Monday, May 11, 2009

Idaho Birding at Avimor in May

Birders in Idaho really enjoy the month of May as every day has new surprises. Today at Avimor we had a Swainson's Hawk hanging out near the entry towers nearly all day long. I have been seeing Swainson's Hawks in the valley for a month or so now, but this is the first I have seen at Avimor.
We had Black-capped Chickadees this morning. These cute little birds hang out year round, but I haven't seen them at Avimor for a couple of months. We had a good sized flock of Cedar Waxwings today mingling with about four dozen Lazuli Buntings. A mother Killdeer was running around with two little Killdeer hatchlings. I saw a handsome male Black-headed Grosbeak today as well.

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