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Black Francolin,©Jan Wilczur

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 ]
14 Apr rufous in the rain [Catherine Temple ]
13 Apr Re: How many cranes? [Becky L ]
13 Apr Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 102, Issue 26: how many cranes?s [Andrew Kirsh ]
13 Apr Re: What Call & What Raptor? [Jane Westervelt ]
13 Apr Re: What Call & What Raptor? [Peter Olsoy ]
13 Apr Re: What Call & What Raptor? [Becky L ]
13 Apr Re: What Call & What Raptor? [Kelly Cassidy ]
13 Apr Re: What Call & What Raptor? [Terry Gray ]
13 Apr What Call & What Raptor? [EarthBourne ]
13 Apr Re: Background call on Northern Flicker recording? ["Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu)" ]
13 Apr Re: Background call on Northern Flicker recording? [Charles Swift ]
13 Apr Re: Background call on Northern Flicker recording? [Peter Olsoy ]
13 Apr Background call on Northern Flicker recording? ["Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu)" ]
13 Apr Pend Oreille Evening [Terry Little ]
12 Apr snow geese [Catherine Temple ]
11 Apr Whitman, early House Wren, and RN Sapsucker [Richard Baltierra ]
11 Apr Re: nesting hawk, help []
11 Apr Re: nesting hawk, help [Charles Swift ]
11 Apr Kingbird ["Terry O'Halloran" ]
10 Apr Hummers ( not humvees) [Rich Del Carlo ]
10 Apr Rufous hummer [Bettie Hoff ]
10 Apr Kamiak and Rose Creek [Mike Clarke ]
10 Apr Re: calliope male [Charles Swift ]
9 Apr Re: nesting hawk, help []
9 Apr calliope male [Nancy Miller ]
9 Apr nesting hawk, help []
9 Apr Pend Oreille County [Terry Little ]
8 Apr Morning on the Snake [Catherine Temple ]
7 Apr Colville Calliope [W & J Current ]
6 Apr FW: LPO March ["Mike" ]
5 Apr Calliope Hummingbirds [Dave Holick ]
4 Apr Anna's & Calliope Hummingbirds [Fran Haywood ]
3 Apr Whitman County Birds [Richard Baltierra ]
3 Apr Peola Road [Keith Carlson ]
3 Apr Calliope hummingbird [Tina wynecoop ]
2 Apr Asotin Birding [Jonathan Isacoff ]
2 Apr Yellowlegs ID ? [Keith Carlson ]
31 Mar cackling geese [Catherine Temple ]
31 Mar Cackling geese [Catherine Temple ]

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. 

--
David McNeely

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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. 


Nancy Draznin, LM, CPM 208-310-3252 


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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!!
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29316304

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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. 


Nancy Draznin, LM, CPM 208-310-3252 


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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

darrenclarkbird AT gmail.com

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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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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, 
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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

-- 
Mike & MerryLynn Denny
Birding the Beautiful Walla Walla Valley
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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

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Environmental Health and Safety
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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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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.

 

Nancy Miller

Viola, ID
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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
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
208-596-5212
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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
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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!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/25880104564/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/25880104564/in/dateposted-public/

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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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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!!

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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/
-- 

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*Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*

*Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
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Subject: rufous in the rain
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:27:39 -0700
Just had my FOY male rufous hummingbird show up at the feeder! (7:25 AM)
Earliest I've had one, but a welcome sight!
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Subject: Re: How many cranes?
From: Becky L <eapglass AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:02:24 -0700
Great Andrew!! Thank you!!! That helps me a lot!! I was guessing at 1000+. I am 
sure some of the cranes in the area were missed by the video, so I would now 
say a good estimate, considering your detailed count, would easily be 2000+. 
This area is a daytime resting/mudding/feeding spot for the cranes and a number 
of them were bedded down in the grass and probably missed. It was great fun to 
see the entire group explode and take off at around 6pm heading south to the 
corn-stubble fields in a mega-flurry of wings and glorious noise!! The field 
was totally empty after about 15 minutes. 


Thanks again!! That was great information!!!
Becky Lyle

From: Andrew Kirsh 
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Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 102,Issue 26: 
how many cranes?s 


1893 cranes.

Treating the cranes as I would cells in a photomicrograph, I divided the video 
into 8 separate stills, then deleted the light sandy areas with no birds, so 
the cranes were the brightest objects in each image and each bird typically 
formed one distinct bright spot. Using image analysis software (Image J) to 
define a crane as a particle of a certain color and size by setting RGB color 
thresholds and size limits in pixels, then using the software's automated 
particle counter on each image and adding up the results, I estimated 1893 
cranes. From comparison with manual counts of some images, I think the number 
is correct within about 15%. A bird in the shade of another may not meet the 
color thresholds; a bird in the sun with its wings raised may be counted as two 
or three birds; a bird far away may not meet the size threshold; three birds 
very close together might count as one. This was very quick and dirty. With 
more time and refinement it would be more accurate. 


A practiced birder in the field with good binoculars and attention span would 
also likely get a more accurate count. 


Enjoyed the audio and video.

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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 102, Issue 26: how many cranes?s
From: Andrew Kirsh <andrewkirsh AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:11:24 -0700
1893 cranes.

Treating the cranes as I would cells in a photomicrograph, I divided the video 
into 8 separate stills, then deleted the light sandy areas with no birds, so 
the cranes were the brightest objects in each image and each bird typically 
formed one distinct bright spot. Using image analysis software (Image J) to 
define a crane as a particle of a certain color and size by setting RGB color 
thresholds and size limits in pixels, then using the software's automated 
particle counter on each image and adding up the results, I estimated 1893 
cranes. From comparison with manual counts of some images, I think the number 
is correct within about 15%. A bird in the shade of another may not meet the 
color thresholds; a bird in the sun with its wings raised may be counted as two 
or three birds; a bird far away may not meet the size threshold; three birds 
very close together might count as one. This was very quick and dirty. With 
more time and refinement it would be more accurate. 


A practiced birder in the field with good binoculars and attention span would 
also likely get a more accurate count. 


Enjoyed the audio and video.

Andrew

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Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:50:24 -0700
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Bank Swallows


  

    
  
  
    Bank Swallows are back in Walla Walla county -
      Ginger reports many in banks north of Touchet. Forgot to report
      the two at Bennington yesterday.

      

      I walked Fort Walla Walla Park today - Lesser Goldfinches in 3
      areas - lots of dandelions gone to seed - 

      Ruby-crowned Kinglets singing everywhere, 1 Fox Sparrow and 1
      House Wren singing -

      Later, ML

    
    -- 
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Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:27:52 -0700
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Help me count the cranes...





I watched these Sandhill Cranes all afternoon back on March 31, 2016 near 
Othello. I get overwhelmed about making a reliable count-estimate when there 
are 

so many birds in an area like this. How many would you estimate are in this 
draw?? Im sure there are a number of expert flock counters in this group. 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/treadletoes/26321294862/in/datetaken-public/
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Subject: Re: What Call & What Raptor?
From: Jane Westervelt <jwestervelt AT live.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:34:48 -0700
I'm not seeing anything that would make me think it's not a golden eagle - I 
think you're right on with your ID. The proportions aren't really right for 
smaller raptors like red-tails. 


Jane

On April 13, 2016, at 6:07 PM, EarthBourne  wrote:

Charles,
I don’t think it’s a Red-Tail. It was larger than a Red-Tail and had a 
broad band of white in the tail like a juvenile Golden would have. 

Thanks for the response!
Becky

From: Charles Swift
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 3:45 PM
To: EarthBourne
Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] What Call & What Raptor?

Becky,

I kind of think the raptor is a red-tailed hawk but it's hard to zoom or get 
more detail out of the image. Did you get any photos? The fact that you were 
unsure suggests to me you weren't convinced it was a Golden Eagle (but let me 
know if I'm wrong!). 


Charles.


On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:09 PM EarthBourne  wrote:

  I uploaded a video showing a raptor on a post. In the background, you can
  hear a bird calling--not the raptor. I repeated the clip 4 times in the
  video rendering. Anyone recognize the bird calling?

  This was taken April 9th near Othello, WA while we were watching Sandhill
  Cranes in a wet pasture area along a small stream.

  Also, what is the raptor on the post in the video? Is it a immature Golden
  Eagle or what??

  https://www.flickr.com/photos/treadletoes/25807604024/in/datetaken-public/

  Thanks very much!!
  Becky Lyle
  Ritzville, WA

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Subject: Re: What Call & What Raptor?
From: Peter Olsoy <peterolsoy AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:47:18 +0000
Becky,

I think you are correct on the Golden Eagle ID.  Note the crown/back of the
head is lighter than the rest of the head.  Juvenile Bald Eagle should be
more of a single color.


Peter

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:41 PM Becky L  wrote:

> YES!!! Thanks Terry!!!  Now that I heard the Wilson's Snipe on my Merlin
> app, that is the sound.  The Wilson's males will also make this sound at
> night near nesting sites, apparently, and we did hear it at night. GREAT!!
> Thanks again!!
> Now, what is the raptor?
> Becky
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kelly Cassidy
> Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:30 PM
> To: Terry Gray
> Cc: inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu ; EarthBourne
> Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] What Call & What Raptor?
>
> Agree with Terry.  It's the winnowing of a snipe   Don't know about the
> raptor.  I'm terrible at raptor ID.
>
> Kelly Cassidy
> Pullman, WA
>
> > On Apr 13, 2016, at 12:23 PM, Terry Gray  wrote:
> >
> > Sounds like a Wilson's Snipe  flight call!
> >
> > Terry
> >
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> > Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:10 PM
> > To: inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu
> > Subject: [inland-NW-birders] What Call & What Raptor?
> >
> > I uploaded a video showing a raptor on a post. In the background, you can
> > hear a bird calling--not the raptor. I repeated the clip 4 times in the
> > video rendering. Anyone recognize the bird calling?
> >
> > This was taken April 9th near Othello, WA while we were watching Sandhill
> > Cranes in a wet pasture area along a small stream.
> >
> > Also, what is the raptor on the post in the video? Is it a immature
> Golden
> > Eagle or what??
> >
> >
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/treadletoes/25807604024/in/datetaken-public/
> >
> > Thanks very much!!
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Subject: Re: What Call & What Raptor?
From: Becky L <eapglass AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:40:41 -0700
YES!!! Thanks Terry!!!  Now that I heard the Wilson's Snipe on my Merlin 
app, that is the sound.  The Wilson's males will also make this sound at 
night near nesting sites, apparently, and we did hear it at night. GREAT!!
Thanks again!!
Now, what is the raptor?
Becky

-----Original Message----- 
From: Kelly Cassidy
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:30 PM
To: Terry Gray
Cc: inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu ; EarthBourne
Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] What Call & What Raptor?

Agree with Terry.  It's the winnowing of a snipe   Don't know about the 
raptor.  I'm terrible at raptor ID.

Kelly Cassidy
Pullman, WA

> On Apr 13, 2016, at 12:23 PM, Terry Gray  wrote:
>
> Sounds like a Wilson's Snipe  flight call!
>
> Terry
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> To: inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu
> Subject: [inland-NW-birders] What Call & What Raptor?
>
> I uploaded a video showing a raptor on a post. In the background, you can
> hear a bird calling--not the raptor. I repeated the clip 4 times in the
> video rendering. Anyone recognize the bird calling?
>
> This was taken April 9th near Othello, WA while we were watching Sandhill
> Cranes in a wet pasture area along a small stream.
>
> Also, what is the raptor on the post in the video? Is it a immature Golden
> Eagle or what??
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/treadletoes/25807604024/in/datetaken-public/
>
> Thanks very much!!
> Becky Lyle
> Ritzville, WA
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Subject: Re: What Call & What Raptor?
From: Kelly Cassidy <highsteppe AT icloud.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:30:02 -0700
Agree with Terry. It's the winnowing of a snipe Don't know about the raptor. 
I'm terrible at raptor ID. 


Kelly Cassidy
Pullman, WA

> On Apr 13, 2016, at 12:23 PM, Terry Gray  wrote:
> 
> Sounds like a Wilson's Snipe  flight call!
> 
> Terry
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:10 PM
> To: inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu
> Subject: [inland-NW-birders] What Call & What Raptor?
> 
> I uploaded a video showing a raptor on a post. In the background, you can
> hear a bird calling--not the raptor. I repeated the clip 4 times in the
> video rendering. Anyone recognize the bird calling?
> 
> This was taken April 9th near Othello, WA while we were watching Sandhill
> Cranes in a wet pasture area along a small stream.
> 
> Also, what is the raptor on the post in the video? Is it a immature Golden
> Eagle or what??
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/treadletoes/25807604024/in/datetaken-public/
> 
> Thanks very much!!
> Becky Lyle
> Ritzville, WA 
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Subject: Re: What Call & What Raptor?
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:23:48 -0700
Sounds like a Wilson's Snipe  flight call!

Terry

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Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:10 PM
To: inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] What Call & What Raptor?

I uploaded a video showing a raptor on a post. In the background, you can
hear a bird calling--not the raptor. I repeated the clip 4 times in the
video rendering. Anyone recognize the bird calling?

This was taken April 9th near Othello, WA while we were watching Sandhill
Cranes in a wet pasture area along a small stream.

Also, what is the raptor on the post in the video? Is it a immature Golden
Eagle or what??

https://www.flickr.com/photos/treadletoes/25807604024/in/datetaken-public/

Thanks very much!!
Becky Lyle
Ritzville, WA 

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Subject: What Call & What Raptor?
From: EarthBourne <earthbourne AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:09:41 -0700
I uploaded a video showing a raptor on a post. In the background, you can 
hear a bird calling--not the raptor. I repeated the clip 4 times in the 
video rendering. Anyone recognize the bird calling?

This was taken April 9th near Othello, WA while we were watching Sandhill 
Cranes in a wet pasture area along a small stream.

Also, what is the raptor on the post in the video? Is it a immature Golden 
Eagle or what??

https://www.flickr.com/photos/treadletoes/25807604024/in/datetaken-public/

Thanks very much!!
Becky Lyle
Ritzville, WA 

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Subject: Re: Background call on Northern Flicker recording?
From: "Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu)" <abright@uidaho.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:36:25 +0000
Thank you all so much to those who answered! Mystery solved! Black capped 
chickadee is the most likely culprit. I’ll grab binoculars next time I hear 
it. 


Ashleigh Bright

From: Charles Swift [mailto:chaetura AT gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:16 AM
To: Peter Olsoy ; Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu) 
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Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] Background call on Northern Flicker recording? 


Agreed, Black-capped Chickadee (based on the recording information I suspect 
this was recorded in New York providing further evidence for that). Also 
interesting to note that this is a "yellow-shafted' Northern Flicker which 
sounds slightly different (but close enough) to our "red-shafted" Flicker 
(listen to recordings from California). There is another bird singing in the 
beginning of the first clip, I think I know what it is. ;) 




On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 8:47 AM Peter Olsoy 
> wrote: 

I think that's a black-capped chickadee.

Check out the "Typical song" (4th on the Songs list)
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-capped_Chickadee/sounds

Hard to hear in the Flicker one...could also possibly be a mountain chickadee's 
"cheese-burger" call? 


Others can tell me if I'm wrong :)


Peter

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 8:03 AM Bright, Ashleigh 
(abright AT uidaho.edu) 
> wrote: 

Hi!
I'm new to identifying birds by their calls, except the most obvious, so I've 
been playing with the Cornell website to learn more. 

In the first recording for the Northern Flicker at the link below, during the 
NF's wick-a call at the 10 second point, there's a background bird call I hear 
all the time. A two note, high-low, dee - dooo. What kind of bird is that? 



www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flicker/sounds 


Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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Subject: Re: Background call on Northern Flicker recording?
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:16:21 +0000
Agreed, Black-capped Chickadee (based on the recording information I
suspect this was recorded in New York providing further evidence for that).
Also interesting to note that this is a "yellow-shafted' Northern Flicker
which sounds slightly different (but close enough) to our "red-shafted"
Flicker (listen to recordings from California). There is another bird
singing in the beginning of the first clip, I think I know what it is. ;)



On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 8:47 AM Peter Olsoy  wrote:

> I think that's a black-capped chickadee.
>
> Check out the "Typical song" (4th on the Songs list)
> https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-capped_Chickadee/sounds
>
> Hard to hear in the Flicker one...could also possibly be a mountain
> chickadee's "cheese-burger" call?
>
> Others can tell me if I'm wrong :)
>
>
> Peter
>
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 8:03 AM Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu) <
> abright AT uidaho.edu> wrote:
>
>> Hi!
>> I'm new to identifying birds by their calls, except the most obvious, so
>> I've been playing with the Cornell website to learn more.
>> In the first recording for the Northern Flicker at the link below, during
>> the NF's wick-a call at the 10 second point, there's a background bird call
>> I hear all the time. A two note, high-low, dee - dooo. What kind of bird is
>> that?
>>
>> www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flicker/sounds
>>
>> Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
>>
>> Ashleigh Bright
>>
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Subject: Re: Background call on Northern Flicker recording?
From: Peter Olsoy <peterolsoy AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:46:56 +0000
I think that's a black-capped chickadee.

Check out the "Typical song" (4th on the Songs list)
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-capped_Chickadee/sounds

Hard to hear in the Flicker one...could also possibly be a mountain
chickadee's "cheese-burger" call?

Others can tell me if I'm wrong :)


Peter

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 8:03 AM Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu) <
abright AT uidaho.edu> wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm new to identifying birds by their calls, except the most obvious, so
> I've been playing with the Cornell website to learn more.
> In the first recording for the Northern Flicker at the link below, during
> the NF's wick-a call at the 10 second point, there's a background bird call
> I hear all the time. A two note, high-low, dee - dooo. What kind of bird is
> that?
>
> www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flicker/sounds
>
> Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
>
> Ashleigh Bright
>
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Subject: Background call on Northern Flicker recording?
From: "Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu)" <abright@uidaho.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:03:53 +0000
Hi!
I'm new to identifying birds by their calls, except the most obvious, so I've 
been playing with the Cornell website to learn more. 

In the first recording for the Northern Flicker at the link below, during the 
NF's wick-a call at the 10 second point, there's a background bird call I hear 
all the time. A two note, high-low, dee - dooo. What kind of bird is that? 


www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flicker/sounds 

Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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Subject: Pend Oreille Evening
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:39:26 +0000
My friend Jon Pafford joined me for a late afternoon, evening of birding at 
Calispell Lake. Some of the highlights. 


At Jared Marsh, we had our first N Rough Winged Swallow mixed in with the 
numerous Tree and Violet Greens. Also there were 4 Cinnamon Teal that were not 
present last Friday. 


At Calispell, we relocated a portion of the Snow Geese flock that I found on 
Friday (15) with two Ross’s Geese mixed in with them. While watching the 
geese, Jon discovered a Peregrine Falcon having a duck dinner on a nearby fence 
post. A Northern Harrier flew over the marsh as well and six Tundra Swans are 
still present. Wilson’s Snipe were winnowing everywhere. 


After dark - about 8:45 - we had both a Northern Saw Whet Owl and a Western 
Screech Owl respond along Bennett Rd. 


A beautiful evening to be out.
Terry Little
Mead, Wa
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Subject: snow geese
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:07:14 -0700
I found two sub-adult snow geese at Swallows Park this afternoon.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/25793195314/in/dateposted-public/

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Subject: Whitman, early House Wren, and RN Sapsucker
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:57:43 -0700
I bet its no surprise that I was out birding again this weekend. Much of
what was seen last weekend was seen again on Sunday, but I was able to add
7 more to the year list. The Rock Lake area hosted many waterfowl,
winnowing snipe, and several Greater Yellowlegs. The Ospreys are actively
preparing their nests, as well as patrolling the waters of the lake. I did
have my first of the year Cliff Swallow, and my FOY American White Pelican
at the Rock Creek crossing west of Ewan. The scabland lakes did not have
much to see, save for several species of ducks, and a few Turkey Vultures.
I stopped by Revere, and Escure Ranch but there wasn't much except for
singing Rock Wrens, and many Vesper Sparrows. At Steptoe Butte I had
Townsend's Solitaire, and my first of the year Turkeys. The Bald Eagle nest
near Colfax was looking good, and I was able to digiscope some photos. At
Kamiak Butte I had my FOY Hairy Woodpecker, and a Great Horned Owl. Then at
Rose Creek Preserve, I had a singing HOUSE WREN, right at the entrance,
clearly a bit early. I also found my FOY Lincoln's Sparrow, and I was able
to re-find the Red-Naped Sapsucker(FOY) as well. A beautiful day to bird!

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Subject: Re: nesting hawk, help
From: <mcneely4 AT cox.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:02:09 -0500
I've now learned that Cooper's develop a rump patch when in breeding condition. 
So, I guess I've never seen one in breeding plumage before. The original 
confusion as to whether it might be a Goshawk was because I had not been able 
to get a good enough look. But then the rump patch confused things a bit in a 
different direction. But I am certain now that it is a Cooper's. 


Unfortunately, so far we have not seen two of them at a time. Is it common for 
unattached females to do nest work? Or might the male be around somewhere, 
maybe working on a different nest? I do know that they frequently build more 
than one nest (or at least I have read that in reliable sources). 


She has been busily at work this morning.

David McNeely

---- Charles Swift  wrote: 
> Definitely sounds like a Cooper's Hawk. We have a pair here in the park on
> the east side of Moscow and looks like they have just started
> laying/incubating eggs.
> 
> Charles.
> 
> On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 11:54 AM  wrote:
> 
> > I have my spotting scope on the nest now.  Fairly confident that it is a
> > Cooper's, despite the rump patch (what is that about?).  Definite orangish,
> > rusty breast, slight crest, dark cap, no eye stripe.  Steely, slate overall
> > dorsal color.  On the big side for a Cooper's, maybe a big female?  Still
> > would appreciate any help, and no, I cannot send a photo.
> >
> > David McNeely
> >
> > ---- mcneely4 AT cox.net wrote:
> > >
> > > There is a hawk actively repairing/rebuilding what I had thought was an
> > old crow's nest in our front yard (we just moved in this winter). I have
> > not been able to get a good enough look to positively identify it.  Yard is
> > mostly dense, young ponderosa pines, and nearby habitat is similar but lots
> > of open areas too, in this exurban neighborhood of 5-10 acre lots.  Nest is
> > 25 ft up in one of the larger pines, in a crotch.  Bird is fairly large,
> > bigger than a typical Cooper's to my eye.  My first reaction was Goshawk,
> > given habitat and behavior, and dark, steely back.  But, head pattern would
> > be very atypical, dark cap but no eye stripe. Also, breast is darker than
> > typical.   Really looks (and flies) like a Cooper's (maybe a big female?),
> > but has a rump patch.  Any help in identification is appreciated, and if
> > you come over, you should get the treat of seeing it work on the nest.  It
> > flies down low and breaks off dead branches from the lower trunks of the
> > trees, which have neve
> >  r
> > >  been limbed up.  email me or call davmcneely40 AT gmail.com, 509-325-7440
> > if you are willing to stop by.  We live NW of Fairchild AFB, about 4 miles.
> > >
> > > Oh, we have only seen it in the morning, beginning Thursday.  Woods is
> > really thick is reason no better look, and I would never be able to
> > photograph it.
> > > David McNeely
> > >
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Subject: Re: nesting hawk, help
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:10:13 +0000
Definitely sounds like a Cooper's Hawk. We have a pair here in the park on
the east side of Moscow and looks like they have just started
laying/incubating eggs.

Charles.

On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 11:54 AM  wrote:

> I have my spotting scope on the nest now.  Fairly confident that it is a
> Cooper's, despite the rump patch (what is that about?).  Definite orangish,
> rusty breast, slight crest, dark cap, no eye stripe.  Steely, slate overall
> dorsal color.  On the big side for a Cooper's, maybe a big female?  Still
> would appreciate any help, and no, I cannot send a photo.
>
> David McNeely
>
> ---- mcneely4 AT cox.net wrote:
> >
> > There is a hawk actively repairing/rebuilding what I had thought was an
> old crow's nest in our front yard (we just moved in this winter). I have
> not been able to get a good enough look to positively identify it.  Yard is
> mostly dense, young ponderosa pines, and nearby habitat is similar but lots
> of open areas too, in this exurban neighborhood of 5-10 acre lots.  Nest is
> 25 ft up in one of the larger pines, in a crotch.  Bird is fairly large,
> bigger than a typical Cooper's to my eye.  My first reaction was Goshawk,
> given habitat and behavior, and dark, steely back.  But, head pattern would
> be very atypical, dark cap but no eye stripe. Also, breast is darker than
> typical.   Really looks (and flies) like a Cooper's (maybe a big female?),
> but has a rump patch.  Any help in identification is appreciated, and if
> you come over, you should get the treat of seeing it work on the nest.  It
> flies down low and breaks off dead branches from the lower trunks of the
> trees, which have neve
>  r
> >  been limbed up.  email me or call davmcneely40 AT gmail.com, 509-325-7440
> if you are willing to stop by.  We live NW of Fairchild AFB, about 4 miles.
> >
> > Oh, we have only seen it in the morning, beginning Thursday.  Woods is
> really thick is reason no better look, and I would never be able to
> photograph it.
> > David McNeely
> >
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Subject: Kingbird
From: "Terry O'Halloran" <terryohal AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:01:34 -0700
I found a western kingbird at Mann Lake today. It's the first one I've seen
this year.

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Subject: Hummers ( not humvees)
From: Rich Del Carlo <rich AT peregrinetree.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:40:17 -0700
2 male Calliopes showed up yesterday and a male Rufous today. They get right to 
doing battle and apparently aren't feeling exhausted from their journey! We put 
up a feeder Monday in anticipation of warm weather moving birds and it didn't 
take long. We used to put feeders up May 1st, I guess now we'll go with April 
1st. Heard and saw a couple of Savannah Sparrows today and I expect White 
Crowns and Yellow Rumps any day. 

Cheers from very springy Sandpoint!
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Subject: Rufous hummer
From: Bettie Hoff <hoff697 AT turbonet.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 13:23:36 -0700
Yesterday at approximately 5:45 we saw a male rufous in the backyard. 

Bettie Hoff
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Subject: Kamiak and Rose Creek
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:11:19 -0700
A pretty quiet morning for a few Palouse Audubon birders at Kamiak Butte
and Rose Creek yesterday.    Winter visitors have mostly left and
neo-tropical migrants yet to arrive.     Highlights were a singing
Orange-crowned Warbler at Kamiak (a couple of weeks early) and a Red-naped
Sapsucker at Rose Creek...they can be hard to find in Whitman County.
Western Bluebirds have returned to boxes on the Palouse too.

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Subject: Re: calliope male
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:58:19 +0000
Nancy,

In the Latah Co. eBird filters both Calliope and Rufous Hummingbirds become
> 0 on April 15 but looking at the Latah bar chart (
http://tinyurl.com/9qz7b2g) we can probably move that a week earlier.
Getting the filter settings right around arrival/departure dates for
migratory birds can be tricky but the more data we have the more we can
refine them. There are Calliope (but no Rufous) records from the first week
of April.

thanks, Charles.


On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 11:24 AM Nancy Miller  wrote:

> I haven’t been watching for hummingbird reports here in Moscow-Pullman
> area so there may have been other reports.
>
>
>
> Calliope Hummingbird male seen at our feeder yesterday (4/8) and today
> (4/9). He is early. eBird considered it ‘RARE’ still. Could even have 
been 

> here the day before as I thought I heard a hummingbird.
>
>
>
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Subject: Re: nesting hawk, help
From: <mcneely4 AT cox.net>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 13:54:42 -0500
I have my spotting scope on the nest now. Fairly confident that it is a 
Cooper's, despite the rump patch (what is that about?). Definite orangish, 
rusty breast, slight crest, dark cap, no eye stripe. Steely, slate overall 
dorsal color. On the big side for a Cooper's, maybe a big female? Still would 
appreciate any help, and no, I cannot send a photo. 


David McNeely

---- mcneely4 AT cox.net wrote: 
> 
> There is a hawk actively repairing/rebuilding what I had thought was an old 
crow's nest in our front yard (we just moved in this winter). I have not been 
able to get a good enough look to positively identify it. Yard is mostly dense, 
young ponderosa pines, and nearby habitat is similar but lots of open areas 
too, in this exurban neighborhood of 5-10 acre lots. Nest is 25 ft up in one of 
the larger pines, in a crotch. Bird is fairly large, bigger than a typical 
Cooper's to my eye. My first reaction was Goshawk, given habitat and behavior, 
and dark, steely back. But, head pattern would be very atypical, dark cap but 
no eye stripe. Also, breast is darker than typical. Really looks (and flies) 
like a Cooper's (maybe a big female?), but has a rump patch. Any help in 
identification is appreciated, and if you come over, you should get the treat 
of seeing it work on the nest. It flies down low and breaks off dead branches 
from the lower trunks of the trees, which have neve 

 r 
> been limbed up. email me or call davmcneely40 AT gmail.com, 509-325-7440 if you 
are willing to stop by. We live NW of Fairchild AFB, about 4 miles. 

> 
> Oh, we have only seen it in the morning, beginning Thursday. Woods is really 
thick is reason no better look, and I would never be able to photograph it. 

> David McNeely
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Subject: calliope male
From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 11:24:36 -0700
I haven't been watching for hummingbird reports here in Moscow-Pullman area
so there may have been other reports.

 

Calliope Hummingbird male seen at our feeder yesterday (4/8) and today
(4/9). He is early. eBird considered it 'RARE' still. Could even have been
here the day before as I thought I heard a hummingbird.

 

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Subject: nesting hawk, help
From: <mcneely4 AT cox.net>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 11:58:53 -0500
There is a hawk actively repairing/rebuilding what I had thought was an old 
crow's nest in our front yard (we just moved in this winter). I have not been 
able to get a good enough look to positively identify it. Yard is mostly dense, 
young ponderosa pines, and nearby habitat is similar but lots of open areas 
too, in this exurban neighborhood of 5-10 acre lots. Nest is 25 ft up in one of 
the larger pines, in a crotch. Bird is fairly large, bigger than a typical 
Cooper's to my eye. My first reaction was Goshawk, given habitat and behavior, 
and dark, steely back. But, head pattern would be very atypical, dark cap but 
no eye stripe. Also, breast is darker than typical. Really looks (and flies) 
like a Cooper's (maybe a big female?), but has a rump patch. Any help in 
identification is appreciated, and if you come over, you should get the treat 
of seeing it work on the nest. It flies down low and breaks off dead branches 
from the lower trunks of the trees, which have never 

 been limbed up. email me or call davmcneely40 AT gmail.com, 509-325-7440 if you 
are willing to stop by. We live NW of Fairchild AFB, about 4 miles. 


Oh, we have only seen it in the morning, beginning Thursday. Woods is really 
thick is reason no better look, and I would never be able to photograph it. 

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Subject: Pend Oreille County
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 00:18:00 +0000
Hello,

I spent this beautiful day birding Pend Oreille County. It turned out to be a 
very birdy day. 


Calispell Lake – SNOW GEESE (49), ROSS’S GEESE (4), Tundra Swan (16), 
TRUMPETER SWAN (4), Cackling Geese (4), Eurasian Wigeon (1), Ruffed Grouse 
(drumming), Cooper’s Hawk, Greater Yellowlegs (6), Black-Necked Stilt (10 – 
earliest I have had them here), Red-naped Sapsucker (everywhere), YELLOW RUMPED 
WARBLER (little early), Evening Grosbeak (2) - 65 species at Calispell Lake 


Usk – Cliff Swallows returning to bridge

Kalispell Indian Reservation (Dike Rd), Greater Scaup (20)

Kalispell Indian Reservation (Flying Goose Ranch) - Ring-necked Pheasant, 
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (2 – very uncommon in PO), Osprey, 


Riverbend – Merlin, Common Loon

Sullivan Lake – Common Loon, American Dipper

85 species, a fun day

Blessings
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Subject: Morning on the Snake
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 10:11:13 -0700
Had an enjoyable morning walking along the Snake River in Asotin. While
Balin happily splashed to his hearts content I got to take photos and look
at birds to my hearts content. Saw my FOY Brewers blackbirds and cinnamon
teal. A nice flock of northern shoveler flew over lead by three scaups and
found a nice resting spot. The osprey were busy remodeling the nest and I
got told off when Balin got too close. The pond near the sewage treatment
plant was busy with green-winged teal tip-ups.
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Subject: Colville Calliope
From: W & J Current <wjcurrent AT ultraplix.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2016 11:24:08 -0700
After seeing the Spokane reports I put out a hummingbird feeder yesterday
and this morning had a male Calliope show up.  My first Calliope last year
was on April 16 with a Rufous the next day.
 
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Subject: FW: LPO March
From: "Mike" <strix.nebulosa1987 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2016 20:50:59 -0700
It’s a little late but here is my monthly summary. Also, had the first Osprey 
of the year on the refuge this afternoon. 


 

Spring definitely arrived at Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge. We 
started the month with snow on the ground and ended it with a temperature of 
70. For those who may be interested we recorded the following list during the 
month. 


 

Mike

 

Canada Goose

Tundra Swan

Wood Duck

Mallard

American Wigeon

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Ring-necked Duck

Bufflehead

Barrow’s Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

California Quail

Ruffed Grouse

Wild Turkey

Pied-billed Grebe

Horned Grebe

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Killdeer

Mourning Dove

Northern Pygmy-owl

Great Horned Owl

Belted Kingfisher

Red-naped Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

White-headed Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Say’s Phoebe

Gray Jay

Steller’s Jay

Clark’s Nutcracker

Black-billed Magpie

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Mountain Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch

Pacific Wren

American Dipper

Golden-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Varied Thrush

European Starling

Spotted Towhee

Song Sparrow

Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

House Finch

Red Crossbill

Pine Siskin

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Subject: Calliope Hummingbirds
From: Dave Holick <daveholick AT moscow.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 20:11:17 -0700
This morning I hung up my hummingbird feeder. This evening I have a male and at 
least one female Calliope Hummingbird coming to the feeder. They spent the last 
hour and a half of daylight visiting the feeder. 


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Subject: Anna's & Calliope Hummingbirds
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2016 17:42:26 -0700
Jim Acton reports he has an adult male Anna's & Calliope hummingbird in his
yard off Government Way in Spokane.

Norma Trefry & I saw the Anna's yesterday.  Jim says it chases the
calliope, and we didn't have time to stay for it, but the Anna's is
beautiful.

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Subject: Whitman County Birds
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2016 20:36:31 -0700
After a long week of midterms, I wanted to get out and enjoy the nice
weather, so, naturally, I went birding. Started the morning out at a
flooded field north of Ewan, where I had Eurasian Wigeon last week, dipped
on that but I did have my first of the year Greater Yellowlegs, and
winnowing Wilson's Snipe. Next I checked the Osprey nest on Gene Webb rd,
and a pair has indeed returned, another FOY. At Rock Lake, I had another
Greater Yellowlegs, and the expected waterfowl. I figure it would be worth
sharing that last fall the lake was stocked with a huge number of trout,
and has resulted in a massive influx of fisherman. While it may seem like a
small, albeit bird repelling, inconvenience, the unfortunate thing is that
it has attracted some sketchy characters, and in fact has resulted in cars
getting broken into. Fortunately fish and game is increasing its presence,
but I thought I would share this info for anyone wanting to visit the lake.
I then headed over to the Gravel Pit Ponds, where I had my FOY Northern
Shovelers, which were seen much more in the day. On Glorifield rd, I had my
FOY Yellow Headed Blackbirds, and my FOY Brown Headed Cowbirds, which are a
bit early. Wilson's Snipes were very prevalent here as well. I then headed
to Sheep Lake where I had my FOY Dunlin, about 10, and a couple Greater
Yellowlegs. I also had my FOY Vesper Sparrows singing in several spots
along Hardy rd (Sheep Lake). The next highlight was my FOY Prairie Falcon
flying alongside the hwy on the way back. At Alkali Lake I had my FOY Ruddy
Ducks, in beautiful breeding plumage. I also visited Steptoe Butte but
there was nothing too exciting there. On Palouse River rd north of Colfax I
checked in on the Bald Eagle nest, way cool! Lastly Rose Creek boasted many
Western Bluebirds. Today put me at 103 species for Whitman County this
year! That is the earliest I've reached a 100 species in a year by about 2
weeks! Fun day.

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Subject: Peola Road
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2016 16:51:05 -0400
Taking advantage of a beautiful day, we put the top down and drove out Peola 
Road (out of Clarkston) in hopes of finding an early Brewer's Sparrow or a Sage 
Thrasher. 

No luck on either, but LOADS of Mountain Bluebirds. 
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Talked with a local land owner and his wife who claimed there are more this 
year than ever. 

  
Keith and Marilyn  Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: Calliope hummingbird
From: Tina wynecoop <wynecoop AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2016 08:23:40 -0700
April 3 2016
Spokane
12 miles north of 1-90 
Calliope (male) at feeder
Same return date as in 2015

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Subject: Asotin Birding
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 21:19:38 -0700
Some very interesting birds in Asotin Co. today: missed the Yellowlegs
Keith reported but was rewarded with a RED-NECKED GREBE hanging with
Western Grebes.  Also present was what seems to be an FOY CINAMMON TEAL. At
Chief Looking Glass Park was a male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD -- this the earliest
I've seen one anywhere in Eastern WA by two weeks.  At Fields Spring SP I
was able to photograph an immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK (will be posted
later).  Also present were a pair of FOY WILLIAMSON SAPSUCKERS. A very
pleasant day.

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Subject: Yellowlegs ID ?
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 21:54:34 -0400
This Am had a FOY Yellowlegs at Swallows Park, Clarkston. 
Bill seems short (Lesser), but flanks are barred (Greater).  
There no birds other than ducks and Coots nearby for a size comparison. 
  
Also present were: 
Redheads 
Lesser Scaup  12 
Northern Shoveler 
Green-winged Teal 
  
Also Cliff Swallows have returned to Southway Bridge. 
  
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Subject: cackling geese
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:51:01 -0700
Sorry, in a hurry, forgot photos.
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Subject: Cackling geese
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:50:07 -0700
I found a group of four at the swimming beach at Hell's Gate SP this
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