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Black Rail,©David Sibley

30 Aug Potholes birding [Scott Downes ]
30 Aug Mann Lake [Keith Carlson ]
30 Aug Mann Lake Stilt Sandpiper ? [Keith Carlson ]
29 Aug Mann Lake [Keith Carlson ]
29 Aug Indigo Bunting at Sprague Lake - and more [Terry Little ]
27 Aug Sprague Area Birds [Norma Trefry ]
27 Aug Yard Migrants [Kim Thorburn ]
27 Aug Penninsula HMU WWcounty this morning [Mike & MerryLynn ]
27 Aug Savin Ranch Report from Tuesday [Jonathan Isacoff ]
27 Aug Mann Lake plovers Thursday noon ["Terry O'Halloran" ]
27 Aug Great Egrets at Peone Wetland [Terry Little ]
27 Aug Nice morning on Mt Spokane ["Terry Little" ]
26 Aug Mann Lake Shorebirds [RJ Baltierra ]
26 Aug Mann Lake [Keith Carlson ]
26 Aug Fwd: Plover conundrum [Dick Johnson ]
25 Aug West Medical Birding [Norma Trefry ]
25 Aug W Medical Lake area & Silver Lake area [Fran Haywood ]
25 Aug Re: Plover conundrum [Dick Johnson ]
25 Aug Fwd: Plovers [Keith Carlson ]
25 Aug Plover conundrum [Catherine Temple ]
25 Aug Kamiak Fox Sparrow [RJ Baltierra ]
25 Aug Excellent birding this morning (and yesterday) [Nancy Miller ]
25 Aug Golden-plover [Catherine Temple ]
24 Aug Sprague Area [Jonathan Isacoff ]
24 Aug Re: Moscow Area Birds of note [Terry Gray ]
24 Aug Moscow Area Birds of note [Terry Gray ]
23 Aug Why I always Check Tweeters [Keith Carlson ]
23 Aug American Redstart Bennington Lake [Mike & MerryLynn ]
22 Aug Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, WWCounty [Mike & MerryLynn ]
22 Aug Birding at Mann Lake ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
21 Aug Kamiak REDSTART [Richard Baltierra ]
21 Aug Black-throated Gray Warbler WWCounty [Mike & MerryLynn ]
21 Aug Save the Snags for the birds! [Mike & MerryLynn ]
21 Aug Sandpoint Sanderling etc. [Charles Swift ]
20 Aug E Lincoln, W Spokane Counties, shorbirds and more ["Terry Little" ]
16 Aug Reardan Shorebirds [Jonathan Isacoff ]
15 Aug Mann Lake Highlites [Keith Carlson ]
15 Aug Bobolinks etc. - Potlatch Sewage Lagoons, Aug 15, 2015 [Charles Swift ]
14 Aug Birds gone in Woodland ["J. Woolbright " ]
12 Aug Pullman migrants [Mike Clarke ]
12 Aug Fwd: Clearwater County LT Jaeger [Carl Lundblad ]
12 Aug Reardan/Davenport Migration [Jonathan Isacoff ]
12 Aug Clearwater County LT Jaeger [Charles Swift ]
11 Aug Mann Lake [Keith Carlson ]
11 Aug Bennington Lake - #238 for the county yearlist [Mike & MerryLynn ]
10 Aug Asotin Co. Sunday [Mike Clarke ]
10 Aug Mann Lake [Keith Carlson ]
10 Aug Crooked Knee Lake Shorebirds continue [RJ Baltierra ]
10 Aug Migrants [RUSSELL FROBE ]
9 Aug Crooked Knee Lake Shorebirds [Richard Baltierra ]
9 Aug Three-toed Woodpeckers in Cabinet Mtns. [Carl Lundblad ]
8 Aug Rock Lake Stilts [RJ Baltierra ]
8 Aug Alpowa Mouth shorebirds [and E. Wood-Pewee continues] [Matt Bartels ]
8 Aug Dowitcher ID ? [Keith Carlson ]
8 Aug Re: Bonner County,Idaho []
8 Aug Great Gray Owl dies of WNV [Mike & MerryLynn ]
07 Aug Pend Oreille County ["Jontathan B. Isacoff" ]
7 Aug Rock Lake Loon [RJ Baltierra ]
8 Aug Re: Rock Lake SANDERLING(s) and MORE! []
7 Aug Mann Lake Field Trip Reminder [Keith Carlson ]
6 Aug Rock Lake SANDERLING(s) and MORE! [Richard Baltierra ]
6 Aug Bathing hummer [Catherine Temple ]
06 Aug Peregrines/Shorebirds @ Reardan & Slavin ["Jontathan B. Isacoff" ]
05 Aug Migration Underway ["Jontathan B. Isacoff" ]
3 Aug Red-necked Grebe [Richard S Coming ]
2 Aug Gray catbird youngster [Kelly Cassidy ]
31 Jul Mann Lake Thursday ["Terry O'Halloran" ]
31 Jul Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 79, Issue 26 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
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 ]

Subject: Potholes birding
From: Scott Downes <downess AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:47:11 -0700
Spent today birding around Potholes Reservoir in Grant County. There was a nice 
mix of fall passerine migrants with a good movement of Townsend’s Warbler, 
empids and a male Black-throated Gray Warbler, perhaps the same one that Matt 
Yawney had here three days ago? Found Stilt Sandpipers, 1 at Perch Point and 5 
at Lind Coulee. Also at Lind Coulee was a Black-bellied Plover in mostly 
alternate plumage. Several Bonaparte’s Gulls were around, with a mix of 
adults and juveniles. Tried to find a Franklin’s or Sabine’s but no luck. 


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Subject: Mann Lake
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:02:06 -0400
On further reflection, I think Stilt Sandpiper is a dull LB Dowitcher 
Keith E. Carlson 
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Subject: Mann Lake Stilt Sandpiper ?
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:59:08 -0400
This AM in hopes of yesterday's wind event blowing in something , I checked 
Mann Lake for new arrivals. 

  
Am not very familiar with Stilt Sandpipers, but believe this is one. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/21000243112/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/ 

  
Just had time one quick photo before it left and I could not relocate it. 
  
Other highlites: 
Could not find either the Black-bellied or American Golden Plovers 
Shorebirds included: 
Killdeer 
Semipalmated Plover 
Both Yellowlegs 
Western and Semipalmated Sandpipers 
Baird's and Pectoral Sandpipers 
  
Yesterday we could find very few swallows, today there were 100+/- Barn 
Swallows and at least one Tree Swallow 

  
Also had 15 young RN Pheasants 
  
Keith E. Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: Mann Lake
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:05:27 -0400
This AM, six Canyon Birders braved the smoke from 0800-1020. We left shortly 
before the wind.Highlites:American Golden Plover one juvenile 
continuesBlack-bellied Plover one adult likely a different bird than earlier in 
week as this one was less into moltSemipalmated Plover 1Killdeer lotsSpotted 
Sandpiper 2Lesser Yellowlegs 1Greater Yellowlegs 2Baird's Sandpiper 4Least 
Sandpiper 2Pectoral Sandpiper 2Semipalmated Sandpiper 1Western Sandpiper 
1Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Swallows are gone Keith E. CarlsonLewiston 
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Subject: Indigo Bunting at Sprague Lake - and more
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:35:50 -0700
Hello,

yesterday, I enjoyed a fun morning of birding at Sprague Lake. The highlight
was a molting male INDIGO BUNTING, located about .6 mi west of the boat
launch on Max Harder Rd, north side of the road, across from a big rock
outcropping. I got very good looks at the bird for about 20 seconds, before
it flew off with a mixed flock of species about 75 yards away. I was unable
to locate the bunting. At the Sprague Lake Resort, I found 2 GREAT EGRETS,
Townsends, Orange-crowned, and Yellow- rumped Warblers, Lincolns Sparrow,
Western Wood Pewee, and Pacific Sloped Flycatcher. Shorebirds included
Western (1) and Leasts (2) Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpiper (1) and STILT
SANDPIPER (1). Among the gulls was a juvenile Bonapartes Gull and a basic
plumaged Franklins Gull and a Caspian Tern. There were 121 Red-necked
Phalaropes at the Sewage Lagoons and another 35 on the lake itself. 72
species just on the Lincoln side of the lake. A nice morning.

Blessings
Terry Little
Mead, Wa


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Subject: Sprague Area Birds
From: Norma Trefry <firsttrefry AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:58:47 -0700
Hi Birders,
 I spent the morning birding in the Sprague Lake area.At the Sewage ponds
were a small flock of red-necked phalaropes,and a spotted sandpiper.
At the Sprague Lake Resort were yellow-rumped Warblers, orange-crowned
Warbler, Gray catbird, Northern Pintails, Northern Shoveler, Solitary
Sandpipers, and seen from the resort, two great Egrets on the North Shore.
At the Lincoln County boat Launch were Nashville and Yellow warblers , and
a 50+ flock of red-neck phalaropes..
White Pelicans were at both ends of the lake.
This definitely is Great Egret time for this area!.

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Subject: Yard Migrants
From: Kim Thorburn <kthorburn AT msn.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:10:49 -0700
Hi Birders,

This morning I experienced the pleasure of an unusually active migrant fall-out 
joining the remaining breeder regulars in my North Spokane yard. The breeders 
that remain include: 

California quail
rock pigeon
mourning dove
black-capped chickadee
red-breasted nuthatch
white-breasted nuthatch
pygmy nuthatch
western bluebird
dark-eyed junco
red crossbill on about their fourth brood
house finch
American goldfinch still feeding fledges, probably third brood
pine siskin

They were joined by:
a large fly-over of common nighthawk
house wren (breed in the yard but first I’ve seen in a month)
ruby-crowned kinglet
orange-crowned warbler
yellow-rumped warbler
spotted towhee
chipping sparrow (breed in the yard but first I’ve seen in 3 weeks)
clay-colored sparrow (3 first fall plumage)
song sparrow (several.  There’s usually one that over-winters.)
white-crowned sparrow

It was quite a half hour!

Good birding, Kim

Kim Marie Thorburn, MD, MPH
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Subject: Penninsula HMU WWcounty this morning
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:55:47 -0700
Hello all,
Headed out to bird the "blood pond" this morning but the guy was pulling weeds 
along the shore - so we went back to Penninsula HMU instead. After scoping for 
awhile Mike spotted 2 RED-NECKED GREBES - rare in WWCounty and #244 for our 
county yearlist. An early Horned Grebe was out there also along with over 100 
Western Grebes. 


High water so no mud - and calm there although the wind was howling at Wallula 
Gap! We enjoyed 3 Monarch Butterflies - they really like the weeds there. 


Migrants going through our neighborhood this morning - Western Tanagers, 
Yellow, Orange-crowned and Wilson's Warblers, Chipping Sparrows - never know 
what might show up - 


Keep those binos handy - ML


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Subject: Savin Ranch Report from Tuesday
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:18:30 -0700
Sorry for the delay in posting this. In keeping with the trend, there were 4 
more GREAT EGRETS at Slavin Tuesday and a few shorebirds (noted below): 


Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - SC-Slavin Ranch, Aug 25, 2015
> Date: August 27, 2015 at 4:48:53 PM PDT
> To: jisacoff1 AT gmail.com
> 
> SC-Slavin Ranch, Spokane, Washington, US
> Aug 25, 2015 12:13 PM - 1:27 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 40 species
> 
> Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)  75
> Gadwall  10
> American Wigeon  4
> Mallard  80
> Cinnamon Teal  10
> Northern Shoveler  10
> Northern Pintail  10
> Green-winged Teal (American)  30
> Double-crested Cormorant  10
> Great Blue Heron  13
> Great Egret  4
> Osprey  2
> Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)  2
> American Coot  10
> Killdeer  45
> Spotted Sandpiper  1
> Greater Yellowlegs  3
> Lesser Yellowlegs  4
> Baird's Sandpiper  8
> Least Sandpiper  1
> Western Sandpiper  7
> Ring-billed Gull  12
> Mourning Dove  2
> Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  3
> Western Wood-Pewee  1
> Common Raven  1
> Black-capped Chickadee  6
> Mountain Chickadee  1
> Pygmy Nuthatch  2
> Marsh Wren  1
> European Starling  10
> Cedar Waxwing  2
> Common Yellowthroat  2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)  10
> Song Sparrow  1
> Red-winged Blackbird  50
> Brewer's Blackbird  20
> House Finch  2
> Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2)  1
> House Sparrow  2
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24758141 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (/content/nw)
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Subject: Mann Lake plovers Thursday noon
From: "Terry O'Halloran" <terryohal AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:02:14 -0700
I located the American golden plover and the semi-palmated plover around
noon today. Both were near the mouth of the outlet from the settling ponds.
I was not able to locate the black bellied plover which was very
cooperative on Wednesday.

Lots of other shorebirds as noted in Terry Gray's list. It's worth a visit.

Canyon Birders will be at the lake Saturday morning.

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Subject: Great Egrets at Peone Wetland
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:26:54 -0700
Hello,

Right after noon, I received an email Ron Dexter who heard from a resident
who lives on Peone Wetland that there were 4 GREAT EGRETS at the wetland.
Making a quick trip out the wetland, I found the 4 egrets in one of ponds.
The two remaining ponds are lower than I have ever seen them and drying up
more every day.  A few years ago, Great Egrets were an annual visitor to the
wetland, but I have not had one there for several years now.

Blessings
Terry Little
Mead, Wa

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Subject: Nice morning on Mt Spokane
From: "Terry Little" <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:21:44 -0700
Hello,

 

I spent a little time on Mt Spokane early this morning, for the most apart
above the smoke. Highlights of the morning include 

 

Dusky Grouse (3) near the restroom at the Vista House at the top (this is
where I get them most)

Lapland Longspur (1) - on the road in the extended grassy area near the top

American Pipits (3) - at the Vista House

Golden-crowned Sparrow (1) - juvenile near wooden guardrail on hairpin turn

Mountain Bluebirds (12)

Western Bluebirds (3)

Townsend's Warbler (1)

Wilson's Warbler (1) 

Cassin's Vireo (3) 

Warbling Vireo (1)

Cassin's Finch (1) 

Red Crossbill (5) 

 

Blessings 

Terry Little

Mead, Wa

 

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Subject: Mann Lake Shorebirds
From: RJ Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:59:02 -0700
Couldn't resist a trip to Mann Lake this afternoon especially with a long 
awaited Golden Plover around. Unfortunately after a thorough walk around the 
lake I could not re-find the Golden Plover, but I did see the BLACK BELLIED 
PLOVER. There was still an impressive variety of shorebirds though! 

Greater YL
Lesser YL
Solitary SP 
Bairds SP
Semipalmated SP
Pectoral SP
Western SP 
Spotted SP 
Long Billed Dowitcher
Killdeer
Semipalmated Plover
and Wilson's Snipe
There was also a pair of Eared Grebes, and the Loon continues. Interestingly 
there was an escaped SWAN GOOSE hanging around as well. Fantastic birding! 


RJ Baltierra
Pullman, WA

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Subject: Mann Lake
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:44:45 -0400
This AM  0910-1020 
Very smokey, but the good stuff found by Catherine Temple and Dick Johnson 
yesterday persist 

  
Highlites: 
Common Loon    one   has been present for over a month. 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER            one     adult in partial molt 
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER      one      juvenile 

Killdeer                                            25-30 
+/- 

Semipalmated Plover                            one 
Lesser 
Yellowlegs                                one 

Semipalmated Sandpiper                      two 
Western 
Sandpiper                                12+/- 

Baird's 
Sandpiper                                  one 

Pectoral 
Sandpiper                                two 

Long-billed Dowitcher                          
one      dull juvenile 

  
Keith E. Carlson 
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Subject: Fwd: Plover conundrum
From: Dick Johnson <johnsonre AT wsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:31:03 -0700
Inlanders and all,

I just noticed an error in the email I sent last night re shorebirds I saw at 
Mann Lake. 


I listed the dowitchers as Short-billed. Not sure where My mind was when 
typing, but I should have said Long-billed. Sorry for the error. There are 
published records for both species at Mann Lake and vicinity, but ……. 
Sorry. 


Dick



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> From: Dick Johnson 
> Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] Plover conundrum
> Date: August 25, 2015 9:05:52 PM PDT
> To: Catherine Temple 
> Cc: inland birders 
> 
> Catherine, and all,
> 
> With all the discussion regarding the plovers at Mann Lake, I decided to take 
a look too. So from 4:25 to 5:55 PM this late afternoon I search the shorebirds 
along the south and especially southeast shore. Wow, I never dreamed I see so 
many shorebird species. Below is the list. 

> 
> Killdeer	- many		
> Black-bellied Plover - one adult in molt
> American Golden Plover (I did see it's wing pits on two occasions and they 
weren't black) - 1 

> Semipalmated Plover - 1  
> Pectoral Sandpiper - 1
> Baird's Sandpiper - 6
> Western Sandpiper -  10+
> Semipalmated Sandpiper - 3
> Lesser Yellowlegs - 3
> Spotted Sandpiper - 1
> Short-billed Dowitcher (?) - 2 (I did see the tail of one which had wider 
black bars than white ones) 

> 
> Also, once I thought I saw a Solitary Sandpiper, but couldn't get close 
enough to be sure. 

> 
> Pretty amazing array of shorebirds!
> 
> Dick
> 
> Richard E. Johnson
> Pullman, WA 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Aug 25, 2015, at 4:24 PM, Catherine Temple wrote:
> 
>> LOL! Well, it appears I have done it again with the golden-plover species. I 
have differing opinions as to what this bird is ranging from black-bellied to 
Pacific GP. I have posted more photos for comparison. 

>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/20695143220/in/dateposted-public/
>> 
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/20883200455/in/dateposted-public/
>> 
>> ​I would dearly love for this to be a Pacific as I thought I had one a few 
years ago that opened a whole can of worms for me, but I think this one is an 
American. I was basing my i.d. on the primary projection, the bright white eye 
line and the rarity of a Pacific being here. I ruled out juvenile black-bellied 
because of the size difference next to that bird and because when it flew I 
don't recall seeing black armpits. But, shorebirds this time of year are 
notoriously tricky and I'm a long way from expert. Anyone else care to chime 
in?​ 

>> 
>> -- 
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>> (208) 791-7052
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>> www.catherinetemple.com
>> www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/
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Subject: West Medical Birding
From: Norma Trefry <firsttrefry AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:23:45 -0700
I birded the Silver Lake, Medical Lake and West Medical Lake area yesterday
, and in addition to the birds Fran listed in her email, I found shorebirds
in the pond across the road from Medical Lake, and past the entrance to
Waterfront Park.
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Killdeer
Sandpiper(sp?)

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Subject: W Medical Lake area & Silver Lake area
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:20:42 -0700
Brad & I had a few hours this afternoon after doctor appts. Highlights today
  Silver Lake was pretty quiet except for the
Osprey & blackbirds
 & 1 calling Pygmy Nuthatch
4 Belted Kingfisher

The small pond across the road had :
C Yellowthroat
E Kingbird  4
many flycatchers, empids
Pied billed grebe  3
Mallards

Dike pond on the E State Hospital grounds:
Black-crowned Night Heron  Ad. still had a breeding plume
2 Dowitchers
1 Solitary sandpiper
5 Killdeer
no sign of the 2 Virginia Rails we had last week.

W Medical Lake
*1 Great Egret*
*45 White Pelicans*
*DC Cormorants  At least as many*
*Killdeer*
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Subject: Re: Plover conundrum
From: Dick Johnson <johnsonre AT wsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:05:52 -0700
Catherine, and all,

With all the discussion regarding the plovers at Mann Lake, I decided to take a 
look too. So from 4:25 to 5:55 PM this late afternoon I search the shorebirds 
along the south and especially southeast shore. Wow, I never dreamed I see so 
many shorebird species. Below is the list. 


Killdeer	- many		
Black-bellied Plover - one adult in molt
American Golden Plover (I did see it's wing pits on two occasions and they 
weren't black) - 1 

Semipalmated Plover - 1  
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1
Baird's Sandpiper - 6
Western Sandpiper -  10+
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 3
Lesser Yellowlegs - 3
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Short-billed Dowitcher (?) - 2 (I did see the tail of one which had wider black 
bars than white ones) 


Also, once I thought I saw a Solitary Sandpiper, but couldn't get close enough 
to be sure. 


Pretty amazing array of shorebirds!

Dick

Richard E. Johnson
Pullman, WA 




On Aug 25, 2015, at 4:24 PM, Catherine Temple wrote:

> LOL! Well, it appears I have done it again with the golden-plover species. I 
have differing opinions as to what this bird is ranging from black-bellied to 
Pacific GP. I have posted more photos for comparison. 

> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/20695143220/in/dateposted-public/
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/20883200455/in/dateposted-public/
> 
> ​I would dearly love for this to be a Pacific as I thought I had one a few 
years ago that opened a whole can of worms for me, but I think this one is an 
American. I was basing my i.d. on the primary projection, the bright white eye 
line and the rarity of a Pacific being here. I ruled out juvenile black-bellied 
because of the size difference next to that bird and because when it flew I 
don't recall seeing black armpits. But, shorebirds this time of year are 
notoriously tricky and I'm a long way from expert. Anyone else care to chime 
in?​ 

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Subject: Fwd: Plovers
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:02:02 -0400
After seeing the great plover photos from Catherine Temple and John Hanna and 
anticipating a discussion on ID of these plovers that we seldom  see here, I 
asked for an opinion from Dennis Paulson. 

As usual, Dennis was vary gracious and sent the below rapid response. 
  
Keith E. Carlson 
Lewiston 

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From: "Dennis Paulson"  
To: "Keith Carlson"  
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 3:53:42 PM 
Subject: Re: Plovers 

Very nice, Keith, and thanks. Perfect American Golden-Plovers, and it’s 
obviously not too early for juveniles. I think it’s normal for them to be 
coming through about now. We saw some Pacifics at Ocean Shores this weekend, 
but all I saw were adults. Others said they saw at least one adult American. 


Regards, 
Dennis 


On Aug 25, 2015, at 3:43 PM, Keith Carlson < kec201814 AT cableone.net > wrote: 





Dennis   Sorry , my idiot finger hit the send button too early 
Here is another photo from Catherine Temple of this morning's bird 
  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/20692642739/in/contacts/ 
  
This is the Black-bellied Plover that was nearby. 
  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/20853107456/in/contacts/ 
  
Very smokey here, but the migrating shorebirds do not seem to card. 
  
Thanks, 
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Subject: Plover conundrum
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:24:09 -0700
LOL! Well, it appears I have done it again with the golden-plover species.
I have differing opinions as to what this bird is ranging from
black-bellied to Pacific GP. I have posted more photos for comparison.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/20695143220/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/20883200455/in/dateposted-public/

​I would dearly love for this to be a Pacific as I thought I had one a few
years ago that opened a whole can of worms for me, but I think this one is
an American. I was basing my i.d. on the primary projection, the bright
white eye line and the rarity of a Pacific being here. I ruled out juvenile
black-bellied because of the size difference next to that bird and because
when it flew I don't recall seeing black armpits. But, shorebirds this time
of year are notoriously tricky and I'm a long way from expert. Anyone else
care to chime in?​

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Subject: Kamiak Fox Sparrow
From: RJ Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:19:50 -0700
Had no class today so my girlfriend and I ventured out to Kamiak Butte again. 
The highlight being a FOX SPARROW that was coming into the open for some water 
from a broken sprinkler. Other fun birds include a young Great Horned Owl, many 
Wilsons Warblers, Yellow Rumped Warblers, Macgillivrays Warbler, all 3 
Nuthatches, Brown Creepers, Red Crossbills, Pine Siskins, Cassins Vireo, Wood 
Pewees, Hammonds Flycatcher, Mountain Chickadee, Hairy Woodpecker, and White 
Crowned Sparrows. Great morning! 


RJ Baltierra
Pullman, WA

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Subject: Excellent birding this morning (and yesterday)
From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:34:57 -0700
Noted 29 species this morning at our place. It is incredibly dry everywhere
close by and we have a small oasis (although it is pretty dry and often very
smoky too).

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24755627

 

Hawthorn berries are the biggest attraction although vireos and other birds
are finding insects. Have gotten some photos which I will try to get
uploaded. 

I see that Latah County has 138 species so far since August 1 so hope
everyone is out checking out some of the interesting places to bird in the
county.  Still  6 more days in the month.

 

Nancy Miller

Four Mile Rd

Viola, ID (north of Moscow)
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Subject: Golden-plover
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:02:52 -0700
I spent a smokey hour at Mann Lake this morning and tip-toed through the
ever increasing mud to get closer looks at a couple of plovers. One was
definitely a black-bellied plover molting adult. The other was a smaller
bird, either a juvenile or winter plumage adult that I believe is an
American golden-plover. Correct me if I'm wrong on that as this species has
caused me problems in the past.
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Subject: Sprague Area
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:23:42 -0700
Walker Noe and I had a nice afternoon around Sprague today beginning at the 
Sewage Lagoons where we had 80 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES and a nice visit with Ed 
and Jan Reynolds. Cow Lake was slow but Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and 
Baird's and Western Sandpipers as well as 2 GREAT EGRETS, always fun to see in 
our corner of WA. 


Sprague had 2 PEREGRINE'S cruising the Adams side as well as an early Bald 
Eagle. The Sprague Resort was the highlight as is oft the case: a nice 
selection of migrant warblers and flycatchers, Warbling and Cassin's Vireos, an 
early White-crowned Sparrow, several Greater Yellowlegs and some treats on the 
open water: Ring-billed, California, BONAPARTE'S, and FRANKLIN'S GULLS and a 
COMMON TERN. In addition we had two more FOY's for Lincoln County: GREAT EGRET 
and RED-NECKED GREBE, always tough, fun birds in Lincoln. 


Good birding,
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Subject: Re: Moscow Area Birds of note
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:58:25 -0700
The Swamp Sparrow is more than likely an Adult Canadian Rocky Mountain Race
(slate-colored -Interior West species)

Good Birding,

Terry

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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Moscow Area Birds of note

Virginia Rail - Foothill Pond first pond on the west side of the road
heading north.

Lincoln Sparrows - 3 south end of UI Arb.

SWAMP SPARROW - ONE  bird reported to me but did not have time to go check
it out.  This bird is in the dried up wetland southwest of the Red Barn on
the south side of Palouse River Drive west of the UI Arboretum and Botanical
Garden.



Terry Gray
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Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: Moscow Area Birds of note
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:32:02 -0700
Virginia Rail - Foothill Pond first pond on the west side of the road
heading north.

Lincoln Sparrows - 3 south end of UI Arb.

SWAMP SPARROW - ONE  bird reported to me but did not have time to go check
it out.  This bird is in the dried up wetland southwest of the Red Barn on
the south side of Palouse River Drive west of the UI Arboretum and Botanical
Garden.



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Subject: Why I always Check Tweeters
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:25:05 -0400
This weekend, my wife and I were pulling "Grandparents' duty in Steilicoom 
(South of Tacoma). 

If I had not been checking "tweeters" regularly, I would have missed this 
lovely "life" bird. 

Ocean Shores is less than two hours down the road, so off I went on Wednesday. 

I was immediately rewarded with an hour and a half of close views of this : 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/20638236490/in/dateposted-public/ 
  
A LESSER SAND-PLOVER, a rare visitor from Asia. 
  
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Subject: American Redstart Bennington Lake
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:55:53 -0700
Hello all,
Despite the smoke again this morning we headed out to Bennington Lake. After 
scoping the shorebirds we walked up the canal and found a large feeding flock 
of warblers including a young male AMERICAN REDSTART - county yearbird #243. 


Found 55 species but nothing else unusual - a young Black-crowned Night-Heron 
standing in the VERY green algae-covered lake was noteworthy - first one I've 
seen out there this year. 


Many migrants on the move - keep looking up!
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Subject: Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, WWCounty
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 17:54:26 -0700
Hello all,
In spite of the smoke we headed out to the river this morning - couldn't even 
see the end of the delta but the smoke cleared a little after an hour and the 
birding was great! 


The Dodd road blood pond was full of shorebirds including a SANDERLING and a 
BAIRD'S Sandpiper. One Black-necked Stilt, Wilson's and Red-necked Phalaropes. 
Many Yellowlegs there and at the river. Very high water today - no mud. 
Shorebirds all sitting and feeding on the rafts of milfoil. 


We sat and scoped at Penninsula HMU (off Hansen Loop rd) at noon - many birds. 
After 15 minutes I spotted a dark PARASITIC JAEGER heading north - but it came 
back and stayed in the area for 3 hours - long enough for other birders to come 
see it. 


A SABINE'S GULL flew in but didn't stay - it headed north. 

A MARBLED GODWIT  landed briefly on the spit - 

Several WESTERN GREBES were doing their courtship display - up and running on 
the water. Also collecting greens and nest-building?!?!?! 


Passerines on the move today - Western Tanagers, Lazuli Buntings, 
Orange-crowned, Wilson's and Yellow Warblers. Many White-crowned and Chipping 
Sparrows in our neighborhood this morning. 


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Subject: Birding at Mann Lake
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 22:16:30 +0000
Canyon Birders had a great day at Mann Lake. The very heavy smoke made things a 
bit difficult but we stayed the course for nearly three hours. We saw 32 
species. Highlights of the outing was a plover trifecta that included Black 
bellied and semipalmated plover, one each, and numerous killdeer. We also saw 
13 Baird's sandpipers and more tthan 30 western sand pipers. The common loon is 
still at the lake. 



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Subject: Kamiak REDSTART
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:53:59 -0700
My girlfriend and I stopped by kamiak butte this afternoon and came away
with great looks and pics of a female AMERICAN REDSTART. Tons of Wilsons
warblers, flycatchers and other miscellaneous migrants were around as well.
Great birds!

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Subject: Black-throated Gray Warbler WWCounty
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:17:01 -0700
Hello all,
After spending a week on the WA coast I headed out to Bennington Lake early 
this morning - many birds but very windy making it hard to see them. At the 
northeast corner of the lake I spished in a grove of pines and a Black-throated 
Gray Warbler popped into view - #239 for our county yearlist and always a fun 
bird to see here. 

A couple Catbirds still around along with Western Wood-Pewee, Yellow Warblers 
and many swallows. 

There is mud all around the lake now but the many dogs make it hard for the 
shorebirds - they are constantly on the move. Greater Yellowlegs, Solitary, 
Spotted, Western and Least Sandpipers and Killdeer this morning. 


The coast was fun and we found our target bird - Manx Shearwater - south of 
Ruby Beach. Many thousands of Sooty Shearwaters all along the coast and IN the 
harbors from the mouth of the Columbia north to LaPush. Elegant Terns are also 
moving north - we had 18 off North Head Light at Cape Disappointment State Park 
yesterday morning. 


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Subject: Save the Snags for the birds!
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:55:04 -0700
Inland Birders,

Did you know it is legal for the public to cut down snags on National 
Forests in eastern Washington?  This includes the well-known Bethel 
Ridge area on the White Pass Highway where many birders go to seek 
woodpeckers (10 species are possible!). Black-backed, White-headed, and 
American Three-toed woodpeckers are special targets in this area. This 
region also has excellent habitat for other sought-after species like 
Flammulated Owl.  This year in the Bethel Ridge area, nests of rare 
species like black-backed and white-headed woodpeckers were cut down by 
woodcutters.

Audubon Washington has taken on protection of snags as a conservation 
issue to help preserve habitat for for woodpeckers and the many other 
species of snag-dependent wildlife.

Please help raise awareness of this issue.  You can sign a petition that 
only takes a minute of your time: 
https://works.audubon.org/petition/snagged-end-snag-cutting-federal-lands

And/or, you can contact the National Forests yourself in 
writing/emails/phone. Information on who to contact is on Audubon 
Washington's webpage: 
http://wa.audubon.org/chapter-conservation-projects-programs

Please consider taking a moment to help wildlife that rely on snags. The 
many species of wildlife that depend on snags will ALL thank you: 
woodpeckers, sapsuckers,  owls, bluebirds, swifts, swallows, wrens, 
chickadees, nuthatches, ducks, kestrels, bats, squirrels, chipmunks, and 
more.

Thanks for helping to protect the remarkable diversity of woodpeckers in 
our Cascade forests.

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Subject: Sandpoint Sanderling etc.
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:48:55 +0000
Quick report from Sandpoint where there has been a juv. Sanderling (photos
later) yesterday and today at the City Beach along with 3 Baird's and a
Least.Sandpiper. Also up to 7 Herring Gulls (Carl also had some here last
week) and this morning a Common Tern, Bonaparte's Gull and some migrant
land birds.

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Subject: E Lincoln, W Spokane Counties, shorbirds and more
From: "Terry Little" <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:14:42 -0700
 

Hello,

 

I enjoyed a nice-but-smoky few hours out in Eastern Lincoln and Western
Spokane counties this morning. Here are a few of the highlight

 

REARDAN PONDS (Lincoln) - 13 species of shorebirds. At one point I had a
Peregrine Falcon chasing up birds on the west pond while a Merlin was
stirring things up on the east pond. Water of course is very low, but it
could really be good for some late season shorebirding this year. 

 

Black-necked Stilts (17)

Killdeer (10)

Semipalmated Plover(2)  - looked pretty "sandy' but only because of the red
sun be8ing filtered by the smoke. Almost saved me a trip to Ocean Shores.

Greater Yellowegs (12)

Lesser Yellowlegs (22)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)

Least Sandpiper (15)

Baird's Sandpiper (5)

Western Sandpiper (2) 

STILT SANDPIPER (1)

Long-billed Dowitcher (1)

Wilson's Phalarope (5) 

Red-necked Phalarope (1)

 

DAVENPORT CEMETERY (Lincoln)

A porcupine that was annoyed that I woke it up from its nap

Say's Pheobe (2)

Western Wood Pewee (4)

Hammond's Flycatcher (1) 

Gray Flycatcher (1)

Pacific-sloped Flycatcher (1) 

Yellow-rumped Warbler (30)

Wilson's Warbler (1) 

Orange-crowned Warbler (1) 

Western Tanager (3) 

EVENING GROSBEAK (2) - can't believe how many of these we have in the lower
elevations right now

 

WEST PLAINS - COULEE HITE RD (Spokane)

PRAIRIE FALCON - with a Gray Partridge for lunch - 4th falcon of the day

 

WEST MEDICAL LAKE (Spokane)- South end of the lake developing some decent
shorebird habitat. 

Western Grebe (1)

Red-necked Grebe (5) 

White Pelican (75)

Virginia Rail (1)

Solitary Sandpiper (1) 

Solitary Sandpiper (1) 
Least Sandpiper (7)

Western Sandpiper (2) 

Baird's Sandpier (3) 

 

Blessings

Terry Little
Mead, Wa

 

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Subject: Reardan Shorebirds
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 03:39:08 -0700
Many shorebirds at Reardan, viewed from both sides of SR 231 all around 
perimeter of both east and west ponds. The shoulder is very narrow and cars 
tend not to slow down so be CAREFUL! Birds observed: 


> Killdeer  16
> Spotted Sandpiper  1
> Solitary Sandpiper  3
> Greater Yellowlegs  15
> Lesser Yellowlegs  30
> STILT SANDPIPER (FOY)  1
> Baird's Sandpiper  2
> Least Sandpiper  10
> Western Sandpiper  10
> peep sp.  20
> Long-billed Dowitcher  6
> Wilson's Phalarope  2
> Red-necked Phalarope  5

Good birding,
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Subject: Mann Lake Highlites
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 15:15:16 -0400
This Am, nine Canyon Birders enjoyed lovely weather (not too smokey) and good 
birds. 

  
Highlites: 
  
Osprey and Cooper's Hawk always entertaining resident birds 
Common Loon continues 
Eared Grebes  two 
  
Spotted Sandpipers and Killdeer 
Marbled Godwit                   one continuing bird 
Least Sandpipers                    at least three among 
the Westerns 

Semipalmated Sandpiper        at least one among the Westerns 
Western Sandpipers                30-40 
Baird's Sandpiper                   one with the other 
"peeps"     
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/20414005879/in/dateposted-public/ 

Long-billed Dowitcher           one 
Red-necked Phalaropes          ten     
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Subject: Bobolinks etc. - Potlatch Sewage Lagoons, Aug 15, 2015
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:51:27 -0700
Hi All -

I had 4+ "female-type" Bobolinks at the Potlatch sewage lagoons this AM,
initially a couple seen well perched up in the nice grassy swale south of
the west pond but also a group of 4 flying around (probably that I flushed)
and a lone fly over later. In addition to the good looks of initial birds
the fly overs were bright buffy and giving their distinctive 'bink' calls.
More description and photos embeded in eBird checklist, click through link
at bottom below to see (bird in photo is an adult female). Presumably these
birds are congregating from breeding meadows northeast of Potlatch (but who
knows).

In addition a nice variety of waterbirds, local breeders, and migrants were
present (45 species total, complete list below). In particular E. Kingbirds
and Lazuli Buntings seem to be congregating or on the move and all swallows
except Violet-green were observed. A nice group of 10 Red-necked Phalaropes
was in the east pond.

thanks and good birding, Charles.

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Potlatch Sewage Lagoons, Latah, Idaho, US
Aug 15, 2015 8:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Walked pond perimeters and entrance road west about .1 mile
and east to gate. Nice variety of species, highlights Bobolinks and
Red-necked Phalaropes.
44 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck  3
Gadwall  5
Mallard  50
Cinnamon Teal  2
Northern Shoveler  13     single flock flying over, seen well, large
spatulate bill, probably need to adjust filter
Northern Pintail  1
Green-winged Teal  2
Ruddy Duck  3
Ring-necked Pheasant  5
Great Blue Heron  1
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Least Sandpiper  1
Red-necked Phalarope  10
Mourning Dove  1
hummingbird sp.  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Western Wood-Pewee  1
Dusky Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  10     minimum count, probably more like 15 in several
groups, 8 in sight simultaneously in a clump of shrubs
Black-billed Magpie  20     in field south of ponds, coyote nearby
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Tree Swallow  1
Bank Swallow  10
Barn Swallow  10
Cliff Swallow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  2
House Wren  3
Bewick's Wren  1
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  4
European Starling  30
Cedar Waxwing  20
Common Yellowthroat  6
Yellow Warbler  2
Savannah Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  4
Spotted Towhee  1
Lazuli Bunting  3
Bobolink  4     minimum count possibly 6 or more, all female or
female-type, bright buffy ground color w/ dark cap and streaked back,
several seen at close range, group of 4 flew over giving distinctive 'bink'
calls, and another lone bird while walking back to car, presume birds
congregating from breeding fields northeast of Potlatch (but who knows),
pictured bird appears to be an adult female
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  1

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Subject: Birds gone in Woodland
From: "J. Woolbright " <jwoolbright AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:58:54 -0700
The smoke is thick here in Woodland (above Kamiah) from the fires.  It is
almost eerie how the birds are gone (or laying low).  I have a very few
refugee hummingbirds that still visit my feeder, but other than that I have
only seen 3 or 4 birds total this week.  One devastating effect of this
fire will be destruction of habitat for wildlife......including our
treasured Great Gray Owls.  So far, the fires are still about 3/4 mile away
from our house.  We are thankful for the courageous firefighters and for
our tireless local farmers who are disking firebreaks around people's homes
and pastures.  Praying for safety for all.

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Subject: Pullman migrants
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:41:31 -0700
This morning in Pullman I saw and heard a number of Townsend's Warblers.
Early in the a.m., I heard at least two Evening Grosbeaks calling loudly as
they passed over
my house on Pioneer Hill.

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Subject: Fwd: Clearwater County LT Jaeger
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:17:18 -0700
Thanks, Charles, for getting the word out.  Charles Britt, of New Mexico,
and I arrived at the East Campground area at Deyo Reservoir around 2:10 pm
and immediately saw an adult LONG-TAILED JAEGER.  I snapped a few photos,
but the bird quickly gained elevation, circled high and out of site, and
apparently left.  A minute later and we probably would have missed it, and
I would be surprised if it were chasable.  Photos are embedded in my eBird
checklist, here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24593496

Other birds were as expected, and there is only a small amount of mud
available.  Flames were lapping the road along much of Highway 12 from
Greer Grade to Kamiah.

Good Birding

Carl Lundblad
Moscow, ID

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> Carl Lunblad just had an adult Long-tailed Jaeger at Deyo Res. near
> Weippe, ID. Last seen flying high and apparently moving off. Good timing
> for this species so keep an eye open near water bodies!
>
> Charles.
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Subject: Reardan/Davenport Migration
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:57:56 -0700
,,,,,is underway.  Checklists of birds observed below.

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

LC-Reardan Ponds, Lincoln, Washington, US
Aug 12, 2015 9:26 AM - 10:16 AM
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1.553 mile(s)
Comments:     
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.0.1 Build 5 48 species (+2 other taxa) Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 5 Gadwall 20 American Wigeon 1 Mallard 100 Cinnamon Teal 10 Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal 10 Northern Shoveler 20 Green-winged Teal (American) 20 Redhead 5 Lesser Scaup 5 Ruddy Duck 40 duck sp. 100 Pied-billed Grebe 2 Eared Grebe 12 Great Blue Heron 1 Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis) 1 American Coot 150 Killdeer 28 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Solitary Sandpiper 3 Greater Yellowlegs 7 Lesser Yellowlegs 25 Baird's Sandpiper 3 Least Sandpiper 11 Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 Western Sandpiper 18 Red-necked Phalarope 1 Ring-billed Gull 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3 Eurasian Collared-Dove 3 Mourning Dove 2 American Kestrel 2 Western Wood-Pewee 1 Say's Phoebe 2 Eastern Kingbird 3 Common Raven 1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5 Violet-green Swallow 5 Bank Swallow 50 Barn Swallow 10 Marsh Wren 1 European Starling 50 Cedar Waxwing 4 Savannah Sparrow 6 Song Sparrow 1 Red-winged Blackbird 15 Yellow-headed Blackbird 2 Brewer's Blackbird 50 House Finch 2 House Sparrow 10 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24589193 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org ) > Begin forwarded message: > > From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu > Subject: eBird Report - LC-Davenport Cemetery, Aug 12, 2015 > Date: August 12, 2015 at 3:55:33 PM PDT > To: jisacoff1 AT gmail.com > > LC-Davenport Cemetery, Lincoln, Washington, US > Aug 12, 2015 11:54 AM - 12:50 PM > Protocol: Traveling > 0.249 mile(s) > Comments:
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.0.1 Build 5 > 21 species > > Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis) 1 > Eurasian Collared-Dove 1 > Mourning Dove 2 > Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 1 > Western Wood-Pewee 6 > Say's Phoebe 2 > Western Kingbird 1 > Eastern Kingbird 1 > Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 > WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH 1 (rare in summer at this location) > House Wren 2 > European Starling 6 > Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 25 > Townsend's Warbler 1 > Wilson's Warbler 10 > Chipping Sparrow 50 > Western Tanager 5 > Bullock's Oriole 1 > House Finch 2 > Pine Siskin 2 > American Goldfinch 1 > > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24590759 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) _______________________________________________ Inland-nw-birders mailing list Inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders
Subject: Clearwater County LT Jaeger
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:31:02 +0000
Carl Lunblad just had an adult Long-tailed Jaeger at Deyo Res. near Weippe,
ID. Last seen flying high and apparently moving off. Good timing for this
species so keep an eye open near water bodies!

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Subject: Mann Lake
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:40:11 -0400
Today     1130-1220 
  
  
Highlites 
  
Killdeer and Spotted Sandpipers                lots 
Greater 
Yellowlegs                                        3 

Marbled 
Godwit                                             
1 still present, was on South side w/ geese 


peeps                                                               50-60  
mostly Westerns with Least and Semipalmated mixed in. 

  
  
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Subject: Bennington Lake - #238 for the county yearlist
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:15:33 -0700
Hello all,
What a morning at the lake - and I walked alone today. The unsettled weather 
and a cool, cloudy morning produced great birding! 

In a snag above the parking lot was a young, dark Merlin plucking a bird. 
Mountain species were down already with 7 Evening Grosbeak including one 
begging young, Olive-sided Flycatchers singing, and a new county yearbird and 
new species for the lake - a WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH. 

All the summer birds were still present and many singing - the warm summer 
allowed for a very good breeding season - the most California Quail and 
Mourning Doves I've ever seen out there. 

Migrants were scattered - flycatchers and warblers. One Solitary Sandpiper, 3 
Westerns and 2 Greaterlegs on the shoreline. Too many dogs keep the birds on 
the move. 


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Subject: Asotin Co. Sunday
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:21:20 -0700
The shorebirds reported by Matt Bartels earlier remained at the mouth of
Alpowa Creek on Sunday morning including 2 Red-necked Phalaropes and a
Solitary Sandpiper.    There were also two Caspian Terns present there.

Up on Peola Rd. there was a Sage Thrasher in the last patch of sage before
the Garfield Co. line.
Horned Larks, Meadowlarks and blackbirds are starting to gather in larger
flocks.

The Red-necked Phalaropes were the 186th species I have encountered in
Asotin Co. this year.   Much thanks to all who have reported their
sightings via Inland-NW-birders and eBird.

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Subject: Mann Lake
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:08:08 -0400
This AM    0930-1030 
Highlites: 
Killdeer and   Spotted Sandpipers    6-8 of each 
  
Marbled Godwit         continues 
  
peeps                    65-75 mostly Western Sandpipers, 
but with Least (3) and Semipalmated (3) mixed in 

  
Red-necked Phalarope         two juveniles 
  
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Subject: Crooked Knee Lake Shorebirds continue
From: RJ Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:01:18 -0700
Went to Crooked Knee Lake this morning and it appears that none of the birds 
had left. The lighting was much better, allowing me to take decent photos and 
identify the majority of the birds. The following species were seen: 

1 Red Necked Phalarope
1 Greater YL
3 Lesser YL 
10 Killdeer at least
60 Western Sandpiper rough estimate probably more
15 Least Sandpiper could be more
2 Bairds Sandpiper
4 Semipalmated Sandpiper

Very nice morning and some fun shorebirding!

RJ Baltierra
St. John, WA

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Subject: Migrants
From: RUSSELL FROBE <rrfrobe AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:36:20 -0700
Hello everyone,
Yesterday evening I had Wilson's warblers in my bushes, either 2 or 3 or maybe 
more. Also a western tanager for a first in my yard. That I've seen, anyway. 
Also had a MacGillivray's warbler in the vegetable garden on 8/4. 

We also banded a breeding female least flycatcher last Thursday at Turnbull 
along with a lot of other neat birds. 

Marian Frobe
N. Spokane WA

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Subject: Crooked Knee Lake Shorebirds
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2015 20:51:32 -0700
After seeing that Sheep Lake is now entirely bone dry, I headed down to
Crooked Knee Lake which surprisingly still held a nice chunk of water. The
remnant of water was covered with at least 100 individuals. Lighting was
very poor, and everything was back-lit but I was able to discern what some
of the birds were. Most of them were WESTERN SP, but I also ID'd some
LEAST, SEMIPALMATED, and BAIRD'S SP as well. There was also some very
intriguing birds that made me think Pectoral and maybe Stilt SP but
lighting made it impossible to tell. Im going to go there again tomorrow
morning for better lighting, hopefully these birds will still be around. At
the Rock Creek crossing west of Ewan there was a lone PELICAN. Rock Lake
did not have anything notable, but I did not stick around to see if the
Night Heron was around. Great birds!

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Subject: Three-toed Woodpeckers in Cabinet Mtns.
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2015 01:00:19 -0700
Today I hiked to the summit of Scotchman Peak, the high point of Bonner
County, in the Cabinet Mountains above Clark Fork.  The highlight was 2
THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS at about 3300 feet and only a half mile from the
trailhead.  Other birds were mostly the usual suspects- a full list is
below.  In the afternoon I birded the Johnson Creek area of the Clark Fork
River delta, which produced at least 6 American Redstarts, 2 Least
Flycatchers, and 2 Red-eyed Vireos.

Good Birding

Carl Lundblad
Moscow, ID


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Scotchman's Peak Trail, Bonner, Idaho, US
Aug 8, 2015 8:01 AM - 12:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:     
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.0.1 Build 5 25 species Ruffed Grouse 3 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Red-naped Sapsucker 1 Hairy Woodpecker 1 American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker 3 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Cassin's Vireo 2 Common Raven 3 Mountain Chickadee 6 Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10 Red-breasted Nuthatch 34 Actual conservative count. Many noisy family groups. Pacific Wren 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet 5 Swainson's Thrush 1 American Robin 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 4 Townsend's Warbler 1 Chipping Sparrow 4 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 12 Western Tanager 1 Black-headed Grosbeak 1 Cassin's Finch 2 Red Crossbill 6 Pine Siskin 18 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24545996 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)_______________________________________________ Inland-nw-birders mailing list Inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders
Subject: Rock Lake Stilts
From: RJ Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 21:20:05 -0700
This afternoon Rock Lake held a nice flock of 45 BLACK NECKED STILTS. The 
largest flock of stilts I've seen here! Also the BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON 
continues, and I was able to watch it hunt along the farthest reed patch. 
Greater and Lesser YLs still around as well. Great Horned Owl was also hanging 
out near Ewan. Yet another nice afternoon! 


RJ Baltierra
St. John, WA

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Subject: Alpowa Mouth shorebirds [and E. Wood-Pewee continues]
From: Matt Bartels <mattxyz AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 18:55:08 -0700
Hi all -
This evening at the mouth of Alpowa Creek outside Clarkston [Asotin Co], a lot 
of mud provided room for a nice collection of shorebirds: 

2 Red-necked Phalaropes
1 Baird's Sandpiper
1 Solitary Sandpiper
several Western Sandpipers

Also, earlier in the day, the Eastern Wood-Pewee was on post at the Chestnut 
grove, singing away in Grant County [map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.9981708,-119.2060429&ll=46.9981708,-119.2060429] 


Good birding,

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Seattle, WA
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Subject: Dowitcher ID ?
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 15:08:28 -0400
This AM at Mann Lake, Nez Perce county, Idaho we had this interesting Dowitcher 
mixed in with a group of 23 Am Avocets and one Marbled Godwit. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/20218568159/in/dateposted-public/ 
  
It is obviously vcry brightly marked, which seems late for an adult, it seems 
too bright for a juvenile Long-billed but lacks the barred tertials expected of 
a juvenile Short-billed 

Long-billed are fairly common at this location during Fall migration, 
Short-billed are rare but annual. 

  
Keith E. Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: Re: Bonner County,Idaho
From: <rscimino AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 15:45:08 +0000
Yesterday at 10 AM birding the Kelso Lake Rd. 1 mile past Kelso Lake. We 
observed 3 Adult GRAY JAYS eating berries from an Elderberry bush. 


Driving north on  Hwy 95 approximately 5 miles north of Athol, turn left on to

Granite Lake Road, turn left again a large sign routing sportsmen to Kelso 
Lake. 


Continue to Kelso Lake, approximately one mile pass the U.S.ForstService boat 
launch on the left and rest room on the right, beginning watching for Gray 
Jays. 


Rich Cimino

Larkspur, Cal.






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Today Terry Little and I had a fantastic day in Pend Oreille County. Our focus 
was on the subalpine area around Salmo Pass but we managed 101 species on the 
day nonetheless. En route to the Salmo Pass area we had BEWICK’S WREN and 
ROCK WREN, two of Terry’s earlier finds and the latter a rarity as the 3rd or 
4th Pend Oreille County record. The Pend Oreille River had Killdeer, Spotted 
Sandpipers, WESTERN SANDPIPERS (tougher than it might seem in PO County), and 
two GREATER YELLOWLEGS. For whatever reasons shorebirds have been very hard to 
find in Pend Oreille the past two are three years. 





The Salmo high country was outstanding with a SPRUCE GROUSE hen and five 
chicks, 20 PINE GROSBEAKS (flocks of 9, 7, and 4), 4 BOREAL CHICKADEES, 3 
THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS, 1 CLARK’S NUTCRACKER, and good numbers of Pine 
Siskins, Red Crossbills, and Evening Grosbeaks. 





At Cusick Meadows we had a flock of a dozen young BOBOLINKS, clearly staging to 
take off from migration. And at Calispell lake we had more Evening Grosbeaks 
and a surprise TRUMPETER SWAN, rare just about anywhere in WA in summer. 





Good birding,

Jon Isacoff, Spokane





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Subject: Great Gray Owl dies of WNV
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 05:16:35 -0700
Hello all,
Last week a young Great Gray Owl found in Wallowa was brought to Blue Mountain 
Wildlife south of Pendleton - it died and lab results found it died from West 
Nile Virus. 

So sad - - -

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Subject: Pend Oreille County
From: "Jontathan B. Isacoff" <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:55:38 -0700
Today Terry Little and I had a fantastic day in Pend Oreille County.  Our
focus was on the subalpine area around Salmo Pass but we managed 101 species
on the day nonetheless.  En route to the Salmo Pass area we had BEWICKS
WREN and ROCK WREN, two of Terrys earlier finds and the latter a rarity as
the 3rd or 4th Pend Oreille County record.  The Pend Oreille River had
Killdeer, Spotted Sandpipers, WESTERN SANDPIPERS (tougher than it might seem
in PO County), and two GREATER YELLOWLEGS.  For whatever reasons shorebirds
have been very hard to find in Pend Oreille the past two are three years.

The Salmo high country was outstanding with a SPRUCE GROUSE hen and five
chicks, 20 PINE GROSBEAKS (flocks of 9, 7, and 4), 4 BOREAL CHICKADEES, 3
THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS, 1 CLARKS NUTCRACKER, and good numbers of Pine
Siskins, Red Crossbills, and Evening Grosbeaks.

At Cusick Meadows we had a flock of a dozen young BOBOLINKS, clearly staging
to take off from migration.  And at Calispell lake we had more Evening
Grosbeaks and a surprise TRUMPETER SWAN, rare just about anywhere in WA in
summer.  

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

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Subject: Rock Lake Loon
From: RJ Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 20:55:30 -0700
Came back to Rock Lake to see if anything else awesome showed up. Nothing 
spectacular, but I was able to confirm that I did indeed hear a loon calling 
yesterday and that I am not going crazy. The loon stayed pretty far out but 
views in the scope were great. The bird was already in nonbreeding plumage too. 
The BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON continues as well, providing excellent looks in 
the scope. Both Greater and Lesser YLs were also hanging around. I saw a couple 
Vesper Sparrows which was a first for me at Rock Lake. It was another nice day! 


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St. John, WA

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Subject: Re: Rock Lake SANDERLING(s) and MORE!
From: <rscimino AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 01:00:46 +0000






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Decided to make another afternoon trip to Rock Lake to follow up on my 
semi-successful day yesterday(Solitary SP, Greater and Lesser YLs are what I 
saw), and came away with some great birds. While scanning the inlet, a cow 
moved close and scared up these ghostly white birds that were hidden between 
the rocks. They came down real close to where they were originally, and gave me 
just enough of a look for me to recognize them as the birds I saw 4 years ago 
on the California Coast, SANDERLING! Looks were brief as they were constantly 
moving and ducking between the large rocks on shore. I had my camera with me 
but the birds were distant and moving too quickly to get a photo(bummer). They 
had short-ish straight bills, clean white bellies, and light gray scaly backs. 
I definitively had my eyes on 2 individuals but later a large cow moved in to 
where they were feeding and flushed them up. When I saw them this time there 
were 4 of them, however I could not confirm whether the other 2 were indeed 
Sanderlings. Unfortunately that was the last I saw of them as they flew off 
away from the lake. The SANDERLINGS weren't the only notable birds, later I saw 
a stocky heron flying along the far shore, that was not one of the three Great 
Blues that were in the area. A closer look revealed a juvenile BLACK CROWNED 
NIGHT HERON. This is the second time Ive seen this species here, and the last 
one three years ago was also a juvenile, maybe breeding nearby? As the sun was 
setting I saw a tight nit flock of about 30 peeps fly in, and closer look in 
the bins revealed them to be WESTERN SANDPIPERS. They never once landed, they 
circled the shore a couple times and left. Other birds that were around 
include, Greater YLs, Killdeer, booming Nighthawks, DC Cormorants, C 
Yellowthroat, Marsh Wren, YH Blackbird, RW Blackbird, Eastern KB, Western KB, 
Osprey, a Coopers Hawk, and a transitioning EARED GREBE. Amazing day at the 
lake!!! 



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Subject: Mann Lake Field Trip Reminder
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 16:10:12 -0400
A reminder that the Canyon Birders meet at Mann Lake each Saturday morning at 
0800 for a short walk along the mud/lake looking for migrant shorebirds, 
waterfowl and passerines. 

The shorebirds have not been plentiful, but numbers and species seem to change 
daily and some of the juveniles are starting to show up. 

Meet at the boat launch parking area at 0800 to join us 
  
Keith E. Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: Rock Lake SANDERLING(s) and MORE!
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 21:53:59 -0700
Decided to make another afternoon trip to Rock Lake to follow up on my
semi-successful day yesterday(Solitary SP, Greater and Lesser YLs are what
I saw), and came away with some great birds. While scanning the inlet, a
cow moved close and scared up these ghostly white birds that were hidden
between the rocks. They came down real close to where they were originally,
and gave me just enough of a look for me to recognize them as the birds I
saw 4 years ago on the California Coast, SANDERLING! Looks were brief as
they were constantly moving and ducking between the large rocks on shore. I
had my camera with me but the birds were distant and moving too quickly to
get a photo(bummer). They had short-ish straight bills, clean white
bellies, and light gray scaly backs. I definitively had my eyes on 2
individuals but later a large cow moved in to where they were feeding and
flushed them up. When I saw them this time there were 4 of them, however I
could not confirm whether the other 2 were indeed Sanderlings.
Unfortunately that was the last I saw of them as they flew off away from
the lake. The SANDERLINGS weren't the only notable birds, later I saw a
stocky heron flying along the far shore, that was not one of the three
Great Blues that were in the area. A closer look revealed a juvenile BLACK
CROWNED NIGHT HERON. This is the second time Ive seen this species here,
and the last one three years ago was also a juvenile, maybe breeding
nearby? As the sun was setting I saw a tight nit flock of about 30 peeps
fly in, and closer look in the bins revealed them to be WESTERN SANDPIPERS.
They never once landed, they circled the shore a couple times and left.
Other birds that were around include, Greater YLs, Killdeer, booming
Nighthawks, DC Cormorants, C Yellowthroat, Marsh Wren, YH Blackbird, RW
Blackbird, Eastern KB, Western KB, Osprey, a Coopers Hawk, and a
transitioning EARED GREBE. Amazing day at the lake!!!

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Subject: Bathing hummer
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 13:31:16 -0700
I finally got a photo! Early this morning I spent some wonderful moments in
the garden with one of the hummers. As I watched the sun rise I saw one fly
to the broccoli plant and start bathing. I grabbed the camera and hurried
out to try and get photos and managed to snap several before she flew off
and then I realized the camera settings were all wrong. Every photos was
dark!! Incredibly disappointed I walked back to the patio to berate myself
for missing the moment-AGAIN!- and she flew down to within an arms reach
away from me chittering and checking me out. She fed at the feeder for a
few seconds then hovered looking at me. I held out my hand and though she
didn't land I could feel the wind from her whirring wings. What a moment!
But the best part was she went back to the broccoli to bathe again and I
was ready. The photos aren't as sharp as I'd like as it was not very light
out for good exposure, but they're good enough for me!
What an incredible start to my day!
I have five photos posted on flickr starting here
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Subject: Peregrines/Shorebirds @ Reardan & Slavin
From: "Jontathan B. Isacoff" <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:45:48 -0700
Yesterday a pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS graced Reardan attacking shorebirds,
which included:

Black-necked Stilt
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater YL
Lesser YL
Solitary Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Wilsons Phalarope

Today at Slavin Ranch another PEREGRINE was attacking everything in sight.
Shorebirds present included:

Killdeer
Western Sandpiper
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (transitioning adult).

Was hoping the cold front would have brought more shorebirds to Slavin.
Perhaps the Peregrine was keeping them hunkered down somewhere!

Good birding, 
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

Jonathan B. Isacoff
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Photo Editor, eBird Northwest
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Subject: Migration Underway
From: "Jontathan B. Isacoff" <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:43:48 -0700
Some early migrants are moving through Davenport Cemetery.  Full checklist
below.

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane



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>LC-Davenport Cemetery, Lincoln, Washington, US
>Aug 5, 2015 1:52 PM - 2:28 PM
>Protocol: Traveling
>0.155 mile(s)
>Comments:     
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.0.1 Build 5 >17 species (+1 other taxa) > >Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1 >Eurasian Collared-Dove 1 >Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 2 >Western Wood-Pewee 5 >Gray Flycatcher 2 >Empidonax sp. 1 >Say's Phoebe 3 >Western Kingbird 2 >Barn Swallow 5 >House Wren 3 >American Robin 1 >European Starling 10 >Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 15 >Wilson's Warbler 2 >Chipping Sparrow 20 >Bullock's Oriole 3 >House Finch 5 >American Goldfinch 1 > >View this checklist online at >http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24508556 > >This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) _______________________________________________ Inland-nw-birders mailing list Inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders
Subject: Red-necked Grebe
From: Richard S Coming <rscimino AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 16:03:38 -0700
Today on Lake Pend Oreille,south of Sagle on Bottle Bay there is an Male 
Red-necked Grebe. In the same area but on shore for the fourth year We have 
nesting Grey Catbirds. 



 Non-residents.
Rich Cimino
Larkspur, Ca. 

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Subject: Gray catbird youngster
From: Kelly Cassidy <highsteppe AT icloud.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:18:05 -0700
Not too big a deal, but I was surprised to find a window-killed juvenile Gray 
Catbird on the WSU campus this morning. It had only the barest hint of chestnut 
in its fluffy undertail coverts and just a faint black cap. It still had a bit 
of white at the base of its mouth. 


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Pullman, WA
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Subject: Mann Lake Thursday
From: "Terry O'Halloran" <terryohal AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:43:40 -0700
Not a lot of variety at the lake Thursday afternoon but I did find five
black-necked stilts, a semipalmated plover, lots of western sandpipers and
a few spotted sandpipers.

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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 79, Issue 26
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:13:53 +0000
I found a double crested cormorant at Spring Valley Reservoir earlier today. 
The bird was still there at 5pm. 


Cheers
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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.


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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)

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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
From: 	'Larry Umthun' lumthun2244 AT charter.net [LCBirds2] 

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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.

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