apparent, a very nice rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in his talons.
A couple more eagle photos:
A very persistent black-billed magpie (Pica hudsonia).
Looking for some peace and quiet to finish a meal.