And this Chestnut-sided Warbler hopping around the pine trees up the hill.
And our friend "Maggie", the Magnolia Warbler showing off his necklace up in the slate quarry.
And of course, the gang of Cedar Waxwings was hanging out. This poor guy has a few ticks hanging off of his black mask.
We saw a few Turkeys in the distance at the Elk viewing area - but alas, no Elks were around that day.
|Turkeys in the distance|
We did see some deer in our field. 2 bucks and a doe.
|Bucks and Doe|
Of course, this is the time of year for baby birds. I found this one crying and hopping around behind on of the nearby camps. I'm still unsure of what species but I think it is Indigo Bunting.
Messing around behind the nearby camps almost got us in trouble when Peanut poked around under a bush at Frank's camp and found a Rattlesnake. Fortunately, the snake rattled and Peanut came away unscathed. We didn't hang around to see the snake. The rattle was enough for us.
Snakes aren't the only dangerous animals at the camp. Baby birds are also dangerous. Connie found out the hard way when a few baby Ruffed Grouse ran across the logging road in front of our motorcycles. I slowed down. Connie stopped suddenly and got a separated shoulder as a souvenir. OUCH. She's a tough broad though. She rode that motorcycle 10 miles back to camp one-handed.