I have been thinking a lot about Sky Line Drive this week which includes Bountiful and Farmington Canyons and the Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest so I thought I’d share a few bird and critter images taken up there today.
The first is a female Dusky Grouse that crossed the gravel road on the way up. Dusky Grouse are upland game birds and I have seen them a few times going up the canyons and one time a male all the way at the top. You can’t get much more upland than that in Davis County!
Green-tailed Towhees can be found singing on their territories in July and with their rufous crowns raised it is easy to identify them visually. I usually hear them before I see them.
I like to try to find Moose on the eastern side of the mountains and I always feel very lucky when I can photograph a Moose calf like this one running across an alpine meadow.
I might need to go wandering up the canyons and Sky Line Drive soon just to see what birds and creatures I can find.
Life is good.