Sunday, March 23, 2008
Weekend Bird Photos
The first official weekend of Spring brought some warmer temperatures to the Treasure Valley (Boise River Valley). It was still cool enough the we chose the afternoons for our bike rides, a long road tandem ride with friends on Saturday and our first mountain tandem ride of the year on Sunday! The mornings were spent hiking and birdwatching the Hull's Grove loop, a 3.5 mile loop from our house. We saw the usual birds out and about counting a little over 20 species each morning. The highlight was watching a Sharp-shinned Hawk in a dive chasing a Red-winged Blackbird. He/she was gaining fast as they slipped out of sight behind the trees. He came up empty as a few seconds later he/she was soaring above the trees without the prey. Here are the photos for the weekend.