Saturday, November 15, 2008

Boise River Birding

It's a beautiful day today in Boise. Not too cold for the time of year. The weather was near freezing this morning and is expected to top out around 50 degrees. While I would much rather have snow, I'll take in the great weather as well.

This morning Karyn and I went out along the Boise River to photograph birds. No breeze and beautiful sunshine welcomed us. Some of the winter bird species were present such as Dark-eyed Juncos and Hooded Mergansers. We had hoped to find a Bald Eagle which a number of friends have been seeing, but we came up empty.

There were quite a few Northern Flickers present as they are quite common along this stretch of river. This one was excavating wood chips for a cavity in the tree.



This warbler like bird entertained us for some time. It wasn't until I got home that I discovered it was a Rudy-crowned Kinglet. I always forget about them.



We didn't find a huge list of birds for the day, but did alright. Our sightings: Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Hooded Merganser, American Coot, Mallard, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-capped Chickadee, American Wigeon, Northern Flicker, Mourning Dove, House Sparrow, American Robin, Belted Kingfisher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Kestrel, Common Merganser, Common Goldeneye, and an unidentified accipiter (Hawk)

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