Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bird Banding at Lucky Peak with Idaho Bird Observatory

Eric writes: Greetings from Boise, ID

After completing my last survey at Tuzigoot National Monument in the Verde Valley of Arizona, I packed up, and started driving north.  I birded for about half a day on the way north, around the Great Salt Lake (a post about that birding will be coming later) and found some great birds.  However, my destination was Lucky Peak just outside of Boise, ID.  

Here are a few photos from Lucky Peak:

A view of Boise from Lucky Peak
A second year male and an after second year male
Lazuli Bunting

A beautiful, male, Black-headed Grosbeak

Hammond's Flycatcher-notice the short bill, long
primary projection, and the appearance of a short
tail.

2 comments:

Robert Mortensen said...

Welcome to Boise Eric! I hope to meet you soon. - Robert Mortensen

Eric Ripma said...

@Robert
We'll definitely have to go birding sometime. I'll drop you an email when I'm in the Boise area.