Ho Ho. That's so funny. These pictures make the Western screech owl look bigger than the Swainson's hawk, but if you look at the birds in relation to the glove, you can see how small the Western screech owl really is. It can sit on one finger, but the hawk uses the whole hand.
Jeremy came home and picked us up and we drove out to Strawberry Reservoir area to the fish trap for their salmon viewing day. The timing was just right this year. Last year, we did see the kokanee salmon swimming up the river and to the fish trap, but we weren't there for the event.
They also had free hot dogs and cookies at the event which made the kids happy.
Don't worry. They washed their hands after touching the fish.
After the event, the kids watched a movie in the van, while Jeremy and I drove up the road a little bit farther and got to do some birding. We got to see quite a few mountain bluebirds. It's no wonder people go searching for the bluebird of happiness. I couldn't help but smile at those beautiful birds.
One more thing. Jr. Jr. was bummed that we missed Collect Rocks Day yesterday, so he and Lucky picked some up to carry today while we were walking back to our van. As usual we let them know they had to leave the rocks behind, though.