You wouldn’t know from watching local television, but not everyone is a skier.
However, you can still enjoy the great outdoors in downtown Boise of all places where the birds are particularly active this time of year along the river.
The GUARDIAN took a brief walk along the banks of the river near the children’s playground at Ann Morrison Park Saturday and was surprised at the bird activity. The sky was alive with the sounds of Canada geese honking and the toy-like squeaks of American wigeons.
While were were captivated by the action of thousands of geese landing and taking off in the afternoon winter sun, we glanced up to the breathtaking sight of a bald eagle soaring peacefully in big lazy circles.
Suddenly five gulls began chasing the majestic bird–like fighter planes going after a bomber. That action continued for several minutes.
If you want to enjoy the free show, take a walk along the river, especially in the area of Ann Morrison Park. Be sure to take your camera and binoculars.
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