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Blue Jays

lcarrigan_55
 

3 Blue Jays still coming into feeders. Otherwise, no unusual feeder visitors. N Goshawk moved out of area before Christmas. Great Horned Owls are vocal at night & should be nesting soon. Also, wanted to post & check out new IBLE site!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot

Snake rv.

Robert Kiernan
 

Access road to noble island e.of hyway 45 rough leg hawk -- great horned owl  Murphy's neck lake lowell mergansers comm.& hooded. big surprise trees along right side 9 great blue Heron never seen that many together there maybe good feeding with low water 

Memories of Birding Island (Idaho)

JackDaynes
 

Another posting today in my "Bird Destinations" series.
Excerpt:
The meandering of the Payette River has created a broad wetland in the river plain. Not only do cranes, geese, herons, egrets, and waterfowl thrive here, migrating shorebirds visit during their north and southbound journeys in spring and fall. Spring and summer will find flycatchers, warblers and other edge-habitat loving birds here. I have dear friends in Payette who I like to spend time with as often as I can. When there, Birding Island is one place I look forward to visiting.

https://shadetreeimaging.com/memories-of-birding-island/  

Be well,
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L.lowell

Robert Kiernan
 

Lower dam outlet canal least sandpiper still around lions pond nearby 2 black crown night Herons 

Rusty Blackbird in Moscow, ID

Linda Lamb
 

Thanks to Mike Scott I was able to spot a Rusty Blackbird in the second sheep pen on the left off of Farm rd at around 1230 pm today. The attached photo is a cell phone shot off of my camera so the quality is not great. The bird was hanging around with a small flock of Brewer's Blackbirds. The grackle like tail made it stand out at a distance especially with the wind blowing as hard as it was.

Re: N.goshawk

bike4birds
 

There was a N. Goshawk in a tree above the bridge from the Boise side of the greenbelt to Plantation Island, today. There’s parking nearby, in the Plantation subdivision.

Tom McCabe, Boise

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard and Ann Rusnak
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 7:49 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] N.goshawk

 

When I have seen a N Gos there in years past it has always been in the thickest section of cottonwoods, guessing more than a half mile from parking lot. But I have not seen it this winter.

Rich, Nampa

(my neighborhood Nampa sharpie)

 

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 7:07 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

I've never been hulls gulch reserve with my limited mobility I can go reasonably well on fairly even ground anyone know if seen near trail and about how far in from trail head

Re: N.goshawk

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

When I have seen a N Gos there in years past it has always been in the thickest section of cottonwoods, guessing more than a half mile from parking lot. But I have not seen it this winter.
Rich, Nampa
(my neighborhood Nampa sharpie)

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 7:07 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
I've never been hulls gulch reserve with my limited mobility I can go reasonably well on fairly even ground anyone know if seen near trail and about how far in from trail head

N.goshawk

Robert Kiernan
 

I've never been hulls gulch reserve with my limited mobility I can go reasonably well on fairly even ground anyone know if seen near trail and about how far in from trail head

California Scrub-Jay returns in Eagle

Anonymous
 

California Scrub-Jay has returned to the area in Eagle it was seen previously this year. Near corner of E Plaza Dr and E State St on high perches.

Happy New Year!
-Jordan

Re: Photo

Ken Miracle
 

Yes a Blue Morph. The Ross’s Blue Morph is similar.



On Dec 25, 2019, at 5:12 PM, Richard and Ann Rusnak <rarusnak62@...> wrote:

Is this color phase known as blue goose?


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



Ken Miracle
chukar28@...
208-570-2780
"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5

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
 


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
 

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@...>
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@...