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

R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND
 

Hey all, RL here.
One summer, several years ago, I and another birder were helping a grad student do some bird and other wildlife finding for her Master's project in conjunction with Boise City Parks and Rec.. One of my stopping stations of a day was Eckert Bridge at Barber Park. I watched one of the local Osprey pair flying with a fish and screaming its head off. Had reason to be screaming as right on its tail was an adult Baldy. Right over top of me the screaming Osprey did a sharp right, the fish went up and forward, the Baldy also went up and forward plucked the fish before it even started falling, hung a quick left and disappeared upstream. I'd seen stuff like this in documentaries, but, this has been my only real-time witnessing of something like this.
So, about BAEA's, my thoughts. There are several nesting sites here in the valley. Of those, that I know of, some are in closed off areas to protect them. The rest are fairly inaccesssible and/or can only be seen from a distance or one has to know where the nest is at, areas that Fish & Game won't tell about and neither will I in this too public forum.
As big as theses birds are, they can keep such a low profile as to be nearly invisible, even in breeding season. But, because these birds can be so regularly found nowadays, can be somewhat accessible and because they are extremely nervous when on nest, I feel that they should be kept off the trip-filter, at least here in the lower valley. No need to call or highlight special attention. My recent sightings/nesting reports have not tripped the filter so at least some have been adjusted.
I am less worried about "some" birders and ebird; but, with the rise of Facebook and legions of non-birder "Happy-Snappers" out with their brand-new digital cameras/long lenses it has come to my attention, and I have witnessed same, that lately there has been some "harassment" of certain birds in the area at times.
Mea culpa moment here. I have also been guilty of this behavior when I got my first digital camera and have learned from the error of my ways as I was called on it when it happened. Those of you who were there will doubtless remember. I, hopefully and consciously, have and am trying not to repeat my "carelessness". That's what God made Photoshop for. I just need to learn how to use it.
Bottom Line. Let summer BAEA sightings be reported on ebird as usual, but, only trip filters if the numbers reported should be... excessive, with consideration to the number of known nests in the area and ask reporters to add notes on age of said birds for justification.
My apologies for rambling on. Not being a writer, it has taken me nearly two hours to write this and I have said all of the above very disjointedly.
CGB. RL

----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Arnold <@larnold47>
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 09:03:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [IBLE] [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>



I've been on and off the fence as to whether BAEA should hit local eBird filter during summer.... stories I could tell ;-)

maybe Tom as well ? RL ?

Larry


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From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:06:49 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Bald Eagle (4 reports)

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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

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2020 09:25 by JB Peck
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70135503
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult soaring in circles over reservoir; large raptor with dark brown body, white tail, white head and bright yellow bill"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by matthew kugel
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70138540
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by Megan Casler
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70141735
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 13:55 by Ken Pahlas
- Indian Creek Reservoir, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.3878656,-116.0129213&ll=43.3878656,-116.0129213
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70133703
- Comments: "Large bird of prey. White head and tail."

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

Larry Arnold
 

I've been on and off the fence as to whether BAEA should hit local eBird filter during summer.... stories I could tell ;-)

maybe Tom as well ? RL ?

Larry


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-alert" <ebird-alert@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:06:49 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Ada County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:

- Bald Eagle (4 reports)

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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

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2020 09:25 by JB Peck
- Blacks Creek Bird Reserve, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4584433,-116.1426544&ll=43.4584433,-116.1426544
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70135503
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult soaring in circles over reservoir; large raptor with dark brown body, white tail, white head and bright yellow bill"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by matthew kugel
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70138540
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:01 by Megan Casler
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5620771,-116.1157036&ll=43.5620771,-116.1157036
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70141735
- Comments: "Adult male soaring"

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 13:55 by Ken Pahlas
- Indian Creek Reservoir, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.3878656,-116.0129213&ll=43.3878656,-116.0129213
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70133703
- Comments: "Large bird of prey. White head and tail."

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Re: Montour

Elizabeth Medes
 

That is super!  So glad the birds showed up for you.  Love the photos!

Liz Medes 
Emmett

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020, 9:21 PM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Weather showed less chance rain between 1&6 so i ventured out glad i did saw lots of birds yellow warb several. 2 comm yellow throats willow& hamm fly cats e.&w king birds blk hd.grosbeaks --chat n.flick  rough wing &tree swallow osprey  snipe  cal quail both doves gr.blue heron vir rail  he stopped to drink rain water in road for photo thanks liz about north of tracks on park rd.

Montour

Robert Kiernan
 

Weather showed less chance rain between 1&6 so i ventured out glad i did saw lots of birds yellow warb several. 2 comm yellow throats willow& hamm fly cats e.&w king birds blk hd.grosbeaks --chat n.flick  rough wing &tree swallow osprey  snipe  cal quail both doves gr.blue heron vir rail  he stopped to drink rain water in road for photo thanks liz about north of tracks on park rd.

Re: Observation

rattlesnake4873
 

This would be a great research project if it hasn’t been done before. Wish I were back in college for this opportunity.

Dean 

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 8:06 PM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
So, the other day my wife bought a potted citronella plant for our back deck. Our place is along the Snake River & a spring channel runs through the backyard. We get a few wks of mainly evening time mosquitoes, starting about now. She placed the plant near my hummingbird nectar feeder. And, for two days, no hummers! In fact, one came last evening, like it was going to feed & immediately turned & took off. And for no apparent reason.

This afternoon, I moved the plant that was 4 ft from the feeder to about 15 ft away & within an hour, hummingbirds are back. One just visited again, after our rains. Has anyone else noticed that citronella may also keep hummingbirds away?!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot

Observation

lcarrigan_55
 

So, the other day my wife bought a potted citronella plant for our back deck. Our place is along the Snake River & a spring channel runs through the backyard. We get a few wks of mainly evening time mosquitoes, starting about now. She placed the plant near my hummingbird nectar feeder. And, for two days, no hummers! In fact, one came last evening, like it was going to feed & immediately turned & took off. And for no apparent reason.

This afternoon, I moved the plant that was 4 ft from the feeder to about 15 ft away & within an hour, hummingbirds are back. One just visited again, after our rains. Has anyone else noticed that citronella may also keep hummingbirds away?!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot

Re: June 6, 2020 eBird Top Audio in the World includes Boise birder's Warbling Vireo recording

Elizabeth Medes
 

This is so impressive.  Kudos to Scott and thanks to you, Jim, for sharing.

Liz Medes
Emmett

Re: June 6, 2020 eBird Top Audio in the World includes Boise birder's Warbling Vireo recording

Larry Arnold
 


This is really awesome, congrats to you Scott...   =)
Thx for posting this Jim !!


From: "Rattlesnake4873" <Rattlesnake4873@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:13:13 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] June 6, 2020 eBird Top Audio in the World includes Boise birder's Warbling Vireo recording

Three cheers for Scott!

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 9:57 AM Jim Lyons <jflyons@...> wrote:
My long-time friend and birding buddy for nearly 40 years, Scott Tuthill, has a recording in the "World Top Five" eBird audio selections.

Pretty cool for Scott, who only recently has taken on bird recording with a passion! He's a frequent IBLE contributor but probably to modest to share this himself.

I am attaching a screenshot for those of you not able to see the version (for that, super-simple - just scroll down from the eBird home page, https://ebird.org/home ) 


Re: Red-eyes vireo Birding Island South

Elizabeth Medes
 

Sorry about the typo.  Red-eyed indeed!

Red-eyes vireo Birding Island South

Elizabeth Medes
 

Seen early this afternoon, Birding Island South in Payette County, between noon and 2 p.m. north of the parking lot at the edge of the first pond to the west. Saw twice. Singing. Have video of poor quality, and good audio. eBird says this is unreported which is why I'm sharing it.

Liz Medes
Emmett


Re: June 6, 2020 eBird Top Audio in the World includes Boise birder's Warbling Vireo recording

Jon Barnett
 

Very cool!  Way to go, Scott!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> on behalf of rattlesnake4873 <Rattlesnake4873@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:13:13 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] June 6, 2020 eBird Top Audio in the World includes Boise birder's Warbling Vireo recording
 
Three cheers for Scott!

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 9:57 AM Jim Lyons <jflyons@...> wrote:
My long-time friend and birding buddy for nearly 40 years, Scott Tuthill, has a recording in the "World Top Five" eBird audio selections.

Pretty cool for Scott, who only recently has taken on bird recording with a passion! He's a frequent IBLE contributor but probably to modest to share this himself.

I am attaching a screenshot for those of you not able to see the version (for that, super-simple - just scroll down from the eBird home page, https://ebird.org/home ) 

Re: June 6, 2020 eBird Top Audio in the World includes Boise birder's Warbling Vireo recording

rattlesnake4873
 

Three cheers for Scott!

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 9:57 AM Jim Lyons <jflyons@...> wrote:
My long-time friend and birding buddy for nearly 40 years, Scott Tuthill, has a recording in the "World Top Five" eBird audio selections.

Pretty cool for Scott, who only recently has taken on bird recording with a passion! He's a frequent IBLE contributor but probably to modest to share this himself.

I am attaching a screenshot for those of you not able to see the version (for that, super-simple - just scroll down from the eBird home page, https://ebird.org/home ) 

Re: Rain

Larry Arnold
 


love it Tom....  =)
altho I don't think of this as rain per se, it's just spitting over here on the west end...  many bird sp are discussing it this morning
i'm remembering a "loud hard tropical rain" while standing under a tin roof covered outbuilding watching hummers attempting to negotiate feeders   ;-)



From: "Tom McCabe" <tmccabe9@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:26:40 AM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Rainto feeders
   

What is this “umbrella” of which you speak, Bob? I thought I was supposed to get wet when birding in the rain. Plus, wet binoculars allow you to see birds that aren’t really there. ;-)

Tom

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Kiernan
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2020 9:23 AM
To: ible@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Rain

 

Birding in the rain hands free .take a long handled umbrella and fầirly snug fitting jacket take handle and insert behind neck in jacket  keeps you and binnocs dry


Jacket /umbrella

Robert Kiernan
 

Iost 30 pounds since trying this umbrella moves around too much i Will try wrapping handle tight fitting jacket is key

Re: Rain

bike4birds
 

What is this “umbrella” of which you speak, Bob? I thought I was supposed to get wet when birding in the rain. Plus, wet binoculars allow you to see birds that aren’t really there. ;-)

Tom

 

From: IBLE@groups.io [mailto:IBLE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Kiernan
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2020 9:23 AM
To: ible@groups.io
Subject: [IBLE] Rain

 

Birding in the rain hands free .take a long handled umbrella and fầirly snug fitting jacket take handle and insert behind neck in jacket  keeps you and binnocs dry

Re: Rain

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

Great Idea, Mr. Bobolink Kiernan!
Rich

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 9:23 AM Robert Kiernan <photobirder@...> wrote:
Birding in the rain hands free .take a long handled umbrella and fầirly snug fitting jacket take handle and insert behind neck in jacket  keeps you and binnocs dry

June 6, 2020 eBird Top Audio in the World includes Boise birder's Warbling Vireo recording

Jim Lyons
 

My long-time friend and birding buddy for nearly 40 years, Scott Tuthill, has a recording in the "World Top Five" eBird audio selections.

Pretty cool for Scott, who only recently has taken on bird recording with a passion! He's a frequent IBLE contributor but probably to modest to share this himself.

I am attaching a screenshot for those of you not able to see the version (for that, super-simple - just scroll down from the eBird home page, https://ebird.org/home ) 

Re: Rain

Elizabeth Medes
 

Great tip!  I'd been toying with how to keep the glasses dry while juggling the brellie.

Liz Medes 
Emmett

Rain

Robert Kiernan
 

Birding in the rain hands free .take a long handled umbrella and fầirly snug fitting jacket take handle and insert behind neck in jacket  keeps you and binnocs dry

Re: Yellow-throated Vireo?

Vernon Tunnell
 

VERY windy today would be very difficult to locate if it is even around. 


On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 2:58 PM Janet Phillips <janet.misty11@...> wrote:
Thanks Vern.  I assumed so and didn’t drive there this a.m.  Thanks again!!

On Jun 5, 2020, at 2:57 PM, Vernon Tunnell <tunnellv62@...> wrote:

I saw it wed. about noon. With Jay. I went back about 30 min later was not able to locate it again also the next morning. It was moving across town not staying in one location. I do not think it is there anymore

On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 6:45 AM Denise Hughes <deniseh449@...> wrote:
I don’t know. This information was taken from Oregon‘s bird list.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

> On Jun 5, 2020, at 6:17 AM, Janet Phillips <janet.misty11@...> wrote:
>
> Any sightings this a.m.?
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