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Re: Grace's Warbler p.s.

Larry Arnold
 


=)   

thx Liz

all morning around the Silver City area our thermometer appeared to be stuck on 59F, a perfect temperature vs. what's eventually coming to Treasure Valley, maybe, who knows ??



From: "Elizabeth Medes" <liz.medes@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:50:17 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Grace's Warbler p.s.

Caught mine.   Listened to yellow rumped warblers all day in northern Gem County so this was a welcome break.

Liz Medes 
Emmett


Re: Grace's Warbler p.s.

Larry Arnold
 


Bill, thx always for hummer news, love it !!....  =)

back to Grace's..... 
we note that Dondi Black had recorded a different sounding junco at Silver City earlier the SAME Morning we were there....   https://ebird.org/checklist/S70788682

interestingly, our junco sounded nothing like this junco  !!!  
I had three different recordings of Grace's on my iPod and the one that matched most precisely is from my old CD set for the Rocky Mtns (Righter and Keller)

so what's up with Silver City junco's ???



From: "Bill Moore" <hootowlbill@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:10:04 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Grace's Warbler p.s.

Filled feeder #53 today. Rufous showed this afternoon. I guess every one else is a breeder.

Evening Grospigs are still showing so I guess breeding. Ravens brood, 5+, chasing parents.

Bubbly house wrens everywhere.

Brian beat me so I’ll likely not post Rufous.

Bil

On Jun 25, 2020, at 4:57 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:



hey Bill, you live in good habitat for Grace's .......  AND you're maybe closest to northernmost eBird entries......  ;-)

how's your hummingbird activity about now ?  got migrants ?  or still just breeders ?



From: "Bill Moore" <hootowlbill@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:28:03 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Grace's Warbler p.s.

Sounds like this sighting is akin to the often noted rock wolves and bears in Yellowstone/Bill Moore


On Jun 25, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


this caught nobody's attention ?   eyiyi

where IS everyone ?


From: "Larry Arnold" <larnold47@...>


Missy and I were birding our butts off yesterday in Owyhee County when at 1225 hrs, coolish 64F and partly cloudy, at 6000 ft in mixed conifer (Doug Fir, Ponderosa, etc?) I came to a screeching halt and we jumped out of the car with cameras rolling and ready to get a GPS reading.....  I was hearing a perfect-to-my-ears Grace's wobbler singing right next to the road.  This species had been recently expanding northward both in UT and CO, which you won't see in most field guides, but in eBird I was surprised at How Far North !!!   anyway, it turned out to be a Junco, but I'm still flabbergasted by how similar it sounded, and I'm talking about Song Detail.........

If you've never heard one singing, have a listen on xeno.....     https://www.xeno-canto.org/

And for the record, still no accepted reports of Grace's in Idaho, which in my experience is a " Ponderosa Pine species " in W Colorado


In theory, we're entering " the quiet time of year "  re: locally breeding passerines, but NOT at mid- and upper elevations   =)chirp-chirp

Larry









Re: Grace's Warbler p.s.

Elizabeth Medes
 

Caught mine.   Listened to yellow rumped warblers all day in northern Gem County so this was a welcome break.

Liz Medes 
Emmett


Re: Grace's Warbler p.s.

Bill Moore
 

Filled feeder #53 today. Rufous showed this afternoon. I guess every one else is a breeder.

Evening Grospigs are still showing so I guess breeding. Ravens brood, 5+, chasing parents.

Bubbly house wrens everywhere.

Brian beat me so I’ll likely not post Rufous.

Bil

On Jun 25, 2020, at 4:57 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:



hey Bill, you live in good habitat for Grace's .......  AND you're maybe closest to northernmost eBird entries......  ;-)

how's your hummingbird activity about now ?  got migrants ?  or still just breeders ?



From: "Bill Moore" <hootowlbill@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:28:03 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Grace's Warbler p.s.

Sounds like this sighting is akin to the often noted rock wolves and bears in Yellowstone/Bill Moore


On Jun 25, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


this caught nobody's attention ?   eyiyi

where IS everyone ?


From: "Larry Arnold" <larnold47@...>


Missy and I were birding our butts off yesterday in Owyhee County when at 1225 hrs, coolish 64F and partly cloudy, at 6000 ft in mixed conifer (Doug Fir, Ponderosa, etc?) I came to a screeching halt and we jumped out of the car with cameras rolling and ready to get a GPS reading.....  I was hearing a perfect-to-my-ears Grace's wobbler singing right next to the road.  This species had been recently expanding northward both in UT and CO, which you won't see in most field guides, but in eBird I was surprised at How Far North !!!   anyway, it turned out to be a Junco, but I'm still flabbergasted by how similar it sounded, and I'm talking about Song Detail.........

If you've never heard one singing, have a listen on xeno.....     https://www.xeno-canto.org/

And for the record, still no accepted reports of Grace's in Idaho, which in my experience is a " Ponderosa Pine species " in W Colorado


In theory, we're entering " the quiet time of year "  re: locally breeding passerines, but NOT at mid- and upper elevations   =)chirp-chirp

Larry








Re: Grace's Warbler p.s.

Larry Arnold
 


hey Bill, you live in good habitat for Grace's .......  AND you're maybe closest to northernmost eBird entries......  ;-)

how's your hummingbird activity about now ?  got migrants ?  or still just breeders ?



From: "Bill Moore" <hootowlbill@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:28:03 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Grace's Warbler p.s.

Sounds like this sighting is akin to the often noted rock wolves and bears in Yellowstone/Bill Moore


On Jun 25, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


this caught nobody's attention ?   eyiyi

where IS everyone ?


From: "Larry Arnold" <larnold47@...>


Missy and I were birding our butts off yesterday in Owyhee County when at 1225 hrs, coolish 64F and partly cloudy, at 6000 ft in mixed conifer (Doug Fir, Ponderosa, etc?) I came to a screeching halt and we jumped out of the car with cameras rolling and ready to get a GPS reading.....  I was hearing a perfect-to-my-ears Grace's wobbler singing right next to the road.  This species had been recently expanding northward both in UT and CO, which you won't see in most field guides, but in eBird I was surprised at How Far North !!!   anyway, it turned out to be a Junco, but I'm still flabbergasted by how similar it sounded, and I'm talking about Song Detail.........

If you've never heard one singing, have a listen on xeno.....     https://www.xeno-canto.org/

And for the record, still no accepted reports of Grace's in Idaho, which in my experience is a " Ponderosa Pine species " in W Colorado


In theory, we're entering " the quiet time of year "  re: locally breeding passerines, but NOT at mid- and upper elevations   =)chirp-chirp

Larry








Re: Grace's Warbler p.s.

Bill Moore
 

Sounds like this sighting is akin to the often noted rock wolves and bears in Yellowstone/Bill Moore


On Jun 25, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


this caught nobody's attention ?   eyiyi

where IS everyone ?


From: "Larry Arnold" <larnold47@...>


Missy and I were birding our butts off yesterday in Owyhee County when at 1225 hrs, coolish 64F and partly cloudy, at 6000 ft in mixed conifer (Doug Fir, Ponderosa, etc?) I came to a screeching halt and we jumped out of the car with cameras rolling and ready to get a GPS reading.....  I was hearing a perfect-to-my-ears Grace's wobbler singing right next to the road.  This species had been recently expanding northward both in UT and CO, which you won't see in most field guides, but in eBird I was surprised at How Far North !!!   anyway, it turned out to be a Junco, but I'm still flabbergasted by how similar it sounded, and I'm talking about Song Detail.........

If you've never heard one singing, have a listen on xeno.....     https://www.xeno-canto.org/

And for the record, still no accepted reports of Grace's in Idaho, which in my experience is a " Ponderosa Pine species " in W Colorado


In theory, we're entering " the quiet time of year "  re: locally breeding passerines, but NOT at mid- and upper elevations   =)chirp-chirp

Larry







Re: Grace's Warbler

rattlesnake4873
 

I took notice. GREA at Cave Creek Canyon in AZ in June 1976. Great two weeks of birding. It would be awesome to find in Idaho.

Dean Jones

On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 4:15 PM Diann Stone <dstoneak2id@...> wrote:
Grace's Warbler is a pretty bird. It would be exciting in the extreme if you had seen one here. I've been thrilled to see them in Arizona. Eyes to the skies! And in bushes and on the ground.

On Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 10:42 AM Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:

Missy and I were birding our butts off yesterday in Owyhee County when at 1225 hrs, coolish 64F and partly cloudy, at 6000 ft in mixed conifer (Doug Fir, Ponderosa, etc?) I came to a screeching halt and we jumped out of the car with cameras rolling and ready to get a GPS reading.....  I was hearing a perfect-to-my-ears Grace's wobbler singing right next to the road.  This species had been recently expanding northward both in UT and CO, which you won't see in most field guides, but in eBird I was surprised at How Far North !!!   anyway, it turned out to be a Junco, but I'm still flabbergasted by how similar it sounded, and I'm talking about Song Detail.........

If you've never heard one singing, have a listen on xeno.....     https://www.xeno-canto.org/

And for the record, still no accepted reports of Grace's in Idaho, which in my experience is a " Ponderosa Pine species " in W Colorado


In theory, we're entering " the quiet time of year "  re: locally breeding passerines, but NOT at mid- and upper elevations   =)chirp-chirp

Larry





Re: Grace's Warbler

Diann Stone
 

Grace's Warbler is a pretty bird. It would be exciting in the extreme if you had seen one here. I've been thrilled to see them in Arizona. Eyes to the skies! And in bushes and on the ground.


On Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 10:42 AM Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:

Missy and I were birding our butts off yesterday in Owyhee County when at 1225 hrs, coolish 64F and partly cloudy, at 6000 ft in mixed conifer (Doug Fir, Ponderosa, etc?) I came to a screeching halt and we jumped out of the car with cameras rolling and ready to get a GPS reading.....  I was hearing a perfect-to-my-ears Grace's wobbler singing right next to the road.  This species had been recently expanding northward both in UT and CO, which you won't see in most field guides, but in eBird I was surprised at How Far North !!!   anyway, it turned out to be a Junco, but I'm still flabbergasted by how similar it sounded, and I'm talking about Song Detail.........

If you've never heard one singing, have a listen on xeno.....     https://www.xeno-canto.org/

And for the record, still no accepted reports of Grace's in Idaho, which in my experience is a " Ponderosa Pine species " in W Colorado


In theory, we're entering " the quiet time of year "  re: locally breeding passerines, but NOT at mid- and upper elevations   =)chirp-chirp

Larry





Re: Grace's Warbler p.s.

David Whitacre
 

caught my attention and I listened to a bunch of the recordings :)


On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 11:44 AM Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:

this caught nobody's attention ?   eyiyi

where IS everyone ?


From: "Larry Arnold" <larnold47@...>


Missy and I were birding our butts off yesterday in Owyhee County when at 1225 hrs, coolish 64F and partly cloudy, at 6000 ft in mixed conifer (Doug Fir, Ponderosa, etc?) I came to a screeching halt and we jumped out of the car with cameras rolling and ready to get a GPS reading.....  I was hearing a perfect-to-my-ears Grace's wobbler singing right next to the road.  This species had been recently expanding northward both in UT and CO, which you won't see in most field guides, but in eBird I was surprised at How Far North !!!   anyway, it turned out to be a Junco, but I'm still flabbergasted by how similar it sounded, and I'm talking about Song Detail.........

If you've never heard one singing, have a listen on xeno.....     https://www.xeno-canto.org/

And for the record, still no accepted reports of Grace's in Idaho, which in my experience is a " Ponderosa Pine species " in W Colorado


In theory, we're entering " the quiet time of year "  re: locally breeding passerines, but NOT at mid- and upper elevations   =)chirp-chirp

Larry






Re: Grace's Warbler p.s.

Denise Hughes
 

Working...

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jun 25, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:



this caught nobody's attention ?   eyiyi

where IS everyone ?


From: "Larry Arnold" <larnold47@...>


Missy and I were birding our butts off yesterday in Owyhee County when at 1225 hrs, coolish 64F and partly cloudy, at 6000 ft in mixed conifer (Doug Fir, Ponderosa, etc?) I came to a screeching halt and we jumped out of the car with cameras rolling and ready to get a GPS reading.....  I was hearing a perfect-to-my-ears Grace's wobbler singing right next to the road.  This species had been recently expanding northward both in UT and CO, which you won't see in most field guides, but in eBird I was surprised at How Far North !!!   anyway, it turned out to be a Junco, but I'm still flabbergasted by how similar it sounded, and I'm talking about Song Detail.........

If you've never heard one singing, have a listen on xeno.....     https://www.xeno-canto.org/

And for the record, still no accepted reports of Grace's in Idaho, which in my experience is a " Ponderosa Pine species " in W Colorado


In theory, we're entering " the quiet time of year "  re: locally breeding passerines, but NOT at mid- and upper elevations   =)chirp-chirp

Larry






Re: Grace's Warbler p.s.

Larry Arnold
 


this caught nobody's attention ?   eyiyi

where IS everyone ?


From: "Larry Arnold" <larnold47@...>


Missy and I were birding our butts off yesterday in Owyhee County when at 1225 hrs, coolish 64F and partly cloudy, at 6000 ft in mixed conifer (Doug Fir, Ponderosa, etc?) I came to a screeching halt and we jumped out of the car with cameras rolling and ready to get a GPS reading.....  I was hearing a perfect-to-my-ears Grace's wobbler singing right next to the road.  This species had been recently expanding northward both in UT and CO, which you won't see in most field guides, but in eBird I was surprised at How Far North !!!   anyway, it turned out to be a Junco, but I'm still flabbergasted by how similar it sounded, and I'm talking about Song Detail.........

If you've never heard one singing, have a listen on xeno.....     https://www.xeno-canto.org/

And for the record, still no accepted reports of Grace's in Idaho, which in my experience is a " Ponderosa Pine species " in W Colorado


In theory, we're entering " the quiet time of year "  re: locally breeding passerines, but NOT at mid- and upper elevations   =)chirp-chirp

Larry






Grace's Warbler

Larry Arnold
 


Missy and I were birding our butts off yesterday in Owyhee County when at 1225 hrs, coolish 64F and partly cloudy, at 6000 ft in mixed conifer (Doug Fir, Ponderosa, etc?) I came to a screeching halt and we jumped out of the car with cameras rolling and ready to get a GPS reading.....  I was hearing a perfect-to-my-ears Grace's wobbler singing right next to the road.  This species had been recently expanding northward both in UT and CO, which you won't see in most field guides, but in eBird I was surprised at How Far North !!!   anyway, it turned out to be a Junco, but I'm still flabbergasted by how similar it sounded, and I'm talking about Song Detail.........

If you've never heard one singing, have a listen on xeno.....     https://www.xeno-canto.org/

And for the record, still no accepted reports of Grace's in Idaho, which in my experience is a " Ponderosa Pine species " in W Colorado


In theory, we're entering " the quiet time of year "  re: locally breeding passerines, but NOT at mid- and upper elevations   =)chirp-chirp

Larry





FW: Watch "Hummingbird Pool Party Number Five!" on YouTube

bike4birds
 

My daughter is obviously aware of my addiction to birds, and she sent me this link. It’s short, but it is GREAT!

Tom

 

 


Re: Male Rufous

lcarrigan_55
 

Thanks Carl & Bill. I thought that might be the case but interestingly, our most numerous Rufous at our Snake River location & elevation west of Blackfoot has always been from Aug on for a few wks. I've always watched for the typical migration dates & never seem to see any, at home.

The only time we had the typical migration dates was 1988, yr of Yellowstone fires. Perhaps our location? Elevation? Interesting, nonetheless.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Male Rufous

Bill Moore
 

I agree. Looking back over my close to 20 yrs of records, a couple times they first showed up about now and a few times in the first week of July, but most frequent by far arrival is next week. I always figured they were southbound migrants. Rufous tend to stay around here into August, both male and females. For those of you who wish IBLE had more numbers, I refilled 4 cup feeder 41 this afternoon. I’ve been watching for rufous but nothing yet.

The garage house wrens are working on a second nest after first one emptied out this week. I still have a couple Evening Grosbeaks around along with Black Headed and loads of buntings.

Bill Moore
Hoot Owl Rd
Inkom


On Jun 19, 2020, at 1:17 PM, Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad@...> wrote:

Cool observation, Brian. I'd suggest that this bird probably was an early fall (southbound) migrant.  In other parts of the interior west, including much further south (Arizona and New Mexico), southbound migrant rufous (typically beginning with adult males) routinely arrive around the final week of June. The first southbound shorebirds (usually beginning with Phalaropes, Tringa sandpipers, and peeps) should also begin to appear any day.  "Fall" migration begins in late June after about 10 slow days in the middle of the month.

Good Birding,

Carl Lundblad
Moscow, ID



On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:38 AM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just had a bright male Rufous Hummingbird with flashing gorget come into feeder, twice. Has happened before this time of yr, but not often. More of a fall migrant (late Aug/early Sept) for our river location. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot




Re: Male Rufous

Carl Lundblad
 

Cool observation, Brian. I'd suggest that this bird probably was an early fall (southbound) migrant.  In other parts of the interior west, including much further south (Arizona and New Mexico), southbound migrant rufous (typically beginning with adult males) routinely arrive around the final week of June. The first southbound shorebirds (usually beginning with Phalaropes, Tringa sandpipers, and peeps) should also begin to appear any day.  "Fall" migration begins in late June after about 10 slow days in the middle of the month.

Good Birding,

Carl Lundblad
Moscow, ID



On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:38 AM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just had a bright male Rufous Hummingbird with flashing gorget come into feeder, twice. Has happened before this time of yr, but not often. More of a fall migrant (late Aug/early Sept) for our river location. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Male Rufous

lcarrigan_55
 

Just had a bright male Rufous Hummingbird with flashing gorget come into feeder, twice. Has happened before this time of yr, but not often. More of a fall migrant (late Aug/early Sept) for our river location. 

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Re: Bird I.D.

Jay Carlisle
 

Can you send a full-size (not “back of camera”) photo?




On Thursday, June 18, 2020, 10:53 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

Those who have looked all mention thick bill in my female.jay. carlisle still has not got back to me must be too busy


Bird I.D.

Robert Kiernan
 

Those who have looked all mention thick bill in my female.jay. carlisle still has not got back to me must be too busy


Forty days of 40 birds (or more)

bike4birds
 

Since warmer weather is heading our way, and breeding season is coming to an end, I’m assuming that my daily numbers are going to decline, but it’s been a good run. The last time I missed identifying at least 40 species was May 8, just before Mother’s Day. Since then I’ve had 4 days of 50+, including today’s ride with 57 birds. Of course the biggest days usually meant a longer ride, and today’s was 25 miles, but a great day. I even got to bird with Larry Arnold! And today included 6 raptors: BAEA, RTHA, AMKE, SWHA, OSPR, and COHA. The Swainson’s flew over my back yard as I was finishing dinner.

I’m hoping I’m wrong about diminishing numbers, but just being on my bike and looking for birds is a pleasant relief from the craziness that surrounds our daily lives.

Tom McCabe, Boise