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26 May Peone Wetlands [Norma Trefry ]
24 May phalaropes [Fran Haywood ]
23 May Autocorrect ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
23 May Genesee ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
23 May Interesting finch in Moscow [Ben Bright ]
23 May Moscow migrants [Charles Swift ]
22 May American Three-toed Woodpecker [Fran Haywood ]
22 May White-faced Ibis - Schlepp Ranch (Kootenai Co., ID) [Doug Ward ]
21 May Blackburnian Warbler in Benton county found by Kathy Criddl [Kevin Black ]
18 May Riverside Park ORV area [Bill Siems ]
18 May FWD>Blackpoll Warbler in Washtucna [Charles Swift ]
17 May Asotin County Phalaropes [Keith Carlson ]
16 May lark sparrows [Catherine Temple ]
15 May (no subject) [Catherine Temple ]
15 May Re: Turnbull NWR Sandhill Cranes today [Charles Swift ]
15 May Whitman County Big Day [Richard Baltierra ]
15 May Catherus Herd-Davenport Cemetary [Doug Ward ]
14 May Genesee STP - very dark, small duck [Jane Westervelt ]
14 May Latah County Birds of Note: [Terry Gray ]
14 May FOY Lark Sparrows [Keith Carlson ]
13 May Fwd: unusual local sighting [Charles Swift ]
12 May Chief Timothy today [Catherine Temple ]
12 May Coot ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
12 May Coot behavior ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
11 May Nesting time [Catherine Temple ]
11 May Yellow-breasted Chats [Keith Carlson ]
11 May FOY black-chinned [Catherine Temple ]
09 May Latah Co. LB Dowitchers & Semipalmated Plovers [Charles Swift ]
9 May Davenport HERMIT Warbler [Jonathan Isacoff ]
8 May Faux's Swifts [Lindell Haggin ]
8 May Barn swallow [David Woodall ]
7 May Boreal Owls at Low Elevation [Kevin Black ]
6 May Re: Cooper's nest [Catherine Temple ]
6 May Cooper's nest [Catherine Temple ]
5 May FOY GREAT GRAY in usual spot in Woodland, Idaho ["J. Woolbright " ]
4 May Genesee ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
4 May Mann Lake today ["Terry O'Halloran" ]
03 May Moscow Band-tailed Pigeons [Charles Swift ]
3 May New arrivals [Catherine Temple ]
1 May Cooper's nest update []
1 May E wigeon ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
1 May correction [Norma Trefry ]
30 Apr Whitman County Surprises (N. Saw Whet Owl!) [Richard Baltierra ]
30 Apr Audubon Lake, Fort Spokane & Hawk Creek [Fran Haywood ]
30 Apr Red-necked Grebe & Loggerhead shrike [Fran Haywood ]
30 Apr Lincoln County birding [Norma Trefry ]
30 Apr Genesee grebe ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
30 Apr A Grebey Morning at Eloika [Terry Little ]
30 Apr Moscow Red-necked Grebes [Charles Swift ]
30 Apr A Fun Day In Pend Oreille [Terry Little ]
29 Apr FW: [IBLE] Idaho Birds Website Update (photographs wanted) ["Shirley Sturts" ]
30 Apr Re: Moscow Band-tailed Pigeon [Charles Swift ]
29 Apr FW: European yellow jackets/paper wasps [Tina wynecoop ]
29 Apr Moscow Band-tailed Pigeon [Charles Swift ]
29 Apr European yellowjackets [Tina wynecoop ]
28 Apr Marbled Godwit at the WWRdelta today [Mike & MerryLynn ]
28 Apr possible yellow-rumped warbler - myrtle ["O'Malley, Marty" ]
27 Apr Lazuli Bunting [Mike & MerryLynn ]
27 Apr Peone Shorebirds [Norma Trefry ]
25 Apr Swainson's [Catherine Temple ]
25 Apr Peone Wetand Shorebirds [Terry Little ]
23 Apr Lacrosse, Rock Lake, and Beyond! [Richard Baltierra ]
22 Apr Snow Geese - Spokane [Terry Little ]
21 Apr Harvey Cr Harlequin ducks [David Kreft ]
20 Apr female hummers [Nancy Miller ]
20 Apr Whitman County Birds this a.m. [Terry Gray ]
20 Apr Spokane Spring Arrivals [Terry Little ]
18 Apr Stilts and Avocets in Spokane [Terry Little ]
17 Apr White-throated swifts [Fran Haywood ]
17 Apr Hair [Tina wynecoop ]
17 Apr Barn owl relocated [Catherine Temple ]
15 Apr Re: Delaware Duck Stamp [Fran Haywood ]
15 Apr Duck Stamp update [Catherine Temple ]
14 Apr Walla Walla county yesterday, Franklin, Benton, Yakima earlier []
14 Apr Re: Delaware Duck Stamp [Charles Swift ]
14 Apr Delaware Duck Stamp [Catherine Temple ]

Subject: Peone Wetlands
From: Norma Trefry <firsttrefry AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 21:43:11 -0700
This is a belated report of the Spokane Audubon half day trip to Peone
Wetlands last Saturday led by Ann Brinly and Bea Harrison.  We saw 38
species including:
Holcomb Rd-
Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Coopers Hawk,& Black-chinned
Hummingbird.
Up the hill-Holcomb Rd- Lazuli Bunting, Spotted Towhee, Gray Catbird,
Western Wood Peewee
He glar Rd-Calliope Hummingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Yellow Warbler, Northern
Rough-wing Swallows,
Peone Wetland- Wilson's Snipe, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow,
Yellow-headed Blackbirds,
Feryn Conservation Area- Great Horned Owl, Northern Harrier.

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Subject: phalaropes
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 20:19:21 -0700
lots of phalaropes on Sprague sewage ponds today.  Wilson's & I thought I
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Subject: Autocorrect
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 20:41:28 -0700
    
Excuse the misspelling. It was a black tern, not a turn for the worse.


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Subject: Genesee
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 19:59:19 -0700
    
There is a black turn this evening at the Genesee sewage Lagoon.


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Subject: Interesting finch in Moscow
From: Ben Bright <bencbright AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 16:04:46 -0700
Hi birders,

I just birded along Paradise Creek in Moscow and came across what looked
like a Pine Siskin to me; however, its bill was quite yellow/orange. I
can't find other photos of siskins with yellow bills online. Any ideas? Do
yellow/orange bills occur in Pine Siskins? Is it possibly another species
that I'm overlooking? Checklist with photos here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29866755

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Subject: Moscow migrants
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 20:53:31 +0000
HI All,

Some migrants moving through today on the UI Campus (mostly Shattuck
Arboretum). Decent number of Chipping Sparrows (25-30) in several flocks at
each end of Shattuck, a couple each Wilson's and Townsend's Warblers and W.
Wood-pewees and a few others -
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29861595.

With the continued cool, breezy, and wet weather seems likely we could
still get some good movement of later migrants.

thanks, Charles.
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Subject: American Three-toed Woodpecker
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 11:32:20 -0700
While checking out new camping spots,I found an American Three-toed
woodpecker in the Flodelle Creek campground off of Hwy 20 just east of
Black Lake Road. It was drilling in a snag above some campers near the
bathroom.

Dead trees are being removed from the campground.  Not sure how long it
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Subject: White-faced Ibis - Schlepp Ranch (Kootenai Co., ID)
From: Doug Ward <dougward AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 00:05:41 +0000 (UTC)
 Decided to check out what was happening down on the lower Coeur d'Alene River 
today (Sat., 21 May 16) and was happy to find five (5) WHITE-FACED IBIS at 
Schlepp Ranch/Robinson Marsh (Kootenai Co., ID).  This is a great spot for 
waterbirds if you haven't birded it before.  The Ibis were near the north end 
of this particular marsh which is along the west side of HW 3 about 5 miles 
southwest of the town of Rose Lake.  As usual, if you'd like specific 
directions, please let me know separately. 

Cheers,Doug
21 May 2016  Schlepp Ranch/Robinson Marsh, Kootenai Co., IDCanada Goose - 
10Wood Duck - 2Gadwall - 30Mallard - 50Cinnamon Teal - 10Northern Shoveler - 1m 
1fGreen-winged Teal - 1mRing-necked Duck - 2mLesser Scaup - 1m 1fRuddy Duck - 
10m 4fDouble-crested Cormorant - 15American White Pelican - 35Great Blue Heron 
- 3WHITE-FACED IBIS - 5Osprey - 3Bald Eagle - 2 adAmerican Coot - 50Sora - 3 
hvBlack-billed Magpie - 2Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 30Tree Swallow - 
50Violet-green Swallow - 10Song Sparrow - 3Red-winged Blackbird - 
30Yellow-headed Blackbird - 4m 
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Subject: Blackburnian Warbler in Benton county found by Kathy Criddl
From: Kevin Black <kevblack787 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 13:30:59 -0700
Forwarded from LC birds 2




Horn Rapids Park about 10:30 am.  I saw what I believe to be a Blackburnian
Warbler. It was low, near a puddle on the edge of the sagebrush where the
paved trail forks near the bathroom.  It headed toward the river. No
picture and I could not locate it again! Called Jane and Keith so they are
taking up the hunt!  I have to get home but I sure hope someone else can
see and confirm!
Kathy Criddle


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Subject: Riverside Park ORV area
From: Bill Siems <wfsiems AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 16:46:15 -0700
A favorite spot of mine for the last few years has been the area just south of 
the Riverside Park ORV area, W of Seven Mile Bridge over Spokane River, just 
where Inland Rd changes to Old Trails Rd. This afternoon there were MANY 
singing, tail-dipping Grey Flycatchers, as well as singing Lark Sparrows, 
Vesper Sparrows, and Chipping Sparrows. Quite a few "westerns": Western 
Tanagers (singing), Western Bluebird, pair of Western Kingbirds, Western 
Wood-peewees everywhere. Black-chinned Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, and 
The Usual Suspects. 


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Subject: FWD>Blackpoll Warbler in Washtucna
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 19:45:02 +0000
FYI, from the Tweeters email list

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ryan Abe 
To: tweeters AT u.washington.edu
Cc:
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 10:44:42 -0700
Subject: [Tweeters] Blackpoll, Bassett Park, Adams Co., 18 May 2016
Hi All,

Bob Flores reports a male Blackpoll Warbler at Bassett Park Adams Co. this
morning, 18 May 2016.

Ryan Abe (reporting for Bob)
Vancouver, WA
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Subject: Asotin County Phalaropes
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 17:49:19 -0400
today at Alpowa Creek/ Snake River, we had some mud for a change. 
At the far side of Alpowa Creek, I had this: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/27047173246/in/dateposted-public/ 

  
Unusual to get both Wilson's and Red-necked Phalarope here in the Spring. 
  
Keith E. Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: lark sparrows
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 12:03:30 -0700
I found the lark sparrows Keith reported at the Asotin cemetery. There were
also a few Western kingbirds present. The most interesting sighting was a
group of five pelicans circling above with a red-tailed hawk. Sure don't
get to see that combination every day!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26453070243/in/dateposted-public/

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Subject: (no subject)
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 16:26:36 -0700
http://modernsurvivalonline.com/guest-post-how-to-make-injectable-lidocaine-hcl/ 

-- 

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Subject: Re: Turnbull NWR Sandhill Cranes today
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 22:33:40 +0000
Definitely potential breeders at this location, they seem to be expanding
(slowly) as a breeder into the region. I presume with the regular coverage
at Turnbull Refuge this shouldn't be hard to ascertain.

Charles.

On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 5:20 PM Tim O'Brien  wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> This morning, near 7am, two adult Sandhill Cranes were seen at Turnbull
> NWR.  They first called then flew low from the HQ area heading west beyond
> Cheever Lake.  Odd time of the year for these to be here!
>
> Tim O'Brien
> Cheney, WA
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Subject: Whitman County Big Day
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 15:24:31 -0700
I figured since yesterday was eBird's Global Big Day it would be
appropriate that I try I big day here in Whitman County. The weather ended
up putting a damper during a good portion of it, but I was still able to
find 97 species! I started at LaCrosse, then worked my way up to Sheep
Lake, then went down to Rock Lake, then to St. John, then Steptoe Butte,
then to Kamiak/Rose Creek, and lastly I headed down to the Snake. Here are
the highlights:
Lacrosse
Long Billed Curlew-several in fields a few miles north of town
Sheep Lake
1 Red Necked Phalarope-In breeding plumage
1 Wilson's Phalarope-Also in breeding plumage, near the other phalarope
allowing for a great comparison.
6 American Avocets
Rock Lake Area
Many Osprey-up to 8 seen soaring nearby at once!
Prairie Falcon-Flew right over Rock Lake
Greater Scaup-Diving near the bridge that crosses Rock Creek past Ewan.
St. John(creek behind helipad)
6 Townsend's Warblers
1 MacGillivray's Warbler
1 Myrtle Yellow Rumped Warbler
1 Black Headed Grosbeak
2 Western Tanagers
1 Calliope Hummingbird
2 Chipping Sparrows
Almost forgot how great migration can be in St. John!!
Snake River area (Wawawai, Nisqually, Steptoe Canyon)
Yellow Breasted Chats-Everywhere.
Lazuli Buntings-Everywhere.
Not a bad day at all! Also on Friday, I had a LARK SPARROW near Sheep Lake,
which was a long awaited county lifer for me (#222).

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Subject: Catherus Herd-Davenport Cemetary
From: Doug Ward <dougward AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 04:59:42 +0000 (UTC)
 I'd never birded the Davenport Cemetery (Lincoln Co., WA), so decided to give 
this hotspot a try today (Sat., 14 May 16); I was heading home via HW2 and 
glad I stopped.  Nothing too Earth shattering like Jon's Hermit Warbler on 
Monday, but a pack of Catherus thrushes was fun along with a good number of 
TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS as well as a nice male "MYRTLE" YELLOW-RUMPED.  The thrush 
fallout included eight (8) HERMIT, a (1) SWAINSON'S, and most surprising, three 
(3) VEERY.  If you hadn't tried, this innocuous spot is worth the short trip 
from Spokane. 

Good Birding,Doug
PS - There was also a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE near MM 169 on HW 2 between Waterville 
& Coulee City (Douglas Co., WA) 

14 May 2016  Davenport Cemetery, Lincoln Co,, WAEurasian Collared-Dove - 
10Northern Flicker - 1 "Red-shafted"Western Wood-Pewee - 1Hammond's Flycatcher 
- 1Dusky Flycatcher - 1Empidonax sp, - 2Warbling Vireo - 1House Wren - 
2Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4VEERY - 3Swainson's Thrush - 1Hermit Thrush - 
8American Robin - 10European Starling - 3Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5 
"Audubon's"    - 1m "MYRTLE"Townsend's Warbler - 10White-crowned Sparrow - 
1Brewer's Blackbird - 15American Goldfinch - 2 

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Subject: Genesee STP - very dark, small duck
From: Jane Westervelt <jwestervelt AT live.com>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 18:19:45 -0700
Just back from a trip down Steptoe Canyon, stopped at the Genesee sewage pond 
on the way back. We observed a dark duck diving on the far side of the pond. It 
was near a Gadwall, and distinctly smaller than the Gadwall. Head was dark, 
body was dark, belly appeared splotchy pale/white when it rolled to the side to 
preen. Very small bill, steep forehead. It made me think female harlequin, but 
there was no marking that I could discern on the head that I would expect on 
one. 


Has anyone else been out there today, or have other ideas?

Jane
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Subject: Latah County Birds of Note:
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 15:24:08 -0700
Hi Birders,

Kirsten Dahl and I birded a lot of Latah County today and the following
birds of note were observed:

Common Yellowthroat
Western Wood-Pewee
Redhead Duck pair
Goshawk - 2 individuals
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Wilson Phalarope pair
Sandhill Crane
Townsend's Solitaire

All sightings will be posted in eBird soon!

Good Birding!

Terry Gray
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Subject: FOY Lark Sparrows
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 13:10:04 -0400
This AM had FOY Lark Sparrows at this most dependable location. 
Have two nesting pair each year at Asotin Cemetery 
  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/26406513663/in/dateposted-public/ 
  
Keith E. Carlson 
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Subject: Fwd: unusual local sighting
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 14:31:12 +0000
Although possibly too late now I just got word of a Harlequin duck at
Swallows park yesterday.

Charles.

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Date: 7:09am, Fri, May 13, 2016
Subject: unusual local sighting
To: Charles Swift 


Yesterday I observed a male Harlequin duck on the Snake River off the boat
landing near Swallows Park. First time I have seen this duck on big waters
locally
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Subject: Chief Timothy today
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 13:10:06 -0700
Followed up on Keith's post about the chats this morning. They were
seemingly everywhere though not always in full view. Finally got one low
enough for a photo, but still had to shoot through lots of foliage.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26702292650/in/dateposted-public/

​There were lots of other birds there, too. The pelicans were still
present, yellow warblers singing, lesser goldfinch, song sparrows,
osprey,coots, downy woodpecker. A black-headed grosbeak made an appearance
too, but stayed out of photo range.​ My best shot of the morning was a very
curious and cooperative tree swallow that was looking out of the nest box
as I passed by.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26702292350/in/dateposted-public/

​Besides birds there's plenty of insects to keep you interested, too.
Butterflies are about as addictive as birds and equally hard to photograph
if they won't sit still. Lots of fun though!
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Subject: Coot
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 08:19:56 -0700
    

I am out of town for a few days. If anyone is interested in rescuing the coot, 
please email me and I will tell you where it is. 


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Subject: Coot behavior
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 06:08:30 -0700
    
An American Coot is sitting under our Volkswagen bus, in the driveway gravel, 
about 3/4 mile from the Genesee sewage pond. There are no visible injuries. Any 
thoughts about this behavior?  



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Subject: Nesting time
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 13:17:59 -0700
Had fun this morning observing several birds in various stages of nesting
activity.

The Hell's Gate Cooper's was on the nest this a.m. and I'm presuming it's
the female as it was nestled down into the nest for awhile. It eventually
stuck it's head up for photos and it's a sub-adult. According to a
gentleman and his wife who were there photographing the bird both male and
female are sub-adult birds. They saw them together yesterday. I have only
seen one bird at a time.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26353260813/in/dateposted-public/

Just outside the park a pair of osprey have chosen a power pole to start a
nest. Today it appeared the lady was unhappy about something and spent a
lot of time telling her mate about it. He wasn't listening...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26957830995/in/dateposted-public/

​And finally on the way back to my house I saw one of the Swainson's hawks
drop rapidly out of the sky and land in a tree. As I drove closer it was
hanging upside down from one of the branches. Apparently, it, too, was
gathering sticks for nesting and had lost it's footing in the process of
trying to break off a twig. It finally flew off, but I was not able to see
where it went to locate the nest.
​https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26353257073/in/dateposted-public/

Busy morning and lots of fun!


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Subject: Yellow-breasted Chats
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 16:06:10 -0400
If anyone would like to see and hear Yellow-breasted Chats, now is the time and 
Chief Timothy HMU is the place. 

This morning there were at least seven birds singing and visible on perches 
within 150 yards of the "green gate" 

  
Dawn to about 0900 seems to be the best time. 
  
see Washington Birding Trails or Birders Guide to Washington 
  
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Keith E. Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: FOY black-chinned
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 08:49:24 -0700
Just had my FOY male black-chinned hummer show up. It came into the feeder
just above my head while I was in the garden. Should know better, but I
ducked anyway thinking it was a large bee or something!
Still watching the Cooper's nest at Hell's Gate. There is a bird in the
nest now, I'm assuming female, but haven't been able to get a good look at
it to say more.

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Subject: Latah Co. LB Dowitchers & Semipalmated Plovers
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2016 20:27:11 +0000
Hi All -

This morning with Mike Scott and Carol Bradford at Little Bear Ridge Rd.
pond (southeast of Troy) in cool and blustery conditions were 3 continuing
Semipalmated Plovers (rare in Latah County) as well as a carefully
estimated 250 Long-billed Dowitchers (probably a record count for Latah
Co.). Other shorebirds included a Wilson's Snipe, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, ~15
Least Sandpipers, a foy Wilson's Phalarope along w/ ubiquitous Killdeer.

thanks, Charles.
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Subject: Davenport HERMIT Warbler
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 11:42:15 -0700
Before the rain came in this AM Davenport Cemetery had a very nice little 
fallout. The highlight was a male HERMIT WARBLER! Full list is below. 


Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

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> Subject: eBird Report - LC-Davenport Cemetery, May 9, 2016
> 
> LC-Davenport Cemetery, Lincoln, Washington, US
> May 9, 2016 7:50 AM - 9:18 AM
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Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.0 Build 62 > 35 species (+1 other taxa) > > Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis) 1 > Eurasian Collared-Dove 4 > Mourning Dove 4 > Black-chinned Hummingbird 1 > Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 1 > Hammond's Flycatcher 7 > Gray Flycatcher 1 > Say's Phoebe 1 > Warbling Vireo 2 > Common Raven 1 > Barn Swallow 10 > Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 > House Wren 5 > Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10 > American Robin 12 > European Starling 10 > Orange-crowned Warbler 2 > Yellow Warbler 4 > Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1 > Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 7 > Townsend's Warbler 10 > Hermit Warbler 1 Male. Striking all bright yellow face and crown an attention grabber. Bold white wing bars, grayish back, flanks iun-streaked. Bold black throat. Structurally very close to Townsend's with which it was associating. Foraging near top of very tall Doug Fir. Tried mightily for doc photo but would not stay put in open. > Wilson's Warbler 6 > Chipping Sparrow 12 > Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 2 > White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) 8 > Golden-crowned Sparrow 1 > Western Tanager 2 > Black-headed Grosbeak 1 > Western Meadowlark 1 > Brewer's Blackbird 16 > Brown-headed Cowbird 8 > House Finch 2 > Cassin's Finch 2 > Pine Siskin 1 > American Goldfinch 1 > > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29516840 > > 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: Faux's Swifts
From: Lindell Haggin <lindell4118 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 12:56:32 -0700
Had a couple Vaux’s Swifts this morning on the Little Spokane River near 
Mead. FOY. 


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Subject: Barn swallow
From: David Woodall <wldlfbio AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 12:53:56 -0700
FOY barn swallows seen here in Uniontown Wa

David Woodall

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soils, waters, and animals, or collectively: the land 

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Subject: Boreal Owls at Low Elevation
From: Kevin Black <kevblack787 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 10:34:35 -0700
Hello All,

I don't usually post nebulous emails on here however I thought this one is
worth mentioning. I have had a report from a birder friend of mine that
heard and SAW a BOREAL OWL in North Richland yesterday. He confirmed it was
a BOREAL not a Screech Owl. He played the Western Screech Owl to compare
calls and could differentiate the two calls.

Also, I have third-hand report that there was a birder in Vancouver who
heard a Boreal Owl in the Salmon Creek area yesterday.

I admit, at first I was skeptical but then after reading the description of
Boreal Owl's life history and status on Seattle Audubon's Bird
Web.org it may explain the sightings if they were indeed Boreal Owls.

 http://fromwww.birdweb.org/birdweb/bird/boreal_owl

Keep your eyes and ears open for oddities!

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Subject: Re: Cooper's nest
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 12:43:09 -0700
I could be wrong about who's building the nest as other Cooper's nests I've
seen seemed to have the female doing it. I checked with Cornell Lab of
Ornithology's All About Birds site and it says the male "typically" builds
the nest. I'm basing my call on the observation of size between the two
birds. In the one photo the bird behind is obviously larger so should be
the female. The bird in front was the one I watched carrying the nesting
material. I hadn't even noticed the other bird until I got home and looked
at the photos. Don't know for sure if the behavior is different because one
or both are young birds. The male, at least, doesn't have adult plumage
yet. I haven't got a good look at the female yet to tell. I'll keep
watching as I walk this park daily. Should be interesting!

On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 11:56 AM, David McNeely 
wrote:

> Hmmm..... .  For my front yard Cooper's nest, the female has done all the
> nest building work.  The male has not been around much, at least that we
> have seen.  The nest is one she refurbished. We are here almost all the
> time, and in four weeks now, we have seen the female several hours each
> day, but the male on only a couple of days.  Since we can't see into the
> nest, we don't know if there are eggs yet, but the female spends time each
> day in a "brooding pose."
>
> On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 10:58 AM, Catherine Temple 
> wrote:
>
>> Carrying out orders from Jerry, I took my camera to Hell's Gate SP for my
>> walk this morning. He'd seen a young pair of Coop's building a nest a few
>> weeks ago and told me it would be a good opportunity to record the process.
>> I got several shots of a bird bringing twigs back and forth. Apparently,
>> the male builds the nest. I've put the series on my flickr site and will
>> continue to watch them and see what unfolds.
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26760225822/in/dateposted-public/
>> ​
>> Also noti​
>> ​ced that we have several pairs of osprey nesting in th​e valley just in
>> a small area. There are four nests just from Hell's Gate to the Southway
>> bridge and on the Washington side, three in Asotin that I know of. There
>> may be more. Just in the last week 2 pair are trying to build nests on
>> power poles by Atlas Sand and Rock and those nests have been removed, but
>> the birds keep trying. Today I noticed a platform had been erected just at
>> the enterance to Hell's Gate and the one pair was already bringing sticks
>> to that.
>>
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>>
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Subject: Cooper's nest
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 10:58:44 -0700
Carrying out orders from Jerry, I took my camera to Hell's Gate SP for my
walk this morning. He'd seen a young pair of Coop's building a nest a few
weeks ago and told me it would be a good opportunity to record the process.
I got several shots of a bird bringing twigs back and forth. Apparently,
the male builds the nest. I've put the series on my flickr site and will
continue to watch them and see what unfolds.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26760225822/in/dateposted-public/
​
Also noti​
​ced that we have several pairs of osprey nesting in th​e valley just in a
small area. There are four nests just from Hell's Gate to the Southway
bridge and on the Washington side, three in Asotin that I know of. There
may be more. Just in the last week 2 pair are trying to build nests on
power poles by Atlas Sand and Rock and those nests have been removed, but
the birds keep trying. Today I noticed a platform had been erected just at
the enterance to Hell's Gate and the one pair was already bringing sticks
to that.

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Subject: FOY GREAT GRAY in usual spot in Woodland, Idaho
From: "J. Woolbright " <jwoolbright AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 22:14:46 -0700
Saw my FOY GREAT GRAY OWL last evening (May 4th) 8 pm alighting onto a
fence post by open pastureland on Woodland Road between Moon House Rd and
the Hunt's mailbox.

It's late for my FOY Great Gray, but Easter was early and rainy.....not a
good day for seeing my FOY, as is usual for me each year.  It was
particularly gratifying to see a Great Gray since so much of their nesting
habitat was destroyed by the fires that completely ringed Woodland last
August.  It will be decades before some of this timberland is to their
liking again.

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Woodland, Idaho
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Subject: Genesee
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 19:38:41 -0700
    
Tonight at the Genesee sewage pond we heard the first sora of the year and 
there is a pair of redheads. 



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Subject: Mann Lake today
From: "Terry O'Halloran" <terryohal AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 16:10:36 -0700
Not much activity at the lake today but in the settling ponds there was a
pair of gadwall and two pairs of cinnamon teal.

I also spotted several brown headed cowbirds near the main parking lot.
They were FOY for me.

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Subject: Moscow Band-tailed Pigeons
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 03 May 2016 17:01:40 +0000
The 2 BT Pigeons showed up at 4:30 PM at the Hoff's on the east side of
Moscow yesterday (after several days absence). So they are still around but
not very predictable unfortunately.

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Subject: New arrivals
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 09:30:22 -0700
On my walk and travels this a.m. I found bank swallows, cliff swallows and
a few least sandpiper at Hell's Gate SP. Then a quick trip to Swallows park
added spotted sandpipers and black-necked stilts to the mix.

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Subject: Cooper's nest update
From: <mcneely4 AT cox.net>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 21:51:36 -0500
Some of you may recall that Bonnie and I have a Cooper's Hawk nest in the front 
yard. For most of the time since I first posted about it, some three weeks ago, 
the female hawk has been sporadically present, mostly in the morning. She 
worked over an old, beaten up nest, making it into a deep cup of pine branches 
and twigs. Some mornings she has sat as if brooding, but we'd never seen a 
male. 


This week she started staying around more consistently, still mostly morning, 
but into early afternoon. Most of her time was spent as if she were brooding. 
The upper half of her body is clearly visible when she sits on the nest. 


Today we saw the male for the first time. He is decidedly smaller. He hung 
around the vicinity most of the morning, sometimes on the edge of the nest. He 
flew away for brief periods, then returned. Sometimes both were standing on the 
nest, or the female on the nest with the male nearby. Sometimes the female 
seemed to be brooding. At least she was sitting. On one occasion, though we did 
not see a delivery by the male, she pulled and twisted at something in the 
nest, and then made "chewing" and "gulping" motions. We could not tell what she 
was eating. I've had to be away most of the afternoon, but Bonnie says she has 
not seen the hawks this afternoon. We have never seen either of them in the 
evening, but the female is usually present before 7:00 a.m. 


Anyone who'd like to see them, or to photograph the nest or the birds, give us 
a call: 509-325-7440. Please do call first, we try to stay out of the north 
side of the front yard when the birds are present, but there is a vantage point 
from which you could photograph. I have my spotting scope set up in the living 
room, focused on the nest. 

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Subject: E wigeon
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 19:31:42 -0700
    
There's a pair of Eurasian wigeon at the Genesee sewage pond this evening. 


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Subject: correction
From: Norma Trefry <firsttrefry AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 09:16:00 -0700
OOPS!  I moved the Red-neck Grebes from Silver to Medical in my earlier
post!

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Subject: Whitman County Surprises (N. Saw Whet Owl!)
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:27:05 -0700
My girlfriend and I spent the day traveling around Whitman, with a couple
close friends of ours, and came away with some unexpected birds. At Wawawai
County Park I had nice mixed flock of swallows, which included my first of
the year BANK SWALLOWS. We then headed to Klemgard Park, where we had are
biggest surprise. First I had plenty of ORANGE CROWN WARBLERS, first ones
of the year for me and also many Lesser Goldfinches were around. At the
point where the trail on the hillside first splits, we had stopped so I
could confirm my first of the year TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, and then we saw
something pop out of a cavity on a snag in front of us. I put my binos on
it, thinking it was a flicker or nuthatch, and I was thrown for a loop when
I saw a cute NORTHERN SAW WHET OWL looking back at me. We all looked at it
in aw for a good 5 minutes before it ducked back down into the cavity, and
we never saw it again. This was Whitman County lifer #221, and I didn't
think I would get it like this! In reality it may not be that unusual as
there seems to be plenty of good habitat, but to actually see one is what
makes this so spectacular to me. Anyway we then checked on the Bald Eagle
nest north of Colfax and the 2 eaglets looked very content. Lastly at
Kamiak Butte we had a great spattering of migrants. There were many
Townsend's Warblers, Yellow Rumped Warblers, Orange Crowned Warblers, and
my first of the year NASHVILLE WARBLERS all singing away. All in all a
great Saturday!

Klemgard List w/Saw Whet Owl Photos!!
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Subject: Audubon Lake, Fort Spokane & Hawk Creek
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:37:30 -0700
Brad & I did a half day trip, starting at Audubon Lake;

12 Bonaparte Gull swimming .  ( Jim Acton had reported two)
W Grebe  12
bufflehead, pintail, shovelers, mallard, gadwall, redhead, canvasback, L
scaup,       A wigeon, ruddyduck,   pied-billed & eared grebe, green-winged
teal, C Geese were a few of the species. along with marsh wrens, song
sparrow 3 species of black-bird.

Fort Spokane campground:   Audubon warbler, Cassin's vireo, H Wren, N
Flicker.

Hawk creek campground:  Am dipper, W bluebird, Cassin's finch, Yellow
Warbler, Am goldfinch. song sparrow, vesper sparrow, killdeer, C Geese.

water very low in the river, with the boat ramp out of water at Ft Spokane

Hawk creek just trickling and almost dry except for the pool below the
falls. I hope there will be enough snow melt to refill.

Added several kestrel, red-tailed hawk, say's phoebe and Mt Bluebird .

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Subject: Red-necked Grebe & Loggerhead shrike
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:16:12 -0700
Norma Trefry & I made a loop from Spokane to W of Davenport. We stopped at
Silver Lake to see nesting Red-necked Grebe. We spotted a great-horned owl
on Bisson Rd just E of Audubon Lake in Reardan.

A pair of black-necked stilt were in a flooded field just s of Davenport
cemetery along Hwy 28.

2 pair of Swainson's Hawks were along Old Kuks road along with many
American pipits, horned larks and a few savannah & vesper sparrow.

W Kingbird were along Jahn road S. of Old Kuks. and a pair of Loggerhead
Shrike were highlights along Mayberry Rd.

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Subject: Lincoln County birding
From: Norma Trefry <firsttrefry AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:05:34 -0700
Yesterday Fran Haywood and Spent part of the day birding.  Our first stop
was Medical Lake to see the Red-neck Grebes nesting there.  On our way to
Old Kucks Road we stopped for two black-neck Stilts at a pond beside
Highway 28.  Old Kucks rd had no shorebirds except Killdeer, but we saw
 several Swainson;s Hawks.
On Jahn Rd, we found a Western Kingbird and American Pipits.  The best
finds of the day were on Mayberry Rd, two Loggerhead Shrikes, acting like a
mated pair, and one, possibly two Sage Thrashers.  More American Pipits,
and White-crowned Sparrows were on this road, also.
It was an interesting day of birding, even with the rain!

Norma Trefry

Also, today an Eared Grebe was on the Fairgrounds pond  on Broadway in the
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Subject: Genesee grebe
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:14:44 -0700
    
There's a western grebe at the Genesee sewage pond this evening. 


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Subject: A Grebey Morning at Eloika
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:36:19 +0000
Hello,

This morning at Eloika Lake, there were four species of Grebes: Pied billed 
(3), Red-necked (1), Horned (10), and Western (12). In addition, the 
Bonaparte’s Gull seen yesterday was still present. 4 Ruddy Ducks were mixed 
in as well. 


Blessings
Terry Little
Mead, Wa
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Subject: Moscow Red-necked Grebes
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:53:21 +0000
Three RN Grebes at the UI Dairy plus 10  species of waterfowl, found by
Mike Scott this AM.
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Subject: A Fun Day In Pend Oreille
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:53:32 +0000
Hello,

I spent today with my good friend, Gary Randol, birding my favorite county, 
Pend Oreille. Here are some of the highlights of the day: 


CALISPELL LAKE: Tundra Swans (7), TRUMPETER SWAN (2), SNOW GEESE (25 – been 
here for 2 weeks!), Blue winged Teal, Ruffed Grouse (drumming), EARED GREBE, 
White Pelican (2), Virginia Rail, Sora (many), California Gull (uncommon in 
PO), Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-rumped Warbler (many, Yellow Warbler, 
Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Chipping Sparrow 


CUSICK: Calliope and Rufous Hummingbirds

NORTH SKOOKUM LAKE: Barrow’s Goldeneyes (uncommon in PO, fighting with Common 
Goldeneyes), Varied Thrush 


KALISPELL INDIAN RESERVATION (MANRESA GROTTO): HORNED GREBE

KALISPELL INDIAN RESERVATION (FLYING GOOSE RANCH): WESTERN GREBE (2)

SULLIVAN LAKE: American Dipper, Common Loon, HORNED GREBE

HARVEY CREEK: HARLEQUIN DUCKS (2, male, female). These have been previously 
reported the past two weeks. We found them 1.2 miles up Harvey Creek Rd from 
Sullivan Lake Rd. They were very cooperative and swam against the current and 
fed in the current (amazing!), and sat on various logs and rocks while we just 
stood on the bank and watched and took pictures. Its been a few years since I 
have seen Harlequins in PO, though I have looked for them a lot. It was nice to 
see them. 


ELOIKA LAKE (Spokane County) - BONAPARTE’S GULL (1 beautiful adult).

Blessings
Terry Little
Mead, Wa
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Subject: FW: [IBLE] Idaho Birds Website Update (photographs wanted)
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:31:01 -0700

-----Original Message-----
From: ible AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:ible AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Darren 
Clark darrenclarkbird AT gmail.com [ible] 

Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:20 PM
To: IBLE
Subject: [IBLE] Idaho Birds Website Update (photographs wanted)

  

A few of us are in the process of updating the Idaho Birds Website 
http://idahobirds.net/. It has been a great resource, but it is severely out of 
date. I have been providing a few photographs for the site, but we would like 
to get high quality photographs of Idaho birds, Idaho birding locations, and 
individuals birding in Idaho from birders/photographers from around the state. 
We are particularly interested in photographs of unusual Idaho species and 
people out birding, but we could probably use photographs of any species. We 
won't use any photographs that have been heavily edited (HDR, overly saturated, 
etc.) or images with watermarks. If this bothers you, please don't blast me in 
the comments below, just don't participate. 


I'm trying to figure out how to do this (collect and edit images), but for now 
I'm just looking to see if people are interested. This is a non-profit website 
(a couple of people are paying to host it out of pocket). We will not pay for 
images. We will provide credit to the photographer. If any of you are 
interested, please respond, with a link to Idaho birds/birding photographs 
(website, flickr page, personal facebook page etc.). I will then see what our 
needs are and will reach out (it may take a while, so please be patient). 


Thanks

Darren Clark

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Subject: Re: Moscow Band-tailed Pigeon
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:28:57 +0000
Bettie now reports 2 Band-tailed Pigeons, sounds like they are moving
around the neighborhood a bit.

On 2:22pm, Fri, Apr 29, 2016 Charles Swift  wrote:

> Hi All -
>
> Ray & Bettie Hoff discovered a BT Pigeon in their yard yesterday, Mike
> Scott and I saw it early this afternoon. The Hoffs are at 7th & Hayes, the
> pigeon was visible from 7th Street in their large (Walnut ?) tree in the
> backyard. It may also be on the ground and hanging out w/ a couple of
> collared-doves.
>
> thanks,
> Charles.
> --
> Charles Swift
> Moscow, Idaho
> 46°43′54″ N, 116°59′50″ W
> chaetura AT gmail.com
>
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Subject: FW: European yellow jackets/paper wasps
From: Tina wynecoop <wynecoop AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:57:13 -0700
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftomlinsonbomberger.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F05%2Fyellowjacket-nest.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftomlinsonbomberger.com%2Fhow-to-get-rid-of-a-yellow-jacket-nest%2F&docid=c7pCweJ6MwThBM&tbnid=XHBzDvZL4uo63M%3A&w=1000&h=626&bih=1042&biw=1920&ved=0ahUKEwiK06Xb07TMAhUHzWMKHTJnBcEQMwg-KAAwAA&iact=mrc&uact=8 

Ii appreciated Becky's reply and she said I could share...
I found a link to the bee I am referring to. Lindell suggested rubbing the 
ceilingof the bird house with soap, and another responded by saying they paint 
a bitof oil on the roof and sides of the nest box. 

I appreciate the responses,Tina






"...Im just a secretary: the world has so muchto say, and Im writing it down. 
This great tenderness.""Taking It Home to Jerome" by David Kirby from Get Up, 
Please. 







From: eapglass AT hotmail.com
To: wynecoop AT hotmail.com
Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] European yellowjackets
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:46:46 -0700







Yes, pest control people probably would call those shown in the photo link 
you sent yellow jackets, but those are the more docile paper wasps, 
not hornets or yellow jackets. Control people call them what the 
general public might call them to keep it simple.  
 
My guess is the paper wasps could live happily with nesting birds.  
The much more aggressive hornets would be way more likely to attack baby birds 
and adults in close quarters.  I havent made any direct observations 
though, so this is just my guess.  I have worked directly with both paper 
wasps and hornets.  Both will get more aggressive in the Fall when the 
reproductive casts are being produced before winter.  The nesting birds 
have probably completed their nesting cycle before that happens.  Again, 
just my guess.  Would love to hear what you observe throughout the 
season.
Becky


 

From: Tina wynecoop 
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 1:19 PM
To: Becky L 
Subject: RE: [inland-NW-birders] European 
yellowjackets
 


https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftomlinsonbomberger.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F05%2Fyellowjacket-nest.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftomlinsonbomberger.com%2Fhow-to-get-rid-of-a-yellow-jacket-nest%2F&docid=c7pCweJ6MwThBM&tbnid=XHBzDvZL4uo63M%3A&w=1000&h=626&bih=1042&biw=1920&ved=0ahUKEwiK06Xb07TMAhUHzWMKHTJnBcEQMwg-KAAwAA&iact=mrc&uact=8 

Thank Becky, 
Tina









 
 

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This great 

tenderness.""Taking 
It Home to Jerome" by David Kirby from Get 
Up, Please.
 
 
 
 
 






From: eapglass AT hotmail.com
To: wynecoop AT hotmail.com
Subject: Re: 
[inland-NW-birders] European yellowjackets
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:50:37 
-0700






Tina,
I have an entomology background and am wondering  what non-native 
yellow-jacket you are referring to??  Do you have any photos you could send 
me??  
 
I know of 3 common species in the NW that you might be seeing. There is the 
black and white hornet (yellow jacket), the yellow and black hornet (yellow 
jacket), and the yellow and black paper wasp (people often think the paper wasp 

is a hornet, but technically it is not).  
The paper wasp is less aggressive compared to the two hornet species. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_wasp The paper wasp has an open 
single-layer paper 

comb.
Hornets, or yellow jackets, make hanging or underground nests that are 
enclosed with paper covering with an opening at the bottom and are often 
multi-layered when large.  www.pestrx.com/yellowjacket/
 
Cant comment on whether or not they bother cavity nestershaven't seen 
that situation to know.
 
Becky Lyle
Ritzville, WA
 
 


 

From: Tina wynecoop 
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 10:27 AM
To: inland nwbirders 
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] European 
yellowjackets
 

How are 
those of you who monitor nest boxes dealing with the non-native yellowjackets 
building their nests inside the bird boxes?  Seems like every box has a 
nest hanging from the ceiling.  I remove nest and bees - they aren't 
aggressive compared to our native yellow jackets and just maybe they don't 
bother the cavity nesters? I've been monitoring for thirty years and have been 
dealing with this bee species for almost a decade. 
Please share 
comments.


Tina,


Spokane County










 
 

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This great 

tenderness.""Taking 
It Home to Jerome" by David Kirby from Get 
Up, Please.
 
 
 
 
 

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Subject: Moscow Band-tailed Pigeon
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:22:38 +0000
Hi All -

Ray & Bettie Hoff discovered a BT Pigeon in their yard yesterday, Mike
Scott and I saw it early this afternoon. The Hoffs are at 7th & Hayes, the
pigeon was visible from 7th Street in their large (Walnut ?) tree in the
backyard. It may also be on the ground and hanging out w/ a couple of
collared-doves.

thanks,
Charles.
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Subject: European yellowjackets
From: Tina wynecoop <wynecoop AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:27:48 -0700
How are those of you who monitor nest boxes dealing with the non-native 
yellowjackets building their nests inside the bird boxes? Seems like every box 
has a nest hanging from the ceiling. I remove nest and bees - they aren't 
aggressive compared to our native yellow jackets and just maybe they don't 
bother the cavity nesters? I've been monitoring for thirty years and have been 
dealing with this bee species for almost a decade.Please share comments. 

Tina,
Spokane County







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This great tenderness.""Taking It Home to Jerome" by David Kirby from Get Up, 
Please. 





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Subject: Marbled Godwit at the WWRdelta today
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:37:31 -0700
Hello all,
MerryLynn found a Marbled Godwit at the delta today - lots of mud but 
windy, rain and cold! At 2Rivers were 4 Bonaparte's Gulls, and with a 
late report of Solitary Sandpiper and Blue-winged Teal from last Friday 
our Walla Walla county list is at 203.
Any other county over 200 for the year?

We watched 53 Vaux's Swifts go down the 6th street chimney in College 
Place at 8:05 this evening - usually have them over our neighborhood by 
now but hadn't seen any.

Happy Spring Birding, ML

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Subject: possible yellow-rumped warbler - myrtle
From: "O'Malley, Marty" <martyo AT wsu.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:16:58 +0000
While wandering around the WSU Arboretum today at noon I found two 
yellow-rumped warblers. One I only got a quick look at one but it was probably 
a "myrtle" sub species. Clearly white above and below the eye. It was hanging 
out around the frog pond. 


Marty

Marty O'Malley
Air Quality / Public Health - Food Safety, Pools, Solid Waste Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
Washington State University
Pullman, WA  99164 - 1172
(509) 335 - 6152
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Subject: Lazuli Bunting
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:38:06 -0700
Hi all,
We just returned from a successful search for the White Wagtail near 
Bend OR. Yesterday at Bennington Lake Linda had a Lazuli Bunting - #199 
for the WWCo. yearlist!

Later, ML

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Subject: Peone Shorebirds
From: Norma Trefry <firsttrefry AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:33:01 -0700
The shorebirds which Terry Little reported on Monday were still there
today, except there were at least 4 small peeps which were too far away for
me to tell if they were Least or Western Sandpipers.  The  flooded field is
fast drying up.

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Subject: Swainson's
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:52:05 -0700
The pair of Swainson's hawks are back riding the breezes and cruising the
neighborhood. Fun to see!

-- 

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*Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*

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Subject: Peone Wetand Shorebirds
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:04:36 +0000
Hello,
This morning at the Peone Wetland in northern Spokane County, I found the 
following shorebirds; 


Killdeer - 8
Wilson's Snipe - 8
Greater Yellowlegs - 4
Lesser Yellowlegs -1
Least Sandpiper - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 1

All of these were in the flooded field along Peone Rd just north of the bridge 
over Deadman's Creek. 


Shorebirds! Yay!
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Subject: Lacrosse, Rock Lake, and Beyond!
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:29:57 -0700
My girlfriend and I spent a mostly gloomy and windy day birding but it did
not disappoint! We started out on Airport rd. south of Lacrosse, WA and
picked up my first LONG BILLED CURLEWS of the year. We hoped for some early
Bu. Owls, no luck, but we did get my first of the year WESTERN KINGBIRDS.
Perhaps the most surprising thing we found was a lone SNOW GOOSE on the
local sewage ponds. A tough find in Whitman, glad to see one! Our next
major stop was Rock Lake, where we had quite an assortment of waterfowl and
shorebirds:
3 teal species-Including my first of the year BLUE WINGED TEAL
4 BLACK NECKED STILTS-First of the year
1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS
1 SPOTTED SANDPIPER-First of the year
8 BONAPARTE'S GULL-In beautiful breeding plumage.
1 TURKEY VULTURE
1 NORTHERN RW SWALLOW-First of the year
All in all 44 species at Rock Lake, a fantastic hour there! On Glorifield
rd. we had tons of YELLOW HEADED BLACKBIRDS, with VIRGINIA RAIL, and SORAS
vocalizing! At the Rock Creek crossing we had 8 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS.
Also of note in the Rock Lake area was 3 NEW OSPREY NESTS! That means there
is currently 6(!) PAIRS of OSPREYS that are attempting to nest near Rock
Lake. That is the most I have ever seen around there, possibly offspring
from the 3 pairs that have been around the last 2 or 3 years. Next we
headed to a pretty birdless Steptoe Butte, on the way we had my first of
the year BARN SWALLOWS. We then checked on the BALD EAGLE nest where we
were delighted to see 2 NESTLINGS happily being fed! Our last stop was Rose
Creek, where we had BLUEBIRDS, a GREAT HORNED OWL, VARIED THRUSH, and a
lone CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD. We saw a grand total 83 SPECIES, a personal best
for me in Whitman County! An absolutely amazing day!

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Subject: Snow Geese - Spokane
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 02:10:01 +0000
Hello,

This morning, I had seven Snow Geese on the north end of Newman Lake in eastern 
Spokane County. There was a nearby Common Loon. South of the lake in a flooded 
field, there were many ducks including my FOY Blue-winged Teal. Nearby were 
three Greater Yellowlegs. Orange crowned Warblers were found in the forest. 


Blessings
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Subject: Harvey Cr Harlequin ducks
From: David Kreft <dkreft AT centurylink.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:14:50 -0700
Wednesday, April 20th, my co-workers spotted a pair of Harlequin ducks on 
Harvey Creek, Pend Oreille County, FS Rd 1935 about a mile up from the Sullivan 
Lake road. 

They spotted the pair adjacent to the road. Being non-birders they sent me the 
photo and asked me why these strange looking ducks were peacefully resting in 
the middle of a raging spring torrent of water. 

After cursing my bad luck for not being with them that day I told them what 
they were and that swift water is their summer home. 

They said the road is drivable but look out for falling rocks this time of 
year. The spot where the photo is taken is about a mile up from the gravel pit. 
The road climbs and hugs a very steep canyon wall (watch for rocks). There is a 
waterfall that brings the stream bed right up to road level and that's where 
this pair were spotted. 





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Subject: female hummers
From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:34:23 -0700
Two female hummingbirds showed up (rufous and calliope) to match the two
males. 

Also a house wren has begun waking us up regularly.

 

We have a new water feature - will see if it brings in more birds. We've had
the usual species but very low numbers of all.

 

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Subject: Whitman County Birds this a.m.
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:32:17 -0700
Hi Birders,

This morning Steve Mulgrew and I birded Steptoe Sewage Lagoon, Steptoe Butte
and in between  Steptoe Butte and Kamiak Butte.  We finished by walking to
the top of Kamiak Butte.  Birds of note are:

Ruby-crowned Kinglets at both buttes
Vesper Sparrow - at least four on Steptoe Butte
Cassin's Finch  - at Steptoe Butte
House Wren  - - at Steptoe Butte 
Orange Crowned Warbler at both buttes
Cassin's Vireo - very vocal at Kamiak Butte
Pacific Wren - also very vocal at Kamiak Butte
Downy Woodpecker at Steptoe Butte
Hairy Woodpecker at Kamiak Butte
Hermit Thrush at Kamiak Butte

Swallows:
Violet-green
Tree
N. Rough-winged Swallow

Steptoe Wrens:
Canyon
Rock 
House

Good Birding!

Terry Gray
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Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: Spokane Spring Arrivals
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:35:28 +0000
Hello,

I love spring arrivals. I never get tired of hearing the first song of our 
spring migrants (and always pretty pleased when I still recognize it from last 
year :)). Yesterday, On Holcomb Rd, in the Mt Spokane foothills, I had one 
ORANGE CROWNED WARBLER and several House Wrens. This morning, at Eloika Lake, 
there was one ORANGE CROWNED and one NASHVILLE WARBLER. A Red-necked Grebe was 
on the lake. It is my opinion that this species is becoming more difficult to 
find at certain locations in Spokane County. They once nested at Eloika. Now 
they can easily be missed during the year. 

Blessings
Terry Little
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Subject: Stilts and Avocets in Spokane
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:41:42 +0000
Hello,

Sorry for the late post, but I had 4 American Avocets and 9 Black necked Stilts 
at Eloika Lake on Sunday morning. They were on a (very) small island on the 
southwest shore of the lake, viewed by scope from the boat launch road. This 
little island seems a strange place for avocets and stilts and yet, I find them 
here almost annually in mid April. There were Ruddy Ducks on the lake as well. 


Blessings
Terry Little
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Subject: White-throated swifts
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 16:52:47 -0700
Entering Spokane on the freeway from the west, I saw several swifts flying
overhead.

A friend & I exited and went under Sunset Hwy to the pull off with the
peregrine paintings & sure enough the swifts are back, checking out cracks
in the overhead freeway bridge for nesting.



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Subject: Hair
From: Tina wynecoop <wynecoop AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:32:47 -0700
I occasionally put a bit of my own hair out in a branch during nesting season. 
Not very much but it would be fun to find it had been woven into somebody's 
nest. Well just now a Black capped chickadee landed on my head as I was reading 
outside and made sweet little sounds as it hopped around and selected a few 
'fresh-and-still-root-bound ones instead. I feel locally sourced! And honored. 



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Subject: Barn owl relocated
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:00:33 -0700
The barn owl that had been perched in the same tree at Hell's Gate SP all
winter had recently disappeared. I found it this morning relocated in a
nearby tree and perched more in the open. Beware...the viewing angle is
dizzying!
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*Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*

*Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
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Subject: Re: Delaware Duck Stamp
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:01:17 -0700
Congratulations to Catherine.  You have worked hard & this is a very
deserved honor.

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 2:38 PM, Charles Swift  wrote:

> Awesome! Congratulations Catherine!
>
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 2:08 PM Catherine Temple 
> wrote:
>
>> Many of you know that I am an artist and that I recently entered a
>> painting in the Delaware Duck Stamp contest. Some of you have been
>> privileged to see a sneak peak of that entry before I sent it off and have
>> been asking if I knew the outcome yet. An hour ago I got the call.....
>> I WON!!!!
>> My entry will be on the 2017 duck stamp for Delaware! I am humbled and
>> honored beyond words and want to thank all of you who have supported me
>> through this with photo references and well wishes.  A very special thanks
>> to Keith Carlson for providing me with photos and a book of duck stamp
>> inspiration.
>> Here is a look at the winning entry.
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26339631912/in/dateposted-public/
>> --
>>
>> *Catherine Temple*
>>
>> *Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*
>>
>> *Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052 <%28208%29%20791-7052>*
>> ctemple99 AT gmail.com
>>
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>> www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/
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Subject: Duck Stamp update
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:30:55 -0700
 Thank you all so very much for all the congratulations and compliments on
my winning the Delaware Duck Stamp. This has been a great honor for me to
win, but also a great honor to be able to represent our little corner of
the Northwest.

The painting now belongs to the state of Delaware and is currently on
display at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge from April 15 - 29.
After that it returns to Delaware F & W where they will send it off for
printing and the stamps to be made. Eventually, they will send me 2180
prints to sign and number and 150 artists proofs for my own use. Guess I
won't be doing much birding when those arrive! The stamps will not be ready
until July 2017.
Until then it's back to painting and back to birding!!

-- 

*Catherine Temple*

*Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*

*Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
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Subject: Walla Walla county yesterday, Franklin, Benton, Yakima earlier
From: birdmarymoor AT gmail.com
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:21:22 -0700
Wednesday, I birded WALLA WALLA COUNTY. On Mill Creek Rd, just after the creek 
that’s just before the intersection with Scenic Loop Rd., I had a nice 
singing NASHVILLE WARBLER. Up Scenic Loop Rd. just a bit, I had a drumming 
RUFFED GROUSE that eluded sighting, and singing “SLATE-COLORED” FOX 
SPARROWS. Lower down the valley Mill Creek Rd., on my way out, I had a flock of 
EVENING GROSBEAKS amongst the farms, as well as my first VAUX’S SWIFT of the 
year. 


Tom Lamb’s old place on Biscuit Ridge Rd. has been bought by a friendly young 
couple with children and dogs, but they’re still hoping to keep the 
hummingbird thing going. They’ve moved feeders more into the front yard, and 
I was able to get a male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD for a year bird. 


Next up was Jasper Mountain Rd., where I was hoping for Red-naped Sapsucker. I 
slowly made my way up, checking pretty much every grove of trees. At a mixed 
grove of trees, I came face to face with a GREAT GRAY OWL. Great looks, 
ecstatic birder. Several miles further up, at a clearcut at the top of a rise, 
I finally got a RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER. Also on Jasper Mtn. Rd., I had MOUNTAIN 
BLUEBIRD, WESTERN BLUEBIRD, and TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE. 


Happy, I scooted from there all the way to the Columbia (noting a SWAINSON’S 
HAWK just east of Walla Walla on my way). At the overlook off US-12, looking 
down onto the pond in Madame Dorian, there were about 25 BLACK-NECKED STILTS, 
and 15 AMERICAN AVOCETS. At Wallula Gap, I found WHITE-THROATED SWIFTS as 
promised, and heard both ROCK WREN and CANYON WREN. 


Walla Walla River Delta had a ton of CASPIAN TERNS and a lone COMMON TERN 
(small, mantle darker than nearby Caspians, black cap especially large and bold 
down the nape, bill so dark orange it often looked black, leg color a darker 
orange, wing tips dusky and longer than tail – I spent a lot of time to be 
100% sure it wasn’t a Forster’s). 


Tuesday, at Windust Park in FRANKLIN COUNTY, I had 2 MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, a pair 
of LESSER GOLDFINCH, and a pure “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER. On Blanton Rd., I 
had two LONG-BILLED CURLEW. And at the Pasco-Kahlotus Gravel Pit [mostly dry] 
ponds, I had 2 BANK SWALLOWS as well as NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS. 


Earlier in the day in BENTON COUNTY, I had a TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE at Horn 
Rapids Park, and several SANDHILL CRANES on and near Snively Rd., as well as a 
CINNAMON TEAL on Weidle Rd. 


Monday in YAKIMA COUNTY, I found GREATER YELLOWLEGS and LONG-BILLED CURLEW at 
Toppenish NWR. There were also several HOUSE WRENS near the headquarters 
building. On my second try (thanks Andy!), I found the BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER at 
the “3/4 mile fields” – my 250th Yakima County species. 


It was a great trip.

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Subject: Re: Delaware Duck Stamp
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:38:22 +0000
Awesome! Congratulations Catherine!

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 2:08 PM Catherine Temple 
wrote:

> Many of you know that I am an artist and that I recently entered a
> painting in the Delaware Duck Stamp contest. Some of you have been
> privileged to see a sneak peak of that entry before I sent it off and have
> been asking if I knew the outcome yet. An hour ago I got the call.....
> I WON!!!!
> My entry will be on the 2017 duck stamp for Delaware! I am humbled and
> honored beyond words and want to thank all of you who have supported me
> through this with photo references and well wishes.  A very special thanks
> to Keith Carlson for providing me with photos and a book of duck stamp
> inspiration.
> Here is a look at the winning entry.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26339631912/in/dateposted-public/
> --
>
> *Catherine Temple*
>
> *Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*
>
> *Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
> ctemple99 AT gmail.com
>
> www.catherinetemple.com
> www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/
>
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Subject: Delaware Duck Stamp
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:08:20 -0700
Many of you know that I am an artist and that I recently entered a painting
in the Delaware Duck Stamp contest. Some of you have been privileged to see
a sneak peak of that entry before I sent it off and have been asking if I
knew the outcome yet. An hour ago I got the call.....
I WON!!!!
My entry will be on the 2017 duck stamp for Delaware! I am humbled and
honored beyond words and want to thank all of you who have supported me
through this with photo references and well wishes.  A very special thanks
to Keith Carlson for providing me with photos and a book of duck stamp
inspiration.
Here is a look at the winning entry.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/26339631912/in/dateposted-public/
-- 

*Catherine Temple*

*Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*

*Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
ctemple99 AT gmail.com

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