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Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Carter Strope
 

Hey everybody,

I am unsure if anyone has looked for the bird today yet but I'll let people know here when I do. 

I am getting lots of requests for updates so if anyone is considering looking today or already has, updates here would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

-Carter



On Thu, Nov 19, 2020, 09:04 Jon Barnett <jrb4jc@...> wrote:

Thank you!  Has anyone seen it today yet?  If so, same or new location?  Best, Jonathan

 

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From: Louisa Evers
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:42 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

 

My friends in Burns think its possible that the bird in Fairfield area is the same one seen near Lakeview.

 


Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Jon Barnett
 

Thank you!  Has anyone seen it today yet?  If so, same or new location?  Best, Jonathan

 

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From: Louisa Evers
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:42 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

 

My friends in Burns think its possible that the bird in Fairfield area is the same one seen near Lakeview.

 


Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Louisa Evers
 

My friends in Burns think its possible that the bird in Fairfield area is the same one seen near Lakeview.


Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Janet Phillips
 

  There was a Common Crane in California just south of Lakeview, OR off Highway #395 this past August.  It was there (with a large number of Sandhill Cranes) for several weeks—can’t access eBird data at this time.  Here is a long distance photo (hand held) to give you all some idea of what you are looking for.




On Nov 18, 2020, at 5:05 PM, Tim Reynolds <t.doyle@q.com> wrote:

The hooded crane was near Carey,
 
From: Lucian Davis
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:25 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday
 
Hey all,
Eurasian Crane is another name for Common Crane (scientific name Grus grus). There’s usually only one or so in the entire continent per year, and typically in western Alaska, so that’s why it’s not in a lot of field guides. ABA rarity code 4. The bird from ten years ago was a Hooded Crane, which is even rarer.
Lucian Davis
 
On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 3:20 PM Bill Moore <hootowlbill@...> wrote:
Google called it a Eurasian Crane.
 
Wasn’t there one in that area 10 years ago or so?
 
Bill Moore
Inkom
 
On Nov 18, 2020, at 3:12 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
 
I cannot  find a common crane  in any.guide book any other name for it
 
On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 8:41 AM Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:
Hi all! I have refound the Common Crane today in Fairfield!
 
For those interested in chasing I will post a pin. Please be very mindful of private land and only view the bird from public roads. Also please note that it has been raining all night and the roads are muddy, please be very careful as not make ruts in the road.
 
Dropped pin
Near Baldwin Rd, Fairfield, ID 83327
 
-Carter
 
On Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 20:19 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay
 
 
 


Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Tim Reynolds
 

The hooded crane was near Carey,
 

From: Lucian Davis
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:25 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday
 
Hey all,
Eurasian Crane is another name for Common Crane (scientific name Grus grus). There’s usually only one or so in the entire continent per year, and typically in western Alaska, so that’s why it’s not in a lot of field guides. ABA rarity code 4. The bird from ten years ago was a Hooded Crane, which is even rarer.
Lucian Davis
 
On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 3:20 PM Bill Moore <hootowlbill@...> wrote:
Google called it a Eurasian Crane.
 
Wasn’t there one in that area 10 years ago or so?
 
Bill Moore
Inkom
 
On Nov 18, 2020, at 3:12 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
 
I cannot  find a common crane  in any.guide book any other name for it
 
On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 8:41 AM Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:
Hi all! I have refound the Common Crane today in Fairfield!
 
For those interested in chasing I will post a pin. Please be very mindful of private land and only view the bird from public roads. Also please note that it has been raining all night and the roads are muddy, please be very careful as not make ruts in the road.
 
Dropped pin
Near Baldwin Rd, Fairfield, ID 83327
 
-Carter
 
On Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 20:19 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay
 
 
 


Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Robert Kiernan
 

I went to internet to find info on it


On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 3:20 PM Bill Moore <hootowlbill@...> wrote:
Google called it a Eurasian Crane.

Wasn’t there one in that area 10 years ago or so?

Bill Moore
Inkom

On Nov 18, 2020, at 3:12 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

I cannot  find a common crane  in any.guide book any other name for it 

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 8:41 AM Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:
Hi all! I have refound the Common Crane today in Fairfield!

For those interested in chasing I will post a pin. Please be very mindful of private land and only view the bird from public roads. Also please note that it has been raining all night and the roads are muddy, please be very careful as not make ruts in the road.

Dropped pin
Near Baldwin Rd, Fairfield, ID 83327

-Carter

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 20:19 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay




Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Lucian Davis
 

Hey all,
Eurasian Crane is another name for Common Crane (scientific name Grus grus). There’s usually only one or so in the entire continent per year, and typically in western Alaska, so that’s why it’s not in a lot of field guides. ABA rarity code 4. The bird from ten years ago was a Hooded Crane, which is even rarer.
Lucian Davis 

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 3:20 PM Bill Moore <hootowlbill@...> wrote:
Google called it a Eurasian Crane.

Wasn’t there one in that area 10 years ago or so?

Bill Moore
Inkom

On Nov 18, 2020, at 3:12 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

I cannot  find a common crane  in any.guide book any other name for it 

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 8:41 AM Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:
Hi all! I have refound the Common Crane today in Fairfield!

For those interested in chasing I will post a pin. Please be very mindful of private land and only view the bird from public roads. Also please note that it has been raining all night and the roads are muddy, please be very careful as not make ruts in the road.

Dropped pin
Near Baldwin Rd, Fairfield, ID 83327

-Carter

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 20:19 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay




Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Bill Moore
 

Google called it a Eurasian Crane.

Wasn’t there one in that area 10 years ago or so?

Bill Moore
Inkom

On Nov 18, 2020, at 3:12 PM, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:

I cannot  find a common crane  in any.guide book any other name for it 

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 8:41 AM Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:
Hi all! I have refound the Common Crane today in Fairfield!

For those interested in chasing I will post a pin. Please be very mindful of private land and only view the bird from public roads. Also please note that it has been raining all night and the roads are muddy, please be very careful as not make ruts in the road.

Dropped pin
Near Baldwin Rd, Fairfield, ID 83327

-Carter

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 20:19 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay




Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

rattlesnake4873
 

It is  in Sibley 2nd ed.

Dean


On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 3:13 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
I cannot  find a common crane  in any.guide book any other name for it 

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 8:41 AM Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:
Hi all! I have refound the Common Crane today in Fairfield!

For those interested in chasing I will post a pin. Please be very mindful of private land and only view the bird from public roads. Also please note that it has been raining all night and the roads are muddy, please be very careful as not make ruts in the road.

Dropped pin
Near Baldwin Rd, Fairfield, ID 83327

-Carter

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 20:19 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay


Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Robert Kiernan
 

I cannot  find a common crane  in any.guide book any other name for it 


On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 8:41 AM Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:
Hi all! I have refound the Common Crane today in Fairfield!

For those interested in chasing I will post a pin. Please be very mindful of private land and only view the bird from public roads. Also please note that it has been raining all night and the roads are muddy, please be very careful as not make ruts in the road.

Dropped pin
Near Baldwin Rd, Fairfield, ID 83327

-Carter

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 20:19 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay


Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Carter Strope
 

Bird is still present as of 13:48

-Carter

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 11:16 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Google keeps  calling the road Baldwin Road but the sign on the highway says S 300 E

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Nov 18, 2020, at 8:41 AM, Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:


Hi all! I have refound the Common Crane today in Fairfield!

For those interested in chasing I will post a pin. Please be very mindful of private land and only view the bird from public roads. Also please note that it has been raining all night and the roads are muddy, please be very careful as not make ruts in the road.

Dropped pin
Near Baldwin Rd, Fairfield, ID 83327

-Carter

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 20:19 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay


Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Denise Hughes
 

Google keeps  calling the road Baldwin Road but the sign on the highway says S 300 E

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Nov 18, 2020, at 8:41 AM, Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:


Hi all! I have refound the Common Crane today in Fairfield!

For those interested in chasing I will post a pin. Please be very mindful of private land and only view the bird from public roads. Also please note that it has been raining all night and the roads are muddy, please be very careful as not make ruts in the road.

Dropped pin
Near Baldwin Rd, Fairfield, ID 83327

-Carter

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 20:19 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay


Re: Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Carter Strope
 

Hi all! I have refound the Common Crane today in Fairfield!

For those interested in chasing I will post a pin. Please be very mindful of private land and only view the bird from public roads. Also please note that it has been raining all night and the roads are muddy, please be very careful as not make ruts in the road.

Dropped pin
Near Baldwin Rd, Fairfield, ID 83327

-Carter


On Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 20:19 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay


Common Crane photo'd on private land in Camas Prairie area (SW of Fairfield) yesterday

Jay Carlisle
 

Still awaiting more details, including if it was seen again today and if the area is visible from public roads (& awaiting permission to share the pic).

But, since cranes can fly and people might consider changing plans for tomorrow, figured I'd mention to stay tuned ... AND IF YOU GO LOOKING TOMORROW WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LOCATION/ACCESS INFO, DO NOT TRESPASS!

Thanks,

Jay


Nez Perce County and Blue Jay Accounting

Carl Lundblad
 

I birded in Nez Perce County on Saturday 11/14.  The most notable sighting was a very late COMMON YELLOWTHROAT where Volmer Road crosses Tammany Creek just south of Lewiston (https://ebird.org/checklist/S76254063).  Also at this location was a (locally uncommon, mostly in fall) Marsh Wren, which I also saw at this location on 11 November 2017.  I first started checking this spot hoping it would attract a Swamp Sparrow, but I'll settle for November Yellowthroats and Marsh Wrens.  The Yellowthroat appears to be the latest in eBird for North Idaho and third latest for the entire state, however we've had several November records in recent years.

Elsewhere, a Golden Eagle on nearby Rosenkrantz Road is always a nice bird, locally.  I found at least 4 of the continuing BLUE JAYS along south Seventh Street north of Jewett Park in Lewiston with a flock of Audubon's and one Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler.  Hell's Gate State Park was characteristically enjoyable, but the most unusual bird was another MARSH WREN (only my second at this location).  I skipped most of the campground area due to noisy leaf blowers.  Late in the afternoon, Mann Lake had ~1200 Mallards minus one after a PEREGRINE FALCON came though, and a rather small flock of SNOW GEESE was flying in from a nearby field as I left.

I also spent some time exploring the lower forests and mostly open country around the north, west, and northwest sides of Craig Mountain and portions of the Palouse south of Genesee, without seeing anything very notable.

One late report to add to this year's impressive BLUE JAY count, at least two were in residential Genesee (Latah County) on November 8.  Other groups of 2-5+ Blue Jays apparently continue in Moscow, Pullman (apparently multiple groups), Lewiston, Asotin, Lenore Idaho (Nez Perce County), and no doubt there are other groups and singletons throughout the region.

Good Birding,

Carl Lundblad
Moscow, Idaho


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

Janet Phillips
 

Good on you Cheech!!  Persistence pays off.

On Nov 14, 2020, at 7:02 PM, akswanson <akswanson@...> wrote:

Interesting you mentioned that Vesper Sparrow.  I called one April 19, 2019.  Of all the birds I’ve seen on that route, that is the one call I doubt the most.  I was hoping Jay would spot one this year and at least validate the possibility of a VESP.  
 
Two observations:
  1. I have 98 species on the list during 5 years of walking that route.  It would be over 100 if I was better at identifying gulls (always “gull sps.) and female hummingbirds!  I am surprised at the variety of birds present in the neighborhood.  I never thought I would break 25 species.  A daily walk is good for your soul and eBird.  I encourage anyone to select a patch that is easy to access and start recording.  You will be amazed at what you see.
  2. Having Jay in the neighborhood walking the same route heightens your awareness when you stop and chat and he says, “Hey, did you just hear those Red Crossbills?” or “Clark’s Nutcrackers just flew by!”  He makes you “play-up” and strive to do better.  I think he and Heidi  helped me add 25 species since the spring by just adding their observations to eBird.   I’m thankful to so many people who listened to my beginner questions and helped me be a better birder including all those Audubon and SIBA Field Trips.  
 
Let’s hope for more Vespers in 2021.  Ann
 
From: Jay Carlisle <carlislejay@...> 
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:28 PM
To: IBLE <ible@groups.io>; Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>; Ann Swanson <akswanson@...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>
 
Thanks Larry
 
By necessity, I've been focused more on "patch" birding in 2020 and I'm impressed with the variety this stretch of the Farmers Lateral canal, nestled in suburbia, has yielded.  For example, including Spotted Towhee & DE Junco, that's 12 species of sparrows I know of just this fall (Chipping, Brewer's, Lark, Fox, Junco, White-crowned, White-throated, Harris's, Savannah, Song, Lincoln's, and Towhee; does not include Vesper but maybe Ann or others saw one this fall?) and then there was the Clay-colored that Ann found in the spring so at least 13 sparrows in 2020!  Holding out for one more ... and hoping 1 or 2 goodies will linger for our CBC :-)
 
Jay
 
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43°35'53.9"N 116°16'05.7"W

Boise Bench, Boise, ID
 
 
 
On Saturday, November 14, 2020, 6:34:45 AM MST, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote: 
 
 
 
awesome sparrows, Jay and Ann  =)
 
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*** Species Summary:
 
- Blue Jay (1 report)
- Fox Sparrow (2 reports)
- Harris's Sparrow (1 report)
 
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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
 
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 12:30 by Ceredig  Roberts
- 1066 E Hearthstone Drive, Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "contiuing to visit the peanuts in the backyard."
 
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 08:09 by Jay Carlisle
- Bitteroot neighborhood , Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "Continuing along fence line near SW edge of Borah park.  Still carrying left wing a bit droopy &#x1f914;"
 
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 14:59 by Ann Swanson
- Farmers Canal Bank between Cole Rd. and Aurora St., Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "continuing."
 
Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 08:09 by Jay Carlisle
- Bitteroot neighborhood , Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "Immature with juncos, White-crowned, & Song along canal ~100 yards E of blue dumpster behind BK sports fields.  Will add crummy digi-bino pic"
 
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Re: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

akswanson
 

Interesting you mentioned that Vesper Sparrow.  I called one April 19, 2019.  Of all the birds I’ve seen on that route, that is the one call I doubt the most.  I was hoping Jay would spot one this year and at least validate the possibility of a VESP. 

 

Two observations:

  1. I have 98 species on the list during 5 years of walking that route.  It would be over 100 if I was better at identifying gulls (always “gull sps.) and female hummingbirds!  I am surprised at the variety of birds present in the neighborhood.  I never thought I would break 25 species.  A daily walk is good for your soul and eBird.  I encourage anyone to select a patch that is easy to access and start recording.  You will be amazed at what you see.
  2. Having Jay in the neighborhood walking the same route heightens your awareness when you stop and chat and he says, “Hey, did you just hear those Red Crossbills?” or “Clark’s Nutcrackers just flew by!”  He makes you “play-up” and strive to do better.  I think he and Heidi  helped me add 25 species since the spring by just adding their observations to eBird.   I’m thankful to so many people who listened to my beginner questions and helped me be a better birder including all those Audubon and SIBA Field Trips. 

 

Let’s hope for more Vespers in 2021.  Ann

 

From: Jay Carlisle <carlislejay@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:28 PM
To: IBLE <ible@groups.io>; Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>; Ann Swanson <akswanson@...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

 

Thanks Larry

 

By necessity, I've been focused more on "patch" birding in 2020 and I'm impressed with the variety this stretch of the Farmers Lateral canal, nestled in suburbia, has yielded.  For example, including Spotted Towhee & DE Junco, that's 12 species of sparrows I know of just this fall (Chipping, Brewer's, Lark, Fox, Junco, White-crowned, White-throated, Harris's, Savannah, Song, Lincoln's, and Towhee; does not include Vesper but maybe Ann or others saw one this fall?) and then there was the Clay-colored that Ann found in the spring so at least 13 sparrows in 2020!  Holding out for one more ... and hoping 1 or 2 goodies will linger for our CBC :-)

 

Jay

 

 


43°35'53.9"N 116°16'05.7"W

Boise Bench, Boise, ID

 

 

 

On Saturday, November 14, 2020, 6:34:45 AM MST, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:

 

 

 

awesome sparrows, Jay and Ann  =)

 

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>

Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2020 2:32:43 AM

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

 

*** Species Summary:

 

- Blue Jay (1 report)

- Fox Sparrow (2 reports)

- Harris's Sparrow (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

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Nov 13, 2020 12:30 by Ceredig  Roberts

- 1066 E Hearthstone Drive, Ada, Idaho

- Comments: "contiuing to visit the peanuts in the backyard."

 

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Nov 13, 2020 08:09 by Jay Carlisle

- Bitteroot neighborhood , Ada, Idaho

- Comments: "Continuing along fence line near SW edge of Borah park.  Still carrying left wing a bit droopy &#x1f914;"

 

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Nov 13, 2020 14:59 by Ann Swanson

- Farmers Canal Bank between Cole Rd. and Aurora St., Ada, Idaho

- Comments: "continuing."

 

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)

- Reported Nov 13, 2020 08:09 by Jay Carlisle

- Bitteroot neighborhood , Ada, Idaho

- Comments: "Immature with juncos, White-crowned, & Song along canal ~100 yards E of blue dumpster behind BK sports fields.  Will add crummy digi-bino pic"

 

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Re: Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

Larry Arnold
 


Jay  ~  ~     ~

I'm impressed too, because my life list along the Boise River Greenbelt (my eBird patch, Missy's eBird patch) includes a mere 14 sp of sparrows over eight yrs, 1738 complete checklists, and just this morning I mentioned to Missy that we really should be looking at sparrows a little more closely, ha !!!

LA



From: "Jay Carlisle" <carlislejay@...>
To: "IBLE" <ible@groups.io>, "Larry Arnold" <larnold47@...>, "akswanson" <akswanson@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:27:34 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

Thanks Larry

By necessity, I've been focused more on "patch" birding in 2020 and I'm impressed with the variety this stretch of the Farmers Lateral canal, nestled in suburbia, has yielded.  For example, including Spotted Towhee & DE Junco, that's 12 species of sparrows I know of just this fall (Chipping, Brewer's, Lark, Fox, Junco, White-crowned, White-throated, Harris's, Savannah, Song, Lincoln's, and Towhee; does not include Vesper but maybe Ann or others saw one this fall?) and then there was the Clay-colored that Ann found in the spring so at least 13 sparrows in 2020!  Holding out for one more ... and hoping 1 or 2 goodies will linger for our CBC :-)

Jay




On Saturday, November 14, 2020, 6:34:45 AM MST, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:



awesome sparrows, Jay and Ann  =)

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2020 2:32:43 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Blue Jay (1 report)
- Fox Sparrow (2 reports)
- Harris's Sparrow (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

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 12:30 by Ceredig  Roberts
- 1066 E Hearthstone Drive, Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "contiuing to visit the peanuts in the backyard."

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 08:09 by Jay Carlisle
- Bitteroot neighborhood , Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "Continuing along fence line near SW edge of Borah park.  Still carrying left wing a bit droopy &#x1f914;"

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 14:59 by Ann Swanson
- Farmers Canal Bank between Cole Rd. and Aurora St., Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "continuing."

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 08:09 by Jay Carlisle
- Bitteroot neighborhood , Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "Immature with juncos, White-crowned, & Song along canal ~100 yards E of blue dumpster behind BK sports fields.  Will add crummy digi-bino pic"

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

Jay Carlisle
 

Thanks Larry

By necessity, I've been focused more on "patch" birding in 2020 and I'm impressed with the variety this stretch of the Farmers Lateral canal, nestled in suburbia, has yielded.  For example, including Spotted Towhee & DE Junco, that's 12 species of sparrows I know of just this fall (Chipping, Brewer's, Lark, Fox, Junco, White-crowned, White-throated, Harris's, Savannah, Song, Lincoln's, and Towhee; does not include Vesper but maybe Ann or others saw one this fall?) and then there was the Clay-colored that Ann found in the spring so at least 13 sparrows in 2020!  Holding out for one more ... and hoping 1 or 2 goodies will linger for our CBC :-)

Jay




On Saturday, November 14, 2020, 6:34:45 AM MST, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:



awesome sparrows, Jay and Ann  =)

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2020 2:32:43 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Blue Jay (1 report)
- Fox Sparrow (2 reports)
- Harris's Sparrow (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

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 12:30 by Ceredig  Roberts
- 1066 E Hearthstone Drive, Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "contiuing to visit the peanuts in the backyard."

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 08:09 by Jay Carlisle
- Bitteroot neighborhood , Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "Continuing along fence line near SW edge of Borah park.  Still carrying left wing a bit droopy &#x1f914;"

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 14:59 by Ann Swanson
- Farmers Canal Bank between Cole Rd. and Aurora St., Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "continuing."

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)
- Reported Nov 13, 2020 08:09 by Jay Carlisle
- Bitteroot neighborhood , Ada, Idaho
- Comments: "Immature with juncos, White-crowned, & Song along canal ~100 yards E of blue dumpster behind BK sports fields.  Will add crummy digi-bino pic"

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Re: Some interesting birds

Elizabeth Medes
 

Curious about this too.  Had a SW bound flyover of 200+ day before yesterday here in east Emmett.

Liz Medes