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Ada County - Western Scrub-jay, Varied Thrush

Steve Hofhine <steven.hofhine@...>
 

Hey birders,

Today I decided to make an attempt for the Western Scrub-jay on Cory Lane. Apparently Larry Arnold had the same idea, because he was there too. After walking up and down Cory Lane, Dalton and Kimball we finally spotted the jay across the field to the south. We drove one road south to Sunflower and refound it feeding on crabapples in the back yard of the house on the corner of Sunflower and Pawnee.

Afterwards, I met Bryce Robinson at Kathryn Albertson Park so he could help me find one of the varied thrushes that have been so efficiently eluding me. Find them we did, both a male and a female in the same vicinity. One was found later in a different corner of the park that had us wondering if there might actually be three of them there, though it was likely this was one of the same birds seen previously. The white-throated sparrow continues.

Steve Hofhine
Meridian


Northern Goshawk at Dry Creek Cemetery

Jason Talbot
 

I saw this Northern Goshawk while driving through the cemetery at 1:00pm. It was on the southern edge near the canal. It flew north as I was leaving. This is probably the same bird I've seen in the area for the last four years. I've seen it while hiking the trails at the veledrome park.

I wasn't birding so I didn't have my binoculars. I did have a pocket camera on me. See attached. Also attached is the Eurasian Wigeon at DeMeyer Park from yesterday.

Jason


Boise Blue Jay

Jason Talbot
 

I saw the Blue Jay and Steller's Jay this morning in the yard on the NE corner of 24th and Anderson where Jay and Danette described.

I arrived at 8:20am and heard the Blue Jay call at 8:30 from the back bushes in the yard. The Steller's Jay called shortly after that from a pine tree south of Anderson. I finally saw the Steller's Jay at 9:05 when it flew into the yard. That is when the Blue Jay came out to play. I saw them in the trees near the feeders when I finally got good looks. I heard them call every 5 to 10 minutes before I finally saw them.

Jason


Payette County 2014

Peggy WILLIAMS
 

Reported as seen on Jan 1  thro Jan 5  by Tim Teal                                                      

 

1             Canada goose                                                                                      

2             Great blue heron

3             Northern harrier

4             Red-tailed hawk

5            Golden eagle

6              Am Kestrel

7             Wild turkey     

8             CA quail

9             Ring-neck pheasant

10           Rock pigeon

11           Eurasian Collared dove

12           Mourning dove

13           Belted kingfisher

14           Cedar Waxwing

15           Am Robin

16           Black-billed magpie

17           Common raven

18           European starling

19           House Sparrow

20           Savannah Sparrow

21           White-crowned sparrow

22           Dark-eyed junco

23           Red-winged blackbird

24           Western meadowlark

25           Brewer’s blackbird

26           Mallards

27           Great horned owl

28           Northern Pintail

29           Green-wing teal

30           Common Goldeneye

31           Gadwall

32           House finch

33           Black-capped chickadee

34           Downy woodpecker

35           N flicker

36           Song sparrow

37           Prairie falcon

38           Bald eagle

 

 


Re: Boise highlight birds

heidithebirdnerd
 

Sounds like a Great Horned to me.

If you're ever wondering what a bird sounds like, you could try searching for the species on allaboutbirds.org

Or you could really go all-out and check out http://macaulaylibrary.org/

~Heidi
Boise


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 5:56 PM, Pamela Eldridge wrote:
 
I don't know what a Screech owl sounds like (or any owl, for that matter) but while we were staying at Hi Valley RV Park on Horseshoe Bend Road, across the street from Dry Creek Cemetery, twice I heard an owl in the middle of the night. The call was (my best paraphrase) oooHOO- HOO- HOO. It was three syllables, with the "ooo" sound low sliding up to the 3 HOOs which were the same note. Very cool! This was in early December.

I am glad to say we are not at the RV park any longer, but in the three months we stayed there, we saw many bird species in the RV park and in Dry Creek Cemetery. Thet slight elevation rise above the valley doesn't seem like much, but it does make a difference in birds. Red-breasted nuthatches were observed every time I went to the cemetery, but now that we are in the western part of Eagle, we don't see any nuthatches of any sort.

Does anyone have an idea of what owl I heard?

Pam Eldridge
Eagle

From: Jason Talbot
To: "ible@..."
Sent: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Re: Boise highlight birds

 
Wow. I must really have bird brain. Robert Mortensen never warned me about this! I knew this might happen once I started using eBird. A few more weeks after seeing the 2014 winter rarities and then I think I'll be OK until spring migration! That's what I told my wife anyway. I hope that's true.
 
The Screech Owls were seen just south of Anderson between 24th and 25th. They landed on the fence in the driveway heading back to the apartments. I also heard another Screech Owl late last night while jogging near Dry Creek Cemetery.
 
The place I described where I saw the Blue Jay in December doesn't exist after looking at the map. I saw it at 23rd/Dora nearby. Refer to Jay's e-mail to get to the right place for the Blue Jay if you want to see something. ha ha
 
Please let me know if there are any medications for this sort of thing? At least to get me through the next week. I'm much too young to be having these symptoms.
 
Happy birding!
 
Jason


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:52 PM, Jason Talbot wrote:
 
Sorry, the Screech Owl was on 23rd and Anderson (not 25th). Down a driveway (south) heading to some apartments.
 
I saw the Blue Jay at 25th and Dalton in December. The Blue Jay has currently been reported at 23rd/24th and Anderson. I'll see if I can luck out in the morning. I've taken advantage of my flex time lately.


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 11:43 AM, Jason Talbot wrote:
The Eurasian Wigeon is present at DeMeyer Park
 
The Western Scrub-Jay is present at Cory Ln between Dalton & Kimball. Perched in a small tree on the north side of the road. Seen coming and going from that perch.
 
I saw the Varied Thrush at Kathryn Albertson last night but dipped on the Hermit Thrush & WT Sparrow. I crossed the street to Ann Morrison and saw the 2 Lesser Scaup that Bryce reported. They were on the river just upstream from Americana at the diversion dam.
 
I swung by Julia Davis afterward and saw the Snow Goose out by the street. I also saw a dead Canada Goose in the middle of the pond with a dart sticking out of it.
 
I was running out of light but I attempted to see the Blue Jay on 25th/Anderson on the way home. I was too late but heard a Screech Owl. I walked down the lane and found it in the tree since it was constantly calling. After watching it, I turned to walk away and 2 Screech owls landed on the fence not 10 yards away and just watched me for about 30 seconds and then flew away. That was a memorable occasion!
 
Jason
 
 









Re: Boise highlight birds

Pamela Eldridge <pam@...>
 

I don't know what a Screech owl sounds like (or any owl, for that matter) but while we were staying at Hi Valley RV Park on Horseshoe Bend Road, across the street from Dry Creek Cemetery, twice I heard an owl in the middle of the night. The call was (my best paraphrase) oooHOO- HOO- HOO. It was three syllables, with the "ooo" sound low sliding up to the 3 HOOs which were the same note. Very cool! This was in early December.

I am glad to say we are not at the RV park any longer, but in the three months we stayed there, we saw many bird species in the RV park and in Dry Creek Cemetery. Thet slight elevation rise above the valley doesn't seem like much, but it does make a difference in birds. Red-breasted nuthatches were observed every time I went to the cemetery, but now that we are in the western part of Eagle, we don't see any nuthatches of any sort.

Does anyone have an idea of what owl I heard?

Pam Eldridge
Eagle


From: Jason Talbot
To: "ible@..."
Sent: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Re: Boise highlight birds

 
Wow. I must really have bird brain. Robert Mortensen never warned me about this! I knew this might happen once I started using eBird. A few more weeks after seeing the 2014 winter rarities and then I think I'll be OK until spring migration! That's what I told my wife anyway. I hope that's true.
 
The Screech Owls were seen just south of Anderson between 24th and 25th. They landed on the fence in the driveway heading back to the apartments. I also heard another Screech Owl late last night while jogging near Dry Creek Cemetery.
 
The place I described where I saw the Blue Jay in December doesn't exist after looking at the map. I saw it at 23rd/Dora nearby. Refer to Jay's e-mail to get to the right place for the Blue Jay if you want to see something. ha ha
 
Please let me know if there are any medications for this sort of thing? At least to get me through the next week. I'm much too young to be having these symptoms.
 
Happy birding!
 
Jason


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:52 PM, Jason Talbot wrote:
 
Sorry, the Screech Owl was on 23rd and Anderson (not 25th). Down a driveway (south) heading to some apartments.
 
I saw the Blue Jay at 25th and Dalton in December. The Blue Jay has currently been reported at 23rd/24th and Anderson. I'll see if I can luck out in the morning. I've taken advantage of my flex time lately.


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 11:43 AM, Jason Talbot wrote:
The Eurasian Wigeon is present at DeMeyer Park
 
The Western Scrub-Jay is present at Cory Ln between Dalton & Kimball. Perched in a small tree on the north side of the road. Seen coming and going from that perch.
 
I saw the Varied Thrush at Kathryn Albertson last night but dipped on the Hermit Thrush & WT Sparrow. I crossed the street to Ann Morrison and saw the 2 Lesser Scaup that Bryce reported. They were on the river just upstream from Americana at the diversion dam.
 
I swung by Julia Davis afterward and saw the Snow Goose out by the street. I also saw a dead Canada Goose in the middle of the pond with a dart sticking out of it.
 
I was running out of light but I attempted to see the Blue Jay on 25th/Anderson on the way home. I was too late but heard a Screech Owl. I walked down the lane and found it in the tree since it was constantly calling. After watching it, I turned to walk away and 2 Screech owls landed on the fence not 10 yards away and just watched me for about 30 seconds and then flew away. That was a memorable occasion!
 
Jason
 
 







Re: Boise highlight birds

Jason Talbot
 

Wow. I must really have bird brain. Robert Mortensen never warned me about this! I knew this might happen once I started using eBird. A few more weeks after seeing the 2014 winter rarities and then I think I'll be OK until spring migration! That's what I told my wife anyway. I hope that's true.
 
The Screech Owls were seen just south of Anderson between 24th and 25th. They landed on the fence in the driveway heading back to the apartments. I also heard another Screech Owl late last night while jogging near Dry Creek Cemetery.
 
The place I described where I saw the Blue Jay in December doesn't exist after looking at the map. I saw it at 23rd/Dora nearby. Refer to Jay's e-mail to get to the right place for the Blue Jay if you want to see something. ha ha
 
Please let me know if there are any medications for this sort of thing? At least to get me through the next week. I'm much too young to be having these symptoms.
 
Happy birding!
 
Jason


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:52 PM, Jason Talbot wrote:
 
Sorry, the Screech Owl was on 23rd and Anderson (not 25th). Down a driveway (south) heading to some apartments.
 
I saw the Blue Jay at 25th and Dalton in December. The Blue Jay has currently been reported at 23rd/24th and Anderson. I'll see if I can luck out in the morning. I've taken advantage of my flex time lately.


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 11:43 AM, Jason Talbot wrote:
The Eurasian Wigeon is present at DeMeyer Park
 
The Western Scrub-Jay is present at Cory Ln between Dalton & Kimball. Perched in a small tree on the north side of the road. Seen coming and going from that perch.
 
I saw the Varied Thrush at Kathryn Albertson last night but dipped on the Hermit Thrush & WT Sparrow. I crossed the street to Ann Morrison and saw the 2 Lesser Scaup that Bryce reported. They were on the river just upstream from Americana at the diversion dam.
 
I swung by Julia Davis afterward and saw the Snow Goose out by the street. I also saw a dead Canada Goose in the middle of the pond with a dart sticking out of it.
 
I was running out of light but I attempted to see the Blue Jay on 25th/Anderson on the way home. I was too late but heard a Screech Owl. I walked down the lane and found it in the tree since it was constantly calling. After watching it, I turned to walk away and 2 Screech owls landed on the fence not 10 yards away and just watched me for about 30 seconds and then flew away. That was a memorable occasion!
 
Jason
 
 





Benewah County Big Year additions

Shirley Sturts
 

Benewah County Big year
 
Additions from Donni Moen
St. Maries Jan. 2
15 Bald Eagle
16 Rock Pigeon
17 Black-billed Magpie
18 European Starling
St. Maries Jan 4
19 Common Goldeneye
20 Mallard
Indian Mt.. CBC  Jan. 5
John Bison, Helen Kevo,  Wayne Melquist, Nancy Mertz, Donni Moen, Dan Ratza,Jan Severtson, Shirley Sturts
21 American Wigeon
22 Red-tailed Hawk
23 Northern Harrier
24 Pied-billed Grebe
25 California Quail
26 Wild Turkey
27 Ruffed Grouse
28 Ring-necked Pheasant
29 Ring-necked Duck
30 Rough-legged Hawk
31 American Kestrel
32 Killdeer
33 Mourning Dove
34 Great-horned Owl
35 Northern Pygmy-Owl
36 Belted Kingfisher
37 Downy Woodpecker
38 Hairy Woodpecker
39 Pileated Woodpecker
40 American Crow
41  Pacific Wren
42 Golden-crowned Kinglet
43 White-crowned Sparrow
 


Re: Boise highlight birds

Jason Talbot
 

Sorry, the Screech Owl was on 23rd and Anderson (not 25th). Down a driveway (south) heading to some apartments.
 
I saw the Blue Jay at 25th and Dalton in December. The Blue Jay has currently been reported at 23rd/24th and Anderson. I'll see if I can luck out in the morning. I've taken advantage of my flex time lately.


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 11:43 AM, Jason Talbot wrote:
The Eurasian Wigeon is present at DeMeyer Park
 
The Western Scrub-Jay is present at Cory Ln between Dalton & Kimball. Perched in a small tree on the north side of the road. Seen coming and going from that perch.
 
I saw the Varied Thrush at Kathryn Albertson last night but dipped on the Hermit Thrush & WT Sparrow. I crossed the street to Ann Morrison and saw the 2 Lesser Scaup that Bryce reported. They were on the river just upstream from Americana at the diversion dam.
 
I swung by Julia Davis afterward and saw the Snow Goose out by the street. I also saw a dead Canada Goose in the middle of the pond with a dart sticking out of it.
 
I was running out of light but I attempted to see the Blue Jay on 25th/Anderson on the way home. I was too late but heard a Screech Owl. I walked down the lane and found it in the tree since it was constantly calling. After watching it, I turned to walk away and 2 Screech owls landed on the fence not 10 yards away and just watched me for about 30 seconds and then flew away. That was a memorable occasion!
 
Jason
 
 



Re: Boise bird darted

Jay Carlisle
 

Pamela

The first place to call should be Idaho Department of Fish and Game - try this # (208) 334-3700 and they could direct your call.

Jay


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:08 PM, Pamela Eldridge wrote:
 
If one sees an injured bird, or one such as the dead goose with a dart in it, to whom or where should this be reported? I am new here and don't know the agencies or protocol here.

I am sorry about the goose and find this darting disturbing. Especially after hearing about several darted ducks.

Thanks, Pam


From: Jason Talbot
To: "ible@..."
Sent: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 11:43 AM
Subject: [IBLE] Boise highlight birds

 
The Eurasian Wigeon is present at DeMeyer Park
 
The Western Scrub-Jay is present at Cory Ln between Dalton & Kimball. Perched in a small tree on the north side of the road. Seen coming and going from that perch.
 
I saw the Varied Thrush at Kathryn Albertson last night but dipped on the Hermit Thrush & WT Sparrow. I crossed the street to Ann Morrison and saw the 2 Lesser Scaup that Bryce reported. They were on the river just upstream from Americana at the diversion dam.
 
I swung by Julia Davis afterward and saw the Snow Goose out by the street. I also saw a dead Canada Goose in the middle of the pond with a dart sticking out of it.
 
I was running out of light but I attempted to see the Blue Jay on 25th/Anderson on the way home. I was too late but heard a Screech Owl. I walked down the lane and found it in the tree since it was constantly calling. After watching it, I turned to walk away and 2 Screech owls landed on the fence not 10 yards away and just watched me for about 30 seconds and then flew away. That was a memorable occasion!
 
Jason
 
 





Re: Boise highlight birds

Jay Carlisle
 

Great day Jason!  I'm psyched to hear that the scrub-jay is still around.

I saw the N end (Boise) Blue Jay while biking in to work this AM.  It was hidden deep within a short-ish pine tree on the N side of Anderson b/t 23rd & 24th ... I heard movement as I biked by so I stopped to peer up and it, a Steller's Jay, and several quail started scurrying around in the tree.  I then heard it call a couple minutes later as I was biking away ... I know people have seen it at either 23rd or 24th & Anderson but I don't remember if anyone has pointed out this pine tree as a spot to look.

Jay


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:16 PM, Jay Carlisle wrote:
Sounds like a good day!

I just found the Blue Jay while biking in to work ... Details to IBLE & Idaho Birding Facebook soon.

Jay


On Jan 7, 2014, at 11:43 AM, Jason Talbot <jason.talbot1@...> wrote:

 
The Eurasian Wigeon is present at DeMeyer Park
 
The Western Scrub-Jay is present at Cory Ln between Dalton & Kimball. Perched in a small tree on the north side of the road. Seen coming and going from that perch.
 
I saw the Varied Thrush at Kathryn Albertson last night but dipped on the Hermit Thrush & WT Sparrow. I crossed the street to Ann Morrison and saw the 2 Lesser Scaup that Bryce reported. They were on the river just upstream from Americana at the diversion dam.
 
I swung by Julia Davis afterward and saw the Snow Goose out by the street. I also saw a dead Canada Goose in the middle of the pond with a dart sticking out of it.
 
I was running out of light but I attempted to see the Blue Jay on 25th/Anderson on the way home. I was too late but heard a Screech Owl. I walked down the lane and found it in the tree since it was constantly calling. After watching it, I turned to walk away and 2 Screech owls landed on the fence not 10 yards away and just watched me for about 30 seconds and then flew away. That was a memorable occasion!
 
Jason
 
 



Re: Boise bird darted

Pamela Eldridge <pam@...>
 

If one sees an injured bird, or one such as the dead goose with a dart in it, to whom or where should this be reported? I am new here and don't know the agencies or protocol here.

I am sorry about the goose and find this darting disturbing. Especially after hearing about several darted ducks.

Thanks, Pam


From: Jason Talbot
To: "ible@..."
Sent: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 11:43 AM
Subject: [IBLE] Boise highlight birds

 
The Eurasian Wigeon is present at DeMeyer Park
 
The Western Scrub-Jay is present at Cory Ln between Dalton & Kimball. Perched in a small tree on the north side of the road. Seen coming and going from that perch.
 
I saw the Varied Thrush at Kathryn Albertson last night but dipped on the Hermit Thrush & WT Sparrow. I crossed the street to Ann Morrison and saw the 2 Lesser Scaup that Bryce reported. They were on the river just upstream from Americana at the diversion dam.
 
I swung by Julia Davis afterward and saw the Snow Goose out by the street. I also saw a dead Canada Goose in the middle of the pond with a dart sticking out of it.
 
I was running out of light but I attempted to see the Blue Jay on 25th/Anderson on the way home. I was too late but heard a Screech Owl. I walked down the lane and found it in the tree since it was constantly calling. After watching it, I turned to walk away and 2 Screech owls landed on the fence not 10 yards away and just watched me for about 30 seconds and then flew away. That was a memorable occasion!
 
Jason
 
 



Boise highlight birds

Jason Talbot
 

The Eurasian Wigeon is present at DeMeyer Park
 
The Western Scrub-Jay is present at Cory Ln between Dalton & Kimball. Perched in a small tree on the north side of the road. Seen coming and going from that perch.
 
I saw the Varied Thrush at Kathryn Albertson last night but dipped on the Hermit Thrush & WT Sparrow. I crossed the street to Ann Morrison and saw the 2 Lesser Scaup that Bryce reported. They were on the river just upstream from Americana at the diversion dam.
 
I swung by Julia Davis afterward and saw the Snow Goose out by the street. I also saw a dead Canada Goose in the middle of the pond with a dart sticking out of it.
 
I was running out of light but I attempted to see the Blue Jay on 25th/Anderson on the way home. I was too late but heard a Screech Owl. I walked down the lane and found it in the tree since it was constantly calling. After watching it, I turned to walk away and 2 Screech owls landed on the fence not 10 yards away and just watched me for about 30 seconds and then flew away. That was a memorable occasion!
 
Jason
 
 


Valley County birds

Denise Hughes
 

Valley County Birds...2014 numbers are off to a good start thanks to
Jordan, Mark, John and Matt.

1

Canada Goose

Mark Johnston

Cascade

Jan 1, 2014

2

Mallard

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall Fish Hatchery

Jan 1, 2014

3

Bufflehead

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall Fish Hatchery

Jan 1, 2014

4

Common Goldeneye

Jordan Ragsdale

Rotary Park, McCall

Jan 1, 2014

5

Barrow's Goldeneye

Jordan Ragsdale

Rotary Park, McCall

Jan 1, 2014

6

Hooded Merganser

matt dresser

Kelly's White Water Park

Jan 1, 2014

7

Common Merganser

matt dresser

Kelly's White Water Park

Jan 1, 2014

8

Great Blue Heron

Mark Johnston

Cascade

Jan 1, 2014

9

Bald Eagle

Mark Johnston

Windsong

Jan 1, 2014

10

Red-tailed Hawk

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall STP

Jan 1, 2014

11

Rough-legged Hawk

matt dresser

Cascade Lake -- Sugarloaf Area North

Jan 1, 2014

12

Eurasian Collared-Dove

John Powell

Lick Creek

Jan 1, 2014

13

Belted Kingfisher

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall Fish Hatchery

Jan 1, 2014

14

Downy Woodpecker

John Powell

Lick Creek

Jan 1, 2014

15

Hairy Woodpecker

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall

Jan 1, 2014

16

Northern Flicker

John Powell

Lick Creek

Jan 1, 2014

17

American Kestrel

Mark Johnston

Windsong

Jan 1, 2014

18

Northern Shrike

Mark Johnston

Windsong

Jan 1, 2014

19

Steller's Jay

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall

Jan 1, 2014

20

Black-billed Magpie

matt dresser

Donnelly

Jan 1, 2014

21

Clark's Nutcracker

John Powell

Lick Creek

Jan 1, 2014

22

American Crow

Mark Johnston

Windsong

Jan 1, 2014

23

Common Raven

Jordan Ragsdale

Rotary Park, McCall

Jan 1, 2014

24

Black-capped Chickadee

John Powell

Lick Creek House

Jan 1, 2014

25

Mountain Chickadee

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall

Jan 1, 2014

26

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall

Jan 1, 2014

27

White-breasted Nuthatch

John Powell

Lick Creek

Jan 1, 2014

28

Pygmy Nuthatch

Jordan Ragsdale

Majestic View Dr., McCall

Jan 1, 2014

29

Brown Creeper

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall

Jan 1, 2014

30

American Dipper

Jordan Ragsdale

Rotary Park, McCall

Jan 1, 2014

31

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall

Jan 1, 2014

32

Bohemian Waxwing

Jordan Ragsdale

Rotary Park, McCall

Jan 1, 2014

33

Dark-eyed Junco

matt dresser

Donnelly, ID

Jan 1, 2014

34

American Goldfinch

Jordan Ragsdale

Rudy's Gym Feeders

Jan 1, 2014

35

House Sparrow

Jordan Ragsdale

Hwy 55 @ Heinrich

Jan 1, 2014

36

Gadwall

Jason Talbot

North Fork Payette River at Cascade

Jan 2, 2014

37

Ring-necked Duck

Jordan Ragsdale

Rotary Park, McCall

Jan 2, 2014

38

California Quail

Jason Talbot

North Fork Payette River at Cascade

Jan 2, 2014

39

Western Screech-Owl

Jason Talbot

Round Valley

Jan 2, 2014

40

Gray Jay

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall

Jan 2, 2014

41

Red Crossbill

Jordan Ragsdale

McCall Ave Forest Trail

Jan 2, 2014

42

Killdeer

Jordan Ragsdale

North Fork Payette River at Cascade

Jan 3, 2014

43

Northern Pygmy-Owl

John Powell

Lick Creek Meadows

Jan 3, 2014


--
*Denise Hughes*
*Caldwell, Idaho*


Re: Snow goose on Julia Davis pond near Discovery center of ID in Boise

Jim Lyons
 

Hardly thinking "birding" at all, I was driving by JD Park this afternoon (Monday Jan 6th) about 3:30pm, there was a (the) Snow Goose grazing about 5 feet from the traffic on Myrtle. A nice, unexpected "add" for the 2014 list!


On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 3:42 PM, Sandra Zarate <sanzar5@...> wrote:
 

My husband and I birdied the large pond in Julia Davis park from about noon to 1 pm and saw:
Snow goose (injured wing?), common mergansers, buffleheads, American widgeon, wood duck,
Ring necked duck, mallards, and Canada geese.
Sandra and Luis Zarate
Sanzar5@...



Re: Hawk ID Help, please [3 Attachments]

Terry Gray <clgtlg@...>
 

This looks like a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk!

 

Terry Gray

 

From: ible@... [mailto:ible@...] On Behalf Of Ruthann Greene
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 2:33 PM
To: ible@...
Subject: [IBLE] Hawk ID Help, please [3 Attachments]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from Ruthann Greene included below]

I was wondering if one of you could ID this hawk that was feeding in my yard.  I think it is eating a dove although we also have California Quail that come to our platform feeder.  The bird was about 14" from the tip of its beak to the tip tail based on measuring the dead flowers in the picture.

 

Thanks,

Ruthann Greene


Hawk ID Help, please

rbird1286
 

I was wondering if one of you could ID this hawk that was feeding in my yard.  I think it is eating a dove although we also have California Quail that come to our platform feeder.  The bird was about 14" from the tip of its beak to the tip tail based on measuring the dead flowers in the picture.

Thanks,
Ruthann Greene


Possible crossbills in Boise

heidithebirdnerd
 


Lewiston ID - Clarkston WA Area Birds

Terry Gray <clgtlg@...>
 

Hi Birders,

This morning with SUN I decided to go to the LC valley to take some photos
of what every I could find!

Animals of Note: River Otter -2

Asotin Co. Birds:
Bewick's Wren
Song Sparrow
WESTERN SCREECH OWL perched in a Wood Duck Box at the Asotin SPT Sough

Swallows Park:
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
California Gull
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Possible Thayer's Gull but most of the time they were tucked
Song Sparrow

Lewiston - Confluence Area:
Northern Shoveler
Belted Kingfisher
American Wigeon
Barrow's and Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Black-crowned Night-Herron
Great Blue Herron
Bald Eagle - juvenile
Mallard - I quit counting at 3800 standing on the ice at West Pond - there
were probably closer to 5000 total birds on the ice
Lesser Scaup
Ring-necked Duck
Wood Duck

Central Grade:
Red-tailed Hawk
GOLDEN EAGLE - JUVENILE
American Kestrel

Driving to Lewiston this am I SAW NO HAWKS IN THE 31 MILES BETWEEN MOSCOW
AND LEWISTON.

Good Birding!

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
(208)301-4316
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Canyon Co. Bird Species list for 2013

cheryl huizinga
 

Hi Birders,
Unless I hear different, this is the final Canyon Co. Bird species List for 2013.  If anyone has a species to add for 2013, please let me know!  219 is very good -  the highest number our County has had!  Thanks to all who added to the count!

 

205.      Lewis’s Woodpecker – 9/5 – Symms Rd. – JC Bratkovich

206.      Gray Catbird – 9/16 – Deer Flat NWR Schaffer’s Access East – Jim Holcomb

207.      Hammond’s Flycatcher – 9/18 – Deer Flat NWR Schaffer’s Access East – Cheryl Huizinga

208.      White-throated Sparrow – 9/23 – Deer Flat NWR Schaffer’s Access West – Cheryl Huizinga

209.      Sabine’s Gull – 9/24 – Deer Flat NWR Schaffer’s Access West Mudflats – Larry Arnold

210.      Anna’s Hummingbird - 9/29 – Christopher St, So. of Caldwell – Cheryl Huizinga

211.      Eastern Blue Jay – 10/24 – Symms Forest – Nancy Symns

212.      Thayer’s Gull – 11/2 – Pickles Butte Landfill – Jay Carlisle, Heidi Ware, Cheryl Huizinga

213.      Lesser Black-backed Gull – 11/2 – Pickles Butte Landfill – J. Carlisle, H. Ware, C. Huizinga

214.  Black-and-white Warbler – 11/29 – Deer Flat NWR Schaffer’s Access West – Dave Lawrence 

215.  Glaucous-winged Gull – 11/30 – Pickles Butte Landfill – Heidi Ware

216.  Lapland Longspur – 12/7 – Melba Rd So. of Nampa – Jay Carlisle, Denise Hughes, Cheryl Huizinga

217.  Loggerhead Shrike -  8/3 – Deer Flat NWR Schaffer Access – Stoddard/Ellen Davenport

218.  Golden-crowned Sparrow – 12/21 – Caldwell Ponds – Jay Carlisle

219.  Rusty Blackbird – 12/30 – Celebration Park – Jay Carlisle

 
Cheryl Huizinga
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