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Idaho Day 3: Warm Springs Road

Sawtooth National Forest, ID

sunny 69 °F

Last night, I was out late with friends so I decided to have a birding afternoon today instead of a birding morning. I walked out Warm Springs Road through a number of habitats including riparian forest & wetland habitat.

Female AMERICAN GOLDFINCH — there were many of these throughout the afternoon.
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DARK-EYED JUNCO:
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Female DARK-EYED JUNCO:
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Male YELLOW WARBLER:
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SONG SPARROW:
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I was surprised when I heard the “meow” not of a cat — but of a GRAY CATBIRD — a nice find since here I am on the edge of this bird’s range.
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CHIPPING SPARROW:
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PINE SISKIN:
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CEDAR WAXWING:
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Female MALLARD:
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WILLOW FLYCATCHER:
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The highlight of the afternoon for me was finding a big ol’ American Beaver and her pups. SO cute!
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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel:
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WARBLING VIREO:
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Male LAZULI BUNTING:
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Another blue bird, this STELLER’S JAY, was my favorite species found this afternoon. It is my favorite western corvid species, so it will therefore be my bird-of-the-day.
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Tomorrow, I think I will hike up Bald Mountain in the morning again. Stay tuned!

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 971 Species

Posted by skwclar 17:46 Archived in USA

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