Saturday I traveled to Market Lake to see if the cold night brought in some birds. I was not disappointed. About 20 American Avocets were working the shallows.
There were a mixed flock of about 50 sandpipers and dowitchers. Here a Pectoral Sandpiper joins a couple of Long-billed Dowitchers.
I got a kick watching a Long-billed Dowitcher bathing. It was hilarious.
A Northern Harrier attack a bunch of shorebirds and I caught this Long-billed flying low enough to drag a wing in the water.
Enjoying another day in the wildness of Idaho. With a day off from teaching tomorrow, I will be back out somewhere - Probably Market Lake to see if I can find some different birds.