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Snow Geese

Kit Struthers
 

Carolyn Bishop and I did our winter raptor survey north of Idaho Falls today and saw one flock of about 200 Snow Geese flying along 97th North between 15th East and 5th West.  Later we saw a flock of probably 2000 Snow Geese flying near 3100 East between 530 North and 650 North.  We also checked out the area along 105th West north of the Arco Highway.  There is still a lot of snow there and also a few snow melt ponds but no geese.  There was one flooded area with about 100 gulls, three California Gulls among the many more Ring-billed Gulls.  We also saw many Trumpeter Swans both in the air and in the fields.

 

Kit

 

Kit Struthers

Idaho Falls, ID

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Geese

Robert Kiernan
 

Started red top ponds ducks we were seeing 4 canvas back a few shovlers buffle head,scaup ruddy then the snows started coming in by the hundreds on to fort boise as expected tons of snows lots of white front  on to roswell marsh triple header tons of snows some white front  back side off opal road sandhills out in field


New Arrivals on the Teton River #mallard #canadian_geese #robin

Ken B
 

Today the first robin arrived as well as the first of the mallards and the first of the Canadian geese.


Re: screech

Kim Liebich
 

Something goofy with the lens of the in-box camera =(.  


On Mar 9, 2020, at 6:06 PM, Kim Liebich via Groups.Io <birdkimliebich@...> wrote:

There’s an owl in the box!  I know you were wondering.  SO excited. This will be family number 7.  

Boise, ID Kim L.

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Re: screech

Diann Stone
 

Thanks. Friends in Eagle have a box that has been used a few years. I'll let them know to be watching. 


On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 5:23 PM Kim Liebich <birdkimliebich@...> wrote:
Harris Ranch, North East Boise

On Mar 9, 2020, at 6:22 PM, Diann Stone <dstoneak2id@...> wrote:

What part of town are you?

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 5:06 PM Kim Liebich <birdkimliebich@...> wrote:

There’s an owl in the box!  I know you were wondering.  SO excited. This will be family number 7.  

Boise, ID Kim L.

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Re: screech

Sandra Zarate
 

Congratulations! Luis and I are excited for u. We had a box in our yard for years but no luck. We hear them at night occasionally at our house. Hope it all goes well. 
Sandra and Luis Zarate Boise Idaho 


On Mar 9, 2020, at 6:06 PM, Kim Liebich <birdkimliebich@...> wrote:

There’s an owl in the box!  I know you were wondering.  SO excited. This will be family number 7.  

Boise, ID Kim L.

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Re: screech

Kim Liebich
 

Harris Ranch, North East Boise

On Mar 9, 2020, at 6:22 PM, Diann Stone <dstoneak2id@...> wrote:

What part of town are you?

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 5:06 PM Kim Liebich <birdkimliebich@...> wrote:

There’s an owl in the box!  I know you were wondering.  SO excited. This will be family number 7.  

Boise, ID Kim L.

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Re: screech

Diann Stone
 

What part of town are you?


On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 5:06 PM Kim Liebich <birdkimliebich@...> wrote:

There’s an owl in the box!  I know you were wondering.  SO excited. This will be family number 7.  

Boise, ID Kim L.

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Re: screech

Kerry Fitzharris
 

Yeah!!! And what have you done about the Coopers?

On Mar 9, 2020, at 6:06 PM, Kim Liebich <birdkimliebich@...> wrote:

There’s an owl in the box!  I know you were wondering.  SO excited. This will be family number 7.  

Boise, ID Kim L.

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screech

Kim Liebich
 

There’s an owl in the box!  I know you were wondering.  SO excited. This will be family number 7.  

Boise, ID Kim L.

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White-wInged Scoters

Ken B
 

A large group, 30ish, of white -winged scoters landed in the first open spot in the Teton River in front of my house on March 4th. They were skittish and disappeared when I tried to get an angle on the opening to take a photo. They flew north and did not return.


scrub jay

Michael Wegand
 

curious who in Eagle is hosting the california scrub jay I saw fly across the road from homes near the Crunch Fitness Club (formerly Rocky Mtn. Fitness) this past week ?

that fitness club is just east of the Albertsons on Eagle Road between the old and new State Streets

with all the imports from California the past few years it is not surprising that one hitched a ride 😉



Michael Wiegand
Pearl, Idaho

208-859-3643-c
208-286-0506-h

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"the truth is out there!"


Re: Violet green swallows

Elizabeth Medes
 

Feb 24th we logged in tree swallows working the Payette west of Emmett... mind boggling.  And today our neighbor's apricot trees bloomed.  Flummoxed in Gem County,

Liz Medes


Violet green swallows

Linda Lamb
 

On March 3rd I spotted a Violet-green swallow flying over the Pend Oreille River near Priest River. It was 10 days earlier than I had ever spotted one in this area.  Last year one arrived on the 13th making the earliest arrival.  I have been keeping an unofficial migratory record here since 1991. You could count on seeing the swallows arriving at approximately 2 pm on the 17th every year. I always considered it the unofficial start of spring. Today I spotted over 50 swallows, at least one was a Violet-green,  feeding low on the water in the same location. Normally that volume doesn't arrive until the end of the month. Did anyone else notice such an early arrival?

Linda Lamb, Priest River


Re: Deerflat nwr.

Robert Kiernan
 

They early report had a error instead of hood grebe it was a hood merganser most probably knew that.i guess i got up too early


On Sat, Mar 7, 2020, 9:40 AM Robert Kiernan via Groups.Io <photobirder=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
7:30 this am lower dam from east to west 2 w.grebes 2 hood grebe about 50 snow geese 300 or so White fronts 1red breast merganser


Deerflat nwr.

Robert Kiernan
 

7:30 this am lower dam from east to west 2 w.grebes 2 hood grebe about 50 snow geese 300 or so White fronts 1red breast merganser


Snow Geese

lcarrigan_55
 

Had my first-of-year formation of about 60 Snow Geese flyover this AM. The big groups of Trumpeter Swans that had been roosting on the Snake have dwindled to, last night, maybe 10 birds. There's been a huge push northward, starting about 5 days ago, of both Swan types, Canada Geese, Mallards &, now, seeing the Snows. I usually hear them, before spotting. This AM was no different. Heard their non-stop "chattering talk" as they flew overhead. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Forty Birds and a flyover

bike4birds
 

Today was the 20th consecutive day where I was able to identify 40 or more birds. Since some of the waterfowl have started to leave, it has been getting a little harder, and I haven’t had a Sandhill Crane flyover to help me in about a week. But today, when I got back to Esther Simplot with only 39 birds, I was considering whether I should extend my ride. It was getting pretty warm, and I was definitely overdressed, but then, like a “deus ex machina” in a play, I was rescued.

 

I heard, and then saw, a small V formation of swans, flying over my location at Quinn’s Pond. At first I thought they must be Snow Geese, but they were BIG, and there was no black on the wings. The sound was somewhat similar to the cranes, and I have now listened to lots of recordings of both Trumpeter and Tundra Swans (at the time and then at home) and I’ve concluded they had to be Tundra Swans. This is definitely a first for me and my little corner of the greenbelt.

I wonder who will fly over tomorrow?

Tom McCabe, Boise


Gone to the Birds; on Idaho Matters

Elizabeth Medes
 

Heidi Ware Carlisle, Intermtn Bird Obs, featured on today's program.

https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/programs/idaho-matters#stream/0

Scroll down to Wanna Know Idaho


Re: Spring is near....

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


love it MB !!!!

and Tom's cranes  =)~~~

Missy and I saw a crazy early TUVU yesterday....................

LA




From: "Michael Bickley" <mbickley5@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 2, 2020 1:19:41 PM
Subject: [IBLE] Spring is near....

Heard and saw my first Western Meadowlark of 2020 this AM along the Parrish section of the Greenway Trail in Pocatello.  Probably 10 days or so ahead of any other first of year sighting for me of Western Meadowlark.

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