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Re: On SE Boise Nextdoor today

Andrea King
 

That looks very much like a barred owl to me!


On Wed, Feb 3, 2021, 10:24 AM Brian Bizik via groups.io <brianbizik=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I think the eyes are dark - barred have those really dark eyes vs the yellow of a great gray (looks like some light from the camera reflecting in the eyes).  The frontal coloration favors barred,  size favors barred when compared to the size of the fence, bill color favors barred and the population density in this area favors barred.  IMHO :)




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On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 10:20:02 AM MST, Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:


Barred Owl … I have photographed them just off Parkcenter last year and there was one in the Christmas Bird count week in River Run I have one printed in metal on my wall that was taken in Barber Park. They have become a normal winter fixture in S.E. Boise. That said I have not seen one yet this year.

On Feb 3, 2021, at 10:05 AM, julie marcum <1mucram@...> wrote:

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Ken Miracle
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Re: On SE Boise Nextdoor today

Brian Bizik
 

I think the eyes are dark - barred have those really dark eyes vs the yellow of a great gray (looks like some light from the camera reflecting in the eyes).  The frontal coloration favors barred,  size favors barred when compared to the size of the fence, bill color favors barred and the population density in this area favors barred.  IMHO :)




Brian Bizik MS PA-C
Asthma and COPD Care Coordinator, Terry Reilly Health Centers
Past President and current Secretary & Conference Chair - The American Academy of Physician Assistants in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
208-404-5338

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man, true nobility is being superior to your former self"
--Ernest Hemingway

"Everyone matters or no one matters"
--Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch


On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 10:20:02 AM MST, Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28@...> wrote:


Barred Owl … I have photographed them just off Parkcenter last year and there was one in the Christmas Bird count week in River Run I have one printed in metal on my wall that was taken in Barber Park. They have become a normal winter fixture in S.E. Boise. That said I have not seen one yet this year.

On Feb 3, 2021, at 10:05 AM, julie marcum <1mucram@...> wrote:

<owl.jpeg>

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: On SE Boise Nextdoor today

Cliff Weisse
 

It's definitely a Barred Owl. Great Gray lacks the white underparts and white barring on the upperparts and has dark facial discs.

Cliff

On 2/3/21 10:15 AM, forsmann wrote:
I think Great Gray

On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 10:05 AM julie marcum <1mucram@...> wrote:
A gentleman reported that this owl flew into his window twice last night.  He is listed as "Parkcenter" area.  Comments ID as barred vs great grey.  I'm inclined to go with barred since we have seen them at Shakespeare. 


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Re: On SE Boise Nextdoor today

Ken Miracle
 

Barred Owl … I have photographed them just off Parkcenter last year and there was one in the Christmas Bird count week in River Run I have one printed in metal on my wall that was taken in Barber Park. They have become a normal winter fixture in S.E. Boise. That said I have not seen one yet this year.

On Feb 3, 2021, at 10:05 AM, julie marcum <1mucram@...> wrote:

<owl.jpeg>

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: On SE Boise Nextdoor today

forsmann
 

I think Great Gray


On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 10:05 AM julie marcum <1mucram@...> wrote:
A gentleman reported that this owl flew into his window twice last night.  He is listed as "Parkcenter" area.  Comments ID as barred vs great grey.  I'm inclined to go with barred since we have seen them at Shakespeare. 



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On SE Boise Nextdoor today

julie marcum
 

A gentleman reported that this owl flew into his window twice last night.  He is listed as "Parkcenter" area.  Comments ID as barred vs great grey.  I'm inclined to go with barred since we have seen them at Shakespeare. 


Re: Is crazy the NOISE...

Ken Miracle
 

Vaccine … My wife got one for 3-1 in Boise close to home and I got none 5 minutes later and several tries since still none.

On Feb 2, 2021, at 10:23 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:

 
...that owls endure during shut-eye…
 
Barn owls under the overpasses of busy roads
Screech and Great-horned along busy city streets and noisy stretches of the Boise River Greenbelt
Saw-whets across the street from a very busy/loud skate park
 
change of subject...  not knowing any secret hand-shakes yesterday, the soonest I could secure a covid-19 vaccination appointment was early May in Mountain Home, 40 miles away, but trying the VA I got an early March appt in Boise, thank you Sir Tom  =)  
 
Should I celebrate?
 
LA

 
 


 

Ken Miracle
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"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5


Re: Is crazy the NOISE...

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


ok man thx, I'll chill........

if possible

need year birds need year birds need year birds   

=)





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Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:55:33 AM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Is crazy the NOISE...

Don’t celebrate until “early March.”

 

From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Arnold
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Subject: [IBLE] Is crazy the NOISE...

 

 

...that owls endure during shut-eye…

 

Barn owls under the overpasses of busy roads

Screech and Great-horned along busy city streets and noisy stretches of the Boise River Greenbelt

Saw-whets across the street from a very busy/loud skate park

 

change of subject...  not knowing any secret hand-shakes yesterday, the soonest I could secure a covid-19 vaccination appointment was early May in Mountain Home, 40 miles away, but trying the VA I got an early March appt in Boise, thank you Sir Tom  =)  

 

Should I celebrate?

 

LA



 

 







Re: Is crazy the NOISE...

bike4birds
 

Don’t celebrate until “early March.”

 

From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:23 AM
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Subject: [IBLE] Is crazy the NOISE...

 

 

...that owls endure during shut-eye…

 

Barn owls under the overpasses of busy roads

Screech and Great-horned along busy city streets and noisy stretches of the Boise River Greenbelt

Saw-whets across the street from a very busy/loud skate park

 

change of subject...  not knowing any secret hand-shakes yesterday, the soonest I could secure a covid-19 vaccination appointment was early May in Mountain Home, 40 miles away, but trying the VA I got an early March appt in Boise, thank you Sir Tom  =)  

 

Should I celebrate?

 

LA



 

 






Is crazy the NOISE...

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 

 

...that owls endure during shut-eye…

 

Barn owls under the overpasses of busy roads

Screech and Great-horned along busy city streets and noisy stretches of the Boise River Greenbelt

Saw-whets across the street from a very busy/loud skate park

 

change of subject...  not knowing any secret hand-shakes yesterday, the soonest I could secure a covid-19 vaccination appointment was early May in Mountain Home, 40 miles away, but trying the VA I got an early March appt in Boise, thank you Sir Tom  =) 

 

Should I celebrate?

 

LA


 

 



 


Re: Bird ID help

Linda Lamb
 

Thanks. Lesser scalp did not occur to me as I hadn't seen any in the area yet this season and the duck appeared to be so very black except for the white on its sides.


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Date: 2/2/21 4:03 AM (GMT-08:00)
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https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Lesser_Scaup/id

Appears to be a Lesser Scaup with some wing damage. The photos are not clear enough to see the size of the nail on the bill but the shape of the head seems more peaked and not as round in the back as a Greater Scaup would be.

On Feb 1, 2021, at 10:26 PM, Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:

The following duck was spotted off of Sunnyside road east of Sandpoint this afternoon. It was swimming by itself so low in the water that we initially thought it was a muskrat swimming. It appears to be some sort of a hybrid? Note the gray bill and brown eye also the head structure reminds me of a ring-necked. <2021_0201_13232600.jpg><2021_0201_13232300.jpg><2021_0201_13231400.jpg>

Ken Miracle
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"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5


Re: Bird ID help

Ken Miracle
 

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Lesser_Scaup/id

Appears to be a Lesser Scaup with some wing damage. The photos are not clear enough to see the size of the nail on the bill but the shape of the head seems more peaked and not as round in the back as a Greater Scaup would be.

On Feb 1, 2021, at 10:26 PM, Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:

The following duck was spotted off of Sunnyside road east of Sandpoint this afternoon. It was swimming by itself so low in the water that we initially thought it was a muskrat swimming. It appears to be some sort of a hybrid? Note the gray bill and brown eye also the head structure reminds me of a ring-necked. <2021_0201_13232600.jpg><2021_0201_13232300.jpg><2021_0201_13231400.jpg>

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


Bird ID help

Linda Lamb
 

The following duck was spotted off of Sunnyside road east of Sandpoint this afternoon. It was swimming by itself so low in the water that we initially thought it was a muskrat swimming. It appears to be some sort of a hybrid? Note the gray bill and brown eye also the head structure reminds me of a ring-necked.


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speaking of Red Phalarope, it's been awhile



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Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:36:55 AM
Subject: Your latest bird research and conservation news

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Re: Hawks

Aidan Lorenz
 

Looks like a Red-tailed Hawk to me! :-)

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Aidan Lorenz
Caldwell


Hawks

Robert Kiernan
 

Another  view of hawks


Lake lowell

Robert Kiernan
 

Murphy's neck green wing. Pie bill.   Lower dam outlet says phoebe  roadside kestrel n.harrier sharpie I don't know what's in picture before this photo large hawk chasing smaller one,is this red tail on top


Re: White-throated Sparrow at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell

Aidan Lorenz
 

Canyon Hill Cemetery is a great place to go birding, and is one of my favorites. :-)

Here is my checklist with a poor photo of the sparrow.

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Caldwell


Re: White-throated Sparrow at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell

Ken Miracle
 

I have never been to Canyon Hill Cemetery now I have a reason to go. I have been searching many days and hours for a White-throated Sparrow.

On Jan 22, 2021, at 9:35 AM, Aidan Lorenz <natureguy9039@...> wrote:

In case anyone is interested, Norman Eshoo found an adult White-throated Sparrow at the southeast end of the cemetery below the rim on Wednesday. The Lord allowed me to be able to relocate it yesterday at the same place. After an hour of waiting, I finally saw it foraging beneath the bird feeders on the far side of Mason Creek. The bird had a lighter brown body, a bold white supercilium, yellow lores, and a white throat. After 20 seconds or so, the bird flitted a few feet away to the south. A few minutes later, I heard it giving its high-pitched, slightly trilly "seet" calls. I will post photos on my checklist later today.

Have a great weekend!
--
Aidan Lorenz
Caldwell

Ken Miracle
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"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God" 2COR 3:5


White-throated Sparrow at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell

Aidan Lorenz
 

In case anyone is interested, Norman Eshoo found an adult White-throated Sparrow at the southeast end of the cemetery below the rim on Wednesday. The Lord allowed me to be able to relocate it yesterday at the same place. After an hour of waiting, I finally saw it foraging beneath the bird feeders on the far side of Mason Creek. The bird had a lighter brown body, a bold white supercilium, yellow lores, and a white throat. After 20 seconds or so, the bird flitted a few feet away to the south. A few minutes later, I heard it giving its high-pitched, slightly trilly "seet" calls. I will post photos on my checklist later today.

Have a great weekend!
--
Aidan Lorenz
Caldwell

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