It was cold at Barber Park in East Boise this morning. 24 degrees F. But there were some Bald Eagles flying – photo to left – and other birds. Total seen this morning – 3 juvenile Bald Eagles, 1 Adult Bald Eagle, 4 Great Blue Herons, 1 Northern Flicker, 1 Common Merganser and 14 Common Goldeneye. Flocks of Mallard Ducks, but no Canada Geese. The geese were, though, in the fields just to the north of the river and the park. Maybe a Swainson’s Hawk, or maybe it was a phased Red-Tailed Hawk, that was flying very high. You be the judge, but let me know. All of these photos were taken this morning. Enjoy!
Here is the hawk flying and soaring very high.
Swainson’s Hawk (?)
Again, Swainson’s Hawk or phased Red-Tiled Hawk?
Great Blue Heron across the river from me.
Common Goldeneye. See the eye and the white stripes on the wing?
Northern Flicker trying to stay warm.
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Adult Bald Eagle
So that’s what I did on the morning after the shortest day and longest night. It’s all uphill from here, at least until June. Enjoy the photos. And really, Keep Looking Up! There are “thingys” up there.