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Owyhee's

Robert Kiernan
 

We decided to go check things out we havent been out there since nov.started out Reynolds area drove past cemetary and got this pheasant in road pulled off and walked road about 1/2 mile no birds drove dirt road over to murphy stopping wet areas for birds only red w.b b's on to silver city rd.hoping for sparrow or cassins finches nest sites nada on to sinker creek check both sides rd.nada walkedup rd.about 3/4 mi.nada spent about 2 hrs in creek area saw only beautiful blue skies awesome any day in the owyhee's better then home in these trying times refreshing


Red top ponds

Robert Kiernan
 

9:30 this A.M.wietz rd on the way this swainson hawk ? Ducks on pond ruddies buffle hds n. Shovler ring necks L.scaup on island or nearby avocets black neck stilts 2 pelicans


Re: FOY Cassin's Finch

Jon Barnett
 

My first was also this week, in the Horseshoe Bend area, FYI.


On Apr 15, 2020, at 3:54 PM, Mike Hunter <mhunter@...> wrote:



We had our FOY Cassin’s Finch at our backyard feeder yesterday afternoon. (about 2 miles NE of Rigby).

 

Michael D. Hunter

Labelle (Rigby), Idaho

+1-435-830-2285

 


FOY Cassin's Finch

Mike Hunter
 

We had our FOY Cassin’s Finch at our backyard feeder yesterday afternoon. (about 2 miles NE of Rigby).

 

Michael D. Hunter

Labelle (Rigby), Idaho

+1-435-830-2285

 

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Re: Corona Birdwatching / COVID

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


Christoph, thank you for what you are doing!! 
At some point will you be able to share results of this study, maybe publishing online or elsewhere that's accessible?

Larry Arnold
Boise, ID  USA 



From: "Christoph Randler" <christoph.randler@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:39:01 AM
Subject: [IBLE] Corona Birdwatching / COVID

Dear fellow birdwatchers,
Corona has changed our lives and we want to study its influence on birdwatching activities in different countries. Please help us and answer a few simple questions. The questionnaire is in seven different languages and takes 2 (two) minutes. The study is run by Piotr Tryjanowski (University of Poznan) and Christoph Randler (University of Tuebingen).


https://www.soscisurvey.de/birds_corona/


Stay healthy,
Christoph & Piotr

 

More information:

It is a scientific study, and you can check my profiles on the website of the University of Tübingen/MNF, researchgate, eBird, facebook (BioDidaktik Tübingen), etc.; I am a birder myself, working at the intersection of biology & social sciences, so thank you all for helping us getting a clearer picture how corona impacts on social/psychological aspects of a leisure activity.
Please take care and stay healthy,
Christoph

 



Corona Birdwatching / COVID

Christoph Randler
 

Dear fellow birdwatchers,
Corona has changed our lives and we want to study its influence on birdwatching activities in different countries. Please help us and answer a few simple questions. The questionnaire is in seven different languages and takes 2 (two) minutes. The study is run by Piotr Tryjanowski (University of Poznan) and Christoph Randler (University of Tuebingen).


https://www.soscisurvey.de/birds_corona/


Stay healthy,
Christoph & Piotr

 

More information:

It is a scientific study, and you can check my profiles on the website of the University of Tübingen/MNF, researchgate, eBird, facebook (BioDidaktik Tübingen), etc.; I am a birder myself, working at the intersection of biology & social sciences, so thank you all for helping us getting a clearer picture how corona impacts on social/psychological aspects of a leisure activity.
Please take care and stay healthy,
Christoph

 


Re: Sparrow

R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND
 

Hey all, RL here.
My little group picked up a single Vesper on the Elmore Co. portion of the Bruneau CBC, area between the base perimeter and the Snake R. canyon. Tried to get a photo for documentation but we had a stiff breeze and the bird was very flighty. It was a very striking looker. The white outer tail feathers stood out. I was figuring on the possibility of a Savannah not the little guy we did get.
Continued Good Birding (CGB). RL

----- Original Message -----
From: Cliff Weisse <cliffandlisa@...>
To: IBLE@groups.io
Sent: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 22:10:32 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Sparrow

Yes, Vespers are pretty early. This eBird map shows records for
this year:
https://ebird.org/map/vesspa?neg=true&env.minX=-130.6654375&env.minY=39.704047100622795&env.maxX=-97.6185625&env.maxY=50.945474279396336&zh=true&gp=true&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur


In Island Park they're here as soon as there's bare ground when
the snow melts and Savannahs are usually a bit later to arrive.

Cliff

On 4/14/20 7:12 PM, Richard and Ann
Rusnak wrote:
Are vespers usually on breeding grounds in early April?  I
saw several savannah sparrows at Stonebreaker Rd, Valley Co.,
this past w/e, seems early?
(I will look into it on ebird)
Also, Williamson's sapsuckers are drumming away in the
hills above Cascade, cooperative subjects!
Cheers, Happy Safe Birding out there, Cheers, Rich, Nampa


On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 5:46
PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Any sparrow experts out there not the best
view this was seen flats above swan falls about 1/12 mi east
swan falls rd. Help Id.thanks
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...




Re: Sparrow

jmeredit@...
 

in Oregon, in Harney county just south of Burns, 2 parties of us reported Vesper Sparrows on March 20th. Recent reports from central Oregon as well.

Judy from Bend, Or., Jmeredit@...


On 2020-04-14 18:12, Richard and Ann Rusnak wrote:

Are vespers usually on breeding grounds in early April?  I saw several savannah sparrows at Stonebreaker Rd, Valley Co., this past w/e, seems early?
(I will look into it on ebird)
Also, Williamson's sapsuckers are drumming away in the hills above Cascade, cooperative subjects!
Cheers, Happy Safe Birding out there, Cheers, Rich, Nampa
 

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 5:46 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Any sparrow experts out there not the best view this was seen flats above swan falls about 1/12 mi east swan falls rd. Help Id.thanks




Re: Sparrow

Cliff Weisse
 

Yes, Vespers are pretty early. This eBird map shows records for this year:
https://ebird.org/map/vesspa?neg=true&env.minX=-130.6654375&env.minY=39.704047100622795&env.maxX=-97.6185625&env.maxY=50.945474279396336&zh=true&gp=true&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur
In Island Park they're here as soon as there's bare ground when the snow melts and Savannahs are usually a bit later to arrive.

Cliff

On 4/14/20 7:12 PM, Richard and Ann Rusnak wrote:
Are vespers usually on breeding grounds in early April?  I saw several savannah sparrows at Stonebreaker Rd, Valley Co., this past w/e, seems early?
(I will look into it on ebird)
Also, Williamson's sapsuckers are drumming away in the hills above Cascade, cooperative subjects!
Cheers, Happy Safe Birding out there, Cheers, Rich, Nampa


On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 5:46 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Any sparrow experts out there not the best view this was seen flats above swan falls about 1/12 mi east swan falls rd. Help Id.thanks
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...


Re: Sparrow

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

Are vespers usually on breeding grounds in early April?  I saw several savannah sparrows at Stonebreaker Rd, Valley Co., this past w/e, seems early?
(I will look into it on ebird)
Also, Williamson's sapsuckers are drumming away in the hills above Cascade, cooperative subjects!
Cheers, Happy Safe Birding out there, Cheers, Rich, Nampa


On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 5:46 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Any sparrow experts out there not the best view this was seen flats above swan falls about 1/12 mi east swan falls rd. Help Id.thanks


Re: Sparrow

Cliff Weisse
 

Looks like Austin beat me to the punch...

Cliff

On 4/14/20 5:55 PM, Austin Young wrote:
Vesper Sparrow! Reddish “shoulder” and white outer tail feathers are the primary field marks visible here.

Austin Young
Pocatello 

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 17:46 Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Any sparrow experts out there not the best view this was seen flats above swan falls about 1/12 mi east swan falls rd. Help Id.thanks
--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...


Re: Sparrow

Cliff Weisse
 

OK, rusty lesser wing coverts, white tipped black centered median wing coverts, white edge of tail - I'll go with Vesper Sparrow.

Cliff

On 4/14/20 5:45 PM, Robert Kiernan wrote:
Any sparrow experts out there not the best view this was seen flats above swan falls about 1/12 mi east swan falls rd. Help Id.thanks
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...


Re: Sparrow

Austin Young
 

Vesper Sparrow! Reddish “shoulder” and white outer tail feathers are the primary field marks visible here.

Austin Young
Pocatello 

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 17:46 Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Any sparrow experts out there not the best view this was seen flats above swan falls about 1/12 mi east swan falls rd. Help Id.thanks

--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho


Sparrow

Robert Kiernan
 

Any sparrow experts out there not the best view this was seen flats above swan falls about 1/12 mi east swan falls rd. Help Id.thanks


hummingbird-sized dinosaur

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


check this out, folks...  =)

from Science News, 11 Apr 2020  (originally in Nature, 12 March 2020)

Larry



Camping / birding

Robert Kiernan
 

I am looking for some one to bird with ,& some camping for birding .If & when things get better traveling for birding.Bob kiernan


Broad-winged Hawk

Carter Strope
 

Hi all, I just had a Broad-winged Hawk fly over my house here in Blaine County. It may be time that a few start trickling through.

-Carter Strope


Valley Co. Forest walks

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

Species are coming on strong, this W/E so far, notables: Williamson’s sapsuckers, spotted towhee’s, Wild turkey’s gobbling, turkey vultures, ospreys, Canada jays.
Not hearing N Pygmy owls or sawhet owls, as was the case 3 weeks ago?
Cheers, Rich


Finches and redwng blackbirds in Sugar City

Ken B
 

I saw the first redwing blackbirds on Mon, April 6th. House finches showed up on Wed, April 8th. The first gold finches arrived on Sat, April 11.

The starling that comes back each year started nesting on April 4th. And she spent time looking for something in my feeder, and not finding anything to her liking, she just sat there and kept the sparrows and junkos away.


Re: Island Park Arrival

Mike Hunter
 

Whoops! That's Evening Grosbeaks in Labelle, about 2 miles NE of Rigby. :-)

Michael D. Hunter
+1-435-830-2285

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Hunter [mailto:mhunter@domtec.com]
Sent: 9 April, 2020 9:01 AM
To: 'IBLE@groups.io'
Subject: RE: [IBLE] Island Park Arrival

Hi, Cliff (and all):

New faces at our back yard feeders this last week have been a flock of Evening Grosbeaks. I realize they also winter here, but seem to be usually less visible through the winter, at least in our back yard.

Michael D. Hunter
+1-435-830-2285


-----Original Message-----
From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Cliff Weisse
Sent: 9 April, 2020 8:11 AM
To: IBLE
Subject: [IBLE] Island Park Arrival

We've been getting an inch or two of snow pretty much every day for the
last week and a half which seems to be slowing snow melt and the advance
of spring. But the past two days have been free of snow and yesterday
morning I heard the first Robins of the year. Today I got a good look at
one. There are patches of bare ground under trees but we still have 2-3
feet of snow. Some years the Robins show up then leave again, only to
return later. I assume that's because they got here too early and
weren't able to feed in the deep snow. But this year they seem to be
staying so spring can't be far off. I'm ready for it.

Cliff

--
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@octobersetters.com

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