Date: 12/3/19 9:56 am
From: Diann Stone <dstoneak2id...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Lost message

Thanks for another bike4birds report. Had I been there, I would have
exclaimed wow also. Even after 28 years in Alaska where Bald Eagles were
fairly common the sight of a Bald Eagle is still a thrill. My mind is
imagining yesterday's flight.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 11:18 AM bike4birds <tmccabe9...> wrote:

> I sent the following message last night, but apparently events overtook me
> and we are now on a NEW IBLE. Anyway, here’s my message from yesterday:
> While I have adopted the self-preservation attitude that I should not bike
> on icy surfaces, I was lured out of the house this morning by the fact that
> nothing was falling out of the sky. My reward was 39 species in less than 9
> miles, including a Bald Eagle at Esther Simplot, a Great Horned Owl at
> Veterans, several C. Ravens, and then a “cloud” of C. Waxwings, A. Robins,
> L. Goldfinches, Pine Siskins, DE Juncos, and a lone Downy near Silver Lake.
> But it was right about that point that something did start to fall out of
> the sky, and it was snowing heavily by the time I got home.
> The nice thing was that the Bald Eagle hung around Esther Simplot long
> enough that going both directions I was able to share it with a bunch of
> people, all of whom had the appropriate “Wow!” response. That always makes
> me feel good.
> BTW, a few DC Cormorants continue, despite the weather. And a bunch of
> ducks have returned to hang out in the winter wonderland that is the
> greenbelt.
> Tom McCabe, Boise

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