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15 Sep Re: Mostly Off Topic: Cashes Ledge National Marine Reserve... ["'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" ]
14 Sep Re: Mostly Off Topic: Cashes Ledge National Marine Reserve... [Maggie Strickland ]
4 Mar Re: spots to look for owls? ["Karen Jensen kljensen AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder]" ]
4 Mar spots to look for owls? ["Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
1 Mar Pine Grosbeak mimicry ["Gerald Frost gvf5y AT virginia.edu [BorealBirder]" ]
26 Feb harassed by multiple ravens ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
26 Feb bald eagle behind carlson center ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
23 Feb horned owl hooting downtown in daytime ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
23 Feb Alaska Songbird Institute Songbird Soirée fundraiser Feb. 28! ["Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
13 Feb Pigeon corpses downtown ["Ken Cheatham riversprucehounds_klc AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
12 Feb Re: goshawk---finally, at the dairy ["Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
11 Feb Two Rivers sighting RE: goshawk---finally, at the dairy ["Falk Huettmann fhuettmann AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder]" ]
10 Feb Re: Boreal owl ["Benjamin Bartos fox41883 AT hotmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
10 Feb goshawk---finally, at the dairy ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
8 Feb Ester Magpie ["Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
03 Feb Yakutat Tern Festival May 28-31 ["soehlers AT hotmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
3 Feb Fw: goshawk downtown fairbanks ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
29 Jan American Tree Sparrow SW of Fairbanks ["var1ed_thrush AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
21 Jan More Boreal Owls ["Karen Jensen kljensen AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder]" ]
20 Jan Re: Boreal owl ["Joyanne Hamilton innoko_bird AT mac.com [BorealBirder]" ]
20 Jan Re: Magpie flocks (11 & 8 birds) off Rosie Creek ["Marvin Falk marvinf490 AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
19 Jan Re: Magpie flocks (11 & 8 birds) off Rosie Creek ["CN_gmail chrisnye.ak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
19 Jan Magpie flocks (11 & 8 birds) off Rosie Creek ["Falk Huettmann fhuettmann AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder]" ]
18 Jan Boreal owl ["sddubois907 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
17 Jan Northern Hawk Owl up on Gilmore Trail ["robinharlow AT aol.com [BorealBirder]" ]
17 Jan Re: Looking for Breeding Bird Survey volunteers in Interior ["bullittranger AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
14 Jan "si, si, si, si"; shrike ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
13 Jan Spam Messages ["upupa_epops200 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
13 Jan Have A Chat With More Than 20000 Online Girls ["Ralph Suggs borealbirder AT tube-list.com [BorealBirder]" ]
13 Jan Fling horny chicks tonight ["Ralph Suggs borealbirder AT tube-list.com [BorealBirder]" ]
13 Jan Re: Looking for Breeding Bird Survey volunteers in Interior ["Benjamin Bartos fox41883 AT hotmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
13 Jan Hookup with adults looking for sex ["Ralph Suggs borealbirder AT tube-list.com [BorealBirder]" ]
12 Jan two winter oddities in one morning! ["Andrea Swingley aswingley AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
12 Jan afternoon shrike: chickadees scold, morning song ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
8 Jan Re: Looking for Breeding Bird Survey volunteers in Interior ["Lynn Barber dalybar AT aol.com [BorealBirder]" ]
08 Jan Re: Looking for Breeding Bird Survey volunteers in Interior ["Joyanne Hamilton innoko_bird AT mac.com [BorealBirder]" ]
8 Jan Looking for Breeding Bird Survey volunteers in Interior ["Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
7 Jan Shrike carrying prey near top of tower ski trail ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
3 Jan robin and chickadee ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
01 Jan Ester Magpie ["jjolisak AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
31 Dec horned owl and shrike at creamer's field farmhouse ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
28 Dec Delta CBC ["sddubois907 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
27 Dec returning redpolls ["Chris Nye chrisnye.ak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
26 Dec American Tree Sparrow SW of Fairbanks ["var1ed_thrush AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
20 Dec Re: A little Suprise ["Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
20 Dec Re: A little Suprise ["jpbirds80 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
20 Dec Re: A little Suprise ["Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
20 Dec A little Suprise ["jpbirds80 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
19 Dec all the waxwings in town [1 Attachment] ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
18 Dec Boreal Owl ["smithn84 AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
15 Dec Northern goshawk ["Marty Miller mmillerak AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
09 Dec Re: Ptarmigan ["pmwille AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
09 Dec Ptarmigan ["pmwille AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
7 Dec Boreal owl hooting? ["Clare Hill hillclare AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
24 Nov Re: Hairy woodpecker "pest" ["Paul Bannick paul.bannick AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
24 Nov Re: Hairy woodpecker "pest" ["Tricia Blake tricia.blake AT aksongbird.org [BorealBirder]" ]
23 Nov Re: Hairy woodpecker "pest" ["Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
22 Nov Hairy woodpecker "pest" ["Karen Jensen kljensen AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder]" ]
13 Nov Robins ["swkeller18 AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
10 Nov not a single swan ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
7 Nov Re: Sharp Tail Grouse ["swkeller18 AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
07 Nov Sharp Tail Grouse ["caseythompson33 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
5 Nov Fw: flight call heard -- rosy-finch? ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
3 Nov Herring Gull, Tanana River ["Sue Guers sueguers AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
2 Nov Northern Hawk Owl ["Andrea Swingley aswingley AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
31 Oct RED Phalarope ["arct1c_warbler AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
31 Oct Red Phalarope ["arct1c_warbler AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
31 Oct Red-necked Phalarope ["arct1c_warbler AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
30 Oct Northern Goshawk and Northern Flicker ["Sue Guers sueguers AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
27 Oct Great gray owl on CHSR ["Sue Guers sueguers AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]
25 Oct Greater White Fronted Geese ["Marty Miller mmillerak AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
23 Oct sharp-tailed sounds [1 Attachment] ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
22 Oct Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse ["arct1c_warbler AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
20 Oct large gull ["mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" ]
17 Oct Fwd: Sharp-tailed Grouse ["'Jim A. Lokken' jim.lokken AT k12northstar.org [BorealBirder]" ]
17 Oct Sharp-tailed Grouse ["Sue Guers sueguers AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" ]

Subject: Re: Mostly Off Topic: Cashes Ledge National Marine Reserve...
From: "'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:05:35 +0000 (UTC)
and done here!  thx for sharing the opportunity to do good
       From: CK Borg 
 To: Maine birds  
 Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 3:52 PM
 Subject: [Maine-birds] Mostly Off Topic: Cashes Ledge National Marine 
Reserve... 

   
Folks,
...if you like the sound of that please consider signing the petition to create 
the North Atlantic's first National Marine Reserve on Cashes Ledge and help 
conserve pelagic birds to boot.  In the wake of Audubon's recent pelagic into 
the Gulf of Maine this should be a no-brainer for most birders... Visit the 
Conservation Law Foundations website and consider signing: 

http://www.clf.org/take-action/  or
https://secure2.convio.net/clf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=413
Many Thanks,

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Subject: Re: Mostly Off Topic: Cashes Ledge National Marine Reserve...
From: Maggie Strickland <gallinasviejas AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:28:41 -0400
Done. Thanks, Chris.

Maggie Strickland
Harmony, ME

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 3:52 PM, CK Borg  wrote:

> Folks,
>
> ...if you like the sound of that please consider signing the petition to
> create the North Atlantic's first National Marine Reserve on Cashes Ledge
> and help conserve pelagic birds to boot.  In the wake of Audubon's recent
> pelagic into the Gulf of Maine this should be a no-brainer for most
> birders... Visit the Conservation Law Foundations website and consider
> signing:
>
> http://www.clf.org/take-action/
> or
>
> 
https://secure2.convio.net/clf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=413 

>
> Many Thanks,
>
> C.K. Borg
> Concord, NH
>
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Subject: Re: spots to look for owls?
From: "Karen Jensen kljensen AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:33:06 -0900
The real question is, are there people who are* not* hearing owls right now
around Fairbanks?!

I hear them nightly, although I am not motivated enough to go look for them
right now due to a pulled Achilles tendon. I hear a great horned in the
early-to-late evening, and a boreal late at night and sometimes in the
early morning. I hear them every day that I spend significant time outside
(beyond just walking from car to house). Sometimes they are loud enough to
hear indoors, especially the boreal owl. If someone is really moved to look
for these guys, they could drive up Ester Dome road 1/2 mile to Schloesser
Rd intersection. There's a little extra space right in front of the stop
sign on Schloesser to park 1-2 cars; be sure you're not in the driving
lane! Walk up and down the roads and the power line trail there and you'll
hear them. Our neighborhood watch group is pretty attentive right now due
to lots of breakins, but most of my neighbors will be understanding if you
tell them what you're doing; remember that the power line trail is on
private property and be respectful.

The price for my sharing this is that if you happen to spot them, you have
to tell me where you saw them! I keep putting out boreal owl boxes, but no
one has moved in.


Karen Jensen
kljensen AT alaska.edu
Subject: spots to look for owls?
From: "Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:36:51 +0000 (UTC)
I received the following request about places to look for birds, especially 
owls. If you have suggestions, please respond to me and I'll pass them along. 
thanks! 

______

My family and I aregoing to be up in Fairbanks Thursday through Saturday.  Can 
you recommendany good birding spots for this time of year?  We would be 
especiallyinterested in areas where folks have been hearing owls. Thank 
you, Steve 
Subject: Pine Grosbeak mimicry
From: "Gerald Frost gvf5y AT virginia.edu [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:21:15 -0900
While working in the yard last week I repeatedly heard faint calls of
redpolls and W-W Crossbills in flight high overhead. But, I never managed
to glimpse them. In time I began to hear that the finch calls were
interspersed with remarkable imitations of thrush calls - Varied and
Gray-Cheeked, as well as Am. Robin. Then, tell-tale calls of Pine Grosbeak.
It turns out a single male Pine Grosbeak was responsible for all of these
sounds. The bird was close by, perched very still in a spruce 20 feet
overhead, yet the "whispered" songs and calls sounded as though they came
from far away.

I had never heard of mimicry in Pine Grosbeaks. Always fun to learn new
things about familiar species...


JJ Frost
Cripple Creek Rd. area
Fairbanks, AK
Subject: harassed by multiple ravens
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:55:09 +0000 (UTC)
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Subject: bald eagle behind carlson center
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:29:00 +0000 (UTC)
Dan Kennedy reports:Tuesday 2-24-15,  bald eagle behind carlson center-mdr 
Subject: horned owl hooting downtown in daytime
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:49:38 +0000 (UTC)
  10am  --Dan Kennedy reports: Horned owl hooting downtown in broad 
daylight.  10am in spruce near veterans memorial on Cushman street.     
Mark D. Ross Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl 
Refuge 1300 College Road, Fairbanks Alaska  99701   ph: 907-459-7301   


  
Subject: Alaska Songbird Institute Songbird Soirée fundraiser Feb. 28!
From: "Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:39:47 +0000 (UTC)
Hello Interior Birders! 

Join the fun this Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Alaska Songbird Institute's Songbird 
Soirée fundraiser at Pioneer Park Palace Theater in Fairbanks! This 
family-friendly dinner auction features handcrafted meals and work from local 
artists, as well as local brew and wine for adults, brand-spankin-new ASI pint 
glasses, bird slam poetry, and live music. Doors open at 4:30pm, and the dinner 
auction begins at 5:30pm.  

Tickets are $10 and available at Gulliver's Books or Grassroots Guitar.

For more information visit http://aksongbird.org/education/winter-fundraiser/ 
All proceeds go to support ASI's Creamer's Field Banding Station, education, 
and research programs. The banding station is scheduled to start April 20, so 
come to the Songbird Soirée to help us keep those nets open! 

Hope to see you there,
Beth PelusoAlaska Songbird Institute Board President
 
Subject: Pigeon corpses downtown
From: "Ken Cheatham riversprucehounds_klc AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:36:05 -0800
I know that many of the downtown pigeons are successfully hunted and eaten by a 
group of ravens. I've watched them hunting singly and in a group, catch the 
unfortunate pigeons, and quickly eat them. Have always seen them "playing" 
chase the pigeon (and other birds) for years downtown, but it wasn't until two 
summers ago that I saw them actually hunting, catching and consuming them. 
This may account for some of the remains scattered about. 


Ken - Fairbanks

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Subject: Re: goshawk---finally, at the dairy
From: "Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:36:44 -0900
I wonder  AT  the downtown goshawk sighting.  There are so often pigeon
feathers on the sidewalk between 4th and 5th on Cushman.  I think he/she
may have found a convenient drop in for dinner.

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder] <
BorealBirder AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> Tuesday, 2-10-15, 1:30pm, creamer's farmhouse at the barns.
>
> we've had about 15 pigeons here at the dairy buildings all winter.
> I've been waiting for a goshawk to show.
>
> today I saw one flying away from the dairy buildings headed northwest
> across the fields to the big spruces along the seasonal pond trail.
> -mdr creamer's field, fairbanks alaska
>
>  
>
Subject: Two Rivers sighting RE: goshawk---finally, at the dairy
From: "Falk Huettmann fhuettmann AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:50:05 -0900
Hi,



I saw a goshawk 10 days ago crossing the road at noontime at Two Rivers.

(That was the first goshawk I saw so exposed in the wider Fairbanks region;

Sorry for the late reporting).



One might wonder whether these birds are directly related to humans and
urban areas (they probably are;

like most predators are these days).


Very best

  Falk Huettmann



*From:* BorealBirder AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:BorealBirder AT yahoogroups.com]
*Sent:* Tuesday, February 10, 2015 1:44 PM
*To:* borealbirder AT yahoogroups.com
*Subject:* [BorealBirder] goshawk---finally, at the dairy





Tuesday, 2-10-15, 1:30pm, creamer's farmhouse at the barns.



we've had about 15 pigeons here at the dairy buildings all winter.

I've been waiting for a goshawk to show.



today I saw one flying away from the dairy buildings headed northwest
across the fields to the big spruces along the seasonal pond trail.

-mdr creamer's field, fairbanks alaska

Subject: Re: Boreal owl
From: "Benjamin Bartos fox41883 AT hotmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:01:50 -0500
Hi Steve,

My name is Ben Bartos and I am up in Fairbanks. I saw you posted on boreal 
birder a little while back about Boreal Owls calling from your nest boxes. That 
is a bird I am still after in Fairbanks and I know they are tough to see. I was 
thinking a nest box would be my best shot. Would it be possible to come down 
your way sometime and try for a Boreal Owl? Not sure when is good Thanks! 


Ben


On Jan 19, 2015, at 1:58 AM, sddubois907 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder] wrote:

> 
> 
> Spring has arrived. I heard the first boreal owl of the year calling tonight 
(Sunday, Jan. 18) from one of my nest boxes. 

> 
> 
> 
> Steve DuBois
> 
> Delta Junction, Alaska
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: goshawk---finally, at the dairy
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:43:44 +0000 (UTC)
Tuesday, 2-10-15, 1:30pm, creamer's farmhouse at the barns. we've had about 15 
pigeons here at the dairy buildings all winter.I've been waiting for a goshawk 
to show. today I saw one flying away from the dairy buildings headed 
northwest across the fields to the big spruces along the seasonal pond trail. 

-mdr creamer's field, fairbanks alaska
Subject: Ester Magpie
From: "Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 12:19:16 -0900
Still a regular visitor at the tray feeder, which happily is right outside
where I sit and work. But he, like every other bird in this cold weather
seems to be at least three times jumpier than usual.
Subject: Yakutat Tern Festival May 28-31
From: "soehlers AT hotmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Feb 2015 17:35:33 -0800

 Mark your calendars!  
 The Fifth Annual Yakutat Tern Festival is scheduled for May 28-31, 2015. The 
festival is a celebration of the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat, 
Alaska. The festival is family friendly and offers activities for birders as 
well as non-birders, including field trips, seminars, kid’s activities, 
evening banquets and other programs, bird banding demonstration, and an art 
exhibit. This year's keynote speaker is John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife 
Science at the University of Washington, and author of five books including; In 
the Company of Crows and Ravens, Dog Days, Raven Nights, and most recently 
Welcome to Subirdia. Please see www.yakutatternfestival.org, visit us on 
Facebook, or call (907) 784-3359 for more information. 

 

 

Subject: Fw: goshawk downtown fairbanks
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 22:21:22 +0000 (UTC)
 #yiv4890388625 P {MARGIN-BOTTOM:0px;MARGIN-TOP:0px;}Dan Kennedy 
reports:  Goshawk juvenile diving at pigeons .,,,behind the Tech school on 
7th avenueby the Baptist church,,missed the pigeon, but continued after the 
flock,,,,imediately after,  two ravens flew by fighting to all get out,,,12 
noon  


  
Subject: American Tree Sparrow SW of Fairbanks
From: "var1ed_thrush AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Jan 2015 12:13:18 -0800
We had an American Tree Sparrow visit our sunflower chip feeder yesterday 
(28th) around 4:30pm. It was -14 at the time. I have not seen one here since 
late December. We live in the Cripple Creek/Kallenberg area. 


Judy Williams
 

Subject: More Boreal Owls
From: "Karen Jensen kljensen AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:42:36 -0900
We were also hearing Boreal Owls all through November and December but
they're quiet now. On the lower part of Ester Dome Rd.

Karen Jensen



-- 
Karen Jensen
Collection Development
Rasmuson Library
University of Alaska Fairbanks
907-474-6695
kljensen AT alaska.edu
Subject: Re: Boreal owl
From: "Joyanne Hamilton innoko_bird AT mac.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:07:17 -0900
Our Boreal Owls have been calling here all fall and winter. We were wondering 
what was up with that?! 

NIGHTLY!
Joyanne Hamilton
Shageluk


"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes." --Charles 
Lindbergh 


On Jan 18, 2015, at 9:58 PM, sddubois907 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder] 
 wrote: 


> 
> 
> Spring has arrived. I heard the first boreal owl of the year calling tonight 
(Sunday, Jan. 18) from one of my nest boxes. 

> 
> 
> 
> Steve DuBois
> 
> Delta Junction, Alaska
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Magpie flocks (11 & 8 birds) off Rosie Creek
From: "Marvin Falk marvinf490 AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:05:53 -0900
I have noticed magpies for a number of years near Paxon, but never here.


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 19, 2015, at 10:47 PM, CN_gmail chrisnye.ak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder] 
 wrote: 

> 
> In 2007 I first heard and saw a lot of magpies, then saw magpie fledglings 
where the Chena meets the Tanana. I'm sure I had not seen them there in 
previous years. I believe successful breeding at that location started then, 
although it wasn't until a couple years later that I finally found a nest, then 
another. Those are just my personal observations. Others may have more data or 
prior observations. It really caught my attention because of the range 
expansion issue....I thought up to that point that magpie breeding was south of 
the Alaska Range, an impression I carried with me for a couple of decades 
without close scrutiny. 

> 
> chris
> 
>> On 1/19/2015 4:55 PM, Falk Huettmann fhuettmann AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder] 
wrote: 

>>  
>> Dear all,
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> This afternoon I observed two bigger flocks of Magpies off Rosie Creek Rd., 
flying 

>> 
>> over the banks of Chena River towards the airport, Fairbanks.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> I have never seen such a high number of Magpies here, and believe it means 
generally 

>> 
>> bad news because these are essentially invasive species expanding northwards
>> 
>> with the warming climate and related urbanization (as witnessed by the 
increase 

>> 
>> in pigeons here for instance). Impacts of such corvids are well described on 
the local bird community and beyond. 

>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Thanks for any feedback, I am interested in more of such sightings and view 
points for Alaska. 

>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Very best
>> 
>>    Falk Huettmann
>> 
>>  
>> 
>>  
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Chris Nye (chrisnye.ak AT gmail.com)
> h: 907.455.6695
> c: 907.888.5422
> 
Subject: Re: Magpie flocks (11 & 8 birds) off Rosie Creek
From: "CN_gmail chrisnye.ak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:47:53 -0900
In 2007 I first heard and saw a lot of magpies, then saw magpie 
fledglings where the Chena meets the Tanana.  I'm sure I had not seen 
them there in previous years.  I believe successful breeding at that 
location started then, although it wasn't until a couple years later 
that I finally found a nest, then another.  Those are just my personal 
observations. Others may have more data or prior observations.  It 
really caught my attention because of the range expansion issue....I 
thought up to that point that magpie breeding was south of the Alaska 
Range, an impression I carried with me for a couple of decades without 
close scrutiny.

chris

On 1/19/2015 4:55 PM, Falk Huettmann fhuettmann AT alaska.edu 
[BorealBirder] wrote:
>
> Dear all,
>
> This afternoon I observed two bigger flocks of Magpies off Rosie Creek 
> Rd., flying
>
> over the banks of Chena River towards the airport, Fairbanks.
>
> I have never seen such a high number of Magpies here, and believe it 
> means generally
>
> bad news because these are essentially invasive species expanding 
> northwards
>
> with the warming climate and related urbanization (as witnessed by the 
> increase
>
> in pigeons here for instance). Impacts of such corvids are well 
> described on the local bird community and beyond.
>
> Thanks for any feedback, I am interested in more of such sightings and 
> view points for Alaska.
>
> Very best
>
>    Falk Huettmann
>
> 


-- 
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h: 907.455.6695
c: 907.888.5422
Subject: Magpie flocks (11 & 8 birds) off Rosie Creek
From: "Falk Huettmann fhuettmann AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:55:59 -0900
Dear all,



This afternoon I observed two bigger flocks of Magpies off Rosie Creek Rd.,
flying

over the banks of Chena River towards the airport, Fairbanks.



I have never seen such a high number of Magpies here, and believe it means
generally

bad news because these are essentially invasive species expanding northwards

with the warming climate and related urbanization (as witnessed by the
increase

in pigeons here for instance). Impacts of such corvids are well described
on the local bird community and beyond.



Thanks for any feedback, I am interested in more of such sightings and view
points for Alaska.



Very best

   Falk Huettmann
Subject: Boreal owl
From: "sddubois907 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Jan 2015 22:58:42 -0800
 Spring has arrived. I heard the first boreal owl of the year calling tonight 
(Sunday, Jan. 18) from one of my nest boxes. 

 

 Steve DuBois
 Delta Junction, Alaska
 

Subject: Northern Hawk Owl up on Gilmore Trail
From: "robinharlow AT aol.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:17:55 -0500
Way up on top of Gilmore Trail, there is an old trapper trail which leads  
off to Gilmore Dome, popular with cross country skiers.  I was up there  
cross country skiing today, and witnessed quite a scene.  Maybe 15 gray  jays 
mobbing a very complacent Northern Hawk Owl, who was just sitting on top of  
a black spruce, making rather quiet ki ki ki noises, minding his own  
business. The gray jays were not able to get him to move, either. What a scene. 

 
Robin Harlow
Subject: Re: Looking for Breeding Bird Survey volunteers in Interior
From: "bullittranger AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Jan 2015 14:24:50 -0800
I'm interested in the Murphy dome count for sure. I've had experience with the 
Vermont breeding bird atlas a few years back, and I'd certainly like to get 
involved in a similar project up here. -Henry Wilton 

 802 747 8661
Subject: "si, si, si, si"; shrike
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:24:16 -0800
Tues,1-13-15, 1:27pm at Creamer’s barns: 
  A Chickadee alerts me with call: 
 “si, si, si, si, si...”; 
 then a shrike in flight lights upon cottonwood top behind bunkhouse at 
Creamer’s barns. 

    
 Mark D. Ross 
 Alaska Dept. Fish and Game 
 Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge 
 1300 College Road,
 Fairbanks Alaska  99701 
 ph: 907-459-7301 



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Subject: Spam Messages
From: "upupa_epops200 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Jan 2015 18:37:31 -0800
Hey all,
 

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Subject: Re: Looking for Breeding Bird Survey volunteers in Interior
From: "Benjamin Bartos fox41883 AT hotmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:02:05 -0500
I would also like to participate in the breeding bird survey.

Ben Bartos


On Jan 8, 2015, at 1:19 PM, Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder] wrote:

> 
> Are you able to identify birds by sight and sound? I had a note from Steve 
Matsuoka at US Fish and Wildlife service that there are several vacant Breeding 
Bird Survey routes in the Interior: Murphy Dome, Circle, and Livengood. (I'll 
be starting my first BBS route this year near Tangle Lakes). 

> 
> Breeding Bird Surveys are point counts that take place along the road system 
and are conducted in June. 

> 
> Here is the description from the BBS website: "Each survey route is 24.5 
miles long with stops at 0.5-mile intervals. At each stop, a 3-minute point 
count is conducted. During the count, every bird seen within a 0.25-mile radius 
or heard is recorded. Surveys start one-half hour before local sunrise and take 
about 5 hours to complete. Over 4100 survey routes are located across the 
continental U.S. and Canada." 

> 
> These surveys are important for long-term monitoring of changes in bird 
populations, especially up here in the north. Plus it's a great excuse to get 
out birding! 

> 
> If you'd like more information, contact: 
> 
> Steve Matsuoka
> U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
> Migratory Bird Management
> 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503
> 907-786-3853, steve_matsuoka AT fws.gov
> 
> Cheers,
> Beth Peluso
> Fairbanks
> 
> 
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Subject: two winter oddities in one morning!
From: "Andrea Swingley aswingley AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:02:29 -0900
There's currently an American Robin in the tree outside my office window on
the UAF campus. Earlier today on that same tree there was a sparrow that I
only got enough of a glimpse of to know a) it was a sparrow not a redpoll,
and b) it wasn't a junco. Hoping it returns so I can get a better look and
ID.

On the no-so-odd side of things, there have been large-ish flocks of
Bohemian Waxwings (20+ birds) flying around and occasionally landing on the
tree next to my window. Can't get enough of that :)

Cheers,
Andrea
-- 
Andrea Swingley
Fairbanks, Alaska
aswingley AT gmail.com
Subject: afternoon shrike: chickadees scold, morning song
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:41:47 -0800
at Creamer's Field:
> 1-10-15, 3pm. 
> Scolding chickadees alert me to shrike at farmhouse. 
The shrike did not pursue chickadees during my observation. 
>   
> 1-12-15, 9:29am 
> Black-capped chickadee sings: dee dee, dee dee, (~10 iterations).
   
> Mark D. Ross 
> Alaska Dept. of Fish and
> Game 
> Creamer's Field
> Migratory Waterfowl Refuge 
> 1300 College Road,
> Fairbanks Alaska 99701 
>   
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Subject: Re: Looking for Breeding Bird Survey volunteers in Interior
From: "Lynn Barber dalybar AT aol.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:32:44 -0900
I would love to get a BBS route. I'm new to Ak, but have done routes in TX and 
SD. I now live in Anchorage. Can you tell me if there are any routes within a 
couple of hours of Anchorage, or tell me who to contact to find out? 

Lynn Barber
682-365-6531


Sent from my iPad

> On Jan 8, 2015, at 9:29 AM, "Joyanne Hamilton innoko_bird AT mac.com 
[BorealBirder]"  wrote: 

> 
> I can do one for Shageluk!  =D
> 
> 
> Joyanne Hamilton
> Shageluk
> 
> "If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes." --Charles 
Lindbergh 

> 
>> On Jan 8, 2015, at 9:19 AM, Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder] 
 wrote: 

>> 
>> 
>> Are you able to identify birds by sight and sound? I had a note from Steve 
Matsuoka at US Fish and Wildlife service that there are several vacant Breeding 
Bird Survey routes in the Interior: Murphy Dome, Circle, and Livengood. (I'll 
be starting my first BBS route this year near Tangle Lakes). 

>> 
>> Breeding Bird Surveys are point counts that take place along the road system 
and are conducted in June. 

>> 
>> Here is the description from the BBS website: "Each survey route is 24.5 
miles long with stops at 0.5-mile intervals. At each stop, a 3-minute poi nt 
count is conducted. During the count, every bird seen within a 0.25-mile radius 
or heard is recorded. Surveys start one-half hour before local sunrise and take 
about 5 hours to complete. Over 4100 survey routes are located across the 
continental U.S. and Canada." 

>> 
>> These surveys are important for long-term monitoring of changes in bird 
populations, especially up here in the north. Plus it's a great excuse to get 
out birding! 

>> 
>> If you'd like more information, contact:&n bsp;
>> 
>> Steve Matsuoka
>> U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
>> Migratory Bird Management
>> 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503
>> 907-786-3853, steve_matsuoka AT fws.gov
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Beth Peluso
>> Fairbanks
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Looking for Breeding Bird Survey volunteers in Interior
From: "Joyanne Hamilton innoko_bird AT mac.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:29:14 -0900
I can do one for Shageluk!  =D

Joyanne Hamilton
Shageluk

"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes." --Charles 
Lindbergh 


On Jan 8, 2015, at 9:19 AM, Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder] 
 wrote: 


> 
> Are you able to identify birds by sight and sound? I had a note from Steve 
Matsuoka at US Fish and Wildlife service that there are several vacant Breeding 
Bird Survey routes in the Interior: Murphy Dome, Circle, and Livengood. (I'll 
be starting my first BBS route this year near Tangle Lakes). 

> 
> Breeding Bird Surveys are point counts that take place along the road system 
and are conducted in June. 

> 
> Here is the description from the BBS website: "Each survey route is 24.5 
miles long with stops at 0.5-mile intervals. At each stop, a 3-minute point 
count is conducted. During the count, every bird seen within a 0.25-mile radius 
or heard is recorded. Surveys start one-half hour before local sunrise and take 
about 5 hours to complete. Over 4100 survey routes are located across the 
continental U.S. and Canada." 

> 
> These surveys are important for long-term monitoring of changes in bird 
populations, especially up here in the north. Plus it's a great excuse to get 
out birding! 

> 
> If you'd like more information, contact: 
> 
> Steve Matsuoka
> U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
> Migratory Bird Management
> 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503
> 907-786-3853, steve_matsuoka AT fws.gov
> 
> Cheers,
> Beth Peluso
> Fairbanks
> 
> 
Subject: Looking for Breeding Bird Survey volunteers in Interior
From: "Beth Peluso bpeluso AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 18:19:09 +0000 (UTC)
Are you able to identify birds by sight and sound? I had a note from Steve 
Matsuoka at US Fish and Wildlife service that there are several vacant Breeding 
Bird Survey routes in the Interior: Murphy Dome, Circle, andLivengood. (I'll be 
starting my first BBS route this year near Tangle Lakes). 

Breeding Bird Surveys are point counts that take place along the road system 
and are conducted in June. 


Here is the description from the BBS website: "Each survey route is 24.5 miles 
long with stops at 0.5-mile intervals. At each stop, a 3-minute point count is 
conducted. During the count, every bird seen within a 0.25-mile radius or heard 
is recorded. Surveys start one-half hour before local sunrise and take about 5 
hours to complete. Over 4100 survey routes are located across the continental 
U.S. and Canada." 

These surveys are important for long-term monitoring of changes in bird 
populations, especially up here in the north. Plus it's a great excuse to get 
out birding! 


If you'd like more information, contact: 

Steve MatsuokaU.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceMigratory Bird Management1011 E. 
Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK99503907-786-3853, steve_matsuoka AT fws.gov 

Cheers,Beth PelusoFairbanks
Subject: Shrike carrying prey near top of tower ski trail
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:02:53 -0800
From: Director [mailto:programs AT creamersfield.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 5:35 PM
Subject: Shrike and prey spotted 
    
I spotted shrike flying
with prey on the Tower Ski Trail at Birch Hill, about 2:20pm
today, Jan 6th while I was out skiing.
   
> Christine J.
> Huff 
> Executive Director 
> Friends of Creamer’s
> Field 
> (907)452-5162 
> director AT creamersfield.org



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Subject: robin and chickadee
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 15:28:54 -0800
Friday, 1-2-15, 3pm, Robin flies over birch hill ski hut headed north. 
    
Saturday, 1-3-15, 2pm, black-capped chickadee sings (first song of the year 
here at Creamer’s field). 

  Clear, sunny,-10F. 
       
Mark D. Ross 
Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game 
Creamer's Field
1300 College Road,
Fairbanks Alaska  99701 
    
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Subject: Ester Magpie
From: "jjolisak AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Jan 2015 13:44:32 -0800
After years of absence from our yard, the Ester Magpie is back at our feeder, 
eating peanut butter and throwing sunflower seeds to the wind. Nice to see him. 
Subject: horned owl and shrike at creamer's field farmhouse
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:39:40 -0800
> 12-29-14, 9:40am,
> Great Horned Owl sits atop bird feeder at farmhouse. 
> 12-31-14, 10:10am, Shrike sits atop southwest birch at farmhouse above 
feeder. 

>   
> Mark D. Ross 
> Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game 
> Creamer's Field
> Migratory Waterfowl Refuge 
> 1300 College Road,
> Fairbanks Alaska 99701 
>   
> ph: 907-459-7301 
>   
> 
> 
> 
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Subject: Delta CBC
From: "sddubois907 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Dec 2014 21:34:55 -0800
The 25th Delta CBC was conducted on Saturday December 27, 2014. Highlights were 
the first Eurasian-collared doves ever on the count, high counts of 132 
white-winged crossbills, and 68 bald eagles. We also had 1 northern three-toed 
woodpecker. A slate colored junco being seen prior to the count was not seen. 

 

 Steve DuBois
 Delta Junction, AK
Subject: returning redpolls
From: "Chris Nye chrisnye.ak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:58:14 -0900
We have had almost no redpolls since the big freezing rain a little over 
a year ago here at the top of Dalton Trail.  Today a small flock was 
foraging both east and west of the house, but they didn't come to the 
feeder which has been in place for years.  Newbies, I guess.


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Subject: American Tree Sparrow SW of Fairbanks
From: "var1ed_thrush AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Dec 2014 15:06:21 -0800
At 12:40 this afternoon (Dec. 26th) I had an American Tree Sparrow visit our 
sunflower chip feeder. It then dropped to the ground and foraged on fallen 
seeds. I tried to position myself to take a photo, but the bird did not stay. 


Judy Williams
Cripple Creek/Kallenberg area (my home is not in the CBC count area)
 

Subject: Re: A little Suprise
From: "Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:48:36 -0900
Thx.

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, jpbirds80 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder] <
BorealBirder AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
>  Added to the passerine album.
>  
>
Subject: Re: A little Suprise
From: "jpbirds80 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Dec 2014 21:46:47 -0800
 Added to the passerine album.
Subject: Re: A little Suprise
From: "Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:35:49 -0900
Did you get a photo?

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, jpbirds80 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder] <
BorealBirder AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> This Afternoon while watching a flock of Waxwings up at UAF on N.
> Chandalar dr. a Northern Flicker stopped by to eat the mountain ash berries.
>
>
>
>
> Josh Parks
>
> Fairbanks
>
>  
>
Subject: A little Suprise
From: "jpbirds80 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Dec 2014 21:33:56 -0800
This Afternoon while watching a flock of Waxwings up at UAF on N. Chandalar dr. 
a Northern Flicker stopped by to eat the mountain ash berries. 

  
 

 Josh Parks
 Fairbanks
Subject: all the waxwings in town [1 Attachment]
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:27:21 -0800
<*>[Attachment(s) from mark ross included below]

Thursday, 12-18-14 at 10am,

I observed ~300 waxwings in birch trees adjacent
Gulliver's book store, just behind hot licks ice cream parlor.

To assess the winter population of waxwings in town 
I referred to Arctic Audubon's christmas bird count records 
(at the arctic audubon website);
~300 may well be about all the waxwings in town now.
 -mdr fairbanks alaska

 

<*>Attachment(s) from mark ross:


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  <*> oda chrstms11wwg.pdf

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Subject: Boreal Owl
From: "smithn84 AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Dec 2014 09:48:42 -0800
Heard a Boreal Owl last night singing off Red Fox Lane, on the top of Ballaine 
Hill. 


Have seen a Great Horned Owl in the evenings at UAF, once at the Police Station 
across from the Wood Center and once on top of the Gruening Building, hooting 
away. Also been seeing a flock of Waxwings daily between the Gruening and 
Eielson Buildings. 


Happy holidays everyone!
 

Subject: Northern goshawk
From: "Marty Miller mmillerak AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:55:44 -0800
Noon today at Birch Hill ski warm up area, I saw a northern goshawk being 
chased by a large flock of redpolls. 

Marty
Subject: Re: Ptarmigan
From: "pmwille AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Dec 2014 23:04:13 -0800
this is a test.
Subject: Ptarmigan
From: "pmwille AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Dec 2014 22:57:37 -0800
I have Thursday Dec 11 to try to find Ptarmigan for a friend visiting from San 
Diego. Any recent sightings or suggested locations? We'll look for Sharp-tails 
as an alternative. Thanks in advance for helping. 
Subject: Boreal owl hooting?
From: "Clare Hill hillclare AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 03:15:52 +0000 (UTC)
Isn't it awfully early for boreal owls to be hooting?  We've had one singing 
away early this morning and again this evening in our woods--Parks Ridge Rd. 
Subject: Re: Hairy woodpecker "pest"
From: "Paul Bannick paul.bannick AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:25:33 -0800
There really is no reason for a woodpecker to drill into wood at this time
of year except to pursue insects or insect larva, in which case they might
be doing you a favor.

The do peck on resonate objects in the spring to attract mates and make
cavities.


On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Tricia Blake tricia.blake AT aksongbird.org
[BorealBirder]  wrote:

>
>
> It can be a challenge once they have started drilling. There are some
> ideas (netting, sound & visual deterrents) on the Alaska Songbird
> Institute's website (link below). Perhaps if you try setting up some sort
> of obstacle to where he/she is currently drilling and move the suet to a
> new location, you can lure him/her away....good luck!
> http://aksongbird.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Woodpeckers.pdf
>
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM, Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com
> [BorealBirder]  wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I can't say for sure, but what I was told is that if a wood pecker is
>> drilling your house s/he is going after insects within the material that
>> they can hear.  Is it going to the same place over and over?  Perhaps this
>> strange summer changed what is happening below the house sheathing.
>>
>> On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM, Karen Jensen kljensen AT alaska.edu
>> [BorealBirder]  wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> This year my suet feeder has attracted a Hairy Woodpecker that has a
>>> taste for house as well as suet. I've had this feeder up for years, and get
>>> several different woodpeckers but none so far have drilled the house. This
>>> guy is persistent. We have thrown snowballs, yelled, clapped  - and he'll
>>> fly away for a bit but always comes back.
>>>
>>> Should I take the suet down altogether? Move it further from the house?
>>> Other ideas on how to deter this bird humanely and legally?
>>>
>>> Thanks for any expertise shared.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Karen Jensen
>>> kljensen AT alaska.edu
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Tricia Blake
> Director
> Alaska Songbird Institute
> P.O. Box 80235
> Fairbanks, AK 99708
>
>  
>



-- 
Paul L. Bannick
Nature and Bird Photography
www.paulbannick.com
206-940-7835
Subject: Re: Hairy woodpecker "pest"
From: "Tricia Blake tricia.blake AT aksongbird.org [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:16:32 -0900
It can be a challenge once they have started drilling. There are some ideas
(netting, sound & visual deterrents) on the Alaska Songbird Institute's
website (link below). Perhaps if you try setting up some sort of obstacle
to where he/she is currently drilling and move the suet to a new location,
you can lure him/her away....good luck!
http://aksongbird.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Woodpeckers.pdf

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM, Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com
[BorealBirder]  wrote:

>
>
> I can't say for sure, but what I was told is that if a wood pecker is
> drilling your house s/he is going after insects within the material that
> they can hear.  Is it going to the same place over and over?  Perhaps this
> strange summer changed what is happening below the house sheathing.
>
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM, Karen Jensen kljensen AT alaska.edu
> [BorealBirder]  wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> This year my suet feeder has attracted a Hairy Woodpecker that has a
>> taste for house as well as suet. I've had this feeder up for years, and get
>> several different woodpeckers but none so far have drilled the house. This
>> guy is persistent. We have thrown snowballs, yelled, clapped  - and he'll
>> fly away for a bit but always comes back.
>>
>> Should I take the suet down altogether? Move it further from the house?
>> Other ideas on how to deter this bird humanely and legally?
>>
>> Thanks for any expertise shared.
>>
>> --
>> Karen Jensen
>> kljensen AT alaska.edu
>>
>>
>  
>



-- 
Tricia Blake
Director
Alaska Songbird Institute
P.O. Box 80235
Fairbanks, AK 99708
Subject: Re: Hairy woodpecker "pest"
From: "Jennifer Jolis jjolisak AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:55:43 -0900
I can't say for sure, but what I was told is that if a wood pecker is
drilling your house s/he is going after insects within the material that
they can hear.  Is it going to the same place over and over?  Perhaps this
strange summer changed what is happening below the house sheathing.

On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM, Karen Jensen kljensen AT alaska.edu
[BorealBirder]  wrote:

>
>
> This year my suet feeder has attracted a Hairy Woodpecker that has a taste
> for house as well as suet. I've had this feeder up for years, and get
> several different woodpeckers but none so far have drilled the house. This
> guy is persistent. We have thrown snowballs, yelled, clapped  - and he'll
> fly away for a bit but always comes back.
>
> Should I take the suet down altogether? Move it further from the house?
> Other ideas on how to deter this bird humanely and legally?
>
> Thanks for any expertise shared.
>
> --
> Karen Jensen
> kljensen AT alaska.edu
>
>   
>
Subject: Hairy woodpecker "pest"
From: "Karen Jensen kljensen AT alaska.edu [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:36:43 -0900
This year my suet feeder has attracted a Hairy Woodpecker that has a taste
for house as well as suet. I've had this feeder up for years, and get
several different woodpeckers but none so far have drilled the house. This
guy is persistent. We have thrown snowballs, yelled, clapped  - and he'll
fly away for a bit but always comes back.

Should I take the suet down altogether? Move it further from the house?
Other ideas on how to deter this bird humanely and legally?

Thanks for any expertise shared.

-- 
Karen Jensen
kljensen AT alaska.edu
Subject: Robins
From: "swkeller18 AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:49:24 -0900
Two American Robins on Donna Drive, Fairbanks .



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Subject: not a single swan
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:29:56 -0800
October 14 was swanless for me at Creamer's Field.
No swans were seen or heard by me at Creamer's Field.

No other persons reported swans over Creamer's Field to me.

I look and listen ~8hr./da., ~5da/wk. (with aid of microphones picking up sound 
within a radius of .5mi. from the farmhouse. 


Here's a swan report from Mike Doxey on the chena rvr., 10-15-14:
"Just stepped out on my deck (off College Road, 6:40 pm) and heard swans off to 
the south and east. Pretty late, I think, considering the wintry conditions up 
north. Might watch for them at the lake.... 


-mark d. ross, Creamer's Refuge, fairbanks alaska


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Subject: Re: Sharp Tail Grouse
From: "swkeller18 AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 13:18:29 -0900
In addition to the sharp tails, there's a white crowned sparrow. 455 Marshall 
off Farmers Loop. 



On Nov 7, 2014, at 11:32 AM, caseythompson33 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder] 
 wrote: 


About 30 Sharp Tail Grouse on Marshall Dr.
Subject: Sharp Tail Grouse
From: "caseythompson33 AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Nov 2014 12:32:13 -0800
About 30 Sharp Tail Grouse on Marshall Dr.

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Subject: Fw: flight call heard -- rosy-finch?
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:35:04 -0800
 
 heard at the historic buildings of creamer's refuge oct 27th:


at 1100 hr. I heard a flight call: chewww, repeated ~10 times, at an interval 
of ~4 seconds. 

 the unseen caller was flying ~100ft above the west side of front fields, 
moving in a northwest direction. 

the bird was perhaps a rosy-finch.

mark d. ross, creamer's refuge, fairbanks alaska
Subject: Herring Gull, Tanana River
From: "Sue Guers sueguers AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:20:58 -0900
Hello,
While checking out the Tanana River on Saturday, I observed a Herring Gull
flying over the now frozen over river. Two Common Ravens were tussling with
it as it was flying along the river, headed west. This was behind the
airport, along the dikes and sloughs along the Tanana.

Happy Birding,
Sue
Subject: Northern Hawk Owl
From: "Andrea Swingley aswingley AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 16:50:11 -0900
This afternoon around 12:45 I spotted a Northern Hawk Owl perched atop a
tree near the Goldstream Creek bridge on Ballaine Road in Fairbanks. A few
years ago I'd frequently see them along Ballaine, but they haven't been so
regular recently. Maybe this will be a good year for them.

Cheers,
Andrea
-- 
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Fairbanks, Alaska
aswingley AT gmail.com
Subject: RED Phalarope
From: "arct1c_warbler AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 31 Oct 2014 20:42:45 -0700
 
 
 

  
 
 
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Coorection t the post I just deleted: Laurel Devaney and Ken Russell picked up 
a wayward Red Phalarope (not Red-necked) along Chena Hot Springs Road today. 
They took it to Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital, which suspects the bird has a 
head injury. Indeed. 


Nancy DeWitt
Fairbanks 

Subject: Red Phalarope
From: "arct1c_warbler AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 31 Oct 2014 20:23:33 -0700
Laurel Devaney and Ken Russell picked up a wayward Red Phalarope (not a 
Red-necked, as initially suspected) along Chena Hot Springs Road today. They 
took it to Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital, which suspects the bird has a head 
injury. Indeed. 

 
 Nancy DeWitt
 Fairbanks
 

Subject: Red-necked Phalarope
From: "arct1c_warbler AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 31 Oct 2014 20:18:07 -0700
Laurel Devaney and Ken Russell picked up a wayward Red-necked Phalarope along 
Chena Hot SPrings Road today. They took it to Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital, 
which suspects the bird has a head injury. Indeed. 


Nancy DeWitt
Fairbanks
 

Subject: Northern Goshawk and Northern Flicker
From: "Sue Guers sueguers AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:45:41 -0800
Hello,
I had two bird encounters tonight that I wasn't really expecting. After work, 
driving through the neighborhood behind Geist and Gingko Roads (by McDonald's) 
I had a very big Northern Goshawk fly low between the houses. Then, while 
walking my dog at 5:30, I had a Northern Flicker call three times, coming from 
near the UAF Botanical gardens. Seems very late for a flicker! A Halloween 
treat! 

Happy Birding,
Sue Guers

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Subject: Great gray owl on CHSR
From: "Sue Guers sueguers AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:57:40 -0800
Hello,
I saw a pair of Great Gray Owls tonight on Chena Hot Springs Road near MP 29 
close to 6pm. The pair criss-crossed the road in front of me and landed in 
white spruce alongside the road. I didn't get better looks at them as the road 
is pretty much a sheet of ice and I didn't want to stop. 


If you try to find them, be careful. The road is quite icy from about Two 
Rivers to Angel Rocks (not sure about beyond here, this is as far as I went 
today). Happy Birding and Happy Halloween! 


Sue Guers

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Subject: Greater White Fronted Geese
From: "Marty Miller mmillerak AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:48:05 -0700
Dozen+ Greater White Fronted Geese hanging in the fields on Echo Acres (off 
of Farmers Loop) today at about 1PM.
Marty
Subject: sharp-tailed sounds [1 Attachment]
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:32:45 -0700
An early october sharp-tailed:
I saw and heard a sharp-tail, Oct 4, 0950 hr. near top of creamer's farmhouse 
northwest birch tree (seen and heard also by C. Huff and S. Degenarro). Though 
I've seen plenty of sharp-tails on the refuge, this is my first recorded 
observation of one at the farmhouse. 



   
The vocalizations were first heard through my office sound system.     
The vocalizations were very quiet. One series was reminiscent of red-tailed 
hawk far in the distance: a quiet "kree-err, free-errr". It was repeated about 
8 times in slow cadence. I've searched the literature and can find no other 
reference to this particular sharp-tail vocalization. 

     -mdr,  creamer's field, alaska     
Subject: Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse
From: "arct1c_warbler AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Oct 2014 20:52:50 -0700
I'd say you nailed it, Sue. I was surprised to see two Sharp-tails fly over 
Cowles Street by the public library in Fairbanks today. They landed at the east 
edge Weeks Field, near the fence between the park and Barnette School. 


 I posted some photos on Facebook and had one friend report that he had a few 
STGR in his yard in Riverview a few weeks ago. Philip Martin saw 3 at the 
Georgeson Botanical Garden last Saturday. 

 

 Nancy DeWitt
 Fairbanks
Subject: large gull
From: "mark ross mdr65n AT yahoo.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:50:03 -0700
Thursday, Oct 16, 4:30pm, Dan Kennedy reports:
 large gull (probably herring gull) flying over washington Plaza (airport way)
heading towards chena river.
 -mdr creamer's field alaska
Subject: Fwd: Sharp-tailed Grouse
From: "'Jim A. Lokken' jim.lokken AT k12northstar.org [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:17:42 -0800 (AKDT)
I have sharp tailed grouse often around my house this fall too and I live in 
the woods off of Moose Trail on the top of the farmers loop ridge. I have never 
seen them up here before. I expect to see them in the fields in Delta not here 
in the woods. 


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From: "Sue Guers sueguers AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" 
 

To: "Boreal Birder"  
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 2:47:19 PM 
Subject: [BorealBirder] Sharp-tailed Grouse 





Hello, 
It looks like the Sharp-tailed Grouse are wintering in good numbers in 
Fairbanks this fall/winter. I had one last night at Creamers near the big barns 
around 6:30pm and 5 today roosting on the trails off the boreal forest loop 
around 1pm. 

Happy birding, 
Sue Guers 
 
Subject: Sharp-tailed Grouse
From: "Sue Guers sueguers AT gmail.com [BorealBirder]" <BorealBirder@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:47:19 -0800
Hello,
It looks like the Sharp-tailed Grouse are wintering in good numbers in 
Fairbanks this fall/winter. I had one last night at Creamers near the big barns 
around 6:30pm and 5 today roosting on the trails off the boreal forest loop 
around 1pm. 

Happy birding,
Sue Guers

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