Here at the ranch we have so many incredible birds
that I decided to include a list of the ones that I have
seen.. . Sitting at our kitchen table, I looked out the
other morning and saw:

  • Wild Turkeys
  • Canada Geese
  • Pheasants
  • Magpie
  • Bald Eagles
  • Robins (always tell us with it is going to rain)

and I said to myself... I bet there are so many bird
lovers that would love to come and see all the birds
here at the ranch.  AND how incredibly lucky I am.

Here are others that I have seen throughout the days
this spring:

Don said it was  Western Tanager -- wow, what a
beautiful bird  BUT, I think it may have been a
  • American Kestrel
  • Hawks of all kinds
  • Mourning Doves (love their songs)
  • Woodpeckers (annoying on the house!)
  • Kingbird's
  • Many Barn Swallows (annoying -- BUT, we have
    NO mosquito's!!!)
  • Magpies
  • Crows
  • Ravens
  • Chickadee
  • Meadowlarks
  • Finches
  • Sandhill Crane (incredible as they fly overhead)
  • Wood Ducks
  • Mallard Ducks
  • Osprey
  • Killdeer (oh, how I love their sound)
  • Kingfisher
  • Yellow headed blackbirds
  • Golden Eagle (got our miniature Schnauzer last
    year -- sad)
  • Hummingbirds (grandfather wanted to
    "comeback" as
  • a hummingbird - SO, I hang many feeders, just
    in case)
  • Bluebirds (majestic color!)
  • Sparrows

And many more that I have not identified. . .   So, if you
are interested in birds, this is the place to come!

UPDATE!  David Penney from England has been
our guest with his family for the past week.  Here is his
list of birds he spotted from the 12th of August through
the 19th, 2005.

AMERICAN NAME         LATIN NAME
Canadian Goose            Branta canadensis
Turkey Vulture               Cathartes aura
Northern Harrier             Circus cyaneus
American Kestrel            Valco sparverius
Killdeer                           Charadrius vociterus
Spotted Sandpiper         Actitis macularia
Mourning Dove              Zenaida Macroura
Belted Kingfisher           Ceryle alcyon
Northern Flicker             Colaptes auratus
Downy Woodpecker       Picoides pubescens
Eastern Kingbird            Tyrannus tyrannus
Willow Flychatcher         Empidonex trailli
Cliff Swallow                   Hyrodo pyrrhonota
Cedar Waxwing             Bobycella cedrum
Grey Catbird                 Dumetello Carolinensis
American Robin            Tardus migrgtorrius
Mountain Chickadee     Paras Gambelli
Raven                           Corvus corax
American Crowe           Corvus brachyrhynchus
European Starling        Sturnus Vulgaris
Pine Siskin                   Cardvelis pinus
Wilson's Warbler           Wilsonia pusilla
McGillivray's Webler      Oporomis tolmiei
Yellow Warbler              Dendroica petechia
Dark eyed Junco           Junco hyemalis
Red Crossbill                Loxia Curvirostra
Mallard                          Anas Platyrhyncghus
Brown Headed Cowbird  Molothrus ater

Dave said that if he had known about the birds he
would have been even more excited about coming to
the ranch.  He saw all of the above while sitting at the
picnic table down by the river. . . .  I witnessed him
having a great conversation with the deer -- was like a
play to me -- the deer kept blowing noises at him...  
amazing!  We miss seeing him down by the river! Dave
spotted over 25 species of birds. . .
I know of a couple
he missed, so hopefully some birdwatchers show up
to help me!
DAVE PENNEY - ENGLAND
PHOTOS BELOW OF BIRDS HE
PHOTOGRAPHED  AT THE RANCH!
MOURNING DOVE
AMERICAN KESTREL
BELTED KINGFISHER
CLIFF SWALLOW
COWBIRD
CROSSBILL
DARK EYES JUNCO
DOWNEY WOODPECKER
E. KINGBIRD
WAXWING
MOURNING DOVE
DAVE'S RANDOM SHOTS
AROUND THE RANCH

. . . Gus and Gertie the Donkeys

. . . Karonna -- his favorite dog

. . . a Beaver in the River

and a Very Cool Butterfly

Thanks Dave -- come back
soon!
WILLOW FLYCATCHER
1992 KM
RANCH
ROAD  
WHITEFISH,
MONTANA
59937
(406)
862-3802
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