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Re: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

Ken Miracle
 

Thanks for the info. I have only recently been doing e bird checklists and was puzzled why some of the birds on my check list from IBO lucky peak did not show up on my rare bird alert … now I know :-)


On Jul 17, 2020, at 8:07 AM, Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad@...> wrote:

Tom et al.,

Good question.  Ada is one of the rare counties for which the eBird filter has been split into two: a low elevation filter and a high elevation filter for the Lucky Peak area and environs.  These Cliff Swallow reports are from the Ada High Elevation filter region, where mid-summer Cliff Swallows are flagged, unlike in the surrounding lowlands.  Conversely, the Western Tanager on the same alert would not have been flagged by the Ada High Elevation filter, but is flagged by the low elevation filter until a bit later in July, when southbound migrants become more abundant.

Hopefully these subdivided filters will become more widely-used in the future, but they require a lot of effort to develop.  Thanks to Lew Ulrey, Heidi Ware Carlisle, Jay Carlisle, and probably others (apologies to whomever I missed) for making this possible in Ada County.

Best,

Carl Lundblad
Moscow, ID

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 10:19 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:
I guess I'm wondering why this hits the rare bird alert. I see Cliff Swallows almost every day by going under the little underpass at Esther Simplot. They still seem to be tending to nests.
Tom

 
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:03:35 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Cliff Swallow (4 reports)
- Western Tanager (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Ada County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Ada County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36228
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Sam Meigs
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71551230
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Intermountain Bird Observatory
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71552594
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Kyle Lima
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71550474
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Serena Ross
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71550475
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 12, 2020 08:50 by Christi Jarrett
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71559859
- Comments: "yellow body, black wings, orange head"

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Ken Miracle
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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: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

Carl Lundblad
 

Tom et al.,

Good question.  Ada is one of the rare counties for which the eBird filter has been split into two: a low elevation filter and a high elevation filter for the Lucky Peak area and environs.  These Cliff Swallow reports are from the Ada High Elevation filter region, where mid-summer Cliff Swallows are flagged, unlike in the surrounding lowlands.  Conversely, the Western Tanager on the same alert would not have been flagged by the Ada High Elevation filter, but is flagged by the low elevation filter until a bit later in July, when southbound migrants become more abundant.

Hopefully these subdivided filters will become more widely-used in the future, but they require a lot of effort to develop.  Thanks to Lew Ulrey, Heidi Ware Carlisle, Jay Carlisle, and probably others (apologies to whomever I missed) for making this possible in Ada County.

Best,

Carl Lundblad
Moscow, ID

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 10:19 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:
I guess I'm wondering why this hits the rare bird alert. I see Cliff Swallows almost every day by going under the little underpass at Esther Simplot. They still seem to be tending to nests.
Tom

 
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:03:35 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Cliff Swallow (4 reports)
- Western Tanager (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Ada County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Ada County.  View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36228
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Sam Meigs
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71551230
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Intermountain Bird Observatory
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71552594
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Kyle Lima
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71550474
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Serena Ross
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71550475
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 12, 2020 08:50 by Christi Jarrett
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71559859
- Comments: "yellow body, black wings, orange head"

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Re: Comet Neowise

climb_on2002
 

Realized that photo wasn’t yours as we were driving out towards the site and I was reading your instructions to Mark! We did get an additional treat of seeing the space station go overhead. 

MaDWhitham
Suivez vos rêves aujourd’hui!! Demain n’arrivera peut-être jamais

On Jul 16, 2020, at 11:13 PM, lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55@...> wrote:

Wish I could take credit for the photo appearing in the discussion. Posted by Anonymous. Beautiful photo, for sure, but not mine. 

Have seen comet about 10 times since first becoming readily visible. And, like the view best from my 10x50 binocs. The tail is amazing & can see the difference between the ion portion & more visible debris part. Read where comet head is approx 3 miles wide, while tail is approx 650K miles in length! Dirty ice balls traveling through space can certainly put on a show!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot

--
MaDWhitham
Follow your dreams today, tomorrow’s not a guarantee 


Re: Comet Neowise

climb_on2002
 

Thanks Brian! Headed towards the site and found a dark spot away from the road. 
MaDWhitham
Suivez vos rêves aujourd’hui!! Demain n’arrivera peut-être jamais

On Jul 16, 2020, at 5:05 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:



same here, living on the boise greenbelt, just went west on Chinden to open space a mile or so beyond Glenwood........  NO trees or mtns or lights in the way, totally worth it     =)


From: "Diann Stone" <dstoneak2id@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:35:31 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Comet Neowise

Brian,

Thanks for the update on Neowise. Tonight I hope to find a place in Boise without interference from trees or city lights. 

Dianne Stone. Boise Depot Bench

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020, 11:29 PM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If interested, don't have to wake up in early AM hrs to see Comet Neowise now. It's visible best after 10:30 PM, about 2 fists above the horizon, below the Big Dipper in the NW sky. The comet will rise a bit closer to the Dipper each night between now & 7/23. Visible with naked eye but looks really good though binoculars &, I'm sure, best with a telescope. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot



--
MaDWhitham
Follow your dreams today, tomorrow’s not a guarantee 


Re: Comet Neowise

Elizabeth Medes
 

Thank you, Brian, for the tip!  Drove up Squaw Butte tonight - no sign of the comet at 10:30 or so, but were rewarded with common poorwills, night hawks, and a burrowing owl!

Returned home at 11:20 and there lo and behold we saw Neowise!  Fabulous!

Liz Medes
Emmett

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 5:23 PM rattlesnake4873 <Rattlesnake4873@...> wrote:
I could not see it at 11 last night from off Bogart but I’ll be in Donnelly tomorrow night and hoping for very dark skies,

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 5:05 PM Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:

same here, living on the boise greenbelt, just went west on Chinden to open space a mile or so beyond Glenwood........  NO trees or mtns or lights in the way, totally worth it     =)


From: "Diann Stone" <dstoneak2id@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:35:31 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Comet Neowise

Brian,

Thanks for the update on Neowise. Tonight I hope to find a place in Boise without interference from trees or city lights. 

Dianne Stone. Boise Depot Bench

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020, 11:29 PM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If interested, don't have to wake up in early AM hrs to see Comet Neowise now. It's visible best after 10:30 PM, about 2 fists above the horizon, below the Big Dipper in the NW sky. The comet will rise a bit closer to the Dipper each night between now & 7/23. Visible with naked eye but looks really good though binoculars &, I'm sure, best with a telescope. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot



Re: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

bike4birds
 

I guess I'm wondering why this hits the rare bird alert. I see Cliff Swallows almost every day by going under the little underpass at Esther Simplot. They still seem to be tending to nests.
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Arnold
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:10 PM
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Subject: [IBLE] [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>



interesting way to learn who all is working at IBO-LP

=)

=)


=)



=)





wondering if you guys are fighting the urge to go maskless up there...??.... haha






----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:03:35 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Cliff Swallow (4 reports)
- Western Tanager (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Ada County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Ada County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36228
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Sam Meigs
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71551230
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Intermountain Bird Observatory
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71552594
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Kyle Lima
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71550474
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Serena Ross
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71550475
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 12, 2020 08:50 by Christi Jarrett
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71559859
- Comments: "yellow body, black wings, orange head"

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Re: Comet Neowise

Kit Struthers
 

I watched it tonight first from our north pasture and then from the backyard.  Spectacular!

Kit

Kit Struthers
kit619@...
Idaho Falls ID

On Jul 16, 2020, at 11:13 PM, lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55@...> wrote:

Wish I could take credit for the photo appearing in the discussion. Posted by Anonymous. Beautiful photo, for sure, but not mine. 

Have seen comet about 10 times since first becoming readily visible. And, like the view best from my 10x50 binocs. The tail is amazing & can see the difference between the ion portion & more visible debris part. Read where comet head is approx 3 miles wide, while tail is approx 650K miles in length! Dirty ice balls traveling through space can certainly put on a show!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Comet Neowise

lcarrigan_55
 

Wish I could take credit for the photo appearing in the discussion. Posted by Anonymous. Beautiful photo, for sure, but not mine. 

Have seen comet about 10 times since first becoming readily visible. And, like the view best from my 10x50 binocs. The tail is amazing & can see the difference between the ion portion & more visible debris part. Read where comet head is approx 3 miles wide, while tail is approx 650K miles in length! Dirty ice balls traveling through space can certainly put on a show!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


[eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

Larry Arnold
 

interesting way to learn who all is working at IBO-LP

=)

=)


=)



=)





wondering if you guys are fighting the urge to go maskless up there...??.... haha






----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:03:35 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Cliff Swallow (4 reports)
- Western Tanager (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Ada County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Ada County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36228
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Sam Meigs
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71551230
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Intermountain Bird Observatory
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71552594
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Kyle Lima
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71550474
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Jul 16, 2020 06:15 by Serena Ross
- Intermountain Bird Observatory at Lucky Peak, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6056275,-116.0600716&ll=43.6056275,-116.0600716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71550475
- Comments: "Flyover migrants."

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 12, 2020 08:50 by Christi Jarrett
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71559859
- Comments: "yellow body, black wings, orange head"

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Re: Comet Neowise

rattlesnake4873
 

I could not see it at 11 last night from off Bogart but I’ll be in Donnelly tomorrow night and hoping for very dark skies,

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 5:05 PM Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:

same here, living on the boise greenbelt, just went west on Chinden to open space a mile or so beyond Glenwood........  NO trees or mtns or lights in the way, totally worth it     =)


From: "Diann Stone" <dstoneak2id@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:35:31 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Comet Neowise

Brian,

Thanks for the update on Neowise. Tonight I hope to find a place in Boise without interference from trees or city lights. 

Dianne Stone. Boise Depot Bench

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020, 11:29 PM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If interested, don't have to wake up in early AM hrs to see Comet Neowise now. It's visible best after 10:30 PM, about 2 fists above the horizon, below the Big Dipper in the NW sky. The comet will rise a bit closer to the Dipper each night between now & 7/23. Visible with naked eye but looks really good though binoculars &, I'm sure, best with a telescope. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot



Re: Comet Neowise

Larry Arnold
 


same here, living on the boise greenbelt, just went west on Chinden to open space a mile or so beyond Glenwood........  NO trees or mtns or lights in the way, totally worth it     =)


From: "Diann Stone" <dstoneak2id@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:35:31 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Comet Neowise

Brian,

Thanks for the update on Neowise. Tonight I hope to find a place in Boise without interference from trees or city lights. 

Dianne Stone. Boise Depot Bench

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020, 11:29 PM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If interested, don't have to wake up in early AM hrs to see Comet Neowise now. It's visible best after 10:30 PM, about 2 fists above the horizon, below the Big Dipper in the NW sky. The comet will rise a bit closer to the Dipper each night between now & 7/23. Visible with naked eye but looks really good though binoculars &, I'm sure, best with a telescope. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot



Re: Comet Neowise

Diann Stone
 

Brian,

Thanks for the update on Neowise. Tonight I hope to find a place in Boise without interference from trees or city lights. 

Dianne Stone. Boise Depot Bench

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020, 11:29 PM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If interested, don't have to wake up in early AM hrs to see Comet Neowise now. It's visible best after 10:30 PM, about 2 fists above the horizon, below the Big Dipper in the NW sky. The comet will rise a bit closer to the Dipper each night between now & 7/23. Visible with naked eye but looks really good though binoculars &, I'm sure, best with a telescope. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Comet Neowise

Larry Arnold
 


yay for that 180 mm lens...  =)      beautiful shot Jordan !!!!!

yeah, I tried 8x and 10x bins, and both of our scopes, but liked the view best with my 8x bins


this reminds me of birding in Colombia April 2010.......  really cool endemic species right in front of us, within 20-30 ft, but most of us kept turning around to watch a volcano that was sputtering, poofing, coughing, blasting smoke and debris into the sky....  and this was no IQ test, we just could not take our eyes off that "thing"





From: "Jordan Ragsdale" <salmanazar@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:46:19 AM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Comet Neowise

I actually found that it looks best in binoculars, more contrast and you can take in the whole tail. This is what it looks like nearly uncropped with a 180mm lens, the tail is HUGE! Definitely worth checking out since it now so easy to see in the evening.

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 9:39 AM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Thanks Brian. 

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jul 15, 2020, at 11:29 PM, lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

If interested, don't have to wake up in early AM hrs to see Comet Neowise now. It's visible best after 10:30 PM, about 2 fists above the horizon, below the Big Dipper in the NW sky. The comet will rise a bit closer to the Dipper each night between now & 7/23. Visible with naked eye but looks really good though binoculars &, I'm sure, best with a telescope. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot



Re: Comet Neowise

climb_on2002
 

Awesome shot Brian

MaDWhitham
Suis tes rêves aujourd'hui! Demain n'est pas une garantie

On Jul 16, 2020, at 09:46, Anonymous <salmanazar@...> wrote:


I actually found that it looks best in binoculars, more contrast and you can take in the whole tail. This is what it looks like nearly uncropped with a 180mm lens, the tail is HUGE! Definitely worth checking out since it now so easy to see in the evening.

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 9:39 AM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Thanks Brian. 

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jul 15, 2020, at 11:29 PM, lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

If interested, don't have to wake up in early AM hrs to see Comet Neowise now. It's visible best after 10:30 PM, about 2 fists above the horizon, below the Big Dipper in the NW sky. The comet will rise a bit closer to the Dipper each night between now & 7/23. Visible with naked eye but looks really good though binoculars &, I'm sure, best with a telescope. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


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Re: Comet Neowise

Anonymous
 

I actually found that it looks best in binoculars, more contrast and you can take in the whole tail. This is what it looks like nearly uncropped with a 180mm lens, the tail is HUGE! Definitely worth checking out since it now so easy to see in the evening.


On Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 9:39 AM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Thanks Brian. 

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jul 15, 2020, at 11:29 PM, lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

If interested, don't have to wake up in early AM hrs to see Comet Neowise now. It's visible best after 10:30 PM, about 2 fists above the horizon, below the Big Dipper in the NW sky. The comet will rise a bit closer to the Dipper each night between now & 7/23. Visible with naked eye but looks really good though binoculars &, I'm sure, best with a telescope. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Comet Neowise

Denise Hughes
 

Thanks Brian. 

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jul 15, 2020, at 11:29 PM, lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55@...> wrote:

If interested, don't have to wake up in early AM hrs to see Comet Neowise now. It's visible best after 10:30 PM, about 2 fists above the horizon, below the Big Dipper in the NW sky. The comet will rise a bit closer to the Dipper each night between now & 7/23. Visible with naked eye but looks really good though binoculars &, I'm sure, best with a telescope. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Comet Neowise

lcarrigan_55
 

If interested, don't have to wake up in early AM hrs to see Comet Neowise now. It's visible best after 10:30 PM, about 2 fists above the horizon, below the Big Dipper in the NW sky. The comet will rise a bit closer to the Dipper each night between now & 7/23. Visible with naked eye but looks really good though binoculars &, I'm sure, best with a telescope. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Not A Bird

Larry Arnold
 


good looks this morning 0330 hrs, thx again Brian   =)

almost better in 8x bins than 10x bins or even the scope, just needed to be out of trees and mountains as it was fairly low.......



From: "lcarrigan_55 via groups.io" <lcarrigan_55@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:25:35 AM
Subject: [IBLE] Not A Bird

I know a lot of folks are interested in most natural phenomena, so here's another use for your binocs. Comet Neowise is putting on the most spectacular North America comet show since Hale-Bopp. This comet was only discovered on March 27 this year.

Right now, it's visible with the naked eye in early AM hrs about 8° above the NE horizon (fist on outstretched arm is 5°). My wife & I have been watching the past few mornings from our front pasture. This AM, went out at 4 & it was readily visible & the tail was amazing thru binocs. It will move higher in the sky & to the NW & arise earlier, so that toward end of July, will be visible soon after dark. 

It has a good chance to become a super comet (readily visible with unaided eye), last being Hale-Bopp (still have purchased-photo of H-B over Grand Teton in my office). And, I would say, it's quite close now. If you miss it, your next chance to view this comet will be in just another 6800 yrs. I decided I better check it out now! 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Bird ID help

Kevin Merrell
 

I'm encouraged, Bill and Larry. As one just starting out in birding by way of recording birdsong soundscapes I'm impressed with the seemingly vast number of feathered friends one might become acquainted with. I've had the delight of meeting several in the group that appear to me to be unconscious competents at recognizing birds. It's second nature to them. It's reflexive. They still seem to love it, too. I'm open to being convinced, but I'm not convinced yet that I want to devote the endless effort required to becoming able to identify every last bird that crosses my path. I resonate to the proposition that there is joy in it at every level. 

Kevin Merrell

On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 8:13 PM Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:

hey Bill, easier birding works for us too.........   

what about gulls ?  we've got to lump a bunch of gulls and their F1 crosses and F2 back-crosses before insanity strikes !!

and

the toppermost birders we've known over the last umpteen x 2 years have been repeatedly quoted......." lump, lump, lump !!! "


while at St. Marks NWR in FL panhandle just S of Tallahassee a few months ago we got you a shirt featuring " little brown jobs "

I hope we got your size right........  haha

easier birding, more fun, less filling, tastes great !!   hahahaha   =)   what's football ?

LA





From: "Bill Moore" <hootowlbill@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:53:15 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Bird ID help

Ok, here comes a retiree easier birding email.

I’ve been birding and listing for about 50 years, both back east and out west for the last 35 years and was sent all over the country for work. I decided years ago that several types of birds should just be lumped, which spares me the effort to find difficult (at times esoteric) field marks to get a specific ID.

I now call all small streaky brown birds - “sparrows” all empids - flycatchers and especially all small shorebirds - shorebirds. All of them are on my life lists anyway and now I just enjoy watching them and leave the bird book on the windowsill or in my pocket when these pesky highly lumpable fellows get near me.

Bill Moore
Hoot Owl Rd
Inkom


On Jul 12, 2020, at 2:05 PM, Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay@...> wrote:

My vote is “neither” \uD83D\uDE01.  An immature that looks superficially unlike its parents but the pinkish bill helps (& the white outer tail feather seen from beneath) ... a Dark-eyed Junco.

Jay 




On Sunday, July 12, 2020, 12:53 PM, Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:

Yesterday we were birding the top of Schweitzer Mountain and came across this bird. I thought at first it was a Cassin's Finch but upon closer inspection of the photo today I am not so sure. It may be an immature Chipping Sparrow. Can anyone assist? Did not hear it call so no help there. Also sorry if this is duplicated, had trouble sending. Thanks, Linda



Re: Bird ID help

Larry Arnold
 


hey Bill, easier birding works for us too.........   

what about gulls ?  we've got to lump a bunch of gulls and their F1 crosses and F2 back-crosses before insanity strikes !!

and

the toppermost birders we've known over the last umpteen x 2 years have been repeatedly quoted......." lump, lump, lump !!! "


while at St. Marks NWR in FL panhandle just S of Tallahassee a few months ago we got you a shirt featuring " little brown jobs "

I hope we got your size right........  haha

easier birding, more fun, less filling, tastes great !!   hahahaha   =)   what's football ?

LA





From: "Bill Moore" <hootowlbill@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:53:15 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Bird ID help

Ok, here comes a retiree easier birding email.

I’ve been birding and listing for about 50 years, both back east and out west for the last 35 years and was sent all over the country for work. I decided years ago that several types of birds should just be lumped, which spares me the effort to find difficult (at times esoteric) field marks to get a specific ID.

I now call all small streaky brown birds - “sparrows” all empids - flycatchers and especially all small shorebirds - shorebirds. All of them are on my life lists anyway and now I just enjoy watching them and leave the bird book on the windowsill or in my pocket when these pesky highly lumpable fellows get near me.

Bill Moore
Hoot Owl Rd
Inkom


On Jul 12, 2020, at 2:05 PM, Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay@...> wrote:

My vote is “neither” \uD83D\uDE01.  An immature that looks superficially unlike its parents but the pinkish bill helps (& the white outer tail feather seen from beneath) ... a Dark-eyed Junco.

Jay 




On Sunday, July 12, 2020, 12:53 PM, Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:

Yesterday we were birding the top of Schweitzer Mountain and came across this bird. I thought at first it was a Cassin's Finch but upon closer inspection of the photo today I am not so sure. It may be an immature Chipping Sparrow. Can anyone assist? Did not hear it call so no help there. Also sorry if this is duplicated, had trouble sending. Thanks, Linda