Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dipping our toes in Grimes Creek

In early July we spent an evening goofing around on Grimes Creek, off Highway 21 north of Boise. We were mostly just enjoying a family outing to relax and play around in the water, but of course couldn’t help but give the birds part of our attention as well.

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Ellen and Nora on Grimes Creek, Boise County. July 5, 2014.

As we splashed our toes in the water we had a Dusky Flycatcher zip by, lots of Cedar Waxwings, and of course a handful of Song Sparrows.

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Dusky Flycatcher at Grimes Creek, Boise County. July 5, 2014.

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Cedar Waxwing at Grimes Creek, Boise County. July 5, 2014.

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Cedar Waxwing at Grimes Creek, Boise County. July 5, 2014.

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Cedar Waxwing at Grimes Creek, Boise County. July 5, 2014.

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Cedar Waxwing at Grimes Creek, Boise County. July 5, 2014.

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Song Sparrow at Grimes Creek, Boise County. July 5, 2014.

On the drive home we saw lots more fun birds along the river, including this Spotted Sandpiper, and a family of young Common Mergansers.

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Spotted Sandpiper at Grimes Creek, Boise County. July 5, 2014.

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Common Mergansers at Grimes Creek, Boise County. July 5, 2014.

Check out our full eBird checklist, including a bunch more we didn’t photograph.

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