It’s been a great few days in the Challis area with a number of FOY sightings.
At Bar-D Reservoir, 20 White-faced Ibis, 2 Red-necked Grebes, and 3 Spotted Sandpipers greeted us this morning after the storm. Driving over the swollen Salmon River was impressive.
Lewis’s Woodpeckers have been popping up in the last couple days: Thursday at the Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, Friday at the Bluebird Trail around the Challis golf course, and today just south of Cottonwood Campground north of Challis on Hwy 93.
FOY Western Kingbird at Mackay Reservoir on Friday was followed up the next morning by one at the LYF State Park.
FOY Yellow Warbler was singing at the Challis Hot Springs yesterday.
FOY Western Tanager at McNabb’s Point this afternoon.
Chipping Sparrows have been seen sporadically since mid-April but the numbers increased with this storm.
FOY Lark Sparrow yesterday near the park with several at the park this afternoon.