All Photos posted on this blog unless otherwise noted were taken by me with my Canon Rebel XTI using a 300 mm zoom lens

Monday, July 11, 2011

Birding Fish Creek and the Portnuef River Near Lava Hot Springs Idaho

Female Mountain Bluebird

Nery, Dave and Bennett at Fish Creek 

This last weekend we attended a wonderful Family Reunion in Lava Hot Springs Idaho, it was a bird paradise. For the middle of July it seemed more like late May. Unfortunately I did not get a lot of pictures or any new life birds but did see many I haven't seen for a while.  We had a pair of Mountain Blue Birds nesting in the eaves of the cabin we stayed in and a House Wren nesting in an old shed in the back. I did get pictures of these birds.

Male Mountain Bluebird
House Wren

Here is a list of birds seen during two days of casual birding Fish Creek and while fishing on the Portnuef River
Western Kingbird
Mountain Bluebird
House Wren
Calliope Hummingbird, chasing insects up and down Fish Creek
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Chipping Sparrow
Yellow Warbler
Black-headed Grosbeak
American Goldfinch
Great Blue Heron
Sandhill Crane
Common Raven
American Crow
Black-billed Magpie
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Turkey Vulture
American Kestrel
Song Sparrow
Cassin's Finch
Gray Catbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Robin
European Starling
Bullock's Oriole
Lazuli Bunting
Yellow-headed Blackbird
House Finch
Downy Woodpecker
Mourning Dove

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