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1/15/19 8:15 am Susan Patla <susan_patla...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Teton Valley vagrants
1/14/19 7:01 pm <mbusshp6m...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Red-Naped Sapsucker-Boise
1/10/19 8:04 pm Susan Patla <susan_patla...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Teton Valley Report
1/9/19 12:35 pm Denise Hughes <deniseh449...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Great-tailed Grackles [2 Attachments]
1/9/19 8:43 am <tdteal...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Greater Yellowlegs
1/8/19 6:46 pm John Shortis <john_shortis...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Boise Greenbelt today
1/7/19 11:23 am LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] Kuna Sewage Treatment Ponds
1/7/19 10:42 am Denise Hughes <deniseh449...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Kuna Sewage Treatment Ponds
1/5/19 1:29 pm <lcarrigan_55...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Winter Hawk Drive
1/4/19 11:06 am <lcarrigan_55...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] 2 Harris' Sparrows
1/3/19 6:08 pm Judi and Frank <bruneauboy...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Re: Rhyming in the New Year
1/3/19 6:28 am LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] Rhyming in the New Year
1/2/19 8:55 pm 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Rhyming in the New Year
1/2/19 2:21 pm <ible...> [IBLE] File - IBLE Guidelines.txt
1/2/19 12:41 pm LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] HAPPY 2019 !!!
1/2/19 11:59 am Steve Kahl <Steve_Kahl...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] American Falls Reservoir hotspot
1/2/19 11:47 am Richard Rusnak <rarusnak62...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Barred Owl [1 Attachment]
12/31/18 6:02 am LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] Bruneau CBC preliminary results - can anyone add any count week birds?
12/30/18 7:02 pm Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Bruneau CBC preliminary results - can anyone add any count week birds? [1 Attachment]
12/28/18 6:28 pm LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Fwd: [AZNMbirds] Nogales, AZ CBC Results
12/28/18 5:08 pm Richard Rusnak <rarusnak62...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] Lake lowell
12/28/18 2:34 pm Robert Kiernan <photobirder...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Lake lowell
12/27/18 3:36 pm Denise Hughes <deniseh449...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Bruneau CBC - updated count day meeting information
12/24/18 10:46 am Bryce Robinson <ofbirdsandb...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] Fwd: genetic differentiation of Island Orange-crowned Warbler
12/24/18 8:56 am LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Fwd: genetic differentiation of Island Orange-crowned Warbler
12/24/18 8:53 am Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] preliminary Boise CBC results
12/23/18 8:42 pm Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] RED-SHOULDERED HAWK in Lewiston
12/23/18 12:13 pm 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> RE: [IBLE] preliminary Boise CBC results
12/22/18 8:08 pm Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] preliminary Boise CBC results
12/20/18 7:30 am Kim Liebich <birdkimliebich...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] Boise CBC (Sat, Dec 22) reminder
12/19/18 8:01 pm Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Boise CBC (Sat, Dec 22) reminder
12/18/18 5:09 pm Denise Hughes <deniseh449...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] Snow Geese
12/18/18 3:59 pm <ruthanngreene...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Snow Geese
12/18/18 7:53 am Cliff and Lisa Weisse <cliffandlisa...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] internet issues
12/18/18 5:36 am Paul Plante <run4ity...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] internet issues
12/17/18 11:19 pm LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] Is anyone else having trouble posting?
12/17/18 6:46 pm LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] 15 cubic cm
12/17/18 4:10 pm Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Re: Is anyone else having trouble posting?
12/17/18 3:05 pm Chuck Trost <trostchuck...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] Is anyone else having trouble posting?
12/17/18 3:02 pm Jane Westervelt <jwestervelt...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Re: [IBLE] Is anyone else having trouble posting?
12/17/18 2:33 pm 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Dipper!
12/17/18 2:08 pm <lcarrigan_55...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] 15 cubic cm
12/17/18 1:09 pm 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] FW: Almost black Red-tail at Willow Lane
12/17/18 11:53 am 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Is anyone else having trouble posting?
12/17/18 11:44 am Darren Clark <darrenclarkbird...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Rexburg Christmas Bird Count
12/17/18 10:24 am 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> [IBLE] Almost black Red-tail at Willow Lane
 
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Date: 1/15/19 8:15 am
From: Susan Patla <susan_patla...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Teton Valley vagrants
This morning I saw one male Cassin's Finch hanging out near the feeder with a group of 10 Pine Grosbeak. This is the first one of the winter. Yesterday I observed one Evening Grosbeak also FOY.

Have to wonder where the other Cassin's are this winter. Was 15 degrees here this morning.

Cheers, Susan
Packsaddle Estates, Tetonia (foothills of the Big Holes)

 

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Date: 1/14/19 7:01 pm
From: <mbusshp6m...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Red-Naped Sapsucker-Boise
Greetings, for anyone interested there was a male RNS seen this afternoon in the SW corner of Morris Hill Cemetery in one of the really large pine trees.


Cheers,
Marty Marzinelli
 

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Date: 1/10/19 8:04 pm
From: Susan Patla <susan_patla...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Teton Valley Report
Finally, the first group of Bohemian Waxwings in our neighborhood here in the NW end of Teton Valley. I had been seeing a few Cedar Waxwings the past month but today with snow falling, a large group of Bohemians were foraging on service berries with the robins and pine grosbeaks.

Packsaddle Estates, Teton, Idaho, US
Jan 10, 2019 12:55 PM - 3:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: snow falling, temp &gt; 35 degrees, foggy in valley
11 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 6 flew over subdivision heading NW
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) 3 in service berry shrub habitat in subdivision, heard them fly and call
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus) 1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group]) 1
Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 40
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 10
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) 55
Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 10

 

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Date: 1/9/19 12:35 pm
From: Denise Hughes <deniseh449...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Great-tailed Grackles [2 Attachments]
<*>[Attachment(s) from Denise Hughes included below]

If anyone wants to see grackles there are 9 birds hanging out at the Walmart parking lot in Ontario. I saw 4 males and 5 females today.



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<*> IMG_9047.jpg

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Date: 1/9/19 8:43 am
From: <tdteal...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Greater Yellowlegs
I found 4 Greater Yellowlegs at Birding Island South in Payette County. They r on the pond on the right hand side as you drive. As also seen Killdeer and a Wilson's Snipe.


Happy Birding,
Tim Teal
 

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Date: 1/8/19 6:46 pm
From: John Shortis <john_shortis...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Boise Greenbelt today
Took a quick look at Remington St (by ex Les Bois) in Garden City today. I am hoping Evening Grosbeaks I saw here a year ago will turn up again. Not yet though. Then I took a look at the river where I saw a pair of Barrow's Goldeneye. They were at the river junction, right where the red bridge use to be that is still sitting by the abandoned stables on the race track. This seems to be a good spot for them, and I wonder if this pair could be one of the pairs present here a couple or 3 years ago. 
Good 2019 birding!John Shortis
 

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Date: 1/7/19 11:23 am
From: LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Kuna Sewage Treatment Ponds


Thx for posting this Denise.

Wow, we'll really miss that place as one of our favorite birding stops over the last several years!!
But, we get it - the liability issue - and realize how lucky we were to have had access, eh?

Larry and Missy




From: "Denise Hughes <deniseh449...> [ible]" <ible-noreply...>
To: "IBLE" <ible...>
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 11:38:41 AM
Subject: [IBLE] Kuna Sewage Treatment Ponds



I just received a text from Christina who works at the Kuna STP. Effective immediately no one is allowed to enter the pond area. Christina says that new signs will be put up that state ‘authorized personnel only’. Birders are not authorized to enter as our permission to enter has been revoked.

Christina says the city of Kuna is concerned about liability and that is the reason for the closure.

I know this has been a place for great bird sightings but let’s all follow the rules.

Can the person who does the ebird hotspots for this part of Idaho change the data so it no longer shows up as a hotspot. Visitors to our area might enter the STP without realizing that entry is prohibited.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho



 

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Date: 1/7/19 10:42 am
From: Denise Hughes <deniseh449...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Kuna Sewage Treatment Ponds
I just received a text from Christina who works at the Kuna STP. Effective immediately no one is allowed to enter the pond area. Christina says that new signs will be put up that state ‘authorized personnel only’. Birders are not authorized to enter as our permission to enter has been revoked.

Christina says the city of Kuna is concerned about liability and that is the reason for the closure.

I know this has been a place for great bird sightings but let’s all follow the rules.

Can the person who does the ebird hotspots for this part of Idaho change the data so it no longer shows up as a hotspot. Visitors to our area might enter the STP without realizing that entry is prohibited.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

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Date: 1/5/19 1:29 pm
From: <lcarrigan_55...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Winter Hawk Drive
Just spent 3 hours taking a "hawk drive". Saw: Rough-legged Hawk (most numerous, 6 in one field, 15 total) including 2 beautiful dark morphs, Golden Eagle (1), Bald Eagle (2), Prairie Falcon (1), Am Kestrel (5), Red-tailed Hawk (3), Sharp-shinned Hawk (1) & N Harrier (4). Also, numerous flocks of Horned Larks but no Snow Buntings or Larkspurs.

Besides the Hawks, spotted 4 different groups of Trumpeter Swans in flight. Always enjoy seeing the majestic white birds with their long necks stretched out flying & giving their occasional "trumpet call" against a snowy background.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot

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Date: 1/4/19 11:06 am
From: <lcarrigan_55...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] 2 Harris' Sparrows
My Blue Jay continues to visit my feeders & appears no worse the wear, even with recent lows to -15°F. Still caches seeds & corn. Today, I had a surprise when I saw two 1st winter Harris' Sparrows feeding side-by-side on fallen Russian Olive berries at the yard's edge. One is always a treat, first time I've ever viewed two at same time as yard birds.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot

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Date: 1/3/19 6:08 pm
From: Judi and Frank <bruneauboy...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Re: Rhyming in the New Year
Thank you, Tom. It's always a treat to read your posts. Happy New Year!
Judi and Frank

 

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Date: 1/3/19 6:28 am
From: LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Rhyming in the New Year

Fun indeed, Tom! Apologies, eh?

I'll ask for one as I share this more widely
with birding buds who are not on this list
'cause they will, I know, enjoy this mightily!!

Thanks, mon !! =)
LA




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Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:55:34 PM
Subject: [IBLE] Rhyming in the New Year






Again, with apologies to real poets, I offer some rhymes about birds.



New Year’s Birding

By Tom McCabe



The wind was cold, the sun was low

And ice was slowing the river’s flow.

The year was starting with quiet events

As Dark-eyed Juncos perched on my fence.

Other birds came and joined the crowd

But only the Crow was very loud.

Time to jump on my two-wheeled steed

Biking and birding is a constant need.

Finches and Doves along the way,

A Downy Woodpecker brightened my day.

Ducks and Geese and Chickadees

My year was starting with the greatest of ease.

Seeing a bird for the first time each year

Brings every birder a bit of cheer.

So going birding on January One

Means lots of cheer and lots of fun.

Herons and Hawks and a Ring-necked Duck

Nuthatch and Robins and a bit of luck.

On the first day of birding even a Starling

Can end up being quite the darling.

So get out the door and open your eyes,

Grab the binos and scan the skies,

‘Cause just in case you haven’t heard

Every flyer today is a first of year bird.






 

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Date: 1/2/19 8:55 pm
From: 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Rhyming in the New Year
Again, with apologies to real poets, I offer some rhymes about birds.



New Year's Birding

By Tom McCabe



The wind was cold, the sun was low

And ice was slowing the river's flow.

The year was starting with quiet events

As Dark-eyed Juncos perched on my fence.

Other birds came and joined the crowd

But only the Crow was very loud.

Time to jump on my two-wheeled steed

Biking and birding is a constant need.

Finches and Doves along the way,

A Downy Woodpecker brightened my day.

Ducks and Geese and Chickadees

My year was starting with the greatest of ease.

Seeing a bird for the first time each year

Brings every birder a bit of cheer.

So going birding on January One

Means lots of cheer and lots of fun.

Herons and Hawks and a Ring-necked Duck

Nuthatch and Robins and a bit of luck.

On the first day of birding even a Starling

Can end up being quite the darling.

So get out the door and open your eyes,

Grab the binos and scan the skies,

'Cause just in case you haven't heard

Every flyer today is a first of year bird.






 

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Date: 1/2/19 2:21 pm
From: <ible...>
Subject: [IBLE] File - IBLE Guidelines.txt

Posts to the IBLE group are not moderated but should follow these general guidelines. Please read the prohibition below the guidelines.

1) All messages are to be signed by the poster, using his/her real name.
Along with the name, it is considered good practice to also show your e-mail
address, and city from which you post.

2) Messages reporting sightings, should also provide at least minimal
information as to where the sighting took place, i.e., State, County,
City/Town. Major birding destinations such as Deer Flat NWR, Minidoka NWR,
American Falls Reservoir, etc. may be adequate in some situations. However,
if the sighting is expected to generate interest sufficient to have other
birders travel to view the bird, more detailed directions should be provided,
or the name and contact info for someone willing to supply such directions on
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3) Messages concerning caged birds, feral cats, etc. are strongly discouraged.

4) Messages conveying derogatory statements about any other person, a person's
occupation or motives are strictly forbidden, and will be cause for one's
membership to be suspended or even terminated for severe or repeated offenses.

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Posting of directions to the location of any owl nest is not permitted. In addition photos of owls at a nest are not permitted on IBLE. Failure to follow this rule will result in loss of posting privileges. No Exceptions.

Again, enjoy your membership on IBLE, and we look forward to reading your
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Date: 1/2/19 12:41 pm
From: LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] HAPPY 2019 !!!

brrrrrrrrrr ~ ~ ~ 10F in our hood at the moment, will need Hot Hands and Hot Feet for birding today!



 

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Date: 1/2/19 11:59 am
From: Steve Kahl <Steve_Kahl...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] American Falls Reservoir hotspot
I was wondering if anyone here could provide any insight on why the
locator pin for the American Falls Reservoir hotspot is located in
Bannock County. I ask in this forum because so many observers for high
counts, first records, and rarities for the hotspot are names that I
often see here. Also, I emailed eBird about it twice and never got a
reply.

I’m curious because the pin is not really located in the center of the
reservoir. Bannock County does not look like it occupies more of the
reservoir than other counties, like Power or Bingham. Also, the
shoreline of the reservoir that is in Bannock County is entirely
within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and not accessible to the
general public.

Thanks for any info you can provide.

Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 1/2/19 11:47 am
From: Richard Rusnak <rarusnak62...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Barred Owl [1 Attachment]

Folks, The Barred Owl, possibly the same individual that has been seen over the last three years, was photographed on 12/31 at the same location in a city park on E. side of Boise. Most of you IBLE’rs can guess this parks name.
( I prefer not to widely broadcast its exact location.)
Happy Tails, Rich Rusnak, Nampa
Sent from Mail for Windows 10


 

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Date: 12/31/18 6:02 am
From: LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Bruneau CBC preliminary results - can anyone add any count week birds?

Thank You - Jay - for your maps of local CBC areas (Boise, Bruneau) *and* for summarizing preliminary results!!

These are the *best* emails to enjoy with a first-of-day cuppa tea or coffee! =)

Larry



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To: "IBLE" <ible...>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:00:08 PM
Subject: [IBLE] Bruneau CBC preliminary results - can anyone add any count week birds? [1 Attachment]

[ [ https://mail2.cableone.net/mail#TopText | Attachment(s) ] from Jay Carlisle included below]


Hi IBLE

Yesterday, ~30 birders enjoyed birding around Bruneau & the CJ Strike reservoir ( CBC area map attached ) on a pretty darn nice day for Dec 29 - followed by a delicious dinner at the Y Bar cafe in Grand View. Preliminary count is 99 species on count day, including a number of fun finds - here's a sampling of what stood out from the list ( at least in my mind :-):


* Trumpeter & Tundra Swans
* 2 Common Loons
* 4 owl species ( but no Short-eared, as usual recently )
* Bewick's Wren ( @ Jack's Creek ) - possibly a count first? Almost certainly the same individual found there by Cheryl on an Audubon field trip last month
* 2 Say's Phoebes
* 8 Ferruginous Hawks
* 8 sparrow species ( not counting junco & towhee, which were also seen ), including:


* American Tree
* Harris's ( just S of Bruneau R along hwy 51 )
* Lincoln's
* Savannah
* Swamp ( @ Jack's Creek )
* White-throated ( @ Jack's Creek )
*
4 Lesser Goldfinch
* 6 Mountain Bluebirds
We did have a few somewhat surprising "misses" on the day, including:


* several waterfowl, including Northern Shoveler, Wood Duck, & Redhead
* Black-capped Chickadee - can sometimes be found in trees in town of Bruneau ... or any other patches of deciduous trees, just usually not in pure Russian Olive stands
* Townsend's Solitaire - especially in junipers
* Northern Shrike
* Orange-crowned Warbler
This Christmas count usually doesn't get much "count week" action since most/all participants don't live there but I figure there might be some birders that visited Wed-Fri of this last week (26th-28th) and/or might visit in the 3 days after the count ( today through Tues, Jan 1 ). If anyone does visit ( or has already visited ) within the bounds of the count circle b/t Dec 26 & Jan 1 and sees any of these species, please let me know.

Thanks & happy new year!

Jay






 

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Date: 12/30/18 7:02 pm
From: Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Bruneau CBC preliminary results - can anyone add any count week birds? [1 Attachment]
Hi IBLE
Yesterday, ~30 birders enjoyed birding around Bruneau & the CJ Strike reservoir (CBC area map attached) on a pretty darn nice day for Dec 29 - followed by a delicious dinner at the Y Bar cafe in Grand View.  Preliminary count is 99 species on count day, including a number of fun finds - here's a sampling of what stood out from the list (at least in my mind :-):
- Trumpeter & Tundra Swans
- 2 Common Loons

- 4 owl species (but no Short-eared, as usual recently)
- Bewick's Wren (@ Jack's Creek) - possibly a count first?  Almost certainly the same individual found there by Cheryl on an Audubon field trip last month

- 2 Say's Phoebes
- 8 Ferruginous Hawks

- 8 sparrow species (not counting junco & towhee, which were also seen), including:

- American Tree
- Harris's (just S of Bruneau R along hwy 51)

- Lincoln's
- Savannah
- Swamp (@ Jack's Creek)

- White-throated (@ Jack's Creek)

- 4 Lesser Goldfinch
- 6 Mountain Bluebirds

We did have a few somewhat surprising "misses" on the day, including:
- several waterfowl, including Northern Shoveler, Wood Duck, & Redhead
- Black-capped Chickadee - can sometimes be found in trees in town of Bruneau ... or any other patches of deciduous trees, just usually not in pure Russian Olive stands

- Townsend's Solitaire - especially in junipers
- Northern Shrike
- Orange-crowned Warbler

This Christmas count usually doesn't get much "count week" action since most/all participants don't live there but I figure there might be some birders that visited Wed-Fri of this last week (26th-28th) and/or might visit in the 3 days after the count (today through Tues, Jan 1).  If anyone does visit (or has already visited) within the bounds of the count circle b/t Dec 26 & Jan 1 and sees any of these species, please let me know.
Thanks & happy new year!
Jay

 

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Date: 12/28/18 6:28 pm
From: LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Fwd: [AZNMbirds] Nogales, AZ CBC Results





Birders, check out some of these high counts, Lawrence’s Goldfinch in particular! =)




Just for fun,

Larry










From: <aznmbirds-request...> [mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Bill Lisowsky
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 4:56 PM
To: <aznmbirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Nogales, AZ CBC Results





Pending final reviews, 54 keen and energetic observers found 151 species on the Nogales, AZ Christmas Bird Count this year. As you would expect, there were some exciting finds and easy misses. Wild Turkey and Townsend’s Warbler were new to the count. We couldn’t find either Inca or Common Ground Doves on Count Day, but we did have Common Loon, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blue Grosbeak and Ferruginous Hawk among the 11,150 birds we counted. We set new high counts for a number of species, including Black-capped Gnatcatcher (6), Lawrence’s Goldfinches (495), Yellow-headed Blackbird (607) and Lazuli Bunting (11).



Al Schmierer and I were new co-compilers this year and we learned a lot. We heartily thank all the folks who helped with the count this year, and we hope to recruit a few more folks to help us cover the circle even better next year.



Bill Lisowsky

Tubac, AZ


 

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Date: 12/28/18 5:08 pm
From: Richard Rusnak <rarusnak62...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Lake lowell
Lake Lowell today, 4pm, 2 Great egrets and many other regulars, I will post more on eBird, Cheers Rich Rusnak,Nampa

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 28, 2018, at 3:33 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Circa 2 PM large flock snow geese lower dam
>

 

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Date: 12/28/18 2:34 pm
From: Robert Kiernan <photobirder...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Lake lowell
Circa 2 PM large flock snow geese lower dam

 

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Date: 12/27/18 3:36 pm
From: Denise Hughes <deniseh449...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Bruneau CBC - updated count day meeting information
Date - Saturday, December 29
Time - 7 AM

Because of the federal government shutdown CBC participants won’t be able to meet at the BLM office as usual.

We are meeting at the TA Travel Center that is located on Broadway. The address is 4115 Broadway. (This is around the corner from the BLM office)

Once area teams are finalized and people are set up in carpools, any extra cars can be left in the BLM parking lot, 3948 Development.

After the count there is the annual spaghetti dinner/countdown at the YBar in Grand View. Cheryl will need to know who plans to attend the dinner.


Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho
 

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Date: 12/24/18 10:46 am
From: Bryce Robinson <ofbirdsandb...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Fwd: genetic differentiation of Island Orange-crowned Warbler
Hey Larry and all,

I thought it might be helpful to provide some comments for some of you who
don't understand what Larry meant about this work being not peer-reviewed.
Below is a note of clarity here regarding 'sordida' Orange-crowned Warbler,
and the paper he is sharing.

Both Larry and Alvaro noted that this research is not peer-reviewed and
should be 'taken with a grain of salt'. Although it is true that the work
is yet to go through the review process, I think we can be reasonably sure
that the study has been done well and the inferences drawn from the work
are sound, given the folks who published this work. This paper is what is
called a pre-print, meaning it is released prior to it's submission into
the rigors of the peer review process. However, the authors go through
great lengths to get things refined to the best of their abilities since
they are putting it into the community. The purpose of preprints is to open
up the work to comments, etc. of the entire research community prior to the
limited view of the peer-review process. In theory, it's meant to make the
study even better in the long run because it allows the input of the broad
community. In short, I think we can rely on what this paper states as
representative to what will be the 'final product' following peer-review.

A few months ago I was in Ventura, attending the Western Field
Ornithologist's annual conference. I had the opportunity to go to San
Clemente Island to see Island Scrub Jay, and 'sordida' Orange-crowned
Warbler. They certainly stick out as different in the field, both in
appearance and by sound. I encourage you all to make a trip to the Channel
Islands, and put some context to what you'll read in this insightful paper!

All the best birds,

Bryce

On Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 8:56 AM LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <
<ible-noreply...> wrote:

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> here's a tickler for Christmas Eve.....
> perhaps someday we'll have Island OCWA, similar to Island Jay???
>
> tho not yet peer reviewed...
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> LA
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> *From:* <CALBIRDS...> [mailto:<CALBIRDS...>] *On Behalf Of *Alvaro
> Jaramillo
> *Sent:* Sunday, December 23, 2018 10:53 PM
> *To:* <calbirds...>
> *Subject:* [CALBIRDS] genetic differentiation of Island Orange-crowned
> Warbler
>
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> Folks
>
> Just saw this, pre-peer review so take with a grain of salt. But
> interesting.
>
> https://peerj.com/preprints/27418/
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> Alvaro
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> Alvaro Jaramillo
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> <alvaro...>
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> www.alvarosadventures.com
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Date: 12/24/18 8:56 am
From: LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Fwd: genetic differentiation of Island Orange-crowned Warbler


here's a tickler for Christmas Eve.....
perhaps someday we'll have Island OCWA, similar to Island Jay???


tho not yet peer reviewed...



LA









From: <CALBIRDS...> [mailto:<CALBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Alvaro Jaramillo
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2018 10:53 PM
To: <calbirds...>
Subject: [CALBIRDS] genetic differentiation of Island Orange-crowned Warbler




Folks

Just saw this, pre-peer review so take with a grain of salt. But interesting.

[ https://peerj.com/preprints/27418/ | https://peerj.com/preprints/27418/ ]



Alvaro



Alvaro Jaramillo

[ mailto:<alvaro...> | <alvaro...> ]

www.alvarosadventures.com




_._,_._,_





 

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Date: 12/24/18 8:53 am
From: Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] preliminary Boise CBC results
Quick update:
- tally sheets that arrived yesterday included a single Ring-necked Pheasant and a single Western Meadowlark - bringing our count day total to 98 species
- Yesterday 2 species were added for count week:

- Tom McCabe saw a Northern Pintail along the greenbelt
- Paul Grabe saw a Peregrine downtown (that was absent or hiding for visits by 4 different people on Saturday :-)

- also, in addition to the high #s of Bewick's Wrens, it's looking like it'll be a record high count for Anna's Hummingbirds - still checking/comparing among feeder-watchers but likely 7+!


Thanks again to everyone & let us know if you see a Killdeer or anything else unusual today or tomorrow,
Jay

On Saturday, December 22, 2018, 9:08:45 PM MST, Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> wrote:

 

Howdy IBLE
Well over 40 people helped out on a very nice winter day today.  Currently sitting at 96 species for count day ...
No mega-surprises but a few highlights I heard of:
- 5 owl species!
- multiple Harris's Sparrows and a returning, now adult-plumaged Golden-crowned Sparrow
- 2+ Double-crested Cormorant (perhaps becoming more regular now?)
- 3+ Anna's Hummingbirds
- 2 Say's Phoebe
- 4+ Bewick's Wrens (among 5 wren species)
A few notable misses:
- Peregrine Falcon (despite a lot of looking downtown)

- Killdeer
- Western Meadowlark (though we have less habitat than historically)
- a few waterfowl including Ruddy Duck, Eurasian Wigeon, & Northern Pintail

Thanks to everyone who helped - especially RL (now retired as compiler to specialize in Zonotrichia sparrow finding :-) for passing on key info and Rob Magill for putting it to use in helping compile!
Happy holidays,
Jay

 

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Date: 12/23/18 8:42 pm
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] RED-SHOULDERED HAWK in Lewiston
Late this morning, I found an immature RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Hell's Gate
State Park in Lewiston. I first found it perched on the river near the
amphitheater. It flew south along the river, and I was twice able to
relocated it. On the third round, it flew high, circled a couple of times,
and then dove out of sight somewhere on the Washington side of the river.
I'm aware of no reports of Red-shouldered Hawk from north of Valley County
in Idaho, and it appears this species may also be previously unreported
from Asotin County, Washington (into which it flew). Photos and additional
details are on eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50900117.

Hope it sticks around a while for other birders to enjoy.

Good Birding and Happy Holidays,

Carl Lundblad
Moscow, ID

 

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Date: 12/23/18 12:13 pm
From: 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [IBLE] preliminary Boise CBC results
Jay:

I have been looking for the A. Dipper every day with no luck, but just downstream from his location I found the winter resident Northern Pintail. Unfortunately, he did not show yesterday, but he was there today.

Also, today was the first day in some time that I did not find any DC Cormorants on my route. And I haven’t seen or heard a Killdeer in well over a week, but I’m still finding PB Grebes and A Coots at Quinn’s Pond.

Any chance you’ll be able to give us some locations on the birds you listed?

Thanks and Merry Christmas to everybody.

Tom McCabe



From: <ible...> [mailto:<ible...>] On Behalf Of Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible]
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 9:09 PM
To: IBLE To Post <ible...>; Rmagill <rmagill...>
Subject: [IBLE] preliminary Boise CBC results





Howdy IBLE



Well over 40 people helped out on a very nice winter day today. Currently sitting at 96 species for count day ...



No mega-surprises but a few highlights I heard of:

* 5 owl species!
* multiple Harris's Sparrows and a returning, now adult-plumaged Golden-crowned Sparrow
* 2+ Double-crested Cormorant (perhaps becoming more regular now?)
* 3+ Anna's Hummingbirds
* 2 Say's Phoebe
* 4+ Bewick's Wrens (among 5 wren species)

A few notable misses:

* Peregrine Falcon (despite a lot of looking downtown)
* Killdeer
* Western Meadowlark (though we have less habitat than historically)
* a few waterfowl including Ruddy Duck, Eurasian Wigeon, & Northern Pintail

Thanks to everyone who helped - especially RL (now retired as compiler to specialize in Zonotrichia sparrow finding :-) for passing on key info and Rob Magill for putting it to use in helping compile!



Happy holidays,



Jay




 

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Date: 12/22/18 8:08 pm
From: Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] preliminary Boise CBC results
Howdy IBLE
Well over 40 people helped out on a very nice winter day today.  Currently sitting at 96 species for count day ...
No mega-surprises but a few highlights I heard of:
- 5 owl species!
- multiple Harris's Sparrows and a returning, now adult-plumaged Golden-crowned Sparrow
- 2+ Double-crested Cormorant (perhaps becoming more regular now?)
- 3+ Anna's Hummingbirds
- 2 Say's Phoebe
- 4+ Bewick's Wrens (among 5 wren species)
A few notable misses:
- Peregrine Falcon (despite a lot of looking downtown)

- Killdeer
- Western Meadowlark (though we have less habitat than historically)
- a few waterfowl including Ruddy Duck, Eurasian Wigeon, & Northern Pintail

Thanks to everyone who helped - especially RL (now retired as compiler to specialize in Zonotrichia sparrow finding :-) for passing on key info and Rob Magill for putting it to use in helping compile!
Happy holidays,
Jay

 

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Date: 12/20/18 7:30 am
From: Kim Liebich <birdkimliebich...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Boise CBC (Sat, Dec 22) reminder
Hi Jay - Thanks for putting this message on IBLE… even though, of course, we all should be, we may not be aware or remembering the Golden Eagle events page! =)

And gosh, I was thinking the morning splash in the coffee could make for some interesting count numbers? You people will need to leave that mug in the car. hmmmm. Kidding

Happy morning. Happy birds! Excited to out and count, it’s been on my calendar! Come and count you guys - meeting the counters is almost as fun as finding the birds ~ tweet.

> On Dec 19, 2018, at 9:01 PM, Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> Hi Folks & happy holidays :-)
>
> I know this has been shared on the Golden Eagle Audubon events page <https://www.goldeneagleaudubon.org/Events> but I wanted to put in an extra plug for any birders that will be in/around Boise this weekend as we would gladly take your help in counting! If you are interested, even if only for part of a day or a small area - including counting birds at your feeder, please contact Robert Magill (<rmagill...> <mailto:<rmagill...>) and myself (<carlislejay...> <mailto:<carlislejay...>) ... especially if you know you would like to lead/co-lead a specific area. Robert is coordinating the pre-count efforts to ensure a smooth transition from the past compiler RL Rowland who provided years of help in the past.
>
> Golden Eagle Audubon Society - Events
> <https://www.goldeneagleaudubon.org/Events>
>
>
> Meeting spot is the Trophy Room, Idaho Fish and Game HQ, 600 S Walnut St, Boise, ID 83712, USA (map <https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Trophy%20Room%2C%20Idaho%20Fish%20and%20Game%20HQ%2C%20600%20S%20Walnut%20St%2C%20Boise%2C%20ID%2083712%2C%20USA>); northeast entrance on the back side of the building. Note that the events page and announcement in the Audubon e-newsletter says to meet at 630am but we're changing it to 7am (what we've done in the past too) - thus, unless you've made arrangements with us ahead of time, see you ~7am on Saturday!
>
> There are no fees to participate, just your time, a bit of gas, and some walking. The Boise count circle <https://www.goldeneagleaudubon.org/resources/Documents/CBC%20Circles/Boise%20CBC%20Map%20with%20Zones.pdf> is divided to provide all counters with an opportunity to count while walking and driving; remember to dress for the weather. We have a lot of habitat to cover, and we need birders to cover all of it. After the count we will meet up at the Trophy Room again for a potluck from 6-7:30 or so. Since this is a state-owned building, NO alcohol is allowed (sorry!).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jay
>
>
>


 

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Date: 12/19/18 8:01 pm
From: Jay Carlisle <carlislejay...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Boise CBC (Sat, Dec 22) reminder
Hi Folks & happy holidays :-)
I know this has been shared on the Golden Eagle Audubon events page but I wanted to put in an extra plug for any birders that will be in/around Boise this weekend as we would gladly take your help in counting!  If you are interested, even if only for part of a day or a small area - including counting birds at your feeder, please contact Robert Magill (<rmagill...>) and myself (<carlislejay...>) ... especially if you know you would like to lead/co-lead a specific area.  Robert is coordinating the pre-count efforts to ensure a smooth transition from the past compiler RL Rowland who provided years of help in the past. 


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Meeting spot is the Trophy Room, Idaho Fish and Game HQ, 600 S Walnut St, Boise, ID 83712, USA (map); northeast entrance on the back side of the building.  Note that the events page and announcement in the Audubon e-newsletter says to meet at 630am but we're changing it to 7am (what we've done in the past too) - thus, unless you've made arrangements with us ahead of time, see you ~7am on Saturday!

There are no fees to participate, just your time, a bit of gas, and some walking. The Boise count circle is divided to provide all counters with an opportunity to count while walking and driving; remember to dress for the weather.  We have a lot of habitat to cover, and we need birders to cover all of it. After the count we will meet up at the Trophy Room again for a potluck from 6-7:30 or so. Since this is a state-owned building, NO alcohol is allowed (sorry!).
Thanks,
Jay


 

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Date: 12/18/18 5:09 pm
From: Denise Hughes <deniseh449...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Snow Geese
Snow geese are wintering in the valley. They might be here for the winter.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

> On Dec 18, 2018, at 4:55 PM, <ruthanngreene...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Are Snow Geese currently migrating? I just saw a huge flock of white birds with black tipped wings fly over Meridian at about 4:45 pm today. They looked like snow geese, but I'm not a very good birder.
>
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> Beautiful sight as their bodies were reflecting the sun light.
>
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> Ruthann Greene
>
> North Meridian, ID
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Date: 12/18/18 3:59 pm
From: <ruthanngreene...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Snow Geese
Are Snow Geese currently migrating? I just saw a huge flock of white birds with black tipped wings fly over Meridian at about 4:45 pm today. They looked like snow geese, but I'm not a very good birder.


Beautiful sight as their bodies were reflecting the sun light.


Ruthann Greene
North Meridian, ID
 

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Date: 12/18/18 7:53 am
From: Cliff and Lisa Weisse <cliffandlisa...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] internet issues
FWIW, an occasional email has taken hours, or days, to deliver for many
years so I don't think net neutrality is the cause.

Cliff

On 12/18/18 6:34 AM, Paul Plante <run4ity...> [ible] wrote:
> Most of the problems with internet postings that have occurred
> recently can be directly linked to the elimination of "internet
> neutrality" that Congress passed.  Without internet neutrality, each
> provider can now prioritize whose messages get sent first and whose
> gets sent last as low priority.  IBLE seems to be on the lower portion
> of the providers lists.   In theory, if you PAY more money for higher
> level service, your message will be moved up the prioritized list and
> sent quicker.  Only problem with that is, "It ain't necessarily so!".
>
> Firefighters in California paid highest rate for service during the
> major fires this summer and fall and could not get ANY service from
> Verizon.  Verizon's answer was simply, if they bought the best, the
> system would have worked.  Not much comfort in that kink of response
> from provider.
>
> Not advocating anything, this  is just explanation of what is going on
> and I see it more every day as internet access is also getting more
> difficult at times.  Toss in the new twist of making snow days
> internet learning days in lieu of make up with additional day of
> school at end of term and the internet highway may be more difficult
> to use.
>
>
> paul plante
>

--
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
<cliffandlisa...>


 

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Date: 12/18/18 5:36 am
From: Paul Plante <run4ity...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] internet issues
Most of the problems with internet postings that have occurred recently can be directly linked to the elimination of "internet neutrality" that Congress passed.  Without internet neutrality, each provider can now prioritize whose messages get sent first and whose gets sent last as low priority.  IBLE seems to be on the lower portion of the providers lists.   In theory, if you PAY more money for higher level service, your message will be moved up the prioritized list and sent quicker.  Only problem with that is, "It ain't necessarily so!".
Firefighters in California paid highest rate for service during the major fires this summer and fall and could not get ANY service from Verizon.  Verizon's answer was simply, if they bought the best, the system would have worked.  Not much comfort in that kink of response from provider.
Not advocating anything, this  is just explanation of what is going on and I see it more every day as internet access is also getting more difficult at times.  Toss in the new twist of making snow days internet learning days in lieu of make up with additional day of school at end of term and the internet highway may be more difficult to use. 


paul plante

 

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Date: 12/17/18 11:19 pm
From: LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Is anyone else having trouble posting?

got one cy of your dark RTHA, cool bird =)
day late for your post to arrive it looks..

From: "'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible]" <ible-noreply...>
To: "IBLE" <ible...>
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 10:33:39 AM
Subject: [IBLE] Is anyone else having trouble posting?






Yesterday I tried to post my sighting of a very black/dark chocolate Red-tailed Hawk near Willow Lane. I first sent the email at 3:37 in the afternoon, and again in the evening. Neither ever showed up. I don’t know whether this one will, but I thought I’d try.

Tom McCabe, Boise






 

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Date: 12/17/18 6:46 pm
From: LARRY ARNOLD <larnold47...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] 15 cubic cm



Brian, you must be a science dude! =)




I’m looking at a 15-ml (1-tablespoon) measuring spoon, and it looks huge for the “crop” of a Blue Jay. So I just h ad to peek at the BNA species account (Smith, Tarvin, and Woolfenden, 2013), wherein I see many references to the contents of their stomachs. Oh o f course! But there was this:



“Usually harvests 1-5 acorns or up to 15 beechnuts at a time, depending on size of fruit ( [ https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/blujay/references#REF5081 | Darley-Hill and Johnson 1981 ] , [ https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/blujay/references#REF5095 | Johnson and Adkisson 1985 ] , Bartlow et al. 2011). Transports acorns by storing 2-3 in its distended throat and anterior esophagus ( [ https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/blujay/references#REF5096 | Johnson and Webb 1989 ] ), with one more each in mouth and bill-tip ( [ https://download.ams.birds.cornell.edu/api/v1/asset/24993181?__hstc=226533890.52f7f9f2e092a4336d636176d9f3e659.1545090179026.1545090179026.1545090179026.1&__hssc=226533890.5.1545090179027&__hsfp=1865447962 | Figure 2 ] ). During 3 days, jays made 1270 and 1959 visits to 2 pin oak trees and removed 3175 and 4897 acorns, respectively (Steele et al. 2010). ”



Egadz! Maybe somewhere there's a conversion factor for 15 beechnuts or 5 acorns (of average sizes) = how many cc?



Just for fun, eh? And to see how your BLJA ranks!



Larry








From: "<lcarrigan_55...> [ible]" <ible-noreply...>
To: "IBLE" <ible...>
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 3:32:49 PM
Subject: [IBLE] 15 cubic cm



So...if anybody is interested, I've calculated the size of a Blue Jay's crop. Can you tell I have way too much time on my hands since the Snake River is full of slush ice & unstable shelf ice along the banks, shutting down my fly-fishing?!

I watched how many sunflower seeds & whole kernels of corn, the jay takes in at an avg visit to the feeder. And, what I get is an avg of 15 cc (or 15 ml) for its crop size. Just find that fascinating!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


 

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Date: 12/17/18 4:10 pm
From: Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Re: Is anyone else having trouble posting?
I received it at 11:24 a.m. today. We have a dark morph here, too in east
Emmett. He loves the canal path and orchards.

Liz Medes

 

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Date: 12/17/18 3:05 pm
From: Chuck Trost <trostchuck...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Is anyone else having trouble posting?
Hi Tom, et al. Yes, I tried twice to report 910 Trumpeter Swans in fields around Am. Falls Reservoir yesterday, and both were rejected by IBLE. Glad to see you got through on this one.
Chuck Trost

Always forward, never straight...

> On Dec 17, 2018, at 10:33 AM, 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Yesterday I tried to post my sighting of a very black/dark chocolate Red-tailed Hawk near Willow Lane. I first sent the email at 3:37 in the afternoon, and again in the evening. Neither ever showed up. I don’t know whether this one will, but I thought I’d try.
>
> Tom McCabe, Boise
>
>

 

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Date: 12/17/18 3:02 pm
From: Jane Westervelt <jwestervelt...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Is anyone else having trouble posting?
Tom,

I did receive your posting about this hawk at 10:25 this morning, so it has made it to the group.

I have had times when Yahoo has been slow to deliver random messages in the past, and it could be this problem which only seems to affect a message here and there. However, if you or anyone else continues to experience this, please let me know.

Jane
co-owner



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Subject: [IBLE] Is anyone else having trouble posting?



Yesterday I tried to post my sighting of a very black/dark chocolate Red-tailed Hawk near Willow Lane. I first sent the email at 3:37 in the afternoon, and again in the evening. Neither ever showed up. I dont know whether this one will, but I thought Id try.

Tom McCabe, Boise



 

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Date: 12/17/18 2:33 pm
From: 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Dipper!
Thank you to everyone who reassured me that I wasn't just sending things
into a black hole. Sounds like everyone got my original post (from yesterday
around 3:30) this morning, and this morning's not too long after I posted
it. My second one from yesterday apparently did go into the black hole.

Anyway, today's ride produced a Dipper, my first ever along the Boise River.
(!!!) I know some folks have seen them up near Diversion Dam, but this was
the first time I've even seen one in years. I had stopped at a bend in the
river, about midway between Willow Lane and Silver Lake, to tell a friend
about the 2 Red-tailed Hawks I'd just seen at Willow Lane (yes, one was the
extremely dark morph). I saw a bird fly along the shore, low over the water,
and it made a sound that was not in my usual repertoire. I walked my bike
back a few feet and there was the Dipper, bobbing along on a narrow log that
was partially submerged. At about that time Susan caught up, and we all got
great looks at the little guy. And while we were watching, a Cooper's Hawk
flew across the river and posed in a tree above us. Needless to say, we
didn't see the Dipper again.

Bald Eagles (2) were again in evidence, one at Quinn's and one at Veteran's.
And the dark morph RTHA was between the playing fields and the river at
Willow Lane. Couldn't find the Northern Pintail, but I did manage 39 species
and 5 were raptors. (I love winter birding!)

Tom McCabe, Boise


 

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Date: 12/17/18 2:08 pm
From: <lcarrigan_55...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] 15 cubic cm
So...if anybody is interested, I've calculated the size of a Blue Jay's crop. Can you tell I have way too much time on my hands since the Snake River is full of slush ice & unstable shelf ice along the banks, shutting down my fly-fishing?!

I watched how many sunflower seeds & whole kernels of corn, the jay takes in at an avg visit to the feeder. And, what I get is an avg of 15 cc (or 15 ml) for its crop size. Just find that fascinating!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot

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Date: 12/17/18 1:09 pm
From: 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] FW: Almost black Red-tail at Willow Lane
I tried to post this earlier today, but it doesn't show up on the Yahoo site
and it never came back as an email. So here goes:



Now that the ice has abated, I've been able to get back on the greenbelt.
And despite the construction between Esther Simplot and Veterans Parks, Bald
Eagles have been a near daily occurrence.

But today the real treat was an almost totally black hawk near the Willow
Lane bike park. When we first saw him, his red tail was not visible, and I
started thinking that we had something really unusual. But once he flew and
I could see his red tail, I thought it had to be a Harlan's. And while I've
seen Harlan's before, I've never seen a bird so uniformly black/chocolate.
His beak and legs were quite a contrasting yellow against the darkness of
his body, and even the red tail was a muted dark red.

When I got home and looked at Crossley, all the Harlan's they pictured had
too much white mottling, but Sibley's had the exact bird (lower right on
page 122 of the 2000 edition), except even Sibley's picture isn't as densely
dark as this bird. Sibley does not classify this bird as a Harlan's, rather
it is just listed as a variation of a Red-tail. Either way, it's quite a
striking bird!

Tom McCabe, Boise




 

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Date: 12/17/18 11:53 am
From: 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Is anyone else having trouble posting?
Yesterday I tried to post my sighting of a very black/dark chocolate
Red-tailed Hawk near Willow Lane. I first sent the email at 3:37 in the
afternoon, and again in the evening. Neither ever showed up. I don't know
whether this one will, but I thought I'd try.

Tom McCabe, Boise


 

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Date: 12/17/18 11:44 am
From: Darren Clark <darrenclarkbird...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Rexburg Christmas Bird Count
Rexburg Christmas Bird Count is Saturday, Dec 22. We will meet at the Burger King at the south Rexburg exit at 8 am. Email me at <riversilt...> if you’d like to participate.

Thanks,

Darren Clark
Rexburg, ID
<riversilt...>
 

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Date: 12/17/18 10:24 am
From: 'Tom McCabe' <tmccabe9...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: [IBLE] Almost black Red-tail at Willow Lane
Now that the ice has abated, I've been able to get back on the greenbelt.
And despite the construction between Esther Simplot and Veterans Parks, Bald
Eagles have been a near daily occurrence.

But today the real treat was an almost totally black hawk near the Willow
Lane bike park. When we first saw him, his red tail was not visible, and I
started thinking that we had something really unusual. But once he flew and
I could see his red tail, I thought it had to be a Harlan's. And while I've
seen Harlan's before, I've never seen a bird so uniformly black/chocolate.
His beak and legs were quite a contrasting yellow against the darkness of
his body, and even the red tail was a muted dark red.

When I got home and looked at Crossley, all the Harlan's they pictured had
too much white mottling, but Sibley's had the exact bird (lower right on
page 122 of the 2000 edition), except even Sibley's picture isn't as densely
dark as this bird. Sibley does not classify this bird as a Harlan's, rather
it is just listed as a variation of a Red-tail. Either way, it's quite a
striking bird!

Tom McCabe, Boise




 

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