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Lesser Scaup,©Barry Kent Mackay

29 Mar Take me off [Michael Hanlon ]
28 Mar swans & Eurasian Wigeon [Fran Haywood ]
28 Mar April: Science, People's Climate Movement & Earth Day Marches [Becky L ]
27 Mar Pelicans are back [Catherine Temple ]
23 Mar Re: Hawk i.d.? [Keith Carlson ]
23 Mar Swallows Park red-tails [Catherine Temple ]
24 Mar Re: Hawk i.d.? [Catherine Temple ]
22 Mar Re: Genesee ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
22 Mar Saltese Greater White-fronted [Tim O'Brien ]
23 Mar Re: Hawk i.d.? [Charles Swift ]
23 Mar Hawk i.d.? [Catherine Temple ]
19 Mar Genesee ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
18 Mar White-throated Swift, Caspian Tern WWCo. [Mike & MerryLynn ]
14 Mar Re: Source of the song [Sarah Walker ]
17 Mar Harris's Sparrow in Franklin County [Russ Koppendrayer ]
14 Mar Swan Music [Keith Carlson ]
14 Mar Tundra Swans [Ned Schroeder ]
14 Mar Source of the song [Catherine Temple ]
18 Mar Re: Blood & Guts Out My Window ["EarthBourne Resources, Inc." ]
14 Mar FOY Asotin Turkey Vulture [Keith Carlson ]
15 Mar Cinnamon Teal, Curlew [Mike & MerryLynn ]
18 Mar Blood & Guts Out My Window ["EarthBourne Resources, Inc." ]
16 Mar Savannah Sparrows [Tim O'Brien ]
17 Mar Re: Harris's Sparrow in Franklin County [Russ Koppendrayer ]
18 Mar Re: Moscow South Raptor Run Results []
11 Mar Moscow Snow Goose flyover [Terry Gray ]
7 Mar VG's! [Terry Little ]
11 Mar Re: Cooper's Hawk [David McNeely ]
11 Mar Snowy Owls [Marlene Cashen ]
7 Mar Re: VG's! [David McNeely ]
7 Mar Re: VG's! [Rich Del Carlo ]
8 Mar Pullman Bohemians [John Wolff ]
11 Mar E. Whitman Co Snow Goose [Tom Besser ]
11 Mar Cooper's Hawk [David McNeely ]
7 Mar Spokane Co. Birds [Jonathan Isacoff ]
26 Feb Nez Perce County Sagebrush Sparrow [John Hanna ]
26 Feb Snow Geese [Mike & MerryLynn ]
25 Feb LC Valley Birds and more [Terry Gray ]
25 Feb Mann Lake and North Lewiston [Keith Carlson ]
21 Feb Mann Lake Question and more [Terry Gray ]
21 Feb Solitaire [Nancy Draznin ]
20 Feb Steven County Red-breasted Mergansers [donna bragg ]
19 Feb Clarkston Glaucous Gull [Carl Lundblad ]
16 Feb Love is in the air [Catherine Temple ]
16 Feb Moscow area Snow Geese (2/17/17) [Charles Swift ]
16 Feb Band-tailed Pigeon Walla Walla [Mike & MerryLynn ]
14 Feb Killdeer [Tina wynecoop ]
5 Jan Brrrr...birding in the cold around Spokane today [Tim O'Brien ]
14 Feb Finally a Few Winter Finches [Terry Little ]
12 Feb Who's eating who? [Catherine Temple ]
11 Feb Moscow area Prairie Falcon [Charles Swift ]
10 Feb Greater white fronted goose [Catherine Temple ]
10 Feb Re: Banded Roughie [Charles Swift ]
10 Feb Banded Roughie ["EarthBourne Resources, Inc." ]
10 Feb Black-backed Woodpecker in Spokane [Terry Little ]
05 Feb Ferry County birding [Michael Hobbs ]
5 Feb Eurasian widgeon, BC night heron [Catherine Temple ]
15 Jan Spokane - Riverfront Park - Peregrine Falcon [Tim O'Brien ]
1 Feb Anna's [Tina wynecoop ]
25 Jan How dense flocks of birds may have assisted humans' migration to North America along a 'kelp highway' [Ivar Husa ]
25 Jan dipper [Fran Haywood ]
24 Jan How To Make Broadcast Towers More Bird-Friendly: Turn Off Some Lights [Tina wynecoop ]
21 Jan Spokane Peregrine [Jonathan Isacoff ]
20 Jan Harris's Sparrow [Mike & MerryLynn ]
18 Jan Say's phoebe [Catherine Temple ]
17 Jan Peregrine vs Merlin update [Catherine Temple ]
18 Jan Spokane County 2017 compiling request [Tim O'Brien ]
17 Jan Re: Say's Phoebe [Terry Gray ]
17 Jan Peregrine vs. merlin [Catherine Temple ]
17 Jan Re: Say's Phoebe [Charles Swift ]
17 Jan Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 111, Issue 28 [Catherine Temple ]
17 Jan Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 111, Issue 28 [Stuart Muller ]
17 Jan Peregrine vs. merlin [Catherine Temple ]
16 Jan Cover d'Alene gulls update [Charles Swift ]
15 Jan No blue tail Sunday Jan 15 [Kelly Cassidy ]
15 Jan No bluetail [Catherine Temple ]

Subject: Take me off
From: Michael Hanlon <bt60jagmike AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:54:42 -0700
Please take me off 
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Subject: swans & Eurasian Wigeon
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:51:40 -0700
Thanks to a tip from Chris Janett, Brad & I went looking for a few birds in
Lincoln CO.

At Rocklyn Rd & Hwy #2 there were 2 swans in a flooded field north of Hwy#2
where Chris had found White-fronted Geese.   No geese & the field had
mostly dried up.

Just south on Rocklyn Rd from Hwy #2 in another flooded winter wheat field
were more than 100 American Wigeon with one EURSIAN WIGEON mixed in.

On Spinning Road we found 50 Swans in another winter wheat field.

Had several western & mt bluebirds, meadowlarks singing everywhere, 3
different rough-legged hawks and 2 N shrikes, 4 Red-tailed Hawks.

W Medical Lake had 50 common mergansers and one hooded merganser.

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Subject: April: Science, People's Climate Movement & Earth Day Marches
From: Becky L <eapglass AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:49:31 +0000
For those interested in participating, there will be two marches across the 
country in support of Science and Climate Change evidence next month. Im going 
to bothhope to see you there!! Spokane and Tri-Cities info below 

Becky Lyle
Ritzville, WA

April 22, 2017
March for Science
https://www.marchforscience.com/

Spokane:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/MarchForScienceSpokane/posts/
April 22, 2017 1pm-5pm
Clock Tower Riverfront Park




Tri-Cities:
https://www.facebook.com/ScienceAppreciatorsTC/
Sat April 22, 2017 11 AM  John Dam 
Plaza  
Richland, WA 



Also,
Earth Day
https://www.facebook.com/earthdayspokane

Spokane:
Earth Day Spokane 2017
Saturday, April 22 & 23, 2017
Riverfront Park, Pavilion


April 29, 2017
Peoples Climate Movement
https://peoplesclimate.org/

Spokane:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/peoples-climate-rally-spokane/thankyou#tab_info 

April 29, 201712:00 PM
Spokane Tribal Gathering Place 353-367 N Post St, Spokane, WA, Spokane, WA 
99256 


Tri-Cities:
People's Climate 
Festival 

April 29, 2017  2:00 PM
John Dam Plaza
1815 George Washington Way
Richland, WA 99352


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Subject: Pelicans are back
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:40:09 -0700
There were eight Am. pelicans in the mouth of Alpowa Creek this morning
along with six western grebes. Also three osprey were fighting over a
nearby nesting platform near Chief Timothy park and the great blue heron
rookery at the Chief Timothy habitat had several herons on the nests.

-- 

*Catherine Temple*

*Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*

*Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
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Subject: Re: Hawk i.d.?
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:38:47 -0400
Jerry Cebula found this bird in December 2011 near Lenore. 
I posted it on flickr for him and also contacted Jerry Liguori and William 
Clark for ID help 

Jerry's bird was determined to be a Light Morph Harlan's Redtail 
  

https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/6551324127/in/photolist-Ruu1Xm-aYVfqg-qtExg9-EtnvAS-pwJAn3-aYVecp-aYVd5x-7kfFm4-7kfGfM-7kjAtN-4eaVKi-4eaU94 

  

https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/6551320017/in/photolist-Ruu1Xm-aYVfqg-qtExg9-EtnvAS-pwJAn3-aYVecp-aYVd5x-7kfFm4-7kfGfM-7kjAtN-4eaVKi-4eaU94 

  
Keith E. Carlson 
Lewiston 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Catherine Temple"  
To: "Inland NW birders"  
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:54:34 PM 
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Hawk i.d.? 

Following up on a tip about a white red-tailed hawk I enjoyed the sunshine and 
a little road trip this morning. I found the hawk approx. where it had been 
seen before (Miller and Waha Rd., Lewiston, Id) In the sun it indeed seemed 
very light. I snapped the first photo strictly for i.d. in case it flew, which 
it did. First photo through the window so not very good. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/33454862682/in/dateposted-public/ 

​I was able to get safely off the road and luckily it circled back towards me 
so I got a few shots in flight. There are three starting here 

​https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/32797544443/in/dateposted-public/ 

I want to call it a rough-legged hawk, though I have been told there are such 
things as light-morph harlan's. Any ideas? 




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(208) 791-7052 
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Subject: Swallows Park red-tails
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:44:41 -0700
I have been watching a pair of red-tails build a nest at Swallows Park
since early February, but was beginning to wonder if they would ever occupy
it. Well, I guess today was "move in" day as both birds were at or in the
nest all day. Even the park maintenance crew with lawn mowers and leaf
blowers didn't seem to chase them off. They are, however, a little leery
about silver haired ladies with big camera lenses. Twice they launched off
the nest and did a low pass over my head, but I think they will be my "nest
watch" project for the year. Should be fun to document their progress!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/33575612266/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/33233297740/in/photostream/

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*Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
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Subject: Re: Hawk i.d.?
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:45:27 -0700
Well, the hawk challenge seems to be tied for red-tail/rough legged. I
think I'm going to go with light morph rough-legged. Looking at my past
photos of rough-legged and in comparison with the many red-tails I saw
yesterday it looks closer to rough-legged. The key features being what
Charles noted, plus in one really blurry photo the legs looked heavily
feathered. It also appeared at one point to be hovering like a kestrel
which I understand rough-leggeds do as well. Also this may not even be the
bird that I was originally told about, but it was in the right location. A
light colored red-tail may still be out there. Either way a fun hawk i.d.
challenge!

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:03 PM, Lowell  wrote:

> The hawk photos had me baffled until I checked my ibird west app and the
> last in 10 red tailed hawk photos looked like a “dead ringer” for the 
bird 

> you photographed. Love questions with photo like this as it’s an arm chair
> birding event. Thanks!
>
> *From:* Catherine Temple
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:54 PM
> *To:* Inland NW birders
> *Subject:* [inland-NW-birders] Hawk i.d.?
>
> Following up on a tip about a white red-tailed hawk I enjoyed the sunshine
> and a little road trip this morning. I found the hawk approx. where it had
> been seen before (Miller and Waha Rd., Lewiston, Id) In the sun it indeed
> seemed very light. I snapped the first photo strictly for i.d. in case it
> flew, which it did. First photo through the window so not very good.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/33454862682/in/dateposted-public/
>
> ​I was able to get safely off the road and luckily it circled back towards
> me so I got a few shots in flight. There are three starting here
> ​https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/32797544443/in/dateposted-public/
>
> I want to call it a rough-legged hawk, though I have been told there are
> such things as light-morph harlan's. Any ideas?
>
>
>
> --
>
> *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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*Catherine Temple*

*Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*

*Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
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Subject: Re: Genesee
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:08:44 -0700
    

My previous email was intended for a different recipient. Apologies.

Nancy Draznin, LM, CPM 208-310-3252 


Sent from my Samsung device

-------- Original message --------
From: Nancy Draznin  
Date: 3/22/17  08:09  (GMT-08:00) 
To: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM"  
Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] Genesee 

Just a reminder to make those website changes. Thanks.

Nancy Draznin, LM, CPM 208-310-3252motherwisemidwifery.comSent from my iPad
On Mar 19, 2017, at 15:50, Nancy Draznin, LM CPM 
 wrote: 



    
There were a pair of common goldeneyes on the Genesee sewage pond today. A 
scaup was there as well, bUT it was too far for me to tell which one. Many 
bufflehead as well. 



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Subject: Saltese Greater White-fronted
From: Tim O'Brien <kertim7179 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:10:25 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,
I visited the Saltese wetland in Spokane Valley today. A great number of 
waterfowl are present. There are a few Cackling Geese mixed in with the Canada 
Goose flocks. Also, I spotted a lone Greater White-fronted Goose from a 90 
degree corner with a pull off along Barker Road. Little did I know that the 
housing development just to the north had better access to the wetlands...so 
from there I scoped the numerous gulls with the majority being Ring-billed with 
a scattering of California present. Lots of American Widgeon, but I couldn't 
find the reported Eurasian today. There were just two lone Tundra Swans present 
today as well. 

I just recently discovered this great area.  I will visit it more often!
Tim O'Brien
Cheney, WA
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Subject: Re: Hawk i.d.?
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:59:05 +0000
Hmm, Catherine's bird looks like a light-morph Rough-legged Hawk to me (and
different from the bird in Keith's photos). It's an adult which accounts
for the paleness but key features include the dark wrist patches, white
rump, smallish bill (compare w/ Red-tail photos iimmediately following in
Catherine's photo stream), and apparent feathered tarsi (visible on 4th
frame). These pale adults can be quite striking and seem to be a bit less
common locally than the darker and better marked juvenile Rough-legged
Hawks.

Charles.

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:38 PM Keith Carlson 
wrote:

> Jerry Cebula found this bird in December 2011 near Lenore.
> I posted it on flickr for him and also contacted Jerry Liguori and William
> Clark for ID help
> Jerry's bird was determined to be a Light Morph Harlan's Redtail
>
>
> 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/6551324127/in/photolist-Ruu1Xm-aYVfqg-qtExg9-EtnvAS-pwJAn3-aYVecp-aYVd5x-7kfFm4-7kfGfM-7kjAtN-4eaVKi-4eaU94 

>
>
> 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/6551320017/in/photolist-Ruu1Xm-aYVfqg-qtExg9-EtnvAS-pwJAn3-aYVecp-aYVd5x-7kfFm4-7kfGfM-7kjAtN-4eaVKi-4eaU94 

>
> Keith E. Carlson
> Lewiston
>
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Catherine Temple" 
> *To: *"Inland NW birders" 
> *Sent: *Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:54:34 PM
> *Subject: *[inland-NW-birders] Hawk i.d.?
>
>
> Following up on a tip about a white red-tailed hawk I enjoyed the sunshine
> and a little road trip this morning. I found the hawk approx. where it had
> been seen before (Miller and Waha Rd., Lewiston, Id) In the sun it indeed
> seemed very light. I snapped the first photo strictly for i.d. in case it
> flew, which it did. First photo through the window so not very good.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/33454862682/in/dateposted-public/
>
> ​I was able to get safely off the road and luckily it circled back towards
> me so I got a few shots in flight. There are three starting here
> ​https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/32797544443/in/dateposted-public/
> 
 

>
> I want to call it a rough-legged hawk, though I have been told there are
> such things as light-morph harlan's. Any ideas?
>
>
>
> --
>
> *Catherine Temple*
>
> *Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*
>
> *Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052 <(208)%20791-7052>*
> ctemple99 AT gmail.com
>
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Subject: Hawk i.d.?
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:54:34 -0700
Following up on a tip about a white red-tailed hawk I enjoyed the sunshine
and a little road trip this morning. I found the hawk approx. where it had
been seen before (Miller and Waha Rd., Lewiston, Id) In the sun it indeed
seemed very light. I snapped the first photo strictly for i.d. in case it
flew, which it did. First photo through the window so not very good.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/33454862682/in/dateposted-public/

​I was able to get safely off the road and luckily it circled back towards
me so I got a few shots in flight. There are three starting here
​https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/32797544443/in/dateposted-public/

I want to call it a rough-legged hawk, though I have been told there are
such things as light-morph harlan's. Any ideas?



-- 

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*Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*

*Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
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Subject: Genesee
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:50:38 -0700
    
There were a pair of common goldeneyes on the Genesee sewage pond today. A 
scaup was there as well, bUT it was too far for me to tell which one. Many 
bufflehead as well. 



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Subject: White-throated Swift, Caspian Tern WWCo.
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:33:44 -0700
Hello all,

Birded the river in wind and spitting rain today - found WHITE-THROATED 
SWIFTS in Wallula Gap along with many Violet-green Swallows and 1 
CASPIAN TERN at the Walla Walla River Delta. Tree Swallows are back 
along the river checking out their nesting cavities.

Walla Walla River in flood, loads of trees and bushes and debris out on 
the delta. Dunlin and Killdeer were our only shorebirds today. SNOW 
GEESE numbers way down - but still a nice flock east of Casey pond.

Tyson ponds are full for the first time in years, may be good 
shorebirding in a few weeks.

Happy spring birding, ML



-- 
Mike & MerryLynn Denny
Birding the Beautiful Walla Walla Valley
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Subject: Re: Source of the song
From: Sarah Walker <sarahwalk7 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:33:12 +0000
Gorgeous photo, what a crowd!
Sarah W
On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 2:14 PM Catherine Temple 
wrote:

> I stopped at Mann Lake this morning and found the probable source of
> Keith's "swan music". There were at least 250 tundra swans resting there at
> about 10 a.m.
> Large numbers of pintail and American widgeon rivaled the number of swans
> with about 200-250 of each species. It was an interesting mix of "music"
> with the other-worldly call of the swans, the whistle of the pintails, and
> peeping of the widgeon.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/32598154674/in/dateposted-public/
>
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>
> *Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*
>
> *Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
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>
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Subject: Harris's Sparrow in Franklin County
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:35:45 -0700
Hi Birders,

This morning I found a Harris's Sparrow in Big Flat HMU in a large mixed
species sparrow flock, primarily White Crowned.  After crossing the
causeway and continuing on the road, they were a bit past the major fork.
Keep right at the fork.

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Subject: Swan Music
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:40:57 -0400
We were awakened this morning at 0455 by the sound of "Swan music" over our 
Lewiston home. 

Spring is here 
  
Keith and Marilyn Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: Tundra Swans
From: Ned Schroeder <nrsch AT cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:42:36 -0700
Carole and I went out to Mann's Lake this afternoon to see if the Tundra Swans 
were still there. When we left at 5:20 PM the swans, and the American Widgeons 
were still there on the northern third of the lake. Over 60 Northern Pintails 
were there as a group in the same area, the largest flock of Pintails I have 
seen for some years. 


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Subject: Source of the song
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:14:38 -0700
I stopped at Mann Lake this morning and found the probable source of
Keith's "swan music". There were at least 250 tundra swans resting there at
about 10 a.m.
Large numbers of pintail and American widgeon rivaled the number of swans
with about 200-250 of each species. It was an interesting mix of "music"
with the other-worldly call of the swans, the whistle of the pintails, and
peeping of the widgeon.
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Subject: Re: Blood & Guts Out My Window
From: "EarthBourne Resources, Inc." <earthbourne AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:11:39 +0000
Thank you Fran!! Glad you liked it! 😃 It was about 15 feet away. Was able to 
slide open the kitchen window and stick the scope lens just outside on the 
sill. I use a rice bag I use to stabilize the digiscoping setup on the sill, as 
well as out a car window. FUN!! 


From: Fran Haywood
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:06 PM
To: EarthBourne Resources, Inc.
Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] Blood & Guts Out My Window

terrific.  loved watching this.  Great video.  How close were you?

On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 12:59 PM, EarthBourne Resources, Inc. 
> wrote: 

That ought to get your attention ;-) WARNING: Do not watch if you are 
squeamish!! 


Got a video of a Northern Shrike eating a vole back on Feb. 27, 2017. This is 
pretty long, about 8+ minutes. If you enjoy watching nature's predators in 
action, you might enjoy this. I love to watch how this little shrike uses the 
bush as a tool for holding it's meal while it eats. Not much is wasted!! It 
takes it much longer to finish the whole thing, but that is 
understandable--this would be like us eating a medium-size dog in about 15 
minutes. 


Digiscoped the video using my Swaro 65mm, TLS APO 23mm, Pana GH4. Video quality 
isn't the best. It was overcast and this little guy goes deep into the 
honeysuckle bush to hide out from the ravens, hawks and magpies while he eats. 
Good strategy!! Enjoy! (If you like this sort of thing) I love everything in 
nature, so I thought others might enjoy it too. 


https://youtu.be/grvntIrnskQ

Becky Lyle
Ritzville, WA


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Subject: FOY Asotin Turkey Vulture
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:20:19 -0400
Rick Welle reports at FOY Turkey Vulture at Asotin Slough this AM. 
  
Keith E Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: Cinnamon Teal, Curlew
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:42:33 -0700
Hello all,

Yesterday morning we had a couple hours so ran out to Byerly Road which 
is west of Touchet in Walla Walla county. The Walla Walla river is in 
flood so there are acres of great habitat right now. A LONG-BILLED 
CURLEW  was our first yearbird followed by an early CINNAMON TEAL. Over 
closer to the river were 160 SANDHILL CRANES - we were very surprised to 
see that many of them were Greater Sandhill Cranes - we don't know of 
any records of these huge birds in this county previously - usually all 
Lessers. Cranes don't land in WWCo. very often - usually just hear flyovers.

Bluebirds, Say's Phoebes and Tree/Violet-green Swallows are all back in 
good numbers.

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Subject: Blood & Guts Out My Window
From: "EarthBourne Resources, Inc." <earthbourne AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:59:21 +0000
That ought to get your attention ;-) WARNING: Do not watch if you are 
squeamish!! 


Got a video of a Northern Shrike eating a vole back on Feb. 27, 2017. This is 
pretty long, about 8+ minutes. If you enjoy watching nature's predators in 
action, you might enjoy this. I love to watch how this little shrike uses the 
bush as a tool for holding it's meal while it eats. Not much is wasted!! It 
takes it much longer to finish the whole thing, but that is 
understandable--this would be like us eating a medium-size dog in about 15 
minutes. 


Digiscoped the video using my Swaro 65mm, TLS APO 23mm, Pana GH4. Video quality 
isn't the best. It was overcast and this little guy goes deep into the 
honeysuckle bush to hide out from the ravens, hawks and magpies while he eats. 
Good strategy!! Enjoy! (If you like this sort of thing) I love everything in 
nature, so I thought others might enjoy it too. 


https://youtu.be/grvntIrnskQ

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Subject: Savannah Sparrows
From: Tim O'Brien <kertim7179 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 02:27:18 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,
Took my dog for a walk around our neighborhood today before the rain 
arrived...walking by one field, I had at least two Savannah Sparrows singing 
away. First of the year for me. Also, heard Wilson's Snipe being very vocal 
from the marshy areas. We hit 60 degrees yesterday here around Spokane and 
today was very close to that, too! 

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Subject: Re: Harris's Sparrow in Franklin County
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:55:49 -0700
Make that keep left at the fork. Sorry

On Mar 17, 2017 9:35 AM, "Russ Koppendrayer"  wrote:

> Hi Birders,
>
> This morning I found a Harris's Sparrow in Big Flat HMU in a large mixed
> species sparrow flock, primarily White Crowned.  After crossing the
> causeway and continuing on the road, they were a bit past the major fork.
> Keep right at the fork.
>
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Subject: Re: Moscow South Raptor Run Results
From: rockybengals AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:10:05 -0700
I concur with the greater scaup at genesee... I saw it in the flooded area 
below the sewage pond around 11:20 am today. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 18, 2017, at 12:28 PM, Terry Gray  wrote:
> 
> Hi Birders,
> 
> This morning during heavy to light rain and temps in the mid 40s Kirsten
> Dahl and I ran our last Raptor run for the season.  Results are:
> 
> Red-tailed Hawk 13
> American Kestrel 1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Great Horned Owl 5 - 2 birds occupying one nest - 1 occupying nest and  2
> perched in opening of a barn together
> 
> Other Birds of note:
> 
> Northern Shrike
> SAVANNAH SPARROW  - photo attached - observed on Coyote Grade Road between
> Gray Eagle and Zenner Road
> Probable GREATER SCAUP  at the Genesee Sewage Lagoon
> Northern Pintail - at least 100 individuals - just north of Genesee along
> Old Highway 95
> American Wigeon - 75  - just north of Genesee along Old Highway 95
> Western Bluebirds
> 
> Also:
> Mill Road west side of the Golf Course east of Moscow a pair of Wood Ducks
> 
> Good Birding,
> 
> Terry Gray
> 890 Stefany Ln
> Moscow ID 83843
> 208-596-5212
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> 
> 
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Subject: Moscow Snow Goose flyover
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:47:33 -0800
Hi Birders,

This morning between 7:30 and 7:45 observed a lone Snow Goose fly over our
home heading west.

Good Birding.

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Subject: VG's!
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 16:35:12 +0000
Hello,
I had nine Violet Green Swallows at the Peone Wetland. It was 23 degrees. They 
looked cold! 

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Subject: Re: Cooper's Hawk
From: David McNeely <davmcneely40 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:04:03 -0800
Thanks Dave

On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 1:02 PM, David McNeely 
wrote:

> Male, yesterday, Spokane, corner of Northwest Boulevard and Shannon on
> power line.  One month to the day earlier than the one that showed up on my
> property NW of Fairchild AFB last year.  Though I suppose a few do
> overwinter in NE Washington, I have not seen one in winter here.
>
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Subject: Snowy Owls
From: Marlene Cashen <mjaycashen AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 01:22:35 -0500
Between 5:45 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. Friday, March 10th, we saw two Snowy Owls 
previously seen by Jim Acton and Chris Janett in Lincoln County in the field 
bounded by Morrison Road, Janett Road, and Hwy. 2. The one owl we saw hunting 
caught and ate three voles while we were there. The other owl was too far away 
for us to see in the fading light. 


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Subject: Re: VG's!
From: David McNeely <davmcneely40 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 12:39:32 -0800
Some interesting reports on natural selection to cold weather in swallows:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs002650050674?LI=true

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1999.tb07373.x/full

http://www.jstor.org/stable/2411315?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 9:01 AM, Rich Del Carlo 
wrote:

> They must have been thinking it was going to be like last spring!
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Mar 7, 2017, at 8:35 AM, Terry Little 
> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I had nine Violet Green Swallows at the Peone Wetland. It was 23 degrees.
> They looked cold!
>
> Blessings
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Subject: Re: VG's!
From: Rich Del Carlo <rich AT peregrinetree.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 09:01:19 -0800
They must have been thinking it was going to be like last spring!

Sent from my iPad

> On Mar 7, 2017, at 8:35 AM, Terry Little  wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> I had nine Violet Green Swallows at the Peone Wetland. It was 23 degrees. 
They looked cold! 

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Subject: Pullman Bohemians
From: John Wolff <johnwolff66 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:28:37 -0800
There was a flock of >100 Bohemian Waxwings in the east Pioneer Hill - Koppel 
Farm Gardens area at around 10:00 - 10:15 this morning. 


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Subject: E. Whitman Co Snow Goose
From: Tom Besser <t.e.besser AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:27:16 -0800
There's a Snow Goose hanging with a half dozen Canadas this morning along 
O'Donnell Rd a few miles east of the airport and about a mile west of the state 
line. 


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Subject: Cooper's Hawk
From: David McNeely <davmcneely40 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:02:37 -0800
Male, yesterday, Spokane, corner of Northwest Boulevard and Shannon on
power line.  One month to the day earlier than the one that showed up on my
property NW of Fairchild AFB last year.  Though I suppose a few do
overwinter in NE Washington, I have not seen one in winter here.

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Subject: Spokane Co. Birds
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 21:25:48 -0800
Hi,

Today I had a nice few hours out with Brad Jacobs, recently retired as
State Ornithologist in Missouri and in town for a conference.  At the
Little Spokane NA Indian Painted Rocks area where Terry Little found a
Black-backed Woodpecker a few weeks ago, the burn was very productive with
7 Hairy, 3 Downy, 2 Pileated Woodpeckers, 2 Flickers, 5 Creepers, and 4
White-breasted Nuthatches. But unfortunately no Black-backed!

At Saltese Wetlands we had some nice birds including a beautiful male
EURASIAN WIGEON, a MINIMA CACKLING GOOSE. and a substantial gull roost of
100+ Ring-billed, 3 California, and 3 HERRING GULLS, expertly picked out by
Brad.  That is the highest count I've ever seen in Spokane County. Raptor
numbers in that area have diminished over the past 2 weeks though there
were still 10 Red-tailed Hawks and 8 Bald Eagles.

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Subject: Nez Perce County Sagebrush Sparrow
From: John Hanna <johnwalterhanna AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:08:45 -0800
I saw a SAGEBRUSH SPARROW today while counting birds for the Lewiston
Raptor Run.

A lifer for me!

The bird was located on Rosenkrantz Road just south of the Volmer Road
intersection.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34827678


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Subject: Snow Geese
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:23:22 -0800
Hello all,

Snow Geese are back at McNary NWR around Burbank, WA - 10 - 15 thousand 
can be seen at a time. This morning they were off Hanson Loop Road to 
the north - but can be anywhere in the area. Lots of ice still on 
Burbank slough. Many Cackling and White-fronted Geese in the area as 
well. Bald Eagles are abundant -

Say's Phoebe's have been seen in several places - and bluebirds as well.

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Subject: LC Valley Birds and more
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:05:08 -0800
Hi Birders,

Kirsten Dahl and I birded the LC Valley this a.m. and early afternoon.
Birds of note:

Horned Grebe - 1 in the Clearwater River near the Railroad Bridge 
Horned Grebe - on in the Snake River on the Washington side between
Clarkston and Asotin
Red-head Duck - at least 7 pair in West Pond 
Lesser Scaup 2 pair
Ring-necked Ducks many
Hooded Merganser 
Gadwall 
Western Screech Owl - Asotin Sewage Treatment Plant area
Northern Shoveler - 5 at pond C
No unusual Gulls at Swallows Park:
Many Ring-billed, Herring and California Gulls
Saw NO BIRDS at Spalding National Park 
Green-winged Teal at Swallows Park and at the pond north of the Asotin
Sewage Treatment Pant
Cooper's Hawk -one in Idaho and one in Washington.
Tundra Swan at Mann Lake 
Ring-billed Gulls (2)  and California Gull (1) at Mann Lake
Northern Harrier along Reservation Road
Say's Phoebe near Lewiston Waste Water Treatment Plant

Many usual species not listed.

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Subject: Mann Lake and North Lewiston
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:28:34 -0500
 This AM at Mann Lake: 
Greater White-fronted Goose            one 
Tundra 
Swan                                     one      
likely the one found yesterday by Jo Reed 


Canvasback                                       one 
male 

  
Lots of Canada Geese, Mallards, Ring-necked ducks, Common Mergansers 
  
North Lewiston    Among the many American Wigeons, a male Eurasian 
continues. 

  
Keith E. Carlson 
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Subject: Mann Lake Question and more
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:20:27 -0800
Hi Birders,

Has anyone been to Mann Lake in the Lewiston Orchards?  Is it ice free?

Also I observed 2 pair of Gadwall Ducks at the flooded field along Mountain
View Road this afternoon along with 80+ mallards.  There was also a pair of
Bufflehead along Mountain View Road between B and D streets in Moscow and
also a lone female Bufflehead at the UI Dairy Ponds.  The larger pond is
over half ice free.

Good Birding.

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Subject: Solitaire
From: Nancy Draznin <motherwise AT genesee-id.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:42:04 -0800
I've never seen a Townsend's Solitaire before, but there's one in my front yard 
crabapple tree. Yard first, life first. 


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Subject: Steven County Red-breasted Mergansers
From: donna bragg <1donnabragg AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:03:43 -0800
Today I saw 3 male Red-breasted Mergansers at the Evans Campground. 5 had
been spotted yesterday by another birder. Viewed from the boat launch or a
little south of the boat launch. There are also Canvasbacks visible from
the boat launch out near the mud island along with many of the more common
ducks.

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Subject: Clarkston Glaucous Gull
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:51:25 -0800
This morning, a first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL was at Swallows Park along with
the 3 regular species.  Likely the same individual that has been
sporadically reported around the valley this winter.

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Subject: Love is in the air
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:34:07 -0800
In my various wanderings around town this morning I couldn't help but
notice the various mating rituals of the birds I encountered. The ducks
were busy peeping, beeping, displaying and contorting themselves to impress
the ladies. I also found a pair of red tailed hawks mating and building a
nest.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/32564647910/in/dateposted-public/

I also found a scaup at West Pond, but not sure whether it's greater or
lesser.
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Subject: Moscow area Snow Geese (2/17/17)
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:50:07 +0000
Hi All,

There were 2 Snow Geese with Canada Geese and Mallards in the fields just
east of Mountainview Park/Paradise Creek in the northeast corner of Moscow.
When I saw them around noon most easily seen from the path along Paradise
Creek a bit south of the park. Otherwise only Canada Geese and Mallards
among 500+ waterfowl but worth keeping an eye on this area for other
species w/ the large amount of standing water in the area.

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Subject: Band-tailed Pigeon Walla Walla
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:16:15 -0800
Hello all,

Just returned from great views of a Band-tailed Pigeon on NE Della St. 
in College Place - Reported by John Stafford on Maple St. across from 
Della - says it has been around for probably 10 days - with a dozen 
Collared Doves. 4th record for Walla Walla County.

Area is just west of Home Depot off Myra Road.

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Subject: Killdeer
From: Tina wynecoop <wynecoop AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:22:13 +0000
Flyover today. With all the snow on the ground my ears did a double-take when 
one flew over. 

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Subject: Brrrr...birding in the cold around Spokane today
From: Tim O'Brien <kertim7179 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 00:37:58 +0000 (UTC)
Today, I took advantage of the sunshine and negative wind chills to go out and 
get my year started in Spokane county. I visited the usual spots like Duck 
Corner, Nine Mile Dam, the Confluence, Painted Rocks, Fish Hatchery, and 
Wandemere Pond. Then I made a lunch stop back at home and then visited Cheney, 
Medical Lake, and the West Plains. 


My best stop of the day was at Painted Rocks which is part of the Little 
Spokane River Natural Area. At the parking lot, a park ranger was checking for 
Discover Passes so I had a friendly conversation with him. After he left, then 
the birds came out - from the parking lot you can hear a lot of tapping going 
on from woodpeckers. Downy, Hairy, and Northern Flicker were all right by the 
lot. A Townsend's Solitaire was present here as well. Also, a Canyon Wren was 
"bleating" from the rocks above. Then down the trail towards the confluence, I 
had a nice chat with a walker who asked if I was looking for Pileated. How did 
he know? Then after parting ways with him, just down the trail, two male 
Pileated Woodpeckers were working trees right beside the trail. I took some 
nice pics and video that will be up on Facebook later. 


Cheney - near the Bi-Mart store, there was a large flock of Bohemian Waxwings. 
Medical Lake - near the elementary school, another flock of Bohemians but about 
half the size of the Cheney flock. 


The West Plains were devoid of life. Not a single lark flock did I see - just 
one Ring-necked Pheasant on Coulee Hite Road. 


Although it was nice having the sun out, it presented some awful lighting 
situations were I could not get good looks without blinding myself at a large 
flock of ducks at Nine Mile Dam. 


Details are on eBird.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

And - no, I did not search for the reported Hawk Owl near Indian Trail.

Good birding,

Tim O'Brien
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Subject: Finally a Few Winter Finches
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:35:35 +0000
Hello,

I think most of us Inland NW birders would agree that comparatively speaking, 
it has been a pretty scarce year for winter finches. At least it has been true 
for me in N Spokane County. This morning, however, I did have a small 
breakthrough. On Holcomb Rd (in the foothills of Mt Spokane), I had several 
flocks of Pine Siskins (about 12 birds), a flock of Cassin's Finches (7), 2 
flocks of Red Crossbills (about 10 birds), and a flock of Evening Grosbeaks (7) 
birds. They all seemed to be enjoying the morning sun even though it was only 
15 degrees. Hopefully this will be a harbinger of more to come. 


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Subject: Who's eating who?
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 12:40:35 -0800
I took my dog to Chief Timothy park this a.m. for a run and to see if I
could relocate the great horned owl the Canyon Birders found yesterday. We
didn't find the owl, but my dog kept finding the remains of a few birds. He
found a wing from a red-tailed hawk and a ginormous pellet nearby. A feast
for the great horned perhaps? Then he happily brought me the remains of a
freshly killed coot. Not far away I found a red-tail hawk with blood on
it's face. The guilty party?
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Also he flushed my f.o.y. killdeer, so a pretty good morning out.

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Subject: Moscow area Prairie Falcon
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:14:12 +0000
Hi All,

I had a Prairie Falcon just northeast of Moscow around noon today. It was
hunting off the high tension power poles between Darby and Moscow Mountain
Rds. about a mile east of Mountainview Rd. It was pretty distant but had to
be a Prairie - very pale underparts, brownish upperparts, long tailed,
somewhat slender looking bird. Also in the area were 2-3 Red-tailed Hawks
and a Rough-legged Hawk.

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Subject: Greater white fronted goose
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:40:53 -0800
I found a greater white-fronted goose among the many waterfowl at Swallows
Park this afternoon. Also present were pintail, green-winged teal, Am.
widgeon, bufflehead, mallards and Canada geese.

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Subject: Re: Banded Roughie
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:21:59 +0000
Becky,

If you can read the band number you can report it to the USGS Bird Banding
Labratory here - https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/bblretrv/index.cfm - they
should be able to provide information on any bird banded in North America
(carrying a US or Canadian band). Hawk Watch International may be able to
give you a list of raptor banding stations in the region -
http://www.hawkwatch.org/ or just search around on the web for raptor
banding stations in the Northwest (& elsewhere).

Charles.

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> Early this morning, 3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS gave me a treat by hovering over
> our big Austrian Pines next to the house. We have Roughies near the house
> all winter long due to the CRP across the road.  I was able run out with my
> scope and camera to digiscope them hovering. While looking at the videos I
> took, I noticed one was banded. I pulled a frames from the video and put
> them up on Flickr.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/151185496 AT N05/31982713464/in/photostream/
>
>
>
> Is there someone I should notify about spotting this banded bird?
>
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> Becky Lyle
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Subject: Banded Roughie
From: "EarthBourne Resources, Inc." <earthbourne AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:04:39 +0000
Early this morning, 3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS gave me a treat by hovering over our 
big Austrian Pines next to the house. We have Roughies near the house all 
winter long due to the CRP across the road. I was able run out with my scope 
and camera to digiscope them hovering. While looking at the videos I took, I 
noticed one was banded. I pulled a frames from the video and put them up on 
Flickr. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/151185496 AT N05/31982713464/in/photostream/

Is there someone I should notify about spotting this banded bird?

Becky Lyle
Ritzville, WA
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Subject: Black-backed Woodpecker in Spokane
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:44:33 +0000
Hello

This morning, I found a Black-backed Woodpecker at the Painted Rocks portion of 
Riverside SP on Rutter Pkwy along the Little Spokane River. I saw it from the 
parking lot up the hill to the left of the restroom. Honestly, It was a poor 
brief look but the black back was clearly seen. There are a number of burned 
trees in the area, but its the first Black backed I have had here. Several 
Hairies and Pileated in the area as well. 


Blessings
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Subject: Ferry County birding
From: Michael Hobbs <birdmarymoor AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2017 22:11:15 -0800
Pretty quiet in Ferry County today, but I did see a few birds.

First, yesterday afternoon,  on my way into and around Republic, I found 
NORTHERN PYGMY-OWLS in three separate locations.  I had another today on 
Boulder Creek Rd. just west of the pass. All four were simply sitting atop 
trees within 100 feet of the roads. 


Today, I found a flock of maybe 100 Bohemian Waxwings in Republic at Heese and 
9th. 


Later, just over 2 miles west of Sherman Pass, I found 4-5 Pine Grosbeaks.

The rest of the day was snowy and fairly bird-free except for the plentiful 
nuthatches and chickadees. 


Hoping to bird more in Ferry tomorrow,  AND to make it home.  The latter 
seems possibly doubtful,  due to weather... 


- Michael Hobbs
- Kirkland, WA

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Subject: Eurasian widgeon, BC night heron
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 14:02:20 -0800
I located a Eurasian widgeon feeding with the American widgeon at the ponds
near the ball fields in North Lewiston, Id. this morning. Sorry no photos
as the birds were rather skittish and left before I could get one. I was
not able to relocate it, but it would be worth checking that area again.
Also I found a black-crowned night heron at the ponds along Snake River
Ave. The pond they are normally at is still frozen so it appears at least
one has relocated. There's not as much cover along these ponds and the bike
path gives a better opportunity for a good look and photos.
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Subject: Spokane - Riverfront Park - Peregrine Falcon
From: Tim O'Brien <kertim7179 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:44:30 +0000 (UTC)
Sunday morning, I ventured out in the single digit temps to check out a couple 
places. My last stop of the morning was at Riverfront Park. As I 
circumnavigated the paths in the park, I was startled by the calling of a 
Peregrine Falcon from overhead. I quickly spotted it flying and it was carrying 
what looked to be a Rock Pigeon (something quite large). It proceeded to the 
south of the big wagon and out of view. Then a second time, it flew over again 
(without prey) and was calling again. I am wondering if anyone that frequents 
downtown Spokane has noticed this before. I would venture a guess that the cold 
has maybe forced the falcon to where the birds are. This area as most know has 
a great population of pigeons and crows. Anyhow, an unexpected surprise for me! 


Also, in the park area, I spotted a single Yellow-rumped Warbler that appeared 
to be looking for shelter along one of the concrete retaining walls along the 
river. Also, observed 2 American Dippers in the river. Mallard, Canada Goose, 
Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, and Double-crested Cormorant 
were in or nearby the river. I didn't see the usual Wigeon flock. 


I started the morning off out on the West Plains hoping to score Terry's Barn 
Owl. No luck there, but did see a couple small flocks of Horned Larks in the 
road near Hallet. Also, got lucky along Ritchey Road just north of the 
veteran's cemetery, with five Gray Partridge in someone's driveway. 


Stay warm!

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Subject: Anna's
From: Tina wynecoop <wynecoop AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:55:31 +0000



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Subject: How dense flocks of birds may have assisted humans' migration to North America along a 'kelp highway'
From: Ivar Husa <ivar AT pocketinet.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:13:56 -0800
A professorial lecture, for sure,  and from 2012, but the story is
fascinating. There were pre-Clovis hunters using essentially a
"broadhead/judo" arrowhead style (or on larger shafts). They hunted geese
and swan, for example.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mdUnIKN6uY&feature=youtu.be

 

I had no idea.

 

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Subject: dipper
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:25:25 -0800
I found a dipper in the stream at the Spokane fish hatchery just below the
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Subject: How To Make Broadcast Towers More Bird-Friendly: Turn Off Some Lights
From: Tina wynecoop <wynecoop AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:50:48 +0000
I found the following story on the NPR iPhone App

How To Make Broadcast Towers More Bird-Friendly: Turn Off Some Lights
by Ben Thorp

CMUPR - January 24, 2017

It's likely the only time you really notice one of your neighborhood broadcast 
and cell towers is at night when they're lit up with conspicuous bright red 
lights.... 



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Subject: Spokane Peregrine
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:48:28 -0800
There was a PEREGRINE FALCON attacking a Ring-billed Gull at the Spokane
Premix pond earlier today.  Plenty of coots and mallards for it to stick
around for.  Fairly rare mid-winter bird for Spokane area.

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Subject: Harris's Sparrow
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:22:17 -0800
Hello all,

After missing this bird in Walla Walla county in 2016 we found one today 
up on Smith Springs road out of Prescott.
A search of the Eureka Flats area produced only 3 Horned Larks - guess 
the snow is too deep even for these hardy birds. Lower Monumental Dam 
was almost devoid of birds - above the dam is all ice - very little open 
water. Gulls waaay out there on the ice - didn't come in to chumming.

Late report from January 15 - Ferruginous Hawk at McNary NWR - Humorist 
road.

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Subject: Say's phoebe
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:17:46 -0800
Just had a Say's phoebe show up in my yard, about a month ahead of last
years record.

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Subject: Peregrine vs Merlin update
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:01:21 -0800
Yet another interesting twist to the drama between the falcons this
morning. A viewer on Facebook with a really good eye pointed out that the
merlin was carrying a small bird! If you look really close in this photo
you can just see it. Apparently, as they went over the hill the merlin
decided to drop the bird maybe as a decoy to save it's own life? Who knows?
But, wow, what an interesting drama!!

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Subject: Spokane County 2017 compiling request
From: Tim O'Brien <kertim7179 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:58:11 +0000 (UTC)
Hello birders!
2017 is off to a great start in Spokane county! I will once again be the county 
compiler for the year. Please notify me through email if you find something 
unusual. Unusual to be is any bird code 3 or higher according to the Washington 
Birder checklist. Also, any early arrivals would be appreciated as well. I will 
be keeping an Excel spreadsheet this year and will note date, location, and who 
found it first for the above criteria. 

Also, I encourage the use of eBird, as that is the most simple way of mining 
the data that is needed to populate the checklist. 

Thank you again for all sightings from last year! Who knows what we will find 
this year??? 

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Subject: Re: Say's Phoebe
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:24:47 -0800
Also that area has been a consistent winter over area for Western Bluebirds.

Terry

 

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Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 2:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] Say's Phoebe

 

Hey Greg,

 

Not sure if you received any off-line responses to your query. First off, 
welcome (back?) to the area and thanks for the report! And yes, Say's Phoebe's 
do winter in small numbers down in the valleys. At least in the 
Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and presumably others in the region of similar 
elevation. You may also find other semi-hardy species such as Rock Wren, Hermit 
Thrush, and Spotted Towhee in the valleys in winter. And apparently 
successfully even when it gets quite cold in the valleys. 


 

thanks, Charles.

On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 8:29 PM Greg Lambeth  wrote:

 

I moved to Moscow back in July from Champaign-Urbana and this is my first post 
to the list. This afternoon, I had a Say's Phoebe at Lenore along the 
Clearwater. It was hanging out around the post office and I was able to get a 
few photos. I'm not sure how often Say's Phoebes overwinter in this part of 
Idaho so I thought I'd share this sighting. 


 

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Subject: Peregrine vs. merlin
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:15:34 -0800
Thanks to everyone who has commented on my post about this awesome show.
After closer inspection of the photos it seems the merlin escaped!!!
Apparently when the falcons dipped out of sight some other hapless bird got
in the way and ended up as breakfast instead! Lots of drama in the birding
world today! :)

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Subject: Re: Say's Phoebe
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:25:02 +0000
Hey Greg,

Not sure if you received any off-line responses to your query. First off,
welcome (back?) to the area and thanks for the report! And yes, Say's
Phoebe's do winter in small numbers down in the valleys. At least in the
Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and presumably others in the region of similar
elevation. You may also find other semi-hardy species such as Rock Wren,
Hermit Thrush, and Spotted Towhee in the valleys in winter. And apparently
successfully even when it gets quite cold in the valleys.

thanks, Charles.

On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 8:29 PM Greg Lambeth 
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>
> I moved to Moscow back in July from Champaign-Urbana and this is my first
> post to the list. This afternoon, I had a Say's Phoebe at Lenore along the
> Clearwater. It was hanging out around the post office and I was able to get
> a few photos. I'm not sure how often Say's Phoebes overwinter in this part
> of Idaho so I thought I'd share this sighting.
>
> Greg Lambeth
>
> Sent from Greg Lambeth's iPhone.
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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 111, Issue 28
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:40 -0800
As I've had a chance for the adrenaline to flush from my body and reviewed
the photos and everyone's comments I believe the merlin
may have gotten away. Apparently, when the two birds dropped out of sight
another drama unfolded that I was not able to see. Someone else
had the bad misfortune to fly into the path of these two and ended up as
breakfast! I had assumed it was the merlin as it was just a few short
moments between when I lost sight of them and found the peregrine plucking
feathers. Either way, merlin or passerine, it was an exciting morning!

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Stuart Muller 
wrote:

> Amazing photos!! Must have been an incredible experience!
>
> Have you had a chance to look more closely at your photos? I think that
> Merlin got away, albeit by the skin of her beak! The prey item looks to me
> like a passerine, based on the feet (and the size discrepancy with the
> Peregrine is very significant).
>
> Maybe it's our little bluetail? :(
>
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>>  Wow! This morning I got to witness an incredible drama played out at
>> Hell's Gate State Park. It started with a young peregrine falcon harassing
>> the ducks at the swimming beach just as I was getting ready to leave.
>> (Thanks God I put the camera in the car this morning!) I quickly jumped out
>> and ran for the beach. The peregrine was perched in a tree watching the
>> ducks. I was able to snap several photos before she flew over them and
>> landed in another tree further down the river. I followed and got a few
>> shots of her perched again. It was obvious she had already eaten as her
>> crop was full, yet she was still in hunting mode. Eventually she flew off
>> and I started to head for home. On the way out a merlin was perched in a
>> tree preening. I stopped and took a few photos then tried to jockey the car
>> around for a better position. The merlin, of course, flew off so I watched
>> to see where it might land. That's when the real drama began!
>> Another bird came rocketing down from above and started chasing the
>> merlin. I slammed the car into park, jumped out and started taking photos.
>> It was the peregrine and I watched her pursue the merlin all across the
>> sky. Eventually, they dropped out of sight behind a hill so I hurried in
>> that direction. Moments later I found the peregrine next to the Discovery
>> Center in the osprey nest. Feathers were flying. It was obvious who won
>> that race. The peregrine then flew off with it's prize and I watched it fly
>> around the river and eat while flying. There were several other raptors
>> circling around her so I wonder if that's why she kept to the air. It's
>> possible they would try to take her meal or maybe make her their meal just
>> as she had done to the merlin.
>> Got the photos up on flickr and my adrenaline is still pumping. What an
>> incredible morning!
>> Photo series starts here:
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/31560109123/in/dateposted-public/
>> --
>>
>> *Catherine Temple*
>>
>> *Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*
>>
>> *Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052 <(208)%20791-7052>*
>> ctemple99 AT gmail.com
>>
>> www.catherinetemple.com
>> www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/
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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 111, Issue 28
From: Stuart Muller <synstistute AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:21:43 -0800
Amazing photos!! Must have been an incredible experience!

Have you had a chance to look more closely at your photos? I think that
Merlin got away, albeit by the skin of her beak! The prey item looks to me
like a passerine, based on the feet (and the size discrepancy with the
Peregrine is very significant).

Maybe it's our little bluetail? :(

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> Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Peregrine vs. merlin
>  Wow! This morning I got to witness an incredible drama played out at
> Hell's Gate State Park. It started with a young peregrine falcon harassing
> the ducks at the swimming beach just as I was getting ready to leave.
> (Thanks God I put the camera in the car this morning!) I quickly jumped out
> and ran for the beach. The peregrine was perched in a tree watching the
> ducks. I was able to snap several photos before she flew over them and
> landed in another tree further down the river. I followed and got a few
> shots of her perched again. It was obvious she had already eaten as her
> crop was full, yet she was still in hunting mode. Eventually she flew off
> and I started to head for home. On the way out a merlin was perched in a
> tree preening. I stopped and took a few photos then tried to jockey the car
> around for a better position. The merlin, of course, flew off so I watched
> to see where it might land. That's when the real drama began!
> Another bird came rocketing down from above and started chasing the
> merlin. I slammed the car into park, jumped out and started taking photos.
> It was the peregrine and I watched her pursue the merlin all across the
> sky. Eventually, they dropped out of sight behind a hill so I hurried in
> that direction. Moments later I found the peregrine next to the Discovery
> Center in the osprey nest. Feathers were flying. It was obvious who won
> that race. The peregrine then flew off with it's prize and I watched it fly
> around the river and eat while flying. There were several other raptors
> circling around her so I wonder if that's why she kept to the air. It's
> possible they would try to take her meal or maybe make her their meal just
> as she had done to the merlin.
> Got the photos up on flickr and my adrenaline is still pumping. What an
> incredible morning!
> Photo series starts here:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/31560109123/in/dateposted-public/
> --
>
> *Catherine Temple*
>
> *Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*
>
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Subject: Peregrine vs. merlin
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:43:05 -0800
 Wow! This morning I got to witness an incredible drama played out at
Hell's Gate State Park. It started with a young peregrine falcon harassing
the ducks at the swimming beach just as I was getting ready to leave.
(Thanks God I put the camera in the car this morning!) I quickly jumped out
and ran for the beach. The peregrine was perched in a tree watching the
ducks. I was able to snap several photos before she flew over them and
landed in another tree further down the river. I followed and got a few
shots of her perched again. It was obvious she had already eaten as her
crop was full, yet she was still in hunting mode. Eventually she flew off
and I started to head for home. On the way out a merlin was perched in a
tree preening. I stopped and took a few photos then tried to jockey the car
around for a better position. The merlin, of course, flew off so I watched
to see where it might land. That's when the real drama began!
Another bird came rocketing down from above and started chasing the merlin.
I slammed the car into park, jumped out and started taking photos. It was
the peregrine and I watched her pursue the merlin all across the sky.
Eventually, they dropped out of sight behind a hill so I hurried in that
direction. Moments later I found the peregrine next to the Discovery Center
in the osprey nest. Feathers were flying. It was obvious who won that race.
The peregrine then flew off with it's prize and I watched it fly around the
river and eat while flying. There were several other raptors circling
around her so I wonder if that's why she kept to the air. It's possible
they would try to take her meal or maybe make her their meal just as she
had done to the merlin.
Got the photos up on flickr and my adrenaline is still pumping. What an
incredible morning!
Photo series starts here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/31560109123/in/dateposted-public/
-- 

*Catherine Temple*

*Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*

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

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Subject: Cover d'Alene gulls update
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:49:55 +0000
Hi All,

Large # of gulls continue this morning at CDA although composition
different from Saturday PM. Up to 9 species for the period depending on
determination of several individuals and large # of Herring Gulls this AM
(150 or more? ). Lesser Black-backed & Glaucous easy to find this AM but
they left by 10:30 this morning along with the 2 Iceland/Thayer's. Also a
number of typical adult Thayer's with Herring this AM but few Ring-billed
and hence no Mew. Morning or later afternoon probably best but pattern
could change with upcoming change in weather. Nice variety of other
waterfowl present including several RB Mergansers.

thanks, Charles.
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Subject: No blue tail Sunday Jan 15
From: Kelly Cassidy <highsteppe AT icloud.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:30:34 -0800
We looked for the bluetail with 4 other birders from about 10 to nearly noon 
today, with no luck. I couldn't tell if the kestrel hanging around was burping 
up bluetail feathers. 


Kelly Cassidy
Pullman, WA
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Subject: No bluetail
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:39:39 -0800
While on my walk at Hell's Gate this a.m. I checked for the bluetail and
visited with a couple birders down there looking. No one had seen her yet
this morning. Three carloads of folks were leaving as I pulled in and they
had apparently not seen her either. There were several small raptors
working the area, sharp-shinned, kestrel and merlin which might be an
explanation for her sudden disappearance. Or perhaps she's relocated and we
just have to spread out and look for her. I'll stay hopeful.

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