Subject: northern Idaho / eastern Washington rba (fwd) Date: Sep 30 20:05:26 1994 From: "D. Goble" - gobled at raven.csrv.uidaho.edu
* northern Idaho / eastern Washington * September 30, 1994 * IDWA9409.30
INDIGO BUNTING GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW WHITE-THROATED SPARROW FOX SPARROW LINCOLN'S SPARROW CLAY-COLORED SPARROW WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW BLUE JAY FRANKLIN'S GULL
HOTLINE: northern Idaho / eastern Washington Date: September 30, 1994 Phone: (208) 882-6195 Compiler: Kas Dumroese Transcriber: Dale Goble gobled at raven.csrv.uidaho.edu
This is Kas Dumroese with the northern Idaho / eastern Washington bird hotline for Friday, September 30. If you wish to bypass this recording and simply leave a message for me, including the date of your sighting and the DeLorme atlas page number if you have it, push the star button on your telephone now.
Warren Hall reports he and Jim Acton saw a male Indigo Bunting in Spokane. The bird has been seen since September 23, and Warren told me last night, September 29, they were still seeing it. The bunting is in a large flock of sparrows and finches, including a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW, a couple of WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, a FOX SPARROW, a few LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, a single CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and lots of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS. To get to the birds, take the Interstate 90 business route across the old Hangman Creek bridge. Follow it onto Government Way toward Spokane Community College. Turn right onto A Street when you're almost to the bottom of the hill. Here it joins Riverside and turn left at the entrance to an old trailer park that is now being used as community garden plots. If you need some clarification on these directions, call Warren at 509-624-8048. Also, please let the hotline know of any further sightings.
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were also reported from Steptoe Butte State Park near Steptoe, Washington. Both Warren Hall and Mark Crotteau saw birds in the picnic area at the base of the butte. Mark had them last Sunday while Warren saw them latter this week. The park can be reached by following the signs from US 195 at Steptoe. See Washington DeLorme p. 73, d-6. Mark also says there are both species of kinglet there in large numbers.
Moscow has a mini-invasion of BLUE JAYS going. One was seen Sunday, September 25, by Tom McKean near East City Park while on September 26 I saw three in a back yard at 1034 Virginia in the north northeast section of Moscow. Dale Goble reports seeing them most mornings this past week in his yard at 728 Homestead. The birds are obviously ranging around in this section of Moscow. Look for them between US 95 on the west, Mountain View on the east, Virginia and Orchard to the north, and D Street to the south. Call me at 208-883-0943 if you'd like better directions and please let the hotline know if you see them.
On September 29 Earl Chapin and I observed 3 FRANKLIN'S GULLS at the beach at Sandpoint. Earl says they've been there for about a week.