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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

Lazily By ting ?

Linda Lamb
 

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

Bird ID help

Linda Lamb
 

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: ID.of photos

kristin_araki
 

I'm thinking the birds you saw were Cassia Crossbills. They were recognized as a different species in 2017 and only reside near the area that you found them. They're similar to the Red Crossbill except the Cassias are thicker-billed.
Kristin A.

-------- Original message --------
From: Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...>
Date: 6/14/20 4:08 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: ible@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] ID.of photos

Thêse were both taken diamondfield jacks saw tooth NF cassia. county

ID.of photos

Robert Kiernan
 

Thêse were both taken diamondfield jacks saw tooth NF cassia. county

Bird Id.

Robert Kiernan
 

Photo diamondfield jacks saw tooth N.F cassia county

Re: Common Nighthawk

Elizabeth Medes
 

Miss them!

Re: Common Nighthawk

Judi and Frank
 

We moved to our current east Boise foothills home 20 years ago.  At that time we had nighthawks circling over the neighborhood and the nearby reserve every night during summer.  Now I generally hear one nighthawk one time during the season when they should be plentiful.

Re: Common Nighthawk

Elizabeth Medes
 

We, too, have lost our nighthawk population in eastern Emmett.  What were 50 in the evening skies of summer is now 1. They used to sleep during the day in our vineyard rows!  The problem must have commenced when West Nile arrived and mosquito abatement districts sprang up.  Even with our no spray designation, the nighttime insect life is quiet.  Our western kingbird and says phoebe numbers stay steady,  maybe even larger than 20 years ago, but they are mostly daytime feeders.

Someone else mentioned more Bewicks wrens, which we've seen, along with extra YB chats.  And I can't walk 20 ft without seeing a Eurasian collared dove... crikey.

Liz Medes
Gem County

Scott’s Oriole

Denise Hughes
 

Thanks Jason for finding the orioles. It’s a life bird for me. I didn’t see the female but had a great look at a male perched in a tree.

Wahoo!

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

Common Nighthawk

bike4birds
 

When we first moved to Boise in 1978, you could go out on any summer evening and hear numerous C. Nighthawks. Sadly, that is no longer the case. But yesterday I heard my FOY CONI, and this evening, as I was opening a window to put in the fan, I heard one again. I’m sure they are more common where we don’t try to kill every mosquito, etc., but I have to admit I got a little jolt of pleasure hearing them last night and tonight (around 10:20). I hope I get to hear them all summer, and not just to boost my daily list. ;-)

Tom McCabe, Boise

Re: nesting Balds etc...

lcarrigan_55
 

Hi Larry,
Yeah, there's sev things I will not give exact locations of: any nesting hawk, owl or eagle. Morel mushroom & huckleberry locations. My fav deer & elk spots. And, best location I've found to consistently land & release 24"+ brown trout on a fly. 

I'll give general info: SE Idaho, Snake River, Sawtooth Nat Rec Area, etc. Otherwise, next thing you know, everybody & their brother are at the spot. 

Good Birding,
Brian Carrigan

Re: Blue Grosbeak at Camas

Denise Hughes
 

I haven’t seen any reports on Blue Grosbeak. Nice bird!

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jun 9, 2020, at 5:07 PM, Carter Strope <cmstropep@...> wrote:


Hey all, these birds have been known for a little while now. Not my find. Cool birds though.

-Carter Strope

On Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 16:56 Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
Carter Strope found a Blue Grosbeak at Camas NWR. 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S70254139

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho