[eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>


Larry Arnold
 

Not knowing whether many local birders receive these RBA's, thought I'd share this interesting bunch of reports... colder weather inbound and tides are shifting, eyiyi........

Larry


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Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Ferruginous Hawk (1 report)
- Black-backed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Pinyon Jay (1 report)
- Snow Bunting (1 report)

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Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2020 10:00 by Evan Buck
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75237903
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "light morph, photo"

Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 10:00 by Evan Buck
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75238188
- Comments: "clearly heard call note; has been at the site sporadically throughout the fall"

Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2020 10:00 by Evan Buck
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75237903
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Nutcracker-sized and shaped bird with a light blue body/head and darker remiges. Head and face relatively uniform light blue, belly also clean blue; tail short. Relatively long, straight bill similar to CLNU. Strong direct flight, moving south with the wind. Seen well by both observers and I am familiar with the species. Managed photos but unfortunately out of focus; they still show light blue color and overall shape. Only other blue medium-large birds are steller's jay, blue jay, and scrub-jays. Each species has longer tail and does not have an overall blue color - Steller's has a dark head, blue/scrub jays have light bellies and different facial markings."

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (1)
- Reported Oct 22, 2020 08:50 by Kyle Lima
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75217770
- Comments: "Flyover ID by vocalizations only. Gave three series of a twitter call followed by a soft “tew.”"

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