RBA: N ID / E WA / NE OR -- 05/10/2004

The Dumroese Family dumroese at iGlide.net
Mon May 10 19:48:26 PDT 2004


* northern Idaho / eastern Washington / northeastern Oregon
* as above
* May 10, 2004
* IDWA04.05.10

- birds mentioned

Ross's Goose
White-faced Ibis
Great Egret
Blue Jay
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow

- transcript

hotline: northern Idaho / eastern Washington / northeastern Oregon
Date: 10 May 2004
Phone: (208) 882-6195
Compiler: Kas Dumroese
Transcriber: Kas Dumroese

This is Kas Dumroese with the Northern Idaho / Eastern Washington /
Northeastern Oregon bird hotline for Monday 10 May (2004). This hotline,
sponsored by Palouse Audubon, is usually updated every Monday evening.
Transcripts of this RBA and membership info are available on-line at

Leave a message anytime during the recording by pressing 2 and then #.
Please give me good directions, your fellow birdwatchers will appreciate it.

At least by my count, all of the usual summer suspects have returned to the
region, and a decent smattering of northbound shorebirds is also occurring.
Not too much in the rarity department, but here are a few good sightings.

A WHITE-FACED IBIS was spotted 5 May near Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co WA by
the Shoemakers. The bird was in a flooded field at the jct. of McDonald and
DeTour roads 5 miles west of Walla Walla. Later that day the ibis was
missing but a single ROSS'S GOOSE was seen by Mike and MerryLynn Denny.

A GODLEN-CROWNED SPARROW spent 6 May in Genesee, Latah Co ID according to
Terry and Christine Gray.

Single GREAT EGRETS were reported from Cold Springs NWR near Umatilla,
Umatilla Co OR on 8 May by Craig Corder and another was reported from Rock
Creek in Klickitat Co WA by Mike Denny.

A good bird for Mann Lake, east of Lewiston, Nez Perce Co ID was a
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW spied by Keith and Marilyn Carlson on 10 May.

The BLUE JAY that persisted at the feeder of Dave Holick northeast of
Moscow, ID for over 6 months has apparently moved on. Perhaps someday Dave
will report how many bags of peanuts he went through, being the good host he

If you have any questions about birds on the report, call me before 9 pm at
208.883.0943. If you see any of the birds mentioned in this report, be sure
to let me know.

Good birding.


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