Lumix Idaho Bird Pics and Video Snaps 5-4-2016

Lumix Camera Pictures and Videos of Idaho Birds

I have a number of cameras but one of my favorites for snapping pictures at 60 X is Lumix. What I usually go birding I like to take someone with me. On three occasions reflected in this video, I took my two sons, Patrick and Barry, and the son of my wife’s caregiver, Jordan Hutchinson.

Many of the shots were taken on the Snake River just north of Buhl Idaho. Especially in the wintertime, there is a tremendous variety of waterfowl. There are swans and geese and cormorants and many species of ducks.

The eagle pics I took in Wendell Idaho southwest of the city. They come south every year to feed on the fish scraps from our commercial trout hatcheries. In the evening, with bellies full, they all try to gather in one tree by the restaurant on 1500 E. Some friends of mine just bought that restaurant remodeled it and they have some fantastic burritos. (Jordan and I had lunch there today, 5-4-16.)

I only showed one to hawk in the video, a Red-tailed that we encountered today. I honked the horn a couple to get him to fly off the pole, but he did not cooperate. Then he flew off the pole and Jordan couldn’t get the camera on him. But his red tail glistened in the sun.

Yesterday, I was driving along the Snake River and I had my Canon T5 with me with a 300 mm lens and a 2X extender. As I drove west on River Road I remembered that I had taken the memory card out of the camera. Then I saw on Osprey high in a tree.

I drove to the nursery where I was headed, purchased three flowerpots as instructed by my wife’s caregiver, and headed back to the bird. I knew that some of my cameras had internal memory. I suspected that the cabin did not. But I clicked away anyway.

Today I was determined to go find that bird. He wasn’t there, but I told Jordan that I knew where there were ospreys. We headed out to the Hagerman state fish hatchery where they cater to such critters. All the pictures that were taken there today were taken by Jordan. The lighting was not good but the last of the pics and videos show the important features.

We drove on into the refuge and there was a single pelican swimming around. I have lots of pictures of pelicans because they swarm the fish hatchery’s here and they love the Snake River. I let Jordan shoot away.

On the way home, we took some shots of a yellow headed blackbird but I forgot to put them in the video. But Jordan and I are going to take two birding trips while he is here on vacation. We are going to the Bear River bird refuge west of Brigham City Utah and up near Soda Springs, Idaho to watch the Sandhill cranes rear their young. We will see plenty of yellow heads up there.


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