Date   

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



Re: San Blas CBC !!

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


sincere thx, Mark, what a great opportunity!!
time to put notes on our calendars  =)
LA


From: "Mark Stackhouse" <westwings@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:38:32 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] San Blas CBC !!

If you can’t make it this year, we do it on Jan. 2 every year; organizational meeting on the 1st at 6 pm. Let me know if you can make it, I can help with your travel arrangements and places to stay . . .

Mark
 
Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 1:28 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


anyone on IBLE want to go?  you'd definitely love it........
I can't go this year because of a prior commitment (thru Jan 13 or so), otherwise i'd be shopping for flights...!!!
LA



From: "Mark Stackhouse" <westwings@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:13:24 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [texbirds] Mad Island CBC

Come on down! Bring your friends . . .

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 1:06 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


I LOVE SAN BLAS !!!


From: "Mark Stackhouse" <westwings@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:49:15 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [texbirds] Mad Island CBC

That’s Bush League stuff, Larry. If we only get 230 species on our CBC here in San Blas (Jan. 2) I’ll be wanting to slit my wrists . . .

We had 294 species last year, with only 28 counters (that was the most since 1986, however). If I had the team they have in Texas, we’d top 300 species every year. We had 310 with count week birds.

Easy flights to Puerto Vallarta - maybe you’d like to join us . . .

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 11:59 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


my #1 rated bucket list CBC, but one needs a great resume to play this one...........  =)

btw, Brent is a long-time hummingbird bander

Larry

 

-----Original Message-----
From: texbirds-bounce@... [mailto:texbirds-bounce@...] On Behalf Of Brent Ortego
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 8:10 PM
To: Texbirds@...
Subject: [texbirds] Mad Island 

 

The Matagorda County-Mad Island Marsh CBC was held today and reported 230 species.

 

Better birds were Black Tern, Summer Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Calliope Hummingbird, Hammond’s Flycatcher, jaeger and Great Shearwater.

 

20+ mph winds hit the Coast at 1:30 and essentially shut down production 

 

Brent Ortego 
Victoria, Texas 

 

 

 



 









Re: San Blas CBC !!

Mark Stackhouse
 

If you can’t make it this year, we do it on Jan. 2 every year; organizational meeting on the 1st at 6 pm. Let me know if you can make it, I can help with your travel arrangements and places to stay . . .

Mark
 
Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 1:28 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


anyone on IBLE want to go?  you'd definitely love it........
I can't go this year because of a prior commitment (thru Jan 13 or so), otherwise i'd be shopping for flights...!!!
LA



From: "Mark Stackhouse" <westwings@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:13:24 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [texbirds] Mad Island CBC

Come on down! Bring your friends . . .

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 1:06 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


I LOVE SAN BLAS !!!


From: "Mark Stackhouse" <westwings@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:49:15 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [texbirds] Mad Island CBC

That’s Bush League stuff, Larry. If we only get 230 species on our CBC here in San Blas (Jan. 2) I’ll be wanting to slit my wrists . . .

We had 294 species last year, with only 28 counters (that was the most since 1986, however). If I had the team they have in Texas, we’d top 300 species every year. We had 310 with count week birds.

Easy flights to Puerto Vallarta - maybe you’d like to join us . . .

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 11:59 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


my #1 rated bucket list CBC, but one needs a great resume to play this one...........  =)

btw, Brent is a long-time hummingbird bander

Larry

 

-----Original Message-----
From: texbirds-bounce@... [mailto:texbirds-bounce@...] On Behalf Of Brent Ortego
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 8:10 PM
To: Texbirds@...
Subject: [texbirds] Mad Island 

 

The Matagorda County-Mad Island Marsh CBC was held today and reported 230 species.

 

Better birds were Black Tern, Summer Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Calliope Hummingbird, Hammond’s Flycatcher, jaeger and Great Shearwater.

 

20+ mph winds hit the Coast at 1:30 and essentially shut down production 

 

Brent Ortego 
Victoria, Texas 

 

 

 



 








Re: San Blas CBC !!

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


anyone on IBLE want to go?  you'd definitely love it........
I can't go this year because of a prior commitment (thru Jan 13 or so), otherwise i'd be shopping for flights...!!!
LA



From: "Mark Stackhouse" <westwings@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:13:24 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [texbirds] Mad Island CBC

Come on down! Bring your friends . . .

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 1:06 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


I LOVE SAN BLAS !!!


From: "Mark Stackhouse" <westwings@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:49:15 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [texbirds] Mad Island CBC

That’s Bush League stuff, Larry. If we only get 230 species on our CBC here in San Blas (Jan. 2) I’ll be wanting to slit my wrists . . .

We had 294 species last year, with only 28 counters (that was the most since 1986, however). If I had the team they have in Texas, we’d top 300 species every year. We had 310 with count week birds.

Easy flights to Puerto Vallarta - maybe you’d like to join us . . .

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 11:59 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


my #1 rated bucket list CBC, but one needs a great resume to play this one...........  =)

btw, Brent is a long-time hummingbird bander

Larry

 

-----Original Message-----
From: texbirds-bounce@... [mailto:texbirds-bounce@...] On Behalf Of Brent Ortego
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 8:10 PM
To: Texbirds@...
Subject: [texbirds] Mad Island 

 

The Matagorda County-Mad Island Marsh CBC was held today and reported 230 species.

 

Better birds were Black Tern, Summer Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Calliope Hummingbird, Hammond’s Flycatcher, jaeger and Great Shearwater.

 

20+ mph winds hit the Coast at 1:30 and essentially shut down production 

 

Brent Ortego 
Victoria, Texas 

 

 

 



 







Re: [texbirds] Mad Island CBC

Mark Stackhouse
 

Come on down! Bring your friends . . .

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 1:06 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


I LOVE SAN BLAS !!!


From: "Mark Stackhouse" <westwings@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:49:15 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [texbirds] Mad Island CBC

That’s Bush League stuff, Larry. If we only get 230 species on our CBC here in San Blas (Jan. 2) I’ll be wanting to slit my wrists . . .

We had 294 species last year, with only 28 counters (that was the most since 1986, however). If I had the team they have in Texas, we’d top 300 species every year. We had 310 with count week birds.

Easy flights to Puerto Vallarta - maybe you’d like to join us . . .

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 11:59 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


my #1 rated bucket list CBC, but one needs a great resume to play this one...........  =)

btw, Brent is a long-time hummingbird bander

Larry

 

-----Original Message-----
From: texbirds-bounce@... [mailto:texbirds-bounce@...] On Behalf Of Brent Ortego
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 8:10 PM
To: Texbirds@...
Subject: [texbirds] Mad Island 

 

The Matagorda County-Mad Island Marsh CBC was held today and reported 230 species.

 

Better birds were Black Tern, Summer Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Calliope Hummingbird, Hammond’s Flycatcher, jaeger and Great Shearwater.

 

20+ mph winds hit the Coast at 1:30 and essentially shut down production 

 

Brent Ortego 
Victoria, Texas 

 

 

 



 






Re: [texbirds] Mad Island CBC

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


I LOVE SAN BLAS !!!


From: "Mark Stackhouse" <westwings@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:49:15 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [texbirds] Mad Island CBC

That’s Bush League stuff, Larry. If we only get 230 species on our CBC here in San Blas (Jan. 2) I’ll be wanting to slit my wrists . . .

We had 294 species last year, with only 28 counters (that was the most since 1986, however). If I had the team they have in Texas, we’d top 300 species every year. We had 310 with count week birds.

Easy flights to Puerto Vallarta - maybe you’d like to join us . . .

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Dec 17, 2019, at 11:59 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


my #1 rated bucket list CBC, but one needs a great resume to play this one...........  =)

btw, Brent is a long-time hummingbird bander

Larry

 

-----Original Message-----
From: texbirds-bounce@... [mailto:texbirds-bounce@...] On Behalf Of Brent Ortego
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 8:10 PM
To: Texbirds@...
Subject: [texbirds] Mad Island 

 

The Matagorda County-Mad Island Marsh CBC was held today and reported 230 species.

 

Better birds were Black Tern, Summer Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Calliope Hummingbird, Hammond’s Flycatcher, jaeger and Great Shearwater.

 

20+ mph winds hit the Coast at 1:30 and essentially shut down production 

 

Brent Ortego 
Victoria, Texas 

 

 

 



 




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