This morning I saw one male Cassin’s Finch hanging out near the feeder with a group of 10 Pine Grosbeak. This is the first one of the winter. Yesterday I observed one Evening Grosbeak also FOY.
Have to wonder where the other Cassin’s are this winter. Was 15 degrees here this morning.
Packsaddle Estates, Tetonia (foothills of the Big Holes)
Greetings, for anyone interested there was a male RNS seen this afternoon in the SW corner of Morris Hill Cemetery in one of the really large pine trees.
Finally, the first group of Bohemian Waxwings in our neighborhood here in the NW end of Teton Valley. I had been seeing a few Cedar Waxwings the past month but today with snow falling, a large group of Bohemians were foraging on service berries with the robins and pine grosbeaks.
Packsaddle Estates, Teton, Idaho, US
Jan 10, 2019 12:55 PM – 3:55 PM
Comments: snow falling, temp > 35 degrees, foggy in valley
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 6 flew over subdivision heading NW
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) 3 in service berry shrub habitat in subdivision, heard them fly and call
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus) 1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group]) 1
Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 40
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 10
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) 55
Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 10
If anyone wants to see grackles there are 9 birds hanging out at the Walmart parking lot in Ontario. I saw 4 males and 5 females today.
I found 4 Greater Yellowlegs at Birding Island South in Payette County. They r on the pond on the right hand side as you drive. As also seen Killdeer and a Wilson’s Snipe.