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Re: Gull I.D.

Brian Bizik
 

Is there a ring on the bill, kind of looks like it 




On Saturday, October 3, 2020, 7:50 PM, Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:

Meant to include this magnified shot...not that it helps much.

On Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 3:43 PM Elizabeth Medes via groups.io <liz.medes=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
These were circling over the Emmett WW Treatment Plant this a.m.  Unfortunately, this was as close as I could get with my point and shoot before they took off.  Any clues?  Got mixed results with Merlin photo ID.

Liz
Emmett ID


Re: Gull I.D.

Elizabeth Medes
 

Meant to include this magnified shot...not that it helps much.


On Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 3:43 PM Elizabeth Medes via groups.io <liz.medes=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
These were circling over the Emmett WW Treatment Plant this a.m.  Unfortunately, this was as close as I could get with my point and shoot before they took off.  Any clues?  Got mixed results with Merlin photo ID.

Liz
Emmett ID


Gull I.D.

Elizabeth Medes
 

These were circling over the Emmett WW Treatment Plant this a.m.  Unfortunately, this was as close as I could get with my point and shoot before they took off.  Any clues?  Got mixed results with Merlin photo ID.

Liz
Emmett ID


Re: Kinglet Rush

bike4birds
 

YR Warblers have invaded Boise. I have been seeing and hearing them everywhere along my bike rides, from the North End to Les Bois race track. And my first (and, so far, only) RC Kinglet was 2 days ago. Plus a DE Junco snuck into our yard 2 days ago to grab some of the seed that the doves and squirrels didn’t get. He was back again yesterday and today, but solo. But the real treat was 9 Pine Siskins in our Rudbeckia plants and the feeders this am. We have a picture from a few years ago where I’m standing by the feeders with about 20 Pine Siskins at my feet and one in my hand. ;-) Maybe a repeat this year?

Tom

P.S. Almost forgot that I had my first male Gadwall in breeding plumage yesterday. Another treat.

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of lcarrigan_55 via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2020 8:39 AM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Kinglet Rush

 

Today, most numerous migrants coming through are RC Kinglets. Found one mixed flock of approx 20 birds, mostly RC Kinglets with 5-6 juv Audubon's/YR Warblers. Best bird, so far, today has been a first winter White-throated Sparrow. Did see a single, adult male Townsend's Warbler (finally, first in 2 yrs) last wkend. And, a few Orange-crowneds this past week. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Kinglet Rush

Elizabeth Medes
 

This week counted several kinglets, nearly all Ruby C, at Sage Hen Res and Wilson's Meadow in Gem Cty, and near Cascade Lake shoreline, all mixed with YR Audobon warblers.  RCs were in our Emmett yard yesterday, along with the arrival of Oregon juncos.  Hate to see the RCs go.

Notable at Cascade was lack of evening grosbeaks and juncos, which we saw in high numbers exactly 1 year ago.  Checked out the southern half of the reservoir and other than coots, no migrating waterfowl whereas last year this time, it was jam packed.  Much warmer weather this year, and a whole lotta smoke.

Liz Medes
Emmett, the east side

On Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 8:39 AM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Today, most numerous migrants coming through are RC Kinglets. Found one mixed flock of approx 20 birds, mostly RC Kinglets with 5-6 juv Audubon's/YR Warblers. Best bird, so far, today has been a first winter White-throated Sparrow. Did see a single, adult male Townsend's Warbler (finally, first in 2 yrs) last wkend. And, a few Orange-crowneds this past week. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Kinglet Rush

lcarrigan_55
 

Today, most numerous migrants coming through are RC Kinglets. Found one mixed flock of approx 20 birds, mostly RC Kinglets with 5-6 juv Audubon's/YR Warblers. Best bird, so far, today has been a first winter White-throated Sparrow. Did see a single, adult male Townsend's Warbler (finally, first in 2 yrs) last wkend. And, a few Orange-crowneds this past week. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Plover

Robert Kiernan
 

Earlier I said I had a black bell.plover at dry lake looking at photo  closer it looks more like American golden 


Dry lake

Robert Kiernan
 

6:pm lots of birds from one end to the other water level down more mud showing Baird's least. Yellow legs solitary  avocet dowitchers 1juv blk.bell plover


Fall Migrants

lcarrigan_55
 

This AM, with cooler temps & no wind, finding small groups of mainly juvenile Audubon's Warblers, working their way through, 1 MacGillivray's, resident RB Nuthatch family & group of 5 Pine Siskins picking seeds from top cones of blue spruce trees. Also, Chipping Sparrows, both juv & adult. Am Robins are present in good numbers.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Corvids

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

Thanks Dean


On Sep 22, 2020, at 8:09 AM, rattlesnake4873 <Rattlesnake4873@...> wrote:


We've had CLNU at our place, 5020 feet elevation, since we built in 2006. They follow the pine seed crop and this year is a bonanza for them, at least in our locale. I normally see CAJA a bit higher. 

Dean



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-------- Original message --------
From: Richard and Ann Rusnak <rarusnak62@...>
Date: 9/22/20 7:42 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Corvids

IBLE, posing a question about observed presence of Canada jays and Clark’s nutcrackers at non typical habitat. In Valley Co. at 5k elevation I have been seeing both species more frequently as compared to 10 years ago? Adaptation to limited resources from various factors not limited to the big one, climate upheaval? Thoughts ?
Cheers, Rich Rusnak






Re: Corvids

rattlesnake4873
 

We've had CLNU at our place, 5020 feet elevation, since we built in 2006. They follow the pine seed crop and this year is a bonanza for them, at least in our locale. I normally see CAJA a bit higher. 

Dean



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard and Ann Rusnak <rarusnak62@...>
Date: 9/22/20 7:42 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Corvids

IBLE, posing a question about observed presence of Canada jays and Clark’s nutcrackers at non typical habitat. In Valley Co. at 5k elevation I have been seeing both species more frequently as compared to 10 years ago? Adaptation to limited resources from various factors not limited to the big one, climate upheaval? Thoughts ?
Cheers, Rich Rusnak






Corvids

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

IBLE, posing a question about observed presence of Canada jays and Clark’s nutcrackers at non typical habitat. In Valley Co. at 5k elevation I have been seeing both species more frequently as compared to 10 years ago? Adaptation to limited resources from various factors not limited to the big one, climate upheaval? Thoughts ?
Cheers, Rich Rusnak


Re: Recent NM birds deaths report

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

Same here, especially near Stonebreaker Rd, but no other warbler species, nor any shore birds. 4 Sandhills though hanging with 120 plus white pelicans. 
Rich


On Sep 21, 2020, at 9:23 PM, Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:


It was on NPR last week as well.   Interview with Dr. Martha Desmond,  NM State Univ.


Re: Recent NM birds deaths report

Elizabeth Medes
 

It was on NPR last week as well.   Interview with Dr. Martha Desmond,  NM State Univ.


Re: Recent NM birds deaths report

rattlesnake4873
 

I had up to two dozen YRWA at Cascade Reservoir yesterday. Likely more. Scanned for another species with no evidence of such.

Dean Jones

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 6:56 PM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks for the report from Lucky Peak, Jay. That's good to hear. Maybe songbirds shifted their migration pattern this yr, haven't fully arrived in their passage through my area (Snake River Riparian bordering Snake River & Riparian BLM ground/in past has always acted as a spring & fall songbird migrant stopover) or I just plain missed the biggest part of their push. Just know last yr & so far, this fall, not seeing big mixed groups as in previous yrs. Appears to mainly be 2-3 bird groups of stragglers. If I don't get a Townsend's soon, will be 2nd yr in a row with zero. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot










Re: Recent NM birds deaths report

lcarrigan_55
 

Thanks for the report from Lucky Peak, Jay. That's good to hear. Maybe songbirds shifted their migration pattern this yr, haven't fully arrived in their passage through my area (Snake River Riparian bordering Snake River & Riparian BLM ground/in past has always acted as a spring & fall songbird migrant stopover) or I just plain missed the biggest part of their push. Just know last yr & so far, this fall, not seeing big mixed groups as in previous yrs. Appears to mainly be 2-3 bird groups of stragglers. If I don't get a Townsend's soon, will be 2nd yr in a row with zero. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Recent NM birds deaths report

Ken Miracle
 

Thanks RL.  ABA has the best information I have read. As expected some media outlets ie Forbes and others jumped to conclusions on the cause and also exaggerated the numbers. 

On Sep 21, 2020, at 9:26 AM, R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND <rlrowland@...> wrote:

Hey out there in "ible"land, RL here.
Recently Jay reported and sent a newspaper link, about a large number of migrant insectivore bird deaths in New Mexico. Some of you may have heard from other sources.
Go to the ABA (American Birding Assn) website homepage; there is an extensive article/report on this tragic happening. I'll say no more here as it's all there.
CGB. RL

Ken Miracle
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Re: Recent NM birds deaths report

Jay Carlisle
 

Thanks RL & good question Brian

At IBO's Lucky Peak field station where we've maintained long-term monitoring of autumn songbird, diurnal raptor, and forest owl populations for over 20 years, 2018 was a "boom" year (bigger than average #s for many species, one of our highest totals across 23 seasons to date) for songbirds followed by one of our lowest years for most species in 2019.  2020 so far looks like a good to great year for many species (including most warblers & sparrows) - especially considering the recovery needed from a poor 2019 but even just looking against the long-term average - and it's scary to think that some of these individuals that have passed through our region already (&, in our case, been counted for 2020) might have run into this deadly scenario further south on their route.  

Jay






On Monday, September 21, 2020, 2:17:02 PM MDT, lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55@...> wrote:


Yes, this is not good. Haven't found dead birds. But, locally, my fall warbler migration observations reveal just a fraction of the bird numbers seen in previous years. Will be interested to see numbers coming from Lucky Peak & areas over here on east side of state. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Recent NM birds deaths report

lcarrigan_55
 

Yes, this is not good. Haven't found dead birds. But, locally, my fall warbler migration observations reveal just a fraction of the bird numbers seen in previous years. Will be interested to see numbers coming from Lucky Peak & areas over here on east side of state. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Recent NM birds deaths report

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


thx RL, Missy and I've been agonizing over this 


From: "Ronald Rowland" <rlrowland@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:26:34 AM
Subject: [IBLE] Recent NM birds deaths report

Hey out there in "ible"land, RL here.
Recently Jay reported and sent a newspaper link, about a large number of migrant insectivore bird deaths in New Mexico. Some of you may have heard from other sources.
Go to the ABA (American Birding Assn) website homepage; there is an extensive article/report on this tragic happening. I'll say no more here as it's all there.
CGB. RL

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