I just spent last Sunday flying through the northern Rocky Mountains of British Columbia doing some reconnaissance survey work for an upcoming wildlife field program. What a fantastic day, with beautiful blue sky, crisp autumn colors, and a few bird sightings to boot. Bird highlights included several small flocks of Red-winged Blackbird, a Mountain Bluebird, and a few American Pipits. On a couple of remote, high elevation lakes I found Common Goldeneye and a female Hooded Merganser. A Northern Harrier and Sharp-shinned Hawk were also seen zipping past the helicopter. Below are a couple of photos from the trip.
Until next time, happy birding.