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« Reply #1740 on: September 15, 2020, 08:01:12 AM »
Some birds around the camp. A Ruffed Grouse and some Gray Jay's



 

 

 

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« Reply #1741 on: September 15, 2020, 08:02:16 PM »
This morning my wife began opening the blinds and spotted a small hawk on the split rail fence behind the house, only about 12 feet away.  She called me and we watched it for about 2 minutes.  He knew we were there, didn't seem to care, hopping about 6 feet each way along the fence. 

Finally hopped down to the ground and flushed out a towhee, chased it around the brush and finally cornered it and grabbed it and flew off.  Unusual to see them that close for that long.

Guessing a sharp-shinned only because we have more here then others but could have been a cooper's, never quite sure which when I see one. 
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« Reply #1742 on: September 16, 2020, 04:51:27 AM »
Two bluebirds, males, have been coming to the feeder!!
Never saw them at the feeder before. I only have black oil sunflowers, nyger seeds and suet. 
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« Reply #1743 on: September 20, 2020, 07:36:25 PM »
I took these poor pictures (it was a long ways away and moving) of what I would say is a duck last May. I have never figured out exactly what it is.

Its hard to see in these pictures but it appears to have a bit of red on its face or upper beak. 

Any ideas?



 





 

 

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« Reply #1744 on: September 20, 2020, 10:16:51 PM »
Your duck appears to be a Wood Duck male. Regarding the Gray Jays, the American Ornithologists Union who give birds their common names, years ago named them Canada Jays. Then they changed it to Gray Jay, then back to Canada Jay which is the current common name. When on a moose hunt in Newfoundland in 1990 we were quartering up 2 moose and the Canada Jays came right up by us and helped themselves to some bits of fat. No doubt they evolved to come up and steal scraps from wolf kills with the wolve right there. Many people call them camp robbers; neat birds.

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« Reply #1745 on: September 27, 2020, 09:15:42 PM »
Yes, to the male wood duck.

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« Reply #1746 on: September 27, 2020, 09:45:58 PM »
Today I went behind the house on the neighbors' property to a grove of Black Willow trees. These trees seem to have a lot of bugs/insects and often attract birds, including migrating warblers. After a streak of not seeing warblers or their being hyper-active in poor light, I managed to see some that were reasonably cooperative. Saw several Yellow-rumped Warblers and one Black-throated Blue Warbler. They are now migrating through and if one has the patience and time to look for them they are neat birds. Alot of other migrants are moving too, including shorebirds.

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« Reply #1747 on: September 27, 2020, 09:46:55 PM »
A late night bird!


 

 

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« Reply #1748 on: September 27, 2020, 09:54:51 PM »
Looks to be a Owl 🦉 

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« Reply #1749 on: September 27, 2020, 09:59:58 PM »
Today I went behind the house to a grove of Black Willow trees, which tend to attract a lot of bugs/insects and birds. Saw several Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Black-throated Blue Warbler. Many birds are migrating now and, although some are hard to see in the foilage and many are tough to identify they are a great pleasure to see. Around mud flats and shorelines there are many shorebirds to be seen that are headed South.

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« Reply #1750 on: September 27, 2020, 10:07:02 PM »
I am reasonably sure the owl is a Great-horned Owl by its' large size and horizontal barring on the breast and belly. If anyone wants to hear it, I have some owl stories that I think are of interest.

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« Reply #1751 on: September 27, 2020, 11:07:27 PM »
Yes, a Great-horned owl. It has selected an apple tree for its recent nights perch.
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« Reply #1752 on: October 04, 2020, 09:40:59 PM »
The Kingfisher waits on the boat dock's light before seeking some fish food.


 

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« Reply #1753 on: October 04, 2020, 09:51:44 PM »
I have not seen a king fisher in years. Always kool to watch.

Today I had a very strange looking bird that looked and acted just like a chicken. It flew into the top of a dead tree and hung out a little. at first I thought it was pileated wood pecker but it acted just like a chicken. anybody have any ideas what it might be?

I couldn't get any detail on it since it was bright over cast behind it. When I tried to get closer he bailed.

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« Reply #1754 on: October 04, 2020, 10:31:33 PM »
Crusarius, You say the bird acted like a chicken. How so ? Pileated Woodpeckers cackle and sound chicken-like at times.

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« Reply #1755 on: October 05, 2020, 05:50:39 AM »
head bobbing and pecking the limb and leaves it landed on.

I have never seen a pileated act like that. But who knows, the fall air could be messing with their heads. I know my cats are crazy.

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« Reply #1756 on: October 05, 2020, 08:20:28 AM »
I've noticed over the past few days that the Eastern Bluebirds are flocking, so they must be pretty close to heading South!
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« Reply #1757 on: October 08, 2020, 06:24:43 AM »
I thought this was nice enough to share. Any of you bird experts care to ID the bird?



 

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« Reply #1758 on: October 08, 2020, 07:55:10 AM »
phoebe?

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« Reply #1759 on: October 09, 2020, 08:54:24 PM »
May be a bluebird. Hard to be sure.


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