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Central Idaho Birding!

semi-overcast 75 °F

Some recent birding in the Warm Springs neighborhood near Sun Valley, Idaho yielded some avian goodies!

MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE:
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"Audubon" YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER:
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HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER:
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This beautifully-cooperative AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was a fantastic surprise:
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As well as this cute NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL, a species I have only seen once before, in the exact same place five years ago!
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Today, a family rafting trip north of Stanley yielded some nice species, including an unphotographed pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS because I didn't want to get my camera wet on the raft. The rafting was awesome!

There were also some birds in Stanley though, including:

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD:
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Female BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD:
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Juvenile MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD:
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Good birding,

Henry
World Life List: 931 Species (no recent life birds)

Here is the bird list for today:

1. Canada Goose
2. Common Merganser
3. Osprey
4. Bald Eagle
5. Cooper's Hawk
6. Red-tailed Hawk
7. Sandhill Crane
8. Spotted Sandpiper
9. Northern Pygmy-Owl
10. Black-chinned Hummingbird
11. Calliope Hummingbird
12. Williamson's Sapsucker
13. Hairy Woodpecker
14. American Three-toed Woodpecker
15. Northern Flicker
16. Hammond's Flycatcher
17. Warbling Vireo
18. Clark's Nutcracker
19. Black-billed Magpie
20. Violet-green Swallow
21. Black-capped Chickadee
22. Mountain Chickadee
23. Red-breasted Nuthatch
24. Mountain Bluebird
25. American Robin
26. Yellow-rumped Warbler
27. Western Tanager
28. Black-headed Grosbeak
29. Brewer's Blackbird
30. Pine Siskin

Posted by skwclar 21:32 Archived in USA

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