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Re: White-breasted Nuthatch

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 

We’ve had 1-2 on the Boise Greenbelt during 12 Sep – 01 Dec (our last observed date)…  Larry, Boise

 

From: ible@... [mailto:ible@...] On Behalf Of Michael Wiegand onwingsof_Pearl@... [ible]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 11:11 AM
To: MARLA HICKS; IBLE
Subject: RE: [IBLE] Re: White-breasted Nuthatch

 

 

ditto in garden valley

Michael Wiegand
Pearl, Idaho

 

208-859-3643-c
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To: ible@...
From: ible-noreply@...
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:49:09 +0000
Subject: [IBLE] Re: White-breasted Nuthatch

 

 

We still have white breasted nuthatches at Wilderness Ranch.  Saw one today

Marla Hicks

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Re: Hummingbird Feeders

Cliff Weisse
 

Bev,

I'd be interested to know what species the hummer is? A local breeder? If you aren't sure can you provide photos? I'm a bit at a loss as to why hummingbird feeders would be considered a problem? If anything I would think they'd help during cold weather. Thanks in advance.

Cliff


Re: Hummingbird Feeders

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 

 

Bev, et al., I humbly disagree with the notion that we should take down our hummingbird feeders because 1) that could be a death sentence for these creatures, especially during this cold snap, and 2) it could possibly sabotage IBO’s current study of wintering Anna’s hummingbirds.  Sincere thanks, Larry

 

From: ible@... [mailto:ible@...] On Behalf Of btaylor_317@... [ible]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 3:59 PM
To: ible@...
Subject: [IBLE] Hummingbird arrival at Center

 

 

Hello, all.

 

Wanted to let the group know that we had another hummer come into the Center (Ruth Melichar) yesterday.  It was found laying on the ground below a hummer feeder - which had been recently replenished.  People need to take down the hummingbird feeders.

 

Also we've received - yesterday, a pied-billed grebe, and also today.  The people bringing them in said they were frozen to the ground.  One may have a broken leg - the other looks healthy.

 

We have a cedar waxwing waiting to be released - needs to be yet acclimated to the outdoors.  When the time of release approaches, I may be asking you for waxwing sightings so it can easily find a flock. - I've seen quite a few in the Eagle area. 

 

Bev


Sapsuckers

Denise Hughes
 

Jason Talbot talked to a supervisor at the treatment center and then I called my contact (who wasn't in) and ended up talking to the same supervisor as Jason.

We can bird from the red barn area. That is about the dividing line between the center and golf course. Do not go past the Authorized vehicle only sign that is on Fairway Drive.

The main concern is that several clients at the treatment center have approval to walk the grounds. They want to ensure that the people who are staying at the center are safe.

I explained about the bird being a rare bird to Idaho and that several people are interested in seeing it. So I told him to be prepared for people using binoculars and scopes by the red barn.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Moscow Birds this a.m.

Terry Gray <clgtlg@...>
 

Hi Birders,

Had a beautiful fairly dark Merlin in our yard this morning and a few
Dark-eyed Juncos, both Cassier and Oregon.

UI Arboretum:
Cedar Waxwings - 43
Bohemian Waxwings - 13
American Robins - at least 88 individuals
Varied Thrush male
Townsend's Solitaire - 1 very vocal calls
House Finch 8
PURPLE FINCH - AT LEAST ONE
Northern Flicker -3
Pine Grosbeak - 1 male
European Starling - 48
Canada Geese - 5 flyover
Dark-eyed Junco - 6
Black-capped Chickadee - 3

Good Birding!

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
208-596-5212
http://www.flickr.com/photos/terryandchristine/


Re: White-breasted Nuthatch

Michael Wegand
 

ditto in garden valley

Michael Wiegand
Pearl, Idaho
 
208-859-3643-c
208-286-0506-h

www.habiscapes.com

"the truth is out there!"



To: ible@...
From: ible-noreply@...
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:49:09 +0000
Subject: [IBLE] Re: White-breasted Nuthatch

 

We still have white breasted nuthatches at Wilderness Ranch.  Saw one today
Marla Hicks

Sent from Outlook Mobile



Re: White-breasted Nuthatch

MARLA HICKS
 

We still have white breasted nuthatches at Wilderness Ranch.  Saw one today
Marla Hicks

Sent from Outlook Mobile


Re: White-breasted Nuthatch

Mike Hunter
 

Yes. There’s still one White-breasted Nuthatch hanging around my mother’s feeders in Labelle (NE of Rigby). Steve Butterworth, Blair Briggs and I saw it Saturday during our Christmas bird count. Steve took a picture.

 

 

Michael D. Hunter

+1-435-830-2285

 

 

From: ible@... [mailto:ible@...] On Behalf Of lcarrigan_55@... [ible]
Sent: 27 December, 2015 11:16 AM
To: ible@...
Subject: [IBLE] White-breasted Nuthatch

 

 

Just curious, how many others are still finding WB Nuthatches? Saw the report from the Nampa Christmas Count. I'm still feeding two, as well as, 2 Mountain Chickadees and 3 Spotted Towhees. Plus numerous House Finches & BC Chickadees.

Also, not to start any controversy, but just read Denise Hughes report of being asked to leave state land while looking for the RB Sapsucker. I would encourage folks to keep aprised of the current "Sagebrush Rebellion" taking place in neighboring Western States (& to some extent in our own) attempting to transfer federal lands to state control. As a Native Texan (but ID resident for 28 yrs now) I will say that TX used to be 60% fed public land, most was eventually transferred to the state, which ultimately became private. Now, TX is less than 8% public land. Please...stay informed & use your vote, esp if you enjoy our state's bounty of public federal lands.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Back yard Birds

Terry Gray <clgtlg@...>
 

Gray's Yard Stefany Ln, Latah, Idaho, US Dec 27, 2015 7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
13 species

California Quail 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 44
Northern Flicker 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
European Starling 42
Dark-eyed Junco 15
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1 With a flock of European Starlings
House Finch 8
Pine Siskin 2
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 35

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
208-596-5212
http://www.flickr.com/photos/terryandchristine/


Re: White-breasted Nuthatch

Russ Manwaring
 

Just a note on the TX issue. My understanding is that TX was a Republic when it 'joined' the USA. It owned all land except what was private already. The State transferred ownership to private parties much the way the BLM did in the homestead act. The issue of whether it went overboard on it is another matter. TX had a lot of debt to settle that prompted much of it, from the wars with Mexico and establishing the Republic. That's old history.  If it has a parallel in the 'Rebellion' I won't venture. State land is generally open to the public unless it has a more restrictive dedicated use. 


On Sunday, December 27, 2015, Charles Swift chaetura@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:
 

Looks like the sapsucker is on the grounds of a treatment and corrections facility. Restricting access in this case is probably primarily a security issue.


On 11:16am, Sun, Dec 27, 2015 lcarrigan_55@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:
 

Just curious, how many others are still finding WB Nuthatches? Saw the report from the Nampa Christmas Count. I'm still feeding two, as well as, 2 Mountain Chickadees and 3 Spotted Towhees. Plus numerous House Finches & BC Chickadees.

Also, not to start any controversy, but just read Denise Hughes report of being asked to leave state land while looking for the RB Sapsucker. I would encourage folks to keep aprised of the current "Sagebrush Rebellion" taking place in neighboring Western States (& to some extent in our own) attempting to transfer federal lands to state control. As a Native Texan (but ID resident for 28 yrs now) I will say that TX used to be 60% fed public land, most was eventually transferred to the state, which ultimately became private. Now, TX is less than 8% public land. Please...stay informed & use your vote, esp if you enjoy our state's bounty of public federal lands.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot

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Charles Swift
Moscow, Idaho
46°43′54″ N, 116°59′50″ W
chaetura@...



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Russ Manwaring
Emmett,  ID


Hummingbird arrival at Center

Beverly Taylor
 

Hello, all.


Wanted to let the group know that we had another hummer come into the Center (Ruth Melichar) yesterday.  It was found laying on the ground below a hummer feeder - which had been recently replenished.  People need to take down the hummingbird feeders.


Also we've received - yesterday, a pied-billed grebe, and also today.  The people bringing them in said they were frozen to the ground.  One may have a broken leg - the other looks healthy.


We have a cedar waxwing waiting to be released - needs to be yet acclimated to the outdoors.  When the time of release approaches, I may be asking you for waxwing sightings so it can easily find a flock. - I've seen quite a few in the Eagle area. 


Bev


Lesser goldfinch

Bob Davis
 

Five lesser goldfinch just showed up at the feeder in the backyard. Too bad they are a week late for count week.

Bob Davis
Idaho Falls


Re: White-breasted Nuthatch

Charles Swift
 

Looks like the sapsucker is on the grounds of a treatment and corrections facility. Restricting access in this case is probably primarily a security issue.


On 11:16am, Sun, Dec 27, 2015 lcarrigan_55@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:
 

Just curious, how many others are still finding WB Nuthatches? Saw the report from the Nampa Christmas Count. I'm still feeding two, as well as, 2 Mountain Chickadees and 3 Spotted Towhees. Plus numerous House Finches & BC Chickadees.

Also, not to start any controversy, but just read Denise Hughes report of being asked to leave state land while looking for the RB Sapsucker. I would encourage folks to keep aprised of the current "Sagebrush Rebellion" taking place in neighboring Western States (& to some extent in our own) attempting to transfer federal lands to state control. As a Native Texan (but ID resident for 28 yrs now) I will say that TX used to be 60% fed public land, most was eventually transferred to the state, which ultimately became private. Now, TX is less than 8% public land. Please...stay informed & use your vote, esp if you enjoy our state's bounty of public federal lands.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot

--
Charles Swift
Moscow, Idaho
46°43′54″ N, 116°59′50″ W
chaetura@...


Nampa CBC update

Denise Hughes
 

A Turkey Vulture was seen on the east Dike Trail at Deer Flat NWR. Bringing count day number to 105, and 2 additional species for count week.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


White-breasted Nuthatch

lcarrigan_55
 

Just curious, how many others are still finding WB Nuthatches? Saw the report from the Nampa Christmas Count. I'm still feeding two, as well as, 2 Mountain Chickadees and 3 Spotted Towhees. Plus numerous House Finches & BC Chickadees.

Also, not to start any controversy, but just read Denise Hughes report of being asked to leave state land while looking for the RB Sapsucker. I would encourage folks to keep aprised of the current "Sagebrush Rebellion" taking place in neighboring Western States (& to some extent in our own) attempting to transfer federal lands to state control. As a Native Texan (but ID resident for 28 yrs now) I will say that TX used to be 60% fed public land, most was eventually transferred to the state, which ultimately became private. Now, TX is less than 8% public land. Please...stay informed & use your vote, esp if you enjoy our state's bounty of public federal lands.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Sapsucker

Denise Hughes
 

I was just stopped and told the sapsucker is on state property and we have to leave.



Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Nampa Christmas Bird Count

Denise Hughes
 

Cheryl and I want to thank everyone again who joined in on the CBC today. Your effort is greatly appreciated; you were all wonderful to endure 11 degree temperatures and fog.

The unofficial count day total is 104 bird species and 2 additional species during count week. If anyone is birding in the count circle and finds an unusual bird, please let Cheryl or me know.

Highlights include Dunlin, Canyon Wren, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Varied Thrush, 3 Least Sandpipers, Blue Jay, Red Crossbills, Sparrows (White-throated, Lincoln's, and Savannah) White-breasted Nuthatch and 2 Red-breasted Sapsuckers.

I've attached a photo of one of the sapsuckers.







Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Re: Canyon Hill cemetery today

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 



I was an unofficial CBC counter today at the canyon Hill cemetery, I found 8 red cross bills about 13:45 today. I had to rush back to work, not sure if these were added to the count. I also saw a second immature bald eagle; one immature was mentioned earlier in the day, thought I'd mention the second one for the official count. 
Good to see some of you on this cold CBC.
 Cheers, Rich 





On Dec 26, 2015, at 4:34 PM, Charles Swift chaetura@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:

 

The Chestnut-backed Chickadee was still present at the Canyon Hill Cemetery (Caldwell) this morning along w/ a nice variety of other species including White-breasted Nuthatch but no crossbills. It was fun to run into Jay, Heidi, Dylan, and Grace participating in the Nampa CBC. Checklist here - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S26462856

Charles.
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Charles Swift
Moscow, Idaho
46°43′54″ N, 116°59′50″ W
chaetura@...



Canyon Hill cemetery CB Chickadee continuing

Charles Swift
 

The Chestnut-backed Chickadee was still present at the Canyon Hill Cemetery (Caldwell) this morning along w/ a nice variety of other species including White-breasted Nuthatch but no crossbills. It was fun to run into Jay, Heidi, Dylan, and Grace participating in the Nampa CBC. Checklist here - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S26462856

Charles.
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Charles Swift
Moscow, Idaho
46°43′54″ N, 116°59′50″ W
chaetura@...


Moscow South Raptor Run Results

Terry Gray <clgtlg@...>
 

Hi Birders,

Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow South Raptor Run this morning. Drove one
alternate route due to heavy snow drifts. Birds of note:

Red-tailed Hawks - 26 including 1 adult ALL DARK HARLAN'S and an adult
LIGHT MORPH HARLAN'S
American Kestrel - 13
Rough-legged Hawk - 3
Great Horned Owl - 2

Other birds of note:
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch
BELTED KINGFISHER - male
Great Blue Heron - South of Genesee ID
GRAY PARTIRDGE - 67 individuals in 5 locations

Good Birding!

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
208-596-5212
http://www.flickr.com/photos/terryandchristine/

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