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Re: Dry Lakes - A pair of American Golden Plovers ?

Kevin Merrell
 

Thank you, Ceredig. Your long lens blesses us all.

Kevin Merrell

On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 4:24 PM Ceredig Roberts via groups.io <ceredigroberts=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Fou.




On Oct 18, 2020, at 11:06 PM, Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:

Thank you for the directions.  I am coming from Reno but spending the night in downtown Nampa. 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Louisa Evers <elouisa603@...> 
Date: 10/18/20 6:09 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

Where are you coming from?  The Dry Lakes playa is located adjacent to Stagecoach Road. I typically get there by heading out of Nampa on 12th St/Highway 45, turn right onto Bowmont, left on Dry Lakes Road (Bowmont t’s into Dry Lakes) and then Dry Lakes makes a 90 degree turn and becomes Stagecoach.  You could also turn right on Missouri or Bennett and the left onto Dry Lakes. 

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 17:21 Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:
We are going to be in the area tomorrow and would like to see what everyone is talking about. The link shows south east of CJ in the middle of a cultivated field. Can anyone give me better directions to the Dry Lakes?
Thanks, Linda


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Re: Dry Lakes - A pair of American Golden Plovers ?

Ceredig Roberts
 

Fou.




On Oct 18, 2020, at 11:06 PM, Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:

Thank you for the directions.  I am coming from Reno but spending the night in downtown Nampa. 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: Louisa Evers <elouisa603@...> 
Date: 10/18/20 6:09 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

Where are you coming from?  The Dry Lakes playa is located adjacent to Stagecoach Road. I typically get there by heading out of Nampa on 12th St/Highway 45, turn right onto Bowmont, left on Dry Lakes Road (Bowmont t’s into Dry Lakes) and then Dry Lakes makes a 90 degree turn and becomes Stagecoach.  You could also turn right on Missouri or Bennett and the left onto Dry Lakes. 

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 17:21 Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:
We are going to be in the area tomorrow and would like to see what everyone is talking about. The link shows south east of CJ in the middle of a cultivated field. Can anyone give me better directions to the Dry Lakes?
Thanks, Linda


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Re: Opening Day

Scott Tuthill
 

Glad I caught it before it was deleted. A little smile for the day! Happy belated birthday.

Scott


Re: Opening Day

R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND
 

This past Friday, Big 71, prime number so I can't split it.
I also just realized something. It was one thing to send a copy of the cartoon to individuals, but, I put it on a public forum. There could be complications, permission not given etc.. I've sent Cliff a note to remove the post to keep me as well as ible out of any trouble.
CGB. RL

----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
To: IBLE <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:35:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Opening Day



RL, came thru loud and clear  =)

Happy Birthday, Dude !!!  don't remember exact day, but we're close, right ?


From: "Ronald Rowland" <rlrowland@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 11:33:31 AM
Subject: [IBLE] Opening Day

Opening Day here in Idaho. An "oldie-but-a-goodie". Have had several years, thought I'd pass it on for those who've not seen it before. Hope posting this goes thru as I've not done this type before.
CGB. RL




Re: Opening Day

Larry Arnold
 


RL, came thru loud and clear  =)

Happy Birthday, Dude !!!  don't remember exact day, but we're close, right ?


From: "Ronald Rowland" <rlrowland@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 11:33:31 AM
Subject: [IBLE] Opening Day

Opening Day here in Idaho. An "oldie-but-a-goodie". Have had several years, thought I'd pass it on for those who've not seen it before. Hope posting this goes thru as I've not done this type before.
CGB. RL


Opening Day

R L ROWLAND RONALD ROWLAND
 

Opening Day here in Idaho. An "oldie-but-a-goodie". Have had several years, thought I'd pass it on for those who've not seen it before. Hope posting this goes thru as I've not done this type before.
CGB. RL


Re: Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

Linda Lamb
 

Thank you for the directions.  I am coming from Reno but spending the night in downtown Nampa. 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: Louisa Evers <elouisa603@...>
Date: 10/18/20 6:09 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

Where are you coming from?  The Dry Lakes playa is located adjacent to Stagecoach Road. I typically get there by heading out of Nampa on 12th St/Highway 45, turn right onto Bowmont, left on Dry Lakes Road (Bowmont t’s into Dry Lakes) and then Dry Lakes makes a 90 degree turn and becomes Stagecoach.  You could also turn right on Missouri or Bennett and the left onto Dry Lakes. 

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 17:21 Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:
We are going to be in the area tomorrow and would like to see what everyone is talking about. The link shows south east of CJ in the middle of a cultivated field. Can anyone give me better directions to the Dry Lakes?
Thanks, Linda

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Louisa Evers
elouisa603@...


Gull I.D.

Robert Kiernan
 

Not a good photo but maybe?


Interesting behavior

Patty Ford <patty_ford@...>
 

Hi all, bit of a story here, bear with me.
So today my cat was outside without me, (please no hate, I love my kitty), he managed to grab an Evening Grosbeak from the birdbath. I saw it from the kitchen window and raced over to the door to save it. As I slipped my shoes on I could hear the Pinyon Jays screaming their heads off. Also some noise from other Grosbeaks. It looked like the bird was dead, kitty was batting it around. All the sudden the Jays attacked kitty. Dive bombing him and pecking at him. He ran away without the little bird. Amazingly the little bird got up and flew away.
I have seen parent birds protect their young but I have never seen a different species protect another species. 
Have you seen this befor? Am I just seeing what I want to see? I am completely amazed.
What are your thoughts?
Thanks, Patty

p.s. Kitty has refused to go out rest of the day. 


Re: Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

Louisa Evers
 

Where are you coming from?  The Dry Lakes playa is located adjacent to Stagecoach Road. I typically get there by heading out of Nampa on 12th St/Highway 45, turn right onto Bowmont, left on Dry Lakes Road (Bowmont t’s into Dry Lakes) and then Dry Lakes makes a 90 degree turn and becomes Stagecoach.  You could also turn right on Missouri or Bennett and the left onto Dry Lakes. 

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 17:21 Linda Lamb <lamreeves58@...> wrote:
We are going to be in the area tomorrow and would like to see what everyone is talking about. The link shows south east of CJ in the middle of a cultivated field. Can anyone give me better directions to the Dry Lakes?
Thanks, Linda

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Louisa Evers
elouisa603@...


Anna's Hummingbird

Kerry Fitzharris
 

I had a female Anna's coming and going from my feeder for about two hours this morning here in the North End of Boise. Beautiful red-speckled patch on her throat. Lovely to watch her in this fall light!


Re: Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

Vernon Tunnell
 


Re: Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

Linda Lamb
 

We are going to be in the area tomorrow and would like to see what everyone is talking about. The link shows south east of CJ in the middle of a cultivated field. Can anyone give me better directions to the Dry Lakes?
Thanks, Linda


Re: Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

cheryl huizinga
 

It was Bob Goycoolea that was with us – not Bob Kiernan 

 

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From: Carter Strope
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:55 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

 

Hi Jay and other IBLE members, Cheryl Huzinga, Bob Kiernan, and I were there earlier this afternoon and observed only a single Second Cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull. There were much lower gull numbers overall at that time.

 

 In my recent visits shorebird numbers appear to peak around 3-5 there and drop steeply after that. Definitely a productive spot this fall. There were many sandpipers present including Dunlin and Stilt, Western, Least, and Semipalmated Sandpipers.

 

-Carter Strope 

 

On Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 21:47 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hoping to run into some of the exciting shorebird action, Heidi & I tried Dry Lakes in the last hour before sunset.  No golden or BB plovers but at least 1,000 gulls cycling through and we observed the most Lesser Black-backed Gulls in one location I've ever seen in Idaho!  Some ~passable digiscope pics in this eBird checklist: ebird.org/checklist/S75005540 - no full adults but a 1st winter, a couple ~1.5 year-olds (2nd cycle), and a presumed 3rd-cycle (based on a mostly yellow bill that doesn't show up on the pics I got before the whole flock took to the air).

 

eBird Checklist - 17 Oct 2020 - Dry Lakes Area (view only from public ro...

Submitted by Jay Carlisle.

I only wish this place was a bit closer to home - if so, I'd go 2x/day :-)

 

Jay

 

 

 

 

On Friday, October 16, 2020, 8:18:34 PM MDT, Scott Tuthill <satuthill@...> wrote:

 

 

Thanks RL -- I scanned every inch of this field. I remembered your notes. My bet is they were mixed in with the Dowtichers on the far side of the pond and I didn't spend enough time to see them. But, at that distance there was no way I could ID them, and for a State Bird, I would not put it on my list.

 


hummingbird report, west Boise

Larry Arnold
 


Gmorning hummer fans !!

Our last observed dates (LOD's) this year to date.......
Broad-tailed - we don't encounter hereabouts, and I dearly miss them
Calliope  12 Aug 
Rufous  21 Sep
Black-chinned  21 Sep 
Anna's  12 Oct 

Attached might be of interest to some of us, eh?

Larry






Re: Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

Carter Strope
 

Hi Jay and other IBLE members, Cheryl Huzinga, Bob Kiernan, and I were there earlier this afternoon and observed only a single Second Cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull. There were much lower gull numbers overall at that time.

 In my recent visits shorebird numbers appear to peak around 3-5 there and drop steeply after that. Definitely a productive spot this fall. There were many sandpipers present including Dunlin and Stilt, Western, Least, and Semipalmated Sandpipers.

-Carter Strope 

On Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 21:47 Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hoping to run into some of the exciting shorebird action, Heidi & I tried Dry Lakes in the last hour before sunset.  No golden or BB plovers but at least 1,000 gulls cycling through and we observed the most Lesser Black-backed Gulls in one location I've ever seen in Idaho!  Some ~passable digiscope pics in this eBird checklist: ebird.org/checklist/S75005540 - no full adults but a 1st winter, a couple ~1.5 year-olds (2nd cycle), and a presumed 3rd-cycle (based on a mostly yellow bill that doesn't show up on the pics I got before the whole flock took to the air).

I only wish this place was a bit closer to home - if so, I'd go 2x/day :-)

Jay




On Friday, October 16, 2020, 8:18:34 PM MDT, Scott Tuthill <satuthill@...> wrote:


Thanks RL -- I scanned every inch of this field. I remembered your notes. My bet is they were mixed in with the Dowtichers on the far side of the pond and I didn't spend enough time to see them. But, at that distance there was no way I could ID them, and for a State Bird, I would not put it on my list.


Dry Lakes -- no plovers but 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls this evening

Jay Carlisle
 

Hoping to run into some of the exciting shorebird action, Heidi & I tried Dry Lakes in the last hour before sunset.  No golden or BB plovers but at least 1,000 gulls cycling through and we observed the most Lesser Black-backed Gulls in one location I've ever seen in Idaho!  Some ~passable digiscope pics in this eBird checklist: ebird.org/checklist/S75005540 - no full adults but a 1st winter, a couple ~1.5 year-olds (2nd cycle), and a presumed 3rd-cycle (based on a mostly yellow bill that doesn't show up on the pics I got before the whole flock took to the air).

I only wish this place was a bit closer to home - if so, I'd go 2x/day :-)

Jay




On Friday, October 16, 2020, 8:18:34 PM MDT, Scott Tuthill <satuthill@...> wrote:


Thanks RL -- I scanned every inch of this field. I remembered your notes. My bet is they were mixed in with the Dowtichers on the far side of the pond and I didn't spend enough time to see them. But, at that distance there was no way I could ID them, and for a State Bird, I would not put it on my list.


Another good day

bike4birds
 

My apologies for cluttering up your inbox, but I had enough interesting birds today that I felt the need to share. First, a W.S. Owl woke me just before dawn. Later, I discovered a Cassin’s Finch in my back yard maple. I could see him clearly, preening on a branch. The female next to him was obscured by leaves, but I think it was also a CAFI. Once I started my bike ride I had a goodly number of regulars, all being cooperative, before seeing 2 Blue Jays in the bare branches of a tree on Plantation Island.

Things started to get even more interesting after that, with a trio of Ruddy Ducks on Silver Lake, an altercation between a Great Blue Heron and a Red Tail at a bend in the river, and then a Lesser Scaup at the lower end of Veterans Pond. My final tally was 39 birds in 13+ miles, and there were a couple that I didn’t count because they didn’t repeat for me. Isn’t migration wonderful?

Tom McCabe, Boise


Oct 14th Dry Creek Plover Photos?

Scott Tuthill
 

In case Carter Strope, Denise Hughes, or Cheryl Huizinga monitor this site, or someone can relay a message to them -- your October 14th eBird list from Dry Creek mentioned: "Photos soon. Large pluvalis plover with dainty bill and dark rump" on the Golden-Plover. Any chance you can post those photos on eBird? And did you get any of the Black-bellied Plover?

Scott


Re: Dry Lakes -- A whole different day

Scott Tuthill
 

Thanks RL -- I scanned every inch of this field. I remembered your notes. My bet is they were mixed in with the Dowtichers on the far side of the pond and I didn't spend enough time to see them. But, at that distance there was no way I could ID them, and for a State Bird, I would not put it on my list.