Date   

Re: Common Nighthawk

Elizabeth Medes
 

Miss them!


Re: Common Nighthawk

Judi and Frank
 

We moved to our current east Boise foothills home 20 years ago.  At that time we had nighthawks circling over the neighborhood and the nearby reserve every night during summer.  Now I generally hear one nighthawk one time during the season when they should be plentiful.


Re: Common Nighthawk

Elizabeth Medes
 

We, too, have lost our nighthawk population in eastern Emmett.  What were 50 in the evening skies of summer is now 1. They used to sleep during the day in our vineyard rows!  The problem must have commenced when West Nile arrived and mosquito abatement districts sprang up.  Even with our no spray designation, the nighttime insect life is quiet.  Our western kingbird and says phoebe numbers stay steady,  maybe even larger than 20 years ago, but they are mostly daytime feeders.

Someone else mentioned more Bewicks wrens, which we've seen, along with extra YB chats.  And I can't walk 20 ft without seeing a Eurasian collared dove... crikey.

Liz Medes
Gem County


Scott’s Oriole

Denise Hughes
 

Thanks Jason for finding the orioles. It’s a life bird for me. I didn’t see the female but had a great look at a male perched in a tree.

Wahoo!

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Common Nighthawk

bike4birds
 

When we first moved to Boise in 1978, you could go out on any summer evening and hear numerous C. Nighthawks. Sadly, that is no longer the case. But yesterday I heard my FOY CONI, and this evening, as I was opening a window to put in the fan, I heard one again. I’m sure they are more common where we don’t try to kill every mosquito, etc., but I have to admit I got a little jolt of pleasure hearing them last night and tonight (around 10:20). I hope I get to hear them all summer, and not just to boost my daily list. ;-)

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: nesting Balds etc...

lcarrigan_55
 

Hi Larry,
Yeah, there's sev things I will not give exact locations of: any nesting hawk, owl or eagle. Morel mushroom & huckleberry locations. My fav deer & elk spots. And, best location I've found to consistently land & release 24"+ brown trout on a fly. 

I'll give general info: SE Idaho, Snake River, Sawtooth Nat Rec Area, etc. Otherwise, next thing you know, everybody & their brother are at the spot. 

Good Birding,
Brian Carrigan


Re: Blue Grosbeak at Camas

Denise Hughes
 

I haven’t seen any reports on Blue Grosbeak. Nice bird!

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jun 9, 2020, at 5:07 PM, Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:


Hey all, these birds have been known for a little while now. Not my find. Cool birds though.

-Carter Strope

On Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 16:56 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Carter Strope found a Blue Grosbeak at Camas NWR. 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S70254139

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Re: Blue Grosbeak at Camas

Carter Strope
 

Hey all, these birds have been known for a little while now. Not my find. Cool birds though.

-Carter Strope

On Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 16:56 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Carter Strope found a Blue Grosbeak at Camas NWR. 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S70254139

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Blue Grosbeak at Camas

Denise Hughes
 

Carter Strope found a Blue Grosbeak at Camas NWR. 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S70254139

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Re: nesting Balds etc...

Larry Arnold
 


Dean, RL, et al., 

I hide (from eBird public display) all of my observations / reports of them
because again this morning a Happy Snapper was standing below one of the nest sites, and perennial questions I have include -

who are these folks?  they don't appear to be birders per se

why do they have huge/long lenses and still They Stand Right Below The Nest ??

and why oh why are they there for prolonged periods, 30-45 min plus ?   (I pass them twice, going out and back along my usual route)

earlier in the year it was a nesting Great Horned Owl that was treated to a never-ending audience

good grief    =(

LA



From: "Rattlesnake4873" <Rattlesnake4873@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 11:39:17 AM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

RL, do you think summer sightings of BAEAs should restrict locations so your Happy Snappers don’t seek them out? Like what is done for species of concern?
Just a thought.

Dean Jones

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 9:04 AM R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND <rlrowland@...> wrote:
Hey all, RL here.
One summer, several years ago, I and another birder were helping a grad student do some bird and other wildlife finding for her Master's project in conjunction with Boise City Parks and Rec.. One of my stopping stations of a day was Eckert Bridge at Barber Park. I watched one of the local Osprey pair flying with a fish and screaming its head off. Had reason to be screaming as right on its tail was an adult Baldy. Right over top of me the screaming Osprey did a sharp right, the fish went up and forward, the Baldy also went up and forward plucked the fish before it even started falling, hung a quick left and disappeared upstream. I'd seen stuff like this in documentaries, but, this has been my only real-time witnessing of something like this.
So, about BAEA's, my thoughts. There are several nesting sites here in the valley. Of those, that I know of, some are in closed off areas to protect them. The rest are fairly inaccesssible and/or can only be seen from a distance or one has to know where the nest is at, areas that Fish & Game won't tell about and neither will I in this too public forum.
As big as theses birds are, they can keep such a low profile as to be nearly invisible, even in breeding season. But, because these birds can be so regularly found nowadays, can be somewhat accessible and because they are extremely nervous when on nest, I feel that they should be kept off the trip-filter, at least here in the lower valley. No need to call or highlight special attention. My recent sightings/nesting reports have not tripped the filter so at least some have been adjusted.
I am less worried about "some" birders and ebird; but, with the rise of Facebook and legions of non-birder "Happy-Snappers" out with their brand-new digital cameras/long lenses it has come to my attention, and I have witnessed same, that lately there has been some "harassment" of certain birds in the area at times.
Mea culpa moment here. I have also been guilty of this behavior when I got my first digital camera and have learned from the error of my ways as I was called on it when it happened. Those of you who were there will doubtless remember.  I, hopefully and consciously, have and am trying not to repeat my "carelessness". That's what God made Photoshop for. I just need to learn how to use it.
Bottom Line. Let summer BAEA sightings be reported on ebird as usual, but, only trip filters if the numbers reported should be... excessive, with consideration to the number of known nests in the area and ask reporters to add notes on age of said birds for justification.
My apologies for rambling on. Not being a writer, it has taken me nearly two hours to write this and I have said all of the above very disjointedly.
CGB. RL
----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 09:03:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [IBLE] [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>



I've been on and off the fence as to whether BAEA should hit local eBird filter during summer....  stories I could tell   ;-)

maybe Tom as well ?  RL ?

Larry


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:06:49 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Bald Eagle (4 reports)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Ada County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Ada County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36228
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2020 09:25 by JB Peck
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70135503
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult soaring in circles over reservoir; large raptor with dark brown body, white tail, white head and bright yellow bill"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by matthew kugel
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70138540
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by Megan Casler
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70141735
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 13:55 by Ken Pahlas
- Indian Creek Reservoir, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.3878656,-116.0129213&ll=43.3878656,-116.0129213
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70133703
- Comments: "Large bird of prey. White head and tail."

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Re: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

rattlesnake4873
 

RL, do you think summer sightings of BAEAs should restrict locations so your Happy Snappers don’t seek them out? Like what is done for species of concern?
Just a thought.

Dean Jones

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 9:04 AM R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND <rlrowland@...> wrote:
Hey all, RL here.
One summer, several years ago, I and another birder were helping a grad student do some bird and other wildlife finding for her Master's project in conjunction with Boise City Parks and Rec.. One of my stopping stations of a day was Eckert Bridge at Barber Park. I watched one of the local Osprey pair flying with a fish and screaming its head off. Had reason to be screaming as right on its tail was an adult Baldy. Right over top of me the screaming Osprey did a sharp right, the fish went up and forward, the Baldy also went up and forward plucked the fish before it even started falling, hung a quick left and disappeared upstream. I'd seen stuff like this in documentaries, but, this has been my only real-time witnessing of something like this.
So, about BAEA's, my thoughts. There are several nesting sites here in the valley. Of those, that I know of, some are in closed off areas to protect them. The rest are fairly inaccesssible and/or can only be seen from a distance or one has to know where the nest is at, areas that Fish & Game won't tell about and neither will I in this too public forum.
As big as theses birds are, they can keep such a low profile as to be nearly invisible, even in breeding season. But, because these birds can be so regularly found nowadays, can be somewhat accessible and because they are extremely nervous when on nest, I feel that they should be kept off the trip-filter, at least here in the lower valley. No need to call or highlight special attention. My recent sightings/nesting reports have not tripped the filter so at least some have been adjusted.
I am less worried about "some" birders and ebird; but, with the rise of Facebook and legions of non-birder "Happy-Snappers" out with their brand-new digital cameras/long lenses it has come to my attention, and I have witnessed same, that lately there has been some "harassment" of certain birds in the area at times.
Mea culpa moment here. I have also been guilty of this behavior when I got my first digital camera and have learned from the error of my ways as I was called on it when it happened. Those of you who were there will doubtless remember.  I, hopefully and consciously, have and am trying not to repeat my "carelessness". That's what God made Photoshop for. I just need to learn how to use it.
Bottom Line. Let summer BAEA sightings be reported on ebird as usual, but, only trip filters if the numbers reported should be... excessive, with consideration to the number of known nests in the area and ask reporters to add notes on age of said birds for justification.
My apologies for rambling on. Not being a writer, it has taken me nearly two hours to write this and I have said all of the above very disjointedly.
CGB. RL
----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 09:03:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [IBLE] [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>



I've been on and off the fence as to whether BAEA should hit local eBird filter during summer....  stories I could tell   ;-)

maybe Tom as well ?  RL ?

Larry


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:06:49 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Bald Eagle (4 reports)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Ada County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Ada County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36228
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2020 09:25 by JB Peck
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70135503
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult soaring in circles over reservoir; large raptor with dark brown body, white tail, white head and bright yellow bill"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by matthew kugel
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70138540
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by Megan Casler
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70141735
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 13:55 by Ken Pahlas
- Indian Creek Reservoir, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.3878656,-116.0129213&ll=43.3878656,-116.0129213
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70133703
- Comments: "Large bird of prey. White head and tail."

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Re: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

Jim Lyons
 

Well written, RL!

So just to clarify the point a bit, as I consider myself still a bit of a newbie when it comes to eBird, by your suggestion the Bald Eagle sightings would be "untripped" thus not appearing in reports like the one that Larry forwarded? (I say "like" as I get the daily all-Idaho report - looks like Larry's is Ada County only - but the BAEAs show up there too, just part of a longer list.)

Your point about the "happy snappers" is a great one (I like the term too) and the numbers of social media followers and first-time contributors rising quickly. Don't get me wrong, that increase is a very welcome thing, overall, but can also lead to some collateral damage to the birds.

Again, nice post by you, and thanks!!!

--
Jim Lyons
jflyons@...
208-340-0533


On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 9:04 AM R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND <rlrowland@...> wrote:
Hey all, RL here.
One summer, several years ago, I and another birder were helping a grad student do some bird and other wildlife finding for her Master's project in conjunction with Boise City Parks and Rec.. One of my stopping stations of a day was Eckert Bridge at Barber Park. I watched one of the local Osprey pair flying with a fish and screaming its head off. Had reason to be screaming as right on its tail was an adult Baldy. Right over top of me the screaming Osprey did a sharp right, the fish went up and forward, the Baldy also went up and forward plucked the fish before it even started falling, hung a quick left and disappeared upstream. I'd seen stuff like this in documentaries, but, this has been my only real-time witnessing of something like this.
So, about BAEA's, my thoughts. There are several nesting sites here in the valley. Of those, that I know of, some are in closed off areas to protect them. The rest are fairly inaccesssible and/or can only be seen from a distance or one has to know where the nest is at, areas that Fish & Game won't tell about and neither will I in this too public forum.
As big as theses birds are, they can keep such a low profile as to be nearly invisible, even in breeding season. But, because these birds can be so regularly found nowadays, can be somewhat accessible and because they are extremely nervous when on nest, I feel that they should be kept off the trip-filter, at least here in the lower valley. No need to call or highlight special attention. My recent sightings/nesting reports have not tripped the filter so at least some have been adjusted.
I am less worried about "some" birders and ebird; but, with the rise of Facebook and legions of non-birder "Happy-Snappers" out with their brand-new digital cameras/long lenses it has come to my attention, and I have witnessed same, that lately there has been some "harassment" of certain birds in the area at times.
Mea culpa moment here. I have also been guilty of this behavior when I got my first digital camera and have learned from the error of my ways as I was called on it when it happened. Those of you who were there will doubtless remember.  I, hopefully and consciously, have and am trying not to repeat my "carelessness". That's what God made Photoshop for. I just need to learn how to use it.
Bottom Line. Let summer BAEA sightings be reported on ebird as usual, but, only trip filters if the numbers reported should be... excessive, with consideration to the number of known nests in the area and ask reporters to add notes on age of said birds for justification.
My apologies for rambling on. Not being a writer, it has taken me nearly two hours to write this and I have said all of the above very disjointedly.
CGB. RL
----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 09:03:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [IBLE] [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>



I've been on and off the fence as to whether BAEA should hit local eBird filter during summer....  stories I could tell   ;-)

maybe Tom as well ?  RL ?

Larry


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:06:49 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Bald Eagle (4 reports)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Ada County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Ada County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36228
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2020 09:25 by JB Peck
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70135503
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult soaring in circles over reservoir; large raptor with dark brown body, white tail, white head and bright yellow bill"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by matthew kugel
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70138540
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by Megan Casler
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70141735
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 13:55 by Ken Pahlas
- Indian Creek Reservoir, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.3878656,-116.0129213&ll=43.3878656,-116.0129213
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70133703
- Comments: "Large bird of prey. White head and tail."

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Re: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND
 

Hey all, RL here.
One summer, several years ago, I and another birder were helping a grad student do some bird and other wildlife finding for her Master's project in conjunction with Boise City Parks and Rec.. One of my stopping stations of a day was Eckert Bridge at Barber Park. I watched one of the local Osprey pair flying with a fish and screaming its head off. Had reason to be screaming as right on its tail was an adult Baldy. Right over top of me the screaming Osprey did a sharp right, the fish went up and forward, the Baldy also went up and forward plucked the fish before it even started falling, hung a quick left and disappeared upstream. I'd seen stuff like this in documentaries, but, this has been my only real-time witnessing of something like this.
So, about BAEA's, my thoughts. There are several nesting sites here in the valley. Of those, that I know of, some are in closed off areas to protect them. The rest are fairly inaccesssible and/or can only be seen from a distance or one has to know where the nest is at, areas that Fish & Game won't tell about and neither will I in this too public forum.
As big as theses birds are, they can keep such a low profile as to be nearly invisible, even in breeding season. But, because these birds can be so regularly found nowadays, can be somewhat accessible and because they are extremely nervous when on nest, I feel that they should be kept off the trip-filter, at least here in the lower valley. No need to call or highlight special attention. My recent sightings/nesting reports have not tripped the filter so at least some have been adjusted.
I am less worried about "some" birders and ebird; but, with the rise of Facebook and legions of non-birder "Happy-Snappers" out with their brand-new digital cameras/long lenses it has come to my attention, and I have witnessed same, that lately there has been some "harassment" of certain birds in the area at times.
Mea culpa moment here. I have also been guilty of this behavior when I got my first digital camera and have learned from the error of my ways as I was called on it when it happened. Those of you who were there will doubtless remember. I, hopefully and consciously, have and am trying not to repeat my "carelessness". That's what God made Photoshop for. I just need to learn how to use it.
Bottom Line. Let summer BAEA sightings be reported on ebird as usual, but, only trip filters if the numbers reported should be... excessive, with consideration to the number of known nests in the area and ask reporters to add notes on age of said birds for justification.
My apologies for rambling on. Not being a writer, it has taken me nearly two hours to write this and I have said all of the above very disjointedly.
CGB. RL

----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Arnold <@larnold47>
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 09:03:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [IBLE] [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>



I've been on and off the fence as to whether BAEA should hit local eBird filter during summer.... stories I could tell ;-)

maybe Tom as well ? RL ?

Larry


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:06:49 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Bald Eagle (4 reports)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Ada County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Ada County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36228
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2020 09:25 by JB Peck
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70135503
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult soaring in circles over reservoir; large raptor with dark brown body, white tail, white head and bright yellow bill"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by matthew kugel
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70138540
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by Megan Casler
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70141735
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 13:55 by Ken Pahlas
- Indian Creek Reservoir, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.3878656,-116.0129213&ll=43.3878656,-116.0129213
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70133703
- Comments: "Large bird of prey. White head and tail."

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[eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

Larry Arnold
 

I've been on and off the fence as to whether BAEA should hit local eBird filter during summer.... stories I could tell ;-)

maybe Tom as well ? RL ?

Larry


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:06:49 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Bald Eagle (4 reports)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Ada County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Ada County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36228
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2020 09:25 by JB Peck
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70135503
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult soaring in circles over reservoir; large raptor with dark brown body, white tail, white head and bright yellow bill"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by matthew kugel
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70138540
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by Megan Casler
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70141735
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 13:55 by Ken Pahlas
- Indian Creek Reservoir, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.3878656,-116.0129213&ll=43.3878656,-116.0129213
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70133703
- Comments: "Large bird of prey. White head and tail."

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Re: Montour

Elizabeth Medes
 

That is super!  So glad the birds showed up for you.  Love the photos!

Liz Medes 
Emmett

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020, 9:21 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Weather showed less chance rain between 1&6 so i ventured out glad i did saw lots of birds yellow warb several. 2 comm yellow throats willow& hamm fly cats e.&w king birds blk hd.grosbeaks --chat n.flick  rough wing &tree swallow osprey  snipe  cal quail both doves gr.blue heron vir rail  he stopped to drink rain water in road for photo thanks liz about north of tracks on park rd.


Montour

Robert Kiernan
 

Weather showed less chance rain between 1&6 so i ventured out glad i did saw lots of birds yellow warb several. 2 comm yellow throats willow& hamm fly cats e.&w king birds blk hd.grosbeaks --chat n.flick  rough wing &tree swallow osprey  snipe  cal quail both doves gr.blue heron vir rail  he stopped to drink rain water in road for photo thanks liz about north of tracks on park rd.


Re: Observation

rattlesnake4873
 

This would be a great research project if it hasn’t been done before. Wish I were back in college for this opportunity.

Dean 

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 8:06 PM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
So, the other day my wife bought a potted citronella plant for our back deck. Our place is along the Snake River & a spring channel runs through the backyard. We get a few wks of mainly evening time mosquitoes, starting about now. She placed the plant near my hummingbird nectar feeder. And, for two days, no hummers! In fact, one came last evening, like it was going to feed & immediately turned & took off. And for no apparent reason.

This afternoon, I moved the plant that was 4 ft from the feeder to about 15 ft away & within an hour, hummingbirds are back. One just visited again, after our rains. Has anyone else noticed that citronella may also keep hummingbirds away?!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Observation

lcarrigan_55
 

So, the other day my wife bought a potted citronella plant for our back deck. Our place is along the Snake River & a spring channel runs through the backyard. We get a few wks of mainly evening time mosquitoes, starting about now. She placed the plant near my hummingbird nectar feeder. And, for two days, no hummers! In fact, one came last evening, like it was going to feed & immediately turned & took off. And for no apparent reason.

This afternoon, I moved the plant that was 4 ft from the feeder to about 15 ft away & within an hour, hummingbirds are back. One just visited again, after our rains. Has anyone else noticed that citronella may also keep hummingbirds away?!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: June 6, 2020 eBird Top Audio in the World includes Boise birder's Warbling Vireo recording

Elizabeth Medes
 

This is so impressive.  Kudos to Scott and thanks to you, Jim, for sharing.

Liz Medes
Emmett


Re: June 6, 2020 eBird Top Audio in the World includes Boise birder's Warbling Vireo recording

Larry Arnold
 


This is really awesome, congrats to you Scott...   =)
Thx for posting this Jim !!


From: "Rattlesnake4873" <Rattlesnake4873@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:13:13 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] June 6, 2020 eBird Top Audio in the World includes Boise birder's Warbling Vireo recording

Three cheers for Scott!

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 9:57 AM Jim Lyons <jflyons@...> wrote:
My long-time friend and birding buddy for nearly 40 years, Scott Tuthill, has a recording in the "World Top Five" eBird audio selections.

Pretty cool for Scott, who only recently has taken on bird recording with a passion! He's a frequent IBLE contributor but probably to modest to share this himself.

I am attaching a screenshot for those of you not able to see the version (for that, super-simple - just scroll down from the eBird home page, https://ebird.org/home )