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Hooded Merganser,©Barry Kent Mackay

3 Jul hawk i.d. [Catherine Temple ]
30 Jun Shorebird migration begun! ["Jontathan B. Isacoff" ]
29 Jun Mann Lake Monday ["Terry O'Halloran" ]
29 Jun Genesee ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
29 Jun Re: Virginia Rails in Pullman [Mike Clarke ]
29 Jun Re: Spring Valley Reservoir ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
29 Jun Re: Virginia Rails in Pullman [Charles Swift ]
29 Jun Virginia Rails in Pullman [Kelly Cassidy ]
29 Jun Re: Spring Valley Reservoir [Terry Gray ]
29 Jun Spring Valley Reservoir [Terry Gray ]
28 Jun Success! [Catherine Temple ]
27 Jun Killdeer babies [Catherine Temple ]
26 Jun More nests [Catherine Temple ]
26 Jun Ridgefield NWR River S closure next week cancelled [Hy-bird ]
9 Jun Fwd: [LCBirds2] Chestnut-sided warbler!!! [Kevin Black ]
25 Jun Tough Pend Oreille Birds ["Terry Little" ]
24 Jun Salmon River Idaho County [Terry Lane ]
24 Jun FW: Kootenai and Benewah County Big Year Additions ["Shirley Sturts" ]
23 Jun Nest watching [Catherine Temple ]
23 Jun Willet at Mann Lake [Dick Johnson ]
22 Jun UI Dairy Ponds Avocets and Western Kingbirds [Terry Gray ]
21 Jun Re: breeding Latah Co. Pied-billed Grebes (6/20/15) [Kelley ]
21 Jun Re: breeding Latah Co. Pied-billed Grebes (6/20/15) [Terry Gray ]
21 Jun breeding Latah Co. Pied-billed Grebes (6/20/15) [Charles Swift ]
21 Jun Phoebe? [Nancy Draznin ]
21 Jun Genesee Sewage Lagoon Birds this am [Terry Gray ]
20 Jun Re: flycatcher [Nancy Draznin ]
20 Jun flycatcher [Nancy Draznin ]
20 Jun Asotin County Yellow-throated Warbler [Keith Carlson ]
18 Jun southbound Rufous and other yard birds [Greg Falco ]
18 Jun Kootenai and Benewah County Big Year Additions ["Shirley Sturts" ]
15 Jun genesee lagoon [Nancy Draznin ]
15 Jun Humming bird crazy ["Brian and Beth Miller" ]
15 Jun Band-tailed Pigeon update Monday [Kirsten Dahl ]
15 Jun Nez Perce NF Highlights [RJ Baltierra ]
14 Jun Band-tailed Pigeon update for Sunday [Kirsten Dahl ]
14 Jun Butte Rd. (Latah Co.) Brewer's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrows, etc. (6/14/15) [Charles Swift ]
14 Jun Band-tailed Pigeon Sunday [Kirsten Dahl ]
13 Jun FW: Lpo today ["Mike" ]
13 Jun Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 92, Issue 16 []
13 Jun Band-tailed Pigeon update Saturday [Kirsten Dahl ]
13 Jun sandhill cranes and more [Terry Little ]
12 Jun Band-tailed Pigeon update Friday [Kirsten Dahl ]
12 Jun BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO @ Metcalf NWR [Jonathan Isacoff ]
11 Jun Band-tailed Pigeon Thurs update [Kirsten Dahl ]
11 Jun Band-tailed Pigeon [Kirsten Dahl ]
10 Jun Latah County Big Day [Terry Gray ]
9 Jun Fwd: [LCBirds2] Chestnut-sided warbler!!! [Kevin Black ]
9 Jun Band-tailed Pigeon [Kirsten Dahl ]
7 Jun Continuing Washtucna Mystery Warbler [Kevin Black ]
6 Jun Kootenai County Big Year additions ["Shirley Sturts" ]
6 Jun Genesee ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
6 Jun Benewah County Big Year updates ["Shirley Sturts" ]
6 Jun Dishman Hills Conservancy Field Trip Report [Jonathan Isacoff ]
5 Jun Stevens County [Terry Little ]
5 Jun Spring Valley Reservoir Red-eyed Vireo [Terry Gray ]
5 Jun FOY Common Nighthawk in Asotin [Keith Carlson ]
4 Jun Dickcissel at hardy canyon Yakima county [Kevin Black ]
4 Jun N Waterthrush continues on Mt Spokane ["Terry Little" ]
4 Jun Asotin Co. Flammulated Owls [Mike Clarke ]
4 Jun Moscow Blue-winged Teal [Terry Gray ]
3 Jun Fwd: [Tweeters] Dickcissel in Hardy Canyon, Yakima County [Kevin Black ]
3 Jun Phillips Farm Olive-sided Flycatcher and more [Terry Gray ]
03 Jun Slavin Ranch Report ["Jontathan B. Isacoff" ]
2 Jun morning at Eloika Lake [Terry Little ]
2 Jun Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 92, Issue 2 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
2 Jun Paradise Ridge Birds [Terry Gray ]
1 Jun Mann Lake Sunday ["Terry O'Halloran" ]
31 May Spokane county Bobolink and Northern Waterthrush found again today [Tim O'Brien ]
31 May Tree Swallows - photos by Alistair Frasier [Tina wynecoop ]
30 May Red Crossbills [Marlene Cashen ]
30 May Sprague Franklin's Gulls ["Jontathan B. Isacoff" ]
29 May Bobolink at Newman Lake [Bill Siems ]
29 May Latah County 2015 cumulative list [Charles Swift ]
29 May Swallows Park [Keith Carlson ]
29 May Re: Franklins gulls [Mike Clarke ]

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

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


https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/19382751272/in/dateposted-public/

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

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

Southbound migration is underway!

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

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

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

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

There are four black terns on the Genesee Lagoon

Nancy Draznin, LM, CPM 208-310-3252 


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

Mike
Pullman

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 10:35 AM, Kelly Cassidy 
wrote:

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

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


Cheers
Mike Scott

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Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 10:19 AM
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Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] Spring Valley Reservoir

Hi Birders,

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

Thanks Mike for letting me know!

Terry

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

Hi Birders,

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

Ring-billed Gull - 2 adults

Complete check list is available at:
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Good Birding!


Terry Gray
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Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: Re: Virginia Rails in Pullman
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:53:15 +0000
Cool! I think Mike Clarke found some on the CBC several years ago at that
location (also winter there Marsh Wrens I believe).

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

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


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


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

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

Thanks Mike for letting me know!

Terry

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

Hi Birders,

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

Ring-billed Gull - 2 adults

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

Good Birding!


Terry Gray
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Moscow ID 83843
208-596-5212
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Subject: Spring Valley Reservoir
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:37:53 -0700
Hi Birders,

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

Ring-billed Gull - 2 adults

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

Good Birding!


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

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Subject: Killdeer babies
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:58:29 -0700
With temperature reaching over 100 degrees today in the valley it's a
challenging day to be born in a pile of rocks. At least two of the four
eggs in the killdeer nest I've been watching have hatched. I hope the rest
make it out soon so the whole family can move into some shade!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/19023365770/in/dateposted-public/

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Subject: More nests
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:11:55 -0700
In spite of the heat, my curiosity and an opportunity got me out this
morning to check on some of the nests I've been watching. Mama killdeer was
still sweating it out on her nest in the hot rocks. She was very defensive
of the nest this time, fluffing herself up and looking quite threatening. I
sure hope those eggs hatch soon for her sake!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/18995813740/in/dateposted-public/

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

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

A rewarding morning well worth the extra sweat and biting flies!​

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

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


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


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

Kevin Black 
Vancouver, WA 

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

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

 

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

 

Blessings

Terry Little
Mead, Wa 

 

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Subject: Salmon River Idaho County
From: Terry Lane <tlane2022 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:04:22 -0700
We drove down to Pine Bar out of Cottonwood, Id. this morning along Graves
Cr. Rd. to Pine Bar. There were birds everywhere along the drive and
especially along the river shrubs. Numerous Canyon/Rock Wrens, 13 Avocets
on a sandbar, lots of Spotted Sandpipers, Swallows of all sorts, W.
Kingbirds, Bullocks Orioles, Says Phoebes, Willow Flycatchers, etc. etc.
By about 10:30 things were getting warm and birds were slowing down. It
started as a fishing morning and turned to birding instead.
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Subject: FW: Kootenai and Benewah County Big Year Additions
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:30:35 -0700

Kootenai County Big Year Addition 

183  Olive-sided Flycatcher - June 23 Latour Creek - Carrie Hugo and Lisa Hardy


Benewah County Big Year Additions 

16 June 2015; Kris Buchler and Lisa Hardy, St. Maries sewage ponds:

147 BW Teal 

148 Eared Grebe


 23 June 2015, Carrie Hugo and Lisa Hardy:

149  Rock Wren - Ahrs Gulch
150 Fox Sparrow - Sheep Springs
151  Olive-sided Flycatcher - Rochat Divide



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Subject: Nest watching
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:10:10 -0700
Been making my rounds lately keeping track of three different nests near my
home.
The Swainson's hawk just down the street is indeed on the nest, though she
is very hard to see. I finally found a vantage point that I can partially
see her and the nest, but I have no idea on the status yet. This morning
she appeared to be either moving around eggs or gingerly moving around
chicks. It was hard to tell because not much of the nest is visible.

The Cooper's hawk near Beachview park has at least one good sized chick.
Both mom and chick were visible when I checked this morning. Again, because
of location you have to be in just the right spot to see so there may be
more chicks. Got photos of this one.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/19069161516/in/dateposted-public/

I've also been keeping track of a pair of killdeer nesting in a church
parking lot. Thankfully, they are EASY to see! As far as I can tell she's
been on the nest for a couple of weeks so hatch time should be getting
close. I hope it's before this weekend when we are supposed to hit over 100
degrees here in the valley. Mama's been baking in the heat the last few
weeks, while dad hangs out in the shade. What's up with that? Don't know if
that kind of heat will cause her to abandon the nest or tough it out. I
guess I will just continue to watch and see.
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Subject: Willet at Mann Lake
From: Dick Johnson <johnsonre AT wsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:07:24 -0700
Inlanders,

I checked for shorebirds at Mann Lake this morning and saw mostly the usual 
(Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper), but also a surprise Willet. It was in the 
southwest corner of the lake at about 10:30 AM, then slowly moved east along 
the south shore. 


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Subject: UI Dairy Ponds Avocets and Western Kingbirds
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:16:26 -0700
Hi Birders,

Christine and I just observed 10 American Avocets and 3 Killdeer.  Also
hawking bugs were the pair of Western Kingbirds taking food to their nest!



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Subject: Re: breeding Latah Co. Pied-billed Grebes (6/20/15)
From: Kelley <kelleymshelton AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 15:09:27 -0700
Family with fuzzy babies on Mud Lake in Ferry County now. So delightful to 
observe. 


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> On Jun 21, 2015, at 3:07 PM, "Terry Gray"  wrote:
> 
> Charles and all,
>  
> I have not seen a nesting pair of Pied-billed Grebes at Spring Valley 
Reservoir since 2010. I am pretty sure that they also breed on a regular basis 
at the Case Residgence on Texas Ridge Road. I believe they are the most 
consistent breeding where Charles observed them! 

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

> Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:14 PM
> To: inland birders
> Subject: [inland-NW-birders] breeding Latah Co. Pied-billed Grebes (6/20/15)
>  
> I found a family group of Pied-billed Grebes at the Latah Co. Landfill pond 
just east of Moscow yesterday. The two adults were each feeding two fledglings 
at different parts of the pond. According to Birds of North America (BNA) 
online this is a fairly common strategy, probably based on available food 
resources. PB Grebes also continue as of yesterday at the Little Bear pond near 
Kendrick (suspected of breeding there last year). They are also likely breeders 
at Spring Valley Res. (perhaps Terry has confirmed this). 

>  
> thanks, Charles.
>  
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Subject: Re: breeding Latah Co. Pied-billed Grebes (6/20/15)
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 15:07:01 -0700
Charles and all,

 

I have not seen a nesting pair of Pied-billed Grebes at Spring Valley Reservoir 
since 2010. I am pretty sure that they also breed on a regular basis at the 
Case Residgence on Texas Ridge Road. I believe they are the most consistent 
breeding where Charles observed them! 



Terry

 

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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] breeding Latah Co. Pied-billed Grebes (6/20/15)

 

I found a family group of Pied-billed Grebes at the Latah Co. Landfill pond 
just east of Moscow yesterday. The two adults were each feeding two fledglings 
at different parts of the pond. According to Birds of North America (BNA) 
online this is a fairly common strategy, probably based on available food 
resources. PB Grebes also continue as of yesterday at the Little Bear pond near 
Kendrick (suspected of breeding there last year). They are also likely breeders 
at Spring Valley Res. (perhaps Terry has confirmed this). 


 

thanks, Charles.


 

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Subject: breeding Latah Co. Pied-billed Grebes (6/20/15)
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:14:08 -0700
I found a family group of Pied-billed Grebes at the Latah Co. Landfill pond
just east of Moscow yesterday. The two adults were each feeding two
fledglings at different parts of the pond. According to Birds of North
America (BNA) online this is a fairly common strategy, probably based on
available food resources. PB Grebes also continue as of yesterday at the
Little Bear pond near Kendrick (suspected of breeding there last year).
They are also likely breeders at Spring Valley Res. (perhaps Terry has
confirmed this).

thanks, Charles.

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Subject: Phoebe?
From: Nancy Draznin <motherwise AT genesee-id.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 09:14:30 -0700
If anyone wants to join me this evening around 7, I'm going to look for the 
possible Eastern phoebe then. I saw the bird at the horse pasture next to the 
Genesee sewage lagoon at the at time last night. Feel free to text me at 
208-310-3252. 


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Subject: Genesee Sewage Lagoon Birds this am
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:51:52 -0700
NO Flycatcher Species!

Genesee Sewage Lagoon, Nez Perce, Idaho, US Jun 21, 2015 7:20 AM - 8:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
17 species

Canada Goose  18
Mallard  38     6 adults and the rest hatchlings to juveniles
California Quail  2
Killdeer  8
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Mourning Dove  4
American Kestrel  3     adults two taking food to nest and hearing young in
nest.
Horned Lark  2
Tree Swallow  1
Bank Swallow  16
Barn Swallow  6
Common Yellowthroat  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Western Meadowlark  2
Brewer's Blackbird  1

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Subject: Re: flycatcher
From: Nancy Draznin <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:40:03 -0700
I meant to say that it was not bright yellow like a Western Kingbird not
Western Phoebe. That was a typo.

 

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Subject: flycatcher
From: Nancy Draznin <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:36:23 -0700
Is it at all plausible that I saw an Eastern Phoebe by the Genesee sewage
lagoon this evening? It was robin-sized. Perched on fence posts and flew
after bugs, wagged its long, dark tail. Did not have white tail edges. It
was the wrong color for a Say's Phoebe. It was not bright yellow like a
Western Phoebe. It was faintly yellow on the lower belly with very faint
streaking. The cap was a darker gray than the body and was raised a bit. I'm
sorry that I don't have a camera other than my nearly useless phone camera.

 

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Subject: Asotin County Yellow-throated Warbler
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:39:45 -0400
Louise LaVoie reports a Yellow-throated Warbler at Headgates Park, Asotin 
Creek, Asotin county today. 

The bird was just along the creek 15 yards below the dam/headgate. 
Louise was present when Carole Van de Voorde saw and reported the earlier 
sighting of a Yellow-throated Warbler some years ago 

  
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Subject: southbound Rufous and other yard birds
From: Greg Falco <lister7 AT hughes.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:47:35 -0700
6/18/15

Today I had a southbound male RUFOUS HUMMER at my feeder.  

I think it is a week earlier than my previous record.  

Nesting BLACK-CHINNED HUMMERS seem low in numbers, but hard to tell.

Other yard nesters include LEAST & WILLOW FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO, SORA,

BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, LARK SPARROW, LAZULI BUNTING (2nd year) and YELLOW
WARBLER.

My first ever attempted nest of COMMON YELLOWTHROAT will probably fail to
find a mate.

Of course this has been a poor year for water in wetlands.

CANADA GOOSE, MALLARD, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and WOOD DUCK all hatched and soon
lost their young to predators.

 

Good Birding

 

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Subject: Kootenai and Benewah County Big Year Additions
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:33:58 -0700
Kootenai County Big Year additions

179  Hermit Thrush  -  June 9  -Mivoden BBS - Carrie Hugo and Kris Buchler 
180 Northern Goshawk  - June 10  - Farragut State Park - Lisa Hardy and
Jacob Reynolds 
181 Red-eyed Vireo -  June 9   - Mica Bay Survey field trip - Janet Callen
and others
182 Least Flycatcher   -  June 14  -  Trail of the CDA's BlackRock to
Medimont 

Benewah County Big Year additions

All June 13 - Larry Arnold - traveling field trip Heyburn State Park - St
Maries area 
143  American Avocet  -J
144  Caspian Tern
145  Dusky Flycatcher
146 Western Kingbird

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Subject: genesee lagoon
From: Nancy Draznin <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:02:05 -0700
I counted 10 American Avocets at the Genesee Sewage lagoon this evening.

 

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Subject: Humming bird crazy
From: "Brian and Beth Miller" <bmiller297 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:30:28 -0700
There were an incredible number of birds in my yard Sunday, especially
hummingbirds. I have 2 feeders, one medium sized, one a little smaller. Each
can accommodate 4 hummingbirds at once. Often thru the day I get 10 or more
hummingbirds vying for a spot on one of the feeders. I am going through 1/2
gal. of hummingbird food a day. Other birds were abundant too. I had all 3
species of Nuthatches on my suet (Black-headed Grosbeak too. They like
suet). Goldfinches and Pine Siskin are depleting my thistle sock once every
other day. Spotted Towhee, Western Wood Pewee, Pacific Slope flycatcher;
they were everywhere. I assume this frantic uptake in activity is because
the eggs have hatched and there are a lot of nestlings to be fed. I look
forward to seeing some fledglings soon.

 

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Subject: Band-tailed Pigeon update Monday
From: Kirsten Dahl <kdahlappy AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:38:03 -0700
Still here.

Morning appearance between 8:00 and 9:00am.
Evening appearance: already in yard at 5:14 when I got home, fed from 5:19
to 5:30 before heading to the back of the house to roost.

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Subject: Nez Perce NF Highlights
From: RJ Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:39:54 -0600
Long time since I've posted but it's because I am working with the IBO doing 
point count surveys throughout Idaho. The majority of my counts so far have 
been in the Nez Perce National Forest. I'd thought I'd share some highlights 
from my past eight days of transects. On Nut Basin Rd east of White Bird, at my 
campsite area I had, WHITE HEADED WOODPECKERS, WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER, tons of 
LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS, and the best birds were multiple calling MOUNTAIN QUAIL!! 
On another transect near Free Use rd, I had an angry NORTHERN GOSHAWK swooping 
at me, and another WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER. On Lightning Creek rd, I had 
multiple BARRED OWLS calling. On a transect along hwy 14 I had a AMERICAN THREE 
TOED WOODPECKER. A transect near Crooked River Rd southwest of Elk City held 
singing(!) PINE GROSBEAKS! Lots more cool forest birds too, but those are the 
main highlights. These forests are amazing, and are filled to the brim with 
montane specialties! If you want to know some more specific 

 s about these birds go ahead and shoot me an email. Good birding!!

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Subject: Band-tailed Pigeon update for Sunday
From: Kirsten Dahl <kdahlappy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 22:10:00 -0700
The pigeon did eventually drop into the yard to feed this morning, but was
very nervous and flew up into nearby trees twice while feeding before
leaving the yard for the morning.  One interesting tidbit of information,
by waiting until later in the morning, the pigeon did not have to deal with
the squirrels because they'd fed and left the area before it arrived.

Amazingly, when Nancy D arrived about 11am, we walked into the backyard and
I spotted the pigeon right away.  It was roosting in one of the pines out
back.  I checked on it periodically, and it stayed in the tree until about
2pm.  No info on the pm feeding because I wasn't home.

Will post pics from this morning on my flickr site tomorrow.

Happy birding,
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Moscow, Idaho

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Subject: Butte Rd. (Latah Co.) Brewer's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrows, etc. (6/14/15)
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:05:52 -0700
Hi All -

The Butte Rd. Brewer's Sparrow continues, singing from the shrubby patch
right along the road. Not singing the full Brewer's song but a 2-part
buzz-trill song. Also on the north side of the road are 2 Grasshopper
Sparrow territories about hundred yards apart. Both were singing this
morning, sometimes obscured by a number of Savannah Sparrows in the area
but also giving their distinctive "jumble" song. Complete list below and
google maps link via eBird here - http://tinyurl.com/q75s69d

thanks, Charles.


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Butte Rd. grasslands, Latah, Idaho, US
Jun 14, 2015 8:20 AM - 9:03 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments:     Submitted from  BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6
18 species

Mourning Dove  1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  2
Western Wood-Pewee  1
Black-billed Magpie  1
Common Raven  2
Barn Swallow  1
House Wren  2
American Robin  1
European Starling  3
Yellow Warbler  1
Spotted Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  3
Brewer's Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  4
Grasshopper Sparrow  2
Black-headed Grosbeak  1
Lazuli Bunting  2
Western Meadowlark  3

View this checklist online at
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Subject: Band-tailed Pigeon Sunday
From: Kirsten Dahl <kdahlappy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 07:50:29 -0700
In spite of being attacked by the squirrel last night, the pigeon is still
in the area.  It has not dropped into the yard to feed, but is currently
perched in the cottonwood tree, in the sun, watching the yard.

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Subject: FW: Lpo today
From: "Mike" <strix.nebulosa1987 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:34:13 -0700
We did the annual birding tour on the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife 
Refuge today. The weather was great and seven folks came out. we found the 
following 79 species. 


 

Mike

 

 

Canada Goose

Mallard

Ring-necked Duck

Lesser Scaup

Ruffed Grouse

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Red-tailed Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Virginia Rail

Sora

American Coot

Killdeer

Spotted sandpiper

Wilson’s Snipe

Mourning Dove

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Western Wood-pewee

Willow Flycatcher

Hammond’s Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Pacific-slope flycatcher

Say’s Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird

Cassin’s Vireo

Warbling Vireo 

Steller’s Jay

Common Raven 

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Mountain Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Pacific Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Western Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird

Swainson’s Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

MacGillivray’s Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Townsend’s Warbler

Wilson’s warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

House Finch 

Red Crossbill

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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 92, Issue 16
From: mateer210 AT yahoo.com
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 19:46:56 -0600
Two pairs of Sandhill cranes on Carmen creek near salmon Idaho. First pair 
always raise two young. Adults are grey. Second pair up the the creek are very 
brown. They have young but didn't see how many. 

Calvor Palmateer. 
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Subject: Band-tailed Pigeon update Saturday
From: Kirsten Dahl <kdahlappy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:46:11 -0700
Saturday, June 13.

Morning visit:  spotted in yard, feeding, at 6:06am .  Flew up into
Mountain Ash tree and roosted there from 6:08 to 6:58.  At 6:58 it dropped
into the yard and fed until 7:10.  Flew out, headed NE.

Evening visit: spotted perched in Birch tree at 5:07pm.
Flew down and started feeding at 5:10.  I noticed that it was nervous
whenever the red squirrel ran into the yard, but settled down once the
squirrel started to feed.  They fed near each other until 5:24, when the
red squirrel attacked the pigeon.  Lots of breast/neck feathers went flying
as the pigeon escaped to the NE.
Guess I know why it was so nervous around the squirrel!

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Subject: sandhill cranes and more
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 06:06:59 -0700
Hello,
Yesterday, Randy Hill and I birded portions of Spokane, Stevens, and Pend
Oreille Counties. A few highlights

Corkscrew Burn from last summer: One Black backed woodpecker, many Gray
Flycatchers

Riparian Area south of Waitts Lk: Least Flycatccher, American Redsart

Hafer RdL South of Chewelah: (.5 mi east of Hwy 395, south side of road)
relocated Clay colored Sparrow that Dan Waggoner found buzzing along the
fence line and bushes next to road  (,6 mi east of Hwy 395 in Pines on North
side of road) Least Flycatcher, also found by Dan Waggoner the day before.

Newton Rd and Valley  Waitts LK Road - Bobolinks

Flodelle Creek  several Northern Waterthrush

Peone Wetland (Spokane County) - last night at 8:30, we had two SANDHILL
CRANES fly low over the wetland at the Feryn Conservation Area parking lot.
I thought it funny that cranes would put in an appearance with Randy Hill
looking on.

Blessings
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Subject: Band-tailed Pigeon update Friday
From: Kirsten Dahl <kdahlappy AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:53:39 -0700
Three visits today and a behavior pattern emerging.

The bird is flying into the yard and roosting in the trees for anywhere
from 15 min to an hour before dropping to the ground to feed.

First visit, I observed the bird drop out of the apple tree at 6:15am and
feed for only 10 minutes before leaving.  It must have flown into the yard
before I started observing the yard at 5:52am.

Second visit, Mike Scott got a quick look as it flew into the yard about
10:00am (we didn't think to check the time).  Mike and his wife had to
leave before it reappeared.  The bird dropped to the ground at 10:30pm and
fed until 10:45am.

No sightings the rest of the morning and early afternoon until 4:36pm when
it flew into the yard.  Larry & Missy Arnold and I got to watch it's
arrival.  It perched in the cottonwood tree before dropping down to feed at
4:47.  Stayed until 5:03pm, so they got some great views of the bird.

The best viewing time seems to be from 6am to 7:30am.  All 4 days this week
had an appearance during that time period.

Looking forward to more visits tomorrow (people and avian)!

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Subject: BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO @ Metcalf NWR
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:12:32 -0600
Near Missoula. Will post photos later. Can be heard Near interpretive trail 
parking area. 


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Subject: Band-tailed Pigeon Thurs update
From: Kirsten Dahl <kdahlappy AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:35:17 -0700
Seen this morning at 7:12am and was still present when I snuck out the back
way at 7:20am.

I kept a pretty close eye on the yard from 10:15am on with no sightings,
but lots of noise and activity across the street (large spraying tractor
and tank truck).

At 3:35pm, I settled in front of my window and started recording all animal
activity in the yard.  Finally, I observed the pigeon fly into the yard at
5:00pm, where it immediately disappeared into some tree branches near the
top of the apple tree.  It didn't drop to the ground to feed until 5:47pm
and stayed until 6:13pm.

It fed primarily on white millet, but did swallow a few corn kernels.  It
would eat for a while, then sit and look around, then go back to eating.
This pattern continued the entire time it was present.  Amazingly, it
completely ignored the 4 mourning doves as they chased each other around.

It flew in from the northwest (between the 2 buildings) and left the same
direction.  This is also the same direction that it arrived from yesterday,
mid-morning.

Looking forward to more sightings tomorrow!

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Subject: Band-tailed Pigeon
From: Kirsten Dahl <kdahlappy AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:37:03 -0700
Still showing up in my yard.  Was there when I left today at 7:20 am.

Will not come out and feed when people are visible.  Anyone wanting to try
and see it are welcome.  Contact me directly please.
Kdahlappy AT gmail.com

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Subject: Latah County Big Day
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:03:47 -0700
Hi Birders,

Yesterday Mike Scott, Ron Force and myself set out in Moscow ID at 5:30 a.m.
for a big day in Latah County.  We travelled a total of 221.7 miles by
vehicle and about a mile walking.  We birded a total of 13 hours and 45
minutes.  Total number of bird species came to a grand total of 104.  

Notes about the trip. 

First of all it was an extremely hot day!
Many of the individual birds observed we only saw once during the day.

What struck us was that many of the local birds that we usually observe on a
daily basic were not observed.  Examples:
Great Blue Heron
Osprey
Pacific Wren
MacGillivray's Warbler
Cooper's Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
NO OWLS
Pygmy Nuthatch - we did not get to Kas's property
None of the Jay species
The only Wren observed was a House Wren

Birds of note:
Northern Shoveler - pair
All three Teal Species
Ring-necked Ducks
Bufflehead
Northern Goshawk packing a ground squirrel
Got all the usual flycatchers but dipped on a Least Flycatcher at Laird Park
that was observed the day before by Mike Scott and his wife Sharon. We did
not have time to go to that location.
Sandhill Crane - the male and female are still at Hog Meadows
Bobolink
Brewer's Sparrow - observed along Butte Road east of Moscow

Many were the usual nesting birds for the area!

Thanks to Mike and Ron for putting up with me for that many hours!

Terry Gray
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Subject: Fwd: [LCBirds2] Chestnut-sided warbler!!!
From: Kevin Black <kevblack787 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 19:30:31 -0700
Hello All,

 I figure some of you may want to know about this.

Thanks,

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

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Subject: Band-tailed Pigeon
From: Kirsten Dahl <kdahlappy AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:14:48 -0700
Occasional visitor to my yard for over a week.  Today was the first time I
got a good look at it.  Pics at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23471876 AT N02/18620299916/in/datetaken-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23471876 AT N02/18025922493/in/datetaken-public/

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Subject: Continuing Washtucna Mystery Warbler
From: Kevin Black <kevblack787 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015 08:52:58 -0700
Hello All,

I received word from my birder friend Bob that the "mystery" warbler
was still singing in the same bush yesterday behind the green
residential house in Washtucna. The warbler still has not came out of
it's sight impenetrable "brush fortress." I have recording of the
singing (very close to the video recorder actually) as well from when
I was there Friday.

Good Birding,

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Subject: Kootenai County Big Year additions
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 21:35:45 -0700
171  American White Pelican - March 13 -Cave Lake - Bob Kemp
172 Western Flycatcher (complex) May 24 - Armstrong Hill - Kris Buchler
173  Western Wood-Pewee  May 25 - Conkling Park Road - Jon Isacoff
174 Willow Flycatcher  May 25 - Conkling Park Road - Jon Isacoff
175 Wilson's Warbler  May 25 - Conkling Park Road - Jon Isacoff
176 American Redstart  May 27 -  Hauser Lake - Terry Little
177 Northern Waterthrush  June 2 - Cataldo - Lisa Hardy
178 Lazuli Bunting June 5  - Conkling Park Road - Jon Isacoff
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Subject: Genesee
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 20:33:24 -0700
    
There was a green-winged teal on the sewage lagoon this evening. 


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Subject: Benewah County Big Year updates
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 15:06:24 -0700
MAY28 - St. Maries  -Donni Moen
125 Gray Catbird
126 Eastern Kingbird
127 Western Tanager 
128 Common Yellowthroat 

JUNE 1  

129 Wilson's Snipe  - Round Lake - Andrea Wilkey
130 Northern Rough-winged Swallow -Round Lake - Andrea Wilkey
131 Veery  - Heyburn State Park  - Bea Harrison

JUNE 3 - St. Maries - Donni Moen
132 Common Nighthawk

JUNE 4 - St Maries - Donni Moen
133 Red-eyed Vireo
134 Western Flycatcher 

JUNE 5  -  Heyburn State Park - Jon Isacoff
135Virginia Rail
136 Vaux's Swift
137 Western Wood-pewee 
138 Willow Flycatcher
139 Hammond's Flycatcher
140 Northern Waterthrush
141 Nashville Warbler
142  MacGillivray Warbler
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Subject: Dishman Hills Conservancy Field Trip Report
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 11:33:15 -0700
14 birders had a nice walk this morning at the Stevens Creek conservation area 
portion of the Dishman Hills sponsored by the Dishman Hills Conservancy. Full 
checklist of birds seen/heard is below. 


Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

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> Subject: eBird Report - SC-Stevens Creek NA, Jun 6, 2015
> Date: June 6, 2015 11:18:52 AM PDT
> To: jisacoff1 AT gmail.com
> 
> SC-Stevens Creek NA, Spokane, Washington, US
> Jun 6, 2015 7:25 AM - 9:45 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
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> Comments:     
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8 > 41 species (+3 other taxa) > > Killdeer 1 > Calliope Hummingbird 1 > hummingbird sp. 1 > Hairy Woodpecker 1 > Western Wood-Pewee 7 > Willow Flycatcher 1 > Dusky Flycatcher 5 > Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher) 2 > Cassin's Vireo 1 > Warbling Vireo 3 > Black-billed Magpie 2 > Common Raven 1 > Black-capped Chickadee 1 > Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 > Rock Wren 1 > House Wren 4 > Swainson's Thrush 6 > American Robin 5 > Gray Catbird 3 > European Starling 5 > Cedar Waxwing 2 > Orange-crowned Warbler 1 > Nashville Warbler 1 > MacGillivray's Warbler 3 > Yellow Warbler 7 > Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 3 > Spotted Towhee 6 > Chipping Sparrow 5 > Savannah Sparrow 1 > Song Sparrow 4 > Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 2 > Western Tanager 4 > Black-headed Grosbeak 3 > Lazuli Bunting 1 > Red-winged Blackbird 4 > Western Meadowlark 1 > Brewer's Blackbird 6 > Brown-headed Cowbird 6 > House Finch 2 > Cassin's Finch 4 > Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) 1 > Red Crossbill (Douglas-fir or type 4) 1 > Pine Siskin 4 > American Goldfinch 2 > > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23799536 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) _______________________________________________ Inland-nw-birders mailing list Inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders
Subject: Stevens County
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 18:07:44 -0700
Hello,

A nice day in Stevens county birding with a young friend. We met in the
Safeway parking in Chewelah where we were immediately alerted to a very
vocal Merlin calling from the top of  a nearby fir tree. At a nice stand of
pines along Artman  Gibson Rd, we got great views of a male White headed
Woodpecker. Amazon Creek Marsh was loaded with the usual species: Northern
Waterthrushes, American Redstarts, Willow Flycatchers.. A bit of a surprise
was a Western Grebe in one of the small ponds along Hwy 395 about 4 mi south
of Chewelah. I found 4 very vocal male Bobolinks along Newton Rd (1st time
at this location). There is a wonderful riparian area along Farm to Market
Rd about 1/4 mi south of Wrights Valley Rd that held Veeries, American
Redstarts, Red eyed Vireo, and a Least Flycatcher. There is another really
nice riparian area located on the south end of Waiits Lake. Here I found
more redstarts, vireos and another Least Flycatcher. Another Western Grebe
was on the lake.  Along Valley  Waitts Lake Rd were four more male
Bobolinks. They seem to be increasing in these field around Valley and
Chewelah.
Blessings
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Subject: Spring Valley Reservoir Red-eyed Vireo
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:45:23 -0700
Hi Birders,

This morning at about 6:30 I observed a Red-eyed Vireo just west of the
upper bridge along the trail that goes around the Reservoir.  4 hours later
is was still there a singing  non stop.  

I observed 45 species this morning and the check list is at:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23789178 

Good Birding!


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Subject: FOY Common Nighthawk in Asotin
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 09:07:36 -0400
Rick Welle reports a FOY Common Nighthawk in Asotin last evening. 
  
Asotin County year list is now 204. 
  
Keith E. Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: Dickcissel at hardy canyon Yakima county
From: Kevin Black <kevblack787 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 21:56:52 -0700
> 
> 
> 
> Present when I left at 730pm.
> 
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Subject: N Waterthrush continues on Mt Spokane
From: "Terry Little" <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 11:14:23 -0700
Hello,

 

The Northern Waterthrush that I reported a week ago on the road to Mt
Spokane was still present this morning, just singing away, though reluctant
to be coaxed into view. You have to be patient. I parked on Elliott road and
walked about 100 yards north on Mt Spokane Rd (SH 206 - careful - narrow
road, skinny shoulder). The bird is across from "21115" Mt Spokane Rd and
sings from about three perches located behind the travel trailer under the
shed. 

 

I have not been able to relocate the Northern Waterthrush I had at Eloika
Lk.

 

Blessings

Terry Little

Mead, Wa 

 

 

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Subject: Asotin Co. Flammulated Owls
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 08:35:57 -0700
After a day of birding in the Grande Ronde valley on Tuesday, I decided to
check the Grouse Flats area of Asotin Co. for Flammulated Owls in the
evening.

Flammulated Owl is considered to be "rare" in Asotin Co. with fewer than 5
records.   However, in my birding this spring, I have noticed a number of
areas in the county which appear to have appropriate habitat for these
small migratory owls.   Perhaps the best habitat that I have seen is in the
Grouse Flats area, with plenty of large stands of Ponderosa pines, a
preferred tree species for this bird.

I spent about an hour and a half and made around 8 stops in the area
playing for Flamms.   Conditions were nearly perfect with mild temps, no
wind and partial moonlight.  Three birds responded to my recording.   One
was above the flats area along forest road 40.  The other two were heard
from one spot on Grouse Flats Rd., but came from up slope on national
forest property.   No other spots in the Grouse Flats area seemed to have
vocalizing birds.   My conclusion is that the stands of Ponderosa on Grouse
Flats had much less understory from grazing and were not as good as the
mixed pine-fir forest on the NF property which had a well developed
understory and better Flammulated Owl habitat.

I believe that surveying more of the national forest property in this area
(along forest roads 40 and 4039) would find more Flammulated Owls in Asotin
County.   Fields Spring State Park looks to have excellent habitat as well.
    These shy and hard-to-detect birds are probably more common in the Blue
Mts. than we realize.

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Subject: Moscow Blue-winged Teal
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 08:10:05 -0700
Hi Birders,

At the UI Dairy Ponds this morning was a lone male Blue-winged Teal and many
Mallards.  The Swainson's Hawk female was still on nest.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Fwd: [Tweeters] Dickcissel in Hardy Canyon, Yakima County
From: Kevin Black <kevblack787 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 18:40:49 -0700
Figured some people may want to chase this bird!

Kevin Black
Vancouver, WA
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Subject: [Tweeters] Dickcissel in Hardy Canyon, Yakima County
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Hi Tweeters,

Richard Repp found a Dickcissel in the drive in section of Hardy Canyon
early this afternoon.  I got up there as quickly as possible and joined
John Hebert and Richard looking for it (Richard had been monitoring
bluebird boxes while John and I were driving up there). We found it fairly
quickly and enjoyed very good looks and also heard it as it sang regularly.

To get to the location, drive in the entrance to Hardy Canyon where the hay
barn is. Go through the two gates and over the bridge. About 200-250 yards
past the bridge you will come to a dead sagebrush bush with a yellow ribbon
tied to it on the right side of the road. The Dickcissel is in that general
area. It moved quite regularly and seemed to prefer bare branches to perch
on. It did not allow us to get very close to it.

This is a new species on the Yakima County list. A photo of it is in the
new photos folder on my website:

http://www.granstrand.net/gallery/newphotos

A WORD OF CAUTION:  There is a photo of a coiled rattlesnake in the new
photos folder . I saw it Saturday morning after I left the YVAS field trip
there.

Denny Granstrand

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Subject: Phillips Farm Olive-sided Flycatcher and more
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:48:46 -0700
Hi Birders,

This afternoon I observed my first Olive-sided Flycatcher along with 32
other species while walking at Phillips Farm County Park north of Moscow ID.

The complete check list can be observed at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23765323 

Good Birding!

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Subject: Slavin Ranch Report
From: "Jontathan B. Isacoff" <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:07:59 -0700
Slavin continues to be very birdy.  Nothing rare or unusual and some
obvious missed birds: Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Spotted Sandpiper,
Red-naped Sapscuker, among others.  But still a nice morning for a walk
with the birds (see complete list below).

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane



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>SC-Slavin Ranch, Spokane, Washington, US
>Jun 3, 2015 9:17 AM - 11:16 AM
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Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8 >65 species (+2 other taxa) > >Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 30 >Gadwall 10 >Mallard 20 >Blue-winged Teal 4 >Cinnamon Teal 12 >Northern Shoveler 12 >Green-winged Teal (American) 4 >Redhead 4 >Lesser Scaup 2 >Ruddy Duck 10 >California Quail 1 >Pied-billed Grebe 2 >Double-crested Cormorant 4 >Osprey 2 >Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1 >American Coot 20 >Killdeer 2 >Ring-billed Gull 1 >Black Tern 6 >Eurasian Collared-Dove 2 >Mourning Dove 2 >Downy Woodpecker 2 >Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 4 >Western Wood-Pewee 12 >Willow Flycatcher 2 >Dusky Flycatcher 1 >Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher) 1 >Say's Phoebe 1 >Eastern Kingbird 2 >Cassin's Vireo 2 >Warbling Vireo 1 >Black-billed Magpie 2 >Common Raven 1 >Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5 >Tree Swallow 20 >Violet-green Swallow 20 >Bank Swallow 100 >Barn Swallow 5 >Cliff Swallow 10 >swallow sp. 100 >Black-capped Chickadee 2 >Mountain Chickadee 2 >Pygmy Nuthatch 4 >House Wren 13 >Marsh Wren 2 >Western Bluebird 2 >American Robin 10 >Gray Catbird 3 >European Starling 16 >Cedar Waxwing 2 >MacGillivray's Warbler 1 >Common Yellowthroat 7 >Yellow Warbler 7 >Spotted Towhee 1 >Chipping Sparrow 6 >Savannah Sparrow 13 >Song Sparrow 2 >Black-headed Grosbeak 3 >Red-winged Blackbird 15 >Western Meadowlark 1 >Yellow-headed Blackbird 8 >Brewer's Blackbird 2 >Brown-headed Cowbird 2 >Bullock's Oriole 1 >House Finch 2 >Cassin's Finch 2 >American Goldfinch 4 > >View this checklist online at >http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23762441 > >This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) _______________________________________________ Inland-nw-birders mailing list Inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders
Subject: morning at Eloika Lake
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 17:57:11 -0700
Hello,
After the severe storms that blew through the Spokane area last night, I
thought I would check out Eloika Lake this morning to see if anything
strange might be around. I was rewarded with a couple of unexpected finds.
There was a male Canvasback. Canvasbacks are rare on the lake anyway, but I
have never had one in June. One Red-necked Grebe. They used to nest on the
lake, but now only pass through and in relatively small numbers. After a few
minutes, I found three light terns flying from the north end of the lake to
the south. They came close enough to easily tell they were Forsters Terns,
rare in Spokane County. About 10 minutes later, I saw two more terns coming
from the north. These were Common Terns, rarer than the Forsters. They hung
around for 10 minutes or so, then exited like the Fosters.

Blessings
Terry Little
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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 92, Issue 2
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:24:09 +0000
Greetings all

Despite the rain I checked out Spring Valley Reservoir this morning. I was 
surprised to see an adult Double- crested Cormorant. Was still there when I 
left. No other wanderers were seen. 


Cheers
Mike  Scott

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Subject: Paradise Ridge Birds
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 07:00:50 -0700
Hi Birders,

With permission Mike Scott and I birded Kas Dumroese's property on Paradise
Ridge yesterday morning.  We found that there was only one sparrow species
on his property which is quite unusual for this location.  A list of the
species can be seen at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23738112


Good birding!

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Subject: Mann Lake Sunday
From: "Terry O'Halloran" <terryohal AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 00:25:51 -0700
Not a lot going on at Mann Lake but I did see an avocet in its beautiful
summer colors and three Wilson's phalaropes. Also five pelicans, four
osprey, a redtail hawk and a Cooper's hawk.

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Subject: Spokane county Bobolink and Northern Waterthrush found again today
From: Tim O'Brien <kertim7179 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 18:47:50 +0000 (UTC)
Hi everyone,

I followed up on the great finds by Terry Little today around the county. I 
started off at the north end of Newman Lake early in the morning looking for 
Bobolink. I pulled off at the sharp corner just before the green and yellow 
metal building as Terry described and simply listened for the birds. None were 
readily apparent, but after 10 minutes or so, I heard a male singing and then 
found it out near the old fence line in the field. It posed for some long 
distance pictures which I will post later. County lifer #1 today! 


Then I shifted my focus to the Mount Spokane highway. In the exact spot that 
Terry described, just above Elliot Road, a very loud Northern Waterthrush was 
singing away. I did get a visual of the bird luckily. It is favoring the area 
right behind a metal pole building that has a RV parked under its right side. A 
Ruffed Grouse was drumming here too this morning. County lifer #2! 


Thanks Terry! Lots of warblers and thrushes singing this morning all over. A 
beautiful morning to be out! 


Tim O'Brien
Cheney, WA
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Subject: Tree Swallows - photos by Alistair Frasier
From: Tina wynecoop <wynecoop AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 09:22:57 -0700
Exploring Kootenay Lake has posted a new item, 'Tryst in a trice' Birds devote 
little time to mating. This sequence of fourpictures showing Tree Swallows 
lasted two seconds.The female Tree Swallow crouches low and lifts her tail as 
the male approaches.He lands on her back as she spreads her cloaca.The male 
wraps his tail under hers to align their cloacae. Each bird slightlyeverts its 
cloacal tissue.Mating takes place [...]You may view the latest post 
athttp://blog.kootenay-lake.ca/?p=13771 


Tina
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Subject: Red Crossbills
From: Marlene Cashen <mjaycashen AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 30 May 2015 22:44:20 -0400
At 6:00 p.m. today (Saturday, 5/30) we had four Red Crossbills in our yard in 
Veradale -- one red male; two females (one had more yellow than the other); and 
one with juvenile plumage. Hope they weren't just passing through and that we 
get to see them again. 


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Subject: Sprague Franklin's Gulls
From: "Jontathan B. Isacoff" <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 May 2015 11:48:22 -0700
Following the neat reports from the L-C Valley, went to Sprague Sewage
Lagoons to see what might show.  11 FRANKLINS GULLS, 8 BONAPARTES GULLS,
and a 1 WOOD DUCK (very hard to find in Lincoln Co., WA).  Sheep Lake had 2
BLACK TERNS.  Otherwise, nothing of especial note and no Ibises, Cattle
Egrets, or white tern species!

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

Jonathan B. Isacoff
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Photo Editor, eBird Northwest
Gonzaga University AD Box 52
Spokane, WA 99258-0052
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Subject: Bobolink at Newman Lake
From: Bill Siems <wfsiems AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 16:01:33 -0700
Thanks to Terry Little for his posting about Bobolink W of Muzzy Rd, N of 
Newman Lake! I checked there about noon today, and a little farther W into the 
meadow from Terry's described location I eventually saw two males and one 
female, mostly down in the grass but some short flights and perching on long 
stems. The landowner happened to be there, and after seeing Bobolink pictures 
told me he's seen them in that location in small numbers for years. He just 
calls them blackbirds. 

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Subject: Latah County 2015 cumulative list
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 19:30:36 +0000
Latah County is currently at 192 species with (I think) only a few regular
breeding species remaining to be reported (Olive-sided Flycatcher, Willow
Flycatcher, Brewer's Sparrow, and Bobolink). This puts us tied for 3rd in
Idaho and thanks to some active eBirders in the county 2nd only to Ada
county in terms of checklists with over 1500 submitted so far this year!

http://ebird.org/ebird/subnational2/US-ID-057?yr=cur&m=&rank=lrec

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Subject: Swallows Park
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 14:40:47 -0400
In addition to the Franklin's Gulls enjoyed this AM by Mike Clarke and myself, 
there were two continuing Forster's Ferns and a White-faced Ibis. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/18053362769/in/dateposted-public/ 
  
Keith E. Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: Re: Franklins gulls
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 11:06:55 -0700
Thanks to Keith for finding these birds posting quickly!  I rushed down to
Swallows and the gulls were still there.  We  watched them fly south about
10 minutes after I arrived.   Hopefully they are still in the area.

Mike Clarke
Pullman
On May 29, 2015 8:32 AM, "Keith Carlson"  wrote:

> At 0830 there are 50 Franklins gulls at Swallows park
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