So Much Bird Watching to Do
We are boondocking right on the shore of the Snake river, and there is so much bird watching to do I can hardly get anything done.
There is an osprey nest across the river from us that has 3 little ones. From what I have read, this is pretty unusual. We have been watching the family through our spotting scope, and also my camera lens. The mom sure has a tough job. Mostly, she stays in the nest and is constantly vigilant for eagles, or other predators. There is a young bald eagle in this part of the river, and if he comes around, both parents chase after him. We have seen some pretty amazing aerial acrobatics.
I did get to see the young baldy catch a fish.
Daddy osprey has a lot of mouths to feed, so he is always trying to get a fish.
Not this time though.
And then success, a huge rainbow trout.
There are more Cedar Waxwing here than I have ever seen. I love these little guys.
And we saw 2 blue heron flying from tree, to tree. I’m pretty positive this was a mom teaching a young one.
We are really enjoying our spot on the river.