In a follow up to my Love Is In The Air post, The Great Horned Owls and Redtail Hawks now have chicks.
Four owl chicks in the sand cliff, up from 3 each of the last two years.
The adults were in a tree about 50 yards away.
This Redtail Hawk raised three chicks last year.
We saw at least two heads this year. Could be more.
Spring is a great time for birdwatching in Boise. This morning we rode our tandem 42 miles. This included 7 miles next to the Boise river. During the two hour ride we saw 10 Redtail Hawks (not including the nesting pair in the photos above), 2 Harriers, 10-15 Kestrels, 4 Meadowlarks, 2 Kingfishers, 1 Osprey, 2 Chuckers, 1 Downy Woodpecker, and lots of Geese, Ducks, Quail, Robins, Redwing Blackbirds, Magpies, Crows, and other unidentified birds.