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Re: Owls

Elizabeth Medes
 

We had a family of BANOs(9!) in a packing shed until vineyard production stepped up and they disappeared.  That was 18 years ago or so.  Haven't seen any on this east end of Emmett since.  Have hung a barn owl box in several locations, but no luck.

This weekend I discovered a pair on a sandstone wall, maybe 30 ft above HWY 52 (Black Canyon Reservoir) on a hairbend turn, a very dangerous corner.  Gad, this makes me nervous.

Liz Medes
Emmett


Re: Sandhill Cranes

Elizabeth Medes
 

Also seen them in their usual spot on North Plaza, near Cobblestone Park.

Liz Medes
Emmett

On Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 5:39 PM Balaeniceps rex <41onesweetworld@...> wrote:
I saw 2 large flocks of approximately 70+ flying high close to the house in Emmett around 12:30 today. They possibly could be some of the ones you saw earlier Janet. I love their calls!


Re: Sandhill Cranes

 

I saw 2 large flocks of approximately 70+ flying high close to the house in Emmett around 12:30 today. They possibly could be some of the ones you saw earlier Janet. I love their calls!


Sandhill Cranes

Janet Phillips
 

At least 50 Sandhill Cranes grazing and groups seen flying in area today at noon—Highway #52 NW of Emmett—town called Little Rock. Hotspot 43 55 06.0 -116 41 36.9
1000’s of Snow Geese still at Roswell Pond 43 44 56.5 -117 00 16.8


Re: Bald Eagle adult

rattlesnake4873
 

Nice 

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 4:33 PM M Gregory <alanclarkg@...> wrote:
I was traveling on Idaho Hwy. 46, headed to Gooding from Fairfield in Canas County, when I spotted this adult Bald Eagle. It was being mobbed by more than a dozen Common Ravens and then sat down just a few feet above the floor of the high desert. In one of these pictures, you can see a raven just to the right of the perched eagle.
Alan Gregory, Mountain Home

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Alan C Gregory
Lt. Col., USAF, Ret.
Mountain Home, ID
Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association, life member
Member, North American Butterfly Association


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"A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words." Thomas Huxley
208-859-0072


Bald Eagle adult

M Gregory
 

I was traveling on Idaho Hwy. 46, headed to Gooding from Fairfield in Canas County, when I spotted this adult Bald Eagle. It was being mobbed by more than a dozen Common Ravens and then sat down just a few feet above the floor of the high desert. In one of these pictures, you can see a raven just to the right of the perched eagle.
Alan Gregory, Mountain Home

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Alan C Gregory
Lt. Col., USAF, Ret.
Mountain Home, ID
Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association, life member
Member, North American Butterfly Association



Re: spring is coming

John Shortis
 

From Remington St (Garden City), by the fairgrounds, I was looking for migrants in the shrubs & trees (not much), then I first heard, then counted 85 Sandhill Cranes flying over. A truly wonderful sight to behold.

John Shortis

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 10:57:27 AM MST, Jim Lyons <jflyons@...> wrote:


50 Sandhill Cranes over Boise’s North End at 10:55 this morning - glorious!

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 1:49 PM akswanson <akswanson@...> wrote:

I saw 20+ when I was at Blacks Creek this morning.  Glorious!

 

Ann Swanson

Central Bench, Boise

 

From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom & Susan Soniville
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:50 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

 

 Had a flock of 16 Sandhill Cranes fly over our house on the West Bench about 30 minutes ago. Can't miss that call.

 

Tom Soniville

 

 

Sent from my Galaxy

 

 

 

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From: Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...>

Date: 3/1/21 5:42 PM (GMT-07:00)

Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

 

Yay for mental health and cranes.  Beautiful image.

 

Liz Medes

Emmett

 

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea <ruthshea14@...> wrote:

In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters.  I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area.  I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields.  They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles.  One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars.  A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way.  But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me.  The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area.  Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.


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Tom Soniville
Boise. North End

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Jim Lyons
jflyons@...
208-340-0533


Re: spring is coming

Jim Lyons
 

50 Sandhill Cranes over Boise’s North End at 10:55 this morning - glorious!

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 1:49 PM akswanson <akswanson@...> wrote:

I saw 20+ when I was at Blacks Creek this morning.  Glorious!

 

Ann Swanson

Central Bench, Boise

 

From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom & Susan Soniville
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:50 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

 

 Had a flock of 16 Sandhill Cranes fly over our house on the West Bench about 30 minutes ago. Can't miss that call.

 

Tom Soniville

 

 

Sent from my Galaxy

 

 

 

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From: Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...>

Date: 3/1/21 5:42 PM (GMT-07:00)

Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

 

Yay for mental health and cranes.  Beautiful image.

 

Liz Medes

Emmett

 

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea <ruthshea14@...> wrote:

In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters.  I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area.  I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields.  They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles.  One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars.  A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way.  But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me.  The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area.  Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.


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Tom Soniville
Boise. North End

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Jim Lyons
jflyons@...
208-340-0533


Re: bird feeders and salmonella

John Schmidt
 

Here's an article from a couple of days ago on this topic.
Quotes from it:  "Idaho fish and wildlife officials are recommending that residents take down their backyard bird feeders or clean them frequently amid a salmonella outbreak that has infected songbirds across the western U.S." .... “You can help to stop the spread of salmonellosis by discontinuing backyard bird feeding until at least April 1 to encourage birds to disperse and forage naturally,” said Kristin Mansfield, a veterinarian with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “Birds use natural food sources year-round, even while also using backyard bird feeders, so they should be fine without the feeders for another month.”


Re: Great gray

kenrodgers72
 

Two were there on Monday.



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From: Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...>
Date: 3/2/21 20:13 (GMT-07:00)
To: ible@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Great gray

A friend  wants to know  if the owl is still montour area 


Great gray

Robert Kiernan
 

A friend  wants to know  if the owl is still montour area 


bird feeders and salmonella

Chris Slymon
 

A friend just emailed to say that they were taking their bird-feeders down until April because of a salmonella outbreak. Is this the thing to do? Is it all feeders or just some?

Thanks,
Chris


Re: spring is coming

akswanson
 

I saw 20+ when I was at Blacks Creek this morning.  Glorious!

 

Ann Swanson

Central Bench, Boise

 

From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom & Susan Soniville
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:50 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

 

 Had a flock of 16 Sandhill Cranes fly over our house on the West Bench about 30 minutes ago. Can't miss that call.

 

Tom Soniville

 

 

Sent from my Galaxy

 

 

 

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From: Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...>

Date: 3/1/21 5:42 PM (GMT-07:00)

Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

 

Yay for mental health and cranes.  Beautiful image.

 

Liz Medes

Emmett

 

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea <ruthshea14@...> wrote:

In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters.  I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area.  I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields.  They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles.  One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars.  A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way.  But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me.  The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area.  Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.


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Tom Soniville
Boise. North End


Re: spring is coming

Tom & Susan Soniville
 

 Had a flock of 16 Sandhill Cranes fly over our house on the West Bench about 30 minutes ago. Can't miss that call.

Tom Soniville


Sent from my Galaxy



-------- Original message --------
From: Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...>
Date: 3/1/21 5:42 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

Yay for mental health and cranes.  Beautiful image.

Liz Medes
Emmett

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea <ruthshea14@...> wrote:
In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters.  I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area.  I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields.  They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles.  One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars.  A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way.  But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me.  The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area.  Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.


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Tom Soniville
Boise. North End


Re: spring is coming

Elizabeth Medes
 

Yay for mental health and cranes.  Beautiful image.

Liz Medes
Emmett

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea <ruthshea14@...> wrote:
In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters.  I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area.  I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields.  They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles.  One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars.  A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way.  But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me.  The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area.  Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.


Re: spring is coming

Charles Trost
 

Hi Ruth,
I agree that swans have been absent in the Springfield area all winter.  I have been seeing two large groups in fields north of Siphon Rd., and another group north of Ballard Rd., West of Philbin Rd.  I think that most of the reservoir is open now, and presume the swans head there at dusk.  I’m glad you found some sanity in these troubled times.
Cheers,
Chuck

Always forward, never straight...

On Mar 1, 2021, at 4:44 PM, Ruth Shea <ruthshea14@...> wrote:

In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters.  I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area.  I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields.  They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles.  One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars.  A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way.  But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me.  The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area.  Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.


spring is coming

Ruth Shea
 

In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters.  I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area.  I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields.  They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles.  One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars.  A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way.  But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me.  The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area.  Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.


Re: Northern Mockingbird, Eagle Island State Park, Ada Co.

Marty Marzinelli
 

The NOMO seen previously in January/February was seen today around noon time.  It was seen on the main road of the park in a rose bush at the exit intersection of the main paved parking lot.

Cheers,
Marty Marzinelli
Eagle


Re: Larry's email

Jane Westervelt
 

My apologies - Denise's take, not Cheryl's.

Jane



From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> on behalf of Jane Westervelt <jwestervelt@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:53 AM
To: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io>
Subject: [IBLE] Larry's email
 
All, it looks like Cliff beat me to it, but Larry's posts have been set to moderated. I like Cheryl's take - that his email has been hacked. :)


Jane
co-owner


Larry's email

Jane Westervelt
 

All, it looks like Cliff beat me to it, but Larry's posts have been set to moderated. I like Cheryl's take - that his email has been hacked. :)


Jane
co-owner

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