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Lake lowell

Robert Kiernan
 

Lower dam 12:15 near boat launch 3 lesser yellow legs .outlet canal 2 lesser yellow legs spent 10 minutes photoing clear area never seen 3rd.one so maybe different  group


Re: Swamp Sparrows and other Jefferson County migrants

Tim Reynolds
 

Carl,
Are you absolutely sure of the Swamp Sparrows at Camas NWR?   I believe this would be a first for Camas.



On October 19, 2021, at 8:29 PM, Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad@...> wrote:


I birded for a few hours in Jefferson County this afternoon, starting at the Camas NWR headquarters area (https://ebird.org/checklist/S96441666).  The highlight was at least 2 (probably 3) SWAMP SPARROWS in cattails along the first 30m of "the straightaway ' (double tree row) just north of the entrance road as you pull into HQ.  Also present were an apparent intergrade Northern Flicker that showed mostly Yellow-shafted traits (black malar, red crescent on nape, largely-brownish face), a couple of late-ish Lincoln's Sparrows, and both Kinglets.  There was a prescribed fire underway, and the auto tour loop was closed.

A late WILSON'S WARBLER was at the Market Lake WMA West Windrow with a few other migrants: Audubon's Warblers, White-crowned Sparrow, and a legitimately one-footed Hermit Thrush (https://ebird.org/checklist/S96445964).  Lots of American Pipits were in the wetland areas.

Good Birding,

Carl Lundblad
Corvallis, OR



Swamp Sparrows and other Jefferson County migrants

Carl Lundblad
 

I birded for a few hours in Jefferson County this afternoon, starting at the Camas NWR headquarters area (https://ebird.org/checklist/S96441666).  The highlight was at least 2 (probably 3) SWAMP SPARROWS in cattails along the first 30m of "the straightaway ' (double tree row) just north of the entrance road as you pull into HQ.  Also present were an apparent intergrade Northern Flicker that showed mostly Yellow-shafted traits (black malar, red crescent on nape, largely-brownish face), a couple of late-ish Lincoln's Sparrows, and both Kinglets.  There was a prescribed fire underway, and the auto tour loop was closed.

A late WILSON'S WARBLER was at the Market Lake WMA West Windrow with a few other migrants: Audubon's Warblers, White-crowned Sparrow, and a legitimately one-footed Hermit Thrush (https://ebird.org/checklist/S96445964).  Lots of American Pipits were in the wetland areas.

Good Birding,

Carl Lundblad
Corvallis, OR



Re: The Boise Loon

Diann Stone
 

Same observation of the Loon this afternoon around 3pm. Hopefully, it's working those flight muscles in preparation for leaving. A fisherman complained the Loon has been stealing fish off their hooks. There's a sign posted on the tree with a name and number of IDFG to call if the Loon gets tangled in line. 


On Fri, Oct 15, 2021, 4:58 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

For those of you in the Boise area who have been keeping track of the Common Loon on the pond west of Glenwood and north of the river, there’s some good news. I know some folks have been concerned that the pond is not big enough for the Loon to take off, and others have been concerned that the Loon was injured. (My personal theory has been that they stock that pond on a regular basis.)

Well yesterday, my wife, Susan, was observing our feathered friend when he headed west, flapping madly, elevated off the water, rose up to avoid some swimming DC Cormorants, traveled to the west end of the pond, banked hard left and did a 180 and landed. That’s the first time either of us have seen him/her fly more than a few yards. Then, today, Susan saw the Loon do a takeoff across the pond, north to south, and land back down safely.

I’m not sure if the bird is rehabbing from an injury or just getting ready to depart, but I think the idea that the pond is too small may not hold water. ;-)

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: The Boise Loon

Kevin Merrell
 

I'd walked to the pond one day and was chatting with a couple of young men who were fishing off the dock. In excited tones, one of them pointed to a bird on the other side of the pond and said, "See that loon over there, I'd just caught a fish right here when the loon came over and grabbed the fish right out of my hand!" He saw it not as a theft but as a delightful interaction with the natural world.  

Kevin Merrell
Boise

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 1:40 PM Kathleen Lopez <Ksl232323@...> wrote:
I was out there earlier today and I also saw him fly across the pond. Even got crappy photos..

Kathy Lopez
Nampa

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021, 12:34 PM henderson.danette <danette444@...> wrote:
Yippee that is great news!
Thanks for the update and making me smile.


On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 4:58 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

For those of you in the Boise area who have been keeping track of the Common Loon on the pond west of Glenwood and north of the river, there’s some good news. I know some folks have been concerned that the pond is not big enough for the Loon to take off, and others have been concerned that the Loon was injured. (My personal theory has been that they stock that pond on a regular basis.)

Well yesterday, my wife, Susan, was observing our feathered friend when he headed west, flapping madly, elevated off the water, rose up to avoid some swimming DC Cormorants, traveled to the west end of the pond, banked hard left and did a 180 and landed. That’s the first time either of us have seen him/her fly more than a few yards. Then, today, Susan saw the Loon do a takeoff across the pond, north to south, and land back down safely.

I’m not sure if the bird is rehabbing from an injury or just getting ready to depart, but I think the idea that the pond is too small may not hold water. ;-)

Tom McCabe, Boise


--
Kathy Lopez
Nampa


Birds at DF Lower Dam

Aidan Lorenz
 

The Iceland Gull found by Cheryl at the Lake Lowell Lower Dam yesterday is still there today, even with all of the high winds. It was hanging out to the east of the boat ramp along the shore. It had dark eyes, a dark bill, and pinkish legs. The three Greater Scaup were also swimming not too far away from that boat ramp at the east end of the dam.

Happy birding!

--
Aidan Lorenz
Caldwell


Re: The Boise Loon

Kathleen Lopez
 

I was out there earlier today and I also saw him fly across the pond. Even got crappy photos..

Kathy Lopez
Nampa

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021, 12:34 PM henderson.danette <danette444@...> wrote:
Yippee that is great news!
Thanks for the update and making me smile.


On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 4:58 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

For those of you in the Boise area who have been keeping track of the Common Loon on the pond west of Glenwood and north of the river, there’s some good news. I know some folks have been concerned that the pond is not big enough for the Loon to take off, and others have been concerned that the Loon was injured. (My personal theory has been that they stock that pond on a regular basis.)

Well yesterday, my wife, Susan, was observing our feathered friend when he headed west, flapping madly, elevated off the water, rose up to avoid some swimming DC Cormorants, traveled to the west end of the pond, banked hard left and did a 180 and landed. That’s the first time either of us have seen him/her fly more than a few yards. Then, today, Susan saw the Loon do a takeoff across the pond, north to south, and land back down safely.

I’m not sure if the bird is rehabbing from an injury or just getting ready to depart, but I think the idea that the pond is too small may not hold water. ;-)

Tom McCabe, Boise


--
Kathy Lopez
Nampa


Re: The Boise Loon

henderson.danette
 

Yippee that is great news!
Thanks for the update and making me smile.


On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 4:58 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

For those of you in the Boise area who have been keeping track of the Common Loon on the pond west of Glenwood and north of the river, there’s some good news. I know some folks have been concerned that the pond is not big enough for the Loon to take off, and others have been concerned that the Loon was injured. (My personal theory has been that they stock that pond on a regular basis.)

Well yesterday, my wife, Susan, was observing our feathered friend when he headed west, flapping madly, elevated off the water, rose up to avoid some swimming DC Cormorants, traveled to the west end of the pond, banked hard left and did a 180 and landed. That’s the first time either of us have seen him/her fly more than a few yards. Then, today, Susan saw the Loon do a takeoff across the pond, north to south, and land back down safely.

I’m not sure if the bird is rehabbing from an injury or just getting ready to depart, but I think the idea that the pond is too small may not hold water. ;-)

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: The Boise Loon

Louisa Evers
 

Good news that!

--
Louisa Evers
elouisa603@...


The Boise Loon

bike4birds
 

For those of you in the Boise area who have been keeping track of the Common Loon on the pond west of Glenwood and north of the river, there’s some good news. I know some folks have been concerned that the pond is not big enough for the Loon to take off, and others have been concerned that the Loon was injured. (My personal theory has been that they stock that pond on a regular basis.)

Well yesterday, my wife, Susan, was observing our feathered friend when he headed west, flapping madly, elevated off the water, rose up to avoid some swimming DC Cormorants, traveled to the west end of the pond, banked hard left and did a 180 and landed. That’s the first time either of us have seen him/her fly more than a few yards. Then, today, Susan saw the Loon do a takeoff across the pond, north to south, and land back down safely.

I’m not sure if the bird is rehabbing from an injury or just getting ready to depart, but I think the idea that the pond is too small may not hold water. ;-)

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: Swamp Sparrow at Lolo Pass

forsmann
 

That's an awesome find!!


On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 9:36 AM Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad@...> wrote:
A calling SWAMP SPARROW is in the small wetland behind the visitor center at Lolo Pass, this morning, with an unhappy Savannah Sparrow.  Photos and voice recordings will be in eBird probably this evening.  Lots of Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins, and Cason’s Finches, but no hoped-for WW Crossbills.

Lolo Pass is in Idaho County on the border of Montana along US-12.

Good Birding,

Carl Lundblad 
Corvallis, OR



--
"Where the Energy Flows, That's What Grows."
Bryan L Forsmann
208-520-0508
831 Dalmation Drive
Idaho Falls Idaho 83402


Swamp Sparrow at Lolo Pass

Carl Lundblad
 

A calling SWAMP SPARROW is in the small wetland behind the visitor center at Lolo Pass, this morning, with an unhappy Savannah Sparrow.  Photos and voice recordings will be in eBird probably this evening.  Lots of Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins, and Cason’s Finches, but no hoped-for WW Crossbills.

Lolo Pass is in Idaho County on the border of Montana along US-12.

Good Birding,

Carl Lundblad 
Corvallis, OR


Re: New Email Address

Cliff Weisse
 

I am also away from the computer right now and can't help until Nov. It may be that you need to log in to your account on the group's website to make the change. If anyone is still having trouble Nov 1st let me know and I'll figure it out.
Cliff


On October 12, 2021 11:01:12 PM CDT, Jane Westervelt <jwestervelt@...> wrote:

And if you don't hear from Cliff soon, remind me in a day or two, when I get on the actual computer again. 😉

Jane
Co-moderator



On October 12, 2021, at 7:32 PM, Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:

Kristin, send a note, attn: Cliff to IBLE.  He is a moderator for the group.  

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.  -George Bernard Shaw

On Oct 12, 2021, at 8:30 PM, kristin_araki <karaki@...> wrote:

My new email address is kristinaraki91@.... Also, if someone could remind how to sign up for this email group with my new email, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks!
Kristin 

-------- Original message --------
From: akswanson <akswanson@...>
Date: 10/12/21 8:23 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] New Email Address

My new one is swansonalc@.... 
Hope to see you soon.
Ann

On Oct 12, 2021 6:50 PM, cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I'm changing my email to   bchuizinga@...
Please update me in your contacts.
Thanks!
Cheryl Huizinga

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Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.


Re: New Email Address

Jane Westervelt
 

And if you don't hear from Cliff soon, remind me in a day or two, when I get on the actual computer again. 😉

Jane
Co-moderator



On October 12, 2021, at 7:32 PM, Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:

Kristin, send a note, attn: Cliff to IBLE.  He is a moderator for the group.  

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.  -George Bernard Shaw

On Oct 12, 2021, at 8:30 PM, kristin_araki <karaki@...> wrote:

My new email address is kristinaraki91@.... Also, if someone could remind how to sign up for this email group with my new email, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks!
Kristin 

-------- Original message --------
From: akswanson <akswanson@...>
Date: 10/12/21 8:23 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] New Email Address

My new one is swansonalc@.... 
Hope to see you soon.
Ann

On Oct 12, 2021 6:50 PM, cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I'm changing my email to   bchuizinga@...
Please update me in your contacts.
Thanks!
Cheryl Huizinga


Re: New Email Address

Denise Hughes
 

Kristin, send a note, attn: Cliff to IBLE.  He is a moderator for the group.  

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.  -George Bernard Shaw

On Oct 12, 2021, at 8:30 PM, kristin_araki <karaki@...> wrote:

My new email address is kristinaraki91@.... Also, if someone could remind how to sign up for this email group with my new email, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks!
Kristin 

-------- Original message --------
From: akswanson <akswanson@...>
Date: 10/12/21 8:23 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] New Email Address

My new one is swansonalc@.... 
Hope to see you soon.
Ann

On Oct 12, 2021 6:50 PM, cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I'm changing my email to   bchuizinga@...
Please update me in your contacts.
Thanks!
Cheryl Huizinga


Re: New Email Address

kristin_araki
 

My new email address is kristinaraki91@.... Also, if someone could remind how to sign up for this email group with my new email, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks!
Kristin 

-------- Original message --------
From: akswanson <akswanson@...>
Date: 10/12/21 8:23 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] New Email Address

My new one is swansonalc@.... 
Hope to see you soon.
Ann

On Oct 12, 2021 6:50 PM, cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I'm changing my email to   bchuizinga@...
Please update me in your contacts.
Thanks!
Cheryl Huizinga


Re: New Email Address

akswanson
 

My new one is swansonalc@.... 
Hope to see you soon.
Ann

On Oct 12, 2021 6:50 PM, cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I'm changing my email to   bchuizinga@...
Please update me in your contacts.
Thanks!
Cheryl Huizinga


New Email Address

cheryl huizinga
 

Hi Everyone,
I'm changing my email to   bchuizinga@...
Please update me in your contacts.
Thanks!
Cheryl Huizinga


Re: Hummingbird!

forsmann
 

would love to see it.


On Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 4:38 PM Michael Bickley <mbickley5@...> wrote:
Contemplating taking down my humming bird feeders today account 5-7 inches new snow last night....and one showed up!  This bird looked like a female Rufus only more gray underparts, could it be a Anna's?
Pretty late for a hummer in Pocatello.  I have some fair cell phone video but not sure how to attach it.

Mike Bickley
Pocatello



--
"Where the Energy Flows, That's What Grows."
Bryan L Forsmann
208-520-0508
831 Dalmation Drive
Idaho Falls Idaho 83402


Hummingbird!

Michael Bickley
 

Contemplating taking down my humming bird feeders today account 5-7 inches new snow last night....and one showed up!  This bird looked like a female Rufus only more gray underparts, could it be a Anna's?
Pretty late for a hummer in Pocatello.  I have some fair cell phone video but not sure how to attach it.

Mike Bickley
Pocatello

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