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Snowy Plovers / Indian Creek Reservoir

Cliff Weisse
 

I just received a report that two Snowy Plovers were found at Indian Creek Reservoir today. I thought I'd pass it along in case anyone wants to chase them. Good luck.

Cliff

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


Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

lcarrigan_55
 

Maybe my Evening Grosbeaks & Pine Siskins headed west. In exchange, shoo a few of those W Tanagers to the east side of the state!

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak has hit the seed feeder 3 times today for just brief intervals. 

Brian


Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

bike4birds
 

I don’t have any Rose-breasted Grosbeak sightings to add, but I find it interesting that I am still seeing/hearing Pine Siskins, I found a large flock of Evening Grosbeaks today, as well as Western Tanagers for the last 3 days. Plus, I had my first Western Wood Pewee yesterday, and I’ve enjoyed at least 40 species each of the last 3 days, even in the pouring rain today. Gotta love migration. You never know who’s around the next bend. ;-)

Tom McCabe, Boise

 

From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of lcarrigan_55 via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2021 9:10 AM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

 

Just had a RB Grosbeak male in full adult color appear at feeder. Had to look back in my records & first appearance of one at our river location was in 2017. Have seen at least one every Spring since. A couple yrs ago had 3 appear. Never stay long, but always a beautiful "shock" to see! And definitely, king of the feeder! I'll see 5-6 BH Grosbeaks stacked all around & if any try to reach the platform, a quick nip by the RB & off the BH go! 

Others: Lazuli Bunting, House Wren, Yellow Warbler, Am Robin, Song Sparrow, House Finch, BC Chickadee & BC Hummingbird. The Pine Siskins, Evening Grosbeaks, White-crowned Sparrows, DE Juncos & Chipping Sparrows have moved on. Still waiting for Western Tanager. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Diann Stone
 

I enjoyed reading about your Grosbeak observations. You have a nice variety of species. Good luck on the W Tanager. I hope it appears. 

Diann Stone
Boise Depot Bench

On Fri, May 21, 2021, 9:10 AM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just had a RB Grosbeak male in full adult color appear at feeder. Had to look back in my records & first appearance of one at our river location was in 2017. Have seen at least one every Spring since. A couple yrs ago had 3 appear. Never stay long, but always a beautiful "shock" to see! And definitely, king of the feeder! I'll see 5-6 BH Grosbeaks stacked all around & if any try to reach the platform, a quick nip by the RB & off the BH go! 

Others: Lazuli Bunting, House Wren, Yellow Warbler, Am Robin, Song Sparrow, House Finch, BC Chickadee & BC Hummingbird. The Pine Siskins, Evening Grosbeaks, White-crowned Sparrows, DE Juncos & Chipping Sparrows have moved on. Still waiting for Western Tanager. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

forsmann
 

Also had our first hairy bat last night. 


On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 9:10 AM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just had a RB Grosbeak male in full adult color appear at feeder. Had to look back in my records & first appearance of one at our river location was in 2017. Have seen at least one every Spring since. A couple yrs ago had 3 appear. Never stay long, but always a beautiful "shock" to see! And definitely, king of the feeder! I'll see 5-6 BH Grosbeaks stacked all around & if any try to reach the platform, a quick nip by the RB & off the BH go! 

Others: Lazuli Bunting, House Wren, Yellow Warbler, Am Robin, Song Sparrow, House Finch, BC Chickadee & BC Hummingbird. The Pine Siskins, Evening Grosbeaks, White-crowned Sparrows, DE Juncos & Chipping Sparrows have moved on. Still waiting for Western Tanager. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot



--
"Where the Energy Flows, That's What Grows."
Bryan L Forsmann
208-520-0508
831 Dalmation Drive
Idaho Falls Idaho 83402


Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

forsmann
 

Yes, I am still waiting for western tanagers as well. 


On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 9:10 AM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just had a RB Grosbeak male in full adult color appear at feeder. Had to look back in my records & first appearance of one at our river location was in 2017. Have seen at least one every Spring since. A couple yrs ago had 3 appear. Never stay long, but always a beautiful "shock" to see! And definitely, king of the feeder! I'll see 5-6 BH Grosbeaks stacked all around & if any try to reach the platform, a quick nip by the RB & off the BH go! 

Others: Lazuli Bunting, House Wren, Yellow Warbler, Am Robin, Song Sparrow, House Finch, BC Chickadee & BC Hummingbird. The Pine Siskins, Evening Grosbeaks, White-crowned Sparrows, DE Juncos & Chipping Sparrows have moved on. Still waiting for Western Tanager. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot



--
"Where the Energy Flows, That's What Grows."
Bryan L Forsmann
208-520-0508
831 Dalmation Drive
Idaho Falls Idaho 83402


Rose-breasted Grosbeak

lcarrigan_55
 

Just had a RB Grosbeak male in full adult color appear at feeder. Had to look back in my records & first appearance of one at our river location was in 2017. Have seen at least one every Spring since. A couple yrs ago had 3 appear. Never stay long, but always a beautiful "shock" to see! And definitely, king of the feeder! I'll see 5-6 BH Grosbeaks stacked all around & if any try to reach the platform, a quick nip by the RB & off the BH go! 

Others: Lazuli Bunting, House Wren, Yellow Warbler, Am Robin, Song Sparrow, House Finch, BC Chickadee & BC Hummingbird. The Pine Siskins, Evening Grosbeaks, White-crowned Sparrows, DE Juncos & Chipping Sparrows have moved on. Still waiting for Western Tanager. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Dry lake

Robert Kiernan
 

10AM not much water 2 avocets 1ca.gull. ponds on rim rd.1 s.of stage coach nada 2nd one dry pond big foot 6 cinnamon teals and pond Dearborn 1spotted sandpiper found some one who knew about water dry  lake due to low water this season they have to cut back use


Re: Lazuli Buntings

Kerry Fitzharris
 

Yes, I’ve had two or three every morning and evening here in the North End. And I live on 6th street close to downtown.

On May 17, 2021, at 8:17 AM, billiet49 via groups.io <billiet49@...> wrote:

I live in Boise and a few years ago I had a Lazuli stop at my water fountain, so don't give up hope. Also my son lives in Emmett and he has one coming to their yard now.


Re: Lazuli Buntings

billiet49@...
 

I live in Boise and a few years ago I had a Lazuli stop at my water fountain, so don't give up hope. Also my son lives in Emmett and he has one coming to their yard now.


New arrivals

bike4birds
 

In the last week, riding my regular route 6 of the 7 days, I found the following FOY birds: Bullock’s Oriole, Black-headed Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, Western Grebe, House Wren, and Blue-winged Teal. Plus, a pair of Swainson’s Hawks have taken up residence in a nest they built a few years ago (and got ejected from by some Red-tailed Hawks). The nest is 3 blocks from my house. ;-) But I still haven’t found where the neighborhood Cooper’s Hawk nest is. I only know the vicinity. :-(

I’ve been able to tally 40 or more birds on 4 of my last 7 rides, with Willow Lane Athletic Complex a magnet for some of the FOY’s, plus YR Warblers, Cassin’s Finches (male and female), Downy Woodpecker, BH Cowbird, etc. My one long ride of 22 miles netted over 50 birds.

BTW, I’m sure a bunch of you are familiar with Bird Cast, which tells you the expected nighttime migration in your area. The link is here: https://birdcast.info/migration-tools/local-migration-alerts/. Just put in your location, and it will give you their prediction. For Boise it has been predicting “High” migration, meaning 3,000 migrating birds per kilometer per night, for the last few nights and the next 3 nights. It only predicts 3 nights out, and it only continues until June 1. Check it out.

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: Lazuli Buntings

Kevin Merrell
 

Lazulis love Daniels Creek up Bogus Basin Rd above Boise. I should check. I'll praise your name when I find them, Ruth.

Kevin Merrell

On Sun, May 16, 2021 at 5:13 PM Diann Stone <dstoneak2id@...> wrote:
Thank you for your location. Blackfoot is a long way from where I live, so I will refrain from from hoping to see them near me. I've never had  Lazulis in my yard in Boise, not close enough to a canal or stream. 

Diann Stone
Boise Depot Bench

On Sun, May 16, 2021, 10:31 AM Ruth Shea <ruthshea14@...> wrote:
forgot to say in my last post that I'm on the very east edge of Blackfoot next to a canal with edges that are managed like a cottonwood/brush habitat

Ruth Shea


Re: Lazuli Buntings

Diann Stone
 

Thank you for your location. Blackfoot is a long way from where I live, so I will refrain from from hoping to see them near me. I've never had  Lazulis in my yard in Boise, not close enough to a canal or stream. 

Diann Stone
Boise Depot Bench

On Sun, May 16, 2021, 10:31 AM Ruth Shea <ruthshea14@...> wrote:
forgot to say in my last post that I'm on the very east edge of Blackfoot next to a canal with edges that are managed like a cottonwood/brush habitat

Ruth Shea


Re: Lazuli Buntings

Ruth Shea
 

forgot to say in my last post that I'm on the very east edge of Blackfoot next to a canal with edges that are managed like a cottonwood/brush habitat

Ruth Shea


Re: Black-Throated Sparrow at Dedication Point

Jon Barnett
 

Great find, Marty!  That is the singular place in Idaho that I have found that bird in past years.  It’s a good sign that it is still showing up there!  Dedication Point seems to be a ‘sparrow magnet’ – we used to see about 6-7 species right there.  If my memory serves me right, they were ‘Black-throated’, “Sagebrush’, “Vesper’, ‘Brewer’s’ ‘White-crowned’, “Savannah” and “Lark”.  Enjoy the weekend…Jonathan

 

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From: Marty Marzinelli via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2021 6:19 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Black-Throated Sparrow at Dedication Point

 

Hi,  I came across a BTSP this morning at Dedication Point which is on Swan Falls Road, south of Kuna, and overlooks the Snake River.  The bird was located in the shrubs just off the trail at the south end of the overlook (wall) itself.  This is the upstream side of the Snake River.  I had trouble with my cell connection at the time and thus couldn't report it earlier.

Cheers,
Marty Marzinelli (Eagle)

 


Warbler!

lcarrigan_55
 

2 new arrivals yest afternoon: a male Wilson's Warbler & a House Wren. First warbler I've seen since last Fall & it beat the Yellows here. For over 30 yrs, Yellow Warbler has been first to arrive & first to leave. 

Black-chinned Hummingbird male is still hitting the nectar feeder. A pair has nested on our place for the past sev yrs & I did see a female last week. Still waiting on Bullock's Oriole & W Tanager. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Black-Throated Sparrow at Dedication Point

akswanson
 

Glorious.



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Marty Marzinelli via groups.io" <mbusshp6m@...>
Date: 5/14/21 6:19 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Black-Throated Sparrow at Dedication Point

Hi,  I came across a BTSP this morning at Dedication Point which is on Swan Falls Road, south of Kuna, and overlooks the Snake River.  The bird was located in the shrubs just off the trail at the south end of the overlook (wall) itself.  This is the upstream side of the Snake River.  I had trouble with my cell connection at the time and thus couldn't report it earlier.

Cheers,
Marty Marzinelli (Eagle)



Re: Black-Throated Sparrow at Dedication Point

Ken Miracle
 

Cool find I saw and photographed my first one Tuesday AM off Mudflat Road.

On May 14, 2021, at 6:18 PM, Marty Marzinelli via groups.io <mbusshp6m@...> wrote:

Hi,  I came across a BTSP this morning at Dedication Point which is on Swan Falls Road, south of Kuna, and overlooks the Snake River.  The bird was located in the shrubs just off the trail at the south end of the overlook (wall) itself.  This is the upstream side of the Snake River.  I had trouble with my cell connection at the time and thus couldn't report it earlier.

Cheers,
Marty Marzinelli (Eagle)


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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: Black-Throated Sparrow at Dedication Point

Balaeniceps rex <41onesweetworld@...>
 

Beautiful photos! 



"The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will."~ Theodore Roosevelt

"My favorite weather is bird chirping weather."~ Terri Guillemets




On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 6:18 PM Marty Marzinelli via groups.io <mbusshp6m=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi,  I came across a BTSP this morning at Dedication Point which is on Swan Falls Road, south of Kuna, and overlooks the Snake River.  The bird was located in the shrubs just off the trail at the south end of the overlook (wall) itself.  This is the upstream side of the Snake River.  I had trouble with my cell connection at the time and thus couldn't report it earlier.

Cheers,
Marty Marzinelli (Eagle)



Black-Throated Sparrow at Dedication Point

Marty Marzinelli
 

Hi,  I came across a BTSP this morning at Dedication Point which is on Swan Falls Road, south of Kuna, and overlooks the Snake River.  The bird was located in the shrubs just off the trail at the south end of the overlook (wall) itself.  This is the upstream side of the Snake River.  I had trouble with my cell connection at the time and thus couldn't report it earlier.

Cheers,
Marty Marzinelli (Eagle)


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