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Title: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: mrsfalcon on January 02, 2018, 11:03:24 AM
Welcome to the Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018 thread! The original Eaglecrest Wildlife thread is locked, but will remain in the archives for the next month to give everyone a chance to go through it and save favorites. Thanks!

Amy
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 03, 2018, 04:26:32 PM
January 3, 2018, Wednesday, 2:15pm --  Wilson's Snipes -- Meee Panning

Saw 3 Wilson's Snipes at the EC Pond.  Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111356458 ff 1:31:34 to 1:44:00

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wilsons_Snipe/id


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 03, 2018, 10:56:42 PM
Here are two Rabbits seen under the Trees eating , taken by BoxerLover19.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 03, 2018, 11:20:37 PM
Here is a good  close up of just how much is left of the red Tail Hawks Nest, taken by Cawildflower.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: coops2 on January 05, 2018, 05:33:43 AM


January 5th 2 Barn Owls having a rest on the branch on home tree.

Later they were in the nest enjoying each others company

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 06, 2018, 11:41:20 AM
January 5, 2018, am --  Barn Owls  --  Coops Panning

Great footage of the Barn Owls perching outside the hollow, Cam 7.  The whole video has barn owl shots through out. See Coop's snips above.

Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111391531  ff  2:49:39 to 2:59:02


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 11:46:21 AM
Here we see the wood Ducks on shore looking for food during the Rain, taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 11:49:13 AM
Here we can see one of the Pied Billed Grebes that  are on the Pond, taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 11:59:11 AM
Here are the Canada geese on the move getting all the tender shuts of Grass that has sprouted from the Rain, taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 12:12:23 PM
Hooded Mergansers waiting out the Rain, taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 12:13:39 PM
Here is a Great Shot of the Rain Drops hanging on to the Tree Branches, taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 12:17:21 PM
American Coot on the Pond in the Rain looking for Food, taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 12:21:25 PM
Here we see a small flock of Canada Geese flying off the Pond , taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 12:40:44 PM
A Pair fo Canada Geese swimming on the pond , taken by Meeeberck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 12:47:58 PM
We see a Great Egret standing on a rock in the Rain , taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 12:51:09 PM
Here are Mallard Ducks feeding on the Pond in the Morning Rain, taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 09, 2018, 02:02:18 PM
Here are the flowers that are at the base of the Tree, taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 09, 2018, 02:51:06 PM
January 9, 2018, Tuesday, am  --  American Coot  --   Meee Panning

Coot Taking a Shower in the Rain,  Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111734810 ff2:14:29 to 2:16:13




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 09, 2018, 05:55:08 PM
January 9, 2018, Tuesday, 3:50pm --  Red-Winged Black Bird --  Vantobi Panning

The Sound is Back and the Red-Winged Blackbirds are giving a concert.

Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111740803  ff 1:48:00




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 10, 2018, 11:32:35 AM
January 10, 2018, Wednesday, 9:30am --  Red-Tailed Hawk Pair  --  Leaps Panning

Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111757192 ff 2:51:48 to end



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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 10, 2018, 03:34:29 PM
January 10, 2018, Wednesday, 1:30pm  --  Great Blue Heron  --  Judi Panning


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 10, 2018, 05:58:07 PM
January 10, 2018, Wednesday, pm --  Golden Eagles Mating  --  Judi Panning

Cam 1, flying together, 1 lands in tree, second lands and mates

Videotape: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111763210 ff 58:52 to 1:01:40



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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 11, 2018, 11:24:34 AM
Here is our own Stitch high up in the Tree looking around , taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 11, 2018, 12:18:03 PM
Here is a Good shot of Fred and Wilma in their Nest , taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 11, 2018, 12:39:13 PM
Here is a good shot of the Great Egret and the Great Blue Heron in the same Tree close together, taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 11, 2018, 12:50:48 PM
Here is Mistletoe growing in a Tree , taken by Meeebreck.


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 11, 2018, 12:58:21 PM
California Ground Squirrel sitting on the Branch in the Sun , here is a Closeup of this Squirrel , taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 11, 2018, 01:38:34 PM
Here we see a Pair of Red Tailed Hawks Perched high in the Tree , taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 12, 2018, 09:53:48 AM
Here you can see a Hummingbird on it's way across the Pond , taken by Vetleo.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 12, 2018, 12:17:02 PM
Here we see some of the Canada Geese taking Flight this Morning , taken by Vetleo.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 12, 2018, 06:30:17 PM
Here we have two good shots of Stitch sitting in the Tree looking around, taken by Leaps.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 13, 2018, 03:16:36 PM
January 13, 2018, Saturday, early morning --  Barn Owl Pair  --  Coops Panning

Having an early morning snack.  Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111844149  ff 00:10


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 14, 2018, 01:41:22 PM
January 12, 2018, Friday, 11:30am --  American Coots  --  Meeee Panning

It's Friday and the Coots have gone fishing.  Meee says they are catching little sunfish and catfish.  They like to play with their food.  Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111822674  ff 2:35:00




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 14, 2018, 04:42:20 PM
January 14, 2018, Sunday, 2:30pm -- Great Blue Heron -- Vantobi Panning

Stalking something on land, but turns back to water.  Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111903568  ff  1:10:43



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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 15, 2018, 07:22:20 PM
January 15, 2018, Monday, 5:20pm --  Great Egrets  --  Boxer Panning

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 15, 2018, 07:33:42 PM
January 15, 2018, Monday, 7:30pm --  Great Egrets  --  Boxer Panning
Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111933778  ff 40:48 to 1:18:48  on Cam 16




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 16, 2018, 05:12:00 PM
January 16, 2018, Tuesday, 3:00pm --  Peafowl --  Vantobi

Peacocks on Roof, Hen, 2 Peacocks, one immature. Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111958937 ff 1:43:57 to 1:48:30 Cam 8


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: coops2 on January 17, 2018, 06:06:11 AM


Great Blue Heron having a stretch

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 17, 2018, 08:23:11 AM
January 17, 2018, 4:00am est --  Great Horned Owl  --  Coops Panning

Great Horned Owl with prey on Lucy's nest.  Several cams.  Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111972105  ff 02:07:00 to 02:09:56


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 18, 2018, 05:51:52 AM
Here we can see there are 5 Great Egrets that can be seen in the tree through the Fog, taken by Vetleo.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 18, 2018, 05:54:19 AM
Here tess , or countess as she is named , is relaxing after getting rid of a pellet and having a good meal and a little fly , taken by Vetleo.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 18, 2018, 07:27:49 AM
Here we can see there are two Barn Owls in the tree ,  one Owl is shadowing the other , you can see the out line of the other Owl , taken by Vetleo.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 18, 2018, 07:45:24 AM
Here we see Countess and Count Dancing  a lot more in the past few days ,  every time he comes tothe hollow , now they dance,  taken by Vetleo.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 18, 2018, 07:49:49 AM
Here is a view of the nest box on cam 16, the fog so thick you can  not see the Box at all , taken by Vetleo.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 18, 2018, 09:27:33 AM
January 18, 2018, Thursday, 7:20am --  Great Egrets  --  Vetleo Panning

Morning Egrets in Fog. Videotape: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111997073 ff 2:27:31 to 2:40:00

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Egret/id "Breeding adults show thin, wispy nuptial plumes on body"


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 18, 2018, 10:12:22 AM
January 18, 2018, Thursday, am --  Barn Owl  --  Vetleo Panning
Barn Owl on tree branch.  Rob's snips above.
Videoetape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111997073 ff 39:37 to 1:02:25
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 18, 2018, 02:53:55 PM
Here are three photos  of the Young Blue Heron that has been at the pond now for a couple weeks time , taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 18, 2018, 06:27:44 PM
Here is why you should always watch the Geese and the Ducks in the water,  Geese point the way to Coyote that ran by on shore , that no one seen but me this Morning,Sorry for the poor shots, but Coyote was on the move, taken by Meeebreck.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 18, 2018, 06:28:58 PM
January 18, 2018, Thursday am --  Great Blue Herons  --  Meee Panning

One tree, two great blue herons.  Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111999932  ff 01:31:05 to 01:32:33


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 18, 2018, 07:41:32 PM
January 18, 2018, Thursday --  Coyote and Canada Geese  --  Meee Panning

Coyote Runs Along the Bank, Geese Point Towards It.   Rob's snips above.  Videotape: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/111999932 ff 22:52
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 18, 2018, 09:30:19 PM
January 18, 2018, Thursday, 7:28pm --  Barn Owls  --  Boxer Panning

Male Barn Owl brings large rodent back to hollow.  Video http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112009877 ff 2:46:32


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: coops2 on January 19, 2018, 06:01:36 AM


I found the GHO perching high in a tree not the best of places he could have chosen for us

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 19, 2018, 09:19:38 AM
Here we see 9 Great Egrets at the pond this Morning, taken by Vetleo.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 19, 2018, 09:32:38 AM
Here are 9 Great Egrets and 1 Great Blue Heron perching in the trees, taken by Vetleo.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 19, 2018, 09:41:59 AM
Here is a Great Closeup of the Ringneck Drake while bottom feeding , taken by Vetleo.

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 19, 2018, 09:56:45 AM
January 19, 2018, Friday, 7:30am --  Ring-Necked Duck  --  Vetleo

Great closeup shots of the male Ring-Necked Duck's bill.  See also Rob's snips above.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ring-necked_Duck/id Ring-necked Ducks feed by diving underwater, rather than by tipping up as 'dabbling' ducks do. When diving, they leap forward in an arc to plunge underwater, and they swim using only their feet for propulsion.

Videotape  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112023926 ff 31:45  35:20




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 19, 2018, 11:07:56 AM
January 19, 2018, Friday Early Morn --  Barn Owl  --  Vetleo Panning

Barn Owl sitting on a branch in the rain, shaking water out of feathers.  Shimmering when lights hit him/her.

Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112021396 ff 28:16 to 44:49




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 19, 2018, 03:47:53 PM
January 19, 2018, Friday, 1:45pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk Pair  --  Vantobi Panning

Two hawks and a tree silhoutted against a rainy sky.  Later in a different tree.




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 19, 2018, 04:38:22 PM
January 19, 2018, Friday, 7:15am --  Great Egrets -- Vetleo Pannings

Egrets lingering on a rainy morning by the pond, then a group fly off.  See also Rob's snips above.

Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112023926 ff 12:40 to 18:25


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 19, 2018, 11:31:57 PM
Here we see a Skunk that for an hour now has been digging and looking for Food ,This Skunk has it's Tail up and all fluffed out as a warning to animals it means Business, Don't mess with me , taken by BoxerLover19

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 20, 2018, 08:29:05 AM
January 19, 2018, Friday, 8:30pm --  Skunk  --  Boxer Panning

Very long visit from a skunk, Boxer tracked it on over hill and dale.  See Rob's snips above.

Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112040616 ff 00:00 through most of the tape


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 20, 2018, 10:54:46 AM
January 20, 2018, Saturday, 8:50am --  Cormorant  --  Leaps Panning

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 21, 2018, 10:27:36 PM
January  19, 2018, Friday, 7:07pm  -- Catfish  --  Leaps

Mr. Whiskers, the catfish, pays a visit. Great footage of the denizen on the deep, feeling for food with it's long whiskers. Their strongest sense is smell.   Catfish eat insects, mollusks, crusteans, fish and plant material.

Videotape: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112036910 ff 48:31 to 53:50




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 22, 2018, 07:45:47 AM
January 22, 2018, Monday, 5:43am --  Barn Owl  --  Auto Cam

Tess is moving large slab of material around the nest, major nest prep going on.

Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112115297  ff  2:09:02 to 2:10:20



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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 22, 2018, 06:04:15 PM
January 22, 2018, Monday, 4:00pm  --  American Coots  -- Vantobi Panning

Coots on floating nest.


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 22, 2018, 06:08:45 PM
January 22, 2018, Monday, 4:00pm --  Canada Goose  --  Tobi Panning

The geese have new straw in their nest boxes.


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 23, 2018, 02:45:52 PM
January 23, 2018, Tuesday, 12:45pm --  Hooded Mergansers  -- Vantobi Panning

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Merganser/id


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 23, 2018, 02:56:16 PM
January 23, 2018, Tuesday, 12:45pm -- Great Blue Herons  --  Vantobi Panning

Two of EC's Great Blue Herons, Sneaky the Elder and Sneaky the Younger

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Blue_Heron/id


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 23, 2018, 03:32:44 PM
January 23, 2018, Tuesday, am --  Barn Owl  --  Auto

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barn_Owl/lifehistory

Tess multi-tasking, Cam 7; eating breakfast ( 28:30 ), dancing (40:00), and sitting on egg!

Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112147768 ff  28:30 to 53:50


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on January 23, 2018, 05:55:08 PM
CONGRATS TO TESS AND COUNT ON THEIR FIRST EGG OF THIS SEASON!!!   :-* :-* :-*

Thanks for all the pics and posts and info, everyone!   :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on January 24, 2018, 04:42:33 PM
Thanks for the updated good news, cawildflower!  :)

CONGRATS TO TESS AND COUNT ON THEIR SECOND EGG OF THIS SEASON!!!   :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 25, 2018, 08:43:40 AM
January 25, 2018, Thursday, 6:41am --  Barn Owl  --  Vetleo Panning

Tess, female Barn Owl, having breakfast in the rain.  She has two eggs in the nest.

EC Video http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112226280  ff 01:18:45



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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 25, 2018, 09:30:34 AM
January 25, 2018, Thursday, 7:20am --  Peafowl  --  Vetleo Panning

Peafowl out in the open, searching for morning feed.

EC Video http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112226280  ff 02:05:42




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 25, 2018, 08:00:16 PM
January 25, 2018, Thursday, 5.58pm -- Barn Owl Eggs  -- Boxer Panning


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 26, 2018, 01:35:12 PM
January 26, 2018, Friday, am - Hooded Mergansers --  Vetleo Panning

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Merganser/id 

EC Video:   ff  002:31:41 to 02:37:51
 

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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 26, 2018, 01:52:33 PM
January 26, 2018, Friday, 8:00am --  Canada Geese  --  Meee Panning

It's Goose Nest-Picking Time at EC.  Much noise and drama will ensue.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112261015  ff 32:15 to 37:58




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 26, 2018, 03:05:15 PM
January 26, 2018, Friday, 1:00 pm --  Great Blue Heron  --  Vantobi Panning

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Blue_Heron/id



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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 26, 2018, 03:37:59 PM
January 26, 2018, Friday, 1:30pm --  Canada Goose  --  Vantobi Panning

Vantobi has found out limping goose and mate from last year.  She still sits close to water and he is in background.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112265058 ff 02:43:15 to end


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 26, 2018, 03:57:48 PM
January 26, 2018, Friday, 1:00pm  --  Great Blue Heron -- Vantobi Panning

Great Blue Heron hunting for lunch.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112265058 ff 02:24:27 to 02:32:23


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 26, 2018, 05:12:34 PM
January 26, 2018, Friday, 3:10pm -- Barn Owl Egg Number 3  --  Vantobi Panning.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112268821  ff  1:40:51




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 27, 2018, 12:40:01 PM
January 27, 2018, Saturday, am  --  Deer Mouse -- Vetleo Panning

Deer Mice scamper through the night and early morning hours.  How quickly they can become tasty treats for snakes, owls, skunks and many more meat eaters.  They are omnivorous.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112290576 ff 55:29 to 1:00:10


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 28, 2018, 02:32:10 PM
January 27, 2018, pm --  Canada Geese  --  Vantobi Panning

Canada Geese are all lined up and paired up for the evening,  tail to shore and bill to lake.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112316662 ff 00.00 to 05:10


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 28, 2018, 02:57:56 PM
January 27, 2018, Saturday, 7:35am --  Great Egret  --  Vetleo Panning

Great Egret in swirling morning fog.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112295456  ff 5:32 to 10:00


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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 28, 2018, 07:24:21 PM
January 28, 2018, Sunday, 5:22pm  --  Barn Owls  --  CAwildflower panning

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112350682 ff 01:49:35

FOUR EGGS.




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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on January 29, 2018, 12:06:56 PM
January 28, 2018, Sunday, 5:22pm  --  Barn Owls  --  CAwildflower panning

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112350682 ff 01:49:35

FOUR EGGS.


WOW on the FOUR EGGS!   :) :-* :-* :-* :-*

Thanks for the post and pic on that, clarindagirl!  :)

Thanks everyone for all the great pics, posts, and links here!  :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 30, 2018, 08:49:30 AM
January 29, 2018, Monday Evening --  Great Horned Owls  --  Leaps Panning

Great Horned Owls Mating, Cam 16, South Pond

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112390825  ff 1:23:18 to 1:30:36
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 30, 2018, 10:26:11 AM
January 29, 2018, Monday Evening --  Coyotes  --  Leaps Panning

2 coyotes prowling at water's edge, geese take the water, Great Blue Heron juvie continues to fish.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112390825  ff 1:19:40
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 30, 2018, 10:50:57 AM
January 29, 2018pm --  Bobcat? or Coyote?  -- Leaps Panning

Juvie Great Blue Heron is startled, killdeers sounding alarm, shadow moves across water, large nimal in view. 

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112390825 ff 2:16:17
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 30, 2018, 02:18:54 PM
January 30, 2018, Tuesday, 12:15 pm --  Golden Eagles  --  Judi Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 30, 2018, 03:03:11 PM
January 30, 2018, Tuesday, 12:45pm  --  Barn Owl Eggs  --  Judi Panning

Fifth Egg due  today.  It may be in there.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 31, 2018, 03:34:07 PM
January 31, 2018, Wednesday, am -- Oregon Dark-eyed Juncos --  Leaps Panning

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Dark-eyed_Junco/id  'Oregon' junco, found across much of the western U.S., with a dark hood, warm brown back and rufous flanks.

EC Video:http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112431251  ff 42:00 to 46:20
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 31, 2018, 03:44:02 PM
January 31, 2018, Wednesday, 1:40pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk Pair  --  Judi Panning

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Post by: clarindagirl on January 31, 2018, 03:54:24 PM
January 31, 2018, Wednesday, 1:52pm --  Golden Eagle Pair  --  Judi Panning

One in nest, one perched on branch.  Nest is a mile away for EC.  Later one Golden Eagle was being buzzed by two smaller birds and flew down to the other side of the ridge.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 31, 2018, 04:37:28 PM
January 31, 2018, Wednesday, Ring- Necked Ducks  --  Judi Panning

7 Ring-Necked Ducks Fishing  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ring-necked_Duck/id

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112434386 ff 2:10:40 to 2:15:04 


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 31, 2018, 04:40:35 PM
January 31, 2018, Wednesday, 2.38pm  --  Hooded Merganser Pair  --  Judi Panning

Hooded Merganser Pair Preening in the Afternoon Sun. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Merganser/id
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 31, 2018, 04:44:22 PM
January 31, 2018, Wednesday, 2:41pm  --  Wood Duck Pair  --  Judi Panning

Pair Feasting on Vegetation.  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Duck/id


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 31, 2018, 04:57:25 PM
January 31, 2018, Wednesday, 2.54pm --  Tree Swallows --  Judi Panning

The Tree Swallows have returned to EC and already claimed a nest box. 

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112434386 ff 2:15:30 to 2:20:25

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tree_Swallow/id


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on January 31, 2018, 09:32:43 PM
American Coots,Commonly called Mud Hens,staying around the Weeds to keep safe from the Great Horned Owl, taken by Vantobi.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on February 02, 2018, 05:47:52 PM
Wow!  Congrats to Tess and Count on 6 eggs!!!  That's a lot of "dancing"!!!   :D :D ;)

Thanks everyone for all the info and pics and links and vids!   :)
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Post by: baziunc on February 04, 2018, 10:48:31 AM
WOWOW!!   :D  7 eggs for Tess and Count!!!   :-*  :-*  That Count sure does like to "dance" doesn't he?  LOL...  Glad this pair seem to be doing so well and hope they have some hatching and fledging success this year.   :) :-*

Thanks for all the pics and links and posts everyone!   :)

A pair of Hooded Mergansers hang out regularly on my retention pond.  They are so cute and fun to watch - especially as we approach spring and mating and nesting season.  Every once in a while another male hooded merganser shows up to try to woo the female, but her mate defends and it can get very "nippy"-and-tuck on the pond.  Mating displays between the male and female are very special for me to get a glimpse of from time to time.

Happy Day to all the EagleCrest followers!   :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: judith critchett on February 05, 2018, 11:05:12 AM
here is a short vid of the peacock 2-2-18

http://tinyurl.com/yb5nelfu       hope you enjoy
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 05, 2018, 01:11:44 PM
February 5, 2018, Monday, 11:00am --  Pied-Billed Grebe  --  Meee Panning

Pied-Billed Grebe blends in with weeds and grasses.  Cam 8, by a rock.  Wondering if this might be a future nest site??

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pied-billed_Grebe/id Part bird, part submarine, the Pied-billed Grebe is common across much of North America. These small brown birds have unusually thick bills that turn silver and black in summer. These expert divers inhabit sluggish rivers, freshwater marshes, lakes, and estuaries. They use their chunky bills to kill and eat large crustaceans along with a great variety of fish, amphibians, insects, and other invertebrates. Rarely seen in flight and often hidden amid vegetation, Pied-billed Grebes announce their presence with loud, far-reaching calls.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112577484 ff 26:49 to 30:45
 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 05, 2018, 01:40:30 PM
February 5, 2018, Monday, 11:00am --  Red-Tailed Hawks --  Meee Panning

Very Active This Morning, perhaps a bonding flight, other hawks or eagles in background.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112577484  ff 38:44 to 59:27


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 05, 2018, 05:45:42 PM
February 5, 2018, Monday, pm --  Northern Flicker  --  Judi Panning

Flicker drinking water by the pond's edge.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112577484 ff 1:40:52 to 1:42:55
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 05, 2018, 05:55:47 PM
February 5, 2018, Monday, 12:25 pm  -- Common Raven  --  Judi Panning

Perched on the top of a pine tree, talking to the world.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112577484 ff 1:50:34  to  1:55:25
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 05, 2018, 08:04:59 PM
Coyote spotted running down the shore of the pond this evening , taken by BoxerLover19
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 05, 2018, 09:04:27 PM
February 5, 2018, Monday, 6:334pm --  Great Horned Owl  -- Boxer Panning

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112585119 ff 2:18:03  to 2:25:08


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on February 06, 2018, 12:50:18 PM
BARN OWLS   :)  Tess & Count have 7 eggs in their nest in the hollow   ::)  Spotted them this afternoon about 1:39PM 2/3/18   ;D   
Facilitator  - cawildflower                 

Oh my gosh, that's wonderful!  :D
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 06, 2018, 10:37:43 PM
February 6, 2018, Tuesday, 12:47 pm --  Larry the Lizard --  Judi Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112611862 ff 00 to 07:34



 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 06, 2018, 11:01:11 PM
February 6, 2018. Tuesday, 12.08 pm - Killdeer -- Judi Panning

Killdeer Dancing

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112611862  ff 52:28 to 1:11:15

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 07, 2018, 12:53:56 PM
February 7, 2018, Wednesday, am -- Great Egret and Turtle  --  Leaps Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 08, 2018, 09:14:04 AM
February 8, 2018, Thursday,  am --  Great Egrets  --  Vetleo Panning

Egrets still returning to EC for evening roost.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 08, 2018, 09:29:36 AM
February 8, 2018, Thursday, 7:25am --  Eurasian Collared Dove  --  Vetleo Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 08, 2018, 09:50:17 AM
September 7/8, 2018 --  Barn Owl Family  --  EC Mod

Count visits and brings food.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112648970 ff 19:36 to 25:51
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 08, 2018, 05:19:20 PM
Tree Swallows In Tree Box

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112660097  ff  49:34 to 57:29
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 09, 2018, 09:37:31 AM
February 9, 2018, Friday, 7:30am --  Red-Winged Black Birds  --  Vetleo Panning

Beautiful  display.

EC video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112683866 ff 1:58:49


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 09, 2018, 09:56:53 AM
February 9, 2018, Friday, 7:50am --  Hooded Merganser  --  Vetleo Panning

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112683866  ff 02:30:55 to 02:31:53


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 09, 2018, 10:33:33 AM
February 9, 2018, Friday, 8:30am --  American Wigeon  -- Meee Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: coops2 on February 10, 2018, 06:13:01 AM

Saturday February 10th the GHO paid a visit
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 10, 2018, 09:20:38 AM
February 10, 2018, Saturday, am  --  Great Horned Owl  --  Coops Panning

Long visit from Great Horned Owl, snips above.

EC video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112707304  ff 51:06 to 1:02:54 and 2:38:16 to 2:51:00
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 10, 2018, 06:24:21 PM
February 10, 2018, Saturday, 4:22pm -- Red-Tailed Hawk Pair --  Vantobi Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 11, 2018, 02:45:17 PM
February 11, 2018, Sunday am  --  American Wigeon  --  Meee Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112753699  ff 21:55
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 12, 2018, 06:43:08 PM
February 12, 2018, Monday, 4:40pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk Pair  --  Boxer Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 12, 2018, 07:52:52 PM
February 12, 2018, Monday, 5:51pm --  Great Egret  --  Boxer Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 13, 2018, 11:09:10 AM
Here is a Photo of Wilma in the Nest calling to Fred whom flies up to be with her. Taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 14, 2018, 02:44:48 PM
February 14, 2018, Wednesday am --  Dove  --  Leaps Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112849355  ff 1:22:12 to 1:32:35
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 14, 2018, 04:17:41 PM
A pair of American Wigeon Bathing this afternoon, taken by Judithcritchett.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Wigeon/id
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 15, 2018, 11:30:41 AM
OAK TITMOUSE    :)   Sitting on branch    ::) 
Facilitator  -  cawildflower                      2-14-18  4:30 PM  PST

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112864211  FF 40:23- 41:24

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Oak_Titmouse




Thanks for this cute little bird this morning.  Love to see, know hard to keep cam on him.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 15, 2018, 11:35:08 AM
February 15, 2018, Thursday, 9:30am --  Red-Tailed Hawk Pair  --  Meeee Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112887794 2:39:49


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 15, 2018, 04:14:07 PM
February 15, 2018, am --  Great Egret Fly-off  --  Vetleo

Great Egrets fly off into the sunrise.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112883131  ff  2:51:50 to 2:54:25


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 16, 2018, 02:41:50 PM
February 16, 2018, Friday, am --  Pied-bill Grebe  --  Meee Panning

Grebe asleep in an area, which might become a nest?

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112925244  ff 04:05



Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 16, 2018, 03:45:51 PM
February 16, 2018, Friday, 1.43pm --  Turtles --  Tobi Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 17, 2018, 12:03:30 PM
February 17, 2018, Saturday, am --  Barn Owl  --  Coops Panning

Tess eats a big meal, maybe two voles/mice.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112953950  ff 37:41 to 43:50


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 17, 2018, 12:33:44 PM
February 17, 2018, 10:30am --  Red-Tailed Hawk Pair  --  Leaps

Our gorgeous Red-Tailed Hawk Pair put on quite a soaring display.  Sitting in sun and calling to each other.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112963157  02:13:00  to 02:18:32


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 17, 2018, 01:20:37 PM
February 17, 2018, 11:18am --  Tree Swallows --  Leaps Panning

Lots of activity today around the Tree Swallow Nesting Box.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 18, 2018, 10:00:40 AM
February 18, 2018, Sunday, am --  Barn Owls --  Coops Panning

Tess returns to hollow, Count follows her in for a bit of dancing and then leaves.http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112992244s reports that she only saw him in hollow once.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112992244 ff  0 to 4:30
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 18, 2018, 12:22:15 PM
February 18, 2018, Sunday, 10:20am --  Double-Crested Cormorant  --  Meee Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 18, 2018, 03:46:19 PM
February 18, 2018, Sunday am --  Red-Tailed Hawk Pair  --  Meee Panning

RTH pair mating

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113004774  ff  20:35 to 25:00
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: coops2 on February 19, 2018, 04:52:12 AM


Tess ate several times during the early hours Monday
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Post by: coops2 on February 19, 2018, 06:10:25 AM
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The Count resting on a branch just above the nest box
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 19, 2018, 01:38:59 PM
February 19, 2018, Monday, 11:35am --  Red-Tailed Hawk  --  Meee Panning

Great close ups

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113048926 ff 19:30 to 23:20
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 20, 2018, 01:08:36 PM
February 20, 2018, Tuesday, 11:00am --  Golden Eagle Nest  --  Meee

Another Golden Eagle Nest spotted by Meeee, maybe.
 

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 22, 2018, 06:40:31 AM
Male Barn Owl seen sleeping by the Kestrel Nesting Box , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 22, 2018, 04:17:57 PM
February 22, 2019, Thursday, early am --  Male Barn Owl --  Vetleo

Rob's snips above.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113139440  ff 2:54:11
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 22, 2018, 04:33:29 PM
February 22, 2018, Thursday, early am --  Great Blue Heron --  Vetleo Panning

GBH rearranging sticks in the floating nest box.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113143951  ff 33:15 to 44:37
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 23, 2018, 07:28:55 AM
Here we see Count and Tess doing their Morning thing,the Dance. Taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 23, 2018, 07:33:20 AM
This is what is left of the old Hawks Nest after last years hatch of Geese , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 23, 2018, 07:38:13 AM
Great Egrets Roosting in the Tree for the Night, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 23, 2018, 07:42:09 AM
Here we can see the Beginning of Day Light on the Horizon, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 23, 2018, 07:49:23 AM
Here we have two photos of Tess taking here Morning break, then a minute or so later Tess Returns, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 23, 2018, 08:22:13 AM
Clear Sky so far this Morning , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 23, 2018, 08:33:26 AM
Here we see Great Egrets in the Tree waking up, Great Egret Hunting, Great Egrets Flying off to other places,, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 23, 2018, 05:57:07 PM
February 23, 2018, Friday, 6:50am --  Little Birds --  Vetleo Panning

Oregon Juncos and White-Crowned Sparrows feeding in the morning sunlight.

EC Videotape:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113168457  ff 32:24 to 37:04
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: vantobi on February 23, 2018, 07:51:36 PM
Peacock in full Flare

Cam op: vantobi: FEB 23, 2018 3pm
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Post by: Rob2014 on February 24, 2018, 07:31:32 AM
We we Have one Owlet  that has hatched so far ,Owlet Confirmed at 3:30am ,  taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 24, 2018, 07:33:07 AM
Here we see the new dad in his  bachelor pad for the day , Count ready  for sleep, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 24, 2018, 07:36:25 AM
Here we see the American Coots in Hiding in the bushes from the Great Horned Owl, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 24, 2018, 10:12:58 AM
February 24, 2018, Saturday, 3:00am --  Barn Owlette  --  Vetleo Panning

Rob and Vet's snips above.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113183105  ff  02:19:10

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113185218  ff  begining ;  again  1:06:54 ; again 1:15:30
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on February 25, 2018, 12:23:28 AM
I caught a snip of the lil' fuzzball!  :D
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on February 25, 2018, 05:51:13 AM
Here we can see Two Owlets in the nest , sorry  for the  clarity of the Picture, 2nd Owlet this am at 1:10 AM Feb 25TH .taken by Coops2 .
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 25, 2018, 05:14:52 PM
February 25, 2018, Sunday, 3:12pm --  Great Blue Heron --  Vantobi Panning

Great Blue Heron hunting for voles, frogs and bugs on a sunny day
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113226955  ff  1:24:45 to 2:22:59
 :'( The Big One That Got Away --  ECVideo:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113226955 ff 1:50:50
 :D  The Big One That Was Caught --  EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113226955 ff 1:53:49


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: coops2 on February 26, 2018, 06:05:32 AM



Monday Tess feeding the Owlets Not the best of pictures
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 27, 2018, 09:29:30 AM
February 27, 2018, Monday, pm --  Barn Owl Feeding Babies --  Leaps/Boxer Panning
My snips all blurry, watch video.  Loving Mom, preening and feeding little ones.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113253988 ff 48:0 to 1:02:45
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 27, 2018, 05:49:10 PM
February 27, 2018, Tuesday, 3:40pm --  Hooded Mergansers --  CAWildflower Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113275033 ff 02:00:42 to 2:10:11
One female nips at another sleeping female:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113275033 ff 2:05:29

Mergansers settling down to sleep for the night.  Striking feather patterns on both female and male.One female swam up and bit another sleeping female.  How very Rude!


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on February 27, 2018, 05:58:00 PM
clarindagirl, thanks!  ha ha about the rude female hooded merganser!  I love watching the hooded mergansers that stop by the pond next to my house (in southeastern NC).  They are really pretty and fun to watch.  I have seen the male merganser get aggressive and nippy with any other male that tries to get his "girl's" attention, but I've never seen a female merganser behave that way.  LOLOL, she must've been saying, "Go away!  He's mine all mine!"   :D :D ;) :D
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 27, 2018, 06:02:53 PM
February 27, 2018, Tuesday, 3:55pm --  Canada Goose  --  CAWildflower Panning
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113275033  ff  2:12:34 to 2:29:57
Egg view:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113275033 ff 2:19:34

Wilma has 5 eggs in the nest.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 27, 2018, 06:10:00 PM
clarindagirl, thanks!  ha ha about the rude female hooded merganser!  I love watching the hooded mergansers that stop by the pond next to my house (in southeastern NC).  They are really pretty and fun to watch.  I have seen the male merganser get aggressive and nippy with any other male that tries to get his "girl's" attention, but I've never seen a female merganser behave that way.  LOLOL, she must've been saying, "Go away!  He's mine all mine!"   :D :D ;) :D

Was funny, will post video later
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on February 27, 2018, 06:14:05 PM
February 27, 2018, Tuesday, 3:40pm --  Hooded Mergansers --  CAWildflower Panning

Mergansers settling down to sleep for the night.  Striking feather patterns on both female and male.One female swam up and bit another sleeping female.  How very Rude!



clarindagirl, thanks!  ha ha about the rude female hooded merganser!  I love watching the hooded mergansers that stop by the pond next to my house (in southeastern NC).  They are really pretty and fun to watch.  I have seen the male merganser get aggressive and nippy with any other male that tries to get his "girl's" attention, but I've never seen a female merganser behave that way.  LOLOL, she must've been saying, "Go away!  He's mine all mine!"    :D :D ;) :D


Was funny, will post video later

clarindagirl, LOLOL... Thanks! I will look for that - probably tomorrow - I'm 3 hrs ahead of that west coast time zone...  This is going coast-to-coast.   :D
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 28, 2018, 02:34:27 PM
February 28, 2018, Wednesday, 12:30pm -- Barn Owl  --  CAWildflower

Tess feeding owlettes.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on February 28, 2018, 07:04:04 PM
Aw, Tess is such sweet Mom! I just love her!  :-*
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 01, 2018, 09:36:32 AM
Peafowl out feeding down by the Pond , taken by Vetleo.
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 01, 2018, 11:19:12 AM
Here is a Photo of Wilma Pulling down to line the nest with , taken by Vetleo.
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 02, 2018, 08:19:26 PM
Tess has once again built a Wall to keep the Owlets from falling out of the Hollow , taken by Leaps.
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 02, 2018, 08:32:16 PM
Tess with her Meal Count Brought to her , they Danced and Count was off again , Taken by Leaps.
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 03, 2018, 11:01:42 AM
Peafowl on the Porch Railing of Mission Control Preening there Feathers and enjoying their day , taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 03, 2018, 05:14:35 PM
March 3, 2018, Saturday, 3:00 pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk  --  CAWildflower Panning.

Great close-ups of the RTH.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113352730 ff 2:52:07


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 03, 2018, 09:46:12 PM
March 3, 2018, Saturday, 7:30pm --  Great Blue Heron  --  Vantobi Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: coops2 on March 04, 2018, 05:52:18 AM


Sunday morning the Killdeer gave me the runaround for quite  a while
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Post by: coops2 on March 04, 2018, 05:56:17 AM
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Tess left the nest for a few minutes this is the best view I could get of the owlets
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 04, 2018, 10:24:11 AM
Female Hooded Mergansers sitting in the water , taken by Meeebreck.
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 04, 2018, 10:31:57 AM
Here we see a Tree Swallow in the Opening of one of the Bird Houses , taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 04, 2018, 07:30:46 PM
March 1, 2018, Vetleo Snips

Peacock, Peacock Tail, Barn Owlettes, Fish

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Post by: clarindagirl on March 04, 2018, 07:36:10 PM
March 3, 2018, Vetleo Snips

Wilma, Egrets, Wilma, Stream

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Post by: clarindagirl on March 04, 2018, 07:38:16 PM
March3- 4, 2018, Snips by Vantobi

Great Egret, Great Blue Heron (2), Barn Owlettes





Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 04, 2018, 08:00:59 PM
March 4, 2018, Sunday, am --  Great Blue Heron  --  Meee Panning

Sneaky Preening in the Sunshine

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113370196 ff  02:32:55 to 2:34:34
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 05, 2018, 05:23:38 PM
March 5, 2018, Monday, 3:15pm  --  Canada Goose --  CAW Panning

Wilma has 8 eggs, and one is white and clean.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 05, 2018, 06:01:57 PM
March 5, 2018, Monday, 3:50pm  --  Barn Owls --  CAWildflower Panning

Tess feeding a really hungry crowd of owlettes.  Snip four, big owlette in front was self-feeding already.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 05, 2018, 07:08:03 PM
March 5, 2018, Monday, 5:05pm --  Canada Goose  --  Boxer Panning

Lucy has her first egg.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 05, 2018, 07:19:25 PM
March 5, 2018, Monday, 5.17pm -- Peafowl -- Boxer Panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on March 06, 2018, 11:27:51 AM
March 6, 2018, Tuesday, 9:26am --  Dark-eyed Junco  --  Meee Panning
 https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Dark-eyed_Junco/id


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 07, 2018, 09:14:10 AM
March 7, 2018, Wednesday am --  Barn Owls  --  Auto cam

Tess eating, and feeding a huge vole to owlettes.  Thanks Ann Counts for noting in social stream.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113429665 ff 2:36:29
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 07, 2018, 10:20:12 AM
March 7, 2018, Wednesday, 8:18am --  Pea Fowl --  Leaps Panning

Peafowl on Control Center Roof.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 07, 2018, 11:35:46 AM
March 17, 2018, Wednesday, 9:30am -- Canada Goose --  Leaps Panning

AMELIA IS BACK IN HAWKS NEST.  Later it appeared that she and George tried to take over Lucy and Desi's nest but failed.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 07, 2018, 03:06:47 PM
March 7, 2018, Wednesday, 1:00pm --  Canada Geese --  Boxer Panning

Wilma and Fred already defending nest against Trudys (other female geese). This continued for an hour.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 07, 2018, 04:57:45 PM
March 7, 2018, Wednesday, 2.55pm -- Great Egret --  Boxer panning

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Post by: clarindagirl on March 07, 2018, 05:06:25 PM
March 7, 2018, Wednesday, 3.04pm -- Hooded Merganser -- Boxer

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 08, 2018, 07:51:27 AM
March 8, 2018, Thursday, 5:45am --  Sunrise  --  Vetleo Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on March 08, 2018, 07:33:59 PM
Aw, poor Wilma - not again!?!?  >:(

First hatched owlet is a cutie!  :) :-*
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: coops2 on March 09, 2018, 06:11:20 AM


I found a Barn owl perching
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 09, 2018, 08:39:08 AM
Here is the Morning Sun Rise, Friday March 9 2018 at Eaglecrest , taken by Vetleo.
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 09, 2018, 08:51:17 AM
The Mountain covered with Snow in the early Morning Sun, taken by Vetleo.
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 09, 2018, 09:48:30 AM
Red Tailed Hawk,Stitch seen high up in one of the distant Trees, taken by Vetleo.
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 09, 2018, 09:56:23 AM
Hooded Mergansers seen on the Pond this Morning , taken by Vetleo.
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 09, 2018, 11:34:27 AM
Here is a look at Count, Tess and young all in the Hollow at the same time, taken by Vetleo.
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Post by: baziunc on March 09, 2018, 01:54:34 PM
Nice pic of the the barn owl family together in their nest tree cavity!  :-* :-*   Thanks, Rob!  :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 09, 2018, 05:28:43 PM
here we see in on the Branch a Coopers Hawk , taken by Judithcritchett.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 09, 2018, 07:57:42 PM
Red Wing Black Birds and European Starlings all perching together before flying off to perch for the night , taken by Leaps .
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 10, 2018, 09:01:52 AM
Here we have a Female Hooded Merganser on the Pond , seen looking up ward as well. taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on March 10, 2018, 02:19:01 PM
I was able to snip these two from EC video from last night (?) The owlets look so soft - #1 is huge!   :-*
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 13, 2018, 11:11:19 AM
March 13, 2018, Tuesday, 9:09am -- Wood Ducks  --  Meeee Panning

Looks like Wood Duck pair are going to nest in the home tree with Tess and Wilma.  Tree of Life, Meee calls it.  See Rob's snip below, Wood Duck pair dancing.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113591152  ff  1:18


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 13, 2018, 11:40:33 AM
Here we have a dancing Pair of Wood Ducks , we are in hope they nest around the Pond, taken by Meeebreck .
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on March 14, 2018, 09:13:09 PM
WILMA    :)  Looking at Wilma's eggs when she went on a break    ???   Wind blew covering back enough to see and she still has 10 eggs   :)
Facilitator  -  cawildflower                3-13-18  6 PM  PDT

Wow! That's a big pile of eggs.  :)  Some are Trudy's though, right?  >:(
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 16, 2018, 09:38:16 AM
March 16, 2018, Friday, 7:35am --  Male Hooded Merganser --  Vetleo

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 16, 2018, 10:04:14 AM
March 16, 2018, Friday, 8:00am --  Canada Goose Pair  --  Vetleo & Meee Panning

Lucy and Desi have an egg.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: boxerlover19 on March 16, 2018, 01:32:40 PM
WILMA    :)  Looking at Wilma's eggs when she went on a break    ???   Wind blew covering back enough to see and she still has 10 eggs   :)
Facilitator  -  cawildflower                3-13-18  6 PM  PDT

Wow! That's a big pile of eggs.  :)  Some are Trudy's though, right?  >:(
PeepSpy - Yes, some of the 10 eggs in Wilma's nest are from the intruder geese - "Trudy".  So much better than last year though (or even the year before) when she had 18+  :-\  BTW - thank you for all your posts!!  Love seeing them!
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 16, 2018, 10:52:58 PM
Here we see the Snowy  Egret and the Great Blue Heron looking for food on the Pond , Note the yellow feet in the third Photo, Snowy Egret for sure , taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 16, 2018, 11:14:30 PM
Great Egrets and One Snowy Egret in the Bushes,as the Great Egrets were trying to chase away the Snowy Egret, taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 17, 2018, 06:59:08 AM
Here we see the American Coots hiding around the Bush from the Great Horned Owl, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 17, 2018, 07:03:22 AM
Here we see Young Barn Owls Bunched together waiting for food drops, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 17, 2018, 08:57:58 AM
Great Egret and Snowy Egret in the same shot this morning at the Pond,  It's clear that the Snowy Egret stayed in the bush all night,  taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 17, 2018, 09:09:15 AM
The Snowy Egret Moving his feet about on the Pond Bottom to scare up Food , it truly is amazing  to watch all the Different Egrets and Herons and see the way they all Hunt differently , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 17, 2018, 09:19:04 AM
Here we are again this morning , the same young Goose that was on Wilma's Nest last evening,  has returned this am, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 17, 2018, 09:47:45 AM
Red Wing Blackbird showing off his Courtship Display this Morning, taken by Vetleo.
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Post by: Rob2014 on March 17, 2018, 09:55:15 AM
The Great Blue Heron Hunting on Land for voles, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 17, 2018, 03:53:06 PM
March 17, 2018, Saturday, 1:52pm --  Canada Geese  --  CAWildflower Panning
 
WILMA'S EGGS --  12 we think


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 17, 2018, 05:15:24 PM
March 17, 2018, Saturday, 3.13pm --  Northern Flicker --  CAWildflower Panning

Perhaps a female, I do not see the red shaft.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 17, 2018, 06:08:00 PM
March 17, 2018, Saturday, 4:04pm --  American Coot   & Canada Geese  --  CAW Panning

Prince and Princess' volcano stick nest with American Coot. 
CAWildflower: Was hard to see, deep in the bowl but she pushed it up & saw 2 @5.38
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 17, 2018, 09:13:27 PM
March 18, 2018, Saturday, 7.12pm --  Sunset  --  CAWildflower Panning

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Post by: PeepSpy on March 17, 2018, 09:52:18 PM
March 18, 2018, Saturday, 7.12pm --  Sunset  --  CAWildflower Panning
That is beautiful!  :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 18, 2018, 07:07:12 PM
March 18, 2018, Sunday, 5:00pm  --  PeaCock --  CAW Panning

Beautiful tail
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 19, 2018, 11:00:42 AM
March 19, 2018, Monday, 8:45am  --  Cooper's Hawk  --  Meee Panning

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Coopers_Hawk/lifehistory  Cooper's Hawks mainly eat birds. Small birds are safer around Cooper's Hawks than medium-sized birds: studies list European Starlings, Mourning Doves, and Rock Pigeons as common targets along with American Robins, several kinds of jays, Northern Flicker, and quail, pheasants, grouse, and chickens. Cooper's Hawks sometimes rob nests and also eat chipmunks, hares, mice, squirrels, and bats. Mammals are more common in diets of Cooper?s Hawks in the West.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 19, 2018, 01:33:29 PM
March 19, 2018, Monday, 11:32am --  Pied-Billed Grebe  --  Meee Panning

Grebe on nest

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 19, 2018, 04:30:52 PM
March 19, 2018, Monday, 2.28pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk  --  CAWildflower Panning

A different perch for one of EC's Red-Tailed Hawks.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 19, 2018, 05:39:07 PM
March 19, 2018, Monday, 3.37pm --  Killdeer  --  CAW Panning

Looking for nest.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 20, 2018, 11:00:31 AM
March 20, 2018, Tuesday, 8:51am --  Great Egret & Snowy Egret --  Meee Panning

Great view of size difference between the two.

Great Egret, https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Egret/id , Their bills are yellowish-orange, and the legs black.
Snowy Egret, https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snowy_Egret/id , Adult Snowy Egrets are all white with a black bill, black legs, and yellow feet. They have a patch of yellow skin at the base of the bill. Immature Snowy Egrets have duller, greenish legs.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 20, 2018, 11:19:39 AM
Here we see Two Geese sitting on the Branch of a Tree ,  Geese looking  for a place to nest that is not on the Ground, taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 20, 2018, 03:09:23 PM
March 20, 2018, Tuesday, 1:07 pm --  Barn Owlettes  --  Judi Panning

Rainy day in the owl hollow.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 21, 2018, 10:42:00 AM
March 21, 2018, Wednesday, 8:40am --  Ring-Necked Duck  -- Leaps

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Post by: clarindagirl on March 22, 2018, 12:20:14 PM
March 22, 2018, Thursday, 10:15am --  Canada Geese --  Meee Panning

Lucy's four eggs
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 22, 2018, 10:04:25 PM
March 22, 2018, Thursday, 8:01pm --  Major Thunderstorm at EC  --  Tobi Panning

Tobi and Nanc helped keep EC online during a major storm.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 23, 2018, 08:26:47 PM
Here are the Two Golden Eagles at their Nest , you can see one on  the Nest , the other Eagle is on the Branch to the Right of the Nest,,taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 24, 2018, 07:07:23 AM
Here we have what is Believed to be a Western Screech Owl, it has tiny ear like  feathers on it's Head,taken by Vetleo.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Screech-Owl/id
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 24, 2018, 09:59:25 AM
March 24, 2018, Saturday, am --  Western Screech Owl --  Vetleo Panning

These little guys are around 9" tall, compared to Barn Owl 18" and Great Horned Owl 23".

Rob's snips above.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113804479, ff 45:37
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 24, 2018, 11:47:08 AM
March 24, 2018, Saturday, 9:44am --  Canada Geese --  Leaps Panning

Wilma and Fred's Eggs
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 24, 2018, 12:10:41 PM
March 24, 2017, Saturday, am -- Great Egret and Pied Bill Grebe -- Leaps Panning

What are you gonna do when the Grebe is in your way, Egret picks up and gives the heave ho.  See Rob's snips below.

EC video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113806627 ff 1:37:00 ;

Bigger story.  Grebe swims into small alcove, seems to be building a nest in or behind bush, sees Egret, rushes at it, both stand ground, grebe swims back toward bush, gets between egret and bush, refuses to move, egret tosses him aside.
Same EC video: longer footage: 1:25:00 to
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 24, 2018, 12:26:51 PM
Here we see the Great Egret grab the Pied Billed Grebe by the head, but the Grebe got away, taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on March 24, 2018, 03:51:15 PM
Oh wow.  Does anyone know if the grebe seems to be okay and able to feed, swim, and go about its normal activities after that?  I've never seen anything like that between an egret and a bird like a grebe!
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 24, 2018, 06:08:15 PM
March 24, 2018, Saturday, 4:05 pm --  Barn Owl --  Vantobi Panning

The largest owlette fills the hollow's door, very big.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 24, 2018, 06:14:32 PM
Oh wow.  Does anyone know if the grebe seems to be okay and able to feed, swim, and go about its normal activities after that?  I've never seen anything like that between an egret and a bird like a grebe!

It is fine, saw swimming and diving.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on March 24, 2018, 10:11:58 PM
Oh wow.  Does anyone know if the grebe seems to be okay and able to feed, swim, and go about its normal activities after that?  I've never seen anything like that between an egret and a bird like a grebe!

It is fine, saw swimming and diving.

clarindagirl, thanks for your reply.  glad to hear that.  Oh, and that owlette is so big - and too cute!  Thanks!   :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 25, 2018, 01:22:26 PM
March 25, 2018, Sunday, 11:15am -- Canada Goose  --  Meee Panning

Betty and Barney have first egg of the season.  Betty stood up and it fell out. No pics yet.   Snips and video of the blessed event to follow.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113843505/  ff 01:09:30

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on March 25, 2018, 01:54:29 PM
March 24, 2018, Saturday, 4:05 pm --  Barn Owl --  Vantobi Panning

The largest owlette fills the hollow's door, very big.


Very clear picture! It is soooo big!  ;D
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 25, 2018, 01:56:40 PM
March 25, 2018, Sunday, 11:40 am -- Western Fence Lizards --  Meee Pannning

Holy Dancing Lizards Bat Man --- Meee found three lizards that appeared to be dancing.  Lizards lay eggs.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113843505 ff 1:38:40

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_fence_lizard
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 25, 2018, 02:04:55 PM
March 25, 2018, Sunday, 12:02pm  -- Canada Goose --  Meee Panning

Lucy and Desi's Nest with 5 Eggs

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 25, 2018, 07:39:15 PM
Here we see what is left of the Red Tailed Hawks nest after the storms came through , taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 25, 2018, 07:53:36 PM
Here we see the Snowy Egret hunting on the Pond in the Wind, taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on March 25, 2018, 09:04:08 PM
Here we see what is left of the Red Tailed Hawks nest after the storms came through , taken by Cawildflower.

Rob, oh no.  Was that the nest used by Stitch, the red-tailed hawk?  I hope they will still nest somewhere nearby this year.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 26, 2018, 11:55:01 AM
March 26, 2018, Monday, 9:30am --  Canada Geese  --  Meee Panning

Cam 16, South Pond  --  Goose nesting by water.  Meee reminded me that Harriet did that in past years; one batch rolled into water and next batch eaten by raccoons.  Could this be Harriet?  Whoever it is, she is starting pull down to cushion nest. Meee saw her roll two eggs.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 26, 2018, 01:47:36 PM
March 26, 2018, Monday, 9:45 am --  Cinnamon Teal Pair  --  Meee Panning

Breeding male and female.  Bright Cinnamon color.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Cinnamon_Teal/overview

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113862493  ff 1:52:20

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2018, 02:05:15 PM
Here we see a Coyote on the other side of the Fence heading away from the Camera , taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on March 26, 2018, 02:06:34 PM
It's too bad Trudy can't be caught and taken to a pond somewhere else. But then again it may be more than one "Trudy".  :P ::) >:(
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2018, 02:14:04 PM
Here we can see the Beauty of the Sky as some Clouds go drifting by , taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2018, 02:26:07 PM
Here is a look at Home Tree and the Barn Owls Hollow, taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 26, 2018, 04:07:08 PM
March 26, 2018, Monday, 2:00 pm --  Canada Geese  -- CAWildflower Panning

Wars for nest space are ramping up today.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2018, 11:17:49 PM
Here we see a Coyote on patrol just for a few seconds , taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 27, 2018, 02:29:38 PM
March 26, 2018, pm --  Coyote  --  Leaps Panning

See Rob's snips above. Cam 1, West Hawk Nest You can hear the alarm raised by critters.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113870696 ff 1:18:14
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 27, 2018, 05:51:00 PM
Here is Wilma's Nest a-top Home Tree, the geese eating on the Ground are believed to be Wilma and Fred, taken by Meeebreck. Wilma on the Nest Settling down on the Eggs for the Night.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 27, 2018, 05:56:37 PM
Here is a Red Tailed Hawk perched high up in the Tree , keeping watch over there Territory, taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on March 27, 2018, 10:56:53 PM
Here is Wilma's Nest a-top Home Tree, the geese eating on the Ground are believed to be Wilma and Fred, taken by Meeebreck. Wilma on the Nest Settling down on the Eggs for the Night.

Thanks, Rob!  :)  Great views!

Anyone... is the tree in Rob's pic with Wilma's nest on top, the same tree that has the barn owl hollow that Tess and Count have their owlets in?
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on March 28, 2018, 12:59:34 AM
Here is Wilma's Nest a-top Home Tree, the geese eating on the Ground are believed to be Wilma and Fred, taken by Meeebreck. Wilma on the Nest Settling down on the Eggs for the Night.

Thanks, Rob!  :)  Great views!

Anyone... is the tree in Rob's pic with Wilma's nest on top, the same tree that has the barn owl hollow that Tess and Count have their owlets in?
Yes, and Tsk thinks it looks spooky!  :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 28, 2018, 02:27:48 PM
March 28, 2018, Wednesday, early am --  Coyotes --  Coops Panning

Coop's tracked a pair of coyotes moving through EC quickly.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113891250 ff 2:45:22 to 2:47:--
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on March 28, 2018, 04:11:43 PM
Here is Wilma's Nest a-top Home Tree, the geese eating on the Ground are believed to be Wilma and Fred, taken by Meeebreck. Wilma on the Nest Settling down on the Eggs for the Night.

Thanks, Rob!  :)  Great views!

Anyone... is the tree in Rob's pic with Wilma's nest on top, the same tree that has the barn owl hollow that Tess and Count have their owlets in?

Yes, and Tsk thinks it looks spooky!  :)

LOLOLOL Peep!!   :D :D :D

Thanks everyone!  :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 28, 2018, 06:08:36 PM
March 28, 2018, Wednesday, am --  Canada Goose --  Leaps Panning

Harriet, our ground laying goose.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113897916 ff 53:14
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 28, 2018, 07:01:12 PM
Here are Two Photos , we are not sure if it is , or is not a Dead Bird , taken by Leaps. If any one could help us out here we would like to know just what was seen here. ?  Thank you.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 28, 2018, 07:17:26 PM
March 28, 2018, Wednesday, Unidentified object in water.  See Rob's snips above.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113897916 ff 17:14
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 28, 2018, 08:09:18 PM
March 28, 2018, Wednesday, 6:05 pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk  --  Vantobi Panning

Beautiful shot of a Red-Tailed Hawk in the late afternoon sun.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 28, 2018, 10:04:33 PM
March 28, 2018, Wednesday, 6:00pm  --  Great Egrets  --  Leaps and Vantobi Panning

Egrets have been crazy all day and night.  Lots of chasing and poking at each other.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113905704  from beginning to 32:20


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 29, 2018, 01:57:51 PM
Here are a coup;e shots of the Tree Swallows that stay in the Bird House , or Nesting Box, taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on March 29, 2018, 02:51:50 PM
Did anyone go to the pond to find out what that was in the water and if it was a dead bird?  If anyone gets any follow-up on what that was, I hope it will be posted in this thread.  Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 29, 2018, 04:16:56 PM
March 29-29, 2018 --  Canada Goose  --  Leaps and Vet Panning

Harriet our ground laying goose and eggs.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 29, 2018, 04:30:51 PM
March 29, 2018, am --  Bats  --  Vetleo

Bats flying through pond fog.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113911506 ff 25:00
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 29, 2018, 07:35:40 PM
Here we see a Young Great Blue Heron , this one is a good Hunter , Eating well this fine day, taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on March 29, 2018, 07:53:58 PM
Anyone... is there any news on the earlier post in this thread of whether the cam saw a dead bird in the pond?
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 30, 2018, 01:23:36 PM
Here we see a Red Eared Slider Turtle sitting on shore soaking up the warmth from the Sun, taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 31, 2018, 07:08:47 AM
Here we have Two Skunks out looking for Food in the area of Lucy's Nest, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 31, 2018, 07:29:27 AM
Here we see a Spider Repairing a big Hole torn in the Web , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 31, 2018, 08:07:20 AM
Here we see the Full Moon as it is seen through the Clouds , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Annie49 on March 31, 2018, 11:28:22 AM
Peacock strutting this morning. Taken by Leaps
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 31, 2018, 02:41:19 PM
Here we see a couple of Female Hooded Mergansers , seems there are no Males to be see so far, taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 31, 2018, 02:49:59 PM
Here we see Wilma watching something in flight , while sitting on her Eggs waiting for them to hatch. taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on March 31, 2018, 04:38:24 PM
Thanks Rob, and everyone!  Great scaps and posts!

Please, does anyone know yet if it was discovered what the "blob" on the pond was a couple of days ago that some wondered about if it might be a dead bird?  Maybe someone knows if they never found anything, or if no one know if anyone went to look and see what it was, or maybe it was determined to be that, or something else?  Anything known about that by anyone here?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 01, 2018, 04:34:35 PM
Here we see what seen's to be a Wilson's Snipe feeding along the Shore of the Pond, taken by Leaps.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wilsons_Snipe/id


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xXcVEQcTcU


http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/wilsons-snipe
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 01, 2018, 06:28:07 PM
April 1, 2018, Sunday, 4:00pm  --  Mystery Bird  --  Leaps Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113982588  ff 01:00:00  Most of the tape


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on April 01, 2018, 11:40:07 PM
WILMA  - view of her egg pile about 7 AM this morning as she was off nest   :)  Appears to be at least 19 eggs   :o  No obvious signs of any pips yet   :(
Camera on auto              4-1-18  7:00+ AM PDT             

   
EC VIDEO:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113969518  FF 02:31:32
Holy Moly!  :o  I wonder how many are really Wilma's? No peace for Wilma, yet she never lets the intrusions stop her.  :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 02, 2018, 10:06:00 AM
April 2, 2018, Monday, 8:00am --  Canada Goose  -- Meee Panning

Could it be Amelia, looking for a nest?

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 02, 2018, 12:53:05 PM
April 2, 2018, Monday, 10:51am -- Great Egrets  --  Meee Panning

Daytime Egrets, 6 or 7 egrets and a snowy egret.  Chasing each other around the pond.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 02, 2018, 07:06:07 PM
Here we see the Great Blue Heron drying off his/hers wings after being out in the Water, taken by Boxerlover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 03, 2018, 10:27:16 AM
Here we have two Photos , one Coyote in the first , Two Coyotes in the second , taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 03, 2018, 01:22:48 PM
April 2, 2018, 4:44pm --  California Ground Squirrel  --  Boxer Panning

Squirrel digging a new tunnel.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113998586 ff 20:38
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 03, 2018, 01:39:14 PM
April 3, 2018, Tuesday, am --  Coyotes  --  Meee Panning

2 Coyotes on the prowl. See also Rob's snips above.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114007491 ff 1:02:42
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: boxerlover19 on April 03, 2018, 02:40:17 PM
WILMA  - view of her egg pile about 7 AM this morning as she was off nest   :)  Appears to be at least 19 eggs   :o  No obvious signs of any pips yet   :(
Camera on auto              4-1-18  7:00+ AM PDT             

   
EC VIDEO:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/113969518  FF 02:31:32
Holy Moly!  :o  I wonder how many are really Wilma's? No peace for Wilma, yet she never lets the intrusions stop her.  :)
PeepSpy - Wilma started incubating after she laid 7 eggs  (Mar 3rd)  Any that hatch will have to have had 25-28 days of continual proper temps and as she rolls them at least daily and mixes them up, odds are not good that any of hers will have received that.... at this stage, any that hatch we're pretty sure are going to be the Intruder's goslings-she *might* get 1 or 2 :'(
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 03, 2018, 05:19:38 PM
April 3, 2018, Tuesday, 3:16pm  --  Great Egret  --  Boxer Panning

Egret sitting in grass.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 04, 2018, 10:53:07 AM
Here we see Two American Coots Preening there feathers while the Snowy Egret is Looking for Food behind them , taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 04, 2018, 12:28:10 PM
April 4, 2018, Wednesday, 10:13am --  Wilma's Eggs  --  Leaps Panning

Eggs showing dirt, fluff, shadows and .....  but no pips.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 05, 2018, 06:10:41 AM
Here we seen Tess just delivered Food and the Owlet just stands looking at it, then moves it out of the opening  of the Hollow, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 05, 2018, 06:21:29 AM
Here we see a Cat Fish Feeding along the Shore of the Pond, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 05, 2018, 07:59:03 AM
Here we see Two Wet Goslings under Wilma ,I am Happy  she hatched something , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 05, 2018, 10:42:54 AM
Here is a good look at the Color in the Clouds this Morning , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 05, 2018, 10:44:07 AM
Here we see ont of the Golden Eagle Parents sitting on the Branch of the Tree, taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 05, 2018, 11:19:40 AM
Here we see the Pea fowl under the Flowering Tree looking  for Food , taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 05, 2018, 04:10:13 PM
April 5, 2018, Thursday, 2;06 PM  --  Canada Goose & 2 Goslings  --  Meee Panning

Wilma with 2 babes and one egg shell.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 05, 2018, 08:01:25 PM
April 5, 2018, Thursday, 5.59pm  --  Common Grackle  --  Leaps

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Grackle/overview
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 05, 2018, 08:53:39 PM
April 5, 2018, Thursday, 6.52pm --  Canada Goose Egg --  Leaps Panning

Another egg appears close to hatch.  Number 3 and 4 hatched
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 06, 2018, 08:15:17 AM
Here we see one of the Owls leaving the Hollow with a little bit of food , i have seen this a few mornings  while watching , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 06, 2018, 08:16:42 AM
Here is Lucy's Nest with out Lucy on it ,  Lucy has since returned to the Eggs , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 06, 2018, 08:18:11 AM
Here we see one of many Catfish that are in the Pond , this one is Feeding along the Shore Line, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 06, 2018, 09:53:13 AM
April 6, 2018, Friday, 7:51am --  Egg  --  Vetleo Panning

Vet found an goose egg in the middle of the road.  As yet parent unidentified.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 06, 2018, 10:02:08 AM
April 6, 2018, Friday, 7:56am --  Pea Fowl  --  Vetleo Panning

Pea Fowl in flowering tree, eating buds and flowers.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 06, 2018, 12:19:56 PM
April 6, 2018, Friday, 10:00am  --  Gosling  --  Mee Panning

Tough morning, stuck in the corner.  Now out and napping with Mom


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on April 06, 2018, 01:26:48 PM
Has the gosling been seen that tumbled overboard last night?  Anyone know if Fred was seen under the nest there this morning protecting the overboard gosling?  Any news at all about that situation from anyone would be much appreciated... even if it's to say no one knows either way.  Fingers crossed the little gosling who went overboard is safe... but I know there are many factors involved in that.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 06, 2018, 02:48:27 PM
Here we see Wilma's Little one taking a drink, then on the ground looking around,Little ones first Swim, Fred , Wilma and little one on the road after Swim , taken by Vantobi.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on April 06, 2018, 09:32:58 PM
Thanks for the posts and pics!  I'm a little confused, but I think I have figured out what has been said about the hatches and near-hatch of Wilma and Fred's 4 eggs.  Let me see if I have this right... 3 of their eggs hatched and a 4th did not survive to fully hatch.  Is that right?  Of the 3 goslings that did hatch, 2 of them fell overboard the side of the nest, and neither of those 2 goslings have been seen since then.  The other gosling that successfully hatched has beem seen following Fred and Wilma on the ground and swimming in the pond.  Did I get that right?  Please let me know.  Congrats to Wilma and Fred for persevering in the face of many obstacles.   :-* :-* :-*   I have only the best of wishes for them and their 1 surviving gosling this year, with sympathy for all followers of this nest on the loss, or possible loss, of any of the other gosling hatches and potential hatches here this year.  ((HUGS))  Thanks again for posting news and updates and pics.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 07, 2018, 09:16:14 AM
Here we can see some of the Pea Fowl out Looking for Food this Morning, taken by Boxerlover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 07, 2018, 11:04:22 AM
WILMA & FRED    :)  Another year of stress for our first family of Canada Geese    :(   They picked this nest at top of home tree in 2012.  It was built with the remains of the Red-tailed Hawk nest that the Santa Ana Winds blew out of the tree late in the fall 2011.
 The first year of  7 goslings and the little goose trains with Betty & Barney were so memorable  :-*
 In the 7 years of them nesting in this "penthouse" so many events have happened, some wonderful, some not!!  Wilma has hatched many eggs, not all of the goslings survived   :(  Over the years, I believe she has left the nest with 27 goslings including this last 1 and the 1 that went overboard last year (Fred had to babysit a few hours)   This year Wilma laid 7 eggs. Trudy's visited often even tho Fred was able to stop some of them, but, looks like she had 13 additional eggs to deal with during the time it takes to incubate.  She did her best and we were happy to see 2 goslings Thursday morning, Then another hatch Thursday night.  The gosling that was trying to get out of its egg for hours last night did not survive.  Last night the strongest one was walking around the nest and got on the edge and toppled over (it has not been found yet)   :(  This morning the 2nd one was roaming around the nest & it too went over the edge (It has not been seen yet either)   :( This afternoon, Wilma left the nest and this last gosling followed her soon after.  They have been seen swimming, resting, eating and even though it is not a full day old it is trying to keep up with Mom & Dad   ;D
We wish them well and will enjoy seeing them "around the Pond"   ;D

Information is from my records only, not official :) 

Great overview.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on April 07, 2018, 11:23:39 AM
Poor Wilma!  :'(
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: singingwords on April 07, 2018, 09:18:47 PM
Thanks so much for the updates with Wilma & Freds's nest 💖 So happy a lil one survived and thanks, as always, for great coverage.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: coops2 on April 09, 2018, 06:55:58 AM
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Fred Wilma and their Gosling on the pond edge.
It took the Gosling a long time before he managed to get under Wilma
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 09, 2018, 09:09:52 AM
April 9, 2018, Monday, 2:30am? --  Skunk  --  Coops Panning

Long Visit as Skunk searches digs for food.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114121140 ff  1:02:28 to 1:14:54
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 09, 2018, 09:40:59 AM
April 9, 2018, Monday, am --  Barn Owls  --  Coops Panning

Lots of comings and goings in the Barn Owl Hollow as babies continue to be fed.  At one point an adult BO removes food from nest??  Another wildlife mystery at EC.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114119321 ff 01:51:50 to 02:05:50

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 09, 2018, 05:05:28 PM
April 9, 2018, Monday, early morning hours --  Canada Goose  --  Coops Panning

Gosling Preening, Exploring and trying to get under Mother (Wilma).  Finally successful, and the feather wall descends.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114121140  ff 02:05:12 to 02:35:25
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 10, 2018, 04:06:40 PM
April 10, 2018, Tuesday, Afternoon --  Tour of Pond  --  Boxer Panning

Hot day at EC by recent standards, 80 degrees, little or no wind, partly cloudy.

Besides Wilma, Fred and Spunky, many of the regulars were out and about:  Great Egret, Killdeer, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-Tailed Hawk, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, Turtle, Lone Canada Goose Egg in the Grass and Peafowl Sounds.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 10, 2018, 05:33:26 PM
April 10, 2018, Tuesday, 12:56pm -- Canada Goose  --  Boxer Panning

A short clip, Where Spunky explores a squirrel hole and falls in. 

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114150075 ff 01:35.40 to 01:36.40
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 10, 2018, 05:46:15 PM
April 10, 2018, Tuesday, 1:00pm -- Canada Goose & Pied-Billed Grebe  --  Boxer Panning

Pied-Billed Grebe was feeding on something around and under Canada Geese Nesting Box (Betty & Barney).

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114150075  ff 1:39:05 to 1:44:36
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 11, 2018, 10:21:27 AM
April 11, 2018, Wednesday, 8:19am --  Peacock  --  Leaps Panning

Male Peacock displaying tail on top of Control Center Building.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114166655 ff 1:29:08 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 11, 2018, 10:37:59 AM
April 11, 2017, Wednesday, 8:30am --  Canada Goose  --  Leaps Panning

An at prresent unknown female Canada Goose is in Wilma's Nest.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 11, 2018, 11:49:05 AM
April 11, 2018, Wednesday, 9:30am  --  Bufflehead Pair  --  Leaps Panning

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bufflehead/overview

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114170478 ff 00 to 5:45
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114166655 ff 2:28:40


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 11, 2018, 06:25:30 PM
April 11, 2018, Wednesday, 4.23pm -- Trumpeter Swan  --  Vantobi Panning

Great view of Swan.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 12, 2018, 11:33:43 AM
Here we see what i believe to be a Red Tailed Hawk fly across the Moon this Morning , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 12, 2018, 11:38:47 AM
Here we see Great Egrets in a Tree and on the Pond, Canada Geese in the Water and lucy's Nest , taken by Meeeberck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 12, 2018, 11:45:01 AM
Here we have a Squirrel on a Rock Soaking up the Warmth of the Sun, taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 12, 2018, 11:48:41 AM
Here we see a California Ground Squirrel in the Grass keeping a Watchful Eye for any Danger, taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 13, 2018, 08:52:06 AM
Here we have a Closeup of this Mornings Sun Rise, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 13, 2018, 08:55:03 AM
Here we can see the Mist coning off of the Pond , The Water is warmer then the Air around it , this causes the mist to form,  what a Beautiful Sight, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 13, 2018, 11:13:00 AM
Here we see the Snowy Egret Hunting for Food , taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 13, 2018, 06:42:12 PM
Here we see a Red Eared Slider sitting on a Rock Soaking up the Warmth from the Sun, taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 13, 2018, 07:48:37 PM
Here we have a Pond Turtle Sitting on a Rock Soaking up the Warmth of the Sun, taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 13, 2018, 08:42:12 PM
Here we see a Pea Cock Sitting on the Roof of Mission Control, taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 14, 2018, 11:41:58 AM
Here we see the Ground Squirrel Family and Red Tailed Hawk on the Stump. taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 14, 2018, 11:44:29 AM
Here we see a Pond Turtle and American Coot Sharing a Rock , taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 14, 2018, 06:52:05 PM
Here we see a Raccoon in the box for the day, taken by Boxerlover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 14, 2018, 07:27:41 PM
Here we see the Young Pea Cock Male displaying his tail to a passer by , taken by Boxerlover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 17, 2018, 04:40:19 PM
Here  we see a Red Eared Slider and the Snowy Egret sharing the same Rock as the Egret is Hunting, taken by Vantobi.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 19, 2018, 11:09:11 AM
April 19, 2018, Thursday, 9:00 am, Canada Goose, Meee & Boxer Panning

Prince and Princess have two goslings this morning.  At 3:07pm Boxer is reporting four goslings.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 19, 2018, 01:38:37 PM
April 19, 2018, Thursday, 11:36am -- Great Blue Herons --  Meee Panning

EC Nest Building Time for Great Blue Heron Pair

Cornell:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Blue_Heron/lifehistory   NEST DESCRIPTION
Male Great Blue Herons collect much of the nest material, gathering sticks from the ground and nearby shrubs and trees, and from unguarded and abandoned nests, and presenting them to the female. She weaves a platform and a saucer-shaped nest c  up, lining it with pine needles, moss, reeds, dry grass, mangrove leaves, or small twigs. Nest building can take from 3 days up to 2 weeks; the finished nest can range from a simple platform measuring 20 inches across to more elaborate structures used over multiple years, reaching 4 feet across and nearly 3.5 feet deep. Ground-nesting herons use vegetation such as salt grass to form the nest.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114343753  1:18:25 or 1:24:25 OR 1:52:00


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on April 19, 2018, 08:06:46 PM
OMG.  I love the nesting pair of GBH!  Great s'caps and post!  Thanks!!   :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 20, 2018, 10:17:36 AM
April 20, 2018, Friday, 8:10am -- Canada Goose Family --  Meee Panning

Prince and Princess have finished hatching eggs and have left the nest box this morning to explore the shore.

6 Goslings being urged by Prince to come in the water 

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114356612  ff 30:00
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on April 21, 2018, 12:15:04 PM
GREAT BLUE HERONS    :)   Looks like we may have some baby Sneaky's to watch soon   8)   Thursday, these 2 GBH's were putting sticks up here in the tree top!  They are working on the nest tonight, trying to fit sticks together    8)  However, they did take time out for a dance   :o  This is a first for Eaglecrest, to have nesting Great Blue Herons    ;D ;D
Facilitator  -  Leaps                   4-20-18  7:30 - 8:00PM  PDT 

HERON ROMANCE   8)  EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114370305
 FF 15:40   (watch as long as you like)


cawildflower, I love this news of the pair of GBH nesting!!!   :D   Thanks for posting that news and the wonderful live cam screen captures.   :)

It must be "radar love."   ;) :D :-* :-* :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf53Pg2AkdY - Golden Earring - "Radar Love" (1973)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 21, 2018, 04:09:27 PM
April 21, 2018, Saturday, 1:00pm est. --  Coyote  --  Boxer Panning

Coyote hunting during the day, eating a snake (?).

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114383261  ff 2:06:30 to 02:16:50
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 21, 2018, 04:32:55 PM
Here we see a Coyote Trying to carry off a Snake that it has been eating  for a little while , Coyote is wanting to move on with the Snake, having trouble getting it in it's mouth to carry it away , taken by Boxerlover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 21, 2018, 05:25:18 PM
Here we see Lucy , Desi and Family crossing the Pond . going back to the area near the Nest , taken by Boxerlover19
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 22, 2018, 08:22:00 PM
Here we see the Male Great Blue Heron bringing Broken Twigs for the Female to build the Nest with ,The Male also helps with Nest Building, taken by Vantobi.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 23, 2018, 10:47:53 AM
Here we have Two Family's Meeting , and a little mix up of young , Desi moves the young one away from his with no harm to any of then , Prince and Princess never had to fight  for there young . In many cases like this one , the Family's fight and  young  get harmed . I think Desi handled this mix up great . No Fighting at all , then each went there own ways. Taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 23, 2018, 11:04:04 AM
Here we have a shot of real Beauty as this bush by Mission Control is in Bloom, taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 25, 2018, 12:18:51 AM
Here is a Bull Frog that we can hear singing out over the Pond this Evening , taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 25, 2018, 10:09:46 AM
Here we have a good look at the Pea Cock in full Courtship Display , this is taken on the Roof of Mission Control , taken by Vantobi.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 26, 2018, 10:05:27 AM
Here we see Larry the Lizard pays a visit to the Young Barn Owls again today , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 26, 2018, 10:09:06 AM
Here we can see the young Barn Owls and we see some of then are still covered in White Fluff , some are real close to flying out, just not all of them, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 26, 2018, 10:13:27 AM
Here we see the new Family that has shown up at the pond , the Family of Five, taken by meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 26, 2018, 10:41:51 AM
Here are a Pair of Red Tailed Hawks ,they are Stitch and Spot , there old nest is gone now , but hope they have another as some Red Tailed Hawks have up to three Nest they use in a life time, taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 26, 2018, 06:24:34 PM
Here we see the Great Blue Herons dancing again , i am sure there will be Eggs in that Nest very soon , taken by Vantobi.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 27, 2018, 12:31:37 PM
April 27, 2018, Friday, 10:25am -- Canada Goose  --  Meee Panning

Bette and Barney Nest, soon to be on hatch watch

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 27, 2018, 02:54:45 PM
April 27, 2018, Friday, Early Morn --  Skunk  --  Vetleo Panning

Skunk out digging for some early morning treats.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114513411  ff 1:40:02 to 1:49:29
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 27, 2018, 06:14:05 PM
April 27, 2018, Friday, am --  Canada Geese  --  Vetleo Panning

Canada Goose Families Walking to Front Pond

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114516837  02:07:16 to 02:10:37
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 28, 2018, 02:26:08 PM
April 28, 2018, Saturday, pm --  Lizard --  Leaps Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114537685  ff 45:02 to 46:46
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 28, 2018, 06:07:46 PM
April 28, 2018, Saturday, am --  Rabbits  --  ? Panning

Three Rabbits

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114534082  ff 1:45:09 to 1:45.26



Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 28, 2018, 06:47:00 PM
April 28, 2018 -- Barn Owlette & Canada Goose  --  Panning Boxer

Barn Owl Fledgling lands in Wilma's Nest.  No damage to owl, goose.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114530338  ff 17:10


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 28, 2018, 10:34:03 PM
April 28, 2018, Saturday --  Welcome Back Judi

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 28, 2018, 10:42:01 PM
April 28, 2018, Saturday, 8:00pm --  Canada Goose  --  CAWildflower Panning

Betty has two goslings and 6 eggs.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 29, 2018, 10:14:34 AM
April 29, 2018, Sunday, 8:00am --  Canada Goose  --  Meee Panning

Betty and Barney have 5 goslings and 2 eggs this morning.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on April 29, 2018, 04:20:16 PM
April 29, 2018, Sunday, 1:47pm --  Canada Goose --  Vantobi Panning

Betty and Barney Goslings Jumping, one reluctant babe holds up the show.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114563665 ff 2:18:40 to end

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 30, 2018, 07:12:01 PM
Here are some Storm Clouds that are Moving over the area , taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on April 30, 2018, 07:36:11 PM
Here we can see the Female Blue Heron on the Nest , it is windy and the Tree is Moving so in the Wind, taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on April 30, 2018, 08:55:19 PM
Thanks for all the great pics and links and reports here!  :)

Thanks Rob for your screen caps!  I have talons crossed that the GBHs' nest will withstand the wind and any storms.   :-* :-*
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 04, 2018, 07:56:29 AM
Here we see that Lucy and Desi still have 4 young after the Two Coyotes that chased the Geese off the shore of the Pond last night, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 04, 2018, 08:02:24 AM
Here we see one of the 4 Young Barn Owls that returned to the Hollow this Morning , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 04, 2018, 08:16:18 AM
Here we see a Great Blue Heron Flying over the Pone Area , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 04, 2018, 08:28:57 AM
Here we see the Sun as it Breaks over the Horizon this Morning at the Pond , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 04, 2018, 08:30:38 AM
Here we have three Acorn Woodpeckers on the Tree Branch , A great Closeup of one of the Woodpeckers, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 04, 2018, 08:47:08 AM
Here you can see how Calm the Water is on the Pond this Morning ,Has  that Mirror look about it, taken by Vetlleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 04, 2018, 08:57:56 AM
Here we can see the Great Blue Herons Building their Nest , taking a little time for a Dance as well , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 04, 2018, 09:11:21 AM
Here we see a Baby California Ground Squirrel on the Rock looking around ,This Little Squirrel tries something growing on the Rock for a Meal, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 04, 2018, 09:44:17 AM
Great Egret Preening feathers , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 04, 2018, 02:04:03 PM
May 3, 2018, Thursday, pm --  Coyotes  --  Panning CAWildflower

Two coyotes scare Canada Geese families into the pond.

Coyotes -- EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114650197 ff 02:56:52 to end
Canada Geese --  EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114654379 ff beginning to 03:05

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 04, 2018, 02:25:22 PM
May 3, 2018, Thursday, pm --  Barn Owls --  Panning ?

Barn Owlette fledging gymnastics.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114650197 ff 02:44:36 to 02:56:50
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 04, 2018, 04:06:56 PM
May 4, 2018, Friday, am --  Acorn Woodpeckers  -- Vetleo Panning

Great closeups of the Acorn Woodpeckers red caps in the morning sun.  Both male and female are shown. 
Rob's snips are above.  https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2488.msg573845#msg573845
Cornell: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Acorn_Woodpecker/idv 
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114662323 ff 41:08 to 45:39
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 05, 2018, 12:00:24 PM
Here is the pair of Barn Owls Count and Countess in their Hollow , had a little Dance and then left the Hollow, taken by Boxerlover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 05, 2018, 12:11:49 PM
May 05, 2018, Saturday, am -- Peacock  --  Leaps

Peacock courting display went on for possibly 30 minutes.  No hens in sight.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114692209  ff  00 to 36:16

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 05, 2018, 06:05:56 PM
Here we can see Larry Lizard watching the Young Barn Owl Preening and Cleaning it's Feet, taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 05, 2018, 08:17:30 PM
Here you can see the Reflection of the Clouds that are Moving in on the Water. taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 06, 2018, 04:08:18 PM
May 06, 2018, Sunday --  Green Heron  --  Meee Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114714064  ff  29:55 to 34:50
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/id


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 06, 2018, 04:45:30 PM
May 6, 2018, Sunday --  Turtle & Mallard  --  Meee Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 07, 2018, 04:36:02 PM
May 7, 2018, Monday --  Turtle  --  Meee Panning

Turtle out for a swim on a sunny day.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114739220 ff 2:05:39 to 2:08:44


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 08, 2018, 03:33:43 PM
May 8, 2018, Tuesday, 1:30pm --  Killdeer  -- Judi Panning

Killdeer has stayed in same spot for over 30 minutes, likely nesting spot.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114760604  ff 01:00:00 to 01:02:10


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 08, 2018, 04:17:24 PM
May 8, 2018, Tuesday, 2:00pm --  Great Blue Heron --  Judi Panning

Great Blue Heron is exhibiting cooling techniques.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 08, 2018, 08:37:55 PM
Here we can see two Killdeer near the Nest sight , taken by Cawildflower .
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 08, 2018, 10:05:40 PM
Here we see this Eevening Sun Set , the Color in the Sky is Priceless , taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 09, 2018, 05:36:17 PM
May 9, 2018, Wednesday, 3:30pm --  Spotted Sandpiper  --  Judi Panning

Great close-up, can see markings.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114785868 ff to 23:16 to 25:39 shore; 35:32 to 41:30 close-up on rock


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 09, 2018, 05:41:23 PM
May 9, 2018, Wednesday, 3:00pm  --  Mallard Pair  --  Judi Panning

Mallard Pair preening on sunlit rocks.


http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114783677  ff  2:36:20 - 2:38:40
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 10, 2018, 04:49:45 PM
May 9, 2018, Wednesday, pm --  Killdeer  --  Vantobi Panning

Four killdeer chasing each other in the roadway.  Cam 8

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114785868  ff 1:52:57 to 2:04:06
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 11, 2018, 02:37:23 PM
May 11, 2018, Friday 9:30 am --  Green Heron Pair  --  Meee Panning


http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114825595 ff 2:04:05 to 2:08:55
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 12, 2018, 02:38:41 PM
May 12, 2018, Saturday, am --  Green Heron  --  Leaps Panning

Green Heron on floating nest box.  Colorful shots 
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114851640  ff 21:34 to 29:27
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 13, 2018, 07:03:36 PM
May 13, 2018, Sunday, 5:00 pm -- Mallard Ducklings  --  CAW Panning

Mama Mallard and babes sunning on a Windy Sunny Rock

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114899299  ff  30:02 to 47:40


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 14, 2018, 01:05:11 PM
May 14, 2018, Monday, am --  Tree Swallow babies --  Meee Panning

The tree swallow babies are close to fledging.  Now they gather at the door waiting for Mom and Dad to bring juicy bugs.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 14, 2018, 01:51:22 PM
May 14, 2018, Monday, 11:48am --  Great Blue Heron --  Meee Panning

Great Blue Heron catches a vole and washes it in the pond.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114917047  ff 1:33:45 to 1:35:50
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 14, 2018, 02:14:57 PM
May 14, 2018, Monday, am --  Mallard Ducklings  --  Meee Panning


EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114913978 ff 01:42:45
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: judith critchett on May 14, 2018, 07:19:15 PM
Here is a vid of mallard duckling 5-14-18 Hope you enjoy     http://tinyurl.com/ybv5c78p
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 15, 2018, 10:46:47 AM
Here we see 7 little Ducklings in the Grass just waiting to get on the water again today . taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 16, 2018, 09:01:28 AM
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW    :)   We found this bird on branch of home tree Sunday evening    :o  The close up of its face indicates it is the Violet-Green swallow rather than the Tree swallow    :o  Picture in black & white so cannot see all the colors on this bird   ???  Looking at the white up around the eye and the sweeping long wing feathers, it is different from the tree swallows   ::)   Maybe one of the nest boxes belong to this swallow   ??? 
Facilitator  -  cawildflower       5-13-18  7:22PM  PDT

EC VIDEO:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114899299 FF 02:51:45 - 02:54:35

Wow great catch!
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 16, 2018, 09:04:04 AM
Here is a vid of mallard duckling 5-14-18 Hope you enjoy     http://tinyurl.com/ybv5c78p
Judi, Fun video, ducklings great to watch.[/quote]
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 16, 2018, 10:16:17 AM
May 15, 2018, Tuesday, pm --  Green Heron  --  Judi Panning

Green Heron fishes along the shore patiently.  Finally, snares a big one and has a nice lunch.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114941890 ff 59:34 to 1:02:30
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 16, 2018, 04:25:50 PM
May  15, 2018, Wednesday, 2:20pm --  3 Great Blue Herons  --  Tobi Panning

Three GBHs have been seen around the pond.  Today, Tobi found them.
Cam  15 on nest
Cams  16 and 8 

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 17, 2018, 04:11:24 PM
May 16, 2018, Wednesday, pm --  Great Egret  --  Boxer Panning

The Great Egret caught a black bird and spent a very looooooooooooooong time trying to swallow it.  No matter how many times he dipped it in the water, the wings just did not want to go down the gullet.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/114962947  ff  42:12 to 1:03:39
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 19, 2018, 05:33:01 PM
May 19, 2018, Sunday  --  Great Egret  --  Leaps

Another BIG meal for the Great Egret, looks like a rat.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115041577 ff 43:56  to 44:42
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 22, 2018, 10:21:39 AM
May 22, 2018, Tuesday, 8:15 am --  Great Blue Heron  --  Meee Panning

Great Blue Heron standing in nest.  Meeebreck says, Great Blue Heron nest egg watch starts the 29th.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 22, 2018, 02:38:23 PM
May 21, 2018, Monday, pm --  Great Blue Heron By Pond  --  panning ?


EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115097656 ff 1:46:00 to 1:52:42
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 22, 2018, 02:51:17 PM
May 21, 2018, pm -- Frog  -- Panning ?

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115102982 ff 46:40 to 49:58
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 23, 2018, 05:14:21 PM
May 23, 2018, Wednesday, pm --  Great Blue Heron  --  Judi Panning

Heron Fishing, caught a nice fish, maybe a blue gill or sun fish.
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115136144  ff 1:03
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 23, 2018, 05:32:48 PM
May 23, 2018, Wednesday, pm --  Green Heron --  Judi Panning

Green Heron fishing along the shore.  Great closeups.

EC Videotape: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115136144  ff 10:10 - 14:02
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 25, 2018, 09:40:56 AM
May 24, 2018, Thursday, pm --  Barn Owls  --  CAwildflower panning

Two barn owls visiting the tree hollow, assume Tess and Count.  The female seems to be cleaning or enlarging the hollow. Male is blocked at door, finally allowed to enter.  No treat, no dance.  Leaves soon after.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115167117  ff 1:35:07 to 1:40:29


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 25, 2018, 10:11:40 AM
Here are some great shots of the Green Heron taken by Meeebreck,
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on May 25, 2018, 10:48:58 AM
Here we have the Peacock on the lookout pole, looking out over the area , taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on May 25, 2018, 12:12:07 PM
Thanks to all for the great screen caps!   :)

clarindagirl, LOL on Tess and Count... Tess says her dance card is open, but Count has to "pay to play" - er... "deliver food gifts to dance."   ;) :D :-* :-*
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 28, 2018, 06:04:36 PM
May 28, 2018, Monday, am --  Food  --  Meee Panning

There's going to be plenty of food for big fish, birds and other critters.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115252704 ff 24:16 to 26:27 also 44:29 to 48:43
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 28, 2018, 06:57:02 PM
May 28, 2018, Monday 4:50pm --  Western King Bird  --  CAW Panning

Western Kingbird, https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Kingbird/lifehistory 
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Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 28, 2018, 07:03:46 PM
May 28, 2018, Monday, 5:00pm  -- Great Blue Heron  --  CAWildflower Panning

Behavior of female Great Blue Heron may indicate that a chick may be in the nest already.  Appears to be food, which may have been regurgitated into the nest.  No way to know????

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115257901 ff 18:25 to 34:20

Cornell Youtube video of Great Blue Heron first young feeding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgz0f7MFDYc&t=7s

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 28, 2018, 07:20:47 PM
May 28, 2018, Monday, 5:00pm  --  Killdeer  --  CAW panning

Killdeer by the pond.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 29, 2018, 04:03:42 PM
May 29, 2018, Tuesday, 2:00pm --  Killdeer  --  Judi Panning

Killdeer have a nest in the road, under swallows nest.  One parent relieved other at 1:14 pm.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 30, 2018, 08:40:33 PM
May 30, 2018, Wednesday, pm --  Killdeers --  Judi Panning

Good view of Killdeer defending nest against a squirrel. Cam 8

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115292910 ff 12:48 to 17:16
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on May 30, 2018, 08:53:30 PM
May 30, 2018, Wednesday, pm --  Mallard  --  panning?

Mallard Mom and babies on a rock. Cam 16

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115292910  ff 20:14 to 23:28.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 01, 2018, 11:02:58 AM
June 1, 2018, Friday, 8:50 am  -- Great Blue Heron   --  Meee Panning

Two little heads have appeared in the GBH nest.  Yippie.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 02, 2018, 04:32:47 PM
June 2, 2018, Saturday, am --  Black-Crowned Night Heron  --  Meee panning off shift

Heron on floating nest, Black-Crowned Night Heron suns itself.  The long white head plume extends from back on head on breeding birds. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-crowned_Night-Heron/id

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115348079 ff 1:28:08 to 1:28:44  and 1:32:44 to 1:33:10
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 02, 2018, 05:00:38 PM
June 2, 2018, Saturday, am --  Red-Tailed Hawk Pair  --  Meee Panning off shift

Red-Tailed Hawk Pair spend quite awhile preening. In four square, cam 15.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115348079  ff 1:29:10  to 1:32:00
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on June 02, 2018, 09:36:29 PM
Here we see a young California Ground Squirrel feeding in and around the Garden. Taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on June 03, 2018, 10:24:37 AM
Here we have a couple views of the Peacock Courting , taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on June 03, 2018, 10:37:58 AM
Here are sone Photos of the green Heron that was hunting on the Pond , taken by Meeeberck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on June 03, 2018, 10:42:57 AM
Here are some Shots of the Red Tailed Hawk Perched and Preening  it's Feathers. Taken By Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 03, 2018, 04:29:49 PM
June 3, 2018, Sunday, am --  Great Blue Heron  --  Meee Panning

Great Blue Heron parent in nest with two babes, who are bobbing and boinking.
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115376569 ff 53:00 to 1:00:00
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on June 05, 2018, 07:46:20 PM
Good one, cawildflower!  Looks like a bullfrog to me.  Kermit!!   :D
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 10, 2018, 08:54:53 AM
June 9, 2018, Saturday, pm --  Black-Crowned Night Heron Family  --  CAWildflower Panning

Mother Nature has gifted us a delightful new family to watch.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 10, 2018, 09:09:56 AM
June 9, 2018, Saturday, pm --  Great Blue Herons  --  CAW Panning

Mom returns to nest and gives Dad some loving.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115487957 ff 1:05:27 to 1:05:57
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on June 12, 2018, 12:19:20 PM
BARN OWL  :)  flew into the hollow about 11:15 last night  ??? It did not look like Tess or Count to us as seemed tall and has a very large Nose   ???   Looked to be very sleepy    ::)
Facilitator  -  cawildflower                    5-31-18  11:15+AM PDT

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115321949  FF 01:58:20


Previous offspring?  :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 13, 2018, 06:25:15 PM
June 13, 2018, Wednesday, pm  --  Belted Kingfisher  --  Boxer Panning

A hot day at EC, 102 degrees,  even the Kingfisher is staying in shade.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 13, 2018, 08:44:17 PM
June 13, 2018, Wednesday, pm  --  Great Blue Heron --  Tobi Panning

Great views of Great Blue Heron chick reaching up to parent, biting at beak, legs, feathers to encourage feeding.
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115558115  ff  02:28:28 to end
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 16, 2018, 03:08:43 PM
June 16, 2018, Saturday, am  --  Great Blue Heron with Baby  --  Leaps Panning
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115604699 ff 2:48:15 to end


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 16, 2018, 03:17:28 PM
June 16, 2018, Saturday, am --  Red-tailed Hawk  --  Leaps panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115604699  ff 1:57:02 to 2:14:33

Leaps note from chat:  leaps Hawk was perched in tree st ahead for t least 2 hrs this AM & GBH nest is to rt, can see Papa
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 16, 2018, 03:37:16 PM
June 16, 2018, Saturday --  Lizard --  Leaps Panning

Great close-up of Lizard
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115606266 ff 34:24 to 41:50
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 16, 2018, 04:07:36 PM
June 19, 2018, Saturday -- Green Heron  --  Leaps Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115606266 ff 1:10:42 to 1:17:15
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 18, 2018, 11:44:15 AM
June 18, 2018, Monday, am --  Cinnamon Teal Pair  --  Meee Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115649851  ff 2:23:21 to 2:25:26
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 22, 2018, 05:01:42 PM
this morning at EC
Thx Meee, my favorite.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 22, 2018, 05:42:25 PM
June 22, 2018, Friday --  Great Blue Heron Parent & Chick  --  Panning either Meee or Auto

Chick very active, begging for food by pulling parent's feathers.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115725199  ff  02:59:00 to end
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 22, 2018, 05:49:45 PM
June 22, 2018, Friday --  Peacock  --  Meee Panning

Peacock doing 360 degree turn spreading his outstretched tail feathers.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115721061 ff 19:50 to 33:30
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 22, 2018, 08:13:18 PM
June 22, 2018, Friday, 5:30pm --  Green Heron  --  Leaps Panning

Great shots in afternoon sun.




Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 22, 2018, 10:04:49 PM
June 22, 2018, Friday, 8:00pm --  Great Egret and Snake  --  Leaps Panning

Leaps found snake slithering across the road close to recent killdeer nest.
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115729955 ff 2:58:24  (short clip of a long snake)

 It went into grass and appeared at pond's edge by Great Egret.  Both checked each other out and went their separate ways.
EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115732298 ff 9:44 to 11:43


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 22, 2018, 11:22:39 PM
June 22, 2018, Friday, 9:15 pm --  Barn Owl  --  Boxer Panning

Barn Owl close to pond's edge.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on June 22, 2018, 11:23:53 PM
Here we see a very nervous Barn Owl at the edge of the Pond , the Ground is not a good place for any Barn Owl, Guess it was trying to get a drink , taken by Boxerlover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 22, 2018, 11:34:31 PM
June 22, 2018, Friday, 9:30pm --  Rabbit --  Boxer
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 23, 2018, 08:30:39 AM
June 22, 2018, Friday, 9:30am --  Turkey Vulture  --  Meee Panning

My favorite bird, the Turkey Vulture, paid a leisurely visit to EC.  Enjoy the great close ups.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115721061 ff 1:32:06 to 1:35:25
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on June 23, 2018, 03:42:11 PM
Thanks everyone!  All great posts and pics!!  :)

clarindagirl, I'm a fan of the turkey vulture, too.  Nice screen caps!  I've never seen a TV drink water before!!  That's a great screen grab you got of that!  Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 25, 2018, 09:25:52 AM
Thanks everyone!  All great posts and pics!!  :)

clarindagirl, I'm a fan of the turkey vulture, too.  Nice screen caps!  I've never seen a TV drink water before!!  That's a great screen grab you got of that!  Thanks!  :)
Thanks goes to Meee, who finds the wonderful shots.  I haven't seen TVs drink either, assumed most liquid came from eating carrion?
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 25, 2018, 09:28:17 AM
June 25, 2018, Monday, 7:20am --  Great Blue Heron  --  Leaps Panning

Wingercizing not flying yet.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 25, 2018, 11:34:32 AM
HAWK    :o   Found this one sitting on a tree stump in the shade    ???   It looked around and then flew off out of camera view   :-\   Was hard to see the coloring but tail looked like it could be a Coopers Hawk or a Sharp-shinned Hawk     :)
Facilitator  -  cawildflower              6-24-18  4:20+ PM  PDT

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115760514  FF 02:32:30 - 02:34:42
       

Great capture, and it so nicely turned 360 with wings spread.  Think it was a juvenile from chest streaking, but don't know other than that???  Listen in background sounds faint but think more like Sharp-shinned Hawk or juvie
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on June 27, 2018, 03:14:20 PM
Here we we the Green Heron Hunting around the Pond, taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on June 27, 2018, 10:35:04 PM
June 27, 2018, Wednesday, pm -- Turtle -- Panning CAW

Great close ups of a Red-eared Slider Turtle.  You can see the red stripe on head.
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115813750  ff  2:42:40 to 2:46:40


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on June 28, 2018, 11:04:34 AM
Here is the Young Great Blue Heron Panting in the heat , taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 01, 2018, 04:53:35 PM
July 1, 2018, Sunday, am --  Coyote --  Meee Panning

Coyote taking a morning trot through EC.
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115888049 ff  54:10 to 55:15

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 01, 2018, 09:28:29 PM
July 1, 2018, Sunday, 4:32pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk --  Vantobi Panning

First RTH, EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115898262 ff to 11:40 to 13:04

Second RTH (found by CAW), EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115898262 FF 42:31
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 02, 2018, 09:11:39 PM
July 2, 2018, Monday, 7:08pm  --  Great Tail Grackles  --  CAW Panning

Territorial Behavior:   In early spring, males establish breeding territories in one or more trees, which they fiercely defend against other males. Territorial ?ruff-out? displays of erected feathers, fanned tail, and bill held skyward may erupt into wrestling matches, with competing males locking talons and rolling on the ground.   https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great-tailed_Grackle/lifehistory

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 03, 2018, 06:39:15 PM
July 2, 2018, Monday, pm --  Great Blue Heron Chick  --  Tobi Panning


Last View I found, EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115918932  ff     to 1:20:57

Great Egrets were roosting below nest.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 04, 2018, 02:53:12 PM
July 4, 2018, Wednesday, am -- Pea Hen and Chicks  --  Leaps Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115940088 ff 50:00
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on July 04, 2018, 05:29:35 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about both of the GBH chicks.  Thank you for posting an update, though I wish it were happier news.   :(
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 05, 2018, 11:32:06 AM
July 5, 2018, Thursday, 9:30m --  Western Kingbird  --  Meeee Panning

These little fellows dart about catching insects.  Meee found one momentarily at rest.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Kingbird/overview , "An eye-catching bird with ashy gray and lemon-yellow plumage, the Western Kingbird is a familiar summertime sight in open habitats across western North America. This large flycatcher sallies out to capture flying insects from conspicuous perches on trees or utility lines, flashing a black tail with white edges. Western Kingbirds are aggressive and will scold and chase intruders (including Red-tailed Hawks and American Kestrels) with a snapping bill and flared crimson feathers they normally keep hidden under their gray crowns."

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115959296  ff 56:24


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 05, 2018, 11:47:05 AM
July 5, 2018, Thursday, 9:45am --  Trumpeter Swan  --  Meee Panning

Swan just finishing up molting.   https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Trumpeter_Swan/lifehistory , "The swans spend significant time preening, rubbing their bills in the oil-secreting uropygial gland near the base of the tail, then distributing the oil over the feathers to waterproof them."

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115959296 ff 36:28 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 05, 2018, 07:42:15 PM
July 5, 2018, Thursday -- Great Egret -- Meee Panning

Great Egret eating a large Vole.
 
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115959296 ff 1:13:50 to 1:39:10
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 06, 2018, 12:20:34 PM
July 6, 2018, Friday, 10:00am --  Peahen and 2 Chicks  --  Meee Panning

Mother Peahen takes chicks our for a morning snack and maybe a nap.

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115972115  ff 2:37:52 to end

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 06, 2018, 01:03:50 PM
July 6, 2018, Friday, am --  Western Bluebird  --  Meee Panning

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/115972115 ff 1:17:36 to 1:19:42

Female possibly immature Western or Mountain Bluebird
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Bluebird/id
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mountain_Bluebird/id
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mountain_Bluebird/species-compare/67472541
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 08, 2018, 03:50:03 PM
July 8, 2018, Sunday, am --  Scrub Jay  --  Meee Panning

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116003873 ff 1:31:40 to 1:34:50

Cornell: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/California_Scrub-Jay/id  Rich azure blue and gray above, with a clean, pale underside broken up by a blue necklace. In birds, the color blue depends on lighting, so California Scrub-Jays can also look simply dark.

 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 08, 2018, 08:36:14 PM
July 8, 2018, Sunday, 6:30pm -- Green Heron  --  Vantobi Panning

It was a windy, wavy day, Vantobi found Green Heron spent quite awhile fishing and flapping, then had a stand off with a turtle. Two more Green Herons appeared then more territorial pushing and shoving. And the Egret ends the party.  Always drama around the pond.  Great job Tobi!

EC Video :http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116013619 02:02:46 to end   :) Green Heron flapping wings ff to 2:11:00  8) 2 herons:  2:42:55  ::) Egret joins the party:  ff 2:52:28
 


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 08, 2018, 08:48:26 PM
July 8, 2018, Sunday, 6:45pm --  Red-Tail Hawk  --  Vantobi Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 09, 2018, 04:13:34 PM
July 9, 2018, Monday, am -- 3 Juvies and an adult Green Heron  --  Meee Panning

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116021049 ff 01:59:10   3 juvies and adult brings food
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116021049 ff 2:02:40
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: vantobi on July 09, 2018, 10:39:31 PM
Emoticons for Ustream
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 10, 2018, 11:40:50 PM
July 10, 2018, Tuesday, 9:30pm -- owl  --  Tobi Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116044422  ff 2:16:11


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 11, 2018, 06:46:20 PM
July 11, 2018, Wednesday, 4:43pm --  Canada Geese  --  Tobi Panning

Geese taking naps on a hot California afternoon.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 12, 2018, 03:52:56 PM
July 11, 2018, Wednesday, 6:45 pm --  Great Blue Heron  --  Vantobi Panning

Preening in the late afternoon sun.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 13, 2018, 12:47:07 PM
July 12, 2018, Thursday, pm --  Mule Deer  --  Boxer Panning

Mule Deer (Black-tailed Deer) captured by Boxer, eating tree leaves/bark and water plants.  Trumpeter Swan approaches and the deer decides to move on.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116069045 ff 2:24:35

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 13, 2018, 09:17:39 PM
July 13, 2018, Friday, 7:10pm -- Belted Kingfisher  --  Leaps panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 13, 2018, 09:27:24 PM
July 13, 2018, Friday -- Red-tailed Hawk  -- Leaps Panning

Hawk by pond, attacked by second hawk.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116081548 ff  1:31:40 to 1:33:12
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 16, 2018, 03:56:31 PM
July 16, 2018, Monday, am -- Quail  --  Meee Panning

Morning covey of quail spotted by Meeee. This groups contains adults and babies.  Action starts at pond's edge, continues under shady tree and then the big dash across sunny open ground.  Turn up sound you can hear them.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116125890 ff 9:05 - 12:54
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 16, 2018, 04:55:05 PM
July 16, 2018, Monday, am --  Green Herons  --  Meee Panning

Green Herons fishing on the floating nest.
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116124521  ff 2:38:35 to


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 17, 2018, 08:50:08 AM
July 16, 2018, Monday, pm --  Turtle --  Panning CAWilldflower

Mongo big turtle, great close-up, is shown throughout video.  Probably Red-slider turtle.

Good site for Identifying California Turtles, scroll down, http://www.californiaherps.com/identification/turtlesid/turtles.id.html

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116128663 ff 2:03:33 to 2:06:38
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 17, 2018, 08:58:19 AM
July 16, 2018, Monday, pm --  Hawk  --  CAWildflower

Red shouldered Hawk or Red-tailed Hawk,  CA probably knows which.  Wow, holding the camera on the hawk through all that wind was not easy.  Thank you.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116128663  ff 02:19:54 to 2:25:41
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 17, 2018, 12:13:24 PM
July 17, 2018, Tuesday, am --  Green Herons  --  Meee Panning

Good day for fishing at EC pond, catch and release, well sort of.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116136391 ff 2:27:28 to 2:29:00


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 17, 2018, 02:03:54 PM
July 17, 2018, Tuesday, am --  Red-Tailed Hawks  --  Meee Panning

Hawks still in the EC area, perching in big shady trees.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on July 19, 2018, 09:01:51 PM
Here we see what appears to be a Young Blue Heron on the Rock Looking around, taken by Boxerlover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on July 19, 2018, 09:10:20 PM
Here we see a couple Baby California Ground Squirrels looking a little alarmed as they are on the Broken Branch, taken by Boxerlover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 20, 2018, 08:33:11 AM
July 19, 2018, Thursday, pm --  Hawk  --  Boxer Panning

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116177507


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 22, 2018, 10:50:14 AM
July 22, 2018, Sunday, 8:45am --  Red-tailed Hawk  --  Meee Panning

Juvie came to visit, 8:00am to about 9:30am.  Took a bath and preened in a shade tree.  Markings like Spot.

BATH EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116210968  ff 02:40:22 to end

PREENING EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116214580 from beginning


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 23, 2018, 07:39:09 PM
July 23, 2018, Monday, 5:30pm -- Red-Tailed Hawk --  Panning CA Wildflower

A pair landed by EC pond.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116232996  ff 02:57:10 to end
EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116234762  from beginning


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on July 25, 2018, 07:53:24 AM
Here we see the Barn Owl at the edge of the Pond getting a drink and looking around, taken b y BoxerLover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on July 25, 2018, 08:00:02 AM
Here we have Two Mule Deer Bucks grazing along the edge of the Pond. Taken by BoxerLover19.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on July 25, 2018, 04:49:26 PM
Here we have Two Wood Ducks on a Rock Looking Aaround , taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 26, 2018, 06:55:27 PM
July 26, 2018, Thursday, am -- Wood Ducks  --  Meee Panning

Meee found 2 Wood Ducks this morning, they were fishing and having good success.  The fish is caught, when duck moves to a place where it can be killed and repositioned for eating.  Sometimes the prey was taken behind the floating nest and sometimes to the shore.

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116273505 start at beginning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on July 26, 2018, 08:34:28 PM
Here we have two male Wood Ducks in their winter colors , in spring they look much different in color, taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 26, 2018, 10:01:37 PM
July 26, 2018, Thursday, 8:01pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk  --  CAWildflower panning

EC Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116278714  ff 02:27:01 - 02:32:00


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 26, 2018, 10:52:02 PM
July 26, 2018, Thursday, 8:40pm --  Barn Owl  --  CAWilflower Panning

Spending a long time by the pond tonight.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 27, 2018, 08:22:17 AM
July 26, 2018, Thursday, 9:30pm  --  Mule Deer  --  CAWildflower Panning

Mule Deer came to the EC Pond to graze from approx. 9:30 to 10:30pm

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116280684 ff 1:10:33
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on July 27, 2018, 12:41:54 PM
Nice screen grabs and info.  Thanks to everyone for the great posts!  :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 27, 2018, 07:44:44 PM
July 27, 2018, Friday, 2:15pm --  Mule Deer  --  Meee Panning


EC Video: 
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116289818 ff 02:48:08 to end
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116292001  ff from beginning to 9:30

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 27, 2018, 08:47:47 PM
July 27, 2018, Friday, pm --  Mule Deer  --  Vantobi Panning

2 Mule Deer

EC Video:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/116294360  ff 0.00 to  31:35
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on July 31, 2018, 07:46:59 PM
July 31, 2018, Tuesday, 5:30pm --  Red-Tailed  --  Tobi Panning

My First Post from Youtube.  Tobi great closeup of Red-Tailed Hawk drinking by the pond.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 02, 2018, 01:24:58 PM
August 2, 2018, Thursday, 11:10am --  Great Blue Herons --  Meee Panning

Popped on and saw 3 GBHs relatively close to each other. 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 02, 2018, 01:41:28 PM
August 2, 2018, Thursday, 11:40am -- Barn Owl --  Meee Panning

Barn Owl in the tree hollow and wide awake.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on August 03, 2018, 12:34:32 PM
Here we see a Family  of Geese in the Shade getting  grass to eat , taken by Meeebreck
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on August 03, 2018, 11:02:43 PM
Here we see some Canada Geese on the Floating Nest  for the Night, taken by Cawildflower.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on August 03, 2018, 11:38:45 PM
Thanks Rob, your posts are appreciated!  :)

Are the Barn Owls breeding again? I hope so!  ;D
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 04, 2018, 06:42:35 PM
August 3, 2018, Friday --  Quail  --  Leaps Panning

Leaps had great shots of quail scratching for food.  Wind and camera movement made my snips blurry.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 04, 2018, 06:47:08 PM
August 4, 2018, Saturday --  Wood Duck --  CAWildflower Panning

Molting done, new feathers coming back.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on August 05, 2018, 11:54:31 AM
Here we see Tess in the Hollow looking  out to see what the Squirrels are Sounding their Warning about.taken by Meeebreck.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 07, 2018, 12:05:42 PM
August 7, 2018, Tuesday, 10am --  Mule Deer  --  Meee Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 07, 2018, 12:56:24 PM
August 7, 2018, Tuesday, 11:00am --  Meee Panning

The Usual Suspects.  1) Squirrel, 2) Egrets, 3) Grebe, 4) Egret
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 09, 2018, 10:24:34 PM
August 09, 2018, Thursday, 8:00pm --  4 Great Egrets --  CAWildflower panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 10, 2018, 07:43:20 PM
August 10, 2018, Friday, 5:40pm --  Great Egret & Turtle  --  Boxer Panning

They had an extended stare down and the Egret blinked first.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on August 10, 2018, 07:49:05 PM
LOL clarindagirl!   :D :D
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 10, 2018, 08:19:31 PM
August 10, 2018, Friday, 6:10pm --  Hawk  --  Boxer Panning

Hawk taking a Saturday night bath.  Wildfire smoke is making cameras look blurry, was not able to ID the hawk.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: boxerlover19 on August 10, 2018, 08:20:34 PM
We caught this little fellow for just a few moments by MC - the tail is very distinctly black and white bar (stripped) and the legs are definitely yellow.  Anyone have any thoughts?
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 10, 2018, 08:46:58 PM
August 10, 2018, Friday, 6:45pm --  Mule Deer  --  Boxer
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 11, 2018, 06:42:07 PM
August 11, 2018, Saturday, 4:30pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk  --  CAWildflower panning

A juvie flew landed on tree branch and went immediately to ground.  Thought it had captured prey, but saw none.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 11, 2018, 06:56:27 PM
August 11, 2018, Saturday, 4:50pm --  Eurasian Collared Dove  --  CAWildflower panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 11, 2018, 09:12:48 PM
August 11, 2018, Saturday, 7:10pm --  Barn Owl --  CAWildflower panning

Looks up early and ready to fly.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 14, 2018, 08:26:04 PM
August 14, 2018, 6:15pm --  Black Phoebe --  CAWildflower Panning

Cornell https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black_Phoebe/overview

Snips from EC Youtube new location:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjqb68NEiXtRe5AsY0yDWOQ 

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 20, 2018, 07:13:57 PM
August 20, 2018, Monday, 5:10pm --  Ground Squirrel  --  CAWildflower panning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_ground_squirrel

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 22, 2018, 11:43:59 AM
August 22, 2018, Wednesday, 9:30am --  Great Blue Heron --  Leaps Panning

A young sleek Great Blue Heron out fishing this morning.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 22, 2018, 07:34:01 PM
August 22, 2018, Wednesday, 5:30pm --  Great Blue Heron  --  Boxer Panning

An older very hot Great Blue Heron.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 23, 2018, 08:38:28 AM
August 23, 2018, Thursday, 6:30am --  Barn Owl --  unknown

Tess settling in for her daytime sleep. Dawn's early glow.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 23, 2018, 10:26:44 AM
August 23, 2018, Thursday, 8:20am --  Red-Tailed Hawk  --  Meee Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 23, 2018, 10:56:25 AM
August 23, 2018, Thursday, 8:50 am --  Peacock  --  Meee Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 24, 2018, 12:59:07 PM
August 24, 2018, Friday, am --  Red-Tailed Hawk --  Meee Panning

Juvinile RTH spent a long while on the ground, then bathed and took off.  Lots of white feathers and white spot on beak.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 25, 2018, 01:44:07 PM
August 25, 2018, Saturday, 11:42am --  Red-Tailed Hawk --  Leaps Panning

Hawk having a noontime bath.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 26, 2018, 11:25:16 AM
August 26, 2018, 9:20am --  Osprey  --  Meee Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 26, 2018, 03:51:34 PM
August 26, 2018, Sunday, am --  Mule Deer  --  Meee Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on August 26, 2018, 07:05:31 PM
August 26, 2018, Sunday, am -- Red-Tailed Hawk --  Van Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 08, 2018, 08:23:31 PM
September 8, 2018, Saturday, 6:20pm --  Great Blue Heron  --  Vantobi Panning

Young heron appearing to be learning to fish by substituting a stick.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: baziunc on September 09, 2018, 10:03:41 PM
Awww. great pics of the sweet immature GBH.  :-* :-*   Thanks!   :)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 12, 2018, 09:13:25 PM
September 12, 2018, Wednesday, 7:00pm --  Quail  --  CAwildflower panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 13, 2018, 07:56:43 PM
September 13, 2018, Thursday am -- EC Morning Visitors  --  Meee Panning

Green Heron, Black Phoebe, Mallard Pairs
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 14, 2018, 12:53:40 PM
September 14, 2018, Friday, am --  Great Blue Heron --  Meee Panning

Possible female Heron cleaning the nest.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 14, 2018, 12:57:41 PM
September 14, 2018, Friday, am --  Red-Tailed Hawk  --  Meee Panning

Juvie Red-Tailed Hawk has been hanging around this morning.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 15, 2018, 07:21:24 PM
September 15, 2018, Saturday, 5:00pm -- EC Evening  -- CAwildflower panning

Black Phoebe, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret and an older juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 16, 2018, 10:33:23 AM
September 16, 2018, Sunday, 8:00am --  EC Morn  --  Meee Panning

Busy morning:  27 Canada Geese, 3 Wood Ducks, 3 Pied Billed Grebes, 1 juvie Black Crowned Night Heron, 1 Acorn Woodpecker


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 19, 2018, 07:57:13 PM
September 29, 2018, 7:30pm -- Great Egret --  Vantobi Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 20, 2018, 09:12:05 PM
September 20, 2018, Thursday, 7:09pm  --  Great Blue Heron  --  CAWildflower Panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on September 21, 2018, 11:06:42 AM
September 21, 2018, 9:00am  --  EC Morning  --  Meee Panning

Scrub Jay, Ground Squirrel, Great Egret, Red-Tailed Hawk
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 21, 2018, 12:41:10 PM
September 21, 2018, Friday --  Mule Deer --  Meee Panning

Also called "Black-tailed Deer"  H3'4"; L7'; T 8"; female smaller.  Breeding: Mates Oct.-Jan.; 1-2 young June-Aug. from National Audubon Society, Field Guide to California.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 21, 2018, 01:18:49 PM
September 21, 2018, Friday, 11:00am --  Red-Tailed Hawks --  Meee Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 25, 2018, 10:30:02 AM
September 24, 2018, Monday, am --  Red Shouldered Hawk  --  Meee Panning

This hawk is often heard but rarely seen.  It visited Meee yesterday for 30 minutes.  Notice the beautiful striped tail.  What a treat!
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: swisslake on September 28, 2018, 01:06:33 PM
found this early this morning  a Kestrel


And we saw a clean white egret!




 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on September 30, 2018, 07:19:33 PM
September 30, 2018, 5:15pm --  Red-tailed Hawk  --  Vantobi Panning

Gorgeous Hawk


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 01, 2018, 06:31:35 PM
October 1, 2018, Monday, 4:20pm --  Mallard Female and Drake  --  CAWildflower Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 01, 2018, 09:31:27 PM
October 1, 2018, Monday, 7:30pm --  Great Egrets  --  CAWildflower Panning

Egrets are still arriving, CAW has counted 18.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 02, 2018, 08:38:53 PM
October 2, 2018, Tuesday, 6:00pm --  EC Critters  --  CAW panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: swisslake on October 07, 2018, 12:48:03 PM
file:///C:/Users/irene/Pictures/EC%202013.JPG

this was 2013.. no more cormorants now, and 5 years.. time flies..
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 08, 2018, 01:33:18 PM
October 8, 2018, Monday, 11:30am --  Red Tailed Hawk  --  Meee Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 08, 2018, 07:39:50 PM
October 8, 2018, Monday --  Belted Kingfisher  --  CAWildflower Panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on October 17, 2018, 08:40:44 PM
October 17, 2018, Wednesday, pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk --  CAWildflower Panning

Juvenile RTH on Lucy's Nest


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 17, 2018, 08:53:54 PM
October 17, 2018, Wednesday, 6:45pm --  Barn Owl --  CAWildflower

Tess in the hollow.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 19, 2018, 12:50:02 PM
October 19, 2018, Friday, 10:30am --  Red-tailed Hawk  --  Meee Panning

Juvenile likely a male, small.  Resting with a full crop.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 19, 2018, 12:59:49 PM
Part II RTH
October 19, 2018, Friday, 10:30am --  Red-tailed Hawk  --  Meee Panning


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 23, 2018, 02:21:46 PM
October 23, 2018, Tuesday, 12:00pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk Fight --  Panning by Meee

Two juvenile RTHs have been fighting over food for quite some time.  Just like the old days, this bodes well for the future hawk pairing and nesting season.  The victorious winner pulled the food under the bush and is eating.

From Meee:

​1 is the smaller hawk and other bigger one don't know which is which --1 has to be male the smaller on and other female :  ​think the one you see is the first one that got food and the other succeeded in taking away and got to feed too  :  ​there were 3 hawks in bush


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: vantobi on October 24, 2018, 12:46:32 AM
Video of Red Tail Hawk altercation

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OfbnqEAeuQshgjYEO_nz2_7i7xwq-ruG/view?fbclid=IwAR0wdFETtjmXIixkiU1FVtENndLb0U-FcIh5k1tHfxqheqxsQZSb4P6LOCQ
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 24, 2018, 05:09:03 PM
October 24, 2018, Wednesday, 3:07p --  Lizards --  Meee Panning

Two lizards, one with a tail, one without.  Hanging out in the sun by Tess' hollow.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 24, 2018, 05:52:38 PM
October 24, 2018, Wednesday, 3:45p --  Hooded Merganser  --  Meee Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 24, 2018, 06:02:11 PM
October 24, 2018, Wednesday, 4:00pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk --  Vantobi Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 27, 2018, 06:58:17 PM
October 27, 2018, Saturday, 5:52pm -- Belted Kingfisher --  CAWildflower Panning.

Kingfisher on his favorite branch.



Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 27, 2018, 08:00:41 PM
October 27, 2018, Saturday, 6:55pm --  Black Crowned Night Heron -- CAWildflower Panning

Heron has been around the same bush most of the day,
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 27, 2018, 08:19:31 PM
October 27, 2018, Saturday, 6:17pm --  Hooded Merganser --  CAW panning

This guy has been around the pond by himself several days.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 28, 2018, 09:49:39 PM
October 28, 2018, Sunday, 7:46pm --  Bobcat --  CAWildflower Panning

Back for night two. 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on October 30, 2018, 06:56:31 PM
October 30, 2018, Tuesday, 4:54pm --  Mallard Pair --  Boxer
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Post by: clarindagirl on October 31, 2018, 05:05:27 PM
October 30, 2018, Tuesday, pm -- Skunk  --  CAWildflower Panning

Skunk cavorting around the pond.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 01, 2018, 09:02:45 PM
November 1, 2018, Thursday, pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk  --  Boxer Panning

RTH was hunting, but missed and had an impromptu bath.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 02, 2018, 12:19:08 PM
November 2, 2018, Friday, 10:00am --  Red-Tailed Hawks --  Meee Panning

Three of EC's regular RTHs having a morning rest.  The third snip is the RTH with the injured foot.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 03, 2018, 08:48:21 AM
November 3, 2018, Saturday, 6:30 am --  Barn Owl Pair  --  Vetleo Panning

Tess with a sparkle in her eye. Shoulder to shoulder Pair.  Count prepares to leave early.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 03, 2018, 09:54:27 AM
November 3, 2018, Saturday, am -- Great Egrets  --  Vetleo Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 04, 2018, 10:50:35 AM
November 4, 2018, Sunday, 8:40am -- Red-Tailed Hawk --  Meee Panning

Adult RTH
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Post by: clarindagirl on November 05, 2018, 02:54:27 PM
November 4, 2018, Sunday --  Golden Eagle  --  Meee Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 05, 2018, 05:44:37 PM
November 5, 2018, Monday, 3:40pm -- Red-Tailed Hawk  --  Boxer Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on November 06, 2018, 01:04:06 PM
Anyone see this beautiful Mandarin Duck on the news? It is in Central Park NYC!

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/02/us/mandarin-duck-central-park-nyc-trnd/index.html
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 15, 2018, 09:05:17 AM
November 15, 2018, 8:30am --  Morning Coffee with Vetleo
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 15, 2018, 11:26:46 AM
November 15, 2018, Thursday, am --  Red-Tailed Hawk --  Vetleo Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 15, 2018, 11:35:16 AM
November 15, 2018, Thursday, am --  Sharp-Shinned Hawk --  Meee Panning

17-23 inches in length; Female 5.3 - 7.7 oz. Male: 2.9 - 4.1 oz.

Cornell:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sharp-shinned_Hawk/overview


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 15, 2018, 02:05:08 PM
November 15, 2018, Thursday, 12:00p --  Red-Tailed Hawk, adult --  Meee Panning

18-26 inches in length and 2.4 lbs

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-tailed_Hawk/.


 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 17, 2018, 02:19:36 PM
November 17, 2018, Saturday, pm --  Ring-necked ducks  --  Vetleo Panning


General Description

A compact duck with a peaked head, the Ring-necked Duck does have a ringed neck, but the ring is almost never visible in the field. Overall, the Ring-necked Duck is similar in appearance to both the Greater and Lesser Scaups. The male Ring-necked Duck in breeding plumage has a deep-black, iridescent head, breast, and rump, and light flanks. Unlike the scaups, the Male Ring-necked Duck has a black back. He also has a white spur at the shoulder, gray bill outlined with white and with a white ring near the black tip, and yellow eyes. The male in non-breeding plumage is browner on the flanks, but with a darker head, breast, and back. Its bill lacks the white outline, and has a black tip. The Female Ring-necked Duck looks similar to female Greater and Lesser Scaups. She is brown overall with lighter-gray cheeks. Like the scaups, she has a white crescent at the base of her bill, although it is less distinctive than that of either the Greater or Lesser Scaup. The Female Ring-necked Duck can be distinguished from the scaups by the thin, white eye-ring that trails back to her ear, and the peaked shape of her head, as well as by differing habitat. Juveniles look like females.
  http://www.birdweb.org/birdweb/bird/ring-necked_duck


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 17, 2018, 04:08:53 PM
November 17, 2018, Saturday, am --  Red-tailed Hawk  --  Vetleo Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 17, 2018, 06:25:32 PM
November 17, 2018, Saturday, pm --  Great Blue Heron  --  Vetleo Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 18, 2018, 12:59:59 PM
November 18, 2018, Sunday, 10:30am --  Golden Eagle --  Meee Panning

A wonderfully long visit with a Golden Eagle, first of the owl nest box and then on the ground. 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 19, 2018, 12:03:06 PM
November 19, 2018, 9:45am --  Eurasian Collared-Doves --  Meeee Panning

Lovie Dovies mating/bonding.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 19, 2018, 01:47:06 PM
November 19, 2018, Monday, 11:40am --  Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak  --  Meee Panning

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Rose-breasted_Grosbeak/id

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are stocky, medium-sized songbirds with very large triangular bills. They are broad-chested, with a short neck and a medium-length, squared tail....


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 22, 2018, 07:35:06 PM
November 22, 2018, Thursday, 5:30 pm --  EC Thanksgiving --  Vet-Leo Panning

Full Moon tonight.
5:33pm EC Time - Barn Owl left nest box; None visible in hollow.
5:42pm  EC Time - two Jack Rabbits
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 26, 2018, 10:36:18 AM
November 26, 2018, Monday, 8:30am --  Common Mergansers  --  Meee Panning

The ladies are uncommonly beautiful this morning.   :)  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Merganser/id
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 26, 2018, 11:14:28 AM
November 26, 2018, Monday, 9:00am --  Golden Eagle  --  Meee Panning

Golden Eagle back on it's favorite perch, Lucy's nest.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 27, 2018, 11:57:44 AM
November 27, 2018, Tuesday, am --  Canada Geese  --  Meee Panning

Could it be Lucy and Desi, back to claim their nest.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on November 29, 2018, 05:52:33 PM
November 29, 2018, Thursday, 3:0? pm --  Golden Eagle? --  Boxer Panning

Silhouette of large bird, which appears to be a Golden Eagle or other raptor, diving across pond toward Canada Geese and ducks.  Take a look and see what you think.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Golden_Eagle/id#


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 02, 2018, 08:29:08 AM
December 01, 2018, Saturday --EC Snips  --  CAWildfower

Red-Tailed Hawk  :)  Female Common Merganser   :) 


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 03, 2018, 04:37:47 PM
December 3, 2018, Monday -- EC  -- Meee Panning

Female Bufflehead  :)  Juvie Red-Tailed Hawk   :)  Golden Eagle
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 05, 2018, 05:32:09 PM
December 5, 2018, 3:25pm -- Double-Crested Cormorant  --Van Panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on December 06, 2018, 12:44:33 PM
December 05, 2018, Thursday, 10:30am -- Female Cinnamon Teal  --  Meee Panning

Female Cinnamon Teal feeding with Coots   :)  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Cinnamon_Teal/id#
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 06, 2018, 02:02:06 PM
December 6, 2018, Thursday, 11:57am  --  Golden Eagle  --  Meee Panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on December 06, 2018, 06:18:17 PM
December 6 2018, Thursday, 4:00pm -- Female Red-Winged Blackbird  --  Vet Panning
Close Ups showing some of her red coloring.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 11, 2018, 05:17:21 PM
December 11, 2018, Tuesday, 3:15pm -- EC --  CAW Panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on December 11, 2018, 05:31:18 PM
December 11, 2018, Tuesday, 3.29pm -- Quail  --  CAW Panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on December 12, 2018, 05:37:05 PM
December 12, 2018, Wednesday, 3:00pm  -- Wood Ducks --  Van panning

Pair bonding behavior and settling in trees for evening
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 12, 2018, 06:02:32 PM
December 12, 2018, Wednesday, 3:00pm -- Hooded Mergansers  -- Van Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 13, 2018, 12:02:37 PM
DECEMBER 13, 2018, Thursday, AM --Sharp-Shinned Hawk -- Vetleo and Meee Panning
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sharp-shinned_Hawk/id#
Measurements
Both Sexes
Length: 9.4-13.4 in (24-34 cm)
Weight: 3.1-7.7 oz (87-218 g)
Wingspan: 16.9-22.1 in (43-56 cm)


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 13, 2018, 12:49:06 PM
December 13, 2018, Thursday, 10.45am -- Red-Tailed Hawk --  Meee Panning
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-tailed_Hawk/id
Measurements
Male
Length: 17.7-22.1 in (45-56 cm)
Weight: 24.3-45.9 oz (690-1300 g)
Wingspan: 44.9-52.4 in (114-133 cm)

Female
Length: 17.7-25.6 in (50-65 cm)
Weight: 31.8-51.5 oz (900-1460 g)
Wingspan: 44.9-52.4 in (114-133 cm)

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 13, 2018, 06:06:16 PM
December 13, 2018, Thursday, 4:30pm -- Mallards -- Boxer Panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on December 14, 2018, 08:57:23 PM
December 14, 2018, Friday, 6.45pm  -- Fish  --  Leaps Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 16, 2018, 02:07:22 PM
December 16, 2018, Sunday Morning -- Meee Panning
Kingfisher
Black Crowned Night Heron with hurt leg/foot
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 21, 2018, 04:35:44 PM
December 21, Friday, 2:00pm  --  Coyote  --  Vetleo Panning

Geese made quite a racket and flew to water.  Coyote trotted by pond and off through trees.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 21, 2018, 09:16:30 PM
December 21, 2018, Friday, 7:00pm -- Barn Owl  --  Leaps Panning

Returns early to hollow.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 22, 2018, 10:16:28 AM
http://www.sierracamnetwork.com/viewcams/shaver-lake/
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 22, 2018, 10:28:19 AM
December 22, 2018, Saturday, 8:15am -- Eurasian Collared-Dove  --  Vetleo Panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on December 22, 2018, 03:06:58 PM
December 22, 2018, Saturday -- Golden Eagle  -- Leaps Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 22, 2018, 04:31:59 PM
December 22, 2018, Saturday, 2:00pm  -- Northern Flicker  --  Vetleo Panning

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/northern-flicker 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 23, 2018, 07:45:53 AM
December 22, 2018, Saturday, pm -- EC -- CAWildfower Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 24, 2018, 03:46:15 PM
December 24, 2018, Monday, 12:01pm -- Common Merganser  --  Meee Panning

female Common Merganser sitting in noonday sun.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 27, 2018, 04:44:54 PM
December 27, 2018, Thusday, 2:00pm --  American Coots  --  Vetleo panning

18 Mud Hens (American Coots) feeding on the hillside at EC.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 27, 2018, 07:59:09 PM
December 27, 2018 --   Red-Tailed Hawk  --  Vetleo panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on December 27, 2018, 08:51:20 PM
December 27, 2018, 6.49pm -- Great Horned Owl  --  CAWildflower Panning
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Post by: clarindagirl on December 30, 2018, 06:15:36 PM
December 30, 2018, Sunday, 4:10pm -- Great Blue Heron  -- Van Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 31, 2018, 10:22:59 AM
December 31, 2018, Monday, 8:20am --  Wigeon Pair  --  Meee Panning
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Wigeon/id#
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 31, 2018, 10:38:11 AM
December 31, 2018, Monday, 8.36am -- Great Blue Herons --  Meee Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 31, 2018, 01:46:13 PM
December 31, 2018, Monday, 11:30am --  Golden Eagle  --  Meee Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 31, 2018, 01:52:45 PM
December 31, 2018, Monday, 11:45am  --  Red-Tailed Hawk Pair  --  Meee Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on December 31, 2018, 04:07:04 PM
December 31, 2018, Monday, 1:50pm  -- Red-Tailed Hawk Pair  --  CAW Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 01, 2019, 09:44:28 AM
January 1, 2019, 7:30am --  New Year's Morn --  Vetleo panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 01, 2019, 11:36:33 AM
January 1, 2019, Tuesday, 9:15 am  --  Coyote  -- Meee Panning

Wood Ducks out hunting for acorns, kept flying back to pond.  Then Meee found this healthy coyote searching for breakfast.  It left and came back later with a second coyote.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 03, 2019, 09:14:06 AM
January 3, 2019, Thursday, Eaglecrest Wildlife

At dawn a lone Red-Tailed Hawk stands guard over Eaglecrest Wildlife.  Yesterday David McDonald, Founder, passed away.  Rest in Peace.  Thank you for the years of sharing this beautiful sanctuary with the World.

https://www.fresnobee.com/latest-news/article223843715.html 
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 07, 2019, 04:29:48 PM
January 7, 2019, Monday, 2:00pm -- EC Afternoon  --  Judy Panning

Welcome Back to the pond Judy

Female Common Merganser
Great Egret
California Ground Squirrel
Double Crested Cormorant
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 09, 2019, 05:51:43 PM
January 9, 2019, 3:30pm, Wednesday  -- Double-crested Cormorant

BoxerLover: ​cormorants do not have as much preening oil as other waterfowl allowing them to dive deeper than others... which is alway why they are often caught in the "wing drying" position; ​they also have a blue mouth and throat
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 11, 2019, 02:25:31 PM
January 11, 2019, Friday, 11:30am -- Gadwalls --  Meee Panning
The sun today washed out color making them look yellow, instead of gray/brown.
Pied-billed Grebe swam under water and poked the gadwall in the side twice.
"...dabbing ducks, including American Wigeons and Gadwalls often pirate aquatic vegetation from coots.  The latter can dive deeper, and thus ducks can dine on pond weeds that ordinarily would be out of their reach...."  Ehrlich,The Birder's Handbook, p159

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gadwall/id


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 14, 2019, 11:39:24 AM
January 14, 2018, Monday, 9:20am -- Coyote  -- Meee Panning

Coyote hunting around EC pond and Mission Control.  Looks very similar to January 1st sighting.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 15, 2019, 04:11:37 PM
January 15, 2019, 2:00pm --  Great Blue Heron  --  Judi Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 17, 2019, 08:10:03 AM
January 16, 2019, Wednesday, pm -- Hooded Merganser --   Boxer Panning

Courtship rituals continued for a very long time.  Several suitors swam around a single female vying for the attention of one female.  Throwing heads back and trying to chase away competitors.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Merganser
Sounds https://www.audubon.org/news/hear-how-male-hooded-merganser-courts-female
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 17, 2019, 04:43:34 PM
January 17, 2019, Thursday, 2:00pm -- Red-Tailed Hawks In The Rain --  Judi Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 19, 2019, 11:27:15 AM
January 19, 2019, am --  Coyotes  -- Leaps Panning

Another in a series of 9-10am visits by Coyotes.  See Jan 1 and Jan 14 posts.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 21, 2019, 03:05:33 PM
January 21, 2019, Monday, 12:30pm --  Double Crested Cormorants --  Judi Panning

Here's a couple of Cormorant snips from Judi's Shift.  See also earlier Meee/CAwildflower snips above.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 21, 2019, 05:35:27 PM
January 21, 2019, Monday, 1:16 pm -- Great Blue Heron  --  Judi Panning

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Blue_Heron/id
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 22, 2019, 11:46:28 AM
January 22, 2019, Tuesday, 9:30am -- Great Blue Heron  --  Meee Panning

Fish for brunch
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 22, 2019, 12:09:14 PM
January 22, 2019, Tuesday, am --  Great Blue Heron --  Meee Panning

Heron with marked bill, and reddish coloring
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 23, 2019, 11:01:24 AM
January 23, 2019, 8:30 am --  Common Merganser Females  -- Leaps Panning

Ladies Napping in the Sun.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 23, 2019, 01:45:23 PM
January 23, 2013, Wednesday, 11:30am -- Double Crested Cormorant  --  Leaps Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 24, 2019, 06:22:55 PM
January 24, 2019, Thursday,4:00pm --  Bald Eagle  --  Vetleo Panning

One on cam 1 and a second vocalizing.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 25, 2019, 05:45:22 PM
January 25, 2019, Friday --  Bald Eagles  --  Meee Panning

Snips from Meee and Wildflower.  Snips from Vetleo's shift on Thursday are back one page.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 26, 2019, 10:28:53 AM
David L. McDonald, EagleCrest Founder, Celebration of Life Ceremony and Obituary

https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/community-gathers-to-honor-and-remember-the-life-of-local-philanthropist-david-mcdonald/1724647438

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fresnobee/obituary.aspx?n=david-mcdonald&pid=191300531

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 28, 2019, 11:31:36 AM
January 28, 2019, Monday, am -- Red-Tailed Hawks --  Meee Panning

Two Red-Tails This Morning.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 29, 2019, 06:51:26 AM

Facilitator - cawildflower                  1-28-19  7-9PM  PST

Great find, wonderful Snips.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 29, 2019, 08:20:19 AM
January 29, 2019, am --  Barn Owls --  Vetleo Panning

Clari, ​4:30am male barn owl in hollow. Clari, 4:35 female BO calling, male in hollow answering.
VET-LEO ​One of the Barn Owls is in the nest box! And appears to be feeding
VET-LEO ​It was tearing it up earlier, and now attempting to down the remainder
VET-LEO ​Struggling with what ever that was! Almost down the hatch
VET-LEO ​It appears the male has arrived back at the nest cavity! Therefore that must be the female with the large prey and feeding in the nest box.
VET-LEO ​The female appears to be resting after forcing down what ever that was. She may rest there a while or even sleep there through the day!

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 29, 2019, 12:25:50 PM
January 29, 2019, Tuesday, am -- Bald Eagle --  Vet and Meee Panning

Bald eagle visited for over two hours this morning.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 29, 2019, 01:32:31 PM
January 29, 2019, Tuesday, am -- Great Egret --  Meee Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 31, 2019, 05:07:26 PM
January 30, 2019, Wednesday --Eurasian Collared-Dove  --  Vetleo Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on January 31, 2019, 05:14:12 PM
January 31, 2019, Thursday, pm --  Great Blue Heron  --  Vetleo Panning

Heron stalking prey on land.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 01, 2019, 05:50:24 PM
February 1, 2019, Friday, 3:40pm --  Turtle & Double Crested Cormorant  --  Van Panning

Sharing the late afternoon on EC rocks.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 02, 2019, 09:26:19 AM
February 2, 2019, Saturday, 9:20am -- Canada Goose  --  Vet Panning

Our Wilma of the Day at the Home Nest on a Wet and Windy Day.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 02, 2019, 09:47:04 AM
February 2, 2019, Saturday, 7:30am --  Bald Eagle  --  Vetleo Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 02, 2019, 06:32:11 PM
February 2, 2019, Saturday, 4:30pm --  Double Crested Cormorant  --  CAW panning

Drying wings on the pond bank, their usual rocks are underwater.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 04, 2019, 12:16:53 PM
February 4, 2019, Monday, 10:00am --  Double Crested Cormorants -- Meee Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 06, 2019, 04:14:21 PM
February 6, 2016, Wednesday, 2:00pm --  EC Afternoon  --  Van Panning
Snowy foothills; Red-Tailed Hawk; Double Crested Cormorant; American Coot
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 07, 2019, 01:41:28 PM
February 7, 2019, Thursday, 11:30am --  2 Red Tailed Hawks  --  Meee Panning

Two hawks locked talons and fell from the sky.

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 08, 2019, 03:33:04 PM
February 8, 2019, Friday -- Great Blue Heron  --  Van

Heron gobbles down a vole;  Heron Hunting; Heron Nest


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 09, 2019, 06:06:40 PM
February 9, 2019, Saturday, 3:30pm --  Wood Duck Pair Courtship --  CAWildflower Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 12, 2019, 10:11:05 AM
February 12, 2019, Tuesday, 8:00am --  Red-Tailed Hawk --  Meee Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 12, 2019, 10:25:14 AM
February 12, 2019, 8:15am --  Canada Geese & Wood Ducks  --  Meee Panning

Canada Geese Lucy and Wilma claiming their nests.  Wood Ducks encroaching on Wilma's nest, but not for long.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 16, 2019, 12:28:09 PM
February 16, 2019, Saturday, 10:00am --  2 Red-Tailed Hawks  --  Leaps Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 16, 2019, 08:53:29 PM
February 16, 2019, Saturday, pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk  --  CAWildflower Paning

Young RTH struggling in the rain.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 18, 2019, 08:10:02 AM
February 18, 2019, Monday, 5:30am -- EC Sky  --  Vetleo

VET-LEO ​Waxing Gibbous Illumination: 93%
VET-LEO ​Waxing Gibbous Moon setting in the trees
VET-LEO ​You can see the speed of the movement through the trees
VET-LEO​ You can also see the earths atmospheric waves along the edge of the moon.
VET-LEO​ Bottom edge of moon starting to goo below ridgeline
VET-LEO ​Going, Going, and Gone!
VET-LEO ​Venus is the brighter object and Saturn just below and right of Venus
VET-LEO​ The star just to the right of Venus is Xi2 Sagittarii

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 19, 2019, 01:33:00 PM
February 19, 2019, Tuesday, 11 TO 11:30AM --  3 Red-Tailed Hawks  --  Meee Panning

Food Fight, Cam3 East Pond
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 19, 2019, 06:54:36 PM
February 19, 2019, Tuesday, 4:39pm --  Northern Flicker --  Van Panning

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flicker/overview

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 20, 2019, 05:08:19 PM
February 20, 2019, Wednesday, am -- EC Morning  --  Leaps  Panning

2 Double-Crested Cormorants;  Hawk
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on February 21, 2019, 10:33:41 AM
nFebruary 22, 2019, Friday, 8:00am PST will be Moderator Meee's last shift at Eagle Crest.  She has volunteered her time, knowledge and friendship since December 2012.  Please join her tomorrow to say farewell and happy trails!
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on March 02, 2019, 06:35:38 PM
I'm so sorry!!!  :-* :'(
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2019, 06:56:28 PM
This is terrible news!!  :(
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Lani on March 04, 2019, 12:16:51 PM
I'm very sorry to hear of Mr McDonald's passing.  :'( My condolences to his family and friends. I am very thankful for all that he and his fantastic staff did for all the beautiful wildlife we have come to follow and love. I will especially miss Wilma and Fred, the Count and Tessa, all the beautiful wildlife families we have been privileged to have followed throughout the years. All due to Mr McDonald and his staff. Thank you, thank you to the amazing RRP's mods, chatters and staff. And thank you to all here who posted of EC's daily activities. Mr McDonald and Bob Anderson are flying high with the eagles.

I pray something will change and the cam and this thread can continue. If the cam can't, I pray this thread will remain. God Bless  :-*
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 06, 2019, 04:19:48 PM
March 6, 2019, Wednesday, 2:00 pm --  EC Back Online  --  CAWilflower panning

WILMA HAS 5 EGGS AND ALREADY AN INTRUDER.
LUCY'S NEST HAS ONE EGG.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 08, 2019, 10:19:45 AM
March 8, 2019, Friday, 8:10am --  Great Blue Heron & Nest  --  Leaps Panning

Another in the long list of memories, the 2018 baby GBH in the nest.  This morning Leaps finds a Heron contemplating nestorations perhaps.  Red Tail Hawks are buzzing the nest.  Heron is calling out in defense or for mate.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 08, 2019, 12:48:26 PM
March 8, 2019, Friday, 10:30am --  American Robins  --  Leaps Panning

The clouds are driving in a storm and a group of migrating Robins.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 09, 2019, 03:29:29 PM
March 9, 2019, Saturday, 1:20pm --  Red-Winged Blackbird  --  Vetleo Panning

On the ground, different wing views.  https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/red-winged-blackbird
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 11, 2019, 04:42:46 PM
March 11, 2019, Monday, am --  Barn Owl  --  Vetleo Panning.

Tess and Count have an egg, Vet said laid last night.  Tess rolled egg and ate a large vole already in the pantry. 

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 12, 2019, 03:33:53 PM
March 12, 2019, Tuesday, 1:30pm --  Canada Goose  --  Auto

Counted 8 eggs in Wilma's Nest.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 13, 2019, 10:49:53 AM
March 12, 2019, Tuesday, pm --  Barn Owls  --  CAW panning

Tess and Count have two eggs.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 14, 2019, 05:05:20 PM
March14, 2019, Thursday, 3.03 pm -- Canada Goose  --  Boxer Panning

Wilma's Eggs, not sure how many.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 14, 2019, 10:28:32 PM
March 14, 2019, Thursday --  Great Blue Heron  --  Boxer and CAWildflower

Two GBHs were seen around the pond today.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 15, 2019, 06:46:08 PM
March 15, 2019, Friday, 4:30pm --  EC  --  Leaps

Mallards Napping
Spring Plants blowing in the wind
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 16, 2019, 10:12:36 AM
March 16, 2019, Saturday, 7:30am --  Pea Fowl  --  Vetleo Panning

Sunny EC morning for Pea Fowl's walk in the park.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 16, 2019, 04:37:56 PM
March 16, 2019, Saturday --  Turtles  --  Leaps Panning

4 turtles sunning, 3 on one log.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 16, 2019, 04:41:15 PM
March 16, 2019, Saturday --  Canada Goose --  Leaps

Lucy and Desi have an egg.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 16, 2019, 09:04:19 PM
March 16, 2019, Saturday -- Wilma's Eggs --  CAWildflower Panning

Eggs, number unknown


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 17, 2019, 04:59:36 PM
March 17, 2018, Sunday, 2:50pm --  Canada Goose Wilma Eggs  --  Van Panning

Eight eggs neatly arranged on top and an undetermined number under the down.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 18, 2019, 09:16:11 AM
March 18, 2019, Monday, 9:09 am -- Canada Goose --  Auto

Lucy is showing her 2 eggs this morning.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 18, 2019, 07:16:01 PM
March 18, 2019, Monday, pm  --  Cinnamon Teal  --  CAWildflower Panning

Cinnamon Teal often shows up at EC in March and December.  Today, CAW found one eating like crazy.  Then he took a bath and had a nap.  No female has shown up yet.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 18, 2019, 07:18:30 PM
March 18, 2019, Monday --  Barn Owl --  CAWildflower

Tess showed 5 eggs in the hollow this afternoon.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Lani on March 18, 2019, 10:28:43 PM

Thanks Clarindagirl for the great pics.
Talons crossed the raccoon will leave Lucy's eggs alone.
Happy for Tess and the Count and Wilma and Fred too.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 19, 2019, 08:41:18 AM

Thanks Clarindagirl for the great pics.
Talons crossed the raccoon will leave Lucy's eggs alone.
Happy for Tess and the Count and Wilma and Fred too.

Yes, I hope the raccoon finds food elsewhere.  You are welcome, I love watching and snipping.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 19, 2019, 05:03:24 PM
March 19, 2019, Tuesday, am --  Swallows  --  Vetleo Panning

Swallows posing and preening.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 19, 2019, 05:07:31 PM
March 19, 2019, Tuesday --  Great Blue Heron  --  Van Panning

GBH  on nest from last year.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 19, 2019, 07:24:18 PM
March 19, 2019, Tuesday, 5:20pm -- Canada Geese --  Vantobi Panning

Lucy with her two eggs.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 20, 2019, 07:49:24 PM
March 20, 2019, Wednesday, 7:30pm --  Size Comparisons  --  Boxer Panning

Great Egret, Canada Goose, Double-Crested Cormorant, and American Coot size comparison
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 22, 2019, 02:32:36 PM
March 22, 2019, Friday --  Green-Winged Teal Pair and Great Blue Herons  --  Leaps Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 22, 2019, 05:27:26 PM
March 22, 2019, Friday, 3:20pm --  Red-Tailed Hawk --  CAW Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 22, 2019, 05:30:18 PM
March 22, 2019, Friday, pm --  Western Fence Lizard --  CAW Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Lani on March 24, 2019, 09:30:08 AM

Great news about Lucy & Desi! Keep that raccoon away!!

Thank you Cawildflower and clarindagirl for your devotion  ;D
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 25, 2019, 11:24:13 AM
The Goose that Laid Golden Egg

March 25, 2019, Monday, 9:20am -- Canada Goose  -- CAW Panning

The magic of morning light transforms an EC Canada Goose into the Golden Egg Laying Goose of old stories.


Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 25, 2019, 06:09:28 PM
March 25, 2019, Monday, pm --  EC Scenic Mountain View  --  Panning by CAWildflower
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 25, 2019, 09:06:49 PM
March 25, 2019, Monday, 6:30p --  Western King Bird --  Leaps Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 25, 2019, 09:10:26 PM
March 25, 2019, Monday, 7:00pm --  Song Sparrow  --  Leaps Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 25, 2019, 10:56:37 PM
Countess takes a look out side of the hollow, after moving around on the Eggs. Taken By Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 25, 2019, 11:04:29 PM
A look at the Catfish looking for food this evening. Taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 25, 2019, 11:15:20 PM
Here is Lucy on her Nest , setting on her second clutch of eggs , after a Raccoon eat the other five eggs Lucy had, taken by Leaps.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2019, 07:34:05 AM
Here is an Early Morning look at Countess moving the Eggs around in the Hollow , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2019, 07:37:02 AM
Here we see one of many big Catfish looking for Food this Morning, One of the Catfish seems to be resting on a Rock .taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2019, 07:46:46 AM
Count has returned to the Hollow for a quick Dance, here is Count Looking out the Hollow just before leaving,Count has  once more returned to the Hollow, as he looks out you can see one of Countesses eyes looking  out as well. taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2019, 07:58:13 AM
Here we can see the Planet Venus shining through the Clouds this early Morning ,photos all taken at  different times in the Morning, taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2019, 09:17:00 AM
Here we see the Three Pea Hens out this Morning looking for food , taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2019, 09:22:48 AM
Wilma and Fred rest in the warmth of the Morning Sun, taken by vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: Rob2014 on March 26, 2019, 09:28:34 AM
Here we see Lucy on her Nest Enjoying the Warmth of the Morning Sun,  taken by Vetleo.
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 26, 2019, 08:10:28 PM
March 26, 2019, Tuesday, pm --  Woodduck Pair  --  Van Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 27, 2019, 07:29:46 PM
March 27, 2019, Wednesday, am -- Northern Flicker --  Vetleo Panning
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: clarindagirl on March 28, 2019, 11:48:50 AM
March 27, 2019 -- Evening Sky and Lightening Storm  --  CAW Panning

Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on March 30, 2019, 10:45:32 AM
I am very sad for EC and pray that all nests do not get destroyed! There is so much beauty at EC and the world needs more of that!  :-* :'(
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 30, 2019, 11:04:33 AM
I wish there was something we could do.  This breaks my heart Peep!  :'(
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: PeepSpy on May 30, 2019, 03:53:51 PM
Does anyone know what is happening here lately? Has anything been torn down?  :(
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: dskyyksd on November 24, 2019, 08:19:49 AM
I just had another Eaglecrest moment, remembering everything I loved about it, the geese, the barn owls, the hawks, the herons, the egrets, the squirrels, and all the other creatures, the great cam operators and all the informative moderators.  It was such a magical place for too short a time.  A piece of me died when they turned off the cams for the last time.  There will never be another thing quite like it in my life.

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down today.
Nothing gold can stay.

                     --Robert Frost (public domain)
Title: Re: Eaglecrest Wildlife 2018
Post by: mrsfalcon on February 03, 2020, 10:26:56 PM
Hi everyone. I'm sorry that Eaglecrest is gone.I'm going to lock archive this thread for now. I'm not deleting immediately, but it will be deleted before the end of February.

Amy