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Days 6-7: Taylor Canyon

Sawtooth National Forest, ID

semi-overcast 74 °F

Today my family and I went on a hike to Taylor Canyon east of the Wood River Valley. It was stunning!

Here is Pearl and mom in front of a horse we found on the way there. It is Pearl’s “gotcha day,” the celebration of when my parents first met her in China!
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We also found this Mule Deer along the way:
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Today’s hike featured a beautiful display of wildflowers and butterflies, some of which are displayed below:
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Birds were also prevalent, including this female WESTERN TANAGER:
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Here’s the male:
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BREWER’S SPARROW, nice!
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Empidonax sp. flycatcher:
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Male YELLOW-RUMPED “Audubon’s” WARBLER:
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VESPER SPARROW:
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WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE:
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CLARK’S NUTCRACKER, a great high-elevation species:
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Bye bye!
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Bird-of-the-day to the Clark’s Nutcracker with runner-up to the Brewer’s Sparrow. Stay tuned!

Henry
World Life List: 951 Species

Posted by skwclar 17:44 Archived in USA

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