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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)



Re: Spring Arrivals

Kerry Fitzharris
 

I have about 30 evening grosbeaks in my backyard right now, along with about 6 lazuli buntings. So great to see both. Haven’t had the grosbeaks in my yard for a decade or so. 

Kerry Fitzharris
Boise North End

On May 14, 2021, at 10:28 AM, lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55@...> wrote:

In the past 5 days, arrivals are: BH Grosbeaks competing with the Evening Grosbeaks at the platform feeder. Also: Lazuli Buntings, Cassin's Finches, Pine Siskins, White-crowned & Chipping Sparrows & Red-naped Sapsucker. Flyovers of White-faced Ibis, White Pelicans, DC Cormorants, plus birds of prey. Sun, saw a total of 11 Bald Eagles (a pr is nesting nearby), RT & Swainson's Hawks, Am Kestrel, Sharp-shinned Hawk & N Harrier. In the evenings GH, Saw-whet & W Screech Owls are all calling at various times.

Female Black-chinned Hummingbird arrived last week & a male, yest. He must have put in a long flight, as he hit the nectar feeder every 10 min from 4 pm until sundown. Did have a single female Broad-tailed come through Wed evening. Still waiting on W Tanager & any Warbler!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Spring Arrivals

lcarrigan_55
 

In the past 5 days, arrivals are: BH Grosbeaks competing with the Evening Grosbeaks at the platform feeder. Also: Lazuli Buntings, Cassin's Finches, Pine Siskins, White-crowned & Chipping Sparrows & Red-naped Sapsucker. Flyovers of White-faced Ibis, White Pelicans, DC Cormorants, plus birds of prey. Sun, saw a total of 11 Bald Eagles (a pr is nesting nearby), RT & Swainson's Hawks, Am Kestrel, Sharp-shinned Hawk & N Harrier. In the evenings GH, Saw-whet & W Screech Owls are all calling at various times.

Female Black-chinned Hummingbird arrived last week & a male, yest. He must have put in a long flight, as he hit the nectar feeder every 10 min from 4 pm until sundown. Did have a single female Broad-tailed come through Wed evening. Still waiting on W Tanager & any Warbler!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Lazuli Buntings

Diann Stone
 

Please state your location. 


On Fri, May 14, 2021, 7:18 AM Ruth Shea <ruthshea14@...> wrote:
Lazulis arrive in force last week.  Our yard has much brush, cottonwoods and a creek and suddenly Lazulis are common. Hopefully some will nest here. The surprise was that 3 males ganged up on an oriole and pushed it away from the oriole feeder.  Lazulis ignored the  oranges but seem to really enjoy the grape jelly.  They go for the mixed millet seed, seem to ignore the sunflower seeds, and love grape jelly.


Lazuli Buntings

Ruth Shea
 

Lazulis arrive in force last week.  Our yard has much brush, cottonwoods and a creek and suddenly Lazulis are common. Hopefully some will nest here. The surprise was that 3 males ganged up on an oriole and pushed it away from the oriole feeder.  Lazulis ignored the  oranges but seem to really enjoy the grape jelly.  They go for the mixed millet seed, seem to ignore the sunflower seeds, and love grape jelly.


Re: Tio Lane - East Dike Road

Ken Miracle
 

Thank you for the heads up from everyone and for reporting it Cheryl. I have not been there for a couple of years but had been wanting to get over there. I  have an SUV where everything not in a small storage space is visible. My emergency bag, compressor/jump starter etc. let alone empty camera bags or spare gear. Will have to re think what I leave in the vehicle at public trail heads and which ones I even use. I have not used many the 18 months and they are far from major traffic areas when I do.

On May 10, 2021, at 1:50 PM, cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:

I reported the break-in incident at Deer Flat NWR Tio Lane parking lot (Nampa Idaho) to Refuge Law Enforcement. They are thinking of putting in a couple of surveillance cameras at that parking lot. Hopefully this was a one-time event but if it happens again, maybe the scum bags will be caught on camera. Meanwhile if you park there, as has been mentioned, don’t leave any valuables in sight. I parked there this morning but cleared my car of everything worth anything. 

Cheryl Huizinga
Caldwell, Idaho

On May 9, 2021, at 5:52 PM, Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:

At Deer Flat NWR

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On May 9, 2021, at 5:36 PM, rattlesnake4873 <Rattlesnake4873@...> wrote:


East Dike trail?

Dean

On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 4:34 PM rattlesnake4873 via groups.io <Rattlesnake4873=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 9:58 AM John Shortis via groups.io <john_shortis=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Amy & I were birding the East Dike trail yesterday afternoon.
When we got back to the parking lot we found our car had been broken into and Amy's purse was stolen, and at least one other car was also broken into.
Just wanted to say, don't leave any valuables in your vehicle if you're planning a trip there, I know quite a few of you have been there recently.
The birding was pretty good, the highlight was a Green-tailed Towhee right at the far end of the wooded trail before you hit the river.

John Shortis
I where is east find trail?



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


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

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: Tio Lane - East Dike Road

cheryl huizinga
 

I reported the break-in incident at Deer Flat NWR Tio Lane parking lot (Nampa Idaho) to Refuge Law Enforcement. They are thinking of putting in a couple of surveillance cameras at that parking lot. Hopefully this was a one-time event but if it happens again, maybe the scum bags will be caught on camera. Meanwhile if you park there, as has been mentioned, don’t leave any valuables in sight. I parked there this morning but cleared my car of everything worth anything. 

Cheryl Huizinga
Caldwell, Idaho

On May 9, 2021, at 5:52 PM, Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:

At Deer Flat NWR

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On May 9, 2021, at 5:36 PM, rattlesnake4873 <Rattlesnake4873@...> wrote:


East Dike trail?

Dean

On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 4:34 PM rattlesnake4873 via groups.io <Rattlesnake4873=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 9:58 AM John Shortis via groups.io <john_shortis=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Amy & I were birding the East Dike trail yesterday afternoon.
When we got back to the parking lot we found our car had been broken into and Amy's purse was stolen, and at least one other car was also broken into.
Just wanted to say, don't leave any valuables in your vehicle if you're planning a trip there, I know quite a few of you have been there recently.
The birding was pretty good, the highlight was a Green-tailed Towhee right at the far end of the wooded trail before you hit the river.

John Shortis
I where is east find trail?

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

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


Re: Downy Woodpecker female?

Louisa Evers
 

Agree that it looks more like a nuthatch with that upturned appearance to the bill. Might be seeing its reflection in the glass and think its attacking a rival. Alternatively it may think the reflections in the glass look like a potential nesting site. Nuthatches are cavity nesters. 

On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 21:42 Bud Alford <budalf@...> wrote:
Looks like? a Downy WP pecking on our Ring doorbell camera.
> Sometimes the bird is too close to be sure.
> Can hear the bill tapping the glass camera on the video.
> Something about it she liked ... round shiny objects?
> Anyone else had this experience?
> Bud Alford
> Idaho Falls
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Re: Downy Woodpecker female?

Cliff Weisse
 

The bill is too long for Downy Woodpecker too. I like Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Cliff

On 5/9/21 9:48 PM, bike4birds wrote:
I would have called it a Red-breasted Nuthatch. The chest looks reddish in the one photo, at least on my computer.
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bud Alford
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:43 PM
To: IBLE@Groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Downy Woodpecker female?

Looks like? a Downy WP pecking on our Ring doorbell camera.
Sometimes the bird is too close to be sure.
Can hear the bill tapping the glass camera on the video.
Something about it she liked ... round shiny objects?
Anyone else had this experience?
Bud Alford
Idaho Falls




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Re: Downy Woodpecker female?

bike4birds
 

I would have called it a Red-breasted Nuthatch. The chest looks reddish in the one photo, at least on my computer.
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bud Alford
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:43 PM
To: IBLE@Groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Downy Woodpecker female?

Looks like? a Downy WP pecking on our Ring doorbell camera.
Sometimes the bird is too close to be sure.
Can hear the bill tapping the glass camera on the video.
Something about it she liked ... round shiny objects?
Anyone else had this experience?
Bud Alford
Idaho Falls




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