Sunday, April 09, 2006

Offspring

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.

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4 comments:

Sandra Porter said...

Wonderful pictures! I guess I'll have to post some of my husband's shots of nesting herons.

thanks for sharing!

Rexroth's Daughter said...

These are fantastic photographs! I'm so glad you came by and left a comment on our blog. It brought me here, and I was rewarded with these lovely owl and hawk baby photographs. Really great. Thank you.

Pam in Tucson said...
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Pam in Tucson said...

rexroth's daughter sent me here. I'm so glad she did. These are wonderful, photos. Thanks for this high point in my day.