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karenandbill
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Birds of Island Park

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With a taste of spring across much of the country last week, it got me looking forward to the return of the birds. Our home in Island Park Idaho gets a fair amount of species, especially in the spring and early summer. So I thought I would post some new photos of the birds we have seen since we posted some last spring. Photo equipment is not the best, but we do the best with what we have. Hope you enjoy the magnificent colors as only nature can provide.

We had a late spring snow and that seemed to stimulate a lot of birds coming into the back yard. The chickadees and pine siskins were especially friendly in going for the seeds, but I got a couple of other species as well.

This Mountain Chickadee is usually the first to come. If he sees me outside, he will buzz by me asking for some seeds
ImageDSC_0086 by William Reinke, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0085 by William Reinke, on Flickr

The Black Grosbeaks come close but have stopped short of coming to my hand.
ImageDSC_0100 (2) by William Reinke, on Flickr

I had a pair of Evening Grosbeaks come to my hand. The male flew off rather quickly but the female stayed for a while.
ImageDSC_0089 (3) by William Reinke, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0025 by William Reinke, on Flickr

The Pine Siskins were the most numerous and aggressive with getting at the seeds.
ImageDSC_0078 (3) by William Reinke, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0073 (4) by William Reinke, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0066 (4) by William Reinke, on Flickr

I wonder how many times a Black Grosbeak and Lazuli Bunting have been in the same photo.
ImageDSC_0059 (2) by William Reinke, on Flickr

"I like your side better." "OK, let's switch."
ImageDSC_0056 (3) by William Reinke, on Flickr

This goldfinch came to my hand and fed for a while.
ImageDSC_0063 (3) by William Reinke, on Flickr

We started putting out some oranges and we had a male Bullocks Oriole for the first time in our yard. Notice the legs doing the splits.
ImageDSC_0007 (2) by William Reinke, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0174 (1) by William Reinke, on Flickr

This Gray Jay was along a trail we were hiking.
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May-June 1 028 by William Reinke, on Flickr

This was one fat (Spruce???) Grouse also along the trail.
ImageDSCF0194 by William Reinke, on Flickr

This guy was strutting his stuff along side a mountain road in Tennessee last spring just before we headed back out to Idaho.
ImageDSCF9796 by William Reinke, on Flickr

We are looking forward to getting back out to our birds in a couple months.



RikWriter
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Re: Birds of Island Park

Post by RikWriter »

Awesome!
We've put a couple feeders in our backyard. Hope it brings in some birds.



Alicia
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Re: Birds of Island Park

Post by Alicia »

I love these photos!! So cool they fed out of your hand.



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