Date   

Bird ID.

Robert Kiernan
 

Large sandpiper 7 :45 this a. m. lake lowell far south end lower dam near mud flats wish I could have gotten closer bird flew off after about 10 minutes 


Re: Short-billed Gull

Russ Manwaring
 

Interesting change. In reading the history ‘zee meeuw‘ was the Dutch name for seagull so when it got shortened to mew it mean only ‘gull’. 

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 10:37 PM Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad@...> wrote:
Yes, Short-billed Gull is the new name of what we used to call Mew Gull. This year's AOS taxonomic changes are summarized here: https://www.aba.org/the-2021-aos-supplement-is-out/.

Carl Lundblad
Corvallis, OR

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 9:22 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Maybe.  That’s why I can’t find it in a field guide.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Sep 1, 2021, at 10:20 PM, Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:


That description is Mew Gull! Did the name change from Mew to Short-billed Gull?

Austin Young
Pocatello

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 22:13 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Jethro Runco has posted a Short-billed Gull to eBird.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

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Austin Young
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Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho

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Russ Manwaring
Emmett,  ID


Re: Short-billed Gull

Jon Barnett <jrb4jc@...>
 

Wow, Carl, you answered my question before I asked it…lol, your email wasn’t in my main folder so I hadn’t seen it – thanks for sending us the link!!  G’night…Jon

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Carl Lundblad
Sent: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:37 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Short-billed Gull

 

Yes, Short-billed Gull is the new name of what we used to call Mew Gull. This year's AOS taxonomic changes are summarized here: https://www.aba.org/the-2021-aos-supplement-is-out/.

 

Carl Lundblad

Corvallis, OR

 

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 9:22 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:

Maybe.  That’s why I can’t find it in a field guide.

Denise Hughes

Caldwell, Idaho



On Sep 1, 2021, at 10:20 PM, Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:



That description is Mew Gull! Did the name change from Mew to Short-billed Gull?

 

Austin Young

Pocatello

 

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 22:13 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:

Jethro Runco has posted a Short-billed Gull to eBird.


Denise Hughes

Caldwell, Idaho

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Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho

 


Re: Short-billed Gull

Jon Barnett <jrb4jc@...>
 

LOL. Classic, Denise.  I’ve been trying to find the e-Bird list of all the new changes, so that I can avoid these surprises…  😊

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Denise Hughes
Sent: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:57 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Short-billed Gull

 

You saved me a chase.  😊

Denise Hughes

Caldwell, Idaho



On Sep 1, 2021, at 10:37 PM, Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad@...> wrote:



Yes, Short-billed Gull is the new name of what we used to call Mew Gull. This year's AOS taxonomic changes are summarized here: https://www.aba.org/the-2021-aos-supplement-is-out/.

 

Carl Lundblad

Corvallis, OR

 

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 9:22 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:

Maybe.  That’s why I can’t find it in a field guide.

Denise Hughes

Caldwell, Idaho



On Sep 1, 2021, at 10:20 PM, Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:



That description is Mew Gull! Did the name change from Mew to Short-billed Gull?

 

Austin Young

Pocatello

 

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 22:13 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:

Jethro Runco has posted a Short-billed Gull to eBird.


Denise Hughes

Caldwell, Idaho

--

Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho

 


Re: Short-billed Gull

Denise Hughes
 

You saved me a chase.  😊

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Sep 1, 2021, at 10:37 PM, Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad@...> wrote:


Yes, Short-billed Gull is the new name of what we used to call Mew Gull. This year's AOS taxonomic changes are summarized here: https://www.aba.org/the-2021-aos-supplement-is-out/.

Carl Lundblad
Corvallis, OR

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 9:22 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Maybe.  That’s why I can’t find it in a field guide.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Sep 1, 2021, at 10:20 PM, Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:


That description is Mew Gull! Did the name change from Mew to Short-billed Gull?

Austin Young
Pocatello

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 22:13 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Jethro Runco has posted a Short-billed Gull to eBird.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho


Re: Short-billed Gull

Carl Lundblad
 

Yes, Short-billed Gull is the new name of what we used to call Mew Gull. This year's AOS taxonomic changes are summarized here: https://www.aba.org/the-2021-aos-supplement-is-out/.

Carl Lundblad
Corvallis, OR

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 9:22 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Maybe.  That’s why I can’t find it in a field guide.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Sep 1, 2021, at 10:20 PM, Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:


That description is Mew Gull! Did the name change from Mew to Short-billed Gull?

Austin Young
Pocatello

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 22:13 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Jethro Runco has posted a Short-billed Gull to eBird.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho


Re: Short-billed Gull

Denise Hughes
 

Maybe.  That’s why I can’t find it in a field guide.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Sep 1, 2021, at 10:20 PM, Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:


That description is Mew Gull! Did the name change from Mew to Short-billed Gull?

Austin Young
Pocatello

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 22:13 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Jethro Runco has posted a Short-billed Gull to eBird.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho


Re: Short-billed Gull

Austin Young
 

That description is Mew Gull! Did the name change from Mew to Short-billed Gull?

Austin Young
Pocatello

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 22:13 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Jethro Runco has posted a Short-billed Gull to eBird.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho


Short-billed Gull

Denise Hughes
 

Jethro Runco has posted a Short-billed Gull to eBird.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


eBird -- Market Lake WMA--West Shelter Belt (stay on the trail) -- Aug 31, 2021

Kit Struthers
 

Market Lake WMA--West Shelter Belt (stay on the trail)
Aug 31, 2021
11:35 AM
Traveling
0.46 miles
39 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.6.3 Build 2.6.32

2 Mourning Dove
7 Sandhill Crane
2 Swainson's Hawk
2 Great Horned Owl
1 Western Wood-Pewee
10 Tree Swallow
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Chipping Sparrow
1 Brewer's Sparrow
2 Lincoln's Sparrow
1 MacGillivray's Warbler
1 Townsend's Warbler
4 Wilson's Warbler

Number of Taxa: 13


Kit Struthers
kit619@...
Idaho Falls ID


Hummingbirds & More

lcarrigan_55
 

It's been a great hummingbird migration season. The resident & nesting Black-chinneds arrived in April. Had successful nesting season. Then, in early July started getting Rufous migrants, with good #'s of adult males & females. Those were followed by numerous juvenile Rufous, jealousy guarding the feeders up until a week ago. This past week has seen the arrival of more Calliopes than have ever visited our feeders in past 30 yrs. This past wk, juv Calliopes have been the owners of the feeders, up to 4 at a time, even chasing off the larger Broad-taileds, which arrived yesterday. 

The Broad-taileds have always arrived like clockwork, the last WK of Aug. Rufous & Black-chinned have been gone a week now. Greatly reduced hummer numbers today. Down to just keeping 1 feeder full & dropped only 2 oz today. Should get stragglers into Sept.

Others migrating thru: Olive-sided Flycatcher, Cooper's Hawk, W Wood-Pewee, BH Grosbeak, Gray Catbird, Yellow Warbler (mainly juvenile), Red-naped Sapsucker, Pine Siskin, Turkey Vulture & Common Nighthawk. Along the river: group of 10 BN Stilts. Next couple of weeks should see more & more fall migrants. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Bird ID help

Linda Lamb
 

You are welcome. I appreciate the help. 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: Scott Tuthill <satuthill@...>
Date: 8/28/21 8:25 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Bird ID help

This has turned out to be a great bird to challenge us and a fun discussion. Now looking at this photo I withdraw my earlier suggestions on it being a Pectoral and am agreeing with Cliff's suggestion it is a Western. It is so interesting on how posture and lighting can make a bird appear different. I was also worried about the light streaking but I had just seen earlier that day two Pectorals with streaking about that light. (I had actually thought they might be Westerns until a flock of Westerns flew in and surrounded them - it really helps to have a known bird for comparison.) As far as Bairds, I would expect a much more long winged elongated shape.

Thanks Linda for throwing the photos up here.

Scott


Tern

Robert Kiernan
 

I got a photo of  what looks to be juvenile Caspian with a green leg band cannot make out any numbers  lake lowell 27th August 


Re: LITTLE GULL and RED PHALAROPE at American Falls Reservoir

Peter Olsoy
 

We checked on the way out and the gull was not at the same spot. But we did not see what direction it flew away. No sign of any phalaropes either.


On Sat, Aug 28, 2021, 9:07 AM Peter Olsoy via groups.io <peterolsoy=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Katie and I are with Hilary Turner and Alex Bell and refound it near the same location as reported earlier.

On Fri, Aug 27, 2021, 5:21 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
No sign of the Red Phalarope.  Actually very few shorebirds at the reservoir.  

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Aug 27, 2021, at 8:43 AM, Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:


Hi everyone!

First off, great finds both Austin and Kathy!

Any reports (positive or negative) this morning or throughout the day for both this bird and the phalarope would be greatly appreciated! Hoping these birds stick around for just a bit longer.

-Carter

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 13:07 Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:
Hi birders,

I’m looking at a Little Gull at the moment. it’s near the dam on the south side at 42.79516, -112.87283 on a spit of land with other gulls, terns, and pelicans. Very small, especially compared to nearby Bonaparte’s. Small bill, very dark underwings, tiny legs, white primaries.

Also, Kathy Eklund, a local birder, has good photos of a promising Red Phalarope along the same shoreline but west. It’s a juvenile looking bird. Bigger and thicker billed than nearby Red necked Phalarope. 


Austin Young
Pocatello 
--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho


Re: Bird ID help

Scott Tuthill
 

This has turned out to be a great bird to challenge us and a fun discussion. Now looking at this photo I withdraw my earlier suggestions on it being a Pectoral and am agreeing with Cliff's suggestion it is a Western. It is so interesting on how posture and lighting can make a bird appear different. I was also worried about the light streaking but I had just seen earlier that day two Pectorals with streaking about that light. (I had actually thought they might be Westerns until a flock of Westerns flew in and surrounded them - it really helps to have a known bird for comparison.) As far as Bairds, I would expect a much more long winged elongated shape.

Thanks Linda for throwing the photos up here.

Scott


Re: LITTLE GULL and RED PHALAROPE at American Falls Reservoir

Peter Olsoy
 

Katie and I are with Hilary Turner and Alex Bell and refound it near the same location as reported earlier.


On Fri, Aug 27, 2021, 5:21 PM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
No sign of the Red Phalarope.  Actually very few shorebirds at the reservoir.  

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Aug 27, 2021, at 8:43 AM, Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:


Hi everyone!

First off, great finds both Austin and Kathy!

Any reports (positive or negative) this morning or throughout the day for both this bird and the phalarope would be greatly appreciated! Hoping these birds stick around for just a bit longer.

-Carter

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 13:07 Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:
Hi birders,

I’m looking at a Little Gull at the moment. it’s near the dam on the south side at 42.79516, -112.87283 on a spit of land with other gulls, terns, and pelicans. Very small, especially compared to nearby Bonaparte’s. Small bill, very dark underwings, tiny legs, white primaries.

Also, Kathy Eklund, a local birder, has good photos of a promising Red Phalarope along the same shoreline but west. It’s a juvenile looking bird. Bigger and thicker billed than nearby Red necked Phalarope. 


Austin Young
Pocatello 
--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho


Re: LITTLE GULL and RED PHALAROPE at American Falls Reservoir

Denise Hughes
 

No sign of the Red Phalarope.  Actually very few shorebirds at the reservoir.  

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Aug 27, 2021, at 8:43 AM, Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:


Hi everyone!

First off, great finds both Austin and Kathy!

Any reports (positive or negative) this morning or throughout the day for both this bird and the phalarope would be greatly appreciated! Hoping these birds stick around for just a bit longer.

-Carter

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 13:07 Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:
Hi birders,

I’m looking at a Little Gull at the moment. it’s near the dam on the south side at 42.79516, -112.87283 on a spit of land with other gulls, terns, and pelicans. Very small, especially compared to nearby Bonaparte’s. Small bill, very dark underwings, tiny legs, white primaries.

Also, Kathy Eklund, a local birder, has good photos of a promising Red Phalarope along the same shoreline but west. It’s a juvenile looking bird. Bigger and thicker billed than nearby Red necked Phalarope. 


Austin Young
Pocatello 
--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho


Little Gull - Yes

Denise Hughes
 

It’s about 200 feet or so east of the silo. Hanging out with terns and forester gull.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Re: LITTLE GULL and RED PHALAROPE at American Falls Reservoir

Bob Davis
 

Hi Carter
I’ve been looking for several hours this morning. No joy on either Little Gull or phalarope so far. 

Bob David

On Aug 27, 2021, at 08:43, Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:


Hi everyone!

First off, great finds both Austin and Kathy!

Any reports (positive or negative) this morning or throughout the day for both this bird and the phalarope would be greatly appreciated! Hoping these birds stick around for just a bit longer.

-Carter

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 13:07 Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:
Hi birders,

I’m looking at a Little Gull at the moment. it’s near the dam on the south side at 42.79516, -112.87283 on a spit of land with other gulls, terns, and pelicans. Very small, especially compared to nearby Bonaparte’s. Small bill, very dark underwings, tiny legs, white primaries.

Also, Kathy Eklund, a local birder, has good photos of a promising Red Phalarope along the same shoreline but west. It’s a juvenile looking bird. Bigger and thicker billed than nearby Red necked Phalarope. 


Austin Young
Pocatello 
--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho


Re: LITTLE GULL and RED PHALAROPE at American Falls Reservoir

Carter Strope
 

Hi everyone!

First off, great finds both Austin and Kathy!

Any reports (positive or negative) this morning or throughout the day for both this bird and the phalarope would be greatly appreciated! Hoping these birds stick around for just a bit longer.

-Carter

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 13:07 Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:
Hi birders,

I’m looking at a Little Gull at the moment. it’s near the dam on the south side at 42.79516, -112.87283 on a spit of land with other gulls, terns, and pelicans. Very small, especially compared to nearby Bonaparte’s. Small bill, very dark underwings, tiny legs, white primaries.

Also, Kathy Eklund, a local birder, has good photos of a promising Red Phalarope along the same shoreline but west. It’s a juvenile looking bird. Bigger and thicker billed than nearby Red necked Phalarope. 


Austin Young
Pocatello 
--
Austin Young
younaust@...
Undergraduate Student
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club President
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho