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Jul 6, 2014 - Worship and a sky FILLED with hawks!

Date: July 6, 2014 Weather: sunny and hot Temperature: start 53º High 92º Wildlife count: Year List: 284; Life List 442 Birds: Black-billed Magpie, Western & Eastern Kingbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Swainson's, Red-tailed & Northern Harrier Hawks, Osprey, Mourning Dove, Savannah Sparrow, Tree & Violet-green & Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Great Blue Heron, Red-winged & Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Ruddy Duck, Eared & Western Grebes, Ring-billed & Franklin's Gulls, Canada Geese, Gadwall, Cinnamon & Blue-winged & Green-winged...

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Jul 5, 2014 - Driving for tires

Date: July 5, 2014 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 55º High 93º Wildlife count: Year List: Birds: Bullock's Oriole, Yellow Warbler, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Canvasback, Franklin's Gulls, Osprey, Red-wing & Yellow-headed Blackbird What a crazy, mixed up day! • Drove to Idaho Falls to the Les Schwab Tire Store - a major tire dealer in all of the western states - to have the tire fixed. The tire manager checked the tire we had removed last night and pronounced it totally ruined - could not be fixed. Les Schwab...

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Jul 4, 2014 - Independence Day & tire issues

Date: July 4, 2014 Weather: Mostly sunny Temperature: start 55º High 92º Wildlife count: Year List: Birds: The plan today was to go to a little town close by for their 4th of July Celebration. However, the plans changed when we found a screw in one of our tires. Sooooo, this morning, we had a very relaxing morning, followed by a quick house (RV) cleaning. Instead of attending the parade, etc, we enjoyed sitting in our own backyard. We laundered as we relaxed. Dinner was brats, sweet creamed corn, and slaw. After dinner, in the cool of...

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Jul 3, 2014 - To Gray's Lake NWR and backcountry roads home

Date: July 3, 2014 Weather: mostly sunny, a few clouds Temperature: start 55º High 84º Starting Mileage: 45378 Ending Mileage: 45576 Total miles 198 Wildlife count: Coyote, Bison, ground squirrels Year List: 283 Birds: Mourning Dove, Common Grackle, Osprey, Eurasian-collared Dove, European Starling, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, White Pelicans, Double-crested Cormorants, Trumpeter Swan, White-faced Ibis, Western Meadowlark, Savannah & Song Sparrows, American Kestrel, Red-winged...

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Jul 2, 2014 - Potato tour and Sand Lake WMA

Date: July 2, 2014 Weather: bright sunshine Temperature: start 46º High 90º Wildlife count: Year List: Birds: Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, Swainson's Hawk, Yellow Warbler, Western Tanager, Osprey, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling, American Robin, Eastern Kingbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, American Kestrel, Western Wood Pewee, Prairie Falcon, Western Kingbird, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Brown-headed Cowbird, Franklin's Gull, Tree & Violet-green Swallows, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Song Sparrow,...

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Jul 1, 2014 - Craters of the Moon National Monument

Date: July 1, 2014 Mileage: End - 45288 Start - 44970 Total Miles for the day: 378 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 46º High 82º Wildlife count: Chipmunk, Pronghorn, Deer, Red squirrel Year List: 283 Birds: Northern Harrier, White-faced Ibis, Barn & Violet-green & Cliff Swallows, Turkey Vulture, Common Grackle, European Starling, Red-tailed Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Common Raven, American Robin, Mountain Bluebird, Brewer's Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Mourning Dove, Clark's Nutcracker, Golden Eagle, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie,...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Mesa Falls

Date: June 30, 2014 Weather: bright sunshine Temperature: start 46º High 73º Wildlife count: Chipmunk Year List: 282 Birds: American Kestrel, Osprey, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Blue-winged Teal, Brown-headed Cowbird, Tree Swallow, Western Tanager, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow The morning was spent with the new computer and getting John's fixed as well - it seems we had contracted some real malware - Geek Squad corrected the problems. As we were working, we had a...

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Jun 29, 2014 - Worship and a Sunday afternoon ride

Date: June 29, 2014 Weather: bright sunshine Temperature: start 47º High 76º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer Domestic animals: Elk, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, alpaca Year List: 282 Birds: Northern Harrier, Magpie, Osprey, Red-wing Blackbird, White-faced Ibis, Franklin's Gull, Red-tailed Hawk, Western Kingbird, European Starling, American Robin, Turkey Vulture, American Kestrel, Tree Swallow, Red-naped Sapsucker, Yellow Warbler, Common Raven, Swainson's Hawk Worship this morning was delightful! We have certainly enjoyed the contemporary...

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Jun 28, 2014 - Birding with Marty and Pat

Date: June 28, 2014 Weather: rain/sun/rain/sun/rain/sun windy Temperature: start 49º High 74º Wildlife count: Uinta Ground Squirrel Year List: 282; Life list: 471 Birds: American Robin, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-billed Magpie, Killdeer, American Kestrel, Mourning Dove, Common Raven, Western Meadowlark, Franklin Gull, Caspian Tern, Ring-billed Gull, Mountain Bluebird, Great Blue Heron, Sandhill Crane, Common Grackle, Lincoln's Sparrow, Barn, Tree, Violet-green Swallow, White Pelicans, Red-necked Grebe, White-crowned Sparrow,...

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Jun 27, 2014 - Rainy day and a new computer

Date: June 27, 2014 Weather: rain Temperature: start 55º High 58º Wildlife count: Year List: 279 Birds: Willow Flycatcher As it was rainy most of the morning, we spent the day indoors. At 10, I called Best Buy about my computer data transfer, and found out that it would be completed around 3pm. So, we had lunch at noon, after playing some Moose Farkle, and then shopped at SAMS and Walmart before picking up the new computer. Now, the issue is the learning curve! I'm working on it. Dinner was fried chicken, rice and gravy, with a good...

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Jun 26, 2014 - Baby birds

Date: June 26, 2014 Weather: partly sunny Start: 57° High: 77° Year List: Birds: Osprey, Bullock's Oriole, Mourning Dove, American Robin, Tree, Violet-green & Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cedar Waxwing, House Wren & Marsh Wren, Yellow Warbler, American Goldfinch, Rough-legged Hawk, Gray Catbird, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brewer's Blackbird, Double-crested Cormorant, White-faced Ibis, Eastern Kingbird, Eurasian Collared-Dove, California Gull, Franklin's Gull, American Kestrel, Cooper's Hawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher, European Starling, White...

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Jun 25, 2014 - Death of a computer

Date: June 25, 2014 Weather: a few clouds Start: 56˚ High: 75˚ Year List: same Birds: California Gull, Eastern Kingbird, Northern Flicker, Common Nighthawk, Mourning Dove, Tree, Violet-green, Northern Rough-wing & Barn Swallows, Northern Harrier, Bullock’s Oriole, House Wren, Cedar Waxwing, Red-wing & Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Yellow Warbler, Mallard, American Goldfinch, Black-billed Magpie, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Robin, Black-headed Grosbeak, American Coot, American Kestrel, Turkey Vulture Our morning task was laundry,...

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