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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1530 on: May 02, 2021, 05:51:52 PM »

Must find my turtle ID resource -- It's that time of year again.

Wouldn't the pic of Canada geese and goslings make a good jigsaw puzzle?

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1531 on: May 08, 2021, 02:59:04 PM »

All's safe at the Deadfall perch this afternoon, but earlier (noon) a Canada goose family got caught out on the water with people voices and sounds of a boat. The parents wouldn't fly away because of the goslings, so they swam really low in the water to some tall grasses, ending up at the eagles' favorite perch! Shortly after they moved on, the camera went to a red-winged blackbird and some Mallard ducks then back to the perch, there was an eagle, late for lunch. Eagle still there at 3:00PM.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1532 on: May 09, 2021, 01:12:16 PM »

Pretty sunrise for Mother's Day at the Flyway.  Hope equally pretty where all of our Forum moms live.

Turtles pulled out on a log to enjoy the nice weather. I think these are both Northern Map Turtles.  See comparison pic from the Missouri Field Guide.  Any turtle experts out there?

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1533 on: May 11, 2021, 10:52:16 AM »

Closeup of a male red-winged blackbird perching on the solar array pole this morning.

And several BEs have been working on something in the shallow water, dead, drowned, bony creature. From about 10AM on the rewind.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1534 on: May 11, 2021, 06:12:02 PM »

May 11, 2021, Tues, 6:07pm  --  Juvenile Eagle --  Mississippi Flyway

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1535 on: May 12, 2021, 10:51:31 AM »

Clarinda, that's a super-clear pic of the juvie yesterday.

Interesting orange sky for a few moments early today. And several turtles on a log.  Wonder if the smaller ones are the same species as the larger, just age differences??

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1536 on: May 15, 2021, 04:56:22 PM »

Few pics from today at the Flyway.  Looks like perfect weather for boat racing.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1537 on: May 16, 2021, 10:10:17 AM »

A few pics from Sunday morning.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1538 on: May 17, 2021, 11:16:17 AM »

Colorful daybreak and a bird pic from this morning.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1539 on: May 18, 2021, 09:46:56 AM »

May 18, 2021, Tuesday, 9:40am --  Juvenile American Bald Eagle  --  Mississippi Flyway

Morning After the Night Before

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1540 on: May 18, 2021, 12:56:44 PM »

Clarinda, what a picture!!   ;D

The juvies and sub-adults are numerous this morning. My pics have them just sitting around.

Rewinding to noon or so, there's a lot of splashing in the water near a far-away grassy bank. I think large fish feeding. Definitely not diving ducks because nothing ever comes up above the surface.  Too fast motion for turtles.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1541 on: May 19, 2021, 01:01:59 PM »

Sandhill cranes were making music early this morning. Love their sounds and when they dance!

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1542 on: May 21, 2021, 12:52:40 PM »

Checking on the turkey vultures in Marshall, MO. Eggs not hatched yet, but the "earlyist" hatch date was May 18, so soon.  In the rewind, you can hear rain on the barn roof.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1543 on: May 23, 2021, 04:31:18 PM »

A couple of Flyway beauties


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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1544 on: May 24, 2021, 12:15:39 PM »

Oh my, Lisa, those sub-adults are gorgeous with all their white finery.