Birds & Butterflies

So this is my 1st attempt at doing a journal. Yesterday I made the trip from Boise to Lowman to Banks to Emmett to Caldwell. Started my day observing bird banding in Boise, always a fun time listening to the very knowledgeable banding crew and learning more. Then my wife and I headed out on our own. Heading to the high country always changes the bird species observed and we had not gone this year. These trips also remind me that the butterfly species in the valley are so limited when compared to the mountains. Just making this trip gave me 8 species of birds I had not seen this year including the Steller's Jay and Cassin's Finch. As an added bonus I photographed 4 new species of butterfly for me. Granted the Stella Orangetip is just a horrible picture and Two-tailed Swallowtail doesn't actually show the tails but I was very happy to get home and discover the Milbert's Tortoiseshell was something new as was the Clodius Parnassian. So I need to remember to change my scenery to change my species list.

Update: Thanks to an individual on Inaturalist I can add one more. Edith's Checkerspot

Posted by jamesjarrett00 jamesjarrett00, June 27, 2021 13:11

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii)

Observer

jamesjarrett00

Date

June 26, 2021

Photos / Sounds

What

Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius)

Observer

jamesjarrett00

Date

June 26, 2021

Photos / Sounds

What

Edith's Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha)

Observer

jamesjarrett00

Date

June 26, 2021

Photos / Sounds

What

Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)

Observer

jamesjarrett00

Date

June 26, 2021

Photos / Sounds

What

Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)

Observer

jamesjarrett00

Date

June 26, 2021

Photos / Sounds

What

Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)

Observer

jamesjarrett00

Date

June 26, 2021

Comments

Sounds like a very productive trip! :D

Posted by firelilysackett over 1 year ago (Flag)

I felt like it was.

Posted by jamesjarrett00 over 1 year ago (Flag)

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