Followers of this journal know that I love the Boise Foothills. I headed up there as the sun was rising on our first full day in Boise for this visit. Here are a few reasons I love the Boise Foothills.
The Black-Billed Magpie, Pica hudsonia, is a common bird in the west. However, since we don’t have them in the east, I always enjoy observing this member of the crow family (Corvidae) while we’re in Boise. Aside from the black and white color, one of the eye-catching features of this bird while in flight is the long scissor-like tail.