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09 Mar: @ 00:06:14 
Boise Wildlife Area [ftcrase via groups.io]
08 Mar: @ 16:53:20 
Re: Owls [Elizabeth Medes]
05 Mar: @ 02:00:21 
Re: Sandhill Cranes [Elizabeth Medes]
05 Mar: @ 00:39:03 
Re: Sandhill Cranes [Balaeniceps rex]
04 Mar: @ 20:55:00 
Sandhill Cranes [Janet Phillips]
04 Mar: @ 20:55:00 
Sandhill Cranes [Janet Phillips]
04 Mar: @ 00:06:56 
Re: Bald Eagle adult [rattlesnake4873]
03 Mar: @ 23:33:31 
Bald Eagle adult [M Gregory]
03 Mar: @ 20:25:41 
Re: spring is coming [John Shortis via groups.io]
03 Mar: @ 20:25:41 
Re: spring is coming [John Shortis via groups.io]
03 Mar: @ 17:57:26 
Re: spring is coming [Jim Lyons]
03 Mar: @ 15:04:59 
Re: bird feeders and salmonella [John Schmidt]
03 Mar: @ 13:46:22 
Re: Great gray [kenrodgers72]
03 Mar: @ 03:13:44 
Great gray [Robert Kiernan]
03 Mar: @ 03:13:44 
Great gray [Robert Kiernan]
02 Mar: @ 22:27:00 
bird feeders and salmonella [Chris Slymon]
02 Mar: @ 20:49:02 
Re: spring is coming [akswanson]
02 Mar: @ 19:49:56 
Re: spring is coming [Tom & Susan Soniville]
02 Mar: @ 00:42:58 
Re: spring is coming [Elizabeth Medes]
02 Mar: @ 00:23:42 
Re: spring is coming [Charles Trost]
01 Mar: @ 23:44:56 
spring is coming [Ruth Shea]
28 Feb: @ 20:34:32 
Re: Northern Mockingbird, Eagle Island State Park, Ada Co. [Marty Marzinelli via groups.io]
28 Feb: @ 19:59:51 
Re: Larry's email [Jane Westervelt]
28 Feb: @ 19:53:50 
Larry's email [Jane Westervelt]
28 Feb: @ 19:39:07 
Re: bird questions [Robert Kiernan]
28 Feb: @ 18:02:39 
Re: bird questions [Denise Hughes]
28 Feb: @ 17:52:20 
bird questions [Larry Arnold]
27 Feb: @ 16:33:36 
Rosy-Finch [Bill Moore]
24 Feb: @ 22:23:04 
Your latest bird research and conservation news [Larry Arnold]
23 Feb: @ 23:43:13 
Re: Another great day AND SCREECH OWL BOX [Kim Liebich]
23 Feb: @ 19:41:27 
Re: Another great day AND SCREECH OWL BOX [Larry Arnold]
23 Feb: @ 17:09:01 
Re: Gem County jewels [Robert Kiernan]
23 Feb: @ 14:15:32 
Re: Another great day AND SCREECH OWL BOX [Kim Liebich]
23 Feb: @ 04:54:46 
Re: Another great day [Larry Arnold]
23 Feb: @ 04:12:54 
Another great day [bike4birds]
22 Feb: @ 01:53:03 
Gem County jewels [Elizabeth Medes]
22 Feb: @ 01:52:09 
Gem County jewels [Elizabeth Medes]
22 Feb: @ 01:16:51 
Snake River birds [M Gregory]
21 Feb: @ 03:16:05 
Re: Red-tailed Hawk [Elizabeth Medes]
21 Feb: @ 02:34:57 
Red-tailed Hawk [M Gregory]
19 Feb: @ 21:45:13 
N Goshawk [lcarrigan_55 via groups.io]
14 Feb: @ 17:41:25 
Lapland Longspur - near Blacks Creek [henderson.danette]
14 Feb: @ 02:31:03 
Re: Penguin [Larry Arnold]
14 Feb: @ 01:39:56 
Re: Penguin [Jon Barnett]
14 Feb: @ 00:49:01 
Re: Penguin [M Gregory]
13 Feb: @ 20:05:49 
Penguin [Larry Arnold]
13 Feb: @ 19:59:56 
Re: a reminder about owl nesting season and giving owls space [Larry Arnold]
13 Feb: @ 17:24:09 
Re: Owls / roadkill [M Gregory]
13 Feb: @ 17:16:35 
Re: Owls / roadkill [Larry Arnold]
13 Feb: @ 16:30:12 
Re: Owls [Karl Kosciuch]





Subject: Boise Wildlife Area
Date: Tue Mar 9 2021 0:06 am
From: ftcrase=yahoo.com AT groups.io
 
As the weather warmed a bit last week I started poking around the New Plymouth area to see if any migrants were starting to show up. I found some snow geese in the lower Payette River region, along with some red-winged blackbirds starting to stake out territories and saw my fist robins. At the New Plymouth sewage pond i saw a good sized flock of  northern shovelers and a few ruddy ducks. So today I decided to hit the Boise Wildlife area to see if anything was showing up there. I was really surprised to find almost all of the usual water areas dried up. I don't recall any discussion of this on IBLE; if there was I certainly missed it. I'm going to miss watching those large flocks of geese coming in this Spring. I did see a few FOY birds but I thought that I should let everyone that the area is undergoing a large scale construction project until at least May. The project is funded from Federal monies (P&R ?) with Ducks Unlimited doing the design work. I'm sure it will really upgrade the habitat there; just sad about missing on one of my favorite early Spring favorite places.

Fred Crase
New Plymouth


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Subject: Owls
Date: Mon Mar 8 2021 16:53 pm
From: liz.medes AT gmail.com
 
We had a family of BANOs(9!) in a packing shed until vineyard production stepped up and they disappeared.  That was 18 years ago or so.  Haven't seen any on this east end of Emmett since.  Have hung a barn owl box in several locations, but no luck.

This weekend I discovered a pair on a sandstone wall, maybe 30 ft above HWY 52 (Black Canyon Reservoir) on a hairbend turn, a very dangerous corner.  Gad, this makes me nervous.

Liz Medes
Emmett


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Subject: Sandhill Cranes
Date: Fri Mar 5 2021 2:00 am
From: liz.medes AT gmail.com
 
Also seen them in their usual spot on North Plaza, near Cobblestone Park.

Liz Medes
Emmett

On Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 5:39 PM Balaeniceps rex <41onesweetworld@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I saw 2 large flocks of approximately 70+ flying high close to the house
> in Emmett around 12:30 today. They possibly could be some of the ones you
> saw earlier Janet. I love their calls!
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Subject: Sandhill Cranes
Date: Fri Mar 5 2021 0:39 am
From: 41onesweetworld AT gmail.com
 
I saw 2 large flocks of approximately 70+ flying high close to the house in Emmett around 12:30 today. They possibly could be some of the ones you saw earlier Janet. I love their calls!


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Subject: Sandhill Cranes
Date: Thu Mar 4 2021 20:55 pm
From: janet.misty11 AT gmail.com
 
At least 50 Sandhill Cranes grazing and groups seen flying in area today at noon—Highway #52 NW of Emmett—town called Little Rock.  Hotspot   43  55  06.0  -116  41  36.9
1000’s of Snow Geese still at Roswell Pond 43 44 56.5 -117 00 16.8

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Subject: Sandhill Cranes
Date: Thu Mar 4 2021 20:55 pm
From: janet.misty11 AT gmail.com
 
At least 50 Sandhill Cranes grazing and groups seen flying in area today at noon—Highway #52 NW of Emmett—town called Little Rock.  Hotspot   43  55  06.0  -116  41  36.9
1000’s of Snow Geese still at Roswell Pond 43 44 56.5 -117 00 16.8

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Subject: Bald Eagle adult
Date: Thu Mar 4 2021 0:06 am
From: Rattlesnake4873 AT gmail.com
 
Nice

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 4:33 PM M Gregory wrote:

> I was traveling on Idaho Hwy. 46, headed to Gooding from Fairfield in
> Canas County, when I spotted this adult Bald Eagle. It was being mobbed by
> more than a dozen Common Ravens and then sat down just a few feet above the
> floor of the high desert. In one of these pictures, you can see a raven
> just to the right of the perched eagle.
> Alan Gregory, Mountain Home
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> Alan C Gregory
> Lt. Col., USAF, Ret.
> Mountain Home, ID
> Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association, life member
> Member, North American Butterfly Association
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"A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words." Thomas Huxley
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Subject: Bald Eagle adult
Date: Wed Mar 3 2021 23:33 pm
From: alanclarkg AT gmail.com
 
I was traveling on Idaho Hwy. 46, headed to Gooding from Fairfield in Canas
County, when I spotted this adult Bald Eagle. It was being mobbed by more
than a dozen Common Ravens and then sat down just a few feet above the
floor of the high desert. In one of these pictures, you can see a raven
just to the right of the perched eagle.
Alan Gregory, Mountain Home

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Mountain Home, ID
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Subject: spring is coming
Date: Wed Mar 3 2021 20:25 pm
From: john_shortis=yahoo.com AT groups.io
 
From Remington St (Garden City), by the fairgrounds, I was looking for migrants in the shrubs & trees (not much), then I first heard, then counted 85 Sandhill Cranes flying over. A truly wonderful sight to behold.
John Shortis
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 10:57:27 AM MST, Jim Lyons wrote:

50 Sandhill Cranes over Boise’s North End at 10:55 this morning - glorious!
On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 1:49 PM akswanson wrote:


I saw 20+ when I was at Blacks Creek this morning.  Glorious!

 

Ann Swanson

Central Bench, Boise

 

From: IBLE@groups.io On Behalf Of Tom & Susan Soniville
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:50 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

 

 Had a flock of 16 Sandhill Cranes fly over our house on the West Bench about 30 minutes ago. Can't miss that call.

 

Tom Soniville

 

 

Sent from my Galaxy

 

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Elizabeth Medes

Date: 3/1/21 5:42 PM (GMT-07:00)

To: IBLE@groups.io

Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

 

Yay for mental health and cranes.  Beautiful image.

 

Liz Medes

Emmett

 

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea wrote:


In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters.  I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area.  I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields.  They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles.  One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars.  A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way.  But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me.  The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area.  Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.



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Boise. North End







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Jim Lyons
jflyons@gmail.com
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Subject: spring is coming
Date: Wed Mar 3 2021 20:25 pm
From: john_shortis=yahoo.com AT groups.io
 
From Remington St (Garden City), by the fairgrounds, I was looking for migrants in the shrubs & trees (not much), then I first heard, then counted 85 Sandhill Cranes flying over. A truly wonderful sight to behold.
John Shortis
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 10:57:27 AM MST, Jim Lyons wrote:

50 Sandhill Cranes over Boise’s North End at 10:55 this morning - glorious!
On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 1:49 PM akswanson wrote:


I saw 20+ when I was at Blacks Creek this morning.  Glorious!

 

Ann Swanson

Central Bench, Boise

 

From: IBLE@groups.io On Behalf Of Tom & Susan Soniville
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:50 PM
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

 

 Had a flock of 16 Sandhill Cranes fly over our house on the West Bench about 30 minutes ago. Can't miss that call.

 

Tom Soniville

 

 

Sent from my Galaxy

 

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Elizabeth Medes

Date: 3/1/21 5:42 PM (GMT-07:00)

To: IBLE@groups.io

Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

 

Yay for mental health and cranes.  Beautiful image.

 

Liz Medes

Emmett

 

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea wrote:


In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters.  I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area.  I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields.  They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles.  One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars.  A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way.  But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me.  The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area.  Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.



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Boise. North End







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Subject: spring is coming
Date: Wed Mar 3 2021 17:57 pm
From: jflyons AT gmail.com
 
50 Sandhill Cranes over Boise’s North End at 10:55 this morning - glorious!

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 1:49 PM akswanson wrote:

> I saw 20+ when I was at Blacks Creek this morning. Glorious!
>
>
>
> Ann Swanson
>
> Central Bench, Boise
>
>
>
> *From:* IBLE@groups.io *On Behalf Of *Tom & Susan
> Soniville
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:50 PM
> *To:* IBLE@groups.io
> *Subject:* Re: [IBLE] spring is coming
>
>
>
> Had a flock of 16 Sandhill Cranes fly over our house on the West Bench
> about 30 minutes ago. Can't miss that call.
>
>
>
> Tom Soniville
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> Sent from my Galaxy
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>
>
> -------- Original message --------
>
> From: Elizabeth Medes
>
> Date: 3/1/21 5:42 PM (GMT-07:00)
>
> To: IBLE@groups.io
>
> Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming
>
>
>
> Yay for mental health and cranes. Beautiful image.
>
>
>
> Liz Medes
>
> Emmett
>
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea wrote:
>
> In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM
> wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to
> survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters. I received a report last week of
> flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of
> the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area. I
> figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting
> areas near the NE fields. They usually begin heading north out of eastern
> Idaho about this time.
>
> But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was
> rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles. One
> allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its
> nice dark axillars. A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope
> that spring is on the way. But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill
> Cranes that flew over me. The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the
> fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the
> area. Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.
>
>
> --
> Tom Soniville
> Boise. North End
>
>
>
> --

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jflyons@gmail.com
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Subject: bird feeders and salmonella
Date: Wed Mar 3 2021 15:04 pm
From: jsecho03 AT gmail.com
 
Here's an article ( https://www.spokesman.com/stor... ) from a couple of days ago on this topic.
Quotes from it:  "Idaho fish and wildlife officials are recommending that residents take down their backyard bird feeders or clean them frequently amid a salmonella outbreak that has infected songbirds across the western U.S." .... “You can help to stop the spread of salmonellosis by discontinuing backyard bird feeding until at least April 1 to encourage birds to disperse and forage naturally,” said Kristin Mansfield, a veterinarian with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “Birds use natural food sources year-round, even while also using backyard bird feeders, so they should be fine without the feeders for another month.”


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Subject: Great gray
Date: Wed Mar 3 2021 13:46 pm
From: kennetherodgers AT msn.com
 
Two were there on Monday.



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Subject: [IBLE] Great gray

A friend wants to know if the owl is still montour area



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Subject: Great gray
Date: Wed Mar 3 2021 3:13 am
From: photobirder AT gmail.com
 
A friend  wants to know  if the owl is still montour area


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Subject: Great gray
Date: Wed Mar 3 2021 3:13 am
From: photobirder AT gmail.com
 
A friend  wants to know  if the owl is still montour area


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Subject: bird feeders and salmonella
Date: Tue Mar 2 2021 22:27 pm
From: boise753am AT gmail.com
 
A friend just emailed to say that they were taking their bird-feeders down until
April because of a salmonella outbreak. Is this the thing to do? Is it all feeders or
just some?

Thanks,
Chris



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Subject: spring is coming
Date: Tue Mar 2 2021 20:49 pm
From: akswanson AT cableone.net
 
I saw 20+ when I was at Blacks Creek this morning.  Glorious!



Ann Swanson

Central Bench, Boise



From: IBLE@groups.io On Behalf Of Tom & Susan Soniville
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming



Had a flock of 16 Sandhill Cranes fly over our house on the West Bench
about 30 minutes ago. Can't miss that call.



Tom Soniville





Sent from my Galaxy







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From: Elizabeth Medes >

Date: 3/1/21 5:42 PM (GMT-07:00)

To: IBLE@groups.io

Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming



Yay for mental health and cranes. Beautiful image.



Liz Medes

Emmett



On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea > wrote:

In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM
wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to
survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters. I received a report last week of
flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the
Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area. I figure
that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas
near the NE fields. They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho
about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was
rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles. One
allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its
nice dark axillars. A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope
that spring is on the way. But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill
Cranes that flew over me. The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the
fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the
area. Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.


--
Tom Soniville
Boise. North End





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Subject: spring is coming
Date: Tue Mar 2 2021 19:49 pm
From: tomnsueid AT msn.com
 
Had a flock of 16 Sandhill Cranes fly over our house on the West Bench about 30 minutes ago. Can't miss that call.

Tom Soniville


Sent from my Galaxy



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From: Elizabeth Medes
Date: 3/1/21 5:42 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] spring is coming

Yay for mental health and cranes. Beautiful image.

Liz Medes
Emmett

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea > wrote:
In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters. I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area. I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields. They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles. One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars. A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way. But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me. The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area. Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.




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Subject: spring is coming
Date: Tue Mar 2 2021 0:42 am
From: liz.medes AT gmail.com
 
Yay for mental health and cranes.  Beautiful image.

Liz Medes
Emmett

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 4:44 PM Ruth Shea wrote:

> In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM
> wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to
> survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters. I received a report last week of
> flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of
> the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area. I
> figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting
> areas near the NE fields. They usually begin heading north out of eastern
> Idaho about this time.
>
> But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was
> rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles. One
> allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its
> nice dark axillars. A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope
> that spring is on the way. But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill
> Cranes that flew over me. The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the
> fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the
> area. Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.
>
>


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Subject: spring is coming
Date: Tue Mar 2 2021 0:23 am
From: trostchuck AT cableone.net
 
Hi Ruth,
I agree that swans have been absent in the Springfield area all winter. I have been seeing two large groups in fields north of Siphon Rd., and another group north of Ballard Rd., West of Philbin Rd. I think that most of the reservoir is open now, and presume the swans head there at dusk. I’m glad you found some sanity in these troubled times.
Cheers,
Chuck

Always forward, never straight...

> On Mar 1, 2021, at 4:44 PM, Ruth Shea wrote:
>
> In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters. I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area. I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields. They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.
>
> But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles. One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars. A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way. But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me. The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area. Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.
>


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Subject: spring is coming
Date: Mon Mar 1 2021 23:44 pm
From: ruthshea14 AT gmail.com
 
In an attempt to maintain what mental health remains, I spent the PM wandering around the NE corner of American Falls reservoir attempting to survey swans. Only found 20 trumpeters.  I received a report last week of flocks field feeding on the east side of the reservoir near the mouth of the Portneuf but they seem to have moved out of the Springfield area.  I figure that with the reservoir substantially frozen they have few roosting areas near the NE fields.  They usually begin heading north out of eastern Idaho about this time.

But I did not get stuck anywhere, most road are quite solid, and I was rewarded with 3 Prairie Falcons perched on various telephone poles.  One allowed me to park within 50 feet and when it eventually flew showed its nice dark axillars.  A low flying male Marsh Hawk was the first ray of hope that spring is on the way.  But the highlight was the pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over me.  The only 2 that I saw.. Food is abundant in the fields that were harvested last fall and are now snow free in much of the area.  Overall birdlife was very sparse but the cranes made my day.


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Subject: Northern Mockingbird, Eagle Island State Park, Ada Co.
Date: Sun Feb 28 2021 20:34 pm
From: mbusshp6m=icloud.com AT groups.io
 
The NOMO seen previously in January/February was seen today around noon time.  It was seen on the main road of the park in a rose bush at the exit intersection of the main paved parking lot.

Cheers,
Marty Marzinelli
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Subject: Larry's email
Date: Sun Feb 28 2021 19:59 pm
From: jwestervelt AT live.com
 
My apologies - Denise's take, not Cheryl's.

Jane


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All, it looks like Cliff beat me to it, but Larry's posts have been set to moderated. I like Cheryl's take - that his email has been hacked. :)


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Subject: Larry's email
Date: Sun Feb 28 2021 19:53 pm
From: jwestervelt AT live.com
 
All, it looks like Cliff beat me to it, but Larry's posts have been set to moderated. I like Cheryl's take - that his email has been hacked. :)


Jane
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Subject: bird questions
Date: Sun Feb 28 2021 19:39 pm
From: photobirder AT gmail.com
 
Larry what the hell are you talking about

On Sun, Feb 28, 2021, 10:52 AM Larry Arnold wrote:

>
>
> from Cheryl Hussyzinga to me in presence of my Missy of 45 yrs "Larry did
> you dress yourself this morning?"
>
> after careful consideration, my reply to her in front of Denise, whom we
> do fully respect, "Cheryl did you f*** yourself this morning? oh but you
> should have"
>
> IBLE is ancient history and so now is eBird, and FB has the unrelenting pox
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> new birders are screwed beyond relief
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> sigh
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> so sad so sad so sad
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Subject: bird questions
Date: Sun Feb 28 2021 18:02 pm
From: deniseh449 AT gmail.com
 
Larry, I’m assuming your email has been hacked. This doesn’t make sense.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

> On Feb 28, 2021, at 10:52 AM, Larry Arnold wrote:
>
> ?
>
>
> from Cheryl Hussyzinga to me in presence of my Missy of 45 yrs "Larry did you dress yourself this morning?"
>
> after careful consideration, my reply to her in front of Denise, whom we do fully respect, "Cheryl did you f*** yourself this morning? oh but you should have"
>
> IBLE is ancient history and so now is eBird, and FB has the unrelenting pox
>
> new birders are screwed beyond relief
>
> sigh
>
>
>
> so sad so sad so sad
>
>
>
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Subject: bird questions
Date: Sun Feb 28 2021 17:52 pm
From: larnold47 AT cableone.net
 
from Cheryl Hussyzinga to me in presence of my Missy of 45 yrs "Larry did you dress yourself this morning?"

after careful consideration, my reply to her in front of Denise, whom we do fully respect, "Cheryl did you f*** yourself this morning? oh but you should have"

IBLE is ancient history and so now is eBird, and FB has the unrelenting pox

new birders are screwed beyond relief

sigh



so sad so sad so sad














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Subject: Rosy-Finch
Date: Sat Feb 27 2021 16:33 pm
From: hootowlbill AT gmail.com
 
Rosy-Finches showed up today - 4-5 initially. They sure are a striking bird, not that the birds likely care.

Also Cassin’s Finch showed up a couple weeks ago with their red baseball caps. That’s two months earlier than last few years and earlier than I’ve ever had them.

Bill Moore
Hoot Owl Rd
Inkom

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Subject: Your latest bird research and conservation news
Date: Wed Feb 24 2021 22:23 pm
From: larnold47 AT cableone.net
 
a timely note following Jay's posting abt owls, eh?

LA




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Subject: Another great day AND SCREECH OWL BOX
Date: Tue Feb 23 2021 23:43 pm
From: birdkimliebich AT gmail.com
 
Ha - TOTALLY okay with kicking the squirrelys OUT, but really just wondering if the owls might do it themselves.

On Feb 23, 2021, at 12:41 PM, Larry Arnold wrote:


Kim, great question !!

my heavily biased vote is in favor of a native resident bird sp (WESO) vs. an introduced mammal sp (our local squirrel? sorry I haven't fully researched this and it's a word-of-mouth thing that they're introduced here in T Valley), so I'd kick those squirrels out even if it requires manually doing so several times ;-)

I seriously hope nobody ever ever ever introduces squirrels into the South Hills or we might lose our state's only endemic bird Cassia Crossbill ?? or at least put them at risk ?

this blurb copied from BOW species account for Cassia Crossbill updated in 2018......


Distribution

Distribution
Breeding Range
Figure 1 . Endemic to the Lodgepole Pine forests in the South Hills and Albion Mountains of Twin Falls and Cassia counties in south-central Idaho.
Nonbreeding Range
Figure 1 . Resident. Found year-round throughout the breeding range.
Historical Changes to the Distribution
Lodgepole Pine was projected to be much scarcer in the region 7,000–5,000 years ago, and the Cassia Crossbill likely evolved subsequently (20 ).
Recommended Citation
Benkman, C. W. and C. K. Porter (2020). Cassia Crossbill (Loxia sinesciuris), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.re...





From: "Kim Liebich"
To: "IBLE"
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:15:19 AM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Another great day AND SCREECH OWL BOX

Right? That’s what I said! Yay, Tom and all those able to get the vaccine.

If I may change the subject - I have a screech owl situation. We’ve had families of WSOW nesting in our backyard owl box for the last 7 years. Really cool! Last year the mom, (I really think she’s been the same one) passed away. \uD83D\uDE22 (another piece of lame ’20) Dad, (not the first) raised the chicks and everything was mostly fine for the rest of the summer. (Besides the lame Coopers Hawk)

THIS year - I have a squirrel nesting. My question is … will a new pair kick the squirrel out or do I need to? I’ve been hearing one out at night so it’s possible a there might be a new family, but how brave are they?

Thanks so much for your thoughts - happy birds and happy vaccines.
=) Kim
SE Boise



On Feb 22, 2021, at 9:54 PM, Larry Arnold > wrote:


Tom, I'd say you had an extraordinary day of birds
and
of all peeps I know, you deserve the VA's attention getting that vaccination woohooooooo !!!!!!!
good on ya dude !!!
moi

From: "Tom McCabe" >
To: "IBLE" >
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:12:48 PM
Subject: [IBLE] Another great day

When I realized that today would not be another day in the deep freeze, I decided I should take a longer ride and raid Larry Arnold’s end of the greenbelt. But then I called the VA this morning on the off chance I could get on a schedule for a vaccination. Amazingly, I was given an appointment for 4 pm today.
So of course I couldn’t let an appointment interfere with my quest for more birds so I set off in a hurry. The Song Sparrows (2-nesting?) in my back yard helped me to get a good start, and everybody seemed to be encouraging me to go further. Finally, I was 10 miles out and I needed to be home fairly quickly. Normally, I just cruise my way home, but today I powered on and made 10 miles in less than an hour. Not bad for an old fart.
Final tally was 47 species, including a Bald Eagle, 6 different RT Hawks, 12 different GB Herons, a Merlin, a FOY Ring-necked Duck, and lots of cooperative birds.
Oh, and the shot was no big deal, no obvious reaction, and an appointment for my 2d shot in a month. What a great day!
Tom McCabe, Boise







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Subject: Another great day AND SCREECH OWL BOX
Date: Tue Feb 23 2021 19:41 pm
From: larnold47 AT cableone.net
 
Kim, great question !!

my heavily biased vote is in favor of a native resident bird sp (WESO) vs. an introduced mammal sp (our local squirrel? sorry I haven't fully researched this and it's a word-of-mouth thing that they're introduced here in T Valley), so I'd kick those squirrels out even if it requires manually doing so several times ;-)

I seriously hope nobody ever ever ever introduces squirrels into the South Hills or we might lose our state's only endemic bird Cassia Crossbill ?? or at least put them at risk ?

this blurb copied from BOW species account for Cassia Crossbill updated in 2018......


Distribution
Distribution
Breeding Range


[ https://cdn.download.ams.birds... | Figure 1 ] . Endemic to the Lodgepole Pine forests in the South Hills and Albion Mountains of Twin Falls and Cassia counties in south-central Idaho. Nonbreeding Range


[ https://cdn.download.ams.birds... | Figure 1 ] . Resident. Found year-round throughout the breeding range.
Historical Changes to the Distribution


Lodgepole Pine was projected to be much scarcer in the region 7,000–5,000 years ago, and the Cassia Crossbill likely evolved subsequently ( [ https://birdsoftheworld.org/bo... | 20 ] ).
Recommended Citation
Benkman, C. W. and C. K. Porter (2020). Cassia Crossbill ( Loxia sinesciuris ), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. [ https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.re... | https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.re... ]






From: "Kim Liebich"
To: "IBLE"
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:15:19 AM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Another great day AND SCREECH OWL BOX

Right? That’s what I said! Yay, Tom and all those able to get the vaccine.

If I may change the subject - I have a screech owl situation . We’ve had families of WSOW nesting in our backyard owl box for the last 7 years. Really cool! Last year the mom, (I really think she’s been the same one) passed away. \uD83D\uDE22 (another piece of lame ’20) Dad, (not the first) raised the chicks and everything was mostly fine for the rest of the summer. (Besides the lame Coopers Hawk)

THIS year - I have a squirrel nesting. My question is … will a new pair kick the squirrel out or do I need t o? I’ve been hearing one out at night so it’s possible a there might be a new family, but how brave are they?

Thanks so much for your thoughts - happy birds and happy vaccines.
=) Kim
SE Boise



On Feb 22, 2021, at 9:54 PM, Larry Arnold < [ mailto:larnold47@cableone.net | larnold47@cableone.net ] > wrote:


Tom, I'd say you had an extraordinary day of birds
and
of all peeps I know, you deserve the VA's attention getting that vaccination woohooooooo !!!!!!!
good on ya dude !!!
moi


From: "Tom McCabe" < [ mailto:tmccabe9@cableone.net | tmccabe9@cableone.net ] >
To: "IBLE" < [ mailto:IBLE@groups.io | IBLE@groups.io ] >
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:12:48 PM
Subject: [IBLE] Another great day

When I realized that today would not be another day in the deep freeze, I decided I should take a longer ride and raid Larry Arnold’s end of the greenbelt. But then I called the VA this morning on the off chance I could get on a schedule for a vaccination. Amazingly, I was given an appointment for 4 pm today.
So of course I couldn’t let an appointment interfere with my quest for more birds so I set off in a hurry. The Song Sparrows (2-nesting?) in my back yard helped me to get a good start, and everybody seemed to be encouraging me to go further. Finally, I was 10 miles out and I needed to be home fairly quickly. Normally, I just cruise my way home, but today I powered on and made 10 miles in less than an hour. Not bad for an old fart.
Final tally was 47 species, including a Bald Eagle, 6 different RT Hawks, 12 different GB Herons, a Merlin, a FOY Ring-necked Duck, and lots of cooperative birds.
Oh, and the shot was no big deal, no obvious reaction, and an appointment for my 2d shot in a month. What a great day!
Tom McCabe, Boise






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Subject: Gem County jewels
Date: Tue Feb 23 2021 17:09 pm
From: photobirder AT gmail.com
 
Great photos liz --gena

On Sun, Feb 21, 2021, 6:53 PM Elizabeth Medes wrote:

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> Hey folks,
> Didn't want anyone to miss the GBHE action in photos posted in the last
> few days. I would say Gem County takes the bullfrog haul, more proof we
> have plenty of treasures (besides what's on the Butte) under the mud.
>
> Here's Gina's checklist, a bit more balletic maybe, nevertheless a hungry
> heron;
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S8...
>
> And Denise's, I think this may be a first in ten so to speak - that neck
> is so thick, maybe appetizers and a main dish that's on its way?
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S8...
>
> Frog, it's what's for dinner.
>
> Liz M
> Emmett ID
>
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Subject: Another great day AND SCREECH OWL BOX
Date: Tue Feb 23 2021 14:15 pm
From: birdkimliebich AT gmail.com
 
Right? That’s what I said!  Yay, Tom and all those able to get the vaccine.

If I may change the subject - I have a screech owl situation. We’ve had families of WSOW nesting in our backyard owl box for the last 7 years. Really cool! Last year the mom, (I really think she’s been the same one) passed away. ???? (another piece of lame ’20) Dad, (not the first) raised the chicks and everything was mostly fine for the rest of the summer. (Besides the lame Coopers Hawk)

THIS year - I have a squirrel nesting. My question is … will a new pair kick the squirrel out or do I need to? I’ve been hearing one out at night so it’s possible a there might be a new family, but how brave are they?

Thanks so much for your thoughts - happy birds and happy vaccines.
=) Kim
SE Boise



On Feb 22, 2021, at 9:54 PM, Larry Arnold wrote:


Tom, I'd say you had an extraordinary day of birds
and
of all peeps I know, you deserve the VA's attention getting that vaccination woohooooooo !!!!!!!
good on ya dude !!!
moi

From: "Tom McCabe" >
To: "IBLE" >
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:12:48 PM
Subject: [IBLE] Another great day

When I realized that today would not be another day in the deep freeze, I decided I should take a longer ride and raid Larry Arnold’s end of the greenbelt. But then I called the VA this morning on the off chance I could get on a schedule for a vaccination. Amazingly, I was given an appointment for 4 pm today.
So of course I couldn’t let an appointment interfere with my quest for more birds so I set off in a hurry. The Song Sparrows (2-nesting?) in my back yard helped me to get a good start, and everybody seemed to be encouraging me to go further. Finally, I was 10 miles out and I needed to be home fairly quickly. Normally, I just cruise my way home, but today I powered on and made 10 miles in less than an hour. Not bad for an old fart.
Final tally was 47 species, including a Bald Eagle, 6 different RT Hawks, 12 different GB Herons, a Merlin, a FOY Ring-necked Duck, and lots of cooperative birds.
Oh, and the shot was no big deal, no obvious reaction, and an appointment for my 2d shot in a month. What a great day!
Tom McCabe, Boise





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Subject: Another great day
Date: Tue Feb 23 2021 4:54 am
From: larnold47 AT cableone.net
 
Tom, I'd say you had an extraordinary day of birds
and
of all peeps I know, you deserve the VA's attention getting that vaccination woohooooooo !!!!!!!
good on ya dude !!!
moi


From: "Tom McCabe"
To: "IBLE"
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:12:48 PM
Subject: [IBLE] Another great day



When I realized that today would not be another day in the deep freeze, I decided I should take a longer ride and raid Larry Arnold’s end of the greenbelt. But then I called the VA this morning on the off chance I could get on a schedule for a vaccination. Amazingly, I was given an appointment for 4 pm today.

So of course I couldn’t let an appointment interfere with my quest for more birds so I set off in a hurry. The Song Sparrows (2-nesting?) in my back yard helped me to get a good start, and everybody seemed to be encouraging me to go further. Finally, I was 10 miles out and I needed to be home fairly quickly. Normally, I just cruise my way home, but today I powered on and made 10 miles in less than an hour. Not bad for an old fart.

Final tally was 47 species, including a Bald Eagle, 6 different RT Hawks, 12 different GB Herons, a Merlin, a FOY Ring-necked Duck, and lots of cooperative birds.

Oh, and the shot was no big deal, no obvious reaction, and an appointment for my 2d shot in a month. What a great day!

Tom McCabe, Boise




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Subject: Another great day
Date: Tue Feb 23 2021 4:12 am
From: tmccabe9 AT cableone.net
 
When I realized that today would not be another day in the deep freeze, I
decided I should take a longer ride and raid Larry Arnold's end of the
greenbelt. But then I called the VA this morning on the off chance I could
get on a schedule for a vaccination. Amazingly, I was given an appointment
for 4 pm today.

So of course I couldn't let an appointment interfere with my quest for more
birds so I set off in a hurry. The Song Sparrows (2-nesting?) in my back
yard helped me to get a good start, and everybody seemed to be encouraging
me to go further. Finally, I was 10 miles out and I needed to be home fairly
quickly. Normally, I just cruise my way home, but today I powered on and
made 10 miles in less than an hour. Not bad for an old fart.

Final tally was 47 species, including a Bald Eagle, 6 different RT Hawks, 12
different GB Herons, a Merlin, a FOY Ring-necked Duck, and lots of
cooperative birds.

Oh, and the shot was no big deal, no obvious reaction, and an appointment
for my 2d shot in a month. What a great day!

Tom McCabe, Boise



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Subject: Gem County jewels
Date: Mon Feb 22 2021 1:53 am
From: liz.medes AT gmail.com
 
[Edited Message Follows]

Hey folks,
Didn't want anyone to miss the GBHE action in photos posted in the last few days.  I would say Gem County takes the bullfrog haul, more proof we have plenty of treasures (besides what's on the Butte) under the mud.

Here's Gina's checklist, a bit more balletic maybe, nevertheless a hungry heron;
https://ebird.org/checklist/S8...

And Denise's, I think this may be a first in ten so to speak - that neck is so thick, maybe appetizers and a main dish that's on its way?
https://ebird.org/checklist/S8...

Frog, it's what's for dinner.

Liz M
Emmett ID


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Subject: Gem County jewels
Date: Mon Feb 22 2021 1:52 am
From: liz.medes AT gmail.com
 
Hey folks,
Didn't want anyone to miss the GBHE action in photos posted in the last few days.  I would say Gem County takes the bullfrog action, more proof we have plenty of treasures (besides what's on the Butte) under the mud.

Here's Gina's checklist, a bit more balletic maybe, nevertheless a hungry heron;
https://ebird.org/checklist/S8...

And Denise's, I think this may be a first in ten so to speak - that neck is so thick, maybe appetizers and a main dish that's on its way?
https://ebird.org/checklist/S8...

Frog, it's what's for dinner.

Liz M
Emmett ID


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Subject: Snake River birds
Date: Mon Feb 22 2021 1:16 am
From: alanclarkg AT gmail.com
 
I took a look at the Snake River just outside the town of Grand View,
Owyhee County, today (edge of the Trueblood Wildlife Area). This island was
crowded with gulls of at least two species, and the water downstream (and
up) had various duck sp. and American Coots.
A conservation note: Even water birds, like coots, are not immune from
becoming roadkill victims. On top of the bridge was this roadkill American
Coot.
Alan Gregory

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Subject: Red-tailed Hawk
Date: Sun Feb 21 2021 3:16 am
From: liz.medes AT gmail.com
 
Not shy!  What a steely gaze.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021, 7:34 PM M Gregory wrote:

> This stunning raptor made my day. Bird perched at about six feet above
> ground near the intersection of Smith Road and stateHwy. 51 just inside the
> city limit of Mountain Home, Elmore County. The eyes of this bird are
> telling a story; that was my first thought.
> Alan Gregory
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Subject: Red-tailed Hawk
Date: Sun Feb 21 2021 2:34 am
From: alanclarkg AT gmail.com
 
This stunning raptor made my day. Bird perched at about six feet above
ground near the intersection of Smith Road and stateHwy. 51 just inside the
city limit of Mountain Home, Elmore County. The eyes of this bird are
telling a story; that was my first thought.
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Subject: N Goshawk
Date: Fri Feb 19 2021 21:45 pm
From: lcarrigan_55=yahoo.com AT groups.io
 
I've noticed my feeders have been unusually quiet this past week. I did see a Sharp-shinned Hawk on the tail of a House Finch last wkend, but the feeders have seen less use than just for a Sharpie.

Today, I discovered the culprit. There's a Bald Eagle pr that has nested across the river from us for 8 yrs now. They'll be nesting soon, already adjusting their 3 y/o nest (previous one blew down). I was watching the pr soar from back deck thru my binocs, when I scanned across a cottonwood & my first reaction was...Osprey (& thought that can't be right!). I left the eagles & adjusted my glasses to the new bird.

A beautiful, adult N Goshawk with very fine gray barring on chest, so fine, the chest was almost pure white, except through the spotting scope. Also, sharp contrast between white & very dark gray on its head. According to Sibley, must be male, as female should have coarser gray markings on breast. In any case, allowed great looks for nearly an hr thru scope. And my feeders were silent, until it left. Always a treat to see!

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


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Subject: Lapland Longspur - near Blacks Creek
Date: Sun Feb 14 2021 17:41 pm
From: danette444 AT gmail.com
 
There is a Lapland Longspur in a large flock of Horned Larks near railroad
tracks east of Blacks Creek. In field without sagebrush, South side of
road.

Danette Henderson
Boise


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Subject: Penguin
Date: Sun Feb 14 2021 2:31 am
From: larnold47 AT cableone.net
 
you guys rock

is a plastic life-sized GB heron that guards our little bird pond, has been well chewed by our daughter's dog, was collecting snow today, 1st appeared as a tetradactyl, later morphed into a penguin ;-)

we have a smallish back yard, but 40+ RW blackbirds were here for awhile, emptied all of our feeders except suet

eyiyi



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Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2021 6:39:53 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Penguin



Pond Statue my thought



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Black-billed Magpie my thought.


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interesting bird that showed up in our back yard today ;-)

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Subject: Penguin
Date: Sun Feb 14 2021 1:39 am
From: jrb4jc AT hotmail.com
 
Pond Statue my thought

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Black-billed Magpie my thought.
Alan

On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 1:05 PM Larry Arnold > wrote:

interesting bird that showed up in our back yard today ;-)

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Subject: Penguin
Date: Sun Feb 14 2021 0:49 am
From: alanclarkg AT gmail.com
 
Black-billed Magpie my thought.
Alan

On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 1:05 PM Larry Arnold wrote:

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> interesting bird that showed up in our back yard today ;-)
>
> ----- Forwarded Message -----
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Subject: Penguin
Date: Sat Feb 13 2021 20:05 pm
From: larnold47 AT cableone.net
 
interesting bird that showed up in our back yard today   ;-)

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Subject: a reminder about owl nesting season and giving owls space
Date: Sat Feb 13 2021 19:59 pm
From: larnold47 AT cableone.net
 
Jay, excellent note and a very important reminder.

Inspired me to revisit the BOW species accounts (Birds of the World, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY) of owls that have been documented in Idaho, mainly to refresh my understanding of their breeding seasons, e.g., species-specific dates for the onset of pair-bonding, nest site inspection and selection, etc. I took a few notes and compared them with eBird bar charts for Idaho (migrant owls in particular), and although these are just "rough draft notes" I thought I'd share them with birders on IBLE (see attached).

Just for fun, on a snowy day in River City,
Larry


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Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 10:45:43 AM
Subject: [IBLE] a reminder about owl nesting season and giving owls space



Lots of you know this already but this is an especially sensitive time of year for nesting owls. With all bird species I'm familiar with ( i.e., I've studied their nesting ecology and/or read scientific literature ), they are much more likely to abandon a nesting attempt early in the nesting cycle - i.e., during courtship, nest-building, and early incubation. And, since many owls begin nesting quite early ( as early as January for Great Horned and a month or 2 later for some others ), the next couple months are the time when most owls will feel most vulnerable or stressed.


For owl species that nest in shorter trees/shrubs ( i.e., willows ) and/or in smaller thickets of vegetation surrounded by open country, they have less room to hide and are more likely to flush when approached by a human or predator. If they do flush, I imagine it's likely much more stressful than for a forest owl flushing from one tree to t he next. Importantly, flushing can expose them to diurnal predators , including ravens. Even if they aren't being flushed each time, for owls are nesting in a popular birding area there's potential for repeated visits ( by different birders or the same person/people returning to a favorite birding site ) to cause a much higher cumulative stress load than a site than only receives an occasional visitor - and this could lead to a failed or abandoned nesting attempt.



I say all this to suggest that people be careful/deliberate in approaching known or suspected nesting sites. Any isolated clumps of willows or other shrubs/trees could be suitable nesting habitat. I'm including a couple pictures that Heidi has from fieldwork around the state that show potential nesting habitat. And, for fun, a picture of a fledgling Saw-whet I found during some surveys many years ago in a riparian draw many miles away from conifer forest ( this was June and after fledging so a less stressful time for this bird & its parents - but I still backed away quickly to keep it from flushing ).

If you do see an owl, please keep your distance . After all, we all care about birds and know that they have many additional stressors in this modern world. And, w hat's more important? A better look at or photo of an owl or birds being able to nest in peace without too much disturbance/too many approaches?





Thanks for your time and please feel free to pass this on!


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Subject: Owls / roadkill
Date: Sat Feb 13 2021 17:24 pm
From: alanclarkg AT gmail.com
 
Thanks Larry. I have been posting pics and field notes of roadkill to Idaho
Fish and Game, through its web site. And I talked with an agency biologist
at one point. She, in turn, sent me links to academic/research papers. In
1989, upon settling in Pennsylvania, I began keeping a journal in which I
listed the species, date and location of any wildlife (birds, reptiles,
amphibians, mammals and butterflies) I found during walks. I am in my fifth
journal now and my tally of species is well over 250 now.
Alan

On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 10:16 AM Larry Arnold
wrote:

>
> Alan,
> several yrs ago we discussed this briefly on IBLE
> I believe Stoddard Davenport reported some crazy high numbers of roadkill
> Barn Owls along I-84 that he had found with a bit of research ? and my
> hunch is that Stoddard was referencing the two docs that Karl K mentioned
> earlier today ?
>
> Anyway, on one of our trips from Boise to Twin Falls to visit our daughter
> and family, we counted them along both directions of I-84...
> I'm not finding my notes at the moment, but I think we tallied abt 130
> easily visible dead Barn Owls... very sad to see
> Larry Arnold
>
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"M Gregory"
> *To: *"IBLE"
> *Sent: *Friday, February 12, 2021 4:51:59 PM
> *Subject: *[IBLE] Owls
>
> Since moving to Mountain Home, and bicycling as much as possible, I have
> recorded and photographed dozens of roadkill owls, principally Barn Owls,
> but also Great Horned, Screech and Short-eared.
> This is only an anecdote, but I cannot help but consider that human
> activities, like driving a motor vehicle, are the greatest cause of owl
> mortality. Here are pics of two of the dead Barn Owls (Tyto alba) I found
> in recent weeks.
> Alan Gregory in Mountain Home
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> Lt. Col., USAF, Ret.
> Mountain Home, ID
> Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association, life member
> Member, North American Butterfly Association
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Subject: Owls / roadkill
Date: Sat Feb 13 2021 17:16 pm
From: larnold47 AT cableone.net
 
Alan,
several yrs ago we discussed this briefly on IBLE
I believe Stoddard Davenport reported some crazy high numbers of roadkill Barn Owls along I-84 that he had found with a bit of research ? and my hunch is that Stoddard was referencing the two docs that Karl K mentioned earlier today ?

Anyway, on one of our trips from Boise to Twin Falls to visit our daughter and family, we counted them along both directions of I-84...
I'm not finding my notes at the moment, but I think we tallied abt 130 easily visible dead Barn Owls... very sad to see
Larry Arnold


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Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 4:51:59 PM
Subject: [IBLE] Owls

Since moving to Mountain Home, and bicycling as much as possible, I have recorded and photographed dozens of roadkill owls, principally Barn Owls, but also Great Horned, Screech and Short-eared.
This is only an anecdote, but I cannot help but consider that human activities, like driving a motor vehicle, are the greatest cause of owl mortality. Here are pics of two of the dead Barn Owls (Tyto alba) I found in recent weeks.
Alan Gregory in Mountain Home

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Subject: Owls
Date: Sat Feb 13 2021 16:30 pm
From: kosciuch AT gmail.com
 
There has been several research efforts on this topic including a
transportation analysis - links below.

https://trid.trb.org/view/1403...

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