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ebird daily alert error

R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND
 

Hey there ible... RL here.
For you ebird users.
Made an entry error that's gotten on the daily ebird alert report.
Was not paying attention and accidentally logged HEGU x GLGU as a continuing bird sighting on my Ada Co. Landfill checklist for yesterday.
My continuing bird should actually have been logged as an  HEGU x GWGU.
There are photos posted of the bird on my 28 Dec. 20 checklist. Was not able to get any yesterday, bird too far for photos. I did originally send the photos to a few other, better "gullers" than I, who determined I had a cross bird before I did the original posting. At the time I'd not even considered a cross gull, been such a long time since having one in the area.
My apologies for my error and I hope the ebird Reviewers can remove said error.
CGB. RL


Goshawk

Robert Kiernan
 

Foiled again saw today canyon cemetery out in open top of tree.flew off before photo .I saw one in s.e.az.on nest only head showing  didn't try get closer so sat on my stool hoping mate would come near no luck while sitting quietly this guy lands right in front pretty good second prize


Re: GG OWL

Elizabeth Medes
 

I had this report below on 1/14 from a casual birding friend.  I ask everyone visiting the site to be respectful and it doesn't hurt to remind others who are less cautious to do so as well.

Liz Medes
Emmett ID

"There were 5 or 6 photographers with humongous lenses and camo. That's how I found the owls. ... they were all very respectful of the owls except for one guy that was very pushy and just kept pursuing the owl as it flew from one place to another. He also would butt in front of others trying to take shots. They were all commenting about him and his lack of courtesy and what they felt was harassment of the owl. " 


Re: GG OWL

kristin_araki
 

Hi Andrea,
I also saw it last Saturday with my mother and a couple other birders. I saw it at about 8:30. When I left between 10:30 - 11, one of the owls was still there.

-------- Original message --------
From: Brian Cooper <bpcooer@...>
Date: 1/15/21 9:01 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] GG OWL

I saw it last Saturday in the same location.


On Jan 15, 2021, at 8:09 AM, Andrea King <aking0601@...> wrote:

Hello,

I was wondering if the great gray owl was still in the location it has been in?  I live pretty far away and I am considering coming to see.  I am a respectful birder & don't get too close or bother the birds.  Anyway, I thought I would ask before I make the long drive.  :)  Thank you in advance.


Re: GG OWL

Brian Cooper
 

I saw it last Saturday in the same location.


On Jan 15, 2021, at 8:09 AM, Andrea King <aking0601@...> wrote:

Hello,

I was wondering if the great gray owl was still in the location it has been in?  I live pretty far away and I am considering coming to see.  I am a respectful birder & don't get too close or bother the birds.  Anyway, I thought I would ask before I make the long drive.  :)  Thank you in advance.


GG OWL

Andrea King
 

Hello,

I was wondering if the great gray owl was still in the location it has been in?  I live pretty far away and I am considering coming to see.  I am a respectful birder & don't get too close or bother the birds.  Anyway, I thought I would ask before I make the long drive.  :)  Thank you in advance.


Re: Northern Goshawk at Canyon Hill Cemetery

Jay Carlisle
 

Cool.  We saw an adult there during the Christmas Bird Count so it must be part of its winter territory.

Jay

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, 2:44:49 PM MST, Aidan Lorenz <natureguy9039@...> wrote:


In case anyone's interested, I found a Northern Goshawk at the north end of Canyon Hill Cemetery this morning. It was a fairly large, bulky, gray hawk with some black facial markings. It had broad, rounded wings. I saw it fly into the middle of a pine tree. Then I got closer and it flushed, flying to the northeast. I didn't see it after that.

Happy birding!
--
Aidan Lorenz
Caldwell


Northern Goshawk at Canyon Hill Cemetery

Aidan Lorenz
 

In case anyone's interested, I found a Northern Goshawk at the north end of Canyon Hill Cemetery this morning. It was a fairly large, bulky, gray hawk with some black facial markings. It had broad, rounded wings. I saw it fly into the middle of a pine tree. Then I got closer and it flushed, flying to the northeast. I didn't see it after that.

Happy birding!
--
Aidan Lorenz
Caldwell


Re: ID this poor creature?

Ken Miracle
 

Not black just the gray in the shade and probably wet



On Jan 12, 2021, at 4:54 PM, Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:

Thank you, Ken.  They've been seen closer to Montour but still... the black cap kind of threw me.

Liz

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 8:51 AM Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gray Partridge

On Jan 12, 2021, at 8:50 AM, Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:

Found along the road side yesterday, throat appeared torn, maybe a dropped raptor kill?
Color on face, gray legs, and length of beak has us guessing some kind of grouse or partridge - there are game and exotic bird breeding fanciers not far from the site.

Many thanks, all,

Liz Medes
Emmett ID <unk.jpg>

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: ID this poor creature?

Elizabeth Medes
 

Thank you, Ken.  They've been seen closer to Montour but still... the black cap kind of threw me.

Liz

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 8:51 AM Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gray Partridge

On Jan 12, 2021, at 8:50 AM, Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:

Found along the road side yesterday, throat appeared torn, maybe a dropped raptor kill?
Color on face, gray legs, and length of beak has us guessing some kind of grouse or partridge - there are game and exotic bird breeding fanciers not far from the site.

Many thanks, all,

Liz Medes
Emmett ID <unk.jpg>

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: ID this poor creature?

Ken Miracle
 

Gray Partridge

On Jan 12, 2021, at 8:50 AM, Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:

Found along the road side yesterday, throat appeared torn, maybe a dropped raptor kill?
Color on face, gray legs, and length of beak has us guessing some kind of grouse or partridge - there are game and exotic bird breeding fanciers not far from the site.

Many thanks, all,

Liz Medes
Emmett ID <unk.jpg>

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


ID this poor creature?

Elizabeth Medes
 

Found along the road side yesterday, throat appeared torn, maybe a dropped raptor kill?
Color on face, gray legs, and length of beak has us guessing some kind of grouse or partridge - there are game and exotic bird breeding fanciers not far from the site.

Many thanks, all,

Liz Medes
Emmett ID


Re: 2020 Retrospective and Thank-You's

Carter Strope
 

Thank you all for your congratulations, I really appreciate it. It truly was a wonderful experience.

Carter Strope

On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 10:56 AM Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:
Thank you. That was very helpful. It appears that a few have been seen in later January and a lot in December. In all my years of birding out there I had never seen them in January or February so was curious.



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: rattlesnake4873 <Rattlesnake4873@...>
Date: 1/3/21 9:05 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [IBLE] 2020 Retrospective and Thank-You's

You can check spedcies maps in eBird, which will provide data if it's in their database.

Dean



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...>
Date: 1/3/21 9:56 AM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: Re: [IBLE] 2020 Retrospective and Thank-You's

Quite an accomplishment. We put on 20,000 miles on the car the year we did an Idaho big year and didn't get close to your number. Very impressive.
Apologies first for tagging a different topic on to this post but couldn't get a  new post to work for some reason.
While birding east of Sandpoint on Sunnyside road we spotted a Eurasian Widgeon around 3 pm Saturday at the narrowest point of water between Fisherman's island and Sunnyside rd.  We also spotted a Greater white fronted goose near Shaw inlet but the most unusual sighting for us was two Green-winged Teals spotted near the Eurasian Widgeon. Does anybody know if a Green-winged Teal has been spotted so early in the new year in the North Idaho area of Lake Pend Oreille?
Thanks Linda Lamb 


Re: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Ken Miracle
 

A fun mystery … the house sparrow and female red-winged blackbirds would fit with what Alan photographed the next day when he went back out.

On Jan 11, 2021, at 10:38 AM, Cliff Weisse <cliffandlisa@...> wrote:

FWIW, I cropped this individual out of Alan's original flock photo "1-IMG6901-1.JPG". Not the black bib Aidan mentioned.

Cliff

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On 1/11/21 10:10 AM, Aidan Lorenz wrote:
Hello!

Although I don't have experience with rosy finches, I do have a lot of experience with House Sparrows. It looks to me like most of the birds in the original flock shots from Mr. Gregory are House Sparrows, with a few female Red-winged Blackbirds and one or two Dark-eyed Juncos mixed in. House Sparrows, especially the males, do have a prominent white wing bar that is exposed when they fly, as is shown by this photo. I see those wing bars and the black breast of a House Sparrow on many of the birds in those two photos, in addition to the other field marks of House Sparrows.

I hope this helps with the identification of these birds!

Happy Birding! :-)
--
Aidan Lorenz
Caldwell
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...

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: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Cliff Weisse
 

FWIW, I cropped this individual out of Alan's original flock photo "1-IMG6901-1.JPG". Not the black bib Aidan mentioned.

Cliff

On 1/11/21 10:10 AM, Aidan Lorenz wrote:
Hello!

Although I don't have experience with rosy finches, I do have a lot of experience with House Sparrows. It looks to me like most of the birds in the original flock shots from Mr. Gregory are House Sparrows, with a few female Red-winged Blackbirds and one or two Dark-eyed Juncos mixed in. House Sparrows, especially the males, do have a prominent white wing bar that is exposed when they fly, as is shown by this photo. I see those wing bars and the black breast of a House Sparrow on many of the birds in those two photos, in addition to the other field marks of House Sparrows.

I hope this helps with the identification of these birds!

Happy Birding! :-)
--
Aidan Lorenz
Caldwell
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...


Re: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Aidan Lorenz
 

Hello!

Although I don't have experience with rosy finches, I do have a lot of experience with House Sparrows. It looks to me like most of the birds in the original flock shots from Mr. Gregory are House Sparrows, with a few female Red-winged Blackbirds and one or two Dark-eyed Juncos mixed in. House Sparrows, especially the males, do have a prominent white wing bar that is exposed when they fly, as is shown by this photo. I see those wing bars and the black breast of a House Sparrow on many of the birds in those two photos, in addition to the other field marks of House Sparrows.

I hope this helps with the identification of these birds!

Happy Birding! :-)
--
Aidan Lorenz
Caldwell


Raptorous Ride

bike4birds
 

My daily bike ride can produce a wide range of birds, including raptors. While I don’t have any photos of the birds I see, I thought I would share a particularly great finish to my ride.

I didn‘t see my first raptor until I was on my way home today, about 8 miles into the ride. The first was a Red Tail (of the “normal” variety) perched along the Boise River. I think he was checking out the menu. The second raptor was also a Red Tail, further along and not in close proximity to the river. Third, fourth, and fifth raptors were all American Kestrels, at Willow Lane, Veterans Park, and Esther Simplot.

But it got really interesting when got close to my house and realized there was an accipiter in the tree across the alley. After viewing it from various angles, I decided it was a good-sized Sharp-shinned Hawk, watching my feeders, so also looking at what was on the menu.

Later, after “she” left (I figure “she” because of size), I went back out into the yard and noticed a different raptor in a different tree across the alley. This one was even tougher because I don’t get to see immature Peregrine Falcons very often. I t was obviously a falcon (thank you Heidi for teaching me what to look for) but too big to be a Merlin or a Kestrel (relatively common on my rides) and too light to be a Prairie. He was heavily streaked down the front, and he hung out for a long time. This gave me time to consult iBird Pro, Crossley’s guide, and my old Sibley’s. Quite a treat for the North End of Boise. ;-)

Final tally was 39 species in 12 miles, but the Peregrine was the crowning treat.

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Ken Miracle
 

Yes … I saw those yesterday those are Rosy Finches … I was just curious if you had a flock shot from today.



On Jan 10, 2021, at 7:14 PM, M Gregory <alanclarkg@...> wrote:

Here is one of the flock photos I posted yesterday. I even held a magnifying lens up to a print of this. darn

On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 3:57 PM Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
The only photos I see here are House Sparrows and female Red-winged Blackbirds … is there a missing large flock photo?

On Jan 10, 2021, at 3:42 PM, M Gregory <alanclarkg@...> wrote:

I am disappointed with my photos and I clicked off dozens. I think there are some Black Rosy-Finches mixed in the large flock with Gray-crowned. Was 32 and breezy at the time I revisited the site in Elmore County this morning. There were Horned Larks feeding in a plowed field across Beet Dump Road from the finches.
Alan Gregory

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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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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





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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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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: Ferruginous Hawk

Ken Miracle
 

He was nice enough to hold up his leg for you and show you his bare lower shin :-)

Yes they come in a huge range of colors within 50 miles of Boise I have seen some so dark they border on black and some so light they are almost white.

I saw that Cliff Weisse in his reply called this one an intermediate morph and why.



On Jan 10, 2021, at 7:12 PM, M Gregory <alanclarkg@...> wrote:

ok. thank you for the correction. Every time I go out looking, I see different color phases of red-tails. And they are all very different than the redtails I saw over 25 years in Pennsylvania and Vermont.

On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 7:09 PM Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Those are the same … not a Ferruginous …. there would be feathering all the way down the legs to the feet.

Red-tailed Hawk

On Jan 10, 2021, at 7:06 PM, M Gregory <alanclarkg@...> wrote:


I think I attached the wrong pics to my earlier note about raptors. Here are two pics of the dark, red-phase Ferruginous Hawk I found perched on a utility pole today.
alan

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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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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





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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



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: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

M Gregory
 

Here is one of the flock photos I posted yesterday. I even held a magnifying lens up to a print of this. darn


On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 3:57 PM Ken Miracle via groups.io <chukar28=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
The only photos I see here are House Sparrows and female Red-winged Blackbirds … is there a missing large flock photo?

On Jan 10, 2021, at 3:42 PM, M Gregory <alanclarkg@...> wrote:

I am disappointed with my photos and I clicked off dozens. I think there are some Black Rosy-Finches mixed in the large flock with Gray-crowned. Was 32 and breezy at the time I revisited the site in Elmore County this morning. There were Horned Larks feeding in a plowed field across Beet Dump Road from the finches.
Alan Gregory

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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


<1-IMG_6956.JPG><1-IMG_7032.JPG><1-IMG_6987.JPG><1-IMG_6942.JPG>

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



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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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