Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
June 1, 6:43 a.m.
Sunrise at 5:45 a.m.
A barn swallow singing beside the boathouse at Jenny Lake; in the background is the roar of Cottonwood Creek that empties Jenny Lake in Teton National Park.
Initially I am walking, searching for him, and there he is! Mid-way through the first song I get the microphone aimed at him, and he next offers a partial song and then two more complete songs, the first, third, and last songs all with the characteristic ending, the finger-running-over-the-comb rattle.
Yellow warbler, mountain chickadee, warbling vireo, yellow-rumped warbler.
Photo by John Van de Graaff