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Red-headed Rock-fowl,©Tony Disley

31 Jan Ft Smith Afterbay today ["danielcasey55 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
30 Jan Re: Re: Sharp-tailed grouse dancing at Benton Lake ["'Chuck Carlson' chuckcmt AT nemont.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
30 Jan Re: Re: Sharp-tailed grouse dancing at Benton Lake ["Liz Larcom birder AT larcoms.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
30 Jan Re: Sharp-tailed grouse dancing at Benton Lake ["Ben Deeble bddeeble AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
29 Jan Common Redpolls and Pine Grosbeak on Lolo Pass Hwy. ["Andy Stepniewski steppie AT nwinfo.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
29 Jan No snowy owl yet ["Grace Blair cpoodle AT earthlink.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
29 Jan Sharp-tailed grouse dancing at Benton Lake ["Liz Larcom birder AT larcoms.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
29 Jan EURASIAN WIGEON in the Flathead ["Craig Hohenberger asoleado2003 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
29 Jan Snowy Owl ["kwishnie AT hotmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
28 Jan Freezout A.M. ["birder43 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
28 Jan Gull sp ["Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
28 Jan Gallatin Valley ["thomaskallmeyer AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
27 Jan Pine Grosbeaks ["cowgirl AT bresnan.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
27 Jan Re: Freezout-Tues AM ["Memry Hage DUKBSTR AT aol.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
27 Jan Freezout-Tues AM ["Michael Schwitters schwit AT 3rivers.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
27 Jan Bald Eagles and cranes in the Gallatin Valley ["'Robin' pajaros AT wewolcotts.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
27 Jan Re: Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches: Update ["Kitty Knaphus kmknaphus AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
27 Jan FW: eBird Report - Highland Cemetery, Jan 26, 2015 ["Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
26 Jan Re: Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches: Update ["bethmadden64 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
26 Jan Freezout-Monday AM ["Michael Schwitters schwit AT 3rivers.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
26 Jan Re: Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches ["bethmadden64 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
26 Jan Re: Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches ["twodogs759 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
26 Jan Re: Turkey Vulture. ["'Lynn Bacon' lbacon AT terraquaticllc.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
25 Jan Re: Turkey Vulture. ["'Jeff' jeff17_marks AT msn.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
25 Jan Re: Turkey Vulture. ["deafduck52 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
25 Jan Turkey Vulture. ["deafduck52 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
25 Jan Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches ["Beth Madden bethmadden64 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
24 Jan FW: eBird Report - Freezout Lake WMA, Jan 23, 2015 ["Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
24 Jan FW: eBird Report - Teton Pass road, Jan 23, 2015 ["Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
24 Jan FW: eBird Report - Freezout Lake WMA, Jan 23, 2015 ["Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
24 Jan FW: eBird Report - Sunset Hills Cemetery, Jan 23, 2015 ["Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
24 Jan Very interesting ["Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
24 Jan Ft. Peck gulls ["chuckcmt chuckcmt AT nemont.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
24 Jan Re: George Town Lake ["harbour1956 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
24 Jan George Town Lake ["harbour1956 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
23 Jan Re: George Town Lake ["thomaskallmeyer AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
23 Jan Labeling of photos and email posts ["'Chuck Carlson' chuckcmt AT nemont.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
23 Jan Re: George Town Lake ["harbour1956 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
22 Jan Re: Pine Grosbeak calls ["danielcasey55 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
22 Jan Re: George Town Lake ["danielcasey55 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
22 Jan Common Redpolls - Missoula ["tertop AT aol.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
22 Jan George Town Lake ["harbour1956 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
20 Jan Pine Grosbeak calls ["gaia_maid AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
20 Jan Re: FW: eBird Report - Highland Cemetery, Jan 19, 2015 [1 Attachment] ["Larry Carter birder43 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
19 Jan Re: Re: Merlin ["darin.newton AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
19 Jan FW: eBird Report - Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Jan 19, 2015 ["Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
19 Jan FW: eBird Report - Highland Cemetery, Jan 19, 2015 ["Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
19 Jan Red Crossbill behavior ["sendtodebbie AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
19 Jan Re: Re: Merlin ["shirlmt9 AT hotmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
19 Jan Re: Re: Merlin ["Sid Frissell sidfrissell AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
19 Jan Re: Merlin ["shirlmt9 AT hotmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
19 Jan Highland Cemetery ["birder43 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
18 Jan RE: Helena backyad birds ["candjbirds AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
18 Jan Re: MOB photos ["danielcasey55 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
18 Jan MOB photos ["candjbirds AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
18 Jan FW: eBird Report - Highland Cemetery, Jan 18, 2015 ["Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
18 Jan RE: Helena backyad birds ["'Robin' pajaros AT wewolcotts.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
18 Jan Helena backyad birds ["candjbirds AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
18 Jan Re: A great opportunity for young birders via scholarships [1 Attachment] ["Sneed Collard collard AT bigsky.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
17 Jan Meadowlarks at Joliet ["danielcasey55 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
17 Jan A great opportunity for young birders via scholarships ["calidris AT surewest.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
17 Jan Freezout p.m. ["birder43 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
17 Jan Belgrade Sandhill Cranes and Rusty Blackbirds ["samk727 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
16 Jan Northern Pygmy Owl - Jardine ["bethmadden64 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
16 Jan Re: GPS Snowy Owl ["livezeyart AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
15 Jan eBird Workshop, Jan. 22nd in Bozeman ["Lou Ann Harris montlou311 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
14 Jan Freezout Tuesday [1 Attachment] ["Michael Schwitters schwit AT 3rivers.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
13 Jan Re: GPS Snowy Owl ["Stephen stepturner AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
13 Jan GPS Snowy Owl ["danzaz AT sasktel.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
12 Jan Ft. Peck gulls ["chuckcmt chuckcmt AT nemont.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
12 Jan 65 mile loop north of Wolf Point ["thomas Boyer thomglas20 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
11 Jan Paradise Valley area birds ["gjkingfisher AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
11 Jan Western Bluebirds ["thomaskallmeyer AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
11 Jan Great Black-backed Gull, Ft. Peck ["chuckcmt chuckcmt AT nemont.net [MOB-Montana]" ]
11 Jan Re: Yellowtail Dam Afterbay, Fort Smith 12/27/14 ["Joan Ryshavy jyshavy AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" ]
10 Jan Freezout Saturday ["Michael Schwitters schwit AT 3rivers.net [MOB-Montana]" ]

Subject: Ft Smith Afterbay today
From: "danielcasey55 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 31 Jan 2015 15:30:21 -0800
MOB-sters:
 

 I visited the Yellowtail Afterbay at Ft Smith today for the first time. A nice 
diverse mix of waterfowl species was there, including one Cackling 
(Richardson's) Goose and 6 Greater Scaup, among others. My eBird checklist 
follows. I also enjoyed seing how many prairie dogs were out along the road 
from St Xavier to Pryor. 

 

 Dan Casey
 Billings
 

 Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area--Afterbay Reservoir, Big Horn, US-MT
Jan 31, 2015 8:57 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.8 mile(s)
Comments:     Submitted from  BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6
29 species

Cackling Goose (Richardson's) 1 Small, short-necked white-cheeked goose with 
steep forehead and small bill, light edges to scapulars. Photographed: 

Cackling 
Goose (Richardson's) 

Canada Goose  15
Gadwall  87     All on water treatment ponds until I flushed them.
American Wigeon  3
Mallard  200
Northern Shoveler  3     Water treatment ponds.
Redhead  41
Ring-necked Duck  3
Greater Scaup  6
Lesser Scaup  17     15 of these on the water treatment ponds
Bufflehead  19     All on the water treatment ponds
Common Goldeneye  45
Barrow's Goldeneye  9     All downstream of the re-reg dam
Common Merganser  1
Ring-necked Pheasant  1
Horned Grebe  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  156
Killdeer  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Northern Shrike 1 Northern 
Shrike 

Black-billed Magpie  8
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Townsend's Solitaire  1
American Robin  2
Song Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ 
checklist?subID=S21616999 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21616999 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org 
http://ebird.org/) 


 

Subject: Re: Re: Sharp-tailed grouse dancing at Benton Lake
From: "'Chuck Carlson' chuckcmt AT nemont.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:14:33 -0700
It is already more than a month past solstice and days are longer. I’d bet 
that there are many leks with Sharp-tails displaying. 


Chuck Carlson
Ft. Peck

From: mailto:MOB-Montana AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 7:56 AM
To: MOB-Montana AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Re: Sharp-tailed grouse dancing at Benton Lake

  

Really? In late January? The assumption is that lekking is triggered more by 
day-length than weather. 
Subject: Re: Re: Sharp-tailed grouse dancing at Benton Lake
From: "Liz Larcom birder AT larcoms.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:08:56 -0700




Subject: Re: Sharp-tailed grouse dancing at Benton Lake
From: "Ben Deeble bddeeble AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:56:33 -0700
Really?  In late January?  The assumption is that lekking is triggered more
by day-length than weather.
Subject: Common Redpolls and Pine Grosbeak on Lolo Pass Hwy.
From: "Andy Stepniewski steppie AT nwinfo.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:17:09 -0700
Birders,

We stopped along US-12 at Forest Rd. 37 west of Lolo and had a flock of Common 
Redpolls in the creekside alders. These birds then flew downstream. Near Lolo 
Pass was a Pine Grosbeak. Owling in early evening was pretty quiet except for 
one Great Horned Owl at about 4800 feet elevation. 


Andy and Ellen Stepniewski
Wapato WA
steppie AT nwinfo.net

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Subject: No snowy owl yet
From: "Grace Blair cpoodle AT earthlink.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:13:12 -0700
Searched for the snowy this AM in Ruby Valley without success. Will search 
again this evening. Did see about 12 bald eagles, many house finch, x magpies, 
3 northern harriers, 11 wild turkeys, x Canada geese, x mallards, a nice male 
belted kingfisher which was doing lots of "rattling" calls, a few chipping 
sparrows, but no snowy owl ūüėí 


Grace Blair, Sheridan MT

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Subject: Sharp-tailed grouse dancing at Benton Lake
From: "Liz Larcom birder AT larcoms.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:08:44 -0700




Subject:  EURASIAN WIGEON in the Flathead
From: "Craig Hohenberger asoleado2003 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:52:49 +0000 (UTC)
Mob:
Today I found a male EURASIAN WIGEON in a flock of approximately 1500 waterfowl 
along the Flathead River.  The flock is just off the boat ramp on Ranchett's 
Lane off of Riverside Rd.  The flock was comprised of Canada Geese, a few 
Mallards and Ring-necked ducks, large numbers of Canvasbacks, Redheads and 
Greater Scaups, and small numbers of American Wigeons, Common & Hooded 
Mergansers.  There were also numerous Red Crossbills with a few White-winged 
mixed in, and a flock of Common Redpolls. 

cheers, Craig HohenbergerCreston
Subject: Snowy Owl
From: "kwishnie AT hotmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Jan 2015 08:30:39 -0800
Last night, there was a Snowy Owl hanging around the side of 287 just outside 
of Sheridan going south. That's the first one I've ever seen and it was a 
thrill. In a couple days, we'll go back and see if it's there in the daylight. 


Kathy
Virginia City
 

Subject: Freezout A.M.
From: "birder43 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Jan 2015 18:41:42 -0800
Mob, checked out Freezout this morning. A lot of Canada Geese on the mostly 
frozen lake this morning. there was some open water near the south end. Saw an 
estimated 800 Canada Geese with two very light plumage birds in the large 
flock. Saw an estimated 700 Malarrds as well. Did see 4 Common Goldeneyes in 
with the mallards and the Canada geese. One lone Bald Eagle was looking over 
the flocks of Canada Geese and the Mallards. Saw a few Tree Sparrows and 6 
Horned Larks with 4 Red-winged Blackbirds at the south end of the lake. All for 
now, good birding Larry Carter Fairfield 
Subject: Gull sp
From: "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:02:04 -0700
Well I saw a gull fly up the river below me as I was looking down at Black
Eagle Dam, then it flew back down the river. I could not find it again. I
just could not get  good look at it. I kind of think it could have been a
Herring Gull but can not say for sure. Arla Eckert Great Falls




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Subject: Gallatin Valley
From: "thomaskallmeyer AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Jan 2015 07:13:58 -0800
Greetings MOBsters,
 

 Katie Heath and I had a good day of birding around the Gallatin Valley 
yesterday, starting in Sunset Hills Cemetery and including Cherry River Access, 
Milligan Canyon and Central Park Pond near Manhattan. We did find 2 Blue Jays 
on Hillside Drive in Bozeman, saw and did not hear a Virginia Rail at Cherry 
River (right next to the parking area where there is a little open water). We 
also noted a lot of activity at Central Park Pond which is partly frozen over 
including at least 26 Trumpeter Swans (many first year), Common and Barrow's 
Goldeneye, American Wigeon, Ring-necked Ducks, Mallards and Canada Geese along 
with a single male Bufflehead and single Canvasback. 

 

 Today we will go back to the cemetery to try to find White-winged Crossbill 
then out to 4 Corners for the Ferruginous Hawk that's been seen West of there 
and finally to Buffalo Jump State Park to try for Long-eared Owl. 

 

 A few pics posted to album T. Kallmeyer.
 

 Good Birding,
 Thomas Kallmeyer, Missoula
Subject: Pine Grosbeaks
From: "cowgirl AT bresnan.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Jan 2015 16:06:35 -0800
After reading the article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle about birding in 
winter and noticing that 

there were Pine Grosbeaks at Gardner Park in Bozeman, I headed over there Jan. 
15 and saw approximately 20. On Sunday, Jan. 18, my husband and I saw only 2. 

 

Subject: Re: Freezout-Tues AM
From: "Memry Hage DUKBSTR AT aol.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:26:30 -0700
Speck?

Sent from Russ's I phone 5.

> On Jan 27, 2015, at 3:04 PM, Michael Schwitters schwit AT 3rivers.net 
[MOB-Montana]  wrote: 

> 
> Howdy MOB.
> Continuing mild weather took me back out to Freezout Lake WMA again this 
> morning.
> The small areas of open water are attracting more waterfowl. The Canada 
> Goose count was up to 1,413, Mallards were about 300 and a dozen Common 
> Goldeneyes. One of the geese was very light in color...light gray and 
> white.
> Mike Schwitters
> Choteau MT
> 
> 
Subject: Freezout-Tues AM
From: "Michael Schwitters schwit AT 3rivers.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:04:16 -0700
Howdy MOB.
Continuing mild weather took me back out to Freezout Lake WMA again this 
morning.
The small areas of open water are attracting more waterfowl.  The Canada 
Goose count was up to 1,413, Mallards were about 300 and a dozen Common 
Goldeneyes.  One of the geese was very light in color...light gray and 
white.
Mike Schwitters
Choteau MT




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Subject: Bald Eagles and cranes in the Gallatin Valley
From: "'Robin' pajaros AT wewolcotts.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:30:45 -0700
Hi Mobsters

It was a hot day in the Gallatin Valley yesterday as Richard and I circled
the area.  We tried without success for David Coffin's Rosy-finches on the
east side of the valley then navigated a sloppy road to Maudlow for a very
quiet lunch stop.  We found a bunch of Bald Eagles on Burnt Road but no
Rusty Blackbirds.  We found a pair of Golden Eagles inspecting a stick nest
in a TREE on Dry Creek Rd.  But the real coup was hearing, then seeing two
Sandhill Cranes on Hamilton Rd just east of Dry Creek Rd near Belgrade,
probably the same birds Sam Koenen found earlier.  This area is used for
staging each fall and often sports over 200 cranes.  Interestingly while we
enjoyed 59 Bald Eagles around the valley for the day, we never saw a
Rough-legged Hawk.  

Cheers and good eBirding,

Robin Wolcott

Bozeman

 
Subject: Re: Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches: Update
From: "Kitty Knaphus kmknaphus AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:20:53 +0000 (UTC)
We have been feeding up to 300 Rosy-Finches this winter also.  We have had 
Rosy-Finches here in low to high (430) numbers since 2008 when we started 
Feeder Watch.  We call them our foul weather birds as they show up with the 
snow/bitter cold weather and disperse when it warms or the snow cover 
retreats.  Last weekend's count was down to 65 from a high of 250 on Jan. 9.  
This week with the snow almost gone and the really warm temperatures they are 
down a lot  more and those that show up spend much less time at the feeders.  
We have also noticed that they will often anticipate bad weather by showing up 
at the feeders the day before it forecast to arrive. 2012-2013 was our biggest 
year with Rosies at the feeders from early November to mid- March.  We have 
seen only the Hepburn's and Interior races of Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, no Black 
Rosy-Finch. 

Kitty & Kris Knaphus778 10 Mile RoadCascade, MT
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Highland Cemetery, Jan 26, 2015
From: "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:44:20 -0700
Arla Eckert Great Falls
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From: 
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:39:58 -0500 (EST)
To: 
Subject: eBird Report - Highland Cemetery, Jan 26, 2015

Highland Cemetery, Cascade, US-MT
Jan 26, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     most of snow gone, no puddles today, wind and very warm, of
interest is the one missing bird that should be here. In all the times I
have checked I can not find a Townsend's Solitaire this is strange for this
site.
6 species (+1 other taxa)

Buteo sp.  1     did not get a good view
Great Horned Owl  2     saw the pair of owls near the nest site
Northern Flicker  1
Black-billed Magpie  4
Black-capped Chickadee  7     saw 7 at one time but think there were more
European Starling  60
Pine Grosbeak  1

View this checklist online at
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Subject: Re: Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches: Update
From: "bethmadden64 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Jan 2015 19:57:33 -0800
Apparently this extremely balmy weather has changed the rosy finch feeding 
patterns... 

This from David:
"So I've been getting lots of emails and a couple of calls about coming to see 
the rosy finches and two parties came out this am but just a small handful of 
birds showed up. I believe with all the melting that took place over the last 3 
days it has opened up a lot of ground up in the foothills where the birds 
prefer to feed. It may be that there won't be much to see until we get some 
snow and colder weather. I'm wondering if we might want to update that post on 
the mob site? I'm open to folks coming over but it's a long drive not to see 
any birds!!" 


Will try and keep you posted.
Subject: Freezout-Monday AM
From: "Michael Schwitters schwit AT 3rivers.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:35:54 -0700
Howdy MOB,
I visited Freezout this morning to see how the mild weather is treating 
the Area.
There are now a few areas of open water.  Birds seen include about 400 
Canada Geese, Mallards (about 50) Common Goldeneye (10), a Northern 
Harrier and a handful of American Tree Sparrows.
Mike Schwitters
Choteau MT



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Subject: Re: Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches
From: "bethmadden64 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Jan 2015 12:47:13 -0800
It is dcperegrine AT gmail.com mailto:dcperegrine AT gmail.com   
or you can call or text him at 599-0157

Beth
Subject: Re: Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches
From: "twodogs759 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Jan 2015 11:39:13 -0800
Beth,

Tried to e-mail him and the message came back undeliverable. Can you 
double-check? Thanks! 
Subject: Re: Turkey Vulture.
From: "'Lynn Bacon' lbacon AT terraquaticllc.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:18:07 -0700
This sighting should be documented in e-bird?  Sound like a TUVU to me.  We
should document these sightings as over the next decade, if (as) climate
change is becoming more evident, avian movements and timing may prove (are
in fact) very interesting.

 

 

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Subject: Re: Turkey Vulture.
From: "'Jeff' jeff17_marks AT msn.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:44:21 -0800
Hi Drake,

I don't know if your medications require an adjustment, but if you're really 
been birding for 50 decades I want whatever medications you've been on! 


Turkey Vultures certainly are not normally seen in Montana in January. That 
said, at least 3 credible sightings exist between late Dec and late Feb. 


Jeff

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  Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2015 5:36 PM
  Subject: [MOB-Montana] Turkey Vulture.


    

 Hello MOBsters. My name is Drake Reed. I reside in Helena Montana. My skill 
level and birding intensity has varied through some fifty decades decades of 
birding. I have followed your wonderful postings for a number of years. I have 
probably said "Hello" to a number of you. ( I carry a very large lens, and my 
Montana license plates say "BIRDZ"). What prompts me to post, is I am fairly 
certain I saw a turkey vulture on the drive between Choteau and Fairfield this 
afternoon. No good place to pull over, but a V-shaped wing configuration and a 
teetering soaring pattern, leaves me in little doubt. Is this possible, or do 
my medications require yet another adjustment? Thanks! 



  
Subject: Re: Turkey Vulture.
From: "deafduck52 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Jan 2015 17:57:28 -0800
Please forgive me. The sighting was actually between Augusta and Fairfield. The 
borrow pits are deep enough to be National Monuments, no place to pull off. 


                                                  Thank You again.  
                                                   Drake.
Subject: Turkey Vulture.
From: "deafduck52 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Jan 2015 17:36:55 -0800
Hello MOBsters. My name is Drake Reed. I reside in Helena Montana. My skill 
level and birding intensity has varied through some fifty decades decades of 
birding. I have followed your wonderful postings for a number of years. I have 
probably said "Hello" to a number of you. ( I carry a very large lens, and my 
Montana license plates say "BIRDZ"). What prompts me to post, is I am fairly 
certain I saw a turkey vulture on the drive between Choteau and Fairfield this 
afternoon. No good place to pull over, but a V-shaped wing configuration and a 
teetering soaring pattern, leaves me in little doubt. Is this possible, or do 
my medications require yet another adjustment? Thanks! 
Subject: Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches
From: "Beth Madden bethmadden64 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:48:23 -0700
Outside of Bozeman, at 17600 Rocky Mountain Road, David Coffin is feeding
hundreds of rosy finches daily these days.  They are mostly Interior and
Hepburn's races of Gray-crowned Rosy Finches, but maybe 2-5% are Black Rosy
Finches, so a great opportunity for anyone wanting to view them. Fun to
peruse and check out the plumages.  He is very open to people coming to see
them and welcomed a MOB post.  He feeds about a half gallon of seed in the
morning and then they clean it out, so morning is best.  Viewing would be
great from a car in his driveway or from his deck as well.  Also many
evening grosbeaks and other usual lovelies, and accipiters haunting the
scene.  You can email him at dcperegrine AT gmail.com to plan a visit.
Beth M.
Livingston
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Freezout Lake WMA, Jan 23, 2015
From: "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:20:33 -0700
Arla Eckert Great Falls
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Freezout Lake WMA, Teton, US-MT
Jan 23, 2015 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     on way home, wind
2 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Merlin  1
sparrow sp.  1

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Teton Pass road, Jan 23, 2015
From: "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:19:46 -0700
Arla Eckert Great Falls
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Teton Pass road, Teton, US-MT
Jan 23, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Historical
Comments:     road from Cave MT on was a sheet of wet ice, very windy, by
afternoon the ice was getting a little softer
3 species

Gray Jay  3     these were at the ski area
Townsend's Solitaire  2     at the end of the ponds after Cave MT
Pine Grosbeak  1     very fast look before the Townsend's Solitaire chased
it away, think I heard some more on up the road

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Freezout Lake WMA, Jan 23, 2015
From: "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:18:55 -0700
Arla Eckert Great Falls
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Freezout Lake WMA, Teton, US-MT
Jan 23, 2015 9:20 PM - 10:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     wind
5 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X     fly over
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  1     camping area
Northern Shrike  1     point Q on map, boat ramp pond 5
Black-billed Magpie  5     Garage grove
Common Raven  2     fly over
sparrow sp.  2     very fast fly by

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Sunset Hills Cemetery, Jan 23, 2015
From: "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:18:07 -0700
Arla Eckert Great Falls
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Sunset Hills Cemetery, Teton, US-MT
Jan 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     snow in some places, windy
2 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  20     these were just down the road toward Freezout
Lake
Black-billed Magpie  4

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Subject: Very interesting
From: "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:16:59 -0700
I have no clue if any one else was having this problem or not. I looked and
looked under more, files and all over MOB and could not find this years Big
List. Tried again tonight and there it was, in the same place I had looked
before. I have an old MAC and am running an old program. I added in the
birds I had seen that others had not put in yet. Arla Eckert Great Falls




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Subject: Ft. Peck gulls
From: "chuckcmt chuckcmt AT nemont.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:39:59 -0700
Mobsters 
It has been 5 days now since the Great Black-backed Gull has been seen here. It 
appears that it has moved on. The Herring Gull is still hanging around.  


One of the pelicans that was here earlier evidently died as the carcass is 
obvious on the river bank now that the snow is mostly gone.  


Chuck Carlson 
Ft. Peck


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Subject: Re: George Town Lake
From: "harbour1956 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Jan 2015 09:19:23 -0800
almost forgot. Posted by Dan harbour from Lewistown






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Subject: George Town Lake
From: "harbour1956 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Jan 2015 09:16:30 -0800
 spent two days looking for Great Grey owls at Georgetown lake. I looked hard 
but no luck. It was very warm here it is 42 degrees this morning perhaps that 
had something to do with it. I talked to some locals who said they see them all 
the time. Perhaps I will have better luck next time. 


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Subject: Re: George Town Lake
From: "thomaskallmeyer AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Jan 2015 16:42:53 -0800
Dan, Katie Heath and I scoured Georgetown Lake on New Year's Day, no Great 
Grays found, although that's old information. Take a drive around the lake and 
check each campground. I think it's more likely to see one on the Southern 
side, as the timber there is taller, thicker and closer to the road. I had one 
Great Gray there on New Year's Day 2014 on the road into the first campground 
on the Southern Side. 


 Thomas Kallmeyer, Missoula
Subject: Labeling of photos and email posts
From: "'Chuck Carlson' chuckcmt AT nemont.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:14:23 -0700
MOB

I guess it’s time to remind folks of what is asked for in each photo or 
message posted to MOB. The purpose of the site is to provide up-to-date 
information on bird sightings, and other things bird-wise, from throughout 
Montana. To do this requires certain information related to each sighting or 
photo posted. 


The site asks that all photos be labeled with a species name and date and 
general location where the photo was taken. 


In addition email posts should contain the location of the sightings you post, 
and should contain your name at the end of each message you post 


Chuck Carlson
Moderator
Subject: Re: George Town Lake
From: "harbour1956 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Jan 2015 07:01:37 -0800
dan harbour. I am staying near Phillipsburg. My hometown is Lewistown

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Subject: Re: Pine Grosbeak calls
From: "danielcasey55 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Jan 2015 16:23:16 -0800
Your location? 

 Dan Casey
 Billings
Subject: Re: George Town Lake
From: "danielcasey55 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Jan 2015 16:22:51 -0800
Your name and location, please. 

 Dan Casey
 Billings
Subject: Common Redpolls - Missoula
From: "tertop AT aol.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:09:40 -0500
Hello Mobbers,

This afternoon I saw 3 Common Redpolls on the Open Space Trail at the north end 
of Timberlane road in Lincolnwood up the Rattlesnake in Missoula (whew). 

They were in some aspens by the bridge over Rattlesnake Creek just north of the 
kiosk. There was also a Townsend's Solitaire by the kiosk. 


Terry Toppins
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Missoula
Subject: George Town Lake
From: "harbour1956 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Jan 2015 09:27:20 -0800
I am in the Georgetown Lake area for a couple of days. I would appreciate any 
tips or sightings on great gray owls. that would be a lifer 4 me. 



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Subject: Pine Grosbeak calls
From: "gaia_maid AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Jan 2015 10:04:01 -0800
Hello, all,
Yesterday I stepped outside just in time to hear pine grosbeaks high in a pine 
treetop doing a fascinating call. It was a soft chirr, descending notes, 
delivered in a cycling fashion, and I think it was vocalized by several birds, 
because I could hear one cycle not yet ended when another round was beginning. 
It reminded me of the way cicadas or locusts sound, as it went on a bit and 
then just stopped. Has anyone else heard this sort of call? Any idea as to what 
it might indicate? 


We have these birds at our feeders every day and I am familiar with their usual 
chirrups, but what I heard yesterday was almost like a musical droning. 


We also have many gray-crowned rosefinches and a few evening grosbeaks around 
but I didn't see them at the time I saw the p. G.'s. 

Roxanna

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Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Highland Cemetery, Jan 19, 2015 [1 Attachment]
From: "Larry Carter birder43 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:34:03 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Arla, saw some of the Pine Grosbeaks drinking from a pool.  Got some photos 
at the base of one of the conifers.  You saw Cedar Waxwings sure looked like 
Bohemian Waxwings.  The most important thing is I got a new life list bird the 
Pine Grosbeak.  Photo enclosed.  good birding Larry Carter 


 On Monday, January 19, 2015 10:02 PM, "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net 
[MOB-Montana]"  wrote: 

   

   Checked again today since I wanted to take photos, which I got, a number of 

birds were getting drinks from the water pools.Arla Eckert Great Falls
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Highland Cemetery, Cascade, US-MT
Jan 19, 2015 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: snow on ground, some pools of water, some wind
11 species

Canada Goose 5
Rough-legged Hawk 1
Great Horned Owl 1
Northern Flicker 1
Black-billed Magpie 4
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1
American Robin 2
Cedar Waxwing 9
Pine Grosbeak 13

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Subject: Re: Re: Merlin
From: "darin.newton AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Jan 2015 21:13:51 -0800
I can definitely see the link as well. Luckily I read the link and didn't click 
on it. 


 Darin Newton 
 Belle Fourche, SD
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Jan 19, 2015
From: "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:03:10 -0700
Arla Eckert Great Falls
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Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Cascade, US-MT
Jan 19, 2015 3:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     snow on ground with areas of bare ground
5 species

Black-billed Magpie  6
Black-capped Chickadee  X
Mountain Chickadee  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  X
European Starling  60

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Highland Cemetery, Jan 19, 2015
From: "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:02:18 -0700
Checked again today since I wanted to take photos, which I got, a number of
birds were getting drinks from the water pools.Arla Eckert Great Falls
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Highland Cemetery, Cascade, US-MT
Jan 19, 2015 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     snow on ground, some pools of water, some wind
11 species

Canada Goose  5
Rough-legged Hawk  1
Great Horned Owl  1
Northern Flicker  1
Black-billed Magpie  4
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown Creeper  1
American Robin  2
Cedar Waxwing  9
Pine Grosbeak  13

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Subject: Red Crossbill behavior
From: "sendtodebbie AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Jan 2015 20:48:24 -0800
 Today I observed a flock of Red Crossbills persistently working on the edge of 
the cedar shakes on a cabin roof in Glacier Park. They had created a 
considerable amount of erosion on the shakes, pecking at the wood and 
apparently eating it. I took several photos, and by all observation they did 
appear to be eating the pieces of wood they were able to get loose. Has anyone 
else observed this type of behavior from these birds? There were plenty of 
trees around with an abundance of cones, but they did not seem interested in 
any of that at all. 

  
 Debbie Krantz, Polson
Subject: Re: Re: Merlin
From: "shirlmt9 AT hotmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Jan 2015 19:01:43 -0800
hey, sid: the link was at the bottom of your post, right under your 
name/location and right above the line, 'sent from sid frissell's ipad'. i read 
your post too quickly and thought the link after your name was to your merlin 
photos, which it's definitely not. i don't know how that link got attached to 
your post to the group, but i just wanted to warn anyone else reading too fast 
not to click on it. i do have a screen capture but darned if i know how to post 
it in this message thread. i can't be the only one that sees it, can i? 


 shawn r., somers
Subject: Re: Re: Merlin
From: "Sid Frissell sidfrissell AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:12:39 -0700
I don't remember adding a link. I just followed the MOB instructions for 
posting a photo to my album. Hope I didn't do something to cause this site link 
to be added. Sorry all 


Sid Frissell
Stevensville
.

Sent From Sid Frissell's iPad

> On Jan 19, 2015, at 6:23 PM, shirlmt9 AT hotmail.com [MOB-Montana] 
 wrote: 

> 
> WARNING: sid, the link you posted to pix of the merlin is actually a link to 
child porn. everyone else, don't click! 

> 
> 
> shawn richmond, somers
> 
Subject: Re: Merlin
From: "shirlmt9 AT hotmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Jan 2015 17:23:13 -0800
WARNING: sid, the link you posted to pix of the merlin is actually a link to 
child porn. everyone else, don't click! 


 shawn richmond, somers
Subject: Highland Cemetery
From: "birder43 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Jan 2015 16:34:39 -0800
MOB A trip to the Highland really paid off. I saw a lifer today by observing a 
total of 22 Pine Grosbeaks at the Highland Cemetery what a day this was. Other 
birds seen there were a few Black-capped Chickadees, one Red-shafted Flicker 2 
Red-br. Nuthatch and 12 Bohemian Waxwings all new for the year. Good birding 
Larry Carter Fairfield 
Subject: RE: Helena backyad birds
From: "candjbirds AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Jan 2015 22:24:25 -0800
Robin - sorry, been posting on here for a while and forget these things. Chad 
Adams, Helena, MT 

And to make the post bird related, I posted a couple of blue jay photos - 
really need to get a new camera one of these days but got a couple that looked 
better than just blue blobs. 
Subject: Re: MOB photos
From: "danielcasey55 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Jan 2015 22:01:04 -0800
candjbirds (Please put your name in your posts): 

 Click on Photos. Click on Albums. Click on your album. Click on Edit. Make 
changes, click Save. 

 

 Voila.
 

 Dan Casey
 Billings
Subject: MOB photos
From: "candjbirds AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Jan 2015 21:21:16 -0800
I should know this, but can someone tell me how to change your own photo titles 
once the photos have been uploaded, or do I need to do this before uploading 
them. Thanks. 

 

Subject: FW: eBird Report - Highland Cemetery, Jan 18, 2015
From: "Arla Eckert turtle AT mt.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:28:18 -0700
Arla Eckert Great Falls
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Highland Cemetery, Cascade, US-MT
Jan 18, 2015 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     very windy with lots of snow on the ground, a few bare places.
about 41 degrees
10 species

Rough-legged Hawk  1     fly over
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  1
Black-billed Magpie  5
Common Raven  3
Black-capped Chickadee  3
American Robin  1
European Starling  3
Cedar Waxwing  11
Pine Grosbeak  9
House Finch  1

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Subject: RE: Helena backyad birds
From: "'Robin' pajaros AT wewolcotts.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:58:55 -0700
And WHO are YOU candjbirds?

 

Robin Wolcott

Bozeman, MT

 

From: MOB-Montana AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:MOB-Montana AT yahoogroups.com] 
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:09 PM
To: MOB-Montana AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Helena backyad birds

 

  

Warmish weather brought a bunch of birds to the backyard this morning. Raucous 
calls of Blue Jays woke me up, and looked out to see five Blue Jays looking for 
peanuts, so took some out for them and they stuck around for a while. Also had 
Flicker, Magpies, Crows, House Finches, Eurasian Collared Doves, Mountain 
Chickadee and Red Breasted Nuthatch. 


 


Subject: Helena backyad birds
From: "candjbirds AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Jan 2015 11:08:41 -0800
Warmish weather brought a bunch of birds to the backyard this morning. Raucous 
calls of Blue Jays woke me up, and looked out to see five Blue Jays looking for 
peanuts, so took some out for them and they stuck around for a while. Also had 
Flicker, Magpies, Crows, House Finches, Eurasian Collared Doves, Mountain 
Chickadee and Red Breasted Nuthatch. 

 

Subject: Re: A great opportunity for young birders via scholarships [1 Attachment]
From: "Sneed Collard collard AT bigsky.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:56:00 -0700
Thanks so much for posting this. I think we have a potential applicant :)

Best,

Sneed

On Jan 17, 2015, at 11:17 PM, "calidris AT surewest.net [MOB-Montana]" 
 wrote: 


> 
> 
> If you know of any young birders that would relish the opportunity to attend 
the meeting of the Western Field Ornithologists in Billings on June 10-14, 
scholarships are available. Besides a wide variety of field trips, some 20 in 
all to choose from, there will be workshops on flycatchers (Dan Casey), raptors 
(Steve Hoffman), sparrows (Jon Dunn), bird song (Nathan Peiplow), owls (Denver 
Holt), electronics in birding (Catherine Waters) plus a keynote talk on 
Mountain Plovers in Montana (Steven Dinsmore). This and a chance to learn about 
birds and their environments via the scientific sessions during two afternoons 
all add up to an outstanding opportunity for youngsters grade 6 through 12 to 
become better acquainted with birds. The deadline for applications has been 
extended to February 9, 2015. Here is the official announcement: 

> 
> 
> 
> Hello Birders:
>  
> Up to four Pasadena Audubon/Western Field Ornithologists Youth Scholarships 
are being offered to the Western Field Ornithologists conference in Billings, 
Montana June 10-14, 2015. The competitive scholarships are available to 
students in Grades 6 through 12. Applications are being accepted from December 
29 through January 20. The WFO conference offers the opportunity for young, 
motivated youth to meet some of the people who earn their living and/or 
volunteer in field ornithology, bird conservation, biology and other 
distinguished fields. 

> Follow this link to the scholarship opportunity: 
www.westernfieldornithologists.org 

> 
> I hope we can represent Montana with some active young birders!
> 
> Ed Harper
> Bozeman/Sacramento
> 
>  
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 

Sneed B. Collard III
3119 Cummins Way
Missoula, MT   59802
(406)721-2783
www.sneedbcollardiii.com
www.buckinghorsebooks.com


Subject: Meadowlarks at Joliet
From: "danielcasey55 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Jan 2015 22:40:05 -0800
MOB-sters:
 

 I took a drive through parts of Carbon and Stillwater Counties today. My best 
find was a group of seven Western Meadowlarks along the highway a few miles NE 
of Joliet. Photos posted. 

 

 Dan Casey
 Billings
Subject: A great opportunity for young birders via scholarships
From: "calidris AT surewest.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Jan 2015 22:17:00 -0800
If you know of any young birders that would relish the opportunity to attend 
the meeting of the Western Field Ornithologists in Billings on June 10-14, 
scholarships are available. Besides a wide variety of field trips, some 20 in 
all to choose from, there will be workshops on flycatchers (Dan Casey), raptors 
(Steve Hoffman), sparrows (Jon Dunn), bird song (Nathan Peiplow), owls (Denver 
Holt), electronics in birding (Catherine Waters) plus a keynote talk on 
Mountain Plovers in Montana (Steven Dinsmore). This and a chance to learn about 
birds and their environments via the scientific sessions during two afternoons 
all add up to an outstanding opportunity for youngsters grade 6 through 12 to 
become better acquainted with birds. The deadline for applications has been 
extended to February 9, 2015. Here is the official announcement: 

 

 Hello Birders:
  
 Up to four Pasadena Audubon/Western Field Ornithologists Youth Scholarships 
are being offered to the Western Field Ornithologists conference in Billings, 
Montana June 10-14, 2015. The competitive scholarships are available to 
students in Grades 6 through 12. Applications are being accepted from December 
29 through January 20. The WFO conference offers the opportunity for young, 
motivated youth to meet some of the people who earn their living and/or 
volunteer in field ornithology, bird conservation, biology and other 
distinguished fields. 

 Follow this link to the scholarship opportunity: 
www.westernfieldornithologists.org http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/ 

 

 I hope we can represent Montana with some active young birders!
 

 Ed Harper
 Bozeman/Sacramento
 
  
 

Subject: Freezout p.m.
From: "birder43 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Jan 2015 17:50:01 -0800
MOB, checked out Freezout this windy afternoon. Freezout is still frozen. 
Really quiet at Freezout with very few birds seen. Did see first Golden Eagle 
for the year a juvenile. At the boat ramp saw 24 Red-winged Blackbirds a first 
for the year. Three Tree Sparrows and 26 Sharp-tailed Grouse. All for now, good 
birding Larry Carter Fairfield 
Subject: Belgrade Sandhill Cranes and Rusty Blackbirds
From: "samk727 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Jan 2015 14:53:58 -0800
Mobbers,
 

 While birding this morning, I spotted two flying Sandhill Cranes near the 
intersection of Dry Creek Rd and Hamilton Rd north of Belgrade. This is easily 
the earliest date I have for this species. 

 

 Half an hour later, while glassing through a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds 
along Burnt Rd, I found two Rusty Blackbirds. Both had a pale supercilium under 
a rusty cap and distinctly rusty upperparts. 

 

 I also counted 44 swans at Central Park Pond, including 1 Tundra Swan.
 

 Good birding!
 

 Sam Koenen
 Bozeman
Subject: Northern Pygmy Owl - Jardine
From: "bethmadden64 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Jan 2015 15:42:53 -0800
Hi Mobsters,
Yesterday (1/15) I was treated to some great viewing of a Northern Pygmy Owl 
right on the power line along the road into the 'town' of Jardine (outside 
Gardiner), near some cabins just before crossing the bridge. From a distance I 
thought it must be a shrike, out in the open like that on a wire, but sure 
enough, it was a tiny owl, busy hunting along the road there. Cool! I told a 
friend who looked for it later in the day and did not see it there. 


Beth 
Livingston
 

Subject: Re: GPS Snowy Owl
From: "livezeyart AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Jan 2015 06:21:36 -0800
Hey Stephen, while you wait for a reply, wanna go grab a beer sometime?  Dale
Subject: eBird Workshop, Jan. 22nd in Bozeman
From: "Lou Ann Harris montlou311 AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:08:10 -0800
Dear MOBsters,

For anyone who lives in the Bozeman area and would like to learn more about 
eBird: Sacajawea Audubon is offering a free workshop on Jan. 22nd, 6:30 p.m. at 
Bozeman Public Library (small conference room). 


For more information, visit our website at www.sacajaweaaudubon.org, or 
register by calling Paulette Epple at 406-580-6186. 


Thanks!

Lou Ann Harris
Bozeman, MT

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Subject: Freezout Tuesday [1 Attachment]
From: "Michael Schwitters schwit AT 3rivers.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:30:05 -0700
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MOB,
A visit to Freezout Lake yesterday found the same winter birds. This 
included one Red-winged Blackbird and my year's first Prairie Falcon.  
The falcon let me get fairly close and we had a nice conversation...see 
attached photo.
Mike Schwitters
Choteau MT


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Subject: Re: GPS Snowy Owl
From: "Stephen stepturner AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:28:52 -0700
Dan,

Are you associated with Project SNOWstorm?

Stephen Turner
Helena MT

> On Jan 13, 2015, at 8:26 AM, "danzaz AT sasktel.net [MOB-Montana]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> "April" the female Snowy Owl fitted with a GPS transmitter, gave good quality 
signals this morning (last week, not so good - maybe too much overcast to 
recharge the battery?). She is hanging around some cultivated fields 20 miles 
southwest of Homestead and 20 miles northeast of Poplar. Last week it appears 
she spent time in some rough looking native pasture just west of this week's 
location. A good quality signal this morning was at N 48 21' 53" W 104 56' 42". 

> 
> 
> 
> Last Wednesday we were able to attach another transmitter to a mature female 
in southwest Saskatchewan. Her next transmissions should be made on Thursday 
(192 hour cycle as opposed to "April"s 168 hour cycle). Will she stay in 
Saskatchewan or will she move south as well? 

> 
> 
> 
> Dan Zazelenchuk
> 
> 
> 
> Matador, Saskatchewan
> 
> 
Subject: GPS Snowy Owl
From: "danzaz AT sasktel.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Jan 2015 07:26:14 -0800
"April" the female Snowy Owl fitted with a GPS transmitter, gave good quality 
signals this morning (last week, not so good - maybe too much overcast to 
recharge the battery?). She is hanging around some cultivated fields 20 miles 
southwest of Homestead and 20 miles northeast of Poplar. Last week it appears 
she spent time in some rough looking native pasture just west of this week's 
location. A good quality signal this morning was at N 48 21' 53" W 104 56' 42". 

 

 Last Wednesday we were able to attach another transmitter to a mature female 
in southwest Saskatchewan. Her next transmissions should be made on Thursday 
(192 hour cycle as opposed to "April"s 168 hour cycle). Will she stay in 
Saskatchewan or will she move south as well? 

 

 Dan Zazelenchuk
 

 Matador, Saskatchewan
Subject: Ft. Peck gulls
From: "chuckcmt chuckcmt AT nemont.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:58:14 -0700
Mobsters

While looking for the Great Black-backed this afternoon I noticed a large white 
something sitting on the ice and thought it might be a Snowy Owl. When I got 
the scope on it it turned out to be a pelican. This was a new one for me. I've 
never seen a pelican on ice before. It appears to be in good health as it was 
preening and stretching. I will post a photo taken at long range later. By the 
way, the Great Black-backed and a Herring gull were also out there.  


Chuck Carlson 
Ft. Peck 
Subject: 65 mile loop north of Wolf Point
From: "thomas Boyer thomglas20 AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:22:02 -0800




Subject: Paradise Valley area birds
From: "gjkingfisher AT gmail.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Jan 2015 18:06:46 -0800
Hi Mobsters, Yesterday as I drove down the Mill Creek road my wife and I saw a 
flock of about 75 Common Redpolls and shortly thereafter a flock of at least 
500 Bohemian Waxwings feeding on a hillside patch of junipers. We were a few 
miles east of the Paradise Valley floor. Later as we drove back towards 
Livingston on the Pine Creek road we were treated to the sight of a beautiful 
light adult Ferruginous Hawk at very close range. What's with all the Ferrugies 
in SW Montana this winter? This is the 4th one I've heard of in the past couple 
of weeks. George Kelly, Livingston 

 

Subject: Western Bluebirds
From: "thomaskallmeyer AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Jan 2015 15:35:21 -0800
Greetings MOBsters,
 

 Today while leaving Dodd Ranch at the top of Butler Creek Road in Missoula I 
observed a flock of 10 Western Bluebirds. Images posted to album T. Kallmeyer. 

 

 Good Birding,
 Thomas Kallmeyer, Missoula
Subject: Great Black-backed Gull, Ft. Peck
From: "chuckcmt chuckcmt AT nemont.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:45:04 -0700
Mobsters 

I found the gull this afternoon just below the power plants. It was the only 
gull seen. It appears that the full complement of Common Meegansers have 
arrived. I made a rough count of 400 there also.  


Chuck Carlson 
Ft. Peck 
Subject: Re: Yellowtail Dam Afterbay, Fort Smith 12/27/14
From: "Joan Ryshavy jyshavy AT yahoo.com [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:45:49 -0700

Sent from my iPad

> On Dec 30, 2014, at 2:28 PM, 'jaythom AT juno.com' jaythom AT juno.com 
[MOB-Montana]  wrote: 

> 
> MOB -
>  
> We took a trip from Billings down to Hardin and the Big Horn Valley to Fort 
Smith on Saturday, December 27th before the latest cold weather hit. This 
valley has a very high raptor population in winter - it seems similar to the 
Mission Vally and west side of Flathead Lake in western Montana for raptor 
density. 

>  
> Trip highlights include numerous Red-tailed Hawks including a very light 
morph (possibly a Krider's), Rough-legged Hawks of all morphs, American 
Kestrel, 2 immature & 1 adult Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, 
Sharp-tailed Grouse, Northern Shrike, Belted Kingfisher, Townsend's Solitaire, 
American Robin, 3 Western Meadowlark, 200+ Red-winged Blackbirds all in one 
flock in 2 trees by unharvested corn fields close to Fort Smith, 3 Gray-crowned 
Rosy-Finch in the town, and on the Afterbay the crowds of Canada Geese (many 
very small Lesser race but I am not sure if any were Cackling), Mallards, 
Common Goldeneye, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, American 
Wigeon, American Coots, a few Bufflehead and one lone Scaup - probably Lesser. 

>  
> No gulls were seen (I am envious of the Fort Peck rarities and thought 
perhaps some would be found, but didn't see a single one), and no Long-necked 
Duck or other unusual waterfowl. 

>  
> We took the road from St. Xavier to Pryor on the way back to Billings and 
found 12 Gray Partridge just east of Pryor. 

>  
> Happy New Year!
>  
> Jan & Jay Thom
> west Billings
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Subject: Freezout Saturday
From: "Michael Schwitters schwit AT 3rivers.net [MOB-Montana]" <MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:11:23 -0700
Howdy MOB,
I visited Freezout Lake this morning...+24F and 3-4 inches of snow and 
no open water.  No waterfowl but a few winter birds.  Several flocks of 
American Tree Sparrow and Horned Larks.  Ring-necked Pheasants, 
Sharp-tailed Grouse, a Common Raven and, of course, Black-billed 
Magpies.  The best bird was a flock of seven Red-winged Blackbirds, they 
appeared to be first winter birds.  Checking my records, this may be the 
first time Red-wingeds were recorded at Freezout in the winter 
(certainly January). They were at the parking area at the SE corner of 
the Area (Point E in the birding brochure).
Mike Schwitters
Choteau MT



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