Tuesday 7 August 2018 83 °F
On my eighth and ninth days here in Idaho, as well as preparing for my camp’s upcoming concerts, I have had the chance to get outside and enjoy nature!
Two days ago, this CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER posed near the condo in which we stay — I believe they nest here.
Later that evening, we visited Galena Pass to go owling, watch the evening sky and stargaze. In addition to the beautiful views from Galena Pass shown below, a SHORT-EARED OWL flew over the car on the drive there and from the pass I heard a distant calling BARRED OWL, both fairly expected species for the state, though I had never heard a Barred in Idaho before! A comet wasn’t too bad, either!
Yesterday, my camp took an excursion to beautiful Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains. On the way, we were impressed by the beautiful Boulder Range:
Redfish Lake with the Sawtooths in the backdrop:
And the Boulders again on the way home:
Stay tuned and good birding!
World Life List: 951 Species