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Lewiss Woodpecker,©Dan Lane

23 May 7 icterids, 10 warblers [Jonathan Isacoff ]
23 May Asotin Co.Sage Thrasher [Mike Clarke ]
23 May Kootenai County and Benewah County Big Year Additions ["Shirley Sturts" ]
22 May Re: Gray Catbird [Nancy Miller ]
22 May Gray Catbird [Mike Clarke ]
20 May Re: [Tweeters] Black-throated Sparrows in Franklin, BBPL in Desert Aire [Bob ]
20 May Veery, Swainson's Thrush, Ibis [Mike & MerryLynn ]
20 May Chestnut-collared Longspur [Robert Bond ]
19 May Asotin County Brewer's Sparrow [Keith Carlson ]
19 May Crawford Oaks/Columbia Hills WA [Andrew Kirsh ]
18 May White-faced Ibis [Norma Trefry ]
18 May Moscow Lark Sparrow [Terry Gray ]
17 May Sprague Area Birds [Jonathan Isacoff ]
17 May Sprague Ibises [Jonathan Isacoff ]
17 May Re: Tern ID [Keith Carlson ]
17 May tern at swallows park [Stephen Lacey ]
16 May Re: Snake River/Swallows Park Tern ID ? [Mike Clarke ]
16 May Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 91, Issue 31 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
16 May Snake River/Swallows Park Tern ID ? [Keith Carlson ]
16 May Fwd: [IBLE] Elk City birds of interest 5-16-15 [Charles Swift ]
16 May tern species [Catherine Temple ]
16 May Ibis at the Millet pond on Northshore Dr. [Mike & MerryLynn ]
16 May Latah County Birds, [Terry Gray ]
16 May Ring-billed Gulls ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
16 May Re: Latah Harlequin ducks ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
15 May Whitman, Adams, and Lincoln Counties [Terry Little ]
15 May Whitman IBIS [Richard Baltierra ]
15 May Fwd: [IBLE] Upland Sandpiper Grangeville, ID [Charles Swift ]
15 May Re: Latah Harlequin ducks [Charles Swift ]
15 May IBIS - up to 57! WWRdelta [Mike & MerryLynn ]
15 May Latah Harlequin ducks [Charles Swift ]
15 May IBIS!!!! Ewan [Richard Baltierra ]
15 May Kootenai County Big Year updates ["Shirley Sturts" ]
14 May Asotin County Birds [Keith Carlson ]
14 May A Dozen IBIS Walla Walla County [Mike & MerryLynn ]
13 May Rock Lake area Birds [RJ Baltierra ]
13 May genesee lagoon [Nancy Draznin ]
14 May Fw: Once again . . . ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
14 May Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 91, Issue 22 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
13 May Black terns [RUSSELL FROBE ]
13 May Re: Latah County Birds [Charles Swift ]
13 May Asotin County White-faced Ibis Invasion Continues [Keith Carlson ]
13 May Latah County Birds [Terry Gray ]
13 May Semipalmated Samdpiper [RJ Baltierra ]
13 May Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 91, Issue 20 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
12 May Lincoln/Adams Counties [Jonathan Isacoff ]
12 May Swallows p.m. [Catherine Temple ]
12 May Asotin County Arrivals [Keith Carlson ]
12 May Barn Owl question [Terry Lane ]
12 May Chats back at Bennington Lake [Mike & MerryLynn ]
12 May Orioles and chats [Catherine Temple ]
11 May Genesee [Nancy Draznin ]
11 May Moose Creek Reservoir [Catherine Temple ]
10 May forster's [Jonathan Isacoff ]
10 May Re: prior Latah Co. Forster's Terns & status ["Randy Hill" ]
10 May Re: Northern Goshawk molting questions... [Ron Force ]
10 May Re: Northern Goshawk molting questions... [Paul Sieracki ]
10 May Re: Snowy Plover, Ibis [Mike & MerryLynn ]
10 May Snowy Plover, Ibis [Mike & MerryLynn ]
10 May Northern Goshawk molting questions... [Paul Sieracki ]
10 May prior Latah Co. Forster's Terns & status [Charles Swift ]
10 May Latah Co. Forster's Tern etc., 5/9/15 [Charles Swift ]
09 May Ferry Co. White Pelicans [Dan Owens ]
09 May (no subject) [nroueche ]
8 May Kootenai and Benewah Co. more big year species and date changes ["Shirley Sturts" ]
8 May Kootenai and Benewah County Big year additions ["Shirley Sturts" ]
7 May Walla Walla County update [Mike & MerryLynn ]
6 May Kootenai Co. (ID) Goodies [Doug Ward ]
6 May Moscow area Lewis's Woodpecker, Grasshopper Sparrow, etc., 5/6/15 [Charles Swift ]
6 May Swainson's nesting [Catherine Temple ]
5 May Re: Dowitcher species ["Stephens, Dan" ]
5 May Dowitcher species [Catherine Temple ]
5 May Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 91, Issue 8 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
4 May Spring Valley Reservoir birds this pm [Terry Gray ]
4 May Swallows park this a.m. [Catherine Temple ]
4 May Washtucna Pilleated Woodpecker... [Tom Mansfield ]

Subject: 7 icterids, 10 warblers
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 20:47:29 -0700
In a very long day birdied from Spokane over Keller Ferry to Silver Creek Road 
to Inchelium. Then over Gifford Ferry to chewelah, down to Reardan and back to 
Spokane. Highlights were 7 icterid species with all the usuals and BOBOLINKS on 
Cottonwood Road in Chewelah and also in Valley, where they're more frequently 
seen. On the day I had 10 warbler species with the only "miss" being Wilson's: 


Northern Waterthrush
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
MacGillivray's
Orange-crowned
Nashville
Yellow 
Yellow-rumped
Townsend's
Yellow breasted Chat

Other notable of the day was a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER on Silver Creek Road.

Good birding, 
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

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Subject: Asotin Co.Sage Thrasher
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 13:23:51 -0700
This morning, after heading out Peola Rd. to see the Brewer's Sparrows
reported by Keith Carlson, I found a Sage Thrasher singing near the road in
a much smaller sage patch a couple of miles back toward Clarkston.
Photos to follow.

There were three singing Brewer's at the large sage area farther up the
road.  Grasshopper and Vesper Sparrows are plentiful along Peola Rd.  as
well.

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Subject: Kootenai County and Benewah County Big Year Additions
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 12:39:51 -0700

Kootenai County Big Year Additions

 137  Hammond's Flycatcher   - May 20 - Farragut State Park - Lisa Hardy and
Janet Torline

(this was instead of 137 Anna's Hummingbird which was listed twice) 

165  Western Tanager - May 16 

166  Black-chinned Hummingbird - May 12 - Armstrong Hill - Kris Buchler 

167 MacGillivray's Warbler  May 17 - 

168 Swainson's Thrush - May 20 - Farragut State Park - Lisa Hardy and Janet
Torline

169 Gray Catbird -May 22 - Wolf Lodge Bay IBA- Lisa Hardy and Kris Buchler

170 Eastern Kingbird - May 22 - Wolf Lodge Bay IBA - Lisa Hardy and Kris
Buchler 

Benewah County Big Year Additions  

The following are all St Maries by Donni Moen 

117 - Chipping Sparrow - May 9 

118  Warbling Vireo  - May 15

119 Lazuli Bunting May 17

120 Spotted Sandpiper  - May 18  

121  Swainson's Thrush   May 19 

122  Townsend's Warbler May 18

123 Yellow Warbler May 20

124  Black-headed Grosbeak  May 20 

Shirley


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Subject: Re: Gray Catbird
From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 12:43:13 -0700
I also had one singing yesterday and today at our place although I didn’t 
recognize the song until I saw it singing today. Sometimes they breed here so 
will keep fingers crossed. 


Nancy Miller

 

 

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I had my first Gray Catbird of the season at Kamiak Butte yesterday near the 
caretakers driveway. 


Black-headed Grosbeaks were everywhere and an Evening Grosbeak remains. Still 
waiting on my first Swainson's Thrush of the year. 


 

Mike Clarke

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Subject: Gray Catbird
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 10:10:20 -0700
I had my first Gray Catbird of the season at Kamiak Butte yesterday near
the caretakers driveway.
Black-headed Grosbeaks were everywhere and an Evening Grosbeak remains.
Still waiting on my first Swainson's Thrush of the year.

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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Black-throated Sparrows in Franklin, BBPL in Desert Aire
From: Bob <rflores_2 AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 20:32:13 -0700
They should be around Columbia NWR below O'Sullivan Dam. Looks like a great 
eruption year. 


Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA

> On May 20, 2015, at 20:00, Michael Hobbs  wrote:
> 
> We did some hiking in the Juniper Dunes Wilderness SE of Eltopia in Franklin 
County yesterday. The Jerusalem Crickets were incredibly abundant. Swainson’s 
Hawks were numerous overhead (somewhere between 12-20). Lark Sparrows were also 
very common. 

> 
> My big excitement came deep in the Dunes. At 46.404117, -118.854367 I found 
at least 2 singing BLACK-THROATED SPARROWS. I may well have been hearing them 
for a while before I figured out what I was hearing. Finally, I got great 
looks. 

> 
> This was about a 2 mile hike from where we started, which was the north 
entrance at the end of Joy Rd. off E Blackman Ridge Rd. I don't know if it 
would be closer from the gate from the adjacent ORV area to the southwest of 
the Wilderness. 

> 
> I know of one other sighting of Black-throated Sparrow from the Juniper Dunes 
Wilderness, back on May 29, 2006. Given how little the area is birded, it's 
possible they are annual there. 

> 
> 
> AND A VERY TARDY REPORT, sorry: On Saturday (May 16) while kayaking Priest 
Rapids Lake from Desert Aire, Grant County, I found a breeding plumage 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER on a sandbar maybe a generous half-mile north of the boat 
launch. 

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Subject: Veery, Swainson's Thrush, Ibis
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 18:42:27 -0700
Hello all,
Birded Biscuit Ridge this morning with Blair and Jon - beautiful day. 
Swainson's Thrushes were singing and calling - along with many Hermit and a 
couple Varied's. Had a flock of Red Crossbills - hadn't seen them in awhile. We 
found 69 species this morning - isn't spring wonderful!! 


At the bottom of the hill was our first of year Veery - #212 for the county 
yearlist. 

No Catbirds reported yet - -

15 White-faced Ibis still at the Millet pond as of this afternoon.

Good birding, ML
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Subject: Chestnut-collared Longspur
From: Robert Bond <gandrbond AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 12:32:36 -0600
This morning at 10:10 am we found a Chestnut-collared Longspur in the meadow on 
the South edge of Coolin on Priest Lake. We observed the bird for about 20 
minutes. The bird was very skittish and would not allow us to approach much 
closer than about 150 feet. It would then fly off, but by being patient the 
bird would return to pretty much the same area. I was able to get several 
pictures and I have attached two here. This the same meadow where we found 
Idahos first Chestnut-collared Longspur some 30 years ago. This is a good way 
to get an adrenaline rush. 


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Subject: Asotin County Brewer's Sparrow
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 17:08:47 -0400
This Am Marilyn and I had nice looks at a Brewer's Sparrow in some tall Sage 
off  Peola Road. 

The area is thick with Mt Bluebirds, Horned Larks and Western Meadowlarks. 
  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/17683091268/in/dateposted-public/ 
  
Keith E. Carlson 
Lewiston 

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Subject: Crawford Oaks/Columbia Hills WA
From: Andrew Kirsh <andrewkirsh AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 00:55:15 -0700
On a brief hike in very windy conditions (which brought a tree down on the 
trail) in the Gorge on 5/16/15, along Entry Road: on the ground, a female wild 
turkey with at least two chicks and, in a cluster of oaks, a pair of Lewis' 
woodpeckers. 

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Subject: White-faced Ibis
From: Norma Trefry <firsttrefry AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 11:10:39 -0700
Yesterday Fran and Brad Haywood and I went looking for the White-faced Ibis
which were reported at Ewan.  We did not find ibis there but did see
Wilson's Phalaropes, a late Northern Pintail, all three teal species , and
a Black-neck Stilt.
We saw a Swainsons Hawk, Turkey Vultures, a Kestrel and many Red Tails on
Rock Lake Road and Highway 23.
At Rock Lake were a Western Grebe, and Black Terns.
On Highway 23 at one stop were 2 White Pelicans, and a Bald Eagle.
At mile post 37 we finally found 8 Ibis feeding in the tall growth in the
pond.  Closer to Sprague, done of the small roadside ponds had 1 American
Avocet

Because we had a late start on the birding we did not take time to look for
birds around Sprague Lake.

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Subject: Moscow Lark Sparrow
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 07:54:07 -0700
Hi Birders,

Just about a mile north of Moscow this morning at 6:45 a.m. I observed an
adult Lark Sparrow along Mix Road.  The bird was just before a new
sub-division on the east side of the road and was actually in the road.  Was
within about 50 to 100 yards of a  nice size stand of water that had ducks
in it.

Good Birding!

Terry Gray
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Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: Sprague Area Birds
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 22:24:40 -0700
Following up on Terry Little's amazing report from Friday in Sprague area, I 
headed through there en route back from the Puget Trough today. Didn't repeat 
at the feat but stills one good stuff: 


Sprague - Adams Side
Fuzzy Red-tailed Chicks in nest near Cow Creek!
Bonapart'e Gull - 1
FRANKLIN'S GULL -2
FORSTER'S TERN - 1
Black Tern - 25
Very well could have been Clark's Grebes in with the 40 or So Western-types but 
nearly all were sleeping so not Id'able. 


Sprague Sewage
WHITE-FACED IBIS - 2
American Avocet - 10
Killdeer - 4
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
WIlson's Phalarope - 20
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW - 2 - 2nd time I've had one or more here this spring. Today 
one as on North of the road and the other South. 


Sheep Lake
American Avocet - 5
Killdeer - 1
Least Sandpiper - 1
Red-necked Phalarope - 7
Grasshopper Sparrow - 1

Didn't have time to bird the Resort of Cemetery; might have been something good 
in there! 


Good birding,
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Subject: Sprague Ibises
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 17:20:37 -0700
Probably not surprising there were 2 IBISES at Sprague Sewage today. 9th 
Lincoln Co record. 


Good birding
JI 

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Subject: Re: Tern ID
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 15:19:17 -0400
After receiving input from several and reviewing both my photos and those of 
the standing tern by Catherine Temple, the correct ID is Forster's Tern. 

ID is based upon tail projection beyond wing tips, the white belly 
and relatively heavy bill  evident in Catherine's photos, and lack of dark 
outer tail feathers seen in the flight photos. 

  
Thanks to all 
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Subject: tern at swallows park
From: Stephen Lacey <stephenlacey AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 09:37:01 -0700
We saw a tern there yesterday, permanently perched on a buoy.  What we saw
was a Forster's.  I took some photos I thought would be great (Well, there's
always hope, isn't there?), but they're not so good.  Any suggestions of
which site I should use so I can link to my photos?
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Subject: Re: Snake River/Swallows Park Tern ID ?
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 14:34:05 -0700
Hi Keith,

I would love for this to be a Common Tern.   My opinion after looking at
quite a few pics is that it is a Forster's.   Just seems like the primary
tips should be darker and the belly more gray.   However, I am no tern
expert and will be interested to hear what others have to say.

Either way, I'm coming down there tomorrow.   I  need both of those birds
for my Asotin "big year".

Cheers,
Mike


On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Keith Carlson 
wrote:

> At approx. the same time ( 30-45 minutes later) as Catherine Temple's Tern
> report, Rick Welle and I were watching this bird.
> We never saw it land, but watched it flying over the Snake River (both
> Washington and Idaho) from the Southway Bridge up to the Swallows Marina
> and beyond.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/17119540774/in/dateposted-public/
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/17741706175/in/dateposted-public/
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/17555431899/in/dateposted-public/
>
> From the wing pattern and the slightly grayish belly, I believe this bird
> to be an adult Common Tern.
> It is possible that the bird Rick and I observed is not the same bird as
> Catherine's as hers seems to have a white belly.
>
> Keith E. Carlson
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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 91, Issue 31
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 20:58:32 +0000
Greetings all

Saw Franklin's Gull at U.I. Dairy at 5:30 this morning in Moscow Idaho. Bird 
was still there at 6:20am when I went to get some breakfast but was absent when 
I returned a little after 7. Photo attached 


Cheers
Mike Scott

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Subject: Snake River/Swallows Park Tern ID ?
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 15:55:33 -0400
At approx. the same time ( 30-45 minutes later) as Catherine Temple's Tern 
report, Rick Welle and I were watching this bird.We never saw it land, but 
watched it flying over the Snake River (both Washington and Idaho) from the 
Southway Bridge up to the Swallows Marina and 
beyond.https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/17119540774/in/dateposted-public/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/17741706175/in/dateposted-public/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/17555431899/in/dateposted-public/ From 
the wing pattern and the slightly grayish belly, I believe this bird to be an 
adult Common Tern.It is possible that the bird Rick and I observed is not the 
same bird as Catherine's as hers seems to have a white belly. Keith E. 
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Subject: Fwd: [IBLE] Elk City birds of interest 5-16-15
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 12:36:02 -0700
Another excellent bird report, this one from Elk City, ID (southeast of
grangeville).

Also Mike Scott had a Franklin's gull at the UI Dairy in Moscow early this
AM (gone by 7:30 unfortunately).
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Subject: [IBLE] Elk City birds of interest 5-16-15
To: 
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I spent some time this morning observing in the vicinity of the Elk City
sewage ponds this morning and there was a nice diversity of birds and a few
surprises.  Below are a list of highlights and a link to my ebird
submission:

Wilson's Phalarope - 2 females
Red-necked Phalarope - 2 females, 3 males
Franklin's Gull - 1 sub-adult (or maybe adult in non-breeding plumage still)
Snowy Egret - 1
Red-necked Greebe - 1
Eared Greebe - 1
Eastern Kingbird - 1

There are photos of the snowy egret and franklin's gull embedded in the
ebird list here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23473551


Matt Dresser
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Subject: tern species
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 12:15:36 -0700
Saw this tern at Swallows park this a.m. Not sure if it's Forster's or
Common. I did see it flying,but I was driving at the time so couldn't see
underside of wings for i.d.
Keith Carlson also saw one flying in the same area so could be the same
bird.
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Subject: Ibis at the Millet pond on Northshore Dr.
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 08:48:23 -0700
Richard reports 25 White-faced Ibis at the Millet pond this morning - high 
water at the delta so no mud there - 

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Subject: Latah County Birds,
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 08:21:56 -0700
Hi Birders,

This morning I check for the Harlequin Ducks at Moose Creek Reservoir and
they were gone also were the Sandhill Cranes.  The Snow Goose is still
present at Whitepine Flats pond about a mile north of highway 8 between Troy
and Deary!

A NEW LIFE BIRD TODAY AT Spring Valley Reservoir.

When I got to Spring Valley Reservoir at about 7 this morning there were two
Forester's Terns hawking insects over the water.  I watch them until they
departed the reservoir at 7:42 heading east.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Ring-billed Gulls
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 03:00:59 +0000
Greetings  all


Ron Force and I visited the farm pond on Little Bear Ridge and saw two birds of 
note they were 2 adult Ring-billed Gulls and 1 Wilson's Phalarope. 



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Subject: Re: Latah Harlequin ducks
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 02:50:48 +0000
Charles


Harlequins were still at Moose Creek sitting on fishing dock when I left the 
Lake at about 3:45 



Cheers


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Pair at moose creek reservoir, still there about 15 minutes ago. Also pair on 
sandhill cranes in Maggie t between bovill & helmer. 


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Subject: Whitman, Adams, and Lincoln Counties
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 19:15:45 -0700
A pretty nice day birding from Sheep Lake in northern Whitman County to
Reardan Audubon Lake in Lincoln County. Here are some of the better birds.

Sheep-Crooked Knee Lakes (Whitman) - Golden Eagle, Virginia Rail, 15
Wilsons Phalarope, 8 Red-necked Phalarope, 4 American Avocet, Black Tern,
many Grasshopper Sparrows, Black headed Grosbeak, Nashville Warbler

Sprague STP  (Lincoln)  16 American Avocet, 3 Semipalmated Plover, 20
Wilsons Phalarope, 1 Red-necked Phalarope, Black Tern

Sprague Lake (Lincoln) - Black headed Grosbeak, 15 Eared Grebes, 2 Horned
Grebes, 7 Western Grebe, 1 CLARKS GREBE, 1 CLAY COLORED SPARROW (Lincoln
Boat Launch Ramp), Bullocks Oriole, Great horned Owl, Wilsons Warbler

Sprague Lake (Adams) Eared, Horned, Western, CLARKS (6), RED-NECKED GREBES,
Bonapartes Gulls (8), FRANKLINS GULL (1), MEW GULL (1), WHITE-FACED IBIS
(wet area about .5 mi east of Cow Creek Bridge on Wellsandt Rd), 10 RED
NECKED PHALAROPE, 6 Caspian Terns, 1 FORSTERS TERN, 1 Black Tern,
Grasshopper Sparrows

Cow Lake (Adams) - Caspian Terns, many Grasshopper Sparrows, Eared, Horned,
and Western Grebes

Davenport Cemetery (Lincoln) 3 Hermit Thrush, 5 Townsends Warblers, 1 Gray
Flycatcher, 1 Dusky Flycatcher, 1 Western Tanager, 1 Black headed Grosbeak,
10 White crowned Sparrows, 2 Lincolns Sparrows, 1 WHITE  THROATED SPARROW
(probably lingering bird originally found by Jon Isacoff).

Reardan Audubon Lake (Lincoln) - 20 Wilsons Phalarope, 1 Solitary
Sandpiper, 1 Western Sandpiper, 1 Least Sandpiper.

110 species. Pretty birdy day.

Blessings
Terry Little
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Subject: Whitman IBIS
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 17:55:49 -0700
Dan Logen and I went out and did some local birding. Our first stop was the
flooded field in Ewan, WA which has been pretty productive for awhile now.
Right before we pulled over to look I was telling Dan about all the Ibis
that have been seen lately(like the ones in walla walla and asotin), and
how I wished one would pop on up here for me. Then right on cue we found 3
WHITE FACED IBIS within the first 10 minutes of looking over the field.
There could of been more as they were all pretty far out in the tall weeds.
Also interesting is that these ibis came exactly 3 years to the date since
I last saw an Ibis, which was on Glorifield rd. and it was with Dan Logen
too. I believe this would be the 3rd or 4th Whitman record. We also had a
lone peep, either a Semipalmated or a Least. At Rock Lake there was a
Pelican and a cormorant, all with all the usual ducks and swallows. On
private property near the lake we had my FOY Lazuli Bunting, Orioles,
Yellow Warblers, Rock Wrens, Marsh Wren, House Wren and Canyon Wren. Lots
of raptors, 2 GOLDEN EAGLES, 5 or so Turkey Vultures, a Red Tail, and an
Osprey. Glorifield didnt have much, and as of 4pm the Ibis were still
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Subject: Fwd: [IBLE] Upland Sandpiper Grangeville, ID
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 16:45:57 -0700
For folks in the Grangeville area, would be great to get follow-up on this.

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IBLE,

On Monday May 4th I heard what I thought to be a Upland Sandpiper calling
just to the west of of the Forest Service offices on 104 Airport road in
Grangeville.  I was not able to investigate further as we were leaving for
the week.  I then convinced myself that I must have been mistaken after
looking at the range map for the species.  Again, in the morning of May
11th, I clearly heard the call (what I would describe as unmistakable) of
an upland sandpiper three times.  Again I was unable to locate the bird and
again we were leaving town for the week.  This was, to say the least, very
frustrating to me, however, I am positive that this was a vocalizing upland
sandpiper (barring the very unlikely event that someone was using playback
for the species, which I have no reason to believe, nor did I see anyone
doing this).  I was not able to relocate the bird on Thursday afternoon and
will not be in Grangeville again until Monday to look further.

Here is my ebird entry:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23461160

I am not sure if there is further documentation that may be helpful and
would appreciate suggestions.  Hopefully I will be able to come up with
something better on Monday.

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Subject: Re: Latah Harlequin ducks
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 14:12:14 -0700
Sorry for the bad phone typing! The Sandhill Crane pair was in the meadow
between Helmer & Bovil (known locally as Hog Meadow I believe). They were
down in a creek and hard to see when we left (late morning). The Harlequin
Duck pas was initially roosting along the east shoreline but were out in
mid-lake when we left at about 12:45. We have photos of both & meadow
location on eBird later.

Charles.
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> Pair at moose creek reservoir, still there about 15 minutes ago. Also pair
> on sandhill cranes in Maggie t between bovill & helmer.
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Subject: IBIS - up to 57! WWRdelta
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 14:13:26 -0700
Hello all,
Melissa reports an amazing 57 WHITE-FACED IBIS at the Walla Walla River delta 
this morning - only the second time that many have been seen here - I had 36 on 
Detour rd last year in May. 


Mike and I took westside folks up Biscuit Ridge this morning - didn't see any 
owls at all. Just tiny patches of snow left - very quiet except for Townsend's 
Warblers and Ruby-crowned Kinglets. 

Down lower we had many Evening Grosbeaks - and just now there are 50 on the 
feeders outside the window. 

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Subject: Latah Harlequin ducks
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 13:31:45 -0700
Pair at moose creek reservoir, still there about 15 minutes ago. Also pair
on sandhill cranes in Maggie t between bovill & helmer.

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Subject: IBIS!!!! Ewan
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 13:27:52 -0700
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Subject: Kootenai County Big Year updates
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 11:29:25 -0700
155 Bullock's Oriole - May 10 - Bull Run Lake - Doug Ward
156 Vaux Swift - May 11 - Coeur d'Alene - Doug Ward
157  Dusky Flycatcher - May 11 - Gimlet Creek- Eliot Miller 
158 Black-headed Grosbeak - May 11  - Bayview - Doug Ward
159 Warbling Vireo  - May 11- Gimlet Creek- Eliot Miller 
160 Common Yellowthroat  - May12 - Mica Bay Survey field trip -   10 birders

161  Blue-winged Teal - May 12- Mica Bay - Darlene Carlton
162 Black Tern - May 13 - Lane Marsh - Steve Joyce
163 Barred Owl - May 8  - Farragut State Park - Don Baker 
164 Bank Swallow - May 13 - CDA River WMA - BlackRock - Steve Joyce 
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Subject: Asotin County Birds
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 16:52:49 -0400
Around noon today, Rick Welle and I had a few notables at Swallows Park.Greater 
White-fronted Goose 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/17464089409/in/dateposted-public/Greater 
Scaup pairHorned Grebes three in adult breeding plumageWilson's Phalarope one 
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Subject: A Dozen IBIS Walla Walla County
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 13:27:36 -0700
Hello all,
Spent a calm nice morning at the Walla Walla River delta and the millet pond to 
the east. At the pond just east of the junction of SR730 were 12 WHITE-FACED 
IBIS along with 17 FRANKLIN'S GULLS. 

On the delta: 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 1 MARBLED GODWIT, 13 FRANKLIN'S GULLS, 6 
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, Avocets, Stilts, LB Dowitchers 5 Great Egrets, and 5 
Forster's Terns. 


The millet pond: 7 WILSON'S PHALAROPE, 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER, Blue-winged and 
Cinnamon Teal, and out-of-place HAIRY WOODPECKER, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 
TOWNSEND'S and WILSON'S WARBLERS. 


Our yard is still full of Evening Grosbeaks - 
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Subject: Rock Lake area Birds
From: RJ Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 21:05:26 -0700
To start off both Ewan and Rock had all 3 teals. Ewan held all swallow species, 
and provided some great pictures. At Rock Lake I had about 15 PELICANS, my FOY 
BLACK TERNS, FOY BONAPARTES GULL, and 3 WESTERN GREBES. On Glorifield rd. I had 
my FOY VIRGINIA RAIL along with SORA, SNIPE, and other common marsh birds. Not 
bad on rainy day like this! 


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Subject: genesee lagoon
From: Nancy Draznin <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 20:59:13 -0700
Wilson's Phalaropes were present on the Genesee sewage lagoon this evening.
There was also a sandpiper, which I will tentatively venture to call a
Semipalmated Sandpiper, but someone else needs to go check it out. I don't
have much confidence in my ID.  It was at the south corner of the lagoon
close to Morsheck Road. The barn swallows have fledged and were flying out
from under the bridge at the western end of the creek restoration. Many
mallard ducklings and ever larger goslings.

 

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Subject: Fw: Once again . . .
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 03:15:00 +0000
Greetings all


Sorry about previos black tern photo. This bone should download


Cheers

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From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 02:55:42 +0000
Greetings all

Attached find photo of black tern seen at farm pond on Little Bear Ridge Road 
Idaho 


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Subject: Black terns
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Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 18:31:17 -0700
Hi,
I saw 5 black terns at Turnbull NWR this morning, so they are back, even on 
this blustery day. 

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Subject: Re: Latah County Birds
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 16:31:43 -0700
Spring Valley Reservoir for the loon??

On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 12:56 PM, Terry Gray  wrote:

> Hi Birders,
>
> I also checked out the farm pond along Little Bear Creek Road and there was
> also a WESTERN SANDPIPER.  I saw the Black Tern also but a Northern Harrier
> flew over the pond and the Tern departed before I could photograph the
> bird.
> I have a photo on my FLICKR Photo site of the Western Sandpiper.
>
> Also of note there is another Common Loon at Mann Lake this morning!
>
> Good Birding!
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Subject: Asotin County White-faced Ibis Invasion Continues
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 17:42:20 -0400
This afternoon (1320-13450    I observed eleven White-faced Ibis feeding at 
the mouth of Alpowa Creek (Snake River). 

A single bird was first observed on 1 May, two birds on 2 May. 
There is an abnormal amount of exposed mud this year , as the COE is keeping 
water levels in Lower Granite Pool at minimum for fish migration. 

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Subject: Latah County Birds
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 12:56:48 -0700
Hi Birders,

I also checked out the farm pond along Little Bear Creek Road and there was
also a WESTERN SANDPIPER.  I saw the Black Tern also but a Northern Harrier
flew over the pond and the Tern departed before I could photograph the bird.
I have a photo on my FLICKR Photo site of the Western Sandpiper.

Also of note there is another Common Loon at Mann Lake this morning!

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Subject: Semipalmated Samdpiper
From: RJ Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 11:17:31 -0700
Yesterday afternoon I had a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER out in the flooded field in 
Ewan. Not an easy migrant to catch. Also I had all 3 teal at Rock Lake, along 
with some Western Grebe and a Caspian Tern. Stilts and Phalaropes were around 
as well. On Glorifield rd there were tons of winnowing snipe and some SORA were 
calling as well. Good birds! 


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From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:54 +0000
Greetings  all

Spent some time this morning at the farm pond on Little Bear Ridge that is 
about 6.5 miles south of Troy Idaho and saw the following birds . 




Canada Goose 3
Buffflehead  1
Gadwall  4
Ruddy Duck 3
Cinnamon Teal  6
Blue winged teal  2
American Coot  9
Black Tern 1
Wilsons Phalarope  9
Long Billed  Dowitcher  5,
Killdeer  2
Greater Yellow  Legs  2
Least Sandpiper   1
Yellow Headed Black bird  30
Black Tern 1

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Subject: Lincoln/Adams Counties
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 22:45:37 -0700
Lots of nice birds around today.  Highlights:

Reardan:
Blue-winged Teal
Long-billed Dowitcher
Black Tern
Warbling Vireo (FOY for Lincoln Co.)
Common Yellowthroat (FOY for Lincoln Co.)

Tamarack Canyon
Clark's Nutcracker
VEERY - I think the 1st arrival in WA this year (per eBird)
Orange-crowned, Nashville, MacGillvray's, Yellow, and Yellow-rumped Warblers

Davenport Cemetery
Rufous and Calliope Hummingbirds
Cassin's Vireo
HERMIT THRUSH (16 - high count for location)
Yellow-rumped (Audubon's and Myrtle) and Townsend's Warblers
Western Tanager

Harrington Cemetery
Great-horned Owl
Yellow and Townsend's Warblers
EVENING GROSBEAK

Sprague Lake (Adams side)
BONAPARTE'S GULL (25)
FRANKLIN'S GULL (4)
Black Tern (40)
American Pipit (35)

NO migrant empids. at any locations, though there were singing Gray's and 
Dusky's in Tamarack Canyon! 


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Subject: Swallows p.m.
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 17:03:57 -0700
As of 4:45 pm there is a pair of redhead ducks closely shadowed by a female
ruddy duck just off the swimming beach. Also a single avocet and some
calling spotted sandpipers.

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Subject: Asotin County Arrivals
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 17:08:28 -0400
This AM:Barn Swallow Asotin Ck Marilyn CarlsonMacGillivray's Warbler North 
Fork, Asotin Ck Marilyn CarlsonYellow-breasted Chat Heasdgates Park Keith 
Carlson Ch Timothy HMU Catherin Temple Black-headed Grosbeak Asotin Yard Rick 
Welle Bullock's Oriole Asotin Yard Rick Welle Asotin County List Total 175 
Keith E. CarlsonLewiston 
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Subject: Barn Owl question
From: Terry Lane <tlane2022 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 13:31:44 -0700
I moved to Grangeville, id. last fall, so I'm not real familiar on what is
common here or not. Does anyone know how common Barn Owls are in Idaho
County around the Whitebird area? Found a dead one the other day on the
ground and it's head was seperate from body. My guess is maybe another
raptor got it?
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Subject: Chats back at Bennington Lake
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 12:08:44 -0700
Hello all,
Cool, cloudy and breezy this morning at the lake - we didn't linger anywhere 
long. House Wrens and Yellow Warblers abundant as usual - but also enjoyed 
Bullock's Oriole, Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Kingbird, Lazuli Bunting, 
Warbling Vireo, Calliope Hummingbird and our first Yellow-breasted Chats of the 
season. 


Tree Swallows have already fledged along with Bewick's Wrens.
Eastern Kingbird will be the last to arrive at the lake - any day now. One was 
spotted up Biscuit Ridge on Sunday. 


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Subject: Orioles and chats
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 10:09:32 -0700
A brief stop at Chief Timothy HMU this morning yielded several singing
yellow-breasted chats though no views. There were also several Bullock's
orioles singing away. The usuals were there, tree swallows, house finch,
white crowned sparrows, the herons. Couldn't get any photos as I was being
bombarded by a rather wound up, wet, adolescent dog that couldn't care less
about the birds I wanted to see! So far, birding and Balin do not go well
together!

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Subject: Genesee
From: Nancy Draznin <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 20:08:00 -0700
Birds were abundant this evening along the Cow Creek restoration. The common 
yellowthroat is back. We saw brown-headed cowbirds, a great blue heron, barn 
and violet-green swallows, a song sparrow and many red-winged blackbirds. There 
was a fly-over that looked and sounded like a curlew. We were also delighted to 
see a long-tailed weasel. 


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Subject: Moose Creek Reservoir
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 15:24:47 -0700
This past weekend we camped at Moose Creek Reservoir. The usual suspects
were there (geese with goslings, bald eagles, violet-green swallows,
mallards). The loon that serenaded us last year was not and I missed
hearing it's eerie call. One highlights was watching a chestnut-backed
chickadee building a nest in a hole in a dead tree.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/16909951964/in/dateposted-public/
But the biggest thrill came as we were leaving. A strange call echoed
across the water and I thought it was my loon. I hurried to the water to
catch a glimpse, but nothing was in sight except a pair of large birds
circling over head. Absently, I took a look and was shocked to discover
they were Sandhill cranes! Then they called again as they made their way
toward the wetland meadow at the west end of the reservoir and disappeared
from sight.
I wasn't aware of cranes staying in this area before and don't know if they
will stay long, but it might be worth a look if someone is up in that area.
Sure was a nice touch to the end of a great weekend!

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Subject: forster's
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 20:22:11 -0700
As Randy noted FOTE's are breeding at Potholes. Would have to investigate to 
see if someone has surveyed the hard data on the colony but based on eBird data 
and anecdotal and personal observation, the colony there has been continuous 
for 6-10 years and seems to have been increasing in size. Counts of 10-20 birds 
during mid-breeding season at Potholes State Park and North Potholes Preserve 
are common. Charlie Wright reported a high count of 45 at North Potholes during 
June 2012 and Ryan Merrill the same number at the State Park in August 2012. 


eBird data can be found here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/pnw/hotspot/L265765

http://ebird.org/ebird/pnw/hotspot/L109541

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane
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Subject: Re: prior Latah Co. Forster's Terns & status
From: "Randy Hill" <re_hill AT q.com>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 19:52:08 -0700
Don’t know current status, but Forster’s Terns have nested on the Hanford 
Reach of the Columbia River and in the Potholes area south of Moses Lake, a bit 
west. We also had FOTE during June in Whitman County in 2012 when the WOS 
conference was in Spokane. 


 

Randy Hill

Ridgefield WA

 

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

Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2015 2:12 PM
To: inland birders
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] prior Latah Co. Forster's Terns & status

 

Ashley Martens had a Forster's Tern at Hordemann Pond in Moscow in July 15, 
2007. 


 

Burleigh ("Birds of Idaho"), published 1971 mentions no records north of New 
Meadows, ID although there are now spring and fall migration records for n. 
Idaho and e. WA (e.g. see eBird). I believe the closest breeding site is at the 
Creston marshes in B.C. (south end of Kootenay Lake). 


 

thanks,

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Subject: Re: Northern Goshawk molting questions...
From: Ron Force <ronforce AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 19:05:32 -0700
Here's some data on juvenile Goshawk dispersal from Nevada:
OCCUPANCY, PRODUCTIVITY, TURNOVER, AND DISPERSAL OF *NORTHERN* *GOSHAWKS* IN
PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEASTERN GREAT BASIN.Authors:Bechard, Marc J.1
Fairhurst, Graham D.1 gdfair AT gmail.com
Kaltenecker, Gregory S.2Source:Studies in Avian Biology; 2006, Issue 31,
p100, 9p, 4 Charts, 1 MapAnd the excerpt from the abstract:Breeding
dispersal of males and females ranged from only 2.1-5.8 km but natal
dispersal was 19.1 km for males and 96.4 km for females indicating that the
female segment of the population was the dispersing sex. Several
*goshawks* captured
on migration at the Goshutes Mountains in northeastern Nevada were
reencountered as breeding adults in both southern Idaho and *northern* Nevada
suggesting that *Northern* *Goshawks* in the northeastern section of the
Great Basin constitute a large metapopulation consisting of several
subpopulations occupying the isolated mountain ranges of Nevada, Utah, and
southern Idaho. With dispersal distances of nearly 100 km, female
*goshawks* are
capable of being recruited into breeding populations throughout the
northeastern segment of the Great Basin

Ron Force
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On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 2:49 PM, Paul Sieracki 
wrote:

> Hello,
> I need some help please,
> Henny et al 1985 found 2 juvenile female plumaged northern goshawks
> nesting in NE Oregon.
> Could someone direct me to a paper showing the moult sequence from
> juvenile to adult goshawks?
>
> 1. What I have not found is how long it takes for northern goshawks to
> change into adult plumage.
> 2. Do juvenile goshawks return to their parent's home range after the
> first winter at least initially.
>
> I had some interesting responses to goshawk call playbacks today...
> including a visual of one apparently in juvenile plumage making a begging
> "wheeeew"  type call and a kek, kek, kek along with two gray jays and a
> visual of one adult goshawk later,  and last week in another nearby old
> growth stand, the same "begging" call. I am not above making an accipiter
> id mistake..and realize that it could be a cooper's hawk but the
> vocalizations seemed identical to goshawk recordings and not cooper's. This
> is in the Jasper Mountain area north of Priest River, Id.  More field work
> is called for..
>  (most of the online papers I found change for access.)
>
> Thank you,
> Paul Sieracki
>
>
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Subject: Re: Northern Goshawk molting questions...
From: Paul Sieracki <paul.sieracki AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 17:38:14 -0700
Thank you Charlette for the information,
The call I was hearing that I called a begging call is labeled a female
wail call on the USFWS website, both are very similar, but is seems too
early for fledglings begging (and not from the gray jays) ...

http://www.fws.gov/yreka/ES/FeathersandVocals/northerngoshawk_female_wailcall.wma. 


P


On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 3:17 PM,  wrote:

> Do you have access to Birds of North America Online?  It is available
> through U of I, WSU, Whitman County and Latah County Library systems.  If
> not, I can look up more on it, but so far this is what I saw about young
> birds.
>
> "9–12 days posthatching. Nestlings 15–18 cm long and covered with white
> down; usually laying in nest cup out of view; move with scooting motions,
> usually to feed or defecate; good head coordination when feeding but
> generally weak; excretes with greater power, excrement present on ground;
> female usually present to brood young, especially during cool mornings and
> at night; female actively defends nest when approached.
>
> 14–17 days posthatching. Nestlings approximately 20–23 cm long and have
> molted into second natal down that is gray with a woolly appearance;
> auricular area downy; pin-feathers encased in sheathing visible in
> primaries, secondaries, and tail; some feathers may have erupted 1 cm;
> walks on tarso-metatarsus while extending wings for balance and may stand
> for brief moments; aware of objects away from nest.
>
> 19–22 days posthatching. Auricular area small feathered patch; primaries,
> secondaries, and tail erupting from sheaths and contrast with body down;
> greater-coverts, uppertail-coverts, and scapular feathers starting to
> erupt; ventral feather track forming pin-feathers under down; walks on
> feet without using wings for balance and can stand for longer periods and
> preen; wings frequently flapped for 3–5 s; attempts to rip bites from
> delivered prey.
>
> 24–26 days posthatching. Aricular area feathered; head and neck downy, but
> sheathed feathers below down; scapular feathers and wing-coverts visible;
> feathers on ventral tracts and under tail-coverts erupt; stands on nest
> rim and observes surroundings; preens and wing flaps frequently; stretches
> legs and makes fists with talons; grabs twigs with feet; begins feeding
> itself if skin of prey is broken by adult; female in nest area but only
> broods young at night during cold, wet weather.
>
> 28–30 days posthatching. Dark feathers along nape but crown downy;
> upperwing and back feathered; breast feathering erupting from ventral
> tracts but middle breast and belly downy; uppertail- and undertail-coverts
> and legs mostly downy but a few feathers may appear; preens often and
> begins Stabbing Reaction with feet at twigs in nest; begins tearing own
> bites from prey; sleeps standing; female rarely present at nest but
> present in nest area. 32–34 days posthatching. Feathers emerge on crown
> and begin to erupt at corner of mouth; back and dorsal side of wings 90%
> feathered; breast becoming feathered but still downy in center and belly;
> undertail-coverts feathered and feathers erupting on thighs; underwing
> downy; tail approximately two-thirds adult length; begins fighting over
> food and can readily feed itself; beats wings vigorously while hopping or
> running across nest, can momentarily lift from nest; may engage in
> nest-building activities; may start “branching” (moving out along
> branches, away from nest) at 34–35 d.
>
> 36–38 days posthatching. Body approximately 90% feathered, but down
> remains along side of neck; in thighs, and in underwing-coverts; head
> mostly feathered; tail approximately 3/4 full length; nestlings branching;
> some males may leave nest tree; nestlings fight aggressively over food but
> still accept being fed by adult; may beg for food for long periods.
>
> Greater than 40 days posthatching. Appear fully feathered, except down
> persists along underwing-coverts; tail slightly shorter than adult; males
> fledged, females usually fledge by 42 d; fledglings beg for food
> throughout nest stand; at approximately 45 d, adults provide food away
> from nest."
>
> Charlotte
>
> > Hello,
> > I need some help please,
> > Henny et al 1985 found 2 juvenile female plumaged northern goshawks
> > nesting
> > in NE Oregon.
> > Could someone direct me to a paper showing the moult sequence from
> > juvenile
> > to adult goshawks?
> >
> > 1. What I have not found is how long it takes for northern goshawks to
> > change into adult plumage.
> > 2. Do juvenile goshawks return to their parent's home range after the
> > first
> > winter at least initially.
> >
> > I had some interesting responses to goshawk call playbacks today...
> > including a visual of one apparently in juvenile plumage making a begging
> > "wheeeew"  type call and a kek, kek, kek along with two gray jays and a
> > visual of one adult goshawk later,  and last week in another nearby old
> > growth stand, the same "begging" call. I am not above making an accipiter
> > id mistake..and realize that it could be a cooper's hawk but the
> > vocalizations seemed identical to goshawk recordings and not cooper's.
> > This
> > is in the Jasper Mountain area north of Priest River, Id.  More field
> work
> > is called for..
> >  (most of the online papers I found change for access.)
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Paul Sieracki
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> >
>
>
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Subject: Re: Snowy Plover, Ibis
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 16:34:12 -0700
Oops I should always check ebird first - I see Common Yellowthroat was 
reported yesterday at McNary - so 216 for the yearlist.
ML

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Subject: Snowy Plover, Ibis
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 16:24:47 -0700
Hello all,
Lots of mud on the Walla Walla River delta this morning so headed out early and 
found: 


SNOWY PLOVER - 4th record for county 
WHITE-FACED IBIS - one flew in at 6:15 for 5 minutes
SANDERLING - 1
WILSON'S PHALAROPE - 3
Franklins Gulls - 21
Long-billed Curlew - 2
Stilts, Avocets, Dowitchers, Least and Western Sandpipers
Sora - 2 
Bald Eagle - 1 adult

At 2Rivers:

BLACK TERN - 2 birds
Forster's Terns - 8
Bonaparte's Gulls - 14
Cinnamon Teal - 11
Solitary Sandpiper 
Greater Yellowlegs
Stilts, Avocets

Western Wood-Pewee - 2 - putting our yearlist to 215 for 2015!

In our yard this morning - many Evening Grosbeaks still around, 1 Pine Siskin 
and 1 Cassin's Finch - and a singing House Wren. 


Good birding, M&ML

P.S. Biscuit Ridge Update: Searched 6 hours yesterday with others and found NO 
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Subject: Northern Goshawk molting questions...
From: Paul Sieracki <paul.sieracki AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 14:49:05 -0700
Hello,
I need some help please,
Henny et al 1985 found 2 juvenile female plumaged northern goshawks nesting
in NE Oregon.
Could someone direct me to a paper showing the moult sequence from juvenile
to adult goshawks?

1. What I have not found is how long it takes for northern goshawks to
change into adult plumage.
2. Do juvenile goshawks return to their parent's home range after the first
winter at least initially.

I had some interesting responses to goshawk call playbacks today...
including a visual of one apparently in juvenile plumage making a begging
"wheeeew"  type call and a kek, kek, kek along with two gray jays and a
visual of one adult goshawk later,  and last week in another nearby old
growth stand, the same "begging" call. I am not above making an accipiter
id mistake..and realize that it could be a cooper's hawk but the
vocalizations seemed identical to goshawk recordings and not cooper's. This
is in the Jasper Mountain area north of Priest River, Id.  More field work
is called for..
 (most of the online papers I found change for access.)

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Subject: prior Latah Co. Forster's Terns & status
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 14:12:10 -0700
Ashley Martens had a Forster's Tern at Hordemann Pond in Moscow in July 15,
2007.

Burleigh ("Birds of Idaho"), published 1971 mentions no records north of
New Meadows, ID although there are now spring and fall migration records
for n. Idaho and e. WA (e.g. see eBird). I believe the closest breeding
site is at the Creston marshes in B.C. (south end of Kootenay Lake).

thanks,
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Subject: Latah Co. Forster's Tern etc., 5/9/15
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 07:51:22 -0700
On Saturday Eliot Miller, Carol Bradford, & I found a Forster's Tern in a
complex of marshy ponds in e. Latah County. This is off Texas Ridge Rd.
south of Deary. There is a google maps link to the location in the eBird
alert below. This is private property but the owners (Beth & Warren Case)
allow birders with permission and I'll let them know there may be a few
birders visiting in case anybody wants to chase. The bird was loafing in
the small, marshy pond not far up the driveway. We flushed it a couple
times and it flew around the 2 larger ponds, foraged a bit, then came back
to rest in the small pond. I have no idea if it will stick around, we'll
see! I haven't researched it but the tern may be a first county record.
There was also a Sora in the small pond, ducks and coots on the ponds, and
lots of blackbirds, Savannah Sparrows, etc. in the area. A nice Cooper's
Hawk repeatedly harassed the ponds sending blackbirds into a fit.

Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri) (1)
- Reported May 09, 2015 14:45 by Eliot Miller
- 46.7040x-116.5424 - May 9, 2015, 2:45 PM, Latah, Idaho
- Map:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.704014,-116.542419&ll=46.704014,-116.542419 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23349295
- Comments: "All white underparts. Half black half orange-red bill"

Elsewhere we had 4 Black-necked Stilts, 5 Long-billed Dowitchers, and 3
Wilson's Phalaropes in the farm pond along Little Bear Ridge Rd. southeast
of Troy.Further down the road we had Yellow-breasted Chat & Rock Wrens
(which we also had more of down along the Potlatch R. south of Kendrick).
East of Troy at the White Pine Flats Rd. was a lingering, worn Snow Goose.
We did a semi-serious "century-run" and ended up w/ right around 100
species, I'll try to send out a bit of narrative later (got a bunch of
eBird lists to deal with right now!).

thanks, Charles.

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Subject: Ferry Co. White Pelicans
From: Dan Owens <danowens AT redmeadow.com>
Date: Sat, 09 May 2015 18:13:36 -0700
Karen and I saw around 20 White Pelicans flying over Lake Roosevelt 
about 5 miles south of the Gifford Ferry crossing on the morning of 
Wednesday the 6th.  The Ferry Co. list does not have them listed as ever 
being seen, which is odd as it seems that they should fly through the 
area from time to time.

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Date: Sat, 09 May 2015 12:05:58 -0700


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Subject: Kootenai and Benewah Co. more big year species and date changes
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2015 14:59:28 -0700
After checking eBird for Kootenai County sighting, I have two earlier dates
and 4 additional species to add to the Kootenai Co. Big Year. 
Earlier dates are: Nashville Warbler and Cliff Swallow both April 26 -
Hauser Lake - Will Young 
Added to the list are:
151 Greater Yellowlegs - April 26 - Hauser Lake-Will Young
152 Peregrine  Falcon - April 26 - Hauser Lake- Will Young
153 American Avocet - April 28- West Mission Flats- Will Young
154 Townsend's Warbler - May 2 -  Blue Creek Bay - Will Young


Benewah County 
Change of date: Barn Swallow - April 26  Heyburn State Park - Missi Baker

115 Savannah Sparrow  April 15 - Emerald Creek - Doug Ward
116 lack-chinned Hummingbird - May 6 - St Maries - Lady Lark

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Subject: Kootenai and Benewah County Big year additions
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2015 10:39:27 -0700
Kootenai County Big Year additions

138 - Chipping Sparrow -April 25 - CDA - Kris Buchler

139 - Yellow Warbler - April 27 - CDA - Kris Buchler

140 - Wilson's Snipe - - April 28 - Blue Creek Bay - Kris Buchler and Lisa
Hardy

141 - House Wren  - April 28 - Blue Creek Bay - Kris Buchler and Lisa Hardy

142 - Brown-headed Cowbird - April 29 - CDA - Kris Buchler 

143 - Barn Swallow -- April 28 - Blue Creek Bay - Kris Buchler and Lisa
Hardy

144- Cliff Swallow- April 28 - Blue Creek Bay - Kris Buchler and Lisa Hardy

145 - White-throated Swift - May 2 - Falls Park - Will Young

146 - Nashville Warbler - May 2 - CDA - Kris Buchler 

147 -  Sandhill Crane - April 29 - Schlepp Ranch - Lisa Hardy

148 - Wilson's Phalarope - May 6 - Hauser Lake - Doug Ward

149 - Vesper Sparrow - May 6 - Pleasant View Road - Doug ward 

150 - Spotted Sandpiper - May 7 - Spokane River - Bob and Terri Farr

Benewah County Big Year 

108 Cinnamon Teal  - April 26 - Benewah Lake- Donni Moen

109  Ruby-crowned Kinglet - April 25 - St Maries - Donni Moen

110 Orange-crowned Warbler April 25 - St Maries - Donni Moen

111 Cliff Swallow - May 1 - St Maries - Donni Moen

112 Rufus Hummingbird- May 3 - St. Maries - Donni Moen

113 Barn Swallow  - May 6 -- St. Maries - Donni Moen

114  Brown-headed Cowbird - May 6 - St. Maries - Donni Moen


 

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Subject: Walla Walla County update
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 20:41:28 -0700
Hello all,
Arrivals on May 2 at the WWRdelta and the Millet pond:
Blue-winged Teal, Western Sandpiper, Bonaparte's Gull, Bullock's Oriole, 
Wilson's Warbler, Western Tanager, Dusky Flycatcher 


May 4 Donnelly rd:
Grasshopper Sparrow,  Gray Flycatcher,  Semipalmated Sandpiper at 2Rivers

May 5 Bennington Lake:  Hammond's Flycatcher

May 6 Biscuit Ridge:
Green-tailed Towhee (3), MacGillivray's Warbler,  Great Gray Owl

May 7 Millet Pond:  Lark Sparrow,  Wilson's Phalarope at Tyson pond

Puts us to 208 for the county yearlist - we were out searching for Ibis this 
morning with no luck. 


Good birding, M&ML


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Subject: Kootenai Co. (ID) Goodies
From: Doug Ward <dougward AT frontier.com>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 16:32:02 -0700
I've been out of town a fair amount recently, so having a bit of an itch
this morning (6 May 15) I played hooky and ran out to Hauser Lake (Kootenai
Co., ID) before work.  While it wasn't real active, there was some good
stuff including a couple of nice female WILSON'S PHALAROPEs, tons of SORA,
and a VIRGINIA RAIL all in the north side flooded fields.  Many of the local
regulars are back too for several first-of-year species for me including
Wilson's Snipes winnowing away and Yellow-headed Blackbirds doing whatever
you call that nasty song of theirs.

 

On the way back to Coeur d'Alene I had to stop along Pleasant View Rd south
of Prairie to check out a sparrow singing from a rock pile.  Turned out to
be a VESPER SPARROW which I hadn't seen in the county for years; nice
surprise.

 

So given I'd pretty much thrown in the towel for a productive day in the
office (have gotten some stuff done though), I met my wife over in Post
Falls at Falls Park (Kootenai Co., ID) to walk the dogs and have lunch.  We
hadn't checked this place out before, though had heard about it as being a
neat spot.  Glad we finally gave in to the whim - cool place!  To top off
our "discovery", there were two (2) WHITE-THROATED SWIFTs cruising around
the gorge!  These guys are very tough over here, and this is a great spot
for them, so hopefully they can be repeated if you are interested. 

 

While I still have a couple of "should haves" left on my Kootenai County
list, as you know adding any new species to a list gets tough after awhile,
so considering I added three (3) today - the Wilson's Phalaropes, Virginia
Rail (one "should have" down), and the White-throated Swifts - I'm feeling
pretty lucky for a "work day".  Hope your Spring is going well.

 

Good Birding,

Doug

 

6 May 2015  Hauser Lake, Kootenai Co., ID

Canada Goose - 20 ad 40 juv

Wood Duck - 4

American Widgeon - 4

Mallard - 10

Cinnamon Teal - 2

Green-winged Teal - 2

Redhead - 2

California Quail - 15

Red-necked Grebe - 2

Great Blue Heron - 5

Osprey - 6

VIRGINIA RAIL - 1 calling

Sora - 7 calling

American Coot - 6

Killdeer - 1

Spotted Sandpiper - 1

Wilson's Snipe - 3

WILSON'S PHALAROPE - 2 f

Morning Dove - 1

Belted Kingfisher - 2

Northern Flicker - 1 "Red-shafted"

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 5

Tree Swallow - 10

Violet-green Swallow - 15

Barn Swallow - 3

Mountain Chickadee - 1 hv

American Robin - 2

Eurpoean Starling - 10

Yellow Warbler - 6

Song Sparrow  -3

Red-winged Blackbird - 50

Yellow-headed Blackbird - 6 m

Brewer's Blackbird - 10

American Goldfinch - 2

 

6 May 2015  Falls Park (Post Falls), Kootenai Co., ID

Canada Goose - 10 ad 15 juv

Mallard - 2

Bufflehead - 1

Bald Eagle - 2 ad

Red-tailed Hawk - 1

Spotted Sandpiper - 1

WHITE-THROATED SWIFT - 2

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 10

Violet-green Swallow - 20

Barn Swallow - 2

Cliff Swallow - 40

Mountain Chickadee - 1

Pygmy Nuthatch - 5

House Wren - 1

Yellow Warbler - 3

Spotted Towhee - 1 hv

White-crowned Sparrow - 2 "Gamble's"

Brown-headed Cowbird - 4

 
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Subject: Moscow area Lewis's Woodpecker, Grasshopper Sparrow, etc., 5/6/15
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 11:07:09 -0700
Hi All -

I had a nice flurry of activity in my yard this AM. Mostly a bunch of
Chipping Sparrows but also Yellow-rumped Warblers (including 1 "Myrtle"
Warbler), a Townsend's Warbler, and Warbling Vireo among others.

A nice Lewis's Woodpecker continues for a third day in the Hoff's yard at
Hayes and 7th foraging on the sprawling walnut tree in their backyard.

A single Grasshopper Sparrow was singing in the grasslands along Butte Rd.
east of Moscow, a fairly reliable spot for this species.

thanks, Charles.

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Subject: Swainson's nesting
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 09:33:52 -0700
This morning I heard a Swainson's calling so I went to look for it. I
discovered there is indeed a pair and one of them was placing sticks at the
top of a conifer tree where I have been observing them the past few weeks.
Whoohoo! It's just a block from my house!

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Subject: Re: Dowitcher species
From: "Stephens, Dan" <DStephens AT wvc.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 23:42:04 +0000
Yep, Long-billed: white spotted scapulars, no primary projection (beyond tail 
tip), rufous belly. 


From: inland-nw-birders-bounces AT uidaho.edu 
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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Dowitcher species

This afternoon 3:35 pm, at Swallows Park I found a couple of dowitchers I 
believe are long-billed dowitchers. Anyone let me know if they're not. 

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Subject: Dowitcher species
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 16:16:17 -0700
This afternoon 3:35 pm, at Swallows Park I found a couple of dowitchers I
believe are long-billed dowitchers. Anyone let me know if they're not.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/17384592755/

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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 91, Issue 8
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 22:20:37 +0000
Greetings all

Early this morning there were five spotted sandpiper's and one least sandpiper 
at Spring Valley Reservoir outside Troy Idaho. 


Cheers
Mike Scott

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Subject: Spring Valley Reservoir birds this pm
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 17:23:34 -0700
Hi Birders,

All the warblers were north of the north foot bridge.

Spring Valley Reservoir, Latah, US-ID
May 4, 2015 12:55 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
22 species

Canada Goose  12
Mallard  4
Northern Shoveler  6
Bufflehead  3
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  1     Adult
American Coot  18
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Northern Flicker  2
Cassin's Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Tree Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  2
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
MacGillivray's Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Townsend's Warbler  4
Chipping Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird  4

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: Swallows park this a.m.
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 10:28:13 -0700
A quick check at the swimming beach gave me a nice mix of birds. At 10 a.m.
I found the ibis still present. If you haven't seen it make the time. It's
a gorgeous bird! The cinnamon teal looked especially lovely in this bright
sunshine as well. Also present along the water were spotted sandpiper,
killdeer and a black necked stilt, geese and goslings, a mallard hen and
ducklings. And brilliant yellow warblers were singing from the surrounding
trees and shrubs.

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Subject: Washtucna Pilleated Woodpecker...
From: Tom Mansfield <birds AT t-mansfield.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 12:06:06 -0400
If you happen to check Bassett Park in Washtucna, please watch/listen for a 
Pileated Woodpecker. I know - that's pretty crazy, in fact it would be a County 
First Record for Adams County. But yesterday (Sunday 5/3/15), I had a 
"Pileated" calling intermittently. Never could find it but it responded to the 
tape several times without showing itself. Now, there was also someone in a 
brown Saturn parked in the same general area but he didn't seem to have his 
windows open and he wasn't friendly so I didn't think he was a birder. But, I 
may have been "duped" by someone playing the Pileated tape! Aside from some 
nice returning year birds, there was a Lewis' Woodpecker in the top of one 
budding tree in the park. 


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