That’s a wildlife haven! I’ve had one deer, one badger, and several raccoons over the years here on the Boise Depot Bench. I do miss seeing moose regularly since moving here from Anchorage.
Red-breasted Nuthatches are in the pines daily, Black-capped Chickadees almost as frequent. The past several days I’ve heard Flicker but haven’t seen it yet.
Boise Depot Bench
Fresh snow on area mountains. Fall color fading fast. Freezing at night & warm days to mid-60s. A few trout rises on the river with some beaver working the edges. Other mammals: muledeer, moose & least chipmunks are in the yard daily. My fave time of the year!
A handful of YR Warblers moving through. A few White-crowned & White-throated Sparrows, with a smattering of Chippings around. DE Juncos ever-present now. Feeder attracting: House Finches, BC Chickadees & American Goldfinches. Best visitors, though, have been 2 industrious RB Nuthatches. They must have a heck of a stash of sunflower seeds in one of the spruce trees. As, have been making back-&-forth forays to feeder & tree for several days now!
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