National Battlefield, Chief Joseph Pass, Montana
June 5, 5:33 a.m.
Sunrise at 5:46 a.m.
A Swainson's thrush sings from high atop a spruce tree overlooking Chief Joseph Pass. As with any good singing thrush, I can't help exploring his song repertoire, and Raven soon shows me that he has three different songs, singing them consistently in a repeating A B C sequence throughout this selection.
Mountain chickadee, plus wind in the trees and snow-melt trickling down the roadside stream.
Photo by John Van de Graaff