On my way home from working in Meridian (near Boise) I stopped off in American Falls to see what I could see. There weren’t a large number of species, but there were some awesome birds.
I wish I could have gotten the gleam in this magpie’s eye.
This was my surprise bird, a Hooded merganser!?!
It wasn’t till I got home and was able to pull the photos up on my computer that I realized there was another Hooded merganser mixed in with all of the Goldeneyes.
And there were a LOT of Goldeneyes.
Birding American Falls: Feb 16, 2018