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Day 4: Golden Eagles!

sunny 84 °F

Today I birded Warm Springs Road by bike west of Sun Valley, in Blaine County, Idaho from 9:15am to 10:45am. It was very productive and I had one major avian highlight during the bike ride. Stay tuned and find out next!

Male WESTERN TANAGER:
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SAY'S PHOEBE:
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It was another beautiful day with completely sunny skies and temperatures rising from 44 degrees in the morning to 84 in the afternoon. I was again treated to some great views:
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WESTERN BLUEBIRD:
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LEWIS' WOODPECKER:
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WILLOW FLYCATCHER:
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The definite highlight of the day was spotting a distant pair of rare GOLDEN EAGLES soaring over the surrounding mountains. Here is a cropped and far-away photo of one of them, the best I could manage:
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Then, my mom and I went shopping and we picked up my dad and my sister who had just flown into the Sun Valley-Hailey Airport. We enjoyed a quiet afternoon and evening at the pool and the condo.

Bird-of-the-day to the GOLDEN EAGLES and runner-up to the LEWIS' WOODPECKER. The full avian species list for the day is below.

Good birding and stay tuned for continuing daily posts from beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho!

Henry
World Life List: 855 Species (no life birds today)

38 species + 1 other taxa today:

Red-tailed Hawk
GOLDEN EAGLE
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Hummingbird Sp.
Lewis' Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Say's Phoebe
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Mountain Bluebird
Western Bluebird
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Western Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
House Sparrow
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

Posted by skwclar 16:51 Archived in USA

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