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28 Jul Please unsubscribe me [Tim Plunkett ]
27 Jul Semi-palms [Catherine Temple ]
27 Jul Phillips Farm County Park this am [Terry Gray ]
27 Jul I wish to unsubscribe []
26 Jul I wish to unsubscribe [Jeff Galligan ]
26 Jul Pelican, shorebirds at Eloika [Terry Little ]
26 Jul Lots of hummers [Catherine Temple ]
25 Jul Fwd: [LCBirds2] Red Phalarope - Franklin Co. [Mike & MerryLynn ]
25 Jul Slavin Shorebirds ["Jontathan B. Isacoff" ]
24 Jul Good things in my garden [Catherine Temple ]
23 Jul Great Horned Owl Yard Bird [Terry Gray ]
23 Jul Mann Lake [Keith Carlson ]
22 Jul Mann Lake highlights [Catherine Temple ]
23 Jul Slavin Ranch shorebirds today [Tim O'Brien ]
22 Jul Great Egret & Sandhill Cranes [Fran Haywood ]
22 Jul Lewis's Woodpeckers [Norma Trefry ]
20 Jul Biscuit Ridge, Walla Walla county - fire [Mike & MerryLynn ]
20 Jul Re: [BirdYak] Gulls on Bumping Lake Sunday + Sunrise birds from Friday [Andy Stepniewski ]
19 Jul Great Egret [RJ Baltierra ]
19 Jul Solitary Sandpiper [Dick Johnson ]
18 Jul Ash-throated Flycatcher - Cold Springs NWR [Mike & MerryLynn ]
17 Jul Re: Genesee [Mary Manito ]
17 Jul Genesee ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
17 Jul Rose Breasted Grosbeak ["Brian and Beth Miller" ]
16 Jul Re: changing sugar levels for hummers [Greg Falco ]
16 Jul osprey vs. heron [Catherine Temple ]
15 Jul Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 93, Issue 21 []
15 Jul Hummer feeders - last visit dates [Kas Dumroese ]
15 Jul Ridgefield River S closure next week ["Randy Hill" ]
14 Jul Re: changing sugar levels for hummers [Mike & MerryLynn ]
14 Jul Does leaving hummingbird feeders out too long delay migration? ["J. Woolbright " ]
14 Jul Re: changing sugar levels for hummers [Mary Manito ]
14 Jul Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 93, Issue 18 []
14 Jul Re: changing sugar levels for hummers [Terry Gray ]
14 Jul UI Dairy (Moscow) shorebirds, 7/13/15 [Charles Swift ]
14 Jul changing sugar levels for hummers [Greg Falco ]
13 Jul Shorebirds in Walla Walla county [Mike & MerryLynn ]
13 Jul Black Phoebe at Mann Lake [Kelly Cassidy ]
12 Jul Re: Pacific-slope Flycatchers in Pullman [Charles Swift ]
12 Jul Pacific-slope Flycatchers in Pullman ["Tom Crabtree" ]
11 Jul Great Morning at Mann Lake [Keith Carlson ]
10 Jul FW: [IBLE] a word about searching for Yellow-billed Cuckoos [Terry Gray ]
10 Jul Slavin Ranch Shorebirds ["Jontathan B. Isacoff" ]
10 Jul Pend Oreille Grasshopper Sparrow [Tom Mansfield ]
10 Jul Mann Lake Field Trip [Keith Carlson ]
9 Jul Re: FW: Western Grebes [Terry Gray ]
9 Jul FW: Western Grebes ["Shirley Sturts" ]
9 Jul Grasshopper Sparrow in Pend Oreille ["Terry Little" ]
9 Jul Mann Lake Wednesday ["Terry O'Halloran" ]
09 Jul Re: RFI - Shadow Falls, Spokane, N. Idaho, NE WA [Charles Swift ]
8 Jul Fwd: [Tweeters] Pend Oreille county Grasshopper Sparrow [Matt Bartels ]
8 Jul RFI - Shadow Falls, Spokane, N. Idaho, NE WA [James Cleaver ]
7 Jul northern parula at deception pass [matt yawney ]
6 Jul Re: interesting RB Gull foraging behavior [Rich Del Carlo ]
6 Jul Re: interesting RB Gull foraging behavior [Mike & MerryLynn ]
6 Jul Re: interesting RB Gull foraging behavior ["Randy Hill" ]
6 Jul Re: interesting RB Gull foraging behavior ["Wilson Cady" ]
6 Jul Re: interesting RB Gull foraging behavior [Bob ]
6 Jul interesting RB Gull foraging behavior [Charles Swift ]
05 Jul White-faced Ibis @ Cow Lake ["Jontathan B. Isacoff" ]
3 Jul hawk i.d. [Catherine Temple ]
30 Jun Shorebird migration begun! ["Jontathan B. Isacoff" ]
29 Jun Mann Lake Monday ["Terry O'Halloran" ]
29 Jun Genesee ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
29 Jun Re: Virginia Rails in Pullman [Mike Clarke ]
29 Jun Re: Spring Valley Reservoir ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
29 Jun Re: Virginia Rails in Pullman [Charles Swift ]
29 Jun Virginia Rails in Pullman [Kelly Cassidy ]
29 Jun Re: Spring Valley Reservoir [Terry Gray ]
29 Jun Spring Valley Reservoir [Terry Gray ]
28 Jun Success! [Catherine Temple ]
27 Jun Killdeer babies [Catherine Temple ]
26 Jun More nests [Catherine Temple ]
26 Jun Ridgefield NWR River S closure next week cancelled [Hy-bird ]
9 Jun Fwd: [LCBirds2] Chestnut-sided warbler!!! [Kevin Black ]
25 Jun Tough Pend Oreille Birds ["Terry Little" ]

Subject: Please unsubscribe me
From: Tim Plunkett <timplunkett AT san.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:37:34 -0700
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Subject: Semi-palms
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:32:48 -0700
This morning at Mann Lake I had some good luck in finding a couple
differences among the peeps working the shoreline. There was a small flock
of about a dozen Western sandpipers and among them I found a semi-palmated
sandpiper and a semi-palmated plover. I first thought the plover was a baby
killdeer as there was an adult feeding nearby, but soon realized my mistake
especially when the killdeer started chasing it around.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/19440283903/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/19873213288/in/dateposted-public/

​There were also some yellowlegs (appeared to be greater) and some
dowitchers, but couldn't get photos of those. Also about 300 very noisy
geese!​

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Subject: Phillips Farm County Park this am
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:01:00 -0700
Phillip's Farm Park, Latah, Idaho, US
Jul 27, 2015 7:55 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
31 species

Ruffed Grouse  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Mourning Dove  4
Rufous Hummingbird  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Western Wood-Pewee  4
Cordilleran Flycatcher  1
Common Raven  1
Tree Swallow  4
Barn Swallow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  4
Bewick's Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Western Bluebird  5
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  3
European Starling  2
Cedar Waxwing  5
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  22     One adult with Avian Pox!  Not the first time I
have observed this problem.
Song Sparrow  2
Western Tanager  12     at least two families with young
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  2

Also of note are many large mixed flocks of Blackbirds and Starlings in the
area and also moving Western Bluebird families.

I have an Anna's Humminging bird juvenile also coming to my feeders.  Seen
it for 3 days not but this morning got my first good look at the bird as it
like to come early morning or very late evening to our feeders.


Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: I wish to unsubscribe
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:17:10 +0000
Unsubscribe me please.

Thank you,

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Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:16:17 -0500
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Subject: Pelican, shorebirds at Eloika
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:16:05 -0700
Hello,

This morning I had one White Pelican and eight species of shorebirds on
Eloika Lake in northern Spokane County, typically not a great shorebird
lake.

Killdeer (10)
Spotted Sandpiper (3)
Solitary Sandpiper 
Least Sandpiper (3)
Western Sandpiper (1)
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (2)
Long-billed Dowitcher (1)
Wilsons Snipe (2)

Blessings
Terry Little
Mead, Wa

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Subject: Lots of hummers
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:39:29 -0700
My yard has been very active today with hummingbirds. I love it! They are
feeding, squabbling with each other and playing hide and seek with me. Most
are females or juveniles, but there has been a male black-chinned out there
today, too. Keeping me busy trying to get photos!


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Subject: Fwd: [LCBirds2] Red Phalarope - Franklin Co.
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:37:46 -0700
Amazing sighting and photos by Larry Umthun


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Subject: 	[LCBirds2] Red Phalarope
Date: 	Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:45:55 -0700
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I was taking pictures of the hydroplane boats on the Columbia River 
today and had a Red Phalarope swim in front of me. I was on the Pasco 
side of the river by the Blue Bridge. Red Phalaropes are very uncommon 
in our area.

Larry Umthun

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Subject: Slavin Shorebirds
From: "Jontathan B. Isacoff" <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:07:27 -0700
At Slavin Ranch this morning:

Killdeer  40
BLACK-NECKED STILT  2
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Least Sandpiper  1

Good birding, Jon Isacoff

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Spokane, WA 99258-0052
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Subject: Good things in my garden
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:41:28 -0700
Lovely morning in my garden! The sunflowers, zinnias and blue salvia seem
to be the big attractions this morning. Hummingbirds and lesser goldfinch
were working the salvia side by side. Quite an interesting combination.
Red-winged blackbirds and goldfinch shared the sunflowers with the many
varieties of bees. Hummers were also enjoying the brightly colored zinnias
while mourning doves tip-toed in the bird bath. What could be a better way
to start the day?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/19786282070/in/dateposted-public/
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Subject: Great Horned Owl Yard Bird
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:39:11 -0700
Hi Birders,

Twice today I have observed a Great Horned Owl in our back yard.  At abou5
8:35 this evening it was in our bird bath.  I was not near my camera so no
photo!

Good Birding!

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: Mann Lake
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:04:16 -0400
This AM 0835-1045 
Canada 
Geese                                    500 
or more 

Spotted 
Sandpiper                                8 


Killdeer                                                lots 

Greater Yellowlegs                              1 

Sandpiper 
sp?                                        probable 
Pectoral; but flew off before ID 


Dowitchers                                           6     
getting difficult to sort out LB/SB in adults showing wear   
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/19955194011/in/dateposted-public/   

  
Cedar Waxwings and swallows fly catching all those dam* little bugs in the 
parking lot. 

  
Keith E. Carlson 
Lewsiton 
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Subject: Mann Lake highlights
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:08:41 -0700
Took an early morning walk out at Mann Lake today. There was the usual
geese, several great blue heron, numerous swallows and killdeer. No other
shorebirds except a lone least sandpiper. A couple of surprises.... at
least a couple dozen perfect eating sized dead trout scattered over the the
shoreline quite a ways back from the water line and a juvenile
black-crowned night heron that flew several rather jerky flight paths over
my head. Not sure what the fish thing was about as they appeared to have
just died. They hadn't been eaten on and no fisherman out there would have
discarded them. Someone I talked to today said that perhaps the water
temperature was getting too high and killing them.

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Subject: Slavin Ranch shorebirds today
From: Tim O'Brien <kertim7179 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:03:21 +0000 (UTC)
Hello all,

I visited Slavin Ranch today and found a few migrating shorebirds there. With 
the dry weather, there is a great amount of exposed mud there making the 
habitat prime for shorebirds. 


Today, I found the following:

Killdeer 40
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Long-billed Dowitcher 2
Wilson's Phalarope 1

There was a flock of 8 or so peeps that maintained a far distance from me so 
with the heat distortion it was tough to clinch an ID. I entered them as peep 
sp. in eBird, but my gut tells me there were 4 Western, 3 Least, and 1 
Semipalmated Sandpiper. However, that was I guess - I do have some photos and 
will see if they can help any. 


I waded through tall grass there and came out without any ticks so I believe 
the heat has driven them away. 


Cedar Waxwings were on the mud as well today - just to confuse me.  :)

Tim O'Brien
Cheney, WA
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Subject: Great Egret & Sandhill Cranes
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:02:46 -0700
Went to Rock Lake on Monday to look for RJ's egret and found it across the
bridge from the lake in the creek.

1 Caspian Tern on Rock Lake
:
Cow Lake

Greater Yellowlegs 8
Great blue Heron    10
DC cormorant

SANDHILL  CRANES  2   mixed in with the GBH's

Gray Partridge   on road to Cow Lake RD

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Subject: Lewis's Woodpeckers
From: Norma Trefry <firsttrefry AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:45:57 -0700
On Sunday I found two, possibly three Lewis's Woodpeckers  while birding on
the Dike Road on the Kalispel Indian Reservation.
 They were insect catching from the tall dead trees north of the road, .4
mile from the 90 degree turn to go back to North Leclerc Road.
The only thing of interest at the Flying Goose Ranch was one White Pelican.

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Subject: Biscuit Ridge, Walla Walla county - fire
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:17:58 -0700
Hello all,
Just returned from watching the flames and smoke of this fire - so sad 
to see some of our best bird habitat going up in flames. Any of you who 
were planning on coming over to the area - probably won't be open for 
several days - heavy smoke clear across Lewis Peak - Jasper Mt.
See story below -


http://union-bulletin.com/news/2015/jul/20/reports-fire-forces-evacuation-klicker-mountain-bl/ 


Later, M&ML

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Subject: Re: [BirdYak] Gulls on Bumping Lake Sunday + Sunrise birds from Friday
From: Andy Stepniewski <steppie AT nwinfo.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:32:44 -0700
Seconding Scott's note, Ellen and I observed a raft (35 or so) of California 
Gulls yesterday afternoon on Rimrock Lake, probably on their way west from 
their interior (American states and Canadian prairie provinces) nesting 
colonies to the Pacific coast, were they become abundant by this time in 
summer. 


Andy Stepniewski
Wapato WA
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On Jul 20, 2015, at 7:06 PM, "'Scott Downes' downess AT charter.net [BirdYak]" 
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> Michael,
> Great sighting on the Bonaparte’s! I’m not aware of too many summer 
sightings in Yakima County and would guess they are less than annual in the 
summer months in the county. There seems to be a pattern in summer of 
California gulls using large Cascade lakes (reservoirs) in migration. I have 
seen them at Rimrock, Bumping, Kachess, Keechelus and Cle Elum, mostly in July. 
Bumping Lake is a good spot for both American three-toed woodpecker (in the 
more mature forest habitat) and black-backed woodpecker in the younger 
lodgepole pine stands to the southeast of the dam. 

>  
> Scott Downes
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> Subject: [BirdYak] Gulls on Bumping Lake Sunday + Sunrise birds from Friday
>  
>  
> I was doing a botany hike along the north edge of Bumping Lake yesterday, and 
was shocked to find 5 gulls out near the west end. 

>  
> One was an adult BONAPARTE’S GULL. Three more were very brown black 
wing-tipped juveniles, and I’m leaning towards CALIFORNIA GULL for them. A 
fourth gull was a very pale juvenile. I’m not sure what it was, but from the 
looks I got, it best matches a juvenile VEGA HERRING GULL. 

>  
> I’m sure about the Bonaparte’s; I’m decidedly not sure about the 
juvenile gulls :) I really wish I’d had my scope and a camera. 

>  
>  
> Friday, I walked up to the Mt. Freemont Lookout from Sunrise. Birds of note 
included a BLACK SWIFT, an AMERICAN DIPPER at (un)Frozen Lake, which seems very 
early to have one so high, and a male WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on the trail near 
the lookout. At Tipsoo Lake, an OSPREY flew over; again this seems early to 
have one so high. 

>  
> Saturday, I had 4-5 AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS while working my way 
along the road that follows the south shore of Bumping Lake; 2-3 were at a 
swamp, and 2 were at the fen. Sunday morning, a BARRED OWL called near the 
Bumping Lake campground at some wee hour of the pre-dawn. 

>  
> All in all, it was a pretty good weekend of birding. And I must at that the 
old-growth forest at the northwest corner of Bumping Lake is phenomenal, and 
Bumping Falls, just a bit above the lake, are a real treasure. 

>  
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Subject: Great Egret
From: RJ Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 21:34:05 -0700
Stopped by Rock Lake today and was happy to see a GREAT EGRET milling around 
near the boat launch. I have now seen this species here the last 3 out of 4 
years. Stopped at Sheep Lake too, which was incredibly dry. There were 4 
Avocets and a small flock of peeps I am going to try to ID tonight using photos 
I took. Not a bad afternoon to be out. Glad to be back in my local patch after 
spending the last 2 months doing bird surveys in Idaho. 


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Subject: Solitary Sandpiper
From: Dick Johnson <johnsonre AT wsu.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:45:04 -0700
I saw one Solitary Sandpiper today at 12:50 PM at the UI Dairy Ponds In Moscow. 
Also present were two (maybe 3) Spotted Sandpipers, and a host of Killdeer. 


Dick Johnson
Pullman, WA



Begin forwarded message:

> From: Carl Lundblad 
> Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Latah County Grasshopper Sparrow, Shorebirds, 
Etc. 

> Date: July 18, 2015 6:39:51 PM PDT
> To: ible , inland birders 
 

> 
> Last night a SOLITARY SANDPIPER was at the UI Dairy Ponds in Moscow. Today, I 
missed the Solitary, but Charles Swift saw it later in the day, and a Greater 
Yellowlegs was present for both of us. 

> 
> This afternoon I birded east and southeast of Moscow in Latah County. Another 
Greater Yellowlegs was at the Latah County Transfer Station, east of Moscow 
with 2 juvenile Pied-billed Grebes. Another SOLITARY SANDPIPER was present at a 
pond on Little Bear Ridge Road, north of Kendrick with 33 Killdeer, and 5 more 
Pied-billed Grebes including juveniles (this species breeds only very sparsely 
in Latah Co.). Just outside of Kendrick, on this road, I inspected some rocky 
slopes along Bear Creek and found my target, my first ever Latah Co. ROCK WREN. 
From Kendrick, I headed east out of town on Cedar Ridge Road, where I picked up 
my first ever Latah Co. YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and another ROCK WREN. I proceeded 
up Cedar Ridge and then Linden Roads until I topped out on the palouse above 
the Potlatch River canyon. Near the intersection of Linden and Parsley Roads 
there is a nice-looking native grassland where I photographed a silent 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. 

> 
> Good Birding
> 
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Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher - Cold Springs NWR
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:52:13 -0700
Hello all,
Dave Herr just sent out a photo of an ATFL he took this morning at Cold Springs 
in Umatilla County, OR - east of Hermiston. We have sure been looking in 
WWCounty! 


Went shorebirding this morning - Woodward Canyon road has a flooded field with 
both Yellowlegs, LBDowitchers and many Killdeer - worth checking out. 

Dodd rd blood pond has the usual peeps - Tyson pond was full so no mud but we 
sat and watched anyway and were rewarded with an ALBINO SWALLOW - probably a 
Bank since it was in a flock of them. Gorgeous pure white bird swooping around 
over the pond - an amazing sight. 


Back home we still have a pairs of Rufous, Black-chinned and Calliope hummers - 
really enjoying the male Rufous since we hardly ever see on in our yard and 
never this late! 


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Subject: Re: Genesee
From: Mary Manito <manitomary AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 22:54:54 -0700
Hi Nancy, I too observed this behavior by a lone cedar waxwing just last 
evening. Earlier in the week I observed 2-3 waxwings foraging for currant 
berries but no large flocks. And I believe in the meantime they decimated the 
berry supply here (4000' elevation, Baker Co, OR). 


My very first ID of waxwings years ago was of a moderate sized flock hawking 
from the tops of some 25-30' evergreens across from a sewage treatment plant. I 
was unfamiliar with hawking at the time & it left quite an impression on me. I 
watched them for at least half an hour, they were very actively hawking 
throughout that time. 


Good birding,
Mary

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> On Jul 17, 2015, at 7:44 PM, "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> There were a pair of Lazuli Buntings along the Cow Creek restoration this 
evening. This is my first sighting in that area. I also observed a lone Cedar 
Waxwing hawking for insects along the old railroad line just south of the grain 
elevators. Is this a common behavior? I've only seen flocks of wax wings eating 
berries before. 

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Subject: Genesee
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:44:46 -0700
    

There were a pair of Lazuli Buntings along the Cow Creek restoration this 
evening. This is my first sighting in that area. I also observed a lone Cedar 
Waxwing hawking for insects along the old railroad line just south of the grain 
elevators. Is this a common behavior? I've only seen flocks of wax wings eating 
berries before. 


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Subject: Rose Breasted Grosbeak
From: "Brian and Beth Miller" <bmiller297 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:23:21 -0700
This morning (7/17/2015) at approximately 9:00AM there was a Rose-breasted
Grosbeak on my bird feeder (sunflower seeds). I just happened to see it, I
had not been watching the feeder prior. It flew off after about 30 secs.
Unfortunately I had to leave immediately for a doctor's appointment. I
haven't seen it since, but I am definitely on the lookout. 
 
FWIW, I currently have Black-headed Grosbeak on my feeder, they are local
nesters.
I am well acquainted with Evening Grosbeak, they pass through every Spring. 
I have seen Rose-breasted Grosbeak years ago back east.
 
And finally, I am faithfully taking my anti-hallucination psychotropic
drugs.
 
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Subject: Re: changing sugar levels for hummers
From: Greg Falco <lister7 AT hughes.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:54:50 -0700
The was a comment about hummers having heart attacks on higher sugar levels.

Without any science to back it up, I'll chalk that up another hummer
folklore.  

Along with:

Take feeders down so they will migrate.  Wrong!

Hummers migrate on the backs of geese.  Absurd

 

If interested read this actual science

http://www.hummingbirds.net/hainsworth.html

 

Increasing sugar levels is an efficient way of delivering food to needy
hummers during migration.  

Especially where there are high concentrations of hummers because fewer
meals are needed so they can rest more.

 

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Subject: osprey vs. heron
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:15:43 -0700
I watched an interesting interaction this morning between an osprey and
great blue heron. The osprey was dive bombing and chasing the heron all
over the sky until it finally knocked it down in deep water in a pond. I'm
assuming the heron had taken or attempted to take a baby from the osprey
nest or perhaps just got too close. I have seen heron take prairie dogs so
a baby osprey would probably not be a problem except when the parents get
mad. I don't think I'd want a ticked off osprey coming after me!

-- 

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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 93, Issue 21
From: mateer210 AT yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:13:36 -0700
Regarding hummingbird sugar ratios. On Vancouver island people began feeding 
between anywhere from a third if a cup sugar to one cup sugar to one cup water 
twenty years ago. Since most Anna's on the coast do have to winter -10 Celsius 
at least for some portion of a normal year it made sense to increase the 
concentrations during those cold periods. The practise spread to year around. 
It is a major myth that higher concentrations cause problems. Instead the 
Anna's population has grown with females raising three and four sets of young. 
Common sense would tell you The birds do drink water if they need it. 

One researcher in Victoria showed the hummers prefer higher concentrations and 
move to those feeders. With banders working at some of these higher 
concentration feeders it shows normal life lengths. Not increased mortality. 

Banding also shows hummingbirds are consistent in their migration dates. 
Leaving hummingbird feeders up dies not change that but can save a wandering 
Anna's. 

Calvor Palmateer
Victoria BC and White Bird ID
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Subject: Hummer feeders - last visit dates
From: Kas Dumroese <kas.birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:36:27 -0700
Greetings all:

I've been following the discussion about whether or not feeders keep
hummers from migrating.... I have some data!

I have 22 years of records (1993-2014) for hummers at my house on Paradise
Ridge south of Moscow. I always leave my last feeder up until about
Halloween with fingers crossed that I might get an Anna's.

My latest Calliope sighting is Sep 12 (20 years with no Sep records).
My latest Black-chin was on Sep 15 (15 years with no Sep records).
My latest Rufous was on Sep 19 (15 years with no Sep records).

That pretty much convinces me that most hummers are leaving by the end of
August despite the availability of a feeder. BTW, my peak numbers are
usually the first 2 weeks of Aug.

My persistence of keeping up a feeder has only garnered me one Anna's (that
I know of): 13 Oct 2008.

Good birding.

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Subject: Ridgefield River S closure next week
From: "Randy Hill" <re_hill AT q.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:08:55 -0700
Ridgefield NWR access will be restricted next week per the following:

 

Construction work will be happening along the Auto Tour Route on July 21, 22, & 
23. This will require the River S Unit to be closed to the public Tuesday 
through Thursday. Please share this news with any Refuge groups with whom you 
may communicate. 


 

Thanks.

 


Eric Anderson

Refuge Manager/Deputy Project Leader

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Office: 360-887-4106

Fax: 360-887-4109

 

For more information check out these websites: 

 

Refuge Complex - 

       www.fws.gov/ridgefieldrefuges

Ridgefield Friends Website - 

       www.ridgefieldfriends.org

Gorge Stewards Website - 

       www.refugestewards.com

 
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Subject: Re: changing sugar levels for hummers
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:02:29 -0700
I agree the sugar concentration doesn't hurt the hummers - the trouble I 
have found in our hot valley is that the higher the concentration of 
sugar the quicker the mixture sours - I have to change the feeders every 
3 days -

I do higher concentration in the fall/winter if we have Anna's.

Keep your feeders up!!
ML

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Subject: Does leaving hummingbird feeders out too long delay migration?
From: "J. Woolbright " <jwoolbright AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:50:52 -0700
I was curious abt what Mary Manito mentioned abt bringing hummingbird
feeders in around the middle of July so migration is not delayed.  Is this
really true?  I find that this is a peak time for the newly fledged
juveniles to be feeding.  I only have a small 1-pint capacity feeder up
right now, but it is busy from the first rays of dawn till dark, esp with
the cooler, stormy weather we have experienced lately!

This article

 

says leaving feeders up longer will not keep birds from migrating on time,
but it is just one article.  What do your experts say?

Thanks!

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Subject: Re: changing sugar levels for hummers
From: Mary Manito <manitomary AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:30:34 -0700
I read somewhere a couple summers ago that we should take down our feeders in 
mid-July, July 15th being recommended, so as to not contribute to the hummers 
lingering around & getting a possibly too-late start with migration. Since we 
are on the eve of July 15th this seemed like a good time to toss this out there 
for (educated) opinion. 


Sent from my iPhone in the wilds of Baker County OR presently watching six 
Rufus fight over my camping feeder 


> On Jul 14, 2015, at 4:00 PM, Terry Gray  wrote:
> 
> Greg,
>  
> I read someplace not to long ago that anything more than 4-1 can cause 
hummers to have heart attacks and is NOT recommended! 

>  
> Terry
>  
> From: inland-nw-birders-bounces AT uidaho.edu 
[mailto:inland-nw-birders-bounces AT uidaho.edu] On Behalf Of Greg Falco 

> Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:49 PM
> To: Inland NW Birders
> Subject: [inland-NW-birders] changing sugar levels for hummers
>  
> briefly:
> I've been feeding about 50 hummers lately.
> I did some research and found if I doubled the sugar in the water, they would 
feed half as often. 

> I tried it and found it to be so, after the first day. 
> There is less fighting for food and it seems to be a more efficient way of 
feeding them. 

>  
> Details
> I was feeding 1 part sugar to 4 parts water and going thru 8 cups of feed a 
day. Five feeders. 

> Hummers were probably feeding every 3 minutes.
> I estimate I have 20 Black-chinned (local nesters), 20 migrant Rufous, and 10 
migrant Calliope. 

>  
> I changed to feed 1 part sugar to 2 parts water and I'm now going thru 4 cups 
of feed a day. 

> (The first day on the extra sugar they went crazy with all trying to feed at 
once all day. Then they adjusted) 

> They are probably now feeding 10 to 12 times an hour.  (hummingbirds.net)
> Good Hummingbirding
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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 93, Issue 18
From: mateer210 AT yahoo.com
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:24:20 -0700
Regarding hummingbird sugar ratios. On Vancouver island people began feeding 
between anywhere from a third if a cup sugar to one cup sugar to one cup water 
twenty years ago. Since most Anna's on the coast do have to winter -10 Celsius 
at least for some portion of a normal year it made sense to increase the 
concentrations during those cold periods. The practise spread to year around. 
It is a major myth that higher concentrations cause problems. Instead the 
Anna's population has grown with females raising three and four sets of young. 
Common sense would tell you The birds do drink water if they need it. 

One researcher in Victoria showed the hummers prefer higher concentrations and 
move to those feeders. With banders working at some of these higher 
concentration feeders it shows normal life lengths. Not increased mortality. 



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Subject: Re: changing sugar levels for hummers
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:00:51 -0700
Greg,

 

I read someplace not to long ago that anything more than 4-1 can cause
hummers to have heart attacks and is NOT recommended!

 

Terry

 

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Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:49 PM
To: Inland NW Birders
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] changing sugar levels for hummers

 

briefly:

I've been feeding about 50 hummers lately.

I did some research and found if I doubled the sugar in the water, they
would feed half as often.

I tried it and found it to be so, after the first day.  

There is less fighting for food and it seems to be a more efficient way of
feeding them.

 

Details

I was feeding 1 part sugar to 4 parts water and going thru 8 cups of feed a
day.  Five feeders.

Hummers were probably feeding every 3 minutes.

I estimate I have 20 Black-chinned (local nesters), 20 migrant Rufous, and
10 migrant Calliope.

 

I changed to feed 1 part sugar to 2 parts water and I'm now going thru 4
cups of feed a day.

(The first day on the extra sugar they went crazy with all trying to feed at
once all day.  Then they adjusted)  

They are probably now feeding 10 to 12 times an hour.  (hummingbirds.net)

Good Hummingbirding

Greg Falco

South Spokane Co near Turnbull

 

 

 

 
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Subject: UI Dairy (Moscow) shorebirds, 7/13/15
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:35:42 +0000
Carl Lunblad and I ran into each other at the UI Dairy yesterday afternoon
and found a small group of peeps on the small (upper) pond. There were 5
Least and 1 Western Sandpiper along w/ a couple Spotted and a Killdeer. The
upper pond has decent mud but the lower pond is full w/ virtually no
exposed mud (kind of looks like they drained the upper pond into the
lower). Also the wet area behind the Dairy (that was good for shorebirds
briefly last year) has not been mowed or grazed and is overgrown w/ grasses.

Also yesterday I had a Yellow-rumped Warbler in my yard, the first
dispersing passerine I've noticed in town recently (although I was out of
town all last week).

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Subject: changing sugar levels for hummers
From: Greg Falco <lister7 AT hughes.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:48:36 -0700
briefly:

I've been feeding about 50 hummers lately.

I did some research and found if I doubled the sugar in the water, they
would feed half as often.

I tried it and found it to be so, after the first day.  

There is less fighting for food and it seems to be a more efficient way of
feeding them.

 

Details

I was feeding 1 part sugar to 4 parts water and going thru 8 cups of feed a
day.  Five feeders.

Hummers were probably feeding every 3 minutes.

I estimate I have 20 Black-chinned (local nesters), 20 migrant Rufous, and
10 migrant Calliope.

 

I changed to feed 1 part sugar to 2 parts water and I'm now going thru 4
cups of feed a day.

(The first day on the extra sugar they went crazy with all trying to feed at
once all day.  Then they adjusted)  

They are probably now feeding 10 to 12 times an hour.  (hummingbirds.net)

Good Hummingbirding

Greg Falco

South Spokane Co near Turnbull

 

 

 

 
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Subject: Shorebirds in Walla Walla county
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:12:02 -0700
Hello all,
A little mud at the delta today so we sat on the bluff and scoped - two 
Short-billed Dowitchers were new to the county yearlist - #236. Killdeer, 
Spotted and Western Sandpipers and a Lesser Yellowlegs also present. A Sora was 
nice to see out in the mud. 


At the "blood pond" on Dodd road were over 700 Western Sandpipers - but heavy 
truck traffic. If you visit here be sure to pull WAY OFF the road against the 
fence and stay off the road. Tyson pond had mud this morning and there were LB 
Dows, Wilson's and Red-necked Phalaropes, Yellowlegs and peeps. A Peregrine 
Falcon was keeping the shorebirds nervous. 


Hummingbirds are coming through - had 7 hummers in our garden yesterday after 
not seeing any for 3 weeks. Male Rufous and Black-chinneds, female BC and 
Calliope. 


I hiked up N. F. Coppei Creek yesterday morning - many birds already gone - but 
the tanagers were still singing. 


Good birding, ML


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Subject: Black Phoebe at Mann Lake
From: Kelly Cassidy <highsteppe AT icloud.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:05:31 -0700
Dick Johnson says he saw a Black Phoebe on Saturday (July 11) at Mann Lake. The 
bird was perched on the railing of the little bridge near the settling ponds at 
the south end of the Lake. He did not see it again on Sunday. 


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Subject: Re: Pacific-slope Flycatchers in Pullman
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:22:05 -0700
Tom -

You are probably new enough on inland birders to have missed that this
topic comes up almost annually about this time and so this is probably a
good time for refresher for other new members as well! There are a number
of records for Pullman submitted as Pacific-slope/Cordilleran (and others
in the county submitted as Cordilleran). Western Flycatchers (WEFL) also
nest in Albion, Colfax, Kamiak Butte, and other eastern Whitman County
locales. The reason for the differences in eBird are primarily due to
convention, Idaho birders have tended to call Western Flyatchers (WEFL)
Cordilleran and WA birders Pacific-slope.

The evidence suggests that WEFL in the inland northwest region (and some
other areas) are largely intermediate between Cordilleran and
Pacific-slope, a large hybrid zone apparently. In their core ranges, these
two do have characteristics of distinct species but they do not appear to
breed assortatively which is a key aspect of the biological species concept
(BSC). But species concepts have become more complicated with the use of
phylogenetics and the AOU checklist committee uses aspects of both
phylogenetic and biological species concept in bird clasification. Also
"species" can be messy and some groups like this one can defy our attempts
to neatly categorize them.

More information is available here - http://www.appliedbioacoustics.com
including a link to a related journal article (and more elsewhere on the
interwebs by searching).  I also recently found a seminar by Dr. Andrew
Rush (former grad student studying this) on Youtube here -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spyxSz7fWv8. Although it certainly seems
possible that this species complex may be lumped back into a single species
(based on AOU criteria) in the future there is 1. currently probably not
sufficient published data to support a proposal to lump and 2. it doesn't
seem to be a high priority for the few folks studying the situation who
would also be the most likely to submit such a proposal (but perhaps in the
next few years, we will see).

thanks, Charles.

On Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 10:27 AM Tom Crabtree  wrote:

>
>
> While walking around my daughter’s neighborhood on West Main St. in
> Pullman, I found a few vocal Pacific-slope Flycatchers previously unknown,
> at least to Ebird.  There are at least three pair along Main and all were
> calling this morning between 8:20 and 9:00am.  One pair was just west of
> Arbor on Main, the next was at the foot of Spruce and Main and the final
> pair was just off Main on Skyline behind the water tower.  By their
> actions, I believe there were two males at the water tower site.  Each of
> the birds gave the single upslurred male position note of the PSFL,
> “su-wheet” and not the two-note “pit-peet” of the Cordilleran 
Flycatcher. 

> Interestingly, however, each of the birds responded to both species calls
> and position notes.  I obtained photos and sound recordings of each of the
> calling birds.
>
>
>
> Being from Bend, Oregon I am quite familiar with the Pacific-slopes which
> breed in Central Oregon.  Cordillerans (if indeed it is a valid species)
> breed about 50 miles east of there in the Ochoco Mountains, an extension of
> the Rockies. But when I looked on eBird for the status of the two in the
> Pullman/Moscow area I was surprised to see how well they follow
> geo-political boundaries, with Pacific-slopes regular in Washington
> (although not in Pullman) but absent from Idaho and Cordillerans common in
> Idaho but almost unrecorded in Washington.  Hopefully some grad student is
> working on a PhD on the genetics of these two species(?) or  forms(?) and
> provide guidance on their status.
>
>
>
> *Tom Crabtree, Bend, OR*
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Subject: Pacific-slope Flycatchers in Pullman
From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc AT empnet.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:25:29 -0800
 

While walking around my daughter's neighborhood on West Main St. in Pullman,
I found a few vocal Pacific-slope Flycatchers previously unknown, at least
to Ebird.  There are at least three pair along Main and all were calling
this morning between 8:20 and 9:00am.  One pair was just west of Arbor on
Main, the next was at the foot of Spruce and Main and the final pair was
just off Main on Skyline behind the water tower.  By their actions, I
believe there were two males at the water tower site.  Each of the birds
gave the single upslurred male position note of the PSFL, "su-wheet" and not
the two-note "pit-peet" of the Cordilleran Flycatcher.  Interestingly,
however, each of the birds responded to both species calls and position
notes.  I obtained photos and sound recordings of each of the calling birds.


 

Being from Bend, Oregon I am quite familiar with the Pacific-slopes which
breed in Central Oregon.  Cordillerans (if indeed it is a valid species)
breed about 50 miles east of there in the Ochoco Mountains, an extension of
the Rockies. But when I looked on eBird for the status of the two in the
Pullman/Moscow area I was surprised to see how well they follow
geo-political boundaries, with Pacific-slopes regular in Washington
(although not in Pullman) but absent from Idaho and Cordillerans common in
Idaho but almost unrecorded in Washington.  Hopefully some grad student is
working on a PhD on the genetics of these two species(?) or  forms(?) and
provide guidance on their status.  

 

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Subject: Great Morning at Mann Lake
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:22:45 -0400
Eight of us started  the Mann Lake Field Trip season with wonderful results. 
0730-1030  cloudy 65 degrees 
  
40 species      Highlights 
Common Loon                          1 
Greater Yellowlegs                   2 
MARBLED GODWIT            1 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/19424205769/in/dateposted-public/ 

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER           1 with the westerns     
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/19584552556/in/dateposted-public/ 

Western Sandpipers                50+/- mostly bright adults 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/18989750023/in/dateposted-public/ 

Long-billed Dowitchers            4   very bright 
adults          
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/19422740258/in/dateposted-public/ 

  
Keith E Carlson 
Lewiston 
  
  
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Subject: FW: [IBLE] a word about searching for Yellow-billed Cuckoos
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:34:59 -0700
 

 

From: ible AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:ible AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jay 
Carlisle carlislejay AT yahoo.com [ible] 

Sent: Friday, July 10, 2015 6:17 PM
To: IBLE
Subject: [IBLE] a word about searching for Yellow-billed Cuckoos

 

  

Hi Birders

 

I just attended a workshop on Yellow-billed Cuckoos hosted by U.S. Fish & 
Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG). In 
discussions with a few colleagues, we agreed it would be a good idea to bring 
the birding community up to speed on what their recent listing means for 
birders (& Larry Arnold recently covered some of this with a California 
listserv post he forwarded to IBLE). 


 

• The western "distinct population segment" (DPS) of Yellow-billed Cuckoo is 
officially listed as threatened so we now have to be that much more careful - 
both from a legal & ethical perspective. 



• A review of the ABA code of ethics is always worthwhile but makes clear 
that extra care is required with rare species, especially those with a federal 
designation: http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html 


 

• Further, USFWS requires a permit for anyone to use call playback for a 
federally listed species. In general, this will include professional (or 
volunteer) biologists doing standardized surveys but will not include birding. 
This is important given how much more frequently birders, myself included, have 
started using this tool in general birding over the last decade. Also, it's now 
something that law enforcement will have on their watch list so it's important 
to keep in mind. 


 

• Importantly, the scientific & resource management community wants to engage 
with & cooperate with the birding community – IDFG is partnering with the 
USFWS and Northern Arizona University’s Colorado Plateau Research Station to 
model potentially suitable cuckoo breeding habitat in Idaho. Yellow-billed 
Cuckoo observations from birders can enhance our habitat modelling and aid 
cuckoo conservation. If you have observed Yellow-billed Cuckoos in Idaho, 
please contact Regional Wildlife Biologist Rob Cavallaro 
(rob.cavallaro AT idfg.idaho.gov) with your observations. We request that you 
record observer(s) information, date, time, location and any behavior observed. 
We also encourage you to submit sightings to eBird 
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/. 


 

Though birders will have to refrain from using call playback for this species, 
we don't want the message of this e-mail to be "forget ever having a chance to 
see a cuckoo in Idaho"! It's always been a difficult species to observe in the 
state (in almost 20 years, I've seen 2: 1 during surveys & 1 random flyby) and 
this won't make it any easier but patience and luck might still be rewarded. 


 

Thanks for your attention and please ask if you have questions,

 

Jay
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Subject: Slavin Ranch Shorebirds
From: "Jontathan B. Isacoff" <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:56:22 -0700
Some nice shorebirds at Slavin Ranch (Spokane Co.) today:

Killdeer  35
Spotted Sandpiper  4
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  4
Lesser Yellowlegs  4
PECTORAL SANDPIPER  1
Western Sandpiper  20
Least Sandpiper  2

Also some older fledgling WOOD DUCKS and HOODED MERGANSERS indicating
breeding either at location or nearby.

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

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Subject: Pend Oreille Grasshopper Sparrow
From: Tom Mansfield <birds AT t-mansfield.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:33:01 -0400
The County First GRSP continues at the location described yesterday by Terry 
Little. A bit more location detail the bird is at the first curve on the PUD 
gated (but unmarked) gravel road that goes east from the intersection of SR20 
and Westside Calispel Road, north of Cusick. 


Tom Mansfield in gorgeous alpine Pend Oreille. 

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Subject: Mann Lake Field Trip
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:25:04 -0400
Saturday , 11 July the Canyon Birders will host a short field trip at Mann 
Lake. 

  Meet at 0800 at the boat launch parking area for this easy walk for 
shorebirds, migrating songbirds and waterfowl. 


Binoculars and spotting scopes will be available. 

  

Keith E. Carlson 

Lewiston 

  

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Subject: Re: FW: Western Grebes
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 19:09:07 -0700
Yesterday they were with 100 yards of highway 3 for good views and photos!
Terry

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Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 6:12 PM
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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] FW: Western Grebes

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Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 11:53 AM

I don't know if anyone has reported the Western Grebe nesting activity at
Cave Lake already, so I thought I would let you know about it.  In the far
SW bay of the lake out from the highway there are at least 20 nests, many
with grebes sitting and actively working on them.  I counted 45 grebes, the
closer ones were Western, so they may all be.  The best place to view from
would be from the dock in front of the old Cave Lake Resort, but this is
private but no one is living there now.  Further to the east there is an
unused driveway and mailbox on the south side of the highway that I parked
in while I went across the highway to stand on the narrow shoulder to view
from.  There is probably room to set up a scope there.  This is well worth
seeing in my opinion.  I was also treated to two river otters in the lake in
front of me while I was there.  

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Subject: FW: Western Grebes
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 18:11:40 -0700
-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Gundlach [mailto:b-jgundlach AT hotmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 11:53 AM

I don't know if anyone has reported the Western Grebe nesting activity at
Cave Lake already, so I thought I would let you know about it.  In the far
SW bay of the lake out from the highway there are at least 20 nests, many
with grebes sitting and actively working on them.  I counted 45 grebes, the
closer ones were Western, so they may all be.  The best place to view from
would be from the dock in front of the old Cave Lake Resort, but this is
private but no one is living there now.  Further to the east there is an
unused driveway and mailbox on the south side of the highway that I parked
in while I went across the highway to stand on the narrow shoulder to view
from.  There is probably room to set up a scope there.  This is well worth
seeing in my opinion.  I was also treated to two river otters in the lake in
front of me while I was there.  

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Subject: Grasshopper Sparrow in Pend Oreille
From: "Terry Little" <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 12:02:40 -0700
 

Hello,

 

This morning I was able to relocate two Grasshopper Sparrows in Pend Oreille
County that were originally found on July 5 by Todd Sahl and Kei Chi Lam. I
was able to photograph the 1st bird. First County Record. 

 

The first bird was seen about 500 feet east of the PUD parking lot (just
south of Tacoma Creek Bridge on Hwy 20), it was singing near the first
swallow nest box you come to on the north side of the old road. I heard it
singing before using playback to coax it into view. 

 

The second bird was not nearly as cooperative. I found it near the fourth
power pole from Hwy 20, north of the old road, singing from the area where
an old duck nest is on a stand. Got a few distant quick views, but mostly
heard it singing among the more numerous Savannah Sparrows.

 

I had a flyover Bobolink while birding along the road as well.

 

Blessings

Terry Little

Mead, Wa

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Subject: Mann Lake Wednesday
From: "Terry O'Halloran" <terryohal AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 01:19:43 -0700
Birds of note at the lake:

1 common loon
27 American avocets
2 spotted sandpipers
1 western sandpiper

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Subject: Re: RFI - Shadow Falls, Spokane, N. Idaho, NE WA
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2015 03:57:19 +0000
James -

For Boreal Chickadee Smith Creek or Boundary Creek in the Selkirks are good
bets (still can be hard to find but most reliable spots). Redstarts are
fairly common in the Kootenai NWR area if you get up there. Present further
south but more local, best to check eBird. Did you get Shadow falls
directions from someone?

Charles.

On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 9:15 AM James Cleaver 
wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm planning a trip July 16-19th to N. ID and NE WA. I'm interested in
> knowing how to find Shadow Falls where the Black Swifts nest. I'm also
> interested in finding Clay Colored Sparrows, American Redstarts, and if I
> make it far enough North, Boreal Chickadees. Can anyone provide a reliable
> location for any of those species?
>
> Thank you,
>
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> Richland, WA
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Subject: Fwd: [Tweeters] Pend Oreille county Grasshopper Sparrow
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 18:31:10 -0700
forwarding in case an INWBer might be able to track down and confirm - nice 
find! 


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Todd Sahl 
> Subject: [Tweeters] Pend Oreille county Grasshopper Sparrow
> Date: July 8, 2015 4:09:20 PM PDT
> To: Tweeters Tweeters 
> Reply-To: Todd Sahl 
> 
> This past Saturday, Kei Chi Lam and I found a Grasshopper Sparrow in Pend 
Oreille county. We only found out later via eBird reviewer Brad Waggoner that 
there are no prior records in that country for this bird. 

> 
> We didn't get a picture, so the eBird report is unlikely to be "confirmed", 
but if anyone wants to chase this bird there are good details in the eBird 
checklist, here: 

> 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24151897
> 
> Todd Sahl
> Seattle WA
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Subject: RFI - Shadow Falls, Spokane, N. Idaho, NE WA
From: James Cleaver <james.d.cleaver AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 10:11:23 -0600
Hi all,
I'm planning a trip July 16-19th to N. ID and NE WA. I'm interested in
knowing how to find Shadow Falls where the Black Swifts nest. I'm also
interested in finding Clay Colored Sparrows, American Redstarts, and if I
make it far enough North, Boreal Chickadees. Can anyone provide a reliable
location for any of those species?

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Subject: northern parula at deception pass
From: matt yawney <myawney AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2015 16:06:36 +0000
I heard one calling several times near the far end of lighthouse point trail 
this am at 7 am. I was able to get an audio recording on my phone. I didn't see 
the bird. 

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Subject: Re: interesting RB Gull foraging behavior
From: Rich Del Carlo <rich AT peregrinetree.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 19:25:20 -0700
What a great tree for wildlife. There are a few in a yard in Sandpoint and 
through the winter they are loaded with birds. 


Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 6, 2015, at 1:17 PM, Bob  wrote:
> 
> That is cool. Recently I Watched wood ducks eating Mulberry berries that were 
hanging over water. They jumped up and grabbed them falling back into the 
water. Pretty cool to have such experiences, yes? 

> 
> Bob Flores
> Ridgefield, WA
> 
>> On Jul 6, 2015, at 13:07, Charles Swift  wrote:
>> 
>> I was in Richland, WA over 4th of July and while kayaking on the Columbia R. 
noted a group of Ring-billed Gulls foraging in a river-side tree top, hovering 
and even briefly landing on branches while feeding. It seems likely they were 
feeding on berry-laden Mulberry trees along the river and a bit of internet 
research confirmed that Ring-billed Gulls will feed on berries. Pretty 
interesting and unexpected behavior to observe! 

>> 
>> thanks, Charles.
>> 
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Subject: Re: interesting RB Gull foraging behavior
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 14:46:01 -0700
We have observed RB Gulls feeding in Russian Olives many times - 
especially along the river below the dams.
ML

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Subject: Re: interesting RB Gull foraging behavior
From: "Randy Hill" <re_hill AT q.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 14:26:50 -0700
Gulls are a particular problem in cherry orchards north of Pasco near
nesting islands in the Hanford Reach.  Lots of reflective streamers in the
trees as a deterrant.

 

Randy Hill

Ridgefield

 

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Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] interesting RB Gull foraging behavior

 

Several years ago, I photographed a flock of Ring-billed Gulls feeding on
cherries in an orchard in Klickitat County. 

 

 

Wilson Cady
Columbia River Gorge, WA



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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] interesting RB Gull foraging behavior
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:07:46 -0700

I was in Richland, WA over 4th of July and while kayaking on the Columbia R.
noted a group of Ring-billed Gulls foraging in a river-side tree top,
hovering and even briefly landing on branches while feeding. It seems likely
they were feeding on berry-laden Mulberry trees along the river and a bit of
internet research confirmed that Ring-billed Gulls will feed on berries.
Pretty interesting and unexpected behavior to observe! 

 

thanks, Charles.


 

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From: "Wilson Cady" <gorgebirds AT juno.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 21:10:44 GMT
Several years ago, I photographed a flock of Ring-billed Gulls feeding on 
cherries in an orchard in Klickitat County. Wilson Cady 

Columbia River Gorge, WA

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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] interesting RB Gull foraging behavior
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:07:46 -0700


I was in Richland, WA over 4th of July and while kayaking on the Columbia R. 
noted a group of Ring-billed Gulls foraging in a river-side tree top, hovering 
and even briefly landing on branches while feeding. It seems likely they were 
feeding on berry-laden Mulberry trees along the river and a bit of internet 
research confirmed that Ring-billed Gulls will feed on berries. Pretty 
interesting and unexpected behavior to observe! thanks, Charles. -- 

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Subject: Re: interesting RB Gull foraging behavior
From: Bob <rflores_2 AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:17:10 -0700
That is cool. Recently I Watched wood ducks eating Mulberry berries that were 
hanging over water. They jumped up and grabbed them falling back into the 
water. Pretty cool to have such experiences, yes? 


Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA

> On Jul 6, 2015, at 13:07, Charles Swift  wrote:
> 
> I was in Richland, WA over 4th of July and while kayaking on the Columbia R. 
noted a group of Ring-billed Gulls foraging in a river-side tree top, hovering 
and even briefly landing on branches while feeding. It seems likely they were 
feeding on berry-laden Mulberry trees along the river and a bit of internet 
research confirmed that Ring-billed Gulls will feed on berries. Pretty 
interesting and unexpected behavior to observe! 

> 
> thanks, Charles.
> 
> -- 
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> Moscow, Idaho
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Subject: interesting RB Gull foraging behavior
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:07:46 -0700
I was in Richland, WA over 4th of July and while kayaking on the Columbia
R. noted a group of Ring-billed Gulls foraging in a river-side tree top,
hovering and even briefly landing on branches while feeding. It seems
likely they were feeding on berry-laden Mulberry trees along the river and
a bit of internet research confirmed that Ring-billed Gulls will feed on
berries. Pretty interesting and unexpected behavior to observe!

thanks, Charles.

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Subject: White-faced Ibis @ Cow Lake
From: "Jontathan B. Isacoff" <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:26:37 -0700
There was a lone WHITE-FACED IBIS at Cow Lake (Adams Co., WA) today along
with 24 Greater Yellowlegs and several Black-necked Stilts including a
chick!

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

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Subject: hawk i.d.
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:41:51 -0700
A few days ago I found some fledgling hawks at Swallows Park. Initially, I
thought "sharp-shinned", but didn't see an adult around to verify. Now I'm
thinking Cooper's. Any ideas?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/19201292420/in/dateposted-public/
There's a few photos on my site.

Also, there's at least three Cooper's chicks in the nest near Beachview
Park. I got to watch mama hawk pick off one of those silly squirrels that
apparently think the hawks are not meat eaters and bring it to the kids for
lunch. I almost cheered!


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Subject: Shorebird migration begun!
From: "Jontathan B. Isacoff" <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:34:20 -0700
Today at Slavin Ranch (Spokane Co.):

35 Killdeer (many could be local)
4 Spotted Sandpiper (probably locals)
6 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Lesser Yellowlegs

Southbound migration is underway!

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

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Subject: Mann Lake Monday
From: "Terry O'Halloran" <terryohal AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:24:50 -0700
Birds of note at Mann Lake today:

2 gadwalls
4 redhead ducks
1 greater yellowlegs
4 spotted sandpipers
5 western sandpipers
16 Wilson's phalaropes

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Subject: Genesee
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:49:14 -0700
    

There are four black terns on the Genesee Lagoon

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Subject: Re: Virginia Rails in Pullman
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:08:35 -0700
Yes, cool.  I had thought that the bird that was there on the CBC two years
ago was a migrant, but maybe it was a lingering breeder.    That is a tiny
wetland.....just goes to show you how valuable those wetlands are.

Mike
Pullman

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 10:35 AM, Kelly Cassidy 
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> I noticed there aren't many ebird reports of Virginia Rails in Pullman.
> George and I found 2 rails (probably a breeding pair) at the pond at the
> west end of NW Terre View Drive yesterday afternoon.  They were in the
> cattails alongside the trail running next to the northeast side of the
> smaller pond.  They become agitated if you walk along the trail there, so
> they probably have a nest.
>
> There are also Yellow-headed Blackbirds.  There were two males singing
> alongside the smaller pond.
>
> Kelly Cassidy
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Subject: Re: Spring Valley Reservoir
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:17:17 +0000
Greetings  all

In addition to the two ring-billed gulls at Spring Valley Reservoir this 
morning I saw 41 Wilson's phalarope's , males, females and this years birds , 
at the farm pound on Little Bear Ridge Road. 


Cheers
Mike Scott

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Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] Spring Valley Reservoir

Hi Birders,

I forgot to mention that Mike Scott called me early this morning to let me
know about the Gulls at Spring Valley Reservoir and they were still there
when I left just before nine this morning.

Thanks Mike for letting me know!

Terry

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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Spring Valley Reservoir

Hi Birders,

Birds of note for Spring Valley Reservoir northeast of Troy Idaho.

Ring-billed Gull - 2 adults

Complete check list is available at:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S24092311

Good Birding!


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Subject: Re: Virginia Rails in Pullman
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:53:15 +0000
Cool! I think Mike Clarke found some on the CBC several years ago at that
location (also winter there Marsh Wrens I believe).

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 10:36 AM Kelly Cassidy 
wrote:

> I noticed there aren't many ebird reports of Virginia Rails in Pullman.
> George and I found 2 rails (probably a breeding pair) at the pond at the
> west end of NW Terre View Drive yesterday afternoon.  They were in the
> cattails alongside the trail running next to the northeast side of the
> smaller pond.  They become agitated if you walk along the trail there, so
> they probably have a nest.
>
> There are also Yellow-headed Blackbirds.  There were two males singing
> alongside the smaller pond.
>
> Kelly Cassidy
> Pullman, WA
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Subject: Virginia Rails in Pullman
From: Kelly Cassidy <highsteppe AT icloud.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:35:50 -0700
I noticed there aren't many ebird reports of Virginia Rails in Pullman. George 
and I found 2 rails (probably a breeding pair) at the pond at the west end of 
NW Terre View Drive yesterday afternoon. They were in the cattails alongside 
the trail running next to the northeast side of the smaller pond. They become 
agitated if you walk along the trail there, so they probably have a nest. 


There are also Yellow-headed Blackbirds. There were two males singing alongside 
the smaller pond. 


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Subject: Re: Spring Valley Reservoir
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:19:16 -0700
Hi Birders,

I forgot to mention that Mike Scott called me early this morning to let me
know about the Gulls at Spring Valley Reservoir and they were still there
when I left just before nine this morning.  

Thanks Mike for letting me know!

Terry

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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Spring Valley Reservoir

Hi Birders,

Birds of note for Spring Valley Reservoir northeast of Troy Idaho.

Ring-billed Gull - 2 adults

Complete check list is available at:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S24092311 

Good Birding!


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Subject: Spring Valley Reservoir
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:37:53 -0700
Hi Birders,

Birds of note for Spring Valley Reservoir northeast of Troy Idaho.

Ring-billed Gull - 2 adults

Complete check list is available at:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S24092311 

Good Birding!


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Subject: Success!
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:04:03 -0700
Four killdeer chicks successfully hatched out yesterday from the nest I've
been watching. Not a trace of them was left in the nest, not even an
eggshell, but the little family was in the neighbors yard this morning
happily running around in the SHADE!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/19236998325/in/dateposted-public/

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Subject: Killdeer babies
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:58:29 -0700
With temperature reaching over 100 degrees today in the valley it's a
challenging day to be born in a pile of rocks. At least two of the four
eggs in the killdeer nest I've been watching have hatched. I hope the rest
make it out soon so the whole family can move into some shade!
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Subject: More nests
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:11:55 -0700
In spite of the heat, my curiosity and an opportunity got me out this
morning to check on some of the nests I've been watching. Mama killdeer was
still sweating it out on her nest in the hot rocks. She was very defensive
of the nest this time, fluffing herself up and looking quite threatening. I
sure hope those eggs hatch soon for her sake!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/18995813740/in/dateposted-public/

The Swainson's female was perched next to the nest and I could just spot a
fluffy white head bobbing around in the nest. Not sure how many chicks are
there yet.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/18562886233/in/dateposted-public/

I then headed up to Anatone to a friends property where they reported a
little black bird nesting on the ground. They thought it might be a wren,
but bird description and nest placement didn't make sense so off I went to
solve the mystery. It didn't take but a few seconds to figure it out once I
was shown the nest. Both parents (dark-eyed junco Oregon race) were
chipping nervously from the tree above. The nest was placed under an extra
bench to their picnic table where the people sat daily to eat their lunch.
Sometimes the parents would come in and feed the babies while the people
sat there so I sat down to see what would happen. It took quite awhile for
the birds to decide I was no threat and finally I was rewarded with mama
bringing in a mouthful of bugs for her only surviving chick. Apparently,
there was at least one other nestling and a damaged unhatched egg at one
time, but not today. There's a series of photos on flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/18562955213/in/dateposted-public/
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A rewarding morning well worth the extra sweat and biting flies!​

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Subject: Ridgefield NWR River S closure next week cancelled
From: Hy-bird <re_hill AT q.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:49:04 -0700
The River S closure at Ridgefield NWR scheduled for Monday-Thursday next 
week has been postponed:

*The contractor has elected to delay the Tour Route portion of the 
construction.  Therefore, the previously announced closure from 6/29 to 7/2 
is postponed.  Sorry for the confusion.  Please pass along to your contacts*
.


My guess is that it will be in effect in another week or two.  Probably 
last chance to see Rest Lake with water for a while as the new electrical 
line to the pump that maintains wetlands on the River S Unit still is not 
completed.  Assumed southbound or failed breeder shorebirds already trying 
to sneak through.  Pelican flock of 45 seen yesterday up with the vultures 
with the afternoon thermals.


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Subject: Fwd: [LCBirds2] Chestnut-sided warbler!!!
From: Kevin Black <kevblack787 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:05:04 -0700
Fyi 

Kevin Black 
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> Subject: [LCBirds2] Chestnut-sided warbler!!!
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> While birding Horn Rapids Park this morning I found a chestnut-sided warbler 
in the willows on the gravel path to the south of the cottonwood grove along 
the river. It was near where the Russian olive was cut this winter and where 
the gravel path from the west connects to the north-south path. 

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Subject: Tough Pend Oreille Birds
From: "Terry Little" <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:47:37 -0700
Hello,

 

This morning I found two Veeries and two Bewick's Wrens at the dead end
(locked gate) of Horseshoe Lake Rd in southern Pend Oreille county. These
are tough birds to find in the county. The wrens seem to be slowly
increasing, though these are my first for the year. In the dryer fields
south of the lake were Western Bluebirds, Vesper Sparrows, and Black chinned
Hummingbirds, all also uncommon in the county.

 

Blessings

Terry Little
Mead, Wa 

 

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