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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
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: 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


Recent NM birds deaths report

R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND
 

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


Re: Ovenbird

Denise Hughes
 

Here’s the link. 

On Sep 19, 2020, at 4:12 PM, Denise Hughes via groups.io <deniseh449@...> wrote:

It’s pretty easy.  

Here is the link to the rare bird report page. 

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Sep 19, 2020, at 4:00 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



I’ve only done one before, so remind me how I do it.

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Denise Hughes
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:33 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Ovenbird

 

That’s too bad Tom. 

 

Will you write up a rare bird report fit it?

Denise Hughes

Caldwell, Idaho



On Sep 19, 2020, at 2:12 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



Earlier this year I followed the sightings of the Ovenbird at Heidi and Jay’s house with a great deal of interest, but my bike never made it to their place. And prior to today, I had never seen an Ovenbird. Sadly, the one I found in my back yard today apparently hit a window. It looked like an immature, since the orange stripe on the crown was very dull and indistinct.

I searched all through Sibley, hoping to find that the bird on the ground in my yard was not an Ovenbird, but to no avail. Hopefully one of its siblings will fly into your yard and flourish.

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: Ovenbird

Denise Hughes
 

It’s pretty easy.  

Here is the link to the rare bird report page. 

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Sep 19, 2020, at 4:00 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



I’ve only done one before, so remind me how I do it.

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Denise Hughes
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:33 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Ovenbird

 

That’s too bad Tom. 

 

Will you write up a rare bird report fit it?

Denise Hughes

Caldwell, Idaho



On Sep 19, 2020, at 2:12 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



Earlier this year I followed the sightings of the Ovenbird at Heidi and Jay’s house with a great deal of interest, but my bike never made it to their place. And prior to today, I had never seen an Ovenbird. Sadly, the one I found in my back yard today apparently hit a window. It looked like an immature, since the orange stripe on the crown was very dull and indistinct.

I searched all through Sibley, hoping to find that the bird on the ground in my yard was not an Ovenbird, but to no avail. Hopefully one of its siblings will fly into your yard and flourish.

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: Ovenbird

bike4birds
 

I’ve only done one before, so remind me how I do it.

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Denise Hughes
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:33 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Ovenbird

 

That’s too bad Tom. 

 

Will you write up a rare bird report fit it?

Denise Hughes

Caldwell, Idaho



On Sep 19, 2020, at 2:12 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



Earlier this year I followed the sightings of the Ovenbird at Heidi and Jay’s house with a great deal of interest, but my bike never made it to their place. And prior to today, I had never seen an Ovenbird. Sadly, the one I found in my back yard today apparently hit a window. It looked like an immature, since the orange stripe on the crown was very dull and indistinct.

I searched all through Sibley, hoping to find that the bird on the ground in my yard was not an Ovenbird, but to no avail. Hopefully one of its siblings will fly into your yard and flourish.

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: Ovenbird

Denise Hughes
 

That’s too bad Tom. 

Will you write up a rare bird report fit it?

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Sep 19, 2020, at 2:12 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



Earlier this year I followed the sightings of the Ovenbird at Heidi and Jay’s house with a great deal of interest, but my bike never made it to their place. And prior to today, I had never seen an Ovenbird. Sadly, the one I found in my back yard today apparently hit a window. It looked like an immature, since the orange stripe on the crown was very dull and indistinct.

I searched all through Sibley, hoping to find that the bird on the ground in my yard was not an Ovenbird, but to no avail. Hopefully one of its siblings will fly into your yard and flourish.

Tom McCabe, Boise


Ovenbird

bike4birds
 

Earlier this year I followed the sightings of the Ovenbird at Heidi and Jay’s house with a great deal of interest, but my bike never made it to their place. And prior to today, I had never seen an Ovenbird. Sadly, the one I found in my back yard today apparently hit a window. It looked like an immature, since the orange stripe on the crown was very dull and indistinct.

I searched all through Sibley, hoping to find that the bird on the ground in my yard was not an Ovenbird, but to no avail. Hopefully one of its siblings will fly into your yard and flourish.

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: Hummers gone

Bill Moore
 

Larry,

Your view on sugar water consumption and mine differ. Sugar water consumption cannot tell you how many hummers are resident in your area. It can only tell you how many your feeding not whether they are resident, migrating through or coming visiting from your neighbors.

Hummers have emptied 155 feeders here this year  So I had over 30,000 hummer feeder days (50 hummers per cup solution), new ornithological unit which I will trademark.

Bill Moore
Hoot Owl Inkom


On Sep 14, 2020, at 12:07 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


hey Bill on Hoot Owl, 

thx for your promptation invitation hahaha

i have an unedited unrated hum report for our yard in August 2020 might be dangerous to share on this forum, so much hummingbird cussing, haha, but what the hay ?

Hummingbird summary August 2020
 
big difference this year was the sheer no. of hum plants we have in our back yard, incl many salvia sp, stache, zauschneria, penstemon, fireweed lining the east and south fence lines (Merry's and Kevin's lines)

neighbor Ray must still be doing his bee hives, as they were swarming at times, constantly at our water feature and at humfeeders

BUT 

it looked, sounded, felt like our "hum population" was in crescendo most of the month of August ?

our latest RUHU Fall first Observed Date (FOD) since moving here 8 yrs ago, was 07 August, same for CA, just in our small back yard, so we can't extrapolate from this to anything, eh?

but, here ya go, our last observed adult male BC was 24 August per Missy's notes, and she took daily notes

SW consumption rate / conversion to no. of hums / maybe ok for steady-state breeding populations, but we can not imagine this useful during migration when there is so much turnover ?

RU display dives were humorous for the 1st time here (in 8 yrs?) reminded me of ALHU dives I saw and heard at the UCSB / CA Arboretum in 1999 (my west coast hummer trip)

every year is different, eh Bill?





From: "Bill Moore" <hootowlbill@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:38:48 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Hummers gone

I have one last feeder still up feeding straggler hummers. Seem to be mostly Black Chinned, even had a male.

I doubt it will be many more days. When the feeder gets way down they’ll only get a half batch.

Bill Moore
Hoot Owl
Inkom


On Sep 13, 2020, at 4:13 PM, Peggy Wyman <peggywyman@...> wrote:

As of today (9/13) I still have at least one hummer...I'm guessing it's either a juvenile or female Black-chinned.  I live south of Ammon, just east of Idaho Falls.





Re: Hummers gone

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


hey Bill on Hoot Owl,

thx for your promptation invitation hahaha

i have an unedited unrated hum report for our yard in August 2020 might be dangerous to share on this forum, so much hummingbird cussing, haha, but what the hay ?

Hummingbird summary August 2020

 

big difference this year was the sheer no. of hum plants we have in our back yard, incl many salvia sp, stache, zauschneria, penstemon, fireweed lining the east and south fence lines (Merry's and Kevin's lines)


neighbor Ray must still be doing his bee hives, as they were swarming at times, constantly at our water feature and at humfeeders


BUT 


it looked, sounded, felt like our "hum population" was in crescendo most of the month of August ?


our latest RUHU Fall first Observed Date (FOD) since moving here 8 yrs ago, was 07 August, same for CA, just in our small back yard, so we can't extrapolate from this to anything, eh?


but, here ya go, our last observed adult male BC was 24 August per Missy's notes, and she took daily notes


SW consumption rate / conversion to no. of hums / maybe ok for steady-state breeding populations, but we can not imagine this useful during migration when there is so much turnover ?


RU display dives were humorous for the 1st time here (in 8 yrs?) reminded me of ALHU dives I saw and heard at the UCSB / CA Arboretum in 1999 (my west coast hummer trip)


every year is different, eh Bill?





From: "Bill Moore" <hootowlbill@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:38:48 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Hummers gone

I have one last feeder still up feeding straggler hummers. Seem to be mostly Black Chinned, even had a male.

I doubt it will be many more days. When the feeder gets way down they’ll only get a half batch.

Bill Moore
Hoot Owl
Inkom


On Sep 13, 2020, at 4:13 PM, Peggy Wyman <peggywyman@...> wrote:

As of today (9/13) I still have at least one hummer...I'm guessing it's either a juvenile or female Black-chinned.  I live south of Ammon, just east of Idaho Falls.




Re: Hummers gone

Bill Moore
 

I have one last feeder still up feeding straggler hummers. Seem to be mostly Black Chinned, even had a male.

I doubt it will be many more days. When the feeder gets way down they’ll only get a half batch.

Bill Moore
Hoot Owl
Inkom


On Sep 13, 2020, at 4:13 PM, Peggy Wyman <peggywyman@...> wrote:

As of today (9/13) I still have at least one hummer...I'm guessing it's either a juvenile or female Black-chinned.  I live south of Ammon, just east of Idaho Falls.


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