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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

Re: I.d.

Elizabeth Medes
 

Welcome to flycatcher jeopardy.  The only way I've been able to identify the smaller fly catchers is by recording their sound. I've even seen them today on nests in northern Gem County and couldn't identify them without a recording.

Good luck!

Liz Medes
Emmett


On Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 5:10 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
I looked in all 6 of my guide books could not match if you would please tell me  what you used for I.D. so i can learn

I.d.

Robert Kiernan
 

I looked in all 6 of my guide books could not match if you would please tell me  what you used for I.D. so i can learn

Re: Bird Id.

Melody and Michael Asher and McBride
 

hi...from a photo you can only identify these as cassia/red crossbills.  You need to identify cassia crossbills by their call (& location) which is a bit different from the other multiple sub-species which have different calls. They do have a tiny bit larger bill than red crossbills but you need the bird "in hand" and measure the bill - you can't tell just visually because the difference is so small. 

Melody Asher
Twin Falls

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 15:23 Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Photo at Diamondfield jack campgr.cassia county fri.12th

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020, 1:37 PM Robert Kiernan via groups.io <photobirder=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Photo diamondfield jacks saw tooth N.F cassia county

Re: Lazuli Bunting ?

Jay Carlisle
 

Hi Linda

Yes, looks good for a female Lazuli Bunting :-)

Jay

On Sunday, June 14, 2020, 9:36:21 PM MDT, Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:


Is this a female Lazuli Bunting? Spotted it today off of Stagecoach road off of Dufort Road in Bonner County.
Thanks, Linda

Re: Bird Id.

Robert Kiernan
 

Photo at Diamondfield jack campgr.cassia county fri.12th


On Sun, Jun 14, 2020, 1:37 PM Robert Kiernan via groups.io <photobirder=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Photo diamondfield jacks saw tooth N.F cassia county

Re: Bird ID help

Linda Lamb
 

Thanks Jay. I am still leaning toward the Alder due to the call. Glad to know there has been an additional sighting recently. If anyone is in the area it was about 1/8th of a mile before the eagle observation pull-off on the auto tour.  What about my second post? Can you tell me if it is a female Lazuli Bunting. Spell check somehow converted it to lazily by ting in the title.

Re: Bird ID help

Jay Carlisle
 

Hi Linda

Willow is the MUCH more likely species in Idaho, and it's quite common in shrubby/riparian habitat in N Idaho.  Having said that, there have been multiple reports of Alder Flycatcher in Boundary Co; ebird.org/hotspot/L7564439 - first in 2018 and again just last week at the same general area.  The key fieldmarks are the vocalizations - "fre-beer" song and a voicy "pip" in Alder versus "fitz-bew" and a harder "ritt" in Willow.

Jay


On Sunday, June 14, 2020, 10:42:13 PM MDT, Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:


As far north that you are not too far out of range amer.bird conservancy guide show all fly catchers all on opposing pages  its only fly cat .faint eye ring i vote alder

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020, 9:32 PM Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:
On June 7th I spotted this bird at Kootenai Wildlife Refuge auto tour route. When I got home I listened to the calls on ibird pro and deduced it to be an Alder Flycatcher but it is not listed as being in the area. I went back up today to get a sound recording and briefly may have seen the bird but no call before it flew. KWR was very busy and windy so gave up the search. Can anyone help me with what it is.
Thanks, Linda

Re: Bird ID help

Robert Kiernan
 

As far north that you are not too far out of range amer.bird conservancy guide show all fly catchers all on opposing pages  its only fly cat .faint eye ring i vote alder


On Sun, Jun 14, 2020, 9:32 PM Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:
On June 7th I spotted this bird at Kootenai Wildlife Refuge auto tour route. When I got home I listened to the calls on ibird pro and deduced it to be an Alder Flycatcher but it is not listed as being in the area. I went back up today to get a sound recording and briefly may have seen the bird but no call before it flew. KWR was very busy and windy so gave up the search. Can anyone help me with what it is.
Thanks, Linda