Date: 12/30/17 12:32 pm From: 'Larry Arnold' <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Subject: [IBLE] random synapses and questions
Missy and I are still seeing an injured Snow Goose at the first dredge pond on the S side of our local greenbelt (SW 7.3), about 1.7 miles west of Glenwood, right wing is limp, and it can't fly? More and more thistle monsters (siskins and goldfinches) are swarming our five thistle feeders, but we're not yet seeing any redpolls or Lawrence's Goldfinches. ;-)
?? What are folks across Idaho paying for thistle seed? Best price we're seeing is at D&B on Tuesdays (discounted 10% for seniors), $31.49 for 25 lb bag, so $1.26 per lb.
We've been finding 35-45 sp along our local stretch of Boise River Greenbelt, i.e., between Glenwood (SW 5.6 ) and Eagle Road (SW 10.0), most typically including 13 sp of waterfowl, CA Quail, PB Grebe, GB Heron, 5-6 sp of diurnal raptor, gull sp on the wing to/from our local landfill, 3 sp of dove/pigeon, kingfisher, 2 sp of woodpecker, 3 sp of corvid, 4-5 sp total of chickadee, nuthatch, creeper, and kinglet, starling of course, Bohemian and Cedar Waxwing, 2-3 sp of sparrow, 1-2 sp of blackbird, 4 sp of finch, and House Sparrow.
?? Has anyone been seeing any cormorants, osprey, or uncommon shorebird, owl, corvid, sparrow, or finch sp along the greenbelt or elsewhere in the Boise area, but haven't been entering them in eBird? Thanks in advance.