Still in the Camas National Wildlife Refuge area. Seeing all the rv traffic on the nearby I-15 over the holiday weekend, was relieved not to be in it. Saw quite a few people towing trailers and a cart with atv’s. It must be legal to do this in Idaho.
Above, a western tanager in a flowering tree.
Above, another northern harrier came after me after I stopped my truck on the road not far from where it was nesting (top picture). The truck gave me protection this time, but I didn’t stay long.
An adult and juvenile harrier flying and playing in the wind (bottom picture).
While I haven’t seen a lot of sandhill cranes, did pass one pair that had two young ones. So some are nesting here.
Young barn swallow
This looks like a Swainson’s hawk. It was on farmland near the refuge eating a mouse. Have seen a lot of these hawks in the area.
The weather has been ever changing, with winds blowing a continuous stream of clouds through. For the most part it has been partly cloudy with clouds shrouding the mountains. Snow is down to 7,000 feet. The valley is a little over 4,000 feet. Had one day with mostly rain. Made use of it by installing new hard drives in my computer, along with the mac’s Snow Leopard operating system.