Saturday, May 15, 2010

Quick Update: Campout and Life Bird

View Banks Grade Rd - Campsite in a larger map

Just got back from a Father and Sons Campout with my son and my father.  I always enjoy those father-son bonding moments.  The campsite is a few miles up the mountain and west of Banks, Idaho.  I didn't even know you could go up the mountain on that side of the Payette River, but there is some nice country up that way.  This morning, Kyle and I took a leisurely drive on Grandpa's 4-wheeler up the road and we had a grouse slowly walking right in front of us.  I watched it for some time and took lots of notes.  When I got back to camp I checked the field guide and it was most certainly a Ruffed Grouse.  Life bird #325.  We saw 32 other species as well with the highlights being Stellar's Jay, Townsend's Warbler, Red-breasted Nuthatch, and loads of Chipping Sparrows.  We also came across four adult Canada Geese and about eight little goslings along the creek way up in the mountains.

1 comment:

  1. Life Bird 325? You are gaining on me! Perhaps I will get the Elegant Trogon next week when I visit Cave Creek canyon!