It’s not only blue that is an accent color in the Spring in Camas Prairie and around Bennett Mountain; there’s also yellow.
The Arrowleaf Balsamroot competes with the Camas Lilies for fields of colorful flowers.
But WC mostly photographs birds, not flowers. And there the yellows range from high drama to just a tinge or a light wash. The male Yellowheaded Blackbird likely qualifies as high drama yellow.
There was a pretty, if uncooperative, Bullock’s Oriole in the willows long a stream course on Bennett Mountain Road. A yellow that absolutely qualifies as dramatic.
The Western Kingbird is a largish flycatcher, with a delicate yellow wash across his belly and tail. A nice contrast with the shades of gray.
Any list of yellow Idaho birds would be incomplete without the lovely Western Meadowlark.
And sometimes the yellow is invisible except in very special moments, like courtship. So we’ll close with a Greater Sage Grouse male, showing yellow that is invisible 99% of the time.