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Re: Gull

Elizabeth Medes
 

RIngbills are what we're seeing here at Emmett Wastewater ponds.
About 12 the other day.

Liz Medes
Emmett ID

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 10:53 AM Cliff Weisse
<cliffandlisa@octobersetters.com> wrote:

The gull is a Ring-billed Gull. Very dark primaries rule out all ages of Iceland.

Cliff

On 10/15/20 10:21 AM, Robert Kiernan wrote:

Lower dam L.lowell several w. grebe --a few Clark's 5 horned grebe could this be " a Iceland, " gull oh & 1 common loon

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


Re: Gull

Robert Kiernan
 

Cliff is right I should have looked at all ages of ring bill


On Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 10:53 AM Cliff Weisse <cliffandlisa@...> wrote:

Or Glaucous.

Cliff

On 10/15/20 10:53 AM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse wrote:

The gull is a Ring-billed Gull. Very dark primaries rule out all ages of Iceland.

Cliff

On 10/15/20 10:21 AM, Robert Kiernan wrote:
Lower dam L.lowell several w. grebe --a few Clark's  5 horned grebe   could this be " a Iceland, " gull  oh & 1 common loon
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...


Re: Gull

Cliff Weisse
 

Or Glaucous.

Cliff

On 10/15/20 10:53 AM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse wrote:

The gull is a Ring-billed Gull. Very dark primaries rule out all ages of Iceland.

Cliff

On 10/15/20 10:21 AM, Robert Kiernan wrote:
Lower dam L.lowell several w. grebe --a few Clark's  5 horned grebe   could this be " a Iceland, " gull  oh & 1 common loon
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...


Re: Gull

Cliff Weisse
 

The gull is a Ring-billed Gull. Very dark primaries rule out all ages of Iceland.

Cliff

On 10/15/20 10:21 AM, Robert Kiernan wrote:
Lower dam L.lowell several w. grebe --a few Clark's  5 horned grebe   could this be " a Iceland, " gull  oh & 1 common loon
-- 
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho
cliffandlisa@...


Gull

Robert Kiernan
 

Oops after further review  looks like a second winter glaucous  I guess wishful thinking 


Gull

Robert Kiernan
 

Lower dam L.lowell several w. grebe --a few Clark's  5 horned grebe   could this be " a Iceland, " gull  oh & 1 common loon


Re: Dry lake

Carter Strope
 

Hey Robert and others,

I am at Dry Lakes now and there are also 3 American Golden Plovers here now as well as a Black-bellied Plover. Gull numbers are way down.

-Carter Strope


On Wed, Oct 14, 2020, 16:31 Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
10:30 water level down lots of mud flat.lots of birds .many ducks far from road ones I could identify canvas back.  N.pintail  gr & blue wing teals lots of shore birds mostly L.b.dowichers  pectoral.-- spotted  -- stilt--least -- & red neck phalas  speaking of red necks l was told water to keep locals with 4 wheelers from making big ruts good news for birders


Dry lake

Robert Kiernan
 

10:30 water level down lots of mud flat.lots of birds .many ducks far from road ones I could identify canvas back.  N.pintail  gr & blue wing teals lots of shore birds mostly L.b.dowichers  pectoral.-- spotted  -- stilt--least -- & red neck phalas  speaking of red necks l was told water to keep locals with 4 wheelers from making big ruts good news for birders


Re: IBRC Update

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 

Cliff, thank you ~ always ~ for doing this work!! Love seeing the results =)

Larry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cliff and Lisa Weisse" <cliffandlisa@octobersetters.com>
To: "IBLE" <ible@groups.io>, "inland birders" <inland-nw-birders@uidaho.edu>
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 8:07:45 AM
Subject: [IBLE] IBRC Update

All,

Here's the latest batch of records we've completed voting on.

Cliff

Accepted in first round:
Red-breasted Sapsucker 10-B-2019
Chestnut-sided Warbler 25-B-2019
Red Phalarope 31-B-2019
Brant 5-B-2020
White-winged Dove 9-B-2020
Glaucous-winged Gull 40-B-2019
Rusty Blackbird 39-B-2019
Gyrfalcon 4-B-2020
Sandhill Crane 3-B-2020
Yellow-billed Loon 2-B-2020
Purple Finch 1-B-2020
"Kumlien's" Iceland Gull 41-B-2019
Harlequin Duck 36-B-2019
Common Yellowthroat 35-B-2019
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 37-B-2019
Rusty Blackbird 34-B-2019
Brant 33-B-2019
Magnolia Warbler 32-B-2019
Rusty Blackbird 7-B-2020
Ovenbird 10-B-2020
Tennessee Warbler 11-B-2020
Band-tailed Pigeon 15-B-2020
Band-tailed Pigeon 16-B-2020
Orchard Oriole 13-B-2020
White-winged Dove 12-B-2020
Vermillion Flycatcher 2-A-2019
Tufted Duck 5-B-2017
Swamp Sparrow 47-B-2017

Not Accepted in first round:
Purple Finch 21-B-2019 (0-7)
Acadian Flycatcher 1-A-2019

Accepted in second round:
Dunlin 5-B-2019 (5-2)
Yellow-billed Loon 38-B-2019 (6-1)
Broad-winged Hawk 8-B-2020 (6-1)

Not Accepted in second round:
Curve-billed Thrasher 6-B-2019 (2-5)
Laughing Gull 31-B-2018 (1-6)
Red-breasted Sapsucker 48-B-2018 (1-6)
Parasitic Jaeger 34-B-2018 (2-5)
Hoary Redpoll 2-B-2018 (1-6)
Alder Flycatcher 2-A-2017 (2-5)

Accepted in third round:
Black and White Warbler 22-B-2018 (5-2)

Not Accepted in third round:
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 15-B-2017 (3-4)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I've been asked a few times about the meaning of the alpha-numeric codes
shown after the species name in the list of reviewed records I send out
in these updates.  All records are in this format:
Species name, Record Number, (Vote).
Species name is self explanatory.
The record number is in 3 parts separated by hyphens.  The first part is
the number of the record within a given year.  The second part is a
letter, either A or B, which designates whether the report is for a
species with previous Idaho records (B), or if the report is for a
species not yet documented in Idaho (A).   The third part is the year in
which the report was submitted.
The numbers in parenthesis are the final vote arrived at by IBRC for the
record, with the first number for "accept" votes, the second for "not
accept" votes.  First round votes must be unanimous to be decisive so
any record Accepted/Not Accepted in first round is necessarily 7-0 or 0-7.

Here's an example:
Lincoln's Sparrow 11-B-13 (7-0)
In this case the species is Lincoln's Sparrow.
The record number, 11-B-13, shows that this is the 11th report submitted
to IBRC during the year, the "B" shows that there are previous records
for Lincoln's Sparrow, "13" is the year, 2013.
The numbers in parenthesis, (7-0), are the final vote on the record.  7
votes to Accept, 0 votes for Not Accept.

Accepted in first round:
Bewick's Wren 15-B-13

Accepted in second round:
Lincoln's Sparrow 11-B-13 (7-0)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

-Report rarities to the Idaho Bird Records Committee via the online form at:
https://ibrc.idahobirds.net/node/add/rare_bird_reports
-Helpful tips for preparing your report can be found in this article:
https://ibrc.idahobirds.net/how-to-document
-Don't forget to check the Review List before taking the time to prepare
a report:
https://ibrc.idahobirds.net/review-species
-You can contact the Secretary via email at this address:
secretary@idahobirds.net
-As always you can email any Committee member with questions. Addresses
can be found here:
https://ibrc.idahobirds.net/

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


Re: Blue Jay?

bike4birds
 

Thank you, Jason. Sounds like I need to spend more time on the island. I heard a Blue Jay today, but I was just passing through.

Tom

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason Talbot via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 10:42 AM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Blue Jay?

 

I was on the Remington Street Bridge where Tom described and heard the “jay” call coming from the island just now. I walked the island and finally heard it call again. It was enough for me to find it. Then another Blue Jay came. I had two sitting in a tree next to the path as I made my way back around. They flew north over the river. Then a third came in from behind and followed the other two. If you hang out at the bridge long enough I think you might have some luck.



On Oct 8, 2020, at 5:33 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



If you watch any television at all, you end up seeing scenes from the eastern half of the country, and I always listen for the bird sounds in the background. Lately, I’ve been hearing Blue Jays a lot. Way cool.

So the other morning while lying in bed, I thought I heard a Blue Jay in the vicinity of my house in the North End of Boise. After much soul searching, I decided I must have been dreaming and the dream seemed real. (As with all identifications by sound, I want the first call to alert me to the presence and the second to confirm the ID).

Then today, at six miles into my bike ride (so probably not asleep and dreaming), and stopped on Remington St., I heard a Blue jay. My head snapped around and then –yes!—I heard it again. Unfortunately, I stood there a long time and never heard it again, and I got as close to where I thought the sound emanated, but still nothing.

So if you are in the vicinity of Plantation Island, keep your ears tuned. It sounded like the bird was either on the island or in the vicinity of the discontinuous part of the Garden City greenbelt.

Tom McCabe, Boise

PS—a few years ago the island played host to a Steller’s Jay for much of the winter, and that same year there was a Blue Jay hanging out in the North End with a Steller’s Jay. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed.


Re: Great Horned Owl

Elizabeth Medes
 

Would love to see that!  A female GHOW has been calling here around 1 a.m. a few times this past week - hard to sleep through.  Can't they wait until after the holidays?

Liz
Emmett ID

On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 10:58 AM Carolyn Bishop via groups.io <k7ntn=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Kit, I'm glad you saw him, but did you attach a picture?  If so, I didn't get it.

CB

On Monday, October 12, 2020, 9:23:56 AM MDT, Kit Struthers <kit619@...> wrote:


Sleeping on the railing of my back porch just outside the kitchen window.

Kit

Kit Struthers
Idaho Falls ID






Re: Great Horned Owl

Carolyn Bishop
 

Kit, I'm glad you saw him, but did you attach a picture?  If so, I didn't get it.

CB

On Monday, October 12, 2020, 9:23:56 AM MDT, Kit Struthers <kit619@...> wrote:


Sleeping on the railing of my back porch just outside the kitchen window.

Kit

Kit Struthers
Idaho Falls ID






Re: Blue Jay?

Jason Talbot
 

I was on the Remington Street Bridge where Tom described and heard the “jay” call coming from the island just now. I walked the island and finally heard it call again. It was enough for me to find it. Then another Blue Jay came. I had two sitting in a tree next to the path as I made my way back around. They flew north over the river. Then a third came in from behind and followed the other two. If you hang out at the bridge long enough I think you might have some luck.


On Oct 8, 2020, at 5:33 PM, bike4birds <tmccabe9@...> wrote:



If you watch any television at all, you end up seeing scenes from the eastern half of the country, and I always listen for the bird sounds in the background. Lately, I’ve been hearing Blue Jays a lot. Way cool.

So the other morning while lying in bed, I thought I heard a Blue Jay in the vicinity of my house in the North End of Boise. After much soul searching, I decided I must have been dreaming and the dream seemed real. (As with all identifications by sound, I want the first call to alert me to the presence and the second to confirm the ID).

Then today, at six miles into my bike ride (so probably not asleep and dreaming), and stopped on Remington St., I heard a Blue jay. My head snapped around and then –yes!—I heard it again. Unfortunately, I stood there a long time and never heard it again, and I got as close to where I thought the sound emanated, but still nothing.

So if you are in the vicinity of Plantation Island, keep your ears tuned. It sounded like the bird was either on the island or in the vicinity of the discontinuous part of the Garden City greenbelt.

Tom McCabe, Boise

PS—a few years ago the island played host to a Steller’s Jay for much of the winter, and that same year there was a Blue Jay hanging out in the North End with a Steller’s Jay. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed.


Re: Great Horned Owl

Bob Davis
 

Cool!

On Oct 12, 2020, at 9:23 AM, Kit Struthers <kit619@centurylink.net> wrote:

Sleeping on the railing of my back porch just outside the kitchen window.

Kit

Kit Struthers
kit619@centurylink.net
Idaho Falls ID





Great Horned Owl

Kit Struthers
 

Sleeping on the railing of my back porch just outside the kitchen window.

Kit

Kit Struthers
kit619@centurylink.net
Idaho Falls ID


IBRC Update

Cliff Weisse
 

All,

Here's the latest batch of records we've completed voting on.

Cliff

Accepted in first round:
Red-breasted Sapsucker 10-B-2019
Chestnut-sided Warbler 25-B-2019
Red Phalarope 31-B-2019
Brant 5-B-2020
White-winged Dove 9-B-2020
Glaucous-winged Gull 40-B-2019
Rusty Blackbird 39-B-2019
Gyrfalcon 4-B-2020
Sandhill Crane 3-B-2020
Yellow-billed Loon 2-B-2020
Purple Finch 1-B-2020
"Kumlien's" Iceland Gull 41-B-2019
Harlequin Duck 36-B-2019
Common Yellowthroat 35-B-2019
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 37-B-2019
Rusty Blackbird 34-B-2019
Brant 33-B-2019
Magnolia Warbler 32-B-2019
Rusty Blackbird 7-B-2020
Ovenbird 10-B-2020
Tennessee Warbler 11-B-2020
Band-tailed Pigeon 15-B-2020
Band-tailed Pigeon 16-B-2020
Orchard Oriole 13-B-2020
White-winged Dove 12-B-2020
Vermillion Flycatcher 2-A-2019
Tufted Duck 5-B-2017
Swamp Sparrow 47-B-2017

Not Accepted in first round:
Purple Finch 21-B-2019 (0-7)
Acadian Flycatcher 1-A-2019

Accepted in second round:
Dunlin 5-B-2019 (5-2)
Yellow-billed Loon 38-B-2019 (6-1)
Broad-winged Hawk 8-B-2020 (6-1)

Not Accepted in second round:
Curve-billed Thrasher 6-B-2019 (2-5)
Laughing Gull 31-B-2018 (1-6)
Red-breasted Sapsucker 48-B-2018 (1-6)
Parasitic Jaeger 34-B-2018 (2-5)
Hoary Redpoll 2-B-2018 (1-6)
Alder Flycatcher 2-A-2017 (2-5)

Accepted in third round:
Black and White Warbler 22-B-2018 (5-2)

Not Accepted in third round:
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 15-B-2017 (3-4)

I've been asked a few times about the meaning of the alpha-numeric codes shown after the species name in the list of reviewed records I send out in these updates.  All records are in this format:
Species name, Record Number, (Vote).
Species name is self explanatory.
The record number is in 3 parts separated by hyphens.  The first part is the number of the record within a given year.  The second part is a letter, either A or B, which designates whether the report is for a species with previous Idaho records (B), or if the report is for a species not yet documented in Idaho (A).   The third part is the year in which the report was submitted.
The numbers in parenthesis are the final vote arrived at by IBRC for the record, with the first number for "accept" votes, the second for "not accept" votes.  First round votes must be unanimous to be decisive so any record Accepted/Not Accepted in first round is necessarily 7-0 or 0-7.

Here's an example:
Lincoln's Sparrow 11-B-13 (7-0)
In this case the species is Lincoln's Sparrow.
The record number, 11-B-13, shows that this is the 11th report submitted to IBRC during the year, the "B" shows that there are previous records for Lincoln's Sparrow, "13" is the year, 2013.
The numbers in parenthesis, (7-0), are the final vote on the record.  7 votes to Accept, 0 votes for Not Accept.

Accepted in first round:
Bewick's Wren 15-B-13

Accepted in second round:
Lincoln's Sparrow 11-B-13 (7-0)

-Report rarities to the Idaho Bird Records Committee via the online form at:
https://ibrc.idahobirds.net/node/add/rare_bird_reports
-Helpful tips for preparing your report can be found in this article:
https://ibrc.idahobirds.net/how-to-document
-Don't forget to check the Review List before taking the time to prepare a report:
https://ibrc.idahobirds.net/review-species
-You can contact the Secretary via email at this address:
secretary@idahobirds.net
-As always you can email any Committee member with questions. Addresses can be found here:
https://ibrc.idahobirds.net/

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


Re: Juvenile Anna's?

Heidi Ware Carlisle
 


Very cool sighting!

We'd love to hear updates on this (and any other) Anna's in the area for the Intermountain Bird Observatory's Anna's hummingbird project.


Heidi
Boise

On Sun, Oct 11, 2020, 9:24 AM Leanne Lloyd-Fairey via groups.io <llloydf=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
In Emmett (east valley), we had a hummer at our feeder yesterday (October 10). I've attached a photo. My tentative ID is juvenile male Anna's. Let me know if you have a different opinion.

If it is an Anna's, it's the first one we've seen in our 4 years of living here.

Leanne Lloyd-Fairey
Emmett, Idaho


Re: Juvenile Anna's?

xylemacres@hughes.net
 

Leanne,
 
I believe you are correct... congratulations!  We have recorded the species at our place 10.4 miles north of Ola on 7 occasions in the 26 years we have lived here.  Our records range from 2003 to 2019 between June 14 & October 1.
 
Fred Zeillemaker, Ola.
 


From: Leanne <llloydf@...>
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, 11 October 2020 9:24 AM MDT
Subject: [IBLE] Juvenile Anna's?

In Emmett (east valley), we had a hummer at our feeder yesterday (October 10). I've attached a photo. My tentative ID is juvenile male Anna's. Let me know if you have a different opinion.

If it is an Anna's, it's the first one we've seen in our 4 years of living here.

Leanne Lloyd-Fairey
Emmett, Idaho


Juvenile Anna's?

Leanne Lloyd-Fairey
 

In Emmett (east valley), we had a hummer at our feeder yesterday (October 10). I've attached a photo. My tentative ID is juvenile male Anna's. Let me know if you have a different opinion.

If it is an Anna's, it's the first one we've seen in our 4 years of living here.

Leanne Lloyd-Fairey
Emmett, Idaho


Re: White-crowned Sparrow Explosion

Scott Tuthill
 

The birds in my yard all have light lores typical of gambelii.

Scott

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