Greetings from Post Falls, ID
After finishing up my work in Arizona, I started driving north to Boise. I had enough time to spend one morning birding, so I chose the Great Salt Lake. My first stop was Antelope Island State Park. I had heard great things about this spot and I wasn't disappointed. The causeway to the island is spectacular for birding and I was there at a slow time of year. It produces many great rarities in the fall and winter. My target bird for the area was Chukar since I had never seen one. It was fairly easy, within 15 minutes I had great looks at one sitting out in the open on a rock.
|Chukar-an species introduced to the United States|
|Loggerhead Shrike-the backdrop is the lake|
|A Clark's Grebes-you are able to get very close to these grebes!|
|A Western Grebe-very similar to Clark's but notice the bill color, black|
over the eye, and dark sides.
|Western Grebes during their courtship rituals.|