As usual we found a lot more bird life to photograph than wildlife. The wildlife primarily consisted of not so wild cows. We did spy lots of deer and the ever present ground squirrel, but nothing any more wild than that. The theme for birds this time of year is raising young. We watched Red-tailed Hawks on their nest up to the day they fledged. We watched an Osprey family eat their sushi at regular intervals. Found a couple families of recently fledged Northern Flickers. Below is a collection of photos of the families which were cooperative enough to pose for pictures.
Next up I will be banding songbirds at Idaho Bird Observatory's Lucky Peak banding station for the next 4 weeks. After that I start back to school pursuing my Master's degree in Raptor Biology at Boise State University. I will also be teaching General Biology Lab (BIOL 192) which covers zoology and botany. This was my second choice for labs behind Ecology (BIOL 323). I am very happy with the assignment.