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Re: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at American Falls Silo area?

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


thank you Cliff  =)

Seems like Pectorals are everywhere right now

Novice Shore-Birder # 301 in search of a prime number, hahaha

Larry



From: "Cliff and Lisa Weisse" <cliffandlisa@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2020 7:40:37 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at American Falls Silo area?

This looks like a Pectoral Sandpiper to me. Note the lack of contrast between cap and supercilium, lack of white eye ring, fat/chunky body, long pale based bill, and heavily streaked center of breast.

Cliff

On 9/11/20 4:22 PM, Jason Talbot via groups.io wrote:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S73470730

See checklist for map and photos. Sorry for the late response but I couldn’t get to photos to confirm my hunch from this morning. Thoughts?

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Re: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at American Falls Silo area?

Cliff Weisse
 

This looks like a Pectoral Sandpiper to me. Note the lack of contrast between cap and supercilium, lack of white eye ring, fat/chunky body, long pale based bill, and heavily streaked center of breast.

Cliff

On 9/11/20 4:22 PM, Jason Talbot via groups.io wrote:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S73470730

See checklist for map and photos. Sorry for the late response but I couldn’t get to photos to confirm my hunch from this morning. Thoughts?

Shared via the Google app


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Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...


Re: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at American Falls Silo area?

John Shortis
 

It certainly has the capped appearance Jason, and different from the other 2 birds. Think you may be right!
There were 2 at Indian Creek 8 years ago and I remember being struck by the brown cap at the time. 

John Shortis

On Friday, September 11, 2020, 04:22:56 PM MDT, Jason Talbot via groups.io <jason.talbot1@...> wrote:


https://ebird.org/checklist/S73470730

See checklist for map and photos. Sorry for the late response but I couldn’t get to photos to confirm my hunch from this morning. Thoughts?

Shared via the Google app



Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at American Falls Silo area?

Jason Talbot
 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S73470730

See checklist for map and photos. Sorry for the late response but I couldn’t get to photos to confirm my hunch from this morning. Thoughts?

Shared via the Google app



Re: E bird

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

Hilarious Rattlesnake! The start of a bad day, sounds like (-:
RR

On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 11:28 AM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
What does it mean when in black letters  the word duck with"sp"next to it mean


Re: E bird

rattlesnake4873
 

It means an in identified duck species. So means species.

On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 11:28 AM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
What does it mean when in black letters  the word duck with"sp"next to it mean









Re: E bird

Louisa Evers
 

It means that you know it's a duck but not what species

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Louisa Evers
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E bird

Robert Kiernan
 

What does it mean when in black letters  the word duck with"sp"next to it mean


Re: Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Denise Hughes
 

The silo is at American Falls Reservoir.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Sep 9, 2020, at 4:49 PM, Denise Hughes via groups.io <deniseh449=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

It is currently near the silo, associating with Killdeer.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho



Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Denise Hughes
 

It is currently near the silo, associating with Killdeer.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Buff-breasted Sandpiper at American Falls

Cliff Weisse
 

Darren Clark found a Buff-breasted Sandpiper at American Falls reservoir this morning. It is 1/4 mile upstream from the silo on the south/east side (near the dam).

Lisa

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Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@octobersetters.com


Black-bellied Plovers and Sanderlings

Denise Hughes
 

Both are being seen now at the Deer Flat lower dam.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Dry Lakes shorebirds and possible Arctic Tern at Lake Lowell (Canyon Co.)

Jay Carlisle
 


has some GREAT-looking mudflats - nothing rare but we found almost 150 individuals of 8 shorebird species plus over 700 gulls loafing.  I know this has been mentioned earlier in the season but definitely worth checking all month as shorebird migration continues.

We then made a stop at the lower damn at Lake Lowell.  At first no terns were in view but then a group of 12 smaller terns appeared & fed along the middle of the damn - ~50-200+ yards out - for 20+ minutes before heading back N towards the NW corner (no great viewing spots there).  The wind was already getting nutty so scoping wasn't possible, nor getting a pic, but most that we could see well were Common Terns and 1 struck me as a possible Arctic.  I was able to pick it out multiple times due to it's small/short beak and I also saw the narrow trailing edge to the underside of the outer primaries and the darker carpal bar on the upper wing.  I just could never see enough of it to be sure.  Hopefully they're still putting on a show tomorrow (cooler weather & less wind)!

Jay



Re: I.d.

Jay Carlisle
 

Definitely an Empidonax and it may be a Hammond's but it's a juvenile still growing it tail (& maybe wings too) which makes it hard to tell for sure between Dusky & Hammond's.

Jay

On Sunday, September 6, 2020, 11:41:19 PM MDT, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:


I'm thinking hammond's. As you know I've been wrong before seen north  end payette  lake McCall 


Kettle of Swainson's

lcarrigan_55
 

Sudden weather change, from 82° to 45° in about 45 min, along with 65 mph wind gusts, has brought a sight to our Snake River property I've only seen one other time about 25 yrs ago. A large kettle of approx 200 Swainson's Hawks was soaring overhead & hawks suddenly started dropping into the cottonwoods on our place. Trees have 6-8 Swainson's in them all through our Riparian Ground. I have 8-10" diam tree limbs down all over, so too dangerous to head out for photos. But, quite a sight through the binocs scanning trees.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Flush of Fall Migrants

lcarrigan_55
 

With the change in weather arriving today, thought I might find some migrating warblers. As soon as the sun was high enough to hit the trees, got outside. Found: Orange-crowned Warblers (maybe a family group, 6 juv & a few adults traveling together), 1 Nashville Warbler, 1 YR Warbler, 1 MacGillivray's Warbler, numerous Wilson's Warblers, RC Kinglet, juv Chipping Sparrows, House Wrens & 1 Townsend's Solitaire. Also, Lincoln's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, RB Nuthatch & a juv Spotted Towhee, just getting its adult plumage, with the two-tone wings.
 
Best bird was down along the Snake River. I saw a dark bird diving on a calling Caspian Tern. An immature Peregrine Falcon, harassing the Caspian over & over, flying up & downstream. The falcon finally, broke off & headed downriver. A good morning!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


I.d.

Robert Kiernan
 

I'm thinking hammond's. As you know I've been wrong before seen north  end payette  lake McCall 


Re: Red-tailed Hawk

Ken Miracle
 

Wow … that is a cool looking hawk

On Sep 6, 2020, at 6:14 PM, Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:

Cheryl and I found a cool looking Red-tail in Nampa today.






Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho



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Ken Miracle
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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: Red-tailed Hawk

Elizabeth Medes
 

Goodness!  What a striking cape!

Liz
Emmett ID

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 6:14 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Cheryl and I found a cool looking Red-tail in Nampa today.






Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho




Re: Red-tailed Hawk

Carter Strope
 

Awesome find Denise! I've yet to see partial albinism in a Red-tailed Hawk.

Carter Strole

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020, 18:14 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Cheryl and I found a cool looking Red-tail in Nampa today.






Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho



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