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Re: Sage Thrasher & Pos. Red-Eyed Vireo, Gem Cty

Elizabeth Medes
 

Thanks, Jay.  Fortunately, that site isn't far for us so I may be able to get a visual soon, before the rattlers take over the Butte. 😬

Liz


Re: Sage Thrasher & Pos. Red-Eyed Vireo, Gem Cty

Jay Carlisle
 

Sounds good for Red-eyed to me 😁

Jay




On Friday, July 3, 2020, 9:54 AM, Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S71085241

This was a morning hike along Haw Creek and up Look Out Road.  Nice surprise to see the thrasher warbling away for a very long stretch.

Need help IDing the vireo - have recorded song on the above checklist.  Song Sleuth says red-eyed vireo, and that was my first guess... but... anyone else care to take a stab at it?  


Sage Thrasher & Pos. Red-Eyed Vireo, Gem Cty

Elizabeth Medes
 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S71085241

This was a morning hike along Haw Creek and up Look Out Road.  Nice surprise to see the thrasher warbling away for a very long stretch.

Need help IDing the vireo - have recorded song on the above checklist.  Song Sleuth says red-eyed vireo, and that was my first guess... but... anyone else care to take a stab at it?  


Re: Does any one know exactly where the sage thrasher & black throated sparrows were seen near swan falls i would like to look for them. Today at montour wma not as much variety as my last time hilight was seeing and pic of the common night hawk classic pose on a branch

Yvonne Motherwell
 

Yes, we went yesterday afternoon and found it pretty quickly. At the very end of Swan Falls Road right before you turn to go downhill. Just pull straight out into dirt area near a pump house or something like that. You’ll park and then continue straight out on ATV trail. We saw it after only walking 30 yards or so. Also got sagebrush sparrow, sage thrasher and brewer’s sparrow. A very successful trip!

Bird on!

-Yvonne Motherwell 
Meridian, Idaho

On Jul 2, 2020, at 7:53 PM, bob perata via groups.io <bobperata@...> wrote:

 Hi Robert,  I have seen the Sagebrush Sparrows several times at the ‘Swan Falls Sagebrush Sparrow Site’.  The Sparrow site is at the microwave site at the end of the road on your left just before you make A 180 degree right hand turn on the steep drive to Swan Falls dam. I have been there 4-5 times in the past 3 weeks.  The last two times I saw them You go strait thru the open gate/fence and continue strait bout 100 meters. On your left you will see an open area with some trash, dirty diaper trash. I saw them there a coupla days ago on 6/27 and I think yesterday 7/1 but I could not id them. 

The Black throat Sparrow has been seen; when you go thru the gate/fence make a hard right and it has been seen approximately 75-80 meters. 

I wood suggest walking.  Good luck 


BOB

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:42 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:


Re: Does any one know exactly where the sage thrasher & black throated sparrows were seen near swan falls i would like to look for them. Today at montour wma not as much variety as my last time hilight was seeing and pic of the common night hawk classic pose on a branch

bob perata
 

Hi Robert,  I have seen the Sagebrush Sparrows several times at the ‘Swan Falls Sagebrush Sparrow Site’.  The Sparrow site is at the microwave site at the end of the road on your left just before you make A 180 degree right hand turn on the steep drive to Swan Falls dam. I have been there 4-5 times in the past 3 weeks.  The last two times I saw them You go strait thru the open gate/fence and continue strait bout 100 meters. On your left you will see an open area with some trash, dirty diaper trash. I saw them there a coupla days ago on 6/27 and I think yesterday 7/1 but I could not id them. 

The Black throat Sparrow has been seen; when you go thru the gate/fence make a hard right and it has been seen approximately 75-80 meters. 

I wood suggest walking.  Good luck 


BOB

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:42 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:


Re: Does any one know exactly where the sage thrasher & black throated sparrows were seen near swan falls i would like to look for them. Today at montour wma not as much variety as my last time hilight was seeing and pic of the common night hawk classic pose on a branch

Kathleen Lopez
 

Hi Bob,

The Black-throated sparrow was seen at the curve of Swan Falls dam Rd before you start down the grade to the actual dam.

I attached a couple screen shots of the "Sagebrush Sparrow Area"

Kathy Lopez
Nampa


On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 6:42 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:


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Kathy Lopez
Nampa


Re: Does any one know exactly where the sage thrasher & black throated sparrows were seen near swan falls i would like to look for them. Today at montour wma not as much variety as my last time hilight was seeing and pic of the common night hawk classic pose on a branch

Ken Miracle
 

A couple of e bird listings showed them just a very short distance down the dirt road that goes straight at the place where the pavement turns down into the canyon.

On Jul 2, 2020, at 6:42 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:


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: Does any one know exactly where the sage thrasher & black throated sparrows were seen near swan falls i would like to look for them. Today at montour wma not as much variety as my last time hilight was seeing and pic of the common night hawk...

Jon Barnett
 

Hi Robert, I don’t, but what I can tell you is that the only place I’ve ever found the Black-throated Sparrows was in the area right around Initial Point, which is on the way to Swan Falls.  The Sage Thrasher should be in that area as well.  Btw, an ‘easy’ spot for Sage Thrasher always seemed to be in the stretch along the highway north of Lucky Peak… don’t know if others would have a similar recommendation.

 

Have a peaceful evening and safe 4th holiday, everyone.  God bless America…Jonathan, HSB

 

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Does any one know exactly where the sage thrasher & black throated sparrows were seen near swan falls i would like to look for them. Today at montour wma not as much variety as my last time hilight was seeing and pic of the common night hawk classic pose on a branch

Robert Kiernan
 


Re: Yellow-throated Vireo

Denise Hughes
 

You’re welcome Austin. With Ebird being used so much I think people forget about IBLE. 

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jul 2, 2020, at 5:36 PM, Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:


Thank you for posting Denise, no luck in finding the vireo for the last hour or so. There are a few birders sticking around looking though. 

Good birding,
Austin 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 16:21 Peter Olsoy <peterolsoy@...> wrote:
Looks like Bingham County near Blackfoot, Idaho and north of Pocatello.
-Peter

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
What county is that in.

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 3:38 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Kurt Ongman is reporting a YTVI.

There is a Yellow-throated Vireo singing north of the Riverton Boat Launch (43.1462484, -112.4583993). Working on photos now.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


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


Re: Yellow-throated Vireo

Austin Young
 

Thank you for posting Denise, no luck in finding the vireo for the last hour or so. There are a few birders sticking around looking though. 

Good birding,
Austin 


On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 16:21 Peter Olsoy <peterolsoy@...> wrote:
Looks like Bingham County near Blackfoot, Idaho and north of Pocatello.
-Peter

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
What county is that in.

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 3:38 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Kurt Ongman is reporting a YTVI.

There is a Yellow-throated Vireo singing north of the Riverton Boat Launch (43.1462484, -112.4583993). Working on photos now.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


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


Re: Yellow-throated Vireo

Peter Olsoy
 

Looks like Bingham County near Blackfoot, Idaho and north of Pocatello.
-Peter

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
What county is that in.

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 3:38 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Kurt Ongman is reporting a YTVI.

There is a Yellow-throated Vireo singing north of the Riverton Boat Launch (43.1462484, -112.4583993). Working on photos now.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho



Re: Yellow-throated Vireo

Robert Kiernan
 

What county is that in.


On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 3:38 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Kurt Ongman is reporting a YTVI.

There is a Yellow-throated Vireo singing north of the Riverton Boat Launch (43.1462484, -112.4583993). Working on photos now.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho



Yellow-throated Vireo

Denise Hughes
 

Kurt Ongman is reporting a YTVI.

There is a Yellow-throated Vireo singing north of the Riverton Boat Launch (43.1462484, -112.4583993). Working on photos now.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


hummers and colors

Larry Arnold
 


I'm guessing some of us already knew this, but maybe not in this much detail...?

fascinating stuff  =)

Larry


From: "Elizabeth 
To: "Larry Arnold" <larnold47@...>, "Missy Arnold" <missydot410@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:17:07 PM
Subject: hummers and colors


A ‘Viral’ New [WTSP] Bird Song in Canada Is Causing Sparrows to Change Their Tune

Larry Arnold
 


yes, there's a recording, and yes eBird data were used........   =)


From: "Juanita 
To: "Larry Arnold" <larnold47@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:12:40 PM
Subject: A ‘Viral’ New Bird Song in Canada Is Causing Sparrows to Change Their Tune


FYI Gem Cty birding

Elizabeth Medes
 

According to Emmett Ranger Dist this a.m., Sagehen Res is closed until 8/31 for logging ops. We keep hiking the hills around it and other than a (lucky) brief windy day in early May, looks like we won't have access to the trail until fall.

And speaking of birds,  some of the local home haircuts around here, including the frightening one in my mirror, are starting to resemble horned larks... minus the cute factor.

Joyous July birding to all,

Liz Medes
Emmett, the east side


Re: 2020 Bird Checklist

Scott Tuthill
 

Mine as well -- though I remember clearly when I saw "it" on a 1987 Wings field trip to Alaska that the leader, none other than Jon Dunn the author of the National Geographic Field Guide, was chuckling about "how can this be a different species"! In hindsight 33 years later he was right, it just took that long for science to catch up with common sense.

Scott


Re: 2020 Bird Checklist

Jim Lyons
 

Same thinking, Rattlesnake!

Love the verbiage - "...Northwestern Crow is neither a species nor even a subspecies, but rather, a 'geographic trend' within American Crow."

And hello, again, Mexican Duck!
--
Jim Lyons
jflyons@...
208-340-0533


On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 3:52 PM rattlesnake4873 <Rattlesnake4873@...> wrote:
There goes my northwestern crow!

Dean Jones

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 12:51 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Not sure how many people follow the annual bird checklist change each year but here is a link  to the changes for 2020.


Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Re: 2020 Bird Checklist

rattlesnake4873
 

There goes my northwestern crow!

Dean Jones

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 12:51 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Not sure how many people follow the annual bird checklist change each year but here is a link  to the changes for 2020.


Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho