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Dry lake

Robert Kiernan
 

Photos from 3 days


Dry lake

Robert Kiernan
 

Scott you must be the one who was in black vehicle when I arrived this am we spent about 45 minutes  no phalaropes we left to check out small ponds near by on big foot near Dearborn then on Dearborn between big foot &Belmont then around to rim the one on Dearborn best  bank swallow. Yellow  legs. Spotted piper black stilts I knew phalaropes  moved around went back to dry lake got chair out sat for a bit along came red phalas


Birds Canada, July 2020

Larry Arnold
 


We're ~ still ~ discussing mercury exposure after all these years....!!   2nd publication listed at end........



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Dry Lakes Visit - It's been a while!

Scott Tuthill
 

After Denise Hughes post here I decided to head out to Dry Lakes. According to my eBird records the last time I was there was in July of 1991! My memories are not perfect, but it seems to have changed. There is now the one big pond along the road (which sounds like is dry most of the time) with the smaller irrigation pond just barely visible off its southwest corner on the other side of the berm and canal. My last memory is of two much smaller ponds where the big pond is now, at least one of which had water in it regularly. But who knows.

 

As far as my visit, I was not lucky enough to have the shorebirds right along the road for awesome photos. I did get some at much greater distance and if any are good will post in eBird. My list was similar to Denise and Cheryl’s. I heard 3 different Common Yellowthroats as well as a Marsh Wren. I also twice heard what sure sounded like a Virginia Rail back towards the irrigation pond. It is not on my eBird list as I was not positive but something for folks to be on the listen for in the future. I also had a nice group of 10 Red-necked Phalaropes.  Looking at recent eBird lists there seems to be a mix of Red-necked and Wilson’s reported. Are there both species migrating through or is this a identification challenge? When on the water 150 yards away they are surprisingly hard to separate. When in flight it is much easier with the dark rump and white wing stripe of the Red-necked standing out. The one duck I could identify was a Ring-necked all the way on the far side of the water. There were clearly teal and larger sized ducks present just not sure which ones. Will look at my photos. Bank, Barn, and Cliff Swallows were present but far away and the mix and total count was impossible to know.

 

Was a fun visit. I also noticed some close mown fields on the west side of Dry Lakes just north of where it bends to the west and becomes Stage Coach -  about half way toward Bowmont. I took a quick scan and didn’t see anything but the fields just have the look of somewhere where birds would be.

 

Scott


Re: Duck?

Elizabeth Medes
 

Kevin McGowan loves to throw in the American Black Duck in his Cornell labs waterfowl ID course quizzes.  I missed it every time.  The patch of white should give the mallard away, but still, the bill color on this guy had me second guessing myself.

Nice photo!  Great learning opportunity.

Liz Medes 
Emmett, the east side


Re: Duck

Larry Arnold
 


oh, man, it's too late, Bob, I already claimed you as having an American Black Duck on all my other listservs, entered it in eBird for you, and submitted a rare bird report in your name to IBRC......   ;-)

tisk

tisk

tisk

these l-o-n-g pandemic days make me half crazy ? mostly crazy ? just stir crazy ? wishing we were still in camping mode ?

Larry




From: "climb_on2002 via groups.io" <climb_on2002@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 5:12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Duck

It’s useful for giving you 2-3 birds to zero in on. 

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

On Jul 27, 2020, at 4:00 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:


I guess I should not trust  merlin any more for bird ID.  AMEN

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


Re: Duck

climb_on2002
 

It’s useful for giving you 2-3 birds to zero in on. 

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

On Jul 27, 2020, at 4:00 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:


I guess I should not trust  merlin any more for bird ID.  AMEN

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


Duck

Robert Kiernan
 

I guess I should not trust  merlin any more for bird ID.  AMEN


Re: hummingbird body language quiz........ ;-)

bike4birds
 

Rufous and Calliope in unison:

“Hey! We’re wearing OUR masks. Why aren’t you?”

 

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Subject: [IBLE] hummingbird body language quiz........ ;-)

 

 

Would someone please venture to share with us what each of these hummers is thinking.....??    =)

 

Elevation c. 8900 ft in Gunnison NF

 

Larry

 

 

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Re: Duck?

climb_on2002
 

The head and neck shape looks like a Mallard, non breeding male has an olive green bill, Can see the white border on the wing and the white tail. Plus the American black duck would be way out of range. 

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

On Jul 27, 2020, at 12:52, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:


This out at dry lake yesterday  didn't look right any of are regular ducks sent in to merlin for ID. They said american black duck ????

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Follow your dreams today, tomorrow’s not a guarantee 


Re: Duck?

Ken Miracle
 

Non breeding Mallard … notice the white on the tail that you would not see on an American Black Duck … of course it would be well out of it’s normal range also.



On Jul 27, 2020, at 12:51 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

This out at dry lake yesterday  didn't look right any of are regular ducks sent in to merlin for ID. They said american black duck ????
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Re: hummingbird body language quiz........ ;-)

Larry Arnold
 


LOL........


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Calliope says I'm finally protected from rufus bully  rufus says see I like to be friends 

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020, 9:56 AM Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:

Would someone please venture to share with us what each of these hummers is thinking.....??    =)

Elevation c. 8900 ft in Gunnison NF

Larry


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I banded 3 male Calliopes today, several Rufous, and a bunch of Broadtailed.  At the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, near Crested Butte, CO. 



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Re: hummingbird body language quiz........ ;-)

Robert Kiernan
 

Calliope says I'm finally protected from rufus bully  rufus says see I like to be friends 


On Mon, Jul 27, 2020, 9:56 AM Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:

Would someone please venture to share with us what each of these hummers is thinking.....??    =)

Elevation c. 8900 ft in Gunnison NF

Larry


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Date: Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 8:37 PM
Subject: [wsbn] Calliope and Rufous
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I banded 3 male Calliopes today, several Rufous, and a bunch of Broadtailed.  At the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, near Crested Butte, CO. 



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Department of Biology
University of Maryland

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Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

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Duck?

Robert Kiernan
 

This out at dry lake yesterday  didn't look right any of are regular ducks sent in to merlin for ID. They said american black duck ????


hummingbird body language quiz........ ;-)

Larry Arnold
 


Would someone please venture to share with us what each of these hummers is thinking.....??    =)

Elevation c. 8900 ft in Gunnison NF

Larry


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: David Inouye <dwinouye@...>
Date: Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 8:37 PM
Subject: [wsbn] Calliope and Rufous
To: <wsbn@...>

I banded 3 male Calliopes today, several Rufous, and a bunch of Broadtailed.  At the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, near Crested Butte, CO. 



-- 
Dr. David W. Inouye
Professor Emeritus
Department of Biology
University of Maryland

Principal Investigator
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

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Re: Oregon Field Guide

climb_on2002
 

OMG they were dang adorable!! That was a very interesting program wasn’t it?

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

On Jul 26, 2020, at 9:55 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



I know I’m watching too much tv, but at least Oregon Field Guide isn’t political. Tonight one of the 3 stories was an effort to restore Burrowing Owls on the deactivated Umatilla chemical weapons storage facility. I think the program repeats on IPTV during the week. Burrowing Owls are not birds that I see very often (and they were way cute).

Tom


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


Oregon Field Guide

bike4birds
 

I know I’m watching too much tv, but at least Oregon Field Guide isn’t political. Tonight one of the 3 stories was an effort to restore Burrowing Owls on the deactivated Umatilla chemical weapons storage facility. I think the program repeats on IPTV during the week. Burrowing Owls are not birds that I see very often (and they were way cute).

Tom


Re: Dry Lake

Denise Hughes
 

Dry Lake is south of Nampa.  

Head south on Hwy 45 to to Missouri. Turn right. Turn left on Dry Lake.  Continue to Stagecoach and turn right.  You will see the water on the south side of the road. 

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jul 26, 2020, at 11:58 AM, kristin_araki <karaki@...> wrote:

Could someone tell me where Dry Lake is located and possibly how to get there? I'm thinking I might have to go and check it out next weekend. Thanks so much for the help!
Kristin Araki 

-------- Original message --------
From: Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...>
Date: 7/26/20 11:15 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Dry Lake

The pond sits north south.  We were out there about 9 am and had good light.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

> On Jul 26, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Scott Tuthill <satuthill@...> wrote:
>
> I have not been out there in years -- used to be one of my regular stops. I am going to have to head out that way next week sometimes. What time of day is best to be there lighting wise. Its hard to remember are you looking south of the road into the ponds?
>
> Scott Tuthill
>
>
>




Re: Dry Lake

Robert Kiernan
 

I was there this am about 9 red neck phalaropes still there.                          Owl photo silver city rd.


On Sun, Jul 26, 2020, 10:59 AM Scott Tuthill <satuthill@...> wrote:
I have not been out there in years -- used to be one of my regular
stops. I am going to have to head out that way next week sometimes. What
time of day is best to be there lighting wise. Its hard to remember are
you looking south of the road into the ponds?

Scott Tuthill




Re: Dry Lake

kristin_araki
 

Could someone tell me where Dry Lake is located and possibly how to get there? I'm thinking I might have to go and check it out next weekend. Thanks so much for the help!
Kristin Araki 

-------- Original message --------
From: Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...>
Date: 7/26/20 11:15 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Dry Lake

The pond sits north south.  We were out there about 9 am and had good light.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

> On Jul 26, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Scott Tuthill <satuthill@...> wrote:
>
> I have not been out there in years -- used to be one of my regular stops. I am going to have to head out that way next week sometimes. What time of day is best to be there lighting wise. Its hard to remember are you looking south of the road into the ponds?
>
> Scott Tuthill
>
>
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