Migrants


Cliff Weisse
 

Hi Tom,

I think this is actually a Calliope Hummingbird based on the short tail and complete lack of rufous in the tail or rump.

Cliff

On 9/23/22 03:06PM, Tom & Susan Soniville wrote:

Within an hour of writing that the hummers seemed less territorial, I took this picture and sure looks like this rufous came out on the short end of a” jousting” session. I have seen hummers with chest wounds once or twice, but never got a clear shot of the damage.

 

Jay, thanks for the information on the tanager. I didn’t think about the difference in the vibrancy of the color. I’ve never been in the right place at the right time to observe juvenile tanagers. The sighting was a real gift, since it dropped into the middle of the lesser goldfinch flock and landed on the flower stalk closest to me. Was only around for a couple of minutes.

 

Tom Soniville

 

 

From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of Diann Stone
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2022 2:06 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Migrants

 

Thanks for sharing the nice photos of the birds. I appreciate Jay's detailed explanation which is interesting and informative. It's good for me to learn how to observe more closely. Thanks to both of you! 

 

On Fri, Sep 23, 2022, 11:40 AM Tom & Susan Soniville <tomnsueid@...> wrote:

Had two visitors to our yard yesterday. The female western tanager was with a flock of lesser goldfinches. I believe the other is an orange crowned warbler, but would appreciate any other ideas. Viewing light and angle were not optimum.

 

Hummers are thinning out and the ones left are not nearly as territorial as earlier in the season.

 

Tom Soniville

West Bench. Boise


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Ken Miracle
 

Thanks for the tanager ID tip — I learn something new every day … only problem is I forget something old everyday :-)


On Sep 23, 2022, at 12:50 PM, Jay Carlisle via groups.io <carlislejay@...> wrote:

Hi Tom

Yes to the Orange-crowned (mid to late Sept is peak migration timing for them) and this is an immature male tanager ... age based on the combination of quite fresh feathers & the date (adults from this area migrate before molting so have worn feathers in late summer; and they also migrate almost exclusively before mid-August) - and male because of the overall brightness and the contrast between the bright yellow upper wing bar and duller, whitish lower wing bar (young females duller overall & have both wings bars pretty dull).

Jay

On Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:40:08 AM MDT, Tom & Susan Soniville <tomnsueid@...> wrote:


Had two visitors to our yard yesterday. The female western tanager was with a flock of lesser goldfinches. I believe the other is an orange crowned warbler, but would appreciate any other ideas. Viewing light and angle were not optimum.

 

Hummers are thinning out and the ones left are not nearly as territorial as earlier in the season.

 

Tom Soniville

West Bench. Boise


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Tom & Susan Soniville
 

Within an hour of writing that the hummers seemed less territorial, I took this picture and sure looks like this rufous came out on the short end of a” jousting” session. I have seen hummers with chest wounds once or twice, but never got a clear shot of the damage.

 

Jay, thanks for the information on the tanager. I didn’t think about the difference in the vibrancy of the color. I’ve never been in the right place at the right time to observe juvenile tanagers. The sighting was a real gift, since it dropped into the middle of the lesser goldfinch flock and landed on the flower stalk closest to me. Was only around for a couple of minutes.

 

Tom Soniville

 

 

From: IBLE@groups.io <IBLE@groups.io> On Behalf Of Diann Stone
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2022 2:06 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Migrants

 

Thanks for sharing the nice photos of the birds. I appreciate Jay's detailed explanation which is interesting and informative. It's good for me to learn how to observe more closely. Thanks to both of you! 

 

On Fri, Sep 23, 2022, 11:40 AM Tom & Susan Soniville <tomnsueid@...> wrote:

Had two visitors to our yard yesterday. The female western tanager was with a flock of lesser goldfinches. I believe the other is an orange crowned warbler, but would appreciate any other ideas. Viewing light and angle were not optimum.

 

Hummers are thinning out and the ones left are not nearly as territorial as earlier in the season.

 

Tom Soniville

West Bench. Boise


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Tom Soniville
Boise. North End


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Tom Soniville
Boise. North End


Diann Stone
 

Thanks for sharing the nice photos of the birds. I appreciate Jay's detailed explanation which is interesting and informative. It's good for me to learn how to observe more closely. Thanks to both of you! 


On Fri, Sep 23, 2022, 11:40 AM Tom & Susan Soniville <tomnsueid@...> wrote:

Had two visitors to our yard yesterday. The female western tanager was with a flock of lesser goldfinches. I believe the other is an orange crowned warbler, but would appreciate any other ideas. Viewing light and angle were not optimum.

 

Hummers are thinning out and the ones left are not nearly as territorial as earlier in the season.

 

Tom Soniville

West Bench. Boise


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Tom Soniville
Boise. North End


Jay Carlisle
 

Hi Tom

Yes to the Orange-crowned (mid to late Sept is peak migration timing for them) and this is an immature male tanager ... age based on the combination of quite fresh feathers & the date (adults from this area migrate before molting so have worn feathers in late summer; and they also migrate almost exclusively before mid-August) - and male because of the overall brightness and the contrast between the bright yellow upper wing bar and duller, whitish lower wing bar (young females duller overall & have both wings bars pretty dull).

Jay

On Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:40:08 AM MDT, Tom & Susan Soniville <tomnsueid@...> wrote:


Had two visitors to our yard yesterday. The female western tanager was with a flock of lesser goldfinches. I believe the other is an orange crowned warbler, but would appreciate any other ideas. Viewing light and angle were not optimum.

 

Hummers are thinning out and the ones left are not nearly as territorial as earlier in the season.

 

Tom Soniville

West Bench. Boise


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Tom Soniville
Boise. North End


Tom & Susan Soniville
 

Had two visitors to our yard yesterday. The female western tanager was with a flock of lesser goldfinches. I believe the other is an orange crowned warbler, but would appreciate any other ideas. Viewing light and angle were not optimum.

 

Hummers are thinning out and the ones left are not nearly as territorial as earlier in the season.

 

Tom Soniville

West Bench. Boise


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Tom Soniville
Boise. North End