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30 Jun Stevens Pass hiking/birding help [Tim Brennan ]
30 Jun Cooper's nest [Catherine Temple ]
30 Jun Hummer happenings [Catherine Temple ]
28 Jun correction on date ["O'Malley, Marty" ]
28 Jun Ferruginous Hawk? ["O'Malley, Marty" ]
27 Jun Western screech-owl [Tina wynecoop ]
27 Jun hummer progress [Catherine Temple ]
26 Jun hummer nestling [Catherine Temple ]
25 Jun FW: Cusick, WA-Pend Oreille River area [Ninebark ]
24 Jun Terns [Catherine Temple ]
23 Jun Hummer update [Catherine Temple ]
20 Jun Hummer nest update [Catherine Temple ]
19 Jun snipe [Catherine Temple ]
16 Jun nest watching [Catherine Temple ]
15 Jun Forward: Out of area RBA in Idaho Scissor-tailed Flycatcher near Big Cottonwood WMA [Kevin Black ]
12 Jun Asotin Co. Black Tern [Mike Clarke ]
11 Jun Black Throated Blue Warbler [RJ Baltierra ]
11 Jun Re: Latah Co. Least Flycatcher etc. [Charles Swift ]
11 Jun Latah Co. Least Flycatcher etc. [Charles Swift ]
10 Jun Falconry presentation [Catherine Temple ]
9 Jun Plovers and Bobolinks and more at Newman Lake, Spokane [Terry Little ]
9 Jun Phoebe Snetsinger [Tina wynecoop ]
08 Jun Re: Waxwings sticking around??? [Charles Swift ]
08 Jun Latah Black Tern [Charles Swift ]
8 Jun Northern Parula at Kamiak [Mike Clarke ]
08 Jun Re: Waxwings sticking around??? [Charles Swift ]
8 Jun Re: Waxwings sticking around??? [Nancy Miller ]
8 Jun Waxwings sticking around??? ["Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu)" ]
7 Jun Re: NORTHERN PARULA @ Kamiak Butte [Ben Bright ]
7 Jun NORTHERN PARULA @ Kamiak Butte [Russ Koppendrayer ]
07 Jun Re: Idaho County Franklin's Gulls [Charles Swift ]
06 Jun Idaho County Franklin's Gulls [Charles Swift ]
6 Jun Any word on the Walla Walla BTBW [Kevin Black ]
5 Jun Re: barred owls [Nancy Miller ]
5 Jun barred owls [Nancy Miller ]
5 Jun Little Pend Oreille NWR ["Mike" ]
5 Jun Bob White [Don and Susan Carey ]
4 Jun Mann Lake stilts ["Terry O'Halloran" ]
4 Jun Re: Northern Mockingbird [Mike Clarke ]
4 Jun Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 104, Issue 11 [Georgeo Grader ]
4 Jun Sparrows and Flycatchers on the West Plains [Terry Little ]
4 Jun Northern Mockingbird [Mike Clarke ]
4 Jun curlew [Terry Lane ]
4 Jun Pend Oreille County [Terry Little ]
3 Jun Spizella Sparrows Continue in CDA [Terry Little ]
1 Jun Re: hummingbird numbers down? (David Woodall) [Nancy Miller ]
2 Jun Re: help [mary deasy ]
1 Jun Kingfisher [Nancy Draznin ]
1 Jun Red-eyed Vireo, WWCo. [Mike & MerryLynn ]
1 Jun FW: help ["O'Malley, Marty" ]
1 Jun Re: hummingbird numbers down? [L Baxter ]
31 May Re: hummingbird numbers down? [Kim Thorburn ]
31 May Re: Hummingbird numbers down [john wolff ]
31 May Re: hummingbird numbers down? [David Woodall ]
31 May Re: hummingbird numbers down? [Nancy Draznin ]
30 May Marauders last night evidently [Nancy Miller ]
29 May Brewer's Blackbird [Marlene Cashen ]
27 May Re: Snowy Plover at Scooteney Res., Franklin Co. [Kevin Black ]
26 May Peone Wetlands [Norma Trefry ]
24 May phalaropes [Fran Haywood ]
23 May Autocorrect ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
23 May Genesee ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
23 May Interesting finch in Moscow [Ben Bright ]
23 May Moscow migrants [Charles Swift ]
22 May American Three-toed Woodpecker [Fran Haywood ]
22 May White-faced Ibis - Schlepp Ranch (Kootenai Co., ID) [Doug Ward ]
21 May Blackburnian Warbler in Benton county found by Kathy Criddl [Kevin Black ]
18 May Riverside Park ORV area [Bill Siems ]
18 May FWD>Blackpoll Warbler in Washtucna [Charles Swift ]
17 May Asotin County Phalaropes [Keith Carlson ]
16 May lark sparrows [Catherine Temple ]
15 May (no subject) [Catherine Temple ]
15 May Re: Turnbull NWR Sandhill Cranes today [Charles Swift ]
15 May Whitman County Big Day [Richard Baltierra ]
15 May Catherus Herd-Davenport Cemetary [Doug Ward ]
14 May Genesee STP - very dark, small duck [Jane Westervelt ]

Subject: Stevens Pass hiking/birding help
From: Tim Brennan <tsbrennan AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:53:37 -0700
Hey all!

I am hiking with my son and nephew tomorrow near Stevens Pass. My inclination 
was to go from The Smithbrook Trailhead to Stevens Pass, but I lost a second 
car for the trip today. Wondering if there are any folks out there interested 
in doing the through hike from the other direction (just under 10 miles) and 
doing a key swap, or if there is simply someone who lives reasonably close who 
might be free to shuttle is the 7 miles back to the car (will pay for gas!). 


I've had the absolute best experiences on here when asking strangers if I can 
get in their cars, so I'll keep my fingers crossed but am ready to do an out 
and back if necessary :D 


(Thought this was sent earlier, but it doesn't seem to have gone through!)

Happy birding!  

Tim Brennan
Renton

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Subject: Cooper's nest
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:00:17 -0700
The Cooper's nest at Hell's Gate also had some activity this a.m. Mama was
perched on the edge of the nest and kept leaning in to it so I think her
eggs may have hatched. Off in the trees I could hear another Coop calling
so I think the male was nearby, I just couldn't locate him.

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Subject: Hummer happenings
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:57:03 -0700
The baby rufous I've been watching is just about ready to fledge. I spent
nearly two hours this morning watching and taking lots of photos. Mama was
sticking very close and even flew in a few times and appeared to poke the
nestling. After feeding, the baby would get very active and I thought for
sure I would see it leave the nest. It got some very vigorous wing flapping
in and then would sit on the edge of the nest and teeter back and forth
while it tried to arrange it's feathers. Eventually, it climbed back in and
took a nap. When I checked at 2 p.m. it was still there, but I suspect it
won't be for much longer.
If you all can stand looking at more hummer photos I posted about eight
from this mornings visit starting with mom checking me out. Just be glad I
didn't post the 60 or so I took!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27928564891/in/dateposted-public/
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Subject: correction on date
From: "O'Malley, Marty" <martyo AT wsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:05:37 +0000
Correction, I saw my mystery hawk on Sunday afternoon.

Marty O'Malley
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Subject: Ferruginous Hawk?
From: "O'Malley, Marty" <martyo AT wsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:02:40 +0000
Sorry for the late post. Yesterday afternoon driving by the Pullman Dairy Queen 
I noticed a large Buteo on the DQ lawn. The bird had extensive feathering down 
both legs. I did not have time to stop and get a good look at the bird so I 
cannot say for sure but it may have been a Ferruginous Hawk (not sure what else 
it may have been). Kind of unusual for Pullman. 


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Subject: Western screech-owl
From: Tina wynecoop <wynecoop AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:05:12 -0700
The parent was with it until mid morning. The owlets fledged Last week. There 
were three. Feeding takes place off and on through the night. Night crawlers 
seem to be on the main menu. 




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Subject: hummer progress
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:48:43 -0700
I know I may be obsessed with this little hummer, but it's so darn cute and
I know in probably a few days it will be out of the nest and gone forever
so I am attempting to observe, photograph and learn as much as I can in
such a short time.

The baby is changing daily! This morning it was quite active, moving all
around the nest, stretching, scratching and preening. I'm guessing new
feathers growing might be a little itchy. Actual flight feathers can be
seen on the wing.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27941975345/in/dateposted-public/

I'm hoping and praying I get to see this little one leave the nest, but
timing is everything on that. We'll soon see I think!
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Subject: hummer nestling
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:33:07 -0700
The little rufous hummer is growing so fast! Just a few days ago it's
feathers looked all spikey, but today it's starting to look like a normal
hummer.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27307061573/in/dateposted-public/

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Subject: FW: Cusick, WA-Pend Oreille River area
From: Ninebark <ninebark AT povn.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:24:16 -0700
 

 

From: Ninebark [mailto:ninebark AT povn.com] 
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:51 PM
To: pobirds AT lyris.cahnrs.wsu.edu; inland birders
(inland-NW-birders-bounces AT uidaho.edu)

Subject: Cusick, WA-Pend Oreille River area

 

Four of us did a 6 hour tour of the area on Friday, June 24.  Marginal
weather.  We found approx.. 50 species.  Light wind, light rain, high temp
of 58 F.  Because of the weather, we didn't get into the conifer forest much
and so missed some common species.

 

Attending were Norma Trefry, Vicki Green,  Barb Bateman and John Stuart.

 

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Canada goose 

Mallard

Gadwall

Redhead

Ring-neck duck

American Wigeon

Cinnamon Teal

Golden Eagle

Bald Eagle

Osprey

Amer. Kestrel

Turkey

Sora

Wilson's Snipe

Ring-billed Gull

Mourning Dove

Eurasian Collared Dove

Belted Kingfisher

Common Flicker

Lewis' Woodpecker -nesting on Kalispel Tribe dike road; dead aspen grove

Red-naped Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Eastern Kingbird

Willow Flycatcher-several spots

Violet-green Swallow

Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Common Raven

Black-cap Chickadee

Gray Catbird

Robin

Swainson's Thrush

Cedar Waxwing

Europ. Starling

Warbling Vireo

Yellow Warbler

Northern Waterthrush -Calispel Ck Bridge

Common Yellowthroat

Bobolink

West. Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Lazuli Bunting

Savannah Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Song Sparrow

 

J.S.

Newport, WA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Subject: Terns
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:06:53 -0700
Just had a pair of Caspian terns fishing in the boat launch area of
Swallows Park.

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Subject: Hummer update
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:33:02 -0700
The rufous hummingbird youngster is growing fast! It's much further along
than I thought it would be. There appears to be only one and at the rate
it's growing it may be out of the nest by next week. Too soon for me as I
really am enjoying watching this little story unfold.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27256979804/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27792855731/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27256973524/in/dateposted-public/

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Subject: Hummer nest update
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:04:23 -0700
Yikes! I go away for a few days and return to find a small beak poking out
of the nest of the rufous hummer! It looks much bigger than I thought so
perhaps it was born some time ago and mama didn't indicate there was a babe
in the nest. I could only see one beak so don't know if there is another
baby in there. Mama was flitting about the area, but I couldn't catch her
coming in to feed and didn't want to disturb her too much. Can't wait for
it or them to be large enough to be visible and as I understand it that
won't take long. Exciting times!!!!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27190698433/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27802070255/in/photostream/
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Subject: snipe
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:20:56 -0700
Just got back from a weekend in New Meadows, Idaho. If you ever want a
great place to see Wilson's snipe go there this time of year. The little
buggers were everywhere! I've never seen so many at a time! Seems there was
one every few posts along the backroad meadows, just out there begging for
their photos to be taken.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27781956975/in/dateposted-public/
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Subject: nest watching
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:39:42 -0700
Just a quick update on a few of the nests I watch as I do my walks every
day.
The young pair of Cooper's hawks (or at least the female) is still sitting
on her nest at Hell's Gate State Park. I thought perhaps she had abandoned
it as I had not seen her for a few days, but the last few days her tail is
visible, but that's all. No activity otherwise that I can tell and haven't
seen the male at all.
The ospreys in the park have young visible in the nest, but just barely.

The rufous hummingbird at Swallows Park is still sitting on her nest.
Amazes me that a hummer can sit still at all! My bird guides say about 15
days before the eggs hatch and she has been there at least that long, but I
don't know when the eggs were laid. She was gone from the nest when I
arrived this a.m. but returned and appeared to be poking around in the nest
so perhaps the eggs have hatched. She then settled back on it. I would
dearly love to be able to see into the nest, but placement prohibits that
so for now I'll just have to settle for watching from afar.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27106627133/in/dateposted-public/

I now have another nest to watch and I don't even have to leave home. A
robin has decided my one and only tree looked like a good spot to build her
nest. It always makes me excited when somebody decides to nest here as it
gives me a chance to really study the process. This is only the third bird
in nearly 20 years that I've had nest here. Previously, there was a pair of
mourning doves and last year a lesser goldfinch.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/27616418512/in/dateposted-public/

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Subject: Forward: Out of area RBA in Idaho Scissor-tailed Flycatcher near Big Cottonwood WMA
From: Kevin Black <kevblack787 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:33:22 -0700
If anyone wants to drive to Idaho...

Good Birding,

Kevin Black
Vancouver, WA

On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 8:08 AM, Jay Carlisle carlislejay AT yahoo.com [ible] <
ible-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> GPS coordinates for the fence intersection along 1600: zone 11T 746904
> 4687991
>
> First it was along 1600 and then flew to the boundary fence for the WMA
> (runs N-S).  Currently on this N-S fence.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Asotin Co. Black Tern
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:28:29 -0700
Yesterday there was a Black Tern at Savage Rd. pond in the afternoon.   I
watched it sit on the muddy bank for awhile then forage very actively.   It
is a species not often seen in Asotin Co.    Also present were
Yellow-headed Blackbirds and a Wilson's Phalarope.

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Subject: Black Throated Blue Warbler
From: RJ Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:21:28 -0600
The Black Throated Blue Warbler was easily seen today at about 3:30. My 
girlfriend and I had excellent views, and we are both very thankful for the 
convenient pink tape leading our way to the bird. The road was pretty muddy but 
we were still able to make it up without any issues. An awesome life bird and a 
great way to end my time in Walla Walla! 


RJ Baltierra
Pullman, WA

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Subject: Re: Latah Co. Least Flycatcher etc.
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 22:54:57 +0000
Just to clarify the Least Flycatcher location is along Cedar Creek Rd. 3
tenths of a mile (0.3 miles) from the Southwick Rd. junction (so not very
far!).

Charles.

On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 1:39 PM Charles Swift  wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> There was a calling Least Flycatcher a bit east of Kendrick, Latah County,
> along the Potlatch R. late this morning. The location was along Cedar Creek
> Rd. about .3 miles beyond the Southwick Rd. junction/bridge. It was calling
> from a patch of locust trees in an old field on the north side of the road
> (probably an old home site). I made recordings which I'll add to eBird when
> I have a chance. This is a very birdy stretch of road with Yellow-breasted
> Chats, Veeries. Gray Catbirds, etc. (best earlier morning due to traffic).
> North of the Kendrick HS along Bear Creek a Red-eyed Vireo was singing
> along the creek and Rock Wrens were on the rocky hillside.
>
> Earlier while running the Gifford Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) route I found
> a single White-throated Swift foraging over the Clearwater R. by the Nez
> Perce tribe fish facility on River Rd. just east of Hubbard Gulch Rd. There
> are some basalt outcrops along the river here although I don't how likely
> WT Swifts are to be breeding in the immediate area. Hubbard Gulch Rd. is
> also good for chats, Veeries, catbirds, etc. and I had another Red-eyed
> Vireo singing further east on River Rd. at Bedrock Rd. Finally a
> Grasshopper Sparrow was along Lenore Grade near Sunnyside Bench Rd. All
> these locations are in Nez Perce County.
>
> thanks, Charles.
> --
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> Moscow, Idaho
> 46°43′54″ N, 116°59′50″ W
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>
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Subject: Latah Co. Least Flycatcher etc.
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 20:39:28 +0000
Hi All,

There was a calling Least Flycatcher a bit east of Kendrick, Latah County,
along the Potlatch R. late this morning. The location was along Cedar Creek
Rd. about .3 miles beyond the Southwick Rd. junction/bridge. It was calling
from a patch of locust trees in an old field on the north side of the road
(probably an old home site). I made recordings which I'll add to eBird when
I have a chance. This is a very birdy stretch of road with Yellow-breasted
Chats, Veeries. Gray Catbirds, etc. (best earlier morning due to traffic).
North of the Kendrick HS along Bear Creek a Red-eyed Vireo was singing
along the creek and Rock Wrens were on the rocky hillside.

Earlier while running the Gifford Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) route I found
a single White-throated Swift foraging over the Clearwater R. by the Nez
Perce tribe fish facility on River Rd. just east of Hubbard Gulch Rd. There
are some basalt outcrops along the river here although I don't how likely
WT Swifts are to be breeding in the immediate area. Hubbard Gulch Rd. is
also good for chats, Veeries, catbirds, etc. and I had another Red-eyed
Vireo singing further east on River Rd. at Bedrock Rd. Finally a
Grasshopper Sparrow was along Lenore Grade near Sunnyside Bench Rd. All
these locations are in Nez Perce County.

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Subject: Falconry presentation
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:54:31 -0700
Just wanted to let everyone know that my friend and master falconer, Mason
Calvert, will be giving a presentation on the sport of falconry this
Saturday June 11 from 12:00 p.m. - 2 p.m. at Sportsman's Warehouse in
Lewiston, Id. This is a good opportunity to learn more about this ancient
sport as well as see a falconry bird up close and personal. Great
opportunity for kids!

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Subject: Plovers and Bobolinks and more at Newman Lake, Spokane
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 19:56:57 +0000
Hello,

I had a wonderful hour and a half this morning at Newman Lake, on the very 
eastern edge of Spokane County. 

The first highlights were 2 BLACK BELLIED PLOVERS with one AMERICAN GOLDEN 
PLOVER mixed in. These were located along Newman Lake Rd south of the lake 
itself. This is where there is a flooded field west of the road. The plovers 
were about .5 mi out, but easily visible with a scope. There were 3 Black 
bellied in alternate plumage and 3 in basic plumage. The one golden plover was 
in basic plumage. 


The next highlight was relocating BOBOLINKS in the same field where I had them 
last year. This year, there are at least four males. These are located in the 
fields just past the north end of the lake, about 300 - 400 yards west of the 
road, just to the southwest of the large green and gold building. 


The surrounding brushy hillsides were alive with many of the expected 
flycatchers, vireos, warblers, and other summer residents. 67 species in a 
little over an hour. 


A fun morning
Blessings
Terry Little
Mead, Wa

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Subject: Phoebe Snetsinger
From: Tina wynecoop <wynecoop AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 10:25:17 -0700
The Google search engine is honoring her today. Take s look.
Tina

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Subject: Re: Waxwings sticking around???
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2016 20:54:48 +0000
Cedar Waxwings are definitely year round in Idaho, at least at lower
elevations and in often in towns, but more common and widespread from
spring to fall. Also like robins, it's possible (perhaps likely) our winter
birds are from farther north breeding populations. We seem to get an influx
of Cedar Waxwings in the fall, then a decline as winter progresses, and
another influx of birds in the spring. The eBird bar charts show this to
some extent -

Idaho - *http://tinyurl.com/gwszy3r *
Washington - *http://tinyurl.com/h2ekmz6 *

Most notable in these bar charts is a population ebb from Feb. to May,
perhaps when many wander further south as fruit crops are depleted.

Charles.

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 1:21 PM David McNeely  wrote:

> I'm new to Washington, so just learning NW birds. This may be one of those
> things where a bird is given more credit in a guide book than it deserves.
> However, most of the guidebooks show Cedar Waxwings as year round
> throughout Washington and at least part of Idaho.  I do know that they
> migrate quite late in spring.  In Texas and Oklahoma I used to see them
> regularly until mid-June, but of course they are there only as migrants.
>
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 7:14 AM, Charles Swift  wrote:
>
>> Ashleigh,
>>
>> These are Cedar Waxwings. Bohemians are larger, darker, and have
>> distinctive rufous undertail coverts (
>> https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bohemian_Waxwing/id). Bohemians are
>> erratic winter visitors (often in large flocks) but mostly wander back
>> north by March and nest well to our north. Cedar Waxwings are fairly common
>> local breeders and present spring through fall with some around also in
>> winter. These photos were fine for id. purposes and there are a number of
>> experienced bird photographers on the list that can provide recommendations
>> for suitable cameras.
>>
>> thanks, Charles.
>>
>> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 9:01 PM Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu) <
>> abright AT uidaho.edu> wrote:
>>
>>> We have four or five apparent waxwings hanging out in the cherry tree
>>> behind our house South of Potlatch. Been seeing them for about a week and a
>>> half. Red wing tips, yellow bar on tail, look like grey porcelain in
>>> natural light. I need a real camera. Phone photos linked below. Bohemian?
>>>
>>> People in the know say they should be far off at summer breeding
>>> grounds. Could the bugs and fruit in the orchard be keeping them around?
>>>
>>> Ashleigh Bright
>>>
>>> Photo 1
>>>
>>> 
https://vandalsuidaho-my.sharepoint.com/personal/abright_uidaho_edu/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=JtNbtbuVyq8EG%2b69CUUghCXzIMv%2fkhmU4TWqsWTQOc4%3d&docid=00ab988b4886c4776a02ab5038f669f40 

>>>
>>> Photo 2
>>>
>>> 
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>>>
>>> Photo 3
>>>
>>> 
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Subject: Latah Black Tern
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:26:51 +0000
There is a Black Tern at the Joel sewage ponds off the Latah trail  near
the landfill. Currently resting on floating veg on the east pond.

Charles.
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Subject: Northern Parula at Kamiak
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:14:25 -0700
The Northern Parula continues this morning near the summit of Kamiak
Butte.   I did not obtain a visual, but the bird was singing frequently in
the top of the Doug Firs at the location described by Russ K.     The bird
was singing the alternate or "dawn song".   Thanks to Russ K for finding
it.

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Subject: Re: Waxwings sticking around???
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:14:56 +0000
Ashleigh,

These are Cedar Waxwings. Bohemians are larger, darker, and have
distinctive rufous undertail coverts (
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bohemian_Waxwing/id). Bohemians are
erratic winter visitors (often in large flocks) but mostly wander back
north by March and nest well to our north. Cedar Waxwings are fairly common
local breeders and present spring through fall with some around also in
winter. These photos were fine for id. purposes and there are a number of
experienced bird photographers on the list that can provide recommendations
for suitable cameras.

thanks, Charles.

On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 9:01 PM Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu) <
abright AT uidaho.edu> wrote:

> We have four or five apparent waxwings hanging out in the cherry tree
> behind our house South of Potlatch. Been seeing them for about a week and a
> half. Red wing tips, yellow bar on tail, look like grey porcelain in
> natural light. I need a real camera. Phone photos linked below. Bohemian?
>
> People in the know say they should be far off at summer breeding grounds.
> Could the bugs and fruit in the orchard be keeping them around?
>
> Ashleigh Bright
>
> Photo 1
>
> 
https://vandalsuidaho-my.sharepoint.com/personal/abright_uidaho_edu/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=JtNbtbuVyq8EG%2b69CUUghCXzIMv%2fkhmU4TWqsWTQOc4%3d&docid=00ab988b4886c4776a02ab5038f669f40 

>
> Photo 2
>
> 
https://vandalsuidaho-my.sharepoint.com/personal/abright_uidaho_edu/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=HCqv8UmXhOigc5YlLLAaXIVa6zWwqw01XPnn%2b1yI0BA%3d&docid=090ce5b84826242d5bda29971ffb8ed60 

>
> Photo 3
>
> 
https://vandalsuidaho-my.sharepoint.com/personal/abright_uidaho_edu/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=W35fTetQqsJjoE0E1495dxdZLyUBo7LD23hxqtFOtAY%3d&docid=05ab0764810924011b9fd4d84599f4b35 

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Subject: Re: Waxwings sticking around???
From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 00:30:01 -0700
We had a small flock of waxwings (maybe 5 or 6) pass through this evening.
We're 7 miles from Potlatch. They landed near us in a serviceberry and
willow - ate a bit and flew off. I don't know if they were getting
serviceberries (still green) or insects. They breed late - supposedly fledge
when the berries like serviceberries are ripe I've been told. They do come
to our place with fairly immature birds so I don't think they go that far to
breed. Would need to check ebird for when we've had them here. Have seen
them hawking near Harrison and also near Avery over the St Joe in the
summer.

 

Nancy Miller

 

 

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[mailto:inland-nw-birders-bounces AT uidaho.edu] On Behalf Of Bright, Ashleigh
(abright AT uidaho.edu)
Sent: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 9:01 PM
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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Waxwings sticking around???

 

We have four or five apparent waxwings hanging out in the cherry tree behind
our house South of Potlatch. Been seeing them for about a week and a half.
Red wing tips, yellow bar on tail, look like grey porcelain in natural
light. I need a real camera. Phone photos linked below. Bohemian? 

People in the know say they should be far off at summer breeding grounds.
Could the bugs and fruit in the orchard be keeping them around?

Ashleigh Bright

Photo 1
https://vandalsuidaho-my.sharepoint.com/personal/abright_uidaho_edu/_layouts
/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=JtNbtbuVyq8EG%2b69CUUghCXzIMv%2fkhmU4T
WqsWTQOc4%3d

&docid=00ab988b4886c4776a02ab5038f669f40

Photo 2
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/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=HCqv8UmXhOigc5YlLLAaXIVa6zWwqw01XPnn%2
b1yI0BA%3d

&docid=090ce5b84826242d5bda29971ffb8ed60

Photo 3
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/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=W35fTetQqsJjoE0E1495dxdZLyUBo7LD23hxqt
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Subject: Waxwings sticking around???
From: "Bright, Ashleigh (abright AT uidaho.edu)" <abright@uidaho.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 04:00:45 +0000
We have four or five apparent waxwings hanging out in the cherry tree behind 
our house South of Potlatch. Been seeing them for about a week and a half. Red 
wing tips, yellow bar on tail, look like grey porcelain in natural light. I 
need a real camera. Phone photos linked below. Bohemian? 


People in the know say they should be far off at summer breeding grounds. Could 
the bugs and fruit in the orchard be keeping them around? 


Ashleigh Bright

Photo 1

https://vandalsuidaho-my.sharepoint.com/personal/abright_uidaho_edu/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=JtNbtbuVyq8EG%2b69CUUghCXzIMv%2fkhmU4TWqsWTQOc4%3d&docid=00ab988b4886c4776a02ab5038f669f40 


Photo 2

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Photo 3

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Subject: Re: NORTHERN PARULA @ Kamiak Butte
From: Ben Bright <bencbright AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:09:35 -0700
Hi Birders,

I was at the same location at the same time late morning yesterday
(6/6/16), and also heard an unfamiliar warbler-like song. I wasn't able to
locate the singer, but after listening to some Northern Parula songs, I
think it is very possible that that is also what I heard (not that I'm
going to 'count' it). So relocating might be possible.

Ben Bright

On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:44 AM, Russ Koppendrayer 
wrote:

> Hi Birders,
>
> This morning (6/7/16) around 10:20 I found a male NORTHERN PARULA  singing
> at the top of Kamiak Butte in Whitman County. It was very near the top of
> the Pine Ridge Trail.It was just a matter of feet from where the Summit
> Spur takes off from the main trail, where the wet habitat of the draw
> intersects the dry habitat of the ridge. I came up the loop clockwise and
> as I approached the first firs and denser forest I heard a warbler song I
> didn't recognize and a bit of pishing brought in the bird for some stellar
> looks. I'll get details of the bird on my eBird report tonight, but no
> photos were obtained.
>
> Russ Koppendrayer
> Longview, WA
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Subject: NORTHERN PARULA @ Kamiak Butte
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 11:44:07 -0700
Hi Birders,

This morning (6/7/16) around 10:20 I found a male NORTHERN PARULA  singing
at the top of Kamiak Butte in Whitman County. It was very near the top of
the Pine Ridge Trail.It was just a matter of feet from where the Summit
Spur takes off from the main trail, where the wet habitat of the draw
intersects the dry habitat of the ridge. I came up the loop clockwise and
as I approached the first firs and denser forest I heard a warbler song I
didn't recognize and a bit of pishing brought in the bird for some stellar
looks. I'll get details of the bird on my eBird report tonight, but no
photos were obtained.

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Subject: Re: Idaho County Franklin's Gulls
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:07:38 +0000
Slight correction, 14 Franklin's Gulls at the Craigmount sewage ponds,
Lewis County, along US 95. Possible first county record for this small,
lightly birded, north-central Idaho county.

Charles.

On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 1:14 PM Charles Swift  wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Passing along a sighting of ~10 Franklin's Gulls at the Cottonwood, ID
> sewage ponds by Craig Johnson. A pretty good count for this far north in
> Idaho. Probably worth checking other water bodies where these guys are
> prone to show up.
>
> thanks,
> Charles.
>
>
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Subject: Idaho County Franklin's Gulls
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:14:47 +0000
Hi All,

Passing along a sighting of ~10 Franklin's Gulls at the Cottonwood, ID
sewage ponds by Craig Johnson. A pretty good count for this far north in
Idaho. Probably worth checking other water bodies where these guys are
prone to show up.

thanks,
Charles.


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Subject: Any word on the Walla Walla BTBW
From: Kevin Black <kevblack787 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 07:39:15 -0700
Hello All,

Any word on the Black-Throated Blue Warbler at Black Snake Ridge?

Thanks,

Kevin Black
Vancouver, WA


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Subject: Re: barred owls
From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 22:21:05 -0700
Sorry I hit send before putting in my name

Nancy Miller

East of Viola, ID

 

From: Nancy Miller [mailto:nmiller AT moscow.com] 
Sent: Sunday, June 5, 2016 10:19 PM
To: 'Inland NW Birders' 
Subject: barred owls

 

We've been enjoying two barred owls chatting with each other. They are
across the road in the forest but I'm not sure how far. Their ooooaaaahing
is really neat.
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From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 22:18:54 -0700
We've been enjoying two barred owls chatting with each other. They are
across the road in the forest but I'm not sure how far. Their ooooaaaahing
is really neat.
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Subject: Little Pend Oreille NWR
From: "Mike" <strix.nebulosa1987 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 17:39:43 -0700
A couple of out of state friends of mine were up birding over the weekend.
In spite of the 90+ degree temperatures we had the following species
yesterday. Highlights include 2 Flammulated Owls calling back and forth and
a wonderful look at a male Redstart.

 

Mike Munts

Colville

 

 

Colville

 

California Quail

Wild Turkey

Eurasian Collared Dove

Mourning Dove

Northern Flicker

Western Wood-pewee

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Pygmy Nuthatch

House Wren

Western Bluebird

American Robin

European Starling

House Finch

Pine Siskin

 

 

Colville to LPO  Refuge

 

Canada Goose

Mallard

Common Goldeneye

Readhead

Wild Turkey

California Quail

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Osprey

Bald Eagle

Virginia Rail

Killdeer

American Kestrel

Belted Kingfisher

Western Kingbird

Say's Phoebe

American Crow

Black-billed Magpie

Tree Swallow

Western Bluebird

Vesper Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird

House Sparrow

 

 

At Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge

 

Canada Goose

Mallard

Ring-necked Duck

Common Goldeneye

Ruddy Duck

Ruffed Grouse

Wild Turkey

Pied-billed Grebe

Horned Grebe

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Red-tailed Hawk

Virginia Rail

Sora

American Coot

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Mourning Dove

Flammulated Owl

Common Nighthawk

Calliope Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Red-naped Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Say's Phoebe

Western Wood-pewee

Willow Flycatcher

Hammond's Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Cassin's Vireo

Common raven

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Mountain Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch

House Wren

Pacific Wren

American Dipper

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Western Bluebird

Veery

Swainson's Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

MacGillivray's Warbler

American Redstart

Yellow Warbler

Townsend's Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Western Tanager

Song Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Cassin's Finch

Pine Siskin

 

 

Total LPO Refuge: 72 species

Total for day: 83 species

 
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Subject: Bob White
From: Don and Susan Carey <mscarey53 AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 16:20:55 -0700


Three years ago we had a sweet little Bob White visit us in the summer and he's 
back....or his friend. Listened to his clear, questioning call early this 
am...hoping to see him before he leaves. 

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Georgeo Grader 
Date: 06/04/2016  3:08 PM  (GMT-08:00)
To: inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu
Subject: Re: [inland-NW-birders] Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 104, Issue 11

4 eggs & two Killdeers, nesting in the rocks, directly next to the WSU
tennis courts. Perhaps they should be taped off to be left alone. Crazy
spot!
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Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 20:58:15 +0000
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Sparrows and Flycatchers on the West Plains
Hello,

Early June is a great time to bird the West Plains of Western Spokane
County. Here are some birds I found out there this morning.

One the southeast corner of Hallett and Standard Rds, the pair of Rock
Wrens have returned to their annual place among the rocks. Further west on
Hallet Rd, there is aspen lined pond that hosted a LEAST FLYCATCHER, Willow
Flycatchers, Eastern Kingbirds, and Bullock’s Oriole.

I am happy to report that CLAY COLORED SPARROW is back on its annual
territory as well. This is at the west “90” on Stroup Rd, about .7mi south
of Thorpe Rd. It takes a little patience to coax this little guy in view.
In the nearby sage fields, there are plenty of Brewer’s Sparrows, Vespers,
Savannahs. There were Grasshopper Sparrows on Ladd road – a six sparrow
day.




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Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 15:03:43 -0700
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] front yard Cooper's nest update
The nest is still active, with one bird on it almost all the time. The nest
is deep enough that when the bird is in a "brooding" posture," not even the
head is visible to us.  We almost never see the second bird, but see lots
of evidence in the woods of its hunting results, with plucked feather
piles, and whitewash showing evidence of roosting within 25 meters of the
nest. One of the feather piles this morning looks like it was a red shafted
flicker.  The bird on the nest only moves about rarely.  When that movement
occurs, it appears to be turning eggs. We have seen it eat, usually between
5-6 a.m., but have not seen the food delivered.  That does not fit with
other hawk nests I've observed in the past.

We first saw the nest building activity in early April.  The apparent
"brooding" behavior started in mid to late April, soon after the two birds
spent time together around the nest.  From what I've read, the female acts
in this "brooding" manner without eggs for 3-4 weeks before she lays, then
broods eggs for 4-5 weeks.  That would put hatching at sometime in the next
2-3 weeks.

David McNeely

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Subject: Mann Lake stilts
From: "Terry O'Halloran" <terryohal AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 21:12:42 -0700
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Subject: Re: Northern Mockingbird
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 21:10:43 -0700
A follow up on this Northern Mockingbird.   I found out later in the day
that access to this site is questionable.   Approaching from the west (from
Ice Harbor Rd.) this road is marked "private, no trespassing" after the
pavement ends (about 1/4 mile from the NOMO site).    I initially
approached on Markely/Adkins Rd. from the east and observed no such signs.
  So, the status of being on this road remains questionable.   Apologies to
those that this may have affected.

Thanks,
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> Just found a Northen Mockingbird in Walla Walla County.   The bird was on
> Walkley/Adkins Rd., 3 miles east of Ice Harbor Rd. (Hwy.124).
>
> At that location there is a poplar and willow grove.   The bird flew
> directly in front of my car (30ft.) and into the willows.   I could not
> locate for a photo, but this 1/2 acre plot of trees are the only trees for
> miles, so the bird is likely still there.
>
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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 104, Issue 11
From: Georgeo Grader <georgeo.g AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 15:08:09 -0700
4 eggs & two Killdeers, nesting in the rocks, directly next to the WSU
tennis courts. Perhaps they should be taped off to be left alone. Crazy
spot!
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Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 20:58:15 +0000
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Sparrows and Flycatchers on the West Plains
Hello,

Early June is a great time to bird the West Plains of Western Spokane
County. Here are some birds I found out there this morning.

One the southeast corner of Hallett and Standard Rds, the pair of Rock
Wrens have returned to their annual place among the rocks. Further west on
Hallet Rd, there is aspen lined pond that hosted a LEAST FLYCATCHER, Willow
Flycatchers, Eastern Kingbirds, and Bullock’s Oriole.

I am happy to report that CLAY COLORED SPARROW is back on its annual
territory as well. This is at the west “90” on Stroup Rd, about .7mi south
of Thorpe Rd. It takes a little patience to coax this little guy in view.
In the nearby sage fields, there are plenty of Brewer’s Sparrows, Vespers,
Savannahs. There were Grasshopper Sparrows on Ladd road – a six sparrow
day.




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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] front yard Cooper's nest update
The nest is still active, with one bird on it almost all the time. The nest
is deep enough that when the bird is in a "brooding" posture," not even the
head is visible to us.  We almost never see the second bird, but see lots
of evidence in the woods of its hunting results, with plucked feather
piles, and whitewash showing evidence of roosting within 25 meters of the
nest. One of the feather piles this morning looks like it was a red shafted
flicker.  The bird on the nest only moves about rarely.  When that movement
occurs, it appears to be turning eggs. We have seen it eat, usually between
5-6 a.m., but have not seen the food delivered.  That does not fit with
other hawk nests I've observed in the past.

We first saw the nest building activity in early April.  The apparent
"brooding" behavior started in mid to late April, soon after the two birds
spent time together around the nest.  From what I've read, the female acts
in this "brooding" manner without eggs for 3-4 weeks before she lays, then
broods eggs for 4-5 weeks.  That would put hatching at sometime in the next
2-3 weeks.

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Subject: Sparrows and Flycatchers on the West Plains
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 20:58:15 +0000
Hello,

Early June is a great time to bird the West Plains of Western Spokane County. 
Here are some birds I found out there this morning. 


One the southeast corner of Hallett and Standard Rds, the pair of Rock Wrens 
have returned to their annual place among the rocks. Further west on Hallet Rd, 
there is aspen lined pond that hosted a LEAST FLYCATCHER, Willow Flycatchers, 
Eastern Kingbirds, and Bullock’s Oriole. 


I am happy to report that CLAY COLORED SPARROW is back on its annual territory 
as well. This is at the west “90” on Stroup Rd, about .7mi south of Thorpe 
Rd. It takes a little patience to coax this little guy in view. In the nearby 
sage fields, there are plenty of Brewer’s Sparrows, Vespers, Savannahs. There 
were Grasshopper Sparrows on Ladd road – a six sparrow day. 



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Subject: Northern Mockingbird
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 08:37:06 -0700
Just found a Northen Mockingbird in Walla Walla County.   The bird was on
Walkley/Adkins Rd., 3 miles east of Ice Harbor Rd. (Hwy.124).

At that location there is a poplar and willow grove.   The bird flew
directly in front of my car (30ft.) and into the willows.   I could not
locate for a photo, but this 1/2 acre plot of trees are the only trees for
miles, so the bird is likely still there.

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Subject: curlew
From: Terry Lane <tlane2022 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 05:36:00 -0700
Saw 2 LB Curlew  here by Grangeville in rough farm fields. One was just
west of town and the other was closer to Fenn. Both were flying over the
field where it seems to be damp and both were calling a lot. I had seen one
in same area of first one 2 weeks ago. Amazing the size of bill in flight.
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Subject: Pend Oreille County
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 02:35:58 +0000
Hello,

I spent most of the day in southern Pend Oreille County. Here are some of the 
notable birds I found. 


Nicholson Rd – Western Kingbird (2 – uncommon in PO), Vesper Sparrow (2 – 
Uncommon in PO), Nashville, Orange crowned, Yellow, Yellow pumped Warblers, 
Cassin’s and Warbling Vireo, Hammond’s and Pac-slope Flycatchers, 
Cassin’s Finch 


Calispell Lake (87 species) - Canvasback (22), Ruffed Grouse, Virginia Rail 
(4), Sora (11), Wilson’s Phalarope (1), Black Tern (5 – Black Terns were 
absent last year), Pileated Woodpecker (4), Red-naped Sapsucker (5), Black 
chinned Hummingbird (2), Hammond’s (7), Dusky (2), Pac slope (4), Willow (3), 
LEAST (1) Flycatchers; Cassin’s (4), Warbling (7) Red-eyed Vireo (10), 
Northern Waterthrush (3), American Redstart (3), Orange crowned Warbler (4), 
MacGillivray’s Warbler (5), Common Yellowthroat (10), Yellow Warbler (13), 
Yellow pumped Warbler (4), Western Tanager (5), Black headed Grosbeak (4), 
Bullock’s Oriole (2),Bobolinks (8) 


Kalispell Indian Reservation Dike Rd - Eastern Kingbird, LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS 
(2 – nesting in the same dead aspen grove for 5 years now), 


South Skookum Lake – Common Loon

North Skookum Lake – Northern Waterthrush (3), Townsend’s Warbler (3), 
MacGillivray’s Warbler (4), Nashville Warbler (2), Yellow-rumped Warbler (4), 


King’s Lake Rd (4,600 feet- near last year’s burn); Hermit Thrush (1), 
Olive-sided Flycatcher 


110 species, a fun day.

Blessings
Terry Little
Mead, Wa
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Subject: Spizella Sparrows Continue in CDA
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 01:34:10 +0000
Hello,

This morning, I was in Coeur d’ Alene, so I decided to see if I could track 
down the sparrows that Doug Ward reported along the CDA bike trail. Despite 
some unfavorable conditions amidst wind and rain, I was able to find the 
sparrows, thanks to Doug’s great directions. 


The birds are located at the end of CDA bike trail accessed from Huetter 
Parkway about .5 mi of Prairie Avenue. From this point walk east about .25 mile 
on the trail until you come to a pump station on your right. All along the 
trail, there were many Savannah Sparrows. From behind the pump station, I could 
hear two BREWER’S SPARROWS singing from the weedy field to the southwest. One 
came fairly close to see its very plain breast and face. From the very same 
place, after some patience, I could hear the unmistakable 2-3 note buzzy song 
of the CLAY COLORED SPARROW coming from a small tree, southeast of the pump 
station. Soon I heard a second one a with further out. I got a brief look at 
one and could see the plain buffy breast and the distinctive white supercilium 
and median stripe. Also in the same area was a singing Vesper Sparrow. I did 
hear another Brewer’s north of the trail. 


This provides a nice opportunity to observe these species in close proximity. 
Being familiar with their songs is certainly an advantage. Great finds Doug. 


Blessings
Terry Little
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Subject: Re: hummingbird numbers down? (David Woodall)
From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 23:10:57 -0700
East of Viola on Moscow Mountain (3000’)

 

We have fewer hummingbirds than usual – 1 Calliope male showed up early April 
(earlier than usual). Is still here coming to the feeder, chasing and 
displaying. Saw 2 rufous males later in April and a black-chinned male in the 
last few days. A few females of each species come periodically but usually nest 
across the street in the forest so not unusual to see just a few of them. 


 

We’ve had more Cassin’s finches than usual, one pair of black-headed 
grosbeaks (normally would have several), one towhee (normally 3 at least 
nesting), one catbird arrived a few days ago. Sings (if you can call it that) 
at midnight and in the morning. Several Cordilleran flycatchers are phweeping 
(recent arrival). Tree swallows in one house. Western bluebird in another. 
Several robin nests. White-breasted nuthatch in one house. Some warblers passed 
through but we were busy and didn’t tally many. ‘There goes a yellow 
bird!’ as we weeded, etc. 


 

Chickadee and nuthatch numbers are down as well. Hardly see them although I 
hear them. Usually we have lots – constant coming to the feeders. Two brown 
creepers the other day. 


Other than that we have normal forest/transition birds – jays, flickers, 
ravens, quail, turkeys, occasionally doves, 


We have some douglas-fir which have died due to douglas-fir bark beetles. One 
was riddled with woodpecker holes but I haven’t seen unusual numbers of 
woodpeckers – probably were getting the larvae in early spring. The beetles 
and larvae are gone now. Will leave some trees standing and hope for cavity 
nesters to use. 


 

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Subject: Re: help
From: mary deasy <mdbirdwatcher AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 03:47:42 +0000
It might be a juvenile bluebird.


Mary Deasy

CDA


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Saw this guy at the National Bison Range north of Missoula, MT last weekend. 
Not sure what it is, does anyone have an idea? I have a couple more photos if 
that may help. Thanks, 




Marty



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Subject: Kingfisher
From: Nancy Draznin <motherwise AT genesee-id.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 20:17:22 -0700
I saw a belted kingfisher on the Moscow-Pullman highway today.

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Subject: Red-eyed Vireo, WWCo.
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 19:02:04 -0700
Hello all,

We scouted N. F. Coppei with Fanter Lane and John Gatchet today - at the 
"T" where Walker road meets Coppei - about 300 ft. on road to north and 
up on the brushy hillside was a Red-eyed Vireo singing - also had great 
looks at it.

Hard bird to get in WWCo. most years - #241 for the county yearlist.

Many neotropic migrants back but few resident mountain birds - like 
chickadees, nuthatches, kinglets, finches.

WOS conference this weekend - and going to be the opposite of the COLD 
weekend in 2008 for the last conference. Prepare for HOT.

Later, MerryLynn


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Subject: FW: help
From: "O'Malley, Marty" <martyo AT wsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 21:02:37 +0000
Saw this guy at the National Bison Range north of Missoula, MT last weekend. 
Not sure what it is, does anyone have an idea? I have a couple more photos if 
that may help. Thanks, 


Marty

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Subject: Re: hummingbird numbers down?
From: L Baxter <mthiker57 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:25:34 -0700
We are having way more than usual this year on Camano Island, west of
Stanwood.  I've got 4 feeders each holding a quart of liquid.  I have to
fill them all every day and a half.

On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 3:11 PM, Ed & Kris Buchler <
eagleroost AT roadrunner.com> wrote:

> Hi Talina,
>
> Numbers are definitely down here.  We’re not sure why but some relate it
> to our dry season last summer.  I usually have many and have not seen one
> since our trip up there.
>
> I’m sure other birders will weigh-in on this.
>
> Kris Buchler
> Coeur d’Alene, ID
> On May 31, 2016, at 2:30 PM, Richards, Talina 
> wrote:
>
> Hello fellow birders,
>
> I have a friend who seems to be concerned the hummingbird numbers seem to
> be down in certain parts of the county.  In general, have you noticed a
> decline or have the normal amount?  Here at the refuge I would say it's
> about normal, maybe a little less than some years.  Just trying to get a
> feel across the board.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> *Talina Richards*
>
> Office Clerk
> Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
> 287 Westside Rd.
> Bonners Ferry, ID  83805
> Ph. (208) 267-3888
> Fax (208) 267-5570
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Subject: Re: hummingbird numbers down?
From: Kim Thorburn <kthorburn AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 22:05:00 -0700
Hello,
They must all be at my place in North Spokane. I saw no rufous come through but 
one of my neighbors said they were very early and left before I was even 
thinking about feeders. The first calliope male was earlier by about 2 weeks. I 
quickly put up a feeder and they've been hopping ever since. Today was the 
first day that I saw black-chinned females. I'd been wondering why the males of 
that species were hanging around. They all do really like a problematic noxious 
weed (bugloss) in my yard that I've been unable to eradicate. 

I also see lots of calliopes along the rivers and in Riverside State Park.
Good birding, KimNorth Spokane

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Subject: Re: Hummingbird numbers down
From: john wolff <johnwolff66 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 21:33:37 -0700
Definitely way down in Pullman. Normally I have several individuals of all 3 
species by mid-May. This year, a lone BC for one day. 


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Subject: Re: hummingbird numbers down?
From: David Woodall <wldlfbio AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 16:54:45 -0700
 I've seen the same thing in my neighborhood.  Birds arrived later and
in fewer numbers

On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 3:11 PM, Ed & Kris Buchler
 wrote:
> Hi Talina,
>
> Numbers are definitely down here.  We’re not sure why but some relate it to
> our dry season last summer.  I usually have many and have not seen one since
> our trip up there.
>
> I’m sure other birders will weigh-in on this.
>
> Kris Buchler
> Coeur d’Alene, ID
> On May 31, 2016, at 2:30 PM, Richards, Talina 
> wrote:
>
> Hello fellow birders,
>
> I have a friend who seems to be concerned the hummingbird numbers seem to be
> down in certain parts of the county.  In general, have you noticed a decline
> or have the normal amount?  Here at the refuge I would say it's about
> normal, maybe a little less than some years.  Just trying to get a feel
> across the board.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> Talina Richards
>
> Office Clerk
> Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
> 287 Westside Rd.
> Bonners Ferry, ID  83805
> Ph. (208) 267-3888
> Fax (208) 267-5570
> http://www.fws.gov/refuge/kootenai/
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Subject: Re: hummingbird numbers down?
From: Nancy Draznin <motherwise AT genesee-id.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 16:15:00 -0700
Definitely down. We've hardly had any.

Nancy Draznin, LM, CPM 
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> On May 31, 2016, at 15:11, Ed & Kris Buchler  
wrote: 

> 
> Hi Talina,
> 
> Numbers are definitely down here. We’re not sure why but some relate it to 
our dry season last summer. I usually have many and have not seen one since our 
trip up there. 

> 
> I’m sure other birders will weigh-in on this.
> 
> Kris Buchler
> Coeur d’Alene, ID
>> On May 31, 2016, at 2:30 PM, Richards, Talina  
wrote: 

>> 
>> Hello fellow birders,
>> 
>> I have a friend who seems to be concerned the hummingbird numbers seem to be 
down in certain parts of the county. In general, have you noticed a decline or 
have the normal amount? Here at the refuge I would say it's about normal, maybe 
a little less than some years. Just trying to get a feel across the board. 

>> 
>> Thanks!
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Talina Richards
>> 
>> Office Clerk
>> Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
>> 287 Westside Rd.
>> Bonners Ferry, ID  83805
>> Ph. (208) 267-3888
>> Fax (208) 267-5570
>> http://www.fws.gov/refuge/kootenai/
> 
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Subject: Marauders last night evidently
From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 07:20:10 -0700



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Subject: Brewer's Blackbird
From: Marlene Cashen <mjaycashen AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 02:47:51 -0400
We birded Saturday, 5/28/16, from a camp site at Coulee Playland Campground in 
Electric City, WA, on Banks Lake. Saw a Brewer's Blackbird with very odd 
plumage that didn't match from one side to the other. Lots of white on the left 
wing, almost normal looking on the right wing with just a small bit of white, 
and white in maybe the vent area. Submitted three photos on e-bird on Checklist 
#S29964228 -- one showing the left side of the bird, one showing the right 
side, and one from the back where you can see the different plumages from one 
side to the other. Can only attach one photo here -- if it goes through -- 
showing the left side of the bird. 


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Subject: Re: Snowy Plover at Scooteney Res., Franklin Co.
From: Kevin Black <kevblack787 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 12:07:15 -0700
Hi All,

I saw the photos as well.  They look good for a Snowy Plover! :-)

Kevin Black
Vancouver, WA

On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 7:23 PM, Mike & MerryLynn 
wrote:

> Hi all, we were just sent a message from Bob Derting that Richard Laubach
> found a Snowy Plover today - nice pics.
> Hopefully he will put it on ebird -
> Nice find Richard.
>
> M&ML
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Subject: Peone Wetlands
From: Norma Trefry <firsttrefry AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 21:43:11 -0700
This is a belated report of the Spokane Audubon half day trip to Peone
Wetlands last Saturday led by Ann Brinly and Bea Harrison.  We saw 38
species including:
Holcomb Rd-
Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Coopers Hawk,& Black-chinned
Hummingbird.
Up the hill-Holcomb Rd- Lazuli Bunting, Spotted Towhee, Gray Catbird,
Western Wood Peewee
He glar Rd-Calliope Hummingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Yellow Warbler, Northern
Rough-wing Swallows,
Peone Wetland- Wilson's Snipe, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow,
Yellow-headed Blackbirds,
Feryn Conservation Area- Great Horned Owl, Northern Harrier.

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Horn Rapids Park about 10:30 am.  I saw what I believe to be a Blackburnian
Warbler. It was low, near a puddle on the edge of the sagebrush where the
paved trail forks near the bathroom.  It headed toward the river. No
picture and I could not locate it again! Called Jane and Keith so they are
taking up the hunt!  I have to get home but I sure hope someone else can
see and confirm!
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Subject: Riverside Park ORV area
From: Bill Siems <wfsiems AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 16:46:15 -0700
A favorite spot of mine for the last few years has been the area just south of 
the Riverside Park ORV area, W of Seven Mile Bridge over Spokane River, just 
where Inland Rd changes to Old Trails Rd. This afternoon there were MANY 
singing, tail-dipping Grey Flycatchers, as well as singing Lark Sparrows, 
Vesper Sparrows, and Chipping Sparrows. Quite a few "westerns": Western 
Tanagers (singing), Western Bluebird, pair of Western Kingbirds, Western 
Wood-peewees everywhere. Black-chinned Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, and 
The Usual Suspects. 


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

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

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

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

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

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Subject: lark sparrows
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 12:03:30 -0700
I found the lark sparrows Keith reported at the Asotin cemetery. There were
also a few Western kingbirds present. The most interesting sighting was a
group of five pelicans circling above with a red-tailed hawk. Sure don't
get to see that combination every day!
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Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 16:26:36 -0700
http://modernsurvivalonline.com/guest-post-how-to-make-injectable-lidocaine-hcl/ 

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

Charles.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Jane
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