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Days 8-9: Galena Pass & Redfish Lake

Idaho

all seasons in one day 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.
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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!
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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:
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Redfish Lake with the Sawtooths in the backdrop:
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And the Boulders again on the way home:
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Stay tuned and good birding!
Henry
World Life List: 951 Species

Posted by skwclar 13:54 Archived in USA

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