Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Saturday full of birds

Saturday I decided to run out to Market Lake Wildlife Managment Area to try to find a few birds.  There were some fun birds like this Clark's Grebe that I watched catching some lunch.  I love the beautiful red eyes.


Then I watched hundreds of coots and this Mom was feeding it newly hatched chick.

I love Snowy Egrets and they are getting more common here in Madison and Jefferson Counties here in Idaho. I watched as it caught and picked the spines off this small catfish.

Just another wild day in Idaho.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Red-necked Grebes and Mountain Bluebirds

I have not posted for almost 10 months as I became frustrated with all the anon. comments and others stealing my photos.  So I have made a few changes as a lot of people have asked for me to resume.  So I will try another time.

I went fishing on Henrys Lake on Tuesday and had a good time except for the wind that was blowing  when I got there and then started again about 9 after a couple of hours fishing.  As I was coming off the water I saw a battle waging in the shallows.  It was two male Red-necked grebes competing from a female.  It was the first time I ever saw a Red-necked fly and also the first time for a battle.

Here is the winner of the female, showing off after chasing off his enemy.

This was the battle over the female.

Driving around the lake, I observed this mother Mountain Bluebird feeding her young.