Saturday I drove to Henrys Lake to check on spawning fish and on the way home I decided to check the Henrys Fork for birds. Midges were hatching by the millions and were all over the snow.
The first birds I noticed were European Starlings feeding on the midges.
A little further down the road I found what I was looking for - waxwings. About 100 Bohemian and Cedar were sitting in the bushes, flying out to pick off the hatching midges. Only a few of them were Cedar's while the majority were these beautiful Bohemians.
At times I would catch one "sallying" or hoovering long enough to pick of the flying insects. Robins and Mountain Bluebirds were joining the waxwing in the feast.
What a great sight to see, spending a few hours in the wilds of Idaho.