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clarindagirl

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1935 on: January 12, 2022, 04:02:08 PM »

I enjoy watching the predators hunt.  Always searching!

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1936 on: January 16, 2022, 04:26:24 PM »

Activity on the ice today, snowy owl at noon, with wonderful closeups, thanks to the cam ops!  Could be an adult female or an immature male according to the Audubon ID site.  Which did our info say is most likely to come "south" in the winter?

Two coyotes later in the afternoon, frolicking on the ice, sitting together.  A mated pair? Litter mates? Just chums?

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1937 on: January 19, 2022, 08:58:20 AM »

Activity on the ice today, snowy owl at noon, with wonderful closeups, thanks to the cam ops!  Could be an adult female or an immature male according to the Audubon ID site.  Which did our info say is most likely to come "south" in the winter?

Two coyotes later in the afternoon, frolicking on the ice, sitting together.  A mated pair? Litter mates? Just chums?

Looks like a marvelous day.  Great screen captures.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1938 on: January 20, 2022, 03:36:30 PM »

Snowy owl still hanging around the camera. Very Cool. Not the greatest capture, but it was nice to watch the live camera views

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1939 on: January 20, 2022, 03:39:05 PM »

What species of owl is in the pic attached?   The chat has a link posted that says it is a snowy owl.  But all the pictures on All About Birds has the snowy owl with a white face at all ages and sexes, and this one has dark feathers on the face and kind of a heart-shaped face pattern.   What say you experts?

clarindagirl

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1940 on: January 20, 2022, 05:57:15 PM »

January 20, 2022, Thursday --  Short Eared Owl  --  Flyway

Merlin Bird Id says it's a Short Eared Owl

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1941 on: January 21, 2022, 12:42:46 AM »

I concur STLbf and clarindagirl.

His/Her eyes are keenly looking out for the Snowy. 
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1942 on: February 01, 2022, 11:28:49 AM »

Rewind to about 9:30 this morning for a "closeup" view of the Cooper BE pair on their nest, on the left in the pic. Another adult BE is perched in a tree on the right in the pic.  Nice home on the shore in the center.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1943 on: February 05, 2022, 03:47:13 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1944 on: February 05, 2022, 06:27:19 PM »

Febuary 5, 2022, pm, Saturday --  Owls  --  Flyway

What an incredible year for owl watching!

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1945 on: February 06, 2022, 11:13:05 AM »

Oh my, Clarinda what a beautiful snowy owl pic with the pale gold background!

Mid-morning today, a snowy owl perched on the bouncy snag for a while, then flew to another dead branch perch for some excellent closeups. Still there at 11:00 AM. Thanks to the cam ops.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1946 on: February 09, 2022, 03:43:43 PM »

February 9, 2022, pm --  Snowy Owl --  Flyway

Throwing large pellets

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1947 on: February 10, 2022, 04:33:22 PM »

Clarinda, eeewwww, but great pics!  This snowy owl seems to stay in one place for many hours at a time, often way out in the open on the ice.
Must be hunting and eating prey to have pellets to throw.   The owl's squinty-eyed expression often makes me smile back.   ;)

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1948 on: February 11, 2022, 03:27:06 PM »

There's been a big increase in the number of bald eagles in Iowa this winter!

https://decorahnews.com/news/4197/theres-been-a-big-increase-in-the-number-of-bald-eagles-in-iowa-this-winter/


One of the Decorah bald eagles
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1949 on: February 11, 2022, 03:30:39 PM »

February 11, 2022, Friday --  Coyote  --  Flyway

Coyote hanging out, watching for food.  Thanks to the camera operator, who so patiently tracked it.