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Re: Hall ofmirrors

bike4birds
 

My friend who rehabs wildlife says it’s been going on for a long time. As I indicated previously, it didn’t really hit me until I saw the dead WETA’s in the Outdoor Idaho episode. Having someone tell you about something doesn’t provoke the same reaction as seeing it yourself.

Tom

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Miracle via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:02 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Hall ofmirrors

 

When I saw them on the ground when going into the HOM building early in the mornings over a few years would have been between 15 and 30 years ago. I was not a birder in those years and have a terrible memory for numbers so do not have specific dates. Just a memory of a number of dead birds laying around all at once.



On Jul 23, 2020, at 7:49 PM, Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:

 

So I found this recent article.  If it's just this year, is this a climate change issue?

 

 

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: Hall ofmirrors

Ken Miracle
 

When I saw them on the ground when going into the HOM building early in the mornings over a few years would have been between 15 and 30 years ago. I was not a birder in those years and have a terrible memory for numbers so do not have specific dates. Just a memory of a number of dead birds laying around all at once.

On Jul 23, 2020, at 7:49 PM, Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:

So I found this recent article.  If it's just this year, is this a climate change issue?


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: Hall ofmirrors

Elizabeth Medes
 

So I found this recent article.  If it's just this year, is this a climate change issue?


Juvenile Hummingbirds

lcarrigan_55
 

Most frequent hummingbird visitors to feeder now are adult female & juvenile Rufous. And, adult female & juvenile Black-chinned. No adult males of either for a week. Rufous definitely "rule", keeping others away. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Grasshopper and Black-throated Sparrows

Janet Phillips
 

Parked at the Archery Range lot and hiked up Ridgecrest Trail (20) to Buck Tail Trail (20A) to Shane’s Loop at Military Reserve Park this morning to find the Grasshopper Sparrows reported yesterday by Dondi Black. At the intersection of Buck Tail Trail and Shane’s Loop, I started the loop clockwise and very soon heard and photographed a Black-throated Sparrow!! Start listening for Grasshopper Sparrows soon after the trail intersects with Bear’s Ears Trail. I saw at least 4 in the next mile (about 2.5 from my start). In my eBird checklist I have given more details. There was a survey group out that closed Shane’s Loop after several bikers and hikers were already on it but you just need to let the bikes go by as they are timing their runs. Workers congregate at the intersection of Buck Tail and Shane’s Loop Trails—8+ people in green vests.


Re: Hall ofmirrors

Louisa Evers
 

Golden Eagle Audubon’s Advocacy Committee has been working on an ordinance for Boise to require bird-friendly glass on new public buildings. Not sure what the status is since coronavirus issues and dealing with protests and counter protests seem to be sucking much of the air out of the room.  Our goal is to work on getting such ordinances adopted across the Treasure Valley. Takes more time than anyone would like however. 
--
Louisa Evers
elouisa603@...


Re: Hall ofmirrors

Ken Miracle
 

In my working life I was at the Hall of Mirrors (HOM) for many meetings etc. over the years.  During spring and fall migration times if I was at the HOM early in the morning before the outside clean up crew had arrived there were frequently a significant number of birds either dead or recovering from a strike. I have been retired for over 10 years now and I do know back then the issue was never high on the radar of those in charge of the building.

I do remember from training and discussion I had in preparing to help with the Boise downtown bird strike inventory program that the State had looked at retrofitting the Hall of Mirrors with bird friendly glass but it do not remember it ever having been put in the budget.

I hope that IBO and others have raised the awareness to the Dept. of Administration and the legislature but given the budget reductions going on as Tom said that is quite unlikely to happen in the near future. Heidi or Jay Carlisle or others with IBO may know if the State has ever checked into the cost or even gotten bids for retrofitting the HOM with bird friendly windows or coatings etc.. I do not remember ever hearing a cost quoted in any discussions but I have a horrible memory for numbers :-)



On Jul 22, 2020, at 4:30 AM, Kevin Merrell <historysaver@...> wrote:

I love the vision, Tom. While the Hall no doubt was envisioned as a statement of modernity, it has turned out to be a tragic cautionary tale of unintended consequences. 

Kevin

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 11:06 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

I’m not sure that the state is going to want to divert resources during a pandemic, so it’s going to have to be up to birders. I wonder if there is anything that could be placed on the outside that wouldn’t affect the esthetics, but would make the building more visible to birds? I have a friend who rehabs birds (and other animals) and she has mentioned seeing lots of injured (and dead) birds around that particular building, but the Outdoor Idaho video really brought it home.

Unfortunately, that isn’t the only building in Boise that has a reflective exterior.

I googled “bird friendly glass” and there’s quite a bit of info out there. The problem is going to be retrofitting a building that is known as “The Hall of Mirrors.” If we can figure out a way to do it, we could start a go-fund-me page.

Tom McCabe

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jon Barnett
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:21 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Hall ofmirrors

 

Yeah, that was a random swipe that was disturbing.  But re the birds, that is so super sickening about the WT and HoM!  Somebody have a viable plan?  Jon

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Cliff Weisse
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:15 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Hall ofmirrors

 

Let's leave Trump out of this OK?

Cliff

On 7/21/20 8:53 PM, Robert Kiernan wrote:

I agree Tom I'm glad you brought  that up  I wonder how many birders like I are aware of the problem most idahoans  wont speak up about what trump is doing in :re virus but think they would speak up for birds let's do some thing birders about this

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 8:29 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

In case you haven’t seen it, “Outdoor Idaho” on PBS, has an episode called “Urban Wildlife.” It’s about the interaction between wildlife and humans in Idaho. I recorded it a few days ago and just got around to watching it. I was quite pleased to see our very own Heidi Ware Carlisle and Jay Carlisle in the episode. Heidi even got a speaking part, Jay just got a cameo.

I’m not sure when it will air next, but if you have PBS Passport, I’m sure you can find it. Passport is available to folks who contribute some bucks to our Idaho Public Television.

The saddest part of the show is the sidewalk around the Hall of Mirrors, littered with dead Western Tanagers. (We need to do something about that bird killing machine.)

Tom McCabe, Boise

-- 
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: Heidi and Jay on PBS!

Denise Hughes
 

The program can be seen online at. 

On Jul 21, 2020, at 8:29 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



In case you haven’t seen it, “Outdoor Idaho” on PBS, has an episode called “Urban Wildlife.” It’s about the interaction between wildlife and humans in Idaho. I recorded it a few days ago and just got around to watching it. I was quite pleased to see our very own Heidi Ware Carlisle and Jay Carlisle in the episode. Heidi even got a speaking part, Jay just got a cameo.

I’m not sure when it will air next, but if you have PBS Passport, I’m sure you can find it. Passport is available to folks who contribute some bucks to our Idaho Public Television.

The saddest part of the show is the sidewalk around the Hall of Mirrors, littered with dead Western Tanagers. (We need to do something about that bird killing machine.)

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: Hall ofmirrors

Kevin Merrell
 

I love the vision, Tom. While the Hall no doubt was envisioned as a statement of modernity, it has turned out to be a tragic cautionary tale of unintended consequences. 

Kevin

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 11:06 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

I’m not sure that the state is going to want to divert resources during a pandemic, so it’s going to have to be up to birders. I wonder if there is anything that could be placed on the outside that wouldn’t affect the esthetics, but would make the building more visible to birds? I have a friend who rehabs birds (and other animals) and she has mentioned seeing lots of injured (and dead) birds around that particular building, but the Outdoor Idaho video really brought it home.

Unfortunately, that isn’t the only building in Boise that has a reflective exterior.

I googled “bird friendly glass” and there’s quite a bit of info out there. The problem is going to be retrofitting a building that is known as “The Hall of Mirrors.” If we can figure out a way to do it, we could start a go-fund-me page.

Tom McCabe

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jon Barnett
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:21 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Hall ofmirrors

 

Yeah, that was a random swipe that was disturbing.  But re the birds, that is so super sickening about the WT and HoM!  Somebody have a viable plan?  Jon

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Cliff Weisse
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:15 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Hall ofmirrors

 

Let's leave Trump out of this OK?

Cliff

On 7/21/20 8:53 PM, Robert Kiernan wrote:

I agree Tom I'm glad you brought  that up  I wonder how many birders like I are aware of the problem most idahoans  wont speak up about what trump is doing in :re virus but think they would speak up for birds let's do some thing birders about this

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 8:29 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

In case you haven’t seen it, “Outdoor Idaho” on PBS, has an episode called “Urban Wildlife.” It’s about the interaction between wildlife and humans in Idaho. I recorded it a few days ago and just got around to watching it. I was quite pleased to see our very own Heidi Ware Carlisle and Jay Carlisle in the episode. Heidi even got a speaking part, Jay just got a cameo.

I’m not sure when it will air next, but if you have PBS Passport, I’m sure you can find it. Passport is available to folks who contribute some bucks to our Idaho Public Television.

The saddest part of the show is the sidewalk around the Hall of Mirrors, littered with dead Western Tanagers. (We need to do something about that bird killing machine.)

Tom McCabe, Boise

-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...

 


Re: Heidi and Jay on PBS!

Larry Arnold
 


sincere thx Tom, we record all of those.......  will watch


From: "Tom McCabe" <tmccabe9@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:32:14 PM
Subject: [IBLE] Heidi and Jay on PBS!

In case you haven’t seen it, “Outdoor Idaho” on PBS, has an episode called “Urban Wildlife.” It’s about the interaction between wildlife and humans in Idaho. I recorded it a few days ago and just got around to watching it. I was quite pleased to see our very own Heidi Ware Carlisle and Jay Carlisle in the episode. Heidi even got a speaking part, Jay just got a cameo.

I’m not sure when it will air next, but if you have PBS Passport, I’m sure you can find it. Passport is available to folks who contribute some bucks to our Idaho Public Television.

The saddest part of the show is the sidewalk around the Hall of Mirrors, littered with dead Western Tanagers. (We need to do something about that bird killing machine.)

Tom McCabe, Boise



Re: Hall ofmirrors

bike4birds
 

I’m not sure that the state is going to want to divert resources during a pandemic, so it’s going to have to be up to birders. I wonder if there is anything that could be placed on the outside that wouldn’t affect the esthetics, but would make the building more visible to birds? I have a friend who rehabs birds (and other animals) and she has mentioned seeing lots of injured (and dead) birds around that particular building, but the Outdoor Idaho video really brought it home.

Unfortunately, that isn’t the only building in Boise that has a reflective exterior.

I googled “bird friendly glass” and there’s quite a bit of info out there. The problem is going to be retrofitting a building that is known as “The Hall of Mirrors.” If we can figure out a way to do it, we could start a go-fund-me page.

Tom McCabe

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jon Barnett
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:21 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Hall ofmirrors

 

Yeah, that was a random swipe that was disturbing.  But re the birds, that is so super sickening about the WT and HoM!  Somebody have a viable plan?  Jon

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Cliff Weisse
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:15 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Hall ofmirrors

 

Let's leave Trump out of this OK?

Cliff

On 7/21/20 8:53 PM, Robert Kiernan wrote:

I agree Tom I'm glad you brought  that up  I wonder how many birders like I are aware of the problem most idahoans  wont speak up about what trump is doing in :re virus but think they would speak up for birds let's do some thing birders about this

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 8:29 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

In case you haven’t seen it, “Outdoor Idaho” on PBS, has an episode called “Urban Wildlife.” It’s about the interaction between wildlife and humans in Idaho. I recorded it a few days ago and just got around to watching it. I was quite pleased to see our very own Heidi Ware Carlisle and Jay Carlisle in the episode. Heidi even got a speaking part, Jay just got a cameo.

I’m not sure when it will air next, but if you have PBS Passport, I’m sure you can find it. Passport is available to folks who contribute some bucks to our Idaho Public Television.

The saddest part of the show is the sidewalk around the Hall of Mirrors, littered with dead Western Tanagers. (We need to do something about that bird killing machine.)

Tom McCabe, Boise

-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...

 


Re: Hall ofmirrors

Jon Barnett
 

Yeah, that was a random swipe that was disturbing.  But re the birds, that is so super sickening about the WT and HoM!  Somebody have a viable plan?  Jon

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Cliff Weisse
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:15 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Hall ofmirrors

 

Let's leave Trump out of this OK?

Cliff

On 7/21/20 8:53 PM, Robert Kiernan wrote:

I agree Tom I'm glad you brought  that up  I wonder how many birders like I are aware of the problem most idahoans  wont speak up about what trump is doing in :re virus but think they would speak up for birds let's do some thing birders about this

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 8:29 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

In case you haven’t seen it, “Outdoor Idaho” on PBS, has an episode called “Urban Wildlife.” It’s about the interaction between wildlife and humans in Idaho. I recorded it a few days ago and just got around to watching it. I was quite pleased to see our very own Heidi Ware Carlisle and Jay Carlisle in the episode. Heidi even got a speaking part, Jay just got a cameo.

I’m not sure when it will air next, but if you have PBS Passport, I’m sure you can find it. Passport is available to folks who contribute some bucks to our Idaho Public Television.

The saddest part of the show is the sidewalk around the Hall of Mirrors, littered with dead Western Tanagers. (We need to do something about that bird killing machine.)

Tom McCabe, Boise

-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...

 


Re: Hall ofmirrors

Cliff Weisse
 

Let's leave Trump out of this OK?

Cliff

On 7/21/20 8:53 PM, Robert Kiernan wrote:
I agree Tom I'm glad you brought  that up  I wonder how many birders like I are aware of the problem most idahoans  wont speak up about what trump is doing in :re virus but think they would speak up for birds let's do some thing birders about this
On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 8:29 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

In case you haven’t seen it, “Outdoor Idaho” on PBS, has an episode called “Urban Wildlife.” It’s about the interaction between wildlife and humans in Idaho. I recorded it a few days ago and just got around to watching it. I was quite pleased to see our very own Heidi Ware Carlisle and Jay Carlisle in the episode. Heidi even got a speaking part, Jay just got a cameo.

I’m not sure when it will air next, but if you have PBS Passport, I’m sure you can find it. Passport is available to folks who contribute some bucks to our Idaho Public Television.

The saddest part of the show is the sidewalk around the Hall of Mirrors, littered with dead Western Tanagers. (We need to do something about that bird killing machine.)

Tom McCabe, Boise

-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...


Hall ofmirrors

Robert Kiernan
 

I agree Tom I'm glad you brought  that up  I wonder how many birders like I are aware of the problem most idahoans  wont speak up about what trump is doing in :re virus but think they would speak up for birds let's do some thing birders about this

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 8:29 PM bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:

In case you haven’t seen it, “Outdoor Idaho” on PBS, has an episode called “Urban Wildlife.” It’s about the interaction between wildlife and humans in Idaho. I recorded it a few days ago and just got around to watching it. I was quite pleased to see our very own Heidi Ware Carlisle and Jay Carlisle in the episode. Heidi even got a speaking part, Jay just got a cameo.

I’m not sure when it will air next, but if you have PBS Passport, I’m sure you can find it. Passport is available to folks who contribute some bucks to our Idaho Public Television.

The saddest part of the show is the sidewalk around the Hall of Mirrors, littered with dead Western Tanagers. (We need to do something about that bird killing machine.)

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: Heidi and Jay on PBS!

climb_on2002
 

That was an excellent episode. 

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

On Jul 21, 2020, at 8:29 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



In case you haven’t seen it, “Outdoor Idaho” on PBS, has an episode called “Urban Wildlife.” It’s about the interaction between wildlife and humans in Idaho. I recorded it a few days ago and just got around to watching it. I was quite pleased to see our very own Heidi Ware Carlisle and Jay Carlisle in the episode. Heidi even got a speaking part, Jay just got a cameo.

I’m not sure when it will air next, but if you have PBS Passport, I’m sure you can find it. Passport is available to folks who contribute some bucks to our Idaho Public Television.

The saddest part of the show is the sidewalk around the Hall of Mirrors, littered with dead Western Tanagers. (We need to do something about that bird killing machine.)

Tom McCabe, Boise


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


Heidi and Jay on PBS!

bike4birds
 

In case you haven’t seen it, “Outdoor Idaho” on PBS, has an episode called “Urban Wildlife.” It’s about the interaction between wildlife and humans in Idaho. I recorded it a few days ago and just got around to watching it. I was quite pleased to see our very own Heidi Ware Carlisle and Jay Carlisle in the episode. Heidi even got a speaking part, Jay just got a cameo.

I’m not sure when it will air next, but if you have PBS Passport, I’m sure you can find it. Passport is available to folks who contribute some bucks to our Idaho Public Television.

The saddest part of the show is the sidewalk around the Hall of Mirrors, littered with dead Western Tanagers. (We need to do something about that bird killing machine.)

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: Comet Neowise and rarefied air....

Elizabeth Medes
 

Thank you, Jim.  This birding boulevard of information has been a godsend during confinement.  I'm so grateful for everyone's posts.

Had FOY rufous hummer come through yesterday, and what looked to be a juvie this a.m.  Saw none in spring.


Liz Medes
Emmett I'D


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 8:39 AM Jim Lyons <jflyons@...> wrote:
Liz -

Appreciate all your IBLE posts, and much thanks for the New Yorker bird humor. The illustrations (animations) are great, as are the comments.

--
Jim Lyons
jflyons@...
208-340-0533


On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 8:12 PM Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:
Golly, great photo MaDWhitham!

Larry, c'était un plaisir.  

Anyone else think that Clark's Nutcrackers are the magpies of higher elevations?... kinda noisy, crafty, persistent thiefs of songbird territory?  Inquiring minds want to know.

So, back up at Ola Summit today and things have quieted down; a handful of Lewis woodpeckers, rock wrens, no sapsuckers, beaucoup meadowlarks, lazuli buntings persist but songs are changing yet again.  Swear I heard a canyon wren but birding partner demures.

Leaving you with a little humor from the NYer - https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/oh-to-be-a-migratory-bird

Liz Medes
Emmett (the east side)



On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 11:55 AM climb_on2002 via groups.io <climb_on2002=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Larry 

Une très jolie citation pour commencer la journée

A very nice quote to start the day 

Mark took a great photo last night


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

On Jul 17, 2020, at 11:32 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:



ah.....   MaDWhitham, my favorite language...

Le soleil est levé, mm-hmm, ça va
Le monde survit dans un autre jour
Et je pense à l'éternité
Un peu d'extase s'est emparée de moi…


Sun's up, mm-hmm, looks okay
The world survives into another day
And I'm thinking 'bout eternity
Some kinda ecstasy got a hold on me…

(Bruce C, "wondering where the lions are" 12 Jan 1979, Ottawa Canada)



and this is my ( overdue ) opportunity to thank you, Liz, for your following suggestion re elevation   =)......
gotta love those nutcrackers  !!!

Speaking of rarified air, Larry, we were up at the border of Gem and Valley counties, at 8k ft, Wilson's Peak, across from Snowbank Mtn.  Here's the checklist.

Liz Medes 
Emmett



From: "climb_on2002 via groups.io" <climb_on2002=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:58:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Comet Neowise

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=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:




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


Re: Comet Neowise and rarefied air....

Jim Lyons
 

Liz -

Appreciate all your IBLE posts, and much thanks for the New Yorker bird humor. The illustrations (animations) are great, as are the comments.

--
Jim Lyons
jflyons@...
208-340-0533


On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 8:12 PM Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:
Golly, great photo MaDWhitham!

Larry, c'était un plaisir.  

Anyone else think that Clark's Nutcrackers are the magpies of higher elevations?... kinda noisy, crafty, persistent thiefs of songbird territory?  Inquiring minds want to know.

So, back up at Ola Summit today and things have quieted down; a handful of Lewis woodpeckers, rock wrens, no sapsuckers, beaucoup meadowlarks, lazuli buntings persist but songs are changing yet again.  Swear I heard a canyon wren but birding partner demures.

Leaving you with a little humor from the NYer - https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/oh-to-be-a-migratory-bird

Liz Medes
Emmett (the east side)



On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 11:55 AM climb_on2002 via groups.io <climb_on2002=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Larry 

Une très jolie citation pour commencer la journée

A very nice quote to start the day 

Mark took a great photo last night


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

On Jul 17, 2020, at 11:32 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:



ah.....   MaDWhitham, my favorite language...

Le soleil est levé, mm-hmm, ça va
Le monde survit dans un autre jour
Et je pense à l'éternité
Un peu d'extase s'est emparée de moi…


Sun's up, mm-hmm, looks okay
The world survives into another day
And I'm thinking 'bout eternity
Some kinda ecstasy got a hold on me…

(Bruce C, "wondering where the lions are" 12 Jan 1979, Ottawa Canada)



and this is my ( overdue ) opportunity to thank you, Liz, for your following suggestion re elevation   =)......
gotta love those nutcrackers  !!!

Speaking of rarified air, Larry, we were up at the border of Gem and Valley counties, at 8k ft, Wilson's Peak, across from Snowbank Mtn.  Here's the checklist.

Liz Medes 
Emmett



From: "climb_on2002 via groups.io" <climb_on2002=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:58:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Comet Neowise

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=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:




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


Re: Nighthawk nap

Diann Stone
 

The intricate patterns in their feathers always grabs my attention. Thanks for sharing your great photo.

Diann Stone. Boise

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 8:33 AM Elizabeth Medes <liz.medes@...> wrote:
This handsome fella, usually found up in our front maple, was taking it easy in the 92 degree heat on our road.  I got too close and he flew back up to his roosting spot, where he's still calling.  Hope the pic shows up correctly.

Liz
Emmett ID


Re: Comet

Louisa Evers
 

You can see it from the entrance to Deer Flat NWR Visitor's Center (in front of the gate), although there is still a little bit of light pollution from Nampa-Caldwell.  Watch out for people parked along the shoulders of Indiana Avenue, tho.  I haven't tried it, but seems the pass on 55 above Horseshoe Bend would be a good option.  Almost anywhere in Owyhee County, except in the Snake River Canyon, or the eastern half of Canyon County (east of Caldwell or south of Nampa and Caldwell) would likely be good as well.