Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Holiday Birdwatching

The holiday season concluded a very busy year. In December I wrapped up my final exams and submitted the annual report for my research to the forest service. Both events were quite successful. Shortly thereafter my mother visited for five days.

The primary activity filling our days involved bird watching. The first day I took her out roadside raptor banding. We caught, banded, and released four American Kestrels. A great combination of juvenile and adult, males and females. It was a great day. Unfortunately I was so caught up in the action that I failed to take any photos!

The remaining days of my mother's visit involved visiting a number of the local birding hotspots. Below is a collection of some of my better photos from that week.

Bald Eagle along Boise River.

Great Blue Heron.

Hooded Mergansers.

Male Downy Woodpecker.

Song Sparrow already singing for Spring!

1 comment:

Dawn Fine said...

Wonderful! So nice that your mom shares birding with you.