|Ptarmigan Cirque in the Highwood Pass, Canadian Rockies|
We gave up any further walks and drove on going down now towards Highwood House. We stopped for lunch by a superb fast flowing river. We had hardly started eating when an American Dipper flew downstream and returned a few moments later with its mate. Gazing up at enormous peaks we found a juvenile Golden Eagle soaring overhead so now I felt better. Lunch was a splendid picnic and we finished up and carried on to Highwood House. This sounds very grand but is a petrol station and services centre at a junction between two mountain routes. It is famous for its hummingbird feeders and we did not have to wait long before 3 Rufous Hummingbirds appeared. Walking around the site we also located a Red-naped Sapsucker feeding in a tree.
|Male Rufous Hummingbird|
|Our first Grizzly Bears of the day|
|Dandelions are obviously part of the diet of a Grizzly Bear|
|Mother and cub Grizzly on the path|
|The second female Grizzly Bear crossing the road.|
|Male Bighorn Sheep|