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Re: Photo

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

Is this color phase known as blue goose?


On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 11:02 AM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Better one


Photo

Robert Kiernan
 

Better one


More pics

Robert Kiernan
 

More colors snow geese


Snow geese

Robert Kiernan
 

300,+ a variety of colors in this bunch lake lowell this a.m.


[texbirds] banded Loggerhead Shrikes

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


IBLers...  I know it's Christmas Eve, but this GCBO project looks interesting, and besides, three shrikes and you're out! / bad pun, long story...

happiest of holidays, all y'all   =)

Larry


 

From: texbirds-bounce@... [mailto:texbirds-bounce@...] On Behalf Of Susan Heath
Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:49 AM
To: '4 Texbirds Maillist'
Subject: [texbirds] banded Loggerhead Shrikes

 

Texbirders,

 

Biologists from the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory and the Texas Midcoast NWR Complex are banding Loggerhead Shrikes for a new study aimed at determining habitat partitioning differences between migrant and resident shrikes during winter along the Texas coast. Banded shrikes will have two color bands on the left leg and a color band and a metal band on the right leg. Some are receiving transmitters and the antenna can be seen hanging out behind the bird if the bird has a transmitter. Note that it is often not possible to see all the color bands as shrikes like to sit down over their legs. The antenna is usually easy to see though. This project will last for four winters (this being the first). This winter we have banded four shrikes in the area around Brazoria NWR (one on the tour loop, one on CR 208, and two in the neighborhood along Bastrop Bayou across from Demi John) and five shrikes in the Sargent area (one on Sargent Ranch Road, two on Heron Street, one in the neighborhood along CR 201 and one near the GIWW. We have received a lot of reports through the Bird Banding Lab for the shrike along the tour loop at Brazoria NWR so I figured I’d pass the word along to everyone to look for the others. If you see one, you can report it to the BBL or to me directly. We would very much appreciate a lat/long for your sighting as we can use this data to determine territory size. We will be rotating banding sites each winter so I will post an update with the banding sites for next year. Thanks much for your help!

 

Sue

 

Susan A. Heath PhD

Director of Conservation Research

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

The opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily those of the company.


 



Brant cont. at Veterans Mem Park

jmeredit@...
 

This afternoon Steve Dougill and I watched the Brant in the water near the footbridge. It was  accompanied by 100+ Canadas and some ducks. 

In the neighborhood where my son lives, near Garfield School, about 15 Yellow-rumps were busy in a mixed flock of juncos, waxwings etc. I could not find any other warbler species in the flock. They successfully gleaned insects from spider webs and drank a bit at a wet down spout. 50+ degrees is apparently easy living for warblers! 

Judy, 


Re: High number of raptors

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 

Same here.... fun drive between Poky and Twin yesterday afternoon, could not believe all the Northern Harriers !!!

Larry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet Phillips" <janet.misty11@gmail.com>
To: "IBLE" <ible@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:22:43 AM
Subject: [IBLE] High number of raptors

Just a fun note that on our way to Portland, OR we were struck by the high numbers of hawks and falcons we saw from I-84 west of Exit 55. We sometimes saw 4 in 1/4 mile. Open agriculture habitat and early afternoon. Fun!


Re: Nampa CBC

Cathy Eells
 

Denise and Cheryl have my heartfelt appreciation for making the 2019 Nampa CBC possible.  
They are excellent facilitators, it takes a Village to pull off a CBC, I am grateful they are in our Village.

Merry Christmas to all!


Cathy E.

On Dec 21, 2019, at 8:20 PM, Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:



The 66th Nampa Christmas Bird Count day is coming to an end. Approximately 40 people participated in the count. And what a windy day it was, 15-23 mph winds all day. The count day total is 98 species and 5 additional count week birds (count week ends 12/24). The best bird of the day was found at Canyon Hill Cemetery,  a Nashville Warbler.


Misses

Ruddy duck 

Lincoln Sparrow 

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Common Loon

Ross’s Goose

Western Screech Owl

Say’s Phoebe

Northern Shrike

Yellow-headed Blackbird 


If you are out in the count area on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and see one of these birds please let Cheryl or I know. 


Thanks so much to everyone who participated!  Cheryl and I really appreciate your effort. (Especially on a cold and windy day like today). And another thank you to everyone who brought food for the chili/soup feed. 


Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Nampa CBC

Denise Hughes
 

The 66th Nampa Christmas Bird Count day is coming to an end. Approximately 40 people participated in the count. And what a windy day it was, 15-23 mph winds all day. The count day total is 98 species and 5 additional count week birds (count week ends 12/24). The best bird of the day was found at Canyon Hill Cemetery,  a Nashville Warbler.


Misses

Ruddy duck 

Lincoln Sparrow 

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Common Loon

Ross’s Goose

Western Screech Owl

Say’s Phoebe

Northern Shrike

Yellow-headed Blackbird 


If you are out in the count area on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and see one of these birds please let Cheryl or I know. 


Thanks so much to everyone who participated!  Cheryl and I really appreciate your effort. (Especially on a cold and windy day like today). And another thank you to everyone who brought food for the chili/soup feed. 


Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Barred Owl at Idaho. Shakespeare

jmeredit@...
 

Thanks to suggestions from R.L and Steve D, my son found it this a.m. roosting low in a tangle. We walked left along the road behind the maint buildings til he found the owl. Another birder got a nice photo. Cheers, Judy Meredith. jmeredit@...


High number of raptors

Janet Phillips
 

Just a fun note that on our way to Portland, OR we were struck by the high numbers of hawks and falcons we saw from I-84 west of Exit 55. We sometimes saw 4 in 1/4 mile. Open agriculture habitat and early afternoon. Fun!


Re: Boise Brant

Vern Tunnell
 

I scanned that flock for an hour yesterday!! no luck : ( 
 
 
 


From: "jcurd1959 via Groups.Io" <jcurd1959@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:55 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Boise Brant
 
For anyone looking, the brant was feeding in Veteran’s Memorial Park, with a large flock of Canada geese, very close to State Street, this am (10:30). Pretty fair snow storm at the time. 

Jon (JC) Curd
Boise


Boise Brant

jcurd1959
 

For anyone looking, the brant was feeding in Veteran’s Memorial Park, with a large flock of Canada geese, very close to State Street, this am (10:30). Pretty fair snow storm at the time. 

Jon (JC) Curd
Boise


Re: Sharp-shinned Hawk

climb_on2002
 

We had a brown creeper 

MaDWhitham
Follow your dreams today, tomorrow may never come!!!

On Dec 18, 2019, at 8:49 PM, Tim Reynolds <t.doyle@q.com> wrote:

Way cool!  I had evening grosbeaks today.  First of the season.

-----Original Message----- From: Kit Struthers
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:36 PM
To: IBLE
Subject: [IBLE] Sharp-shinned Hawk

Just now our my kitchen window



Kit Struthers
kit619@...
Idaho Falls ID







--
MaDWhitham
Follow your dreams today, tomorrow’s not a guarantee 


Re: Sharp-shinned Hawk

Tim Reynolds
 

Way cool! I had evening grosbeaks today. First of the season.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kit Struthers
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:36 PM
To: IBLE
Subject: [IBLE] Sharp-shinned Hawk

Just now our my kitchen window



Kit Struthers
kit619@centurylink.net
Idaho Falls ID


Re: Nampa Christmas Bird Count

Denise Hughes
 

Day one of count week is off to a good start.  A Least Sandpiper is in the lower dam canal outlet at Deer Flat NWR.  Hopefully the forecasted snow doesn’t send it flying south before Saturday. 


Brant in Boise ~ ~ ~

Vern Tunnell
 

12/18 looked from 10am-12pm  Veterans, all the way down whitewater no luck 
 
 
 


From: "JP" <johnpowell20@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 7:56 PM
To: "IBLE@groups.io" <IBLE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Brant in Boise ~ ~ ~
 

If anyone happens to see the Brant tomorrow (Wed) morning or mid-day I would appreciate an email.  I will be in Boise tomorrow.

Thanks in advance!

John Powell

Cascade

 


From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> on behalf of Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:51:31 AM
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Subject: [IBLE] Brant in Boise ~ ~ ~
 
 
Sir Tom McCabe called to report that he had just seen our BRANT buddy arrive at the west end of Veteran's Pond, 1140 a.m., how cool is that ??   =) 
continuing since at least 18 Nov......... 
 
Larry
 
 


Sharp-shinned Hawk

Kit Struthers
 

Just now our my kitchen window



Kit Struthers
kit619@centurylink.net
Idaho Falls ID


Nampa Christmas Bird Count

Denise Hughes
 

Today starts the count week for the Nampa CBC, 12/18 through 12/24.   Bird species not seen on count day, Saturday 12/21, can be added to the CBC list.  


Rules for the count - 


1.  the birds must be in the count circle, Caldwell and Nampa and areas in between; north to the Boise River, south to Missouri and Farner, west to the Snake River and east to Garrity in Nampa.   


2. count species only, no need to count individual birds


If you are out birding in the count area before Saturday and see any ‘good’ birds please let Cheryl or I know. On count day we can let the area counters know to look for them. 


Feeder watchers if you would like to participate in the count by counting birds at your feeders please get in touch with Cheryl or me.  Include your your location so we don’t double count.


Cheryl - bchuizinga@... , Denise - den.hug100@...



Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Re: Brant in Boise ~ ~ ~

JP
 

If anyone happens to see the Brant tomorrow (Wed) morning or mid-day I would appreciate an email.  I will be in Boise tomorrow.

Thanks in advance!

John Powell

Cascade

 


From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> on behalf of Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:51:31 AM
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Subject: [IBLE] Brant in Boise ~ ~ ~
 

Sir Tom McCabe called to report that he had just seen our BRANT buddy arrive at the west end of Veteran's Pond, 1140 a.m., how cool is that ??   =) 
continuing since at least 18 Nov......... 

Larry


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