Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dark-morph Swainson's Hawk

There are a lot of Swainson's and Red-tailed hawks around.  The young are learning to hunt and are getting ready to migrate.  The Swainson's are usually gone by the end of September so we don't have much time to enjoy them.

Spent this morning at Market Lake enjoying the wildlife before the heat rolled in.  Great way to enjoy the wildness of Idaho.

Butterfly food

A Satyr Comma butterfly enjoying a huckleberry/chokecherry flavored Rocky Mountain granola bar.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Great Egret

Met a guy yesterday that tried to post a picture every day on his facebook page.  I thought I will try to give it a try here.

A friend and I went birding at Market Lake this morning and saw some interesting birds.  I got my first picture of a Great Egret as it harvested some fish.  It is fun to watch successful fishermen.

Just another great day in the wilds of Idaho.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fires and Weed Wackers

With all the fires in Idaho, the air is hazy and at times you can only see a mile or two.  This was yesterday's sunrise as I was fishing Henrys Lake.

Today at Camas National Wildlife Refuge I saw these three "weed wackers" mowing down weeds.

The biggest one may have decided I was a large weed, but he missed because I was behind my truck when he came by.

Just a couple more days in the wilds of Idaho.