We were at Ponderosa State Park a week ago and came across these two birds. I think the duck is a young bufflehead. The bird on the lily pad looks like a redwing blackbird, but I don’t see the usual stripe along the head and the beak looks
a little longer than usual. Would welcome your thoughts and expertise.


Tom Soniville

Tom Soniville
Boise. North End

Lots of Juveniles

Nothing rare to report, but lots of juvenile birds around. Regularly seeing juvenile: Rufous & Black-chinned hummers, Bullock’s Orioles, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Yellow Warblers, Black-capped Chickadees, House Wrens, Western Wood-Pewee, Red-naped Sapsucker, Canada Geese & Bald Eagle. Also, have heard or seen Red-breasted Nuthatches daily, since summer 2022. Suspect, they’re now nesting, but just haven’t  been able to confirm. 

Brian Carrigan

Re: Prairie Warbler at Market Lake WMA

On Sat, Jul 29, 2023 at 12:33 Austin Young via <> wrote:
Sorry for the slight delay – phone battery died as I was getting the word out – I had Idaho’s first(??) PRAIRIE WARBLER at market lake this morning around 9:45 in the east windrow :  43.80136, -112.17027 

Some local birders were able to get on the bird an hour or so later- Darren clark said it was about 200 m north of the point in the above paragraph. 

On Sat, Jul 29, 2023 at 10:14 Cliff Weisse <cliffandlisa@…> wrote:

There is a Prairie Warbler currently being seen in the east windrow at
Market Lake.


Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho

Austin Young
Pocatello, Idaho

Austin Young
Pocatello, Idaho