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Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, and Lucky Peak Hawk Watch

36 October 2008

I flew to Boise and with son Gary Bahr and granddaughter Anne Marie Bahr drove to Alpine, WY where we camped along the Snake River.  We continued through the Wyoming Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks camping at the Signal Mt. and Mammoth Campgrounds.  Weather was pleasant in the 70s and 50s for highs and lows.  Fall color was at a peak in most areas.  We observed 18 members of the Druid wolf pack in the Lamar River valley on 5 October.  They had cornered an elk cow in the cold river, but were reluctant to make a kill in the deep water.  We had to drive back to Boise before the drama ended.  As always, this is a magnificent area of the world.  Thanks to Gary and Anne for a delightful trip!  I then spent 6 October on top of Lucky Peak outside of Boise, ID, at the Idaho Bird Observatory Lucky Peak hawk watch and banding stations with Greg Kaltenecker, Director of the IBO, and other banders and hawk watchers from Idaho.

A series of photos, generally in chronological order, follows.

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4-8o08 Grand Teton National Park in October splendor, 3 October 2008


5-8o08 Jenny Lake, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


7-8o08 Grand Tetons, 3 October 2008


8-8o08 Signal Mountain Campground with Anne and Gary, 3 October 2008


14-8o08 Jackson Lake from Signal Mountain Campground overview, 3 October 2008


640-8o08 Anne and Gary at Jackson Lake, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


644-8o08 Mule deer doe resting at Jackson Lake, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


647-8o08 Chipmunk scavenging near mule deer doe, Jackson Lake, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


656-8o08 Mourning Cloak at Jackson Lake Signal Mt. campground, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


659-8o08 Jackson Lake from Signal Mt. campground, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


662-8o08 Some of nine river otter family playing on Jackson Lake dam water outlet barriers in Snake River, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


671-8o08 River otter family playing below Jackson Lake dam, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


674-8o08 River otter family playing below Jackson Lake dam, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


679-9o08 River otter family playing below Jackson Lake dam, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


682-8o08 Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


683-8o08 Moose cow with calf (next photos) in Snake River backwaters below Jackson Lake dam, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


 704-8o08 Moose calf in Snake River backwaters below Jackson Lake dam, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


705-8o08 Moose calf in Snake River backwaters below Jackson Lake dam, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


691-8o08 One Common Merganser of 11 fishing in Snake River below Jackson Lake dam, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


694-8o08 One Common Merganser of 11 fishing in Snake River below Jackson Lake dam, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


722-8o08 Beaver with den at base of Jackson Lake Dam swam multiple trips along river edge to gather willow branches and reentered river to carry them back to lodge, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


729-8o08 Wet beaver trail on left of photo and beaver returning to river with willows to carry to lodge (see previous legend), Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


 737-8o08 Beaver returning to river with willows to carry to lodge (see previous legends), Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


738-8o08 Beaver entering river with willows to carry to lodge (see previous legends), Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


739-8o08 Moose cow in Snake River backwaters below Jackson Lake dam, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


746-8o08 Elk crossing Snake River below Jackson Lake dam, Grand Teton NP, 3 October 2008


755-8o08 Aspen in Yellowstone NP, WY, 4 October 2008


758-8o08 Elk bull resting in Yellowstone NP, WY, 4 October 2008


762-8o08 Another elk bull resting in Yellowstone NP, 4 October 2008


763-8o08 Elk bull getting sleepy in Yellowstone NP, 4 October 2008


768-8o08 Elk bull getting more sleepy in Yellowstone NP, 4 October 2008


769-8o08 Elk bull sleeping in Yellowstone NP, 4 October 2008


18-8o08 Geiser Basin, Yellowstone NP, 4 October 2008


24-8o08 Old Faithful, Yellowstone NP, WY, 4 October 2008


27-8o08 Lamar Valley, Yellowstone NP, WY, 5 October 2008


771-8o08 Some of 18 Druid wolf pack members in Lamar River Valley, Yellowstone NP, WY, 5 October 2008


778-8o08 Some of 18 Druid wolf pack members in Lamar River Valley, Yellowstone NP, WY, 5 October 2008


798-8o08 Some of 18 Druid wolf pack members in Lamar River Valley, Yellowstone NP, WY, 5 October 2008


804-8o08 Bison crossing road in Lamar River Valley, Yellowstone NP, WY, 5 October 2008


809-8o08 Coyote hunting in Lamar River Valley, Yellowstone NP, WY, 5 October 2008


810-8o08 Coyote hunting in Lamar River Valley, Yellowstone NP, WY, 5 October 2008


 816-8o08 Coyote hunting in Lamar River Valley, Yellowstone NP, WY, 5 October 2008


816-8o08 Coyote foiled by rodent in Lamar River Valley, Yellowstone NP, WY, 5 October 2008


806-8o08 Old cabin in Mammoth, Yellowstone NP, WY, 5 October 2008


834-8o08 Idaho Bird Observatory hawk banding station on Lucky Peak, ID, outside of Boise, 6 October 2008


35-8o08 Road to the top of Idaho Bird Observatory banding stations on Lucky Peak, ID, outside of Boise, 6 October 2008


837-8o08 IBO hawk counter arrives from banding station with two hawks (photos follow), 6 October 2008


848-8o08 IBO hawk counter holds Sharp-shinned Hawk captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


839-8o08 IBO hawk counter holds Sharp-shinned Hawk captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


852-8o08 IBO hawk counter holds Red-tailed Hawk captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


855-8o08 IBO hawk counter holds Red-tailed Hawk captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


865-8o08 IBO hawk counter holds Red-tailed Hawk captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


862-8o08 IBO hawk counter holds Red-tailed Hawk captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


47-8o08 IBO hawk counter holds Sharp-shinned Hawk captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


52-8o08 IBO hawk counter holds Sharp-shinned Hawk captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


34-8o08 Hermit Thrush captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


38-8o08 Golden-crowned Kinglet captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


40-8o08 Golden-crowned Kinglet captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


45-8o08 Golden-crowned Kinglet captured in net on Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008


56-8o08 Mormon cricket laying eggs in gravel road on top of Lucky Peak, 6 October 2008

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