Friday was the last day of school and I have been birding every day since. But some of the best birds are in my own back yard. The birds are used to my blind and I am able to get close-ups of them from it. Here is a male Black-headed grosbeak. Ther are about 10 at my feeders.
One of the loudest and fun ones is the Bullock's oriole that loves suet.
One of my favorites is the Evening Grosbeak. We find them in the area year around, but I only see them in the spring and summer.
Here a Lazuli Bunting gets harassed by the House finch and Pine Siskins.
Yellow-headed blackbird continue courting in the cattails.
Western Kingbirds have joined the Eastern Kingbirds as they harasse the hawks and pick up hatching insects.
A great way to spend a holiday weekend in the Wilds of Idaho without buying too much high priced gas.