Scout Mountain & Pocatello


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

I left work about 4:00, picked up Melinda and headed to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest only 10 minutes from my house. I thought we’d get lucky and be able to hear a few more species.

510fdz98m9l._sx321_bo1204203200_I’ve been birding for 20+ years and Melinda has been birding even longer (40+?). On the whole I know the birds in my area. And while I love seeing them every single time, I had been feeling a loss of the wonder. My first rejuvenation technique was to start taking photos of the birds that I see. The second technique that I took up with Melinda was to identify by sound the birds that we heard. She already had a great number of birds songs/calls in her mental repertoire. So we set out on an Idaho back-road as recommended by the Idaho Bird Guide. We had studied what birds to…

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