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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1515 on: April 26, 2021, 11:40:28 AM »

Pretty pastel dawn today.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1516 on: April 26, 2021, 04:48:37 PM »

Pair of Gadwalls feeding this afternoon about 3:00

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1517 on: April 27, 2021, 05:30:56 AM »

Beautiful Flyway pics, STL!

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1518 on: April 28, 2021, 11:44:24 AM »

Thanks to the cam ops for the closeups. So many waterbirds to learn about at the Flyway.

Sandhill cranes were fussing at each other this morning, early. Mating behavior perhaps.

The smaller wading bird is a Wilson's Snipe, according to the Missouri Dept of Conservation field guide online. Our birds along the mid-Mississippi part of the Flyway are pretty much the same as those in Iowa.

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« Reply #1519 on: April 28, 2021, 03:36:53 PM »

Ducks in breeding plumage are something to behold for color and pattern! Green-winged teal are very small, and the males are gorgeous. With them in the rewind are gadwalls and a small wading bird. The cam ops found a lesser yellowlegs, too. All about the same time, between 1 and 2 PM.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1520 on: April 28, 2021, 06:31:04 PM »

April 28, 2021, Wednesday, 6:25pm --  Sandhill Cranes --  Flyway Cam

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1521 on: April 29, 2021, 04:43:25 AM »

Great pics, STL and clarinda!

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1522 on: April 29, 2021, 04:57:47 PM »

Another gorgeous Eagle

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1523 on: April 29, 2021, 06:26:31 PM »

April 29, 2021, Thursday, 6:20pm --  Canada Geese  --  Flyway

Canada Geese Family with new goslings.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1524 on: April 29, 2021, 06:36:20 PM »

April 29, 2021, Thursday, 6:20pm --  Canada Geese  --  Flyway

Canada Geese Family with new goslings.


Aww, so cute!

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1525 on: May 01, 2021, 02:45:57 PM »

Nice sunrise today, and some active birds.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1526 on: May 01, 2021, 04:10:17 PM »

Here's a new shorebird for me. Am I correct that these are American golden plovers?  The males are darker than the females/juveniles, but all have the same distinctive white, curving markings.  I copied the ID photo from All About Birds.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1527 on: May 01, 2021, 05:54:54 PM »

Mississippi River Flyway : American Golden Plover passing through the Flyway!!!



Mississippi River Flyway : American Golden Plover Courtesy of Raptor Resource Project
https://youtu.be/dWzNooHcoyMvia lizzyGeaglespirit
 

A large shorebird of pastures, open ground, and mudflats, the American Golden-Plover makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any shorebird. It breeds on the high Arctic tundra of Alaska and Canada and winters in the grasslands of central and southern South America.
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1528 on: May 01, 2021, 08:24:13 PM »

The American Golden Plovers are great; I most likely never would have never seen one!  Thanks, STL and Lori.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1529 on: May 02, 2021, 01:49:56 PM »

Wow! That's a really long migration for the golden plovers.  Nice to see them at the Flyway.  Thanks cam ops.