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Red Phalarope reported yesterday from Twin Falls Co (S of Hansen)

Jay Carlisle
 

I've seen lots of traffic (on eBird & Facebook) about the phalarope up at Mann Lake but an out of state birder (who's doing some crossbill surveys for Intermountain Bird Observatory) located one yesterday just N of the South Hills - ebird.org/checklist/S92255923.  Not sure if anyone has gone looking today ...

Jay


Red Phalarope

Denise Hughes
 

The red Phalarope that was first spotted yesterday at Mann Lake in Lewiston is still present.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Owl

Robert Kiernan
 

Tonight 9PM Dearborn near pond


Hummingbird Bonanza

lcarrigan_55
 

Hummingbird action has been non-stop for going on 3 wks now. Filled my 10 oz feeder at 5 PM & it's down by 3 oz now. Have counted, for sure, 4 individual Rufous & 4 individual Black-chinneds. Relates to at least 40 individuals hitting the feeders.

Have adult males, females & juveniles of both. Haven't seen a Calliope in about 10 days & no Broad-taileds yet. But, for me, they're usually an Aug arrival. Most of the action occurs at first light for an HR or two & then picks up again about 6 PM until dark. The male Rufous are tyrants!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Calliope

lcarrigan_55
 

Yesterday afternoon & again this AM, Calliope Hummingbirds started showing at the feeder. Both adult female & juvenile. For my location, that's approx a month early. So now, have adults & juvs of Black-chinned, Rufous & Calliope coming in. The only one I haven't seen an adult male for yet, is the Calliope (but, even in a typical yr, may only get one male, as must take a bit diff't route than the females & juvs). Believe the excessive heat combined with regional wildfires is pushing hummingbird migration a bit early this season. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Blk.bird

Robert Kiernan
 

In the ebird report canyon COUNTY photos the  bird of a blk.bird has the white and red are in the right place on wing as that of  a tri color b.b don't know where photo  was taken I saw one near malhuer several years ago ciao 


Rufous Hummingbirds

lcarrigan_55
 

Thanks for your response, Bill. Being NE of you, at homesite along Snake River, have never had Rufous nest here. And, our southward Rufous migration always seems to start toward end of July. We always seem to be 10 days later than your location for Rufous migration. Only time we had earlier dates was '88, yr of Yellowstone fires. 

But, the southward migration of Rufous thru here had definitely started. This AM, have seen adult male, female & juv Rufous, as well as, both male & female Black-chinneds which are summer residents. In fact, a male BC was just doing display flights to a female at the feeder. My 10 oz feeder is down by 4 oz since daybreak. By count & multiplying by 6, at least 36 hummers hitting feeder this AM. Some epic battles by Rufous, too!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Juvenile Rufous Hummingbird

Bill Moore
 

Our first Rufous, a brilliant male, showed up last Thursday, right about the usual date. Migration is surely begun.

I have three hummer feeders up and am refilling about one four cup feeder a day. This is about half the rate of recent years. Lots of displaying going on near the feeders, so it’s likely brood two is on the way.

Bill Moore
Hoot Owl Rd
Inkom


On Jul 4, 2021, at 8:56 AM, lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55@...> wrote:

Have started getting regular visits to the nectar feeder past few days. My local Black-chinneds, both male & female, have been hitting hard in this heat. But, was surprised with sev visits yest evening by a juvenile Rufous. My first sightings for Rufous are usually the end of July, on their migration back south. I was esp surprised with this one being a juvenile. Of course, given the heat & warm summer, prob early nesting has occurred & migration south may have started.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Juvenile Rufous Hummingbird

lcarrigan_55
 

Have started getting regular visits to the nectar feeder past few days. My local Black-chinneds, both male & female, have been hitting hard in this heat. But, was surprised with sev visits yest evening by a juvenile Rufous. My first sightings for Rufous are usually the end of July, on their migration back south. I was esp surprised with this one being a juvenile. Of course, given the heat & warm summer, prob early nesting has occurred & migration south may have started.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Duck

Ken Miracle
 

LOL … it is that time of year when there are crazy plumages. One of my favorites is always the Wood Ducks with mowhawks.

On Jul 3, 2021, at 8:07 AM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

I knew what it was 

On Fri, Jul 2, 2021, 8:13 PM Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would say a molting Cinnamon Teal.

On Jul 2, 2021, at 7:49 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

Weird looking teal
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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




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: Duck

Robert Kiernan
 

I knew what it was 


On Fri, Jul 2, 2021, 8:13 PM Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would say a molting Cinnamon Teal.

On Jul 2, 2021, at 7:49 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

Weird looking teal
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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: Duck

Ken Miracle
 

I would say a molting Cinnamon Teal.

On Jul 2, 2021, at 7:49 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

Weird looking teal
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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


Duck

Robert Kiernan
 

Weird looking teal


Re: Dry lake area

Louisa Evers
 

Looks like fall migration is underway for peeps at least. Water is going down, but there were possibly as many as 100 peeps out at Dry Lakes this morning.  Most were western sandpipers but there appeared to be a smattering of semipalmated sandpipers and I saw 3 semipalmated plovers.--
Louisa Evers
elouisa603@...


Re: Dry lake area

R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND
 

I agree with Mark's id. I had two small flocks at Blue Lake Sewage Lagoons yesterday. There were both young as well as adult birds. All heavily mottled, some traces of rufous. Tried to make the shorter-billed birds into Baird's... or something else...just in case. But this was a no-go idea quickly dropped. Water level was down and away so could not get any kind of a decent id-able photo.
FYI, these ponds are off Eisenman St. near the Boise Outlets. For access, do not use the marked/paved pvt. road on the west side of the residence area. Please use the unmarked graveled road that drops down from Eisenman across from the United Van Lines terminal and parallels the east side of the Adesa parking lot. These ponds are fenced and posted No Trespassing on the NE and NW corners and though the fence is broken down in a couple spots that is no excuse to cross over. There may have been some recent problems in this regard. The manager saw me, came out and spoke with me a few weeks back, I thanked him for allowing access to birders. He did not say yes or no. I left it go. Behave ourselves and it should be O.K.
CGB. RL


From: "Mark Stackhouse" <westwings@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021 11:25:12 AM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Dry lake area

Long bill with a droopy tip and chevron-shaped spots on the flanks say “Western Sandpiper.” Looks like fall migration is starting . . .

Mark Stackhouse
westwings@...
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618


On Jul 2, 2021, at 10:42 AM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

Ponds on Dearborn flock of these peeps two other birders could not ID.so I am not going to try
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Re: Dry lake area

Mark Stackhouse
 

Long bill with a droopy tip and chevron-shaped spots on the flanks say “Western Sandpiper.” Looks like fall migration is starting . . .

Mark Stackhouse
westwings@...
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618


On Jul 2, 2021, at 10:42 AM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

Ponds on Dearborn flock of these peeps two other birders could not ID.so I am not going to try
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Dry lake area

Robert Kiernan
 

Ponds on Dearborn flock of these peeps two other birders could not ID.so I am not going to try


Re: New Merlin Sound app

Rebecca A
 

When I open the app, select "Sound ID", then "Supported Birds", I don't see it... I think that "Explore Birds" is different.

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, 05:27:29 PM MDT, Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:


Hi Rebecca,

When I open up the app and click Home, Explore Birds, then on the inverted caret in the right hand corner, I get "All installed birds."  The Ruffed Grouse is there.  If I just explore "likely," it's not.  That would be within the Rocky Mountain pack.  I have to wonder if it's not because there aren't years of checklists from northern Gem County.

I suspect this platform will be tweaked as they receive feedback from ebirders.  I'm having lots of fun with it in the field but whenever I'm in low cell service, I get some oddball birds showing up.

Liz Medes





Re: New Merlin Sound app

Elizabeth Medes
 

Hi Rebecca,

When I open up the app and click Home, Explore Birds, then on the inverted caret in the right hand corner, I get "All installed birds."  The Ruffed Grouse is there.  If I just explore "likely," it's not.  That would be within the Rocky Mountain pack.  I have to wonder if it's not because there aren't years of checklists from northern Gem County.

I suspect this platform will be tweaked as they receive feedback from ebirders.  I'm having lots of fun with it in the field but whenever I'm in low cell service, I get some oddball birds showing up.

Liz Medes





Dry lake

Robert Kiernan
 

It seems by the e bird reports there is plenty of water at dry lake is this true ???

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