I decided to join a wood carving class at Sawtooth School for the Arts, my first ever. I was interested because they were carving a bird, a Baltimore Oriole. My instructor was Jim Carpenter, an award-winning bird carver. We met weekly over the course of 2 months. He was a great instructor! Here is the final product, and some of the steps along the way.
X marks the spot! Thanks to Craig McCleary for placing these sticks on the wire fence! We found the Great-horned Owls right where he had previously seen them.
This was a great birding day. Four owls!!!! The Great-horned Owl was a life bird! 😀
I went to Bethabara this morning. Did some birding and checked the nest boxes. It is scary to check the boxes not knowing what is inside!
Box 3 has a wasp nest in it and the roof is broken and fell off while I was checking.
Box 1 has a Chickadee nest. Box 9 has a wasp in it.Box 4 has a wasp in it.
An unusual looking tree!Box 7 has an ugly spider.
Tundra SwanWhite PelicanWhite IbisGreat EgretForster’s Tern
Tricolored HeronWhite PelicanYellow-rumped Warbler and Palm WarblerWillet, Ruddy Turnstone and SanderlingWilletPied-billed Grebes Northern Harrier Northern Harrier American AvocetsWhite Pelicans
Northern Pintails Ruddy Ducks Snow Geese Yellow-rumped Warbler Lesser Scaup Ruddy DuckGreat Egrets