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Re: Canyon Wren

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 

We found Canyon Wrens in three counties last month (Jan).. along Mores Creek near our Daughter’s place (Boise), Diversion Dam (Ada), and Celebration Park (Canyon).  In western Colorado, which is probably similar to SW Idaho in this regard, we described several species as “withdrawing” in winter, but not 100% of the time as is typical for neotropic migrants…  FWIW  Larry  

 

From: ible@... [mailto:ible@...] On Behalf Of Jay Carlisle
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2014 7:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [IBLE] Horned Larks

 

 

My sense is that some lingering Canyon Wrens are normal each winter in canyon & rocky country.  It seems to be a rare but regular species on the Christmas Bird Counts in the right habitat (Black Cliffs by Diversion Dam, etc.)

 

Even though the field guides suggest it's a year-round resident throughout it's range, if I had to guess, I'd bet that a good proportion do leave Idaho for the winter and then come back in the spring but I don't know if there's any data on that.

 

Jay

 

On Sunday, February 2, 2014 6:52 PM, Denise Hughes wrote:

 

There has been a Canyon Wren at Discovery Park near Boise.  I believe several people have seen or heard it when waiting for the Rosy finches to roost for the night.

Denise Hughes


On Feb 2, 2014, at 6:02 PM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse <
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Rich,

Can't look at your Canyon Wren (don't do Facebook) but I see Canyon Wrens in the Owyhees during winter regularly in the Reynold's Creek area.  Always near rock outcroppings but not always near water.  Hope this helps.

Cliff

On 2/2/2014 4:21 PM, Richard A Rusnak Jr wrote:

 

Question, How often are Canyon wrens seen in winter in Owyhees and is this area normal over winter canyon wren habitat? I've always seen rock wrens in winter, just do not remember canyon wrens?

 I was hiking on Wilson Creek Bluffs today and saw small flocks of several horned, one canyon wren singing (see Facebook pg), lots of covids, and 3 golden eagles up close, flushed one covey of 6 chukkar , 20+ wild horses.

Great Ground Hog Day, Cheers, Rich Rusnak, Nampa

 

On Feb 2, 2014, at 2:41 PM, "tdtealbirder" <tdteal@...> wrote:



 

Saw 4 Horned Larks on Sucker Creek Rd in Gem County today around 12:15, it was great to see them.

Tim

 

 

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FW: MANY Varied Thrushes

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 

 

G’morning IBLE. 

From my thrush correspondent in Eugene..

Larry

 

 

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I am wondering whether this is unusual or typical of Varied Thrushes.  On 11/30/13 the first Varied Thrush showed up in my yard granting my wish for a VATH as a yard bird for the winter season.  Over the following week it was joined by 3 more.  During the snow storm and cold snap of the second week of December the number of VATHs kept growing until there were about 20. 

 

I thought that after the storm passed they would disperse, but almost two months later, they are still here.  I am having a great time watching them, listening to them, and learning some of their behavior.  One surprise to me is that they chow down on peanuts.  I checked BNA (Birds of North America) and read that they eat acorns during winter, so perhaps peanuts are an acorn substitute.  They watch me from the trees as I broadcast peanuts on the ground for them, as if I were feeding chickens.  As I move slowly away they start fluttering down to the ground for the peanuts.  They must be used to me for they seem to accept me.  They will use the platform feeder to get peanuts too. 

 

There has been a Hermit Thrush about since the storm too.  Once in a while American Robins visit the yard.  On those days I celebrate a Three Thrush Day.

 

Here are a few photos of them that show the variety of plumages.  

 

http://flickr.com/gp/canyoneagle/sdf398/

 

I will miss them when they leave.

 

Lori Markoff

Eugene

 

 


Re: Horned Larks

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

Cool, Thanks for the info on over wintering songsters the canyon wrens.
Cheers, Rich Rusnak, Nampa. 

On Feb 2, 2014, at 7:00 PM, BRIAN P COOPER <bpcooer@...> wrote:

 

Just saw one singing this afternoon at Celebration Park. 


On Feb 2, 2014, at 6:52 PM, "Denise Hughes" <deniseh449@...> wrote:

 

There has been a Canyon Wren at Discovery Park near Boise.  I believe several people have seen or heard it when waiting for the Rosy finches to roost for the night.

Denise Hughes

On Feb 2, 2014, at 6:02 PM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse <cliffandlisa@...> wrote:

Rich,

Can't look at your Canyon Wren (don't do Facebook) but I see Canyon Wrens in the Owyhees during winter regularly in the Reynold's Creek area.  Always near rock outcroppings but not always near water.  Hope this helps.

Cliff

On 2/2/2014 4:21 PM, Richard A Rusnak Jr wrote:
 

Question, How often are Canyon wrens seen in winter in Owyhees and is this area normal over winter canyon wren habitat? I've always seen rock wrens in winter, just do not remember canyon wrens?

 I was hiking on Wilson Creek Bluffs today and saw small flocks of several horned, one canyon wren singing (see Facebook pg), lots of covids, and 3 golden eagles up close, flushed one covey of 6 chukkar , 20+ wild horses.
Great Ground Hog Day, Cheers, Rich Rusnak, Nampa

On Feb 2, 2014, at 2:41 PM, "tdtealbirder" <tdteal@...> wrote:

 

Saw 4 Horned Larks on Sucker Creek Rd in Gem County today around 12:15, it was great to see them.

Tim



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Re: Horned Larks

Jay Carlisle
 

My sense is that some lingering Canyon Wrens are normal each winter in canyon & rocky country.  It seems to be a rare but regular species on the Christmas Bird Counts in the right habitat (Black Cliffs by Diversion Dam, etc.)

Even though the field guides suggest it's a year-round resident throughout it's range, if I had to guess, I'd bet that a good proportion do leave Idaho for the winter and then come back in the spring but I don't know if there's any data on that.

Jay


On Sunday, February 2, 2014 6:52 PM, Denise Hughes wrote:
 
There has been a Canyon Wren at Discovery Park near Boise.  I believe several people have seen or heard it when waiting for the Rosy finches to roost for the night.

Denise Hughes

On Feb 2, 2014, at 6:02 PM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse <cliffandlisa@...> wrote:

Rich,

Can't look at your Canyon Wren (don't do Facebook) but I see Canyon Wrens in the Owyhees during winter regularly in the Reynold's Creek area.  Always near rock outcroppings but not always near water.  Hope this helps.

Cliff

On 2/2/2014 4:21 PM, Richard A Rusnak Jr wrote:
 
Question, How often are Canyon wrens seen in winter in Owyhees and is this area normal over winter canyon wren habitat? I've always seen rock wrens in winter, just do not remember canyon wrens?
 I was hiking on Wilson Creek Bluffs today and saw small flocks of several horned, one canyon wren singing (see Facebook pg), lots of covids, and 3 golden eagles up close, flushed one covey of 6 chukkar , 20+ wild horses.
Great Ground Hog Day, Cheers, Rich Rusnak, Nampa

On Feb 2, 2014, at 2:41 PM, "tdtealbirder" <tdteal@...> wrote:

 
Saw 4 Horned Larks on Sucker Creek Rd in Gem County today around 12:15, it was great to see them.

Tim



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Re: Horned Larks

Brian Cooper
 

Just saw one singing this afternoon at Celebration Park. 


On Feb 2, 2014, at 6:52 PM, "Denise Hughes" <deniseh449@...> wrote:

 

There has been a Canyon Wren at Discovery Park near Boise.  I believe several people have seen or heard it when waiting for the Rosy finches to roost for the night.

Denise Hughes

On Feb 2, 2014, at 6:02 PM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse <cliffandlisa@...> wrote:

Rich,

Can't look at your Canyon Wren (don't do Facebook) but I see Canyon Wrens in the Owyhees during winter regularly in the Reynold's Creek area.  Always near rock outcroppings but not always near water.  Hope this helps.

Cliff

On 2/2/2014 4:21 PM, Richard A Rusnak Jr wrote:
 

Question, How often are Canyon wrens seen in winter in Owyhees and is this area normal over winter canyon wren habitat? I've always seen rock wrens in winter, just do not remember canyon wrens?

 I was hiking on Wilson Creek Bluffs today and saw small flocks of several horned, one canyon wren singing (see Facebook pg), lots of covids, and 3 golden eagles up close, flushed one covey of 6 chukkar , 20+ wild horses.
Great Ground Hog Day, Cheers, Rich Rusnak, Nampa

On Feb 2, 2014, at 2:41 PM, "tdtealbirder" <tdteal@...> wrote:

 

Saw 4 Horned Larks on Sucker Creek Rd in Gem County today around 12:15, it was great to see them.

Tim



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Re: Horned Larks

Steve Hofhine <steven.hofhine@...>
 

I've seen at least two Canyon Wrens at Celebration Park.


On Feb 2, 2014, at 6:51 PM, Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:

 

There has been a Canyon Wren at Discovery Park near Boise.  I believe several people have seen or heard it when waiting for the Rosy finches to roost for the night.

Denise Hughes

On Feb 2, 2014, at 6:02 PM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse <cliffandlisa@...> wrote:

Rich,

Can't look at your Canyon Wren (don't do Facebook) but I see Canyon Wrens in the Owyhees during winter regularly in the Reynold's Creek area.  Always near rock outcroppings but not always near water.  Hope this helps.

Cliff

On 2/2/2014 4:21 PM, Richard A Rusnak Jr wrote:
 

Question, How often are Canyon wrens seen in winter in Owyhees and is this area normal over winter canyon wren habitat? I've always seen rock wrens in winter, just do not remember canyon wrens?

 I was hiking on Wilson Creek Bluffs today and saw small flocks of several horned, one canyon wren singing (see Facebook pg), lots of covids, and 3 golden eagles up close, flushed one covey of 6 chukkar , 20+ wild horses.
Great Ground Hog Day, Cheers, Rich Rusnak, Nampa

On Feb 2, 2014, at 2:41 PM, "tdtealbirder" <tdteal@...> wrote:

 

Saw 4 Horned Larks on Sucker Creek Rd in Gem County today around 12:15, it was great to see them.

Tim



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Re: Horned Larks

Denise Hughes
 

There has been a Canyon Wren at Discovery Park near Boise.  I believe several people have seen or heard it when waiting for the Rosy finches to roost for the night.

Denise Hughes

On Feb 2, 2014, at 6:02 PM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse <cliffandlisa@...> wrote:

Rich,

Can't look at your Canyon Wren (don't do Facebook) but I see Canyon Wrens in the Owyhees during winter regularly in the Reynold's Creek area.  Always near rock outcroppings but not always near water.  Hope this helps.

Cliff

On 2/2/2014 4:21 PM, Richard A Rusnak Jr wrote:
 

Question, How often are Canyon wrens seen in winter in Owyhees and is this area normal over winter canyon wren habitat? I've always seen rock wrens in winter, just do not remember canyon wrens?

 I was hiking on Wilson Creek Bluffs today and saw small flocks of several horned, one canyon wren singing (see Facebook pg), lots of covids, and 3 golden eagles up close, flushed one covey of 6 chukkar , 20+ wild horses.
Great Ground Hog Day, Cheers, Rich Rusnak, Nampa

On Feb 2, 2014, at 2:41 PM, "tdtealbirder" <tdteal@...> wrote:

 

Saw 4 Horned Larks on Sucker Creek Rd in Gem County today around 12:15, it was great to see them.

Tim



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Re: Horned Larks

Cliff Weisse
 

Rich,

Can't look at your Canyon Wren (don't do Facebook) but I see Canyon Wrens in the Owyhees during winter regularly in the Reynold's Creek area. Always near rock outcroppings but not always near water. Hope this helps.

Cliff

On 2/2/2014 4:21 PM, Richard A Rusnak Jr wrote:

Question, How often are Canyon wrens seen in winter in Owyhees and is this area normal over winter canyon wren habitat? I've always seen rock wrens in winter, just do not remember canyon wrens?

I was hiking on Wilson Creek Bluffs today and saw small flocks of several horned, one canyon wren singing (see Facebook pg), lots of covids, and 3 golden eagles up close, flushed one covey of 6 chukkar , 20+ wild horses.
Great Ground Hog Day, Cheers, Rich Rusnak, Nampa

On Feb 2, 2014, at 2:41 PM, "tdtealbirder" <tdteal@...> wrote:

Saw 4 Horned Larks on Sucker Creek Rd in Gem County today around 12:15, it was great to see them.

Tim



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Eurasian Wigeon in Eagle

Jason Talbot
 

The Eurasian Wigeon is back this year. Floating Feather & Shady Park Dr. I saw it on the way to church but not on the way back from church. It could be the same one hanging out at Optimist Park since it's within a couple of miles of each other. See eBird link for map.  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16768552


Re: Horned Larks

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

Question, How often are Canyon wrens seen in winter in Owyhees and is this area normal over winter canyon wren habitat? I've always seen rock wrens in winter, just do not remember canyon wrens?
 I was hiking on Wilson Creek Bluffs today and saw small flocks of several horned, one canyon wren singing (see Facebook pg), lots of covids, and 3 golden eagles up close, flushed one covey of 6 chukkar , 20+ wild horses.
Great Ground Hog Day, Cheers, Rich Rusnak, Nampa

On Feb 2, 2014, at 2:41 PM, "tdtealbirder" <tdteal@...> wrote:

 

Saw 4 Horned Larks on Sucker Creek Rd in Gem County today around 12:15, it was great to see them.

Tim



Horned Larks

tdtealbirder
 

Saw 4 Horned Larks on Sucker Creek Rd in Gem County today around 12:15, it was great to see them.

Tim


Re: Fw: [Idaho Birding] Some photos of the Sapsucker reported earlier...

bike4birds
 

Seeing these photos makes me realize that it was the lighting conditions when I saw the bird that made me think it was "dull" and that the white of the bird was "gray." It does confirm that the bird is very tolerant of humans. I went out again yesterday to try to see the bird again, but I couldn't find it on any of the pine trees accessible by bike. Searching for the bird also made me realize just how many pine trees there are at Willow Lane. Maybe they should call it Pine Lane? Tom McCabe, Boise
 

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For any non-Facebook users, Bryce posted to Idaho Birding about "Tom's Sapsucker" that has been discussed this week and includes some great pictures he got after we re-found it this morning at Willow Lane Athletic Complex in Boise.

Thanks Tom for finding this interesting looking bird!  While the presumed hybrid Heidi found near the zoo a few years ago looked to be mostly Red-breasted, this bird seems mostly in the Red-naped camp.

I know a few pure Red-naped have been seen well in recent winters but I think it's worth a second look (& hopefully a picture!) at any late fall or winter sapsucker.  Anybody else seen one this winter in Idaho?

Jay


On Saturday, February 1, 2014 6:58 PM, Bryce W Robinson wrote:
Bryce W Robinson
Bryce W Robinson 6:58pm Feb 1
Some photos of the Sapsucker reported earlier this week, along with some of my ideas of whether or not it is a hybrid. I'd love to hear what others think!
Possible Red-naped X Red-Breasted Sapsucker Hybird: An Identification Dilemma
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Re: Fw: [Idaho Birding] Some photos of the Sapsucker reported earlier...

Cliff Weisse
 

The thumbnail didn't get me there but clicking on the link to the blog did.  Thanks.

Very cool bird.  There have been a few Red-breasted Sapsuckers and hybrids reported along with the odd Red-naped.  We need to be on the lookout for these guys in winter. 

Cliff

On 2/2/2014 7:58 AM, Denise Hughes wrote:
Cliff 

If you click on the thumbnail you can see a larger photo on Bryce's blog.

Denise Hughes

On Feb 2, 2014, at 7:45 AM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse <cliffandlisa@...> wrote:

Thanks Jay.  Can't see much detail in the thumbnail but it definitely looks wrong for RNSA. 

Cliff

On 2/1/2014 9:48 PM, Jay Carlisle wrote:
 
For any non-Facebook users, Bryce posted to Idaho Birding about "Tom's Sapsucker" that has been discussed this week and includes some great pictures he got after we re-found it this morning at Willow Lane Athletic Complex in Boise.

Thanks Tom for finding this interesting looking bird!  While the presumed hybrid Heidi found near the zoo a few years ago looked to be mostly Red-breasted, this bird seems mostly in the Red-naped camp.

I know a few pure Red-naped have been seen well in recent winters but I think it's worth a second look (& hopefully a picture!) at any late fall or winter sapsucker.  Anybody else seen one this winter in Idaho?

Jay


On Saturday, February 1, 2014 6:58 PM, Bryce W Robinson wrote:
Bryce W
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Bryce W Robinson 6:58pm Feb 1
Some photos of the Sapsucker reported earlier this week, along with some of my ideas of whether or not it is a hybrid. I'd love to hear what others think!
Possible Red-naped X Red-Breasted Sapsucker Hybird: An Identification Dilemma
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Re: Fw: [Idaho Birding] Some photos of the Sapsucker reported earlier...

Denise Hughes
 

Cliff 

If you click on the thumbnail you can see a larger photo on Bryce's blog.

Denise Hughes

On Feb 2, 2014, at 7:45 AM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse <cliffandlisa@...> wrote:

Thanks Jay.  Can't see much detail in the thumbnail but it definitely looks wrong for RNSA. 

Cliff

On 2/1/2014 9:48 PM, Jay Carlisle wrote:
 
For any non-Facebook users, Bryce posted to Idaho Birding about "Tom's Sapsucker" that has been discussed this week and includes some great pictures he got after we re-found it this morning at Willow Lane Athletic Complex in Boise.

Thanks Tom for finding this interesting looking bird!  While the presumed hybrid Heidi found near the zoo a few years ago looked to be mostly Red-breasted, this bird seems mostly in the Red-naped camp.

I know a few pure Red-naped have been seen well in recent winters but I think it's worth a second look (& hopefully a picture!) at any late fall or winter sapsucker.  Anybody else seen one this winter in Idaho?

Jay


On Saturday, February 1, 2014 6:58 PM, Bryce W Robinson wrote:
Bryce W
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Bryce W Robinson 6:58pm Feb 1
Some photos of the Sapsucker reported earlier this week, along with some of my ideas of whether or not it is a hybrid. I'd love to hear what others think!
Possible Red-naped X Red-Breasted Sapsucker Hybird: An Identification Dilemma
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Re: Fw: [Idaho Birding] Some photos of the Sapsucker reported earlier...

Cliff Weisse
 

Thanks Jay.  Can't see much detail in the thumbnail but it definitely looks wrong for RNSA. 

Cliff

On 2/1/2014 9:48 PM, Jay Carlisle wrote:
 
For any non-Facebook users, Bryce posted to Idaho Birding about "Tom's Sapsucker" that has been discussed this week and includes some great pictures he got after we re-found it this morning at Willow Lane Athletic Complex in Boise.

Thanks Tom for finding this interesting looking bird!  While the presumed hybrid Heidi found near the zoo a few years ago looked to be mostly Red-breasted, this bird seems mostly in the Red-naped camp.

I know a few pure Red-naped have been seen well in recent winters but I think it's worth a second look (& hopefully a picture!) at any late fall or winter sapsucker.  Anybody else seen one this winter in Idaho?

Jay


On Saturday, February 1, 2014 6:58 PM, Bryce W Robinson wrote:
Bryce W
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Bryce W Robinson 6:58pm Feb 1
Some photos of the Sapsucker reported earlier this week, along with some of my ideas of whether or not it is a hybrid. I'd love to hear what others think!
Possible Red-naped X Red-Breasted Sapsucker Hybird: An Identification Dilemma
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2014 Nez Perce County Big Year - January Additions

johnwalterhanna
 

2014 Nez Perce County Big Year - January Additions


1, Eurasian Collared-Dove, John Hanna, Confluence Farm (my yard), Jan 1

2, Northern Flicker, John Hanna, Confluence Farm (my yard), Jan 1

3, Dark-eyed Junco, John Hanna, Confluence Farm (my yard), Jan 1

4, House Finch, John Hanna, Confluence Farm (my yard), Jan 1

5, Lesser Goldfinch, John Hanna, Confluence Farm (my yard), Jan 1

6, Wood Duck, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

7, Mallard, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

8, Northern Shoveler, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

9, Bufflehead, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

10, Barrow's Goldeneye, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

11, Double-crested Cormorant, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

12, Ring-billed Gull, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

13, Rock Pigeon, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

14, Belted Kingfisher, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

15, American Kestrel, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

16, European Starling, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

17, Song Sparrow, John Hanna, West Pond, Jan 1

18, Canada Goose, John Hanna, Clearwater R. Memorial Bridge to Railroad Bridge, Jan 1

19, Common Goldeneye, John Hanna, Clearwater R. Memorial Bridge to Railroad Bridge, Jan 1

20, Horned Grebe, John Hanna, Confluence west of Railroad Bridge, Jan 1

21, American Wigeon, John Hanna, Kiwanis Park Pond, Jan 1

22, Red-tailed Hawk, John Hanna, Kiwanis Park Pond, Jan 1

23, American Coot, John Hanna, Kiwanis Park Pond, Jan 1

24, Black-crowned Night-Heron, John Hanna, Lewiston, Fountains Pond, Jan 1

25, Merlin, Joshua and Terry Little, Genesee, US-95, Jan 1

26, Black-billed Magpie, Joshua and Terry Little, Genesee, US-95, Jan 1

27, Cackling Goose, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

28, California Quail, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

29, Ring-necked Pheasant, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

30, Bald Eagle, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

31, Mourning Dove, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

32, Downy Woodpecker, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

33, Common Raven, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

34, Black-capped Chickadee, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

35, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

36, American Robin, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

37, White-crowned Sparrow, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

38, American Goldfinch, John Hanna, Hells Gate SP, Jan 1

39, Hooded Merganser, Joshua and Terry Little, West Pond, Jan 1

40, Red-breasted Merganser, Terry and Joshua Little, Confluence, Jan 1

41, Common Loon, Terry and Joshua Little, Lewiston, Jan 1

42, Lesser Scaup, John Hanna, Mann Lake, Jan 1

43, Common Merganser, John Hanna, Mann Lake, Jan 1

44, Northern Harrier, John Hanna, Mann Lake, Jan 1

45, Mountain Chickadee, John Hanna, near Kruze Meadows, Jan 1

46, Great Blue Heron, Billie Farley, Kiwanis Park Pond, Jan 2

47, Long-tailed Duck, Dale and Dee Toweill, Bryden Bridge, Jan 2

48, Cooper's Hawk, Dale and Dee Toweill, Hells Gate SP, Jan 3

49, Barn Owl, Dale and Dee Toweill, Hells Gate SP, Jan 3

50, Prairie Falcon, Dale and Dee Toweill, Mann Lake, Jan 3

51, American Crow, Dale and Dee Toweill, Mann Lake, Jan 3

52, Brown Creeper, Dale and Dee Toweill, Nez Perce National Historical Park--Spalding Site, Jan 3

53, Northern Pintail, Dale and Dee Toweill, West Pond, Jan 3

54, Ring-necked Duck, Dale and Dee Toweill, West Pond, Jan 3

55, House Sparrow, Dale and Dee Toweill, Idaho Fish and Game Lewiston Habitat Area, Jan 3

56, Chukar, Carl Lundblad, Lewiston Grade, Jan 5

57, California Gull, Terry Gray, Confluence/Levee Ponds, Jan 6

58, Cedar Waxwing, Terry Gray, Confluence/Levee Ponds, Jan 6

59, Golden Eagle, Terry Gray, Central Grade Rd - South, Jan 6

60, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Heidi Becker, Nez Perce National Historical Park--Spalding Site, Jan 10

61, Killdeer, John Hanna, Mann Lake, Jan 12

62, Great Horned Owl, Heidi Becker, Nez Perce National Historical Park--Spalding Site, Jan 13

63, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Larry Arnold, Hells Gate SP, Jan 14

64, Herring Gull, Larry Arnold, Hells Gate SP, Jan 14

65, Peregrine Falcon, Larry Arnold, Hells Gate SP, Jan 14

66, Bewick's Wren, Larry Arnold, Hells Gate SP, Jan 14

67, Western Meadowlark, Larry Arnold, Hells Gate SP, Jan 14

68, Horned Lark, Kirsten Dahl, Coyote Grade area, Jan 21

69, Eurasian Wigeon, Michael Clarke, West Pond, Jan 25

70, Green-winged Teal, Michael Clarke, West Pond, Jan 25

71, Canvasback, Michael Clarke, West Pond, Jan 25

72, Canyon Wren, John Hanna, River Road, Cherry Lane to Hubbard Gulch, Jan 26

73, Western Bluebird, John Hanna, River Road, Cherry Lane to Hubbard Gulch, Jan 26

74, Red-winged Blackbird, Catherine Temple, Hells Gate SP, Jan 31


Last year we had 102 species in January.


The full Nez Perce county list can be accessed at http://nezpercebigyear.blogspot.com/ and an overview of all participating Idaho county lists can be found at http://www.idahobirds.net/reports/reports.html.


I encourage everyone to use eBird to record your bird sightings. If you would like to report a new bird for Nez Perce County by phone please leave a message at (208)-750-8173.


Good Birding,


John Hanna

Lewiston, Idaho



Sir Rufous !!!

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 

 

From my chief correspondent in OR.. especially for the hummer-deprived among us.. MOI !!!

 

First Rufous of the season, yay!

 


From: obol-bounce@... [mailto:obol-bounce@...] On Behalf Of Tim Rodenkirk
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2014 3:37 PM
To: OBOL
Subject: [obol] Coos/Curry Birds- Rufous Hummers, etc. 2/1/2014

 

Bob Fields reports the first Coos RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD of the year at his feeder here in Coos Bay.  Also at his feeder was the overwintering ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.  He said he was over in Eastside today and at Catching Slough there was Turkey Vultures "galore".

 

I started the morning at Bethel Mtn. in SW Coos where I saw the overwintering BURROWING OWL. Many singing meadowlarks up there too. I then went to Floras Lake where I saw the overwintering SAY'S PHOEBE (usually these overwintering birds disappear around the end of February).  In the fields on the way into the Lake were 7 Tundra Swans and one TRUMPETER SWAN, perhaps the same bird Russ Namitz found back in December, none have been reported since he saw that one.

 

At New River I had no luck finding a Rufous Hummer although a lot of manzanita is flowering.

 

In Coquille I had a quick look at the BROWN THRASHER which called a few times before I actually saw it for about two seconds (this was at 1PM). Also in Coquille were 5 CINNAMON TEAL at the small pond where old Hwy 42 turns off to Fairview. No Tree Swallows yet anywhere in the Coquille Valley where I looked. I did see a GREEN HERON on the small pond in the tiny hamlet of Arago.

 

Oh, yesterday- the 31st, the Norway CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was still there.  When I arrived there was no seed or birds.  I put a fresh 20lb. bag down and within 5 minutes the seed was covered with birds. 

 

Merry springtime!

Tim R

Coos Bay

 

 


Fw: [Idaho Birding] Some photos of the Sapsucker reported earlier...

Jay Carlisle
 

For any non-Facebook users, Bryce posted to Idaho Birding about "Tom's Sapsucker" that has been discussed this week and includes some great pictures he got after we re-found it this morning at Willow Lane Athletic Complex in Boise.

Thanks Tom for finding this interesting looking bird!  While the presumed hybrid Heidi found near the zoo a few years ago looked to be mostly Red-breasted, this bird seems mostly in the Red-naped camp.

I know a few pure Red-naped have been seen well in recent winters but I think it's worth a second look (& hopefully a picture!) at any late fall or winter sapsucker.  Anybody else seen one this winter in Idaho?

Jay


On Saturday, February 1, 2014 6:58 PM, Bryce W Robinson wrote:
Bryce W Robinson
Bryce W Robinson 6:58pm Feb 1
Some photos of the Sapsucker reported earlier this week, along with some of my ideas of whether or not it is a hybrid. I'd love to hear what others think!
Possible Red-naped X Red-Breasted Sapsucker Hybird: An Identification Dilemma
ornithologi.com
Identifying true hybrids can be mind bending. Attempting to work out the ID can, however, provide a ...

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Our Moscow Yard Birds today and more

Terry Gray <clgtlg@...>
 

Hi Birders,

First to respond to the report from Charles Swift. Christine and I observed
a Barred Owl on 1-17-14 that was apparently only in the Shattuck Arboretum
that day but was seen earlier that week by another person.

North of Moscow this am Christine and I observed both Red-tailed and
Rough-legged Hawks - no Horned Larks where I have been observing them for
the past week and a half. A lone Northern Shrike was also observed at the
north end of Mountain View Road.

Still have not seen A SINGLE PINE SISKEN ANYWHERE FOR 2014!

Our yard list is below:

Gray's Yard Stefany Ln, Latah, US-ID
Feb 1, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:40 PM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species

Ring-necked Pheasant 1 male
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
European Starling 1
Song Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 11 5 Male Oregon and 1 female Oregon, 4 Slate-colored
males - one which was a male Slate-colored Canadian Rocky Mountain Variant,
1 male Pink-sided
House Finch 9 one male with avian conjunctivitis
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 8

Good Birding!

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
(208)301-4316
http://www.flickr.com/photos/terryandchristine/


Screeeeech!

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 

 

Similar to Tom’s “kacking” alarm clock the other day, we awoke to a calling Screech-owl this morning.  I quickly changed my plans for the day, deciding it would be a better-than-usual day to get ON THE TRAIL early, meaning the Boise River Greenbelt, west end, south side, my usual “patch.”

 

Quite different than yesterday, and coincidental (?) with the lapse of our inversion and/or turning the page on the calendar, there were birds everywhere.  First thing I noticed was how dispersed and vocal many species were, toppermost among them being RW blackbirds, flickers, magpies, chickadees, and starlings.  The latter had ramped up their “interference” vocals by about 5x, but it was all music to my ears.

 

At the west Boise WTP (water treatment plant), I couldn’t take my eyes off the OK corral shootout between a mink and two muskrats, 30-40 ft in front of me, my first such experience.   =)

 

At the rookery near the WTP, 26+ Great blue herons were arguing over nest sites, and more were showing up for the party as I moved on.  I saw no such action there yesterday!

 

High counts of several species were noted, and I did my best to keep track of numbers, but I always have a nagging feeling that whilst counting flocks of common birds flying by, I am missing a much better bird that’s jostling around at my feet, e.g., wren species.

 

Overall, 47 sp in 3.6 miles, 3 hrs +/-

 

Good birding!  Larry

 

 

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