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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1980 on: April 07, 2022, 01:15:16 PM »

Update -- Zooey laid a third egg at the GSB nest box this morning, around 10:00.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1981 on: April 11, 2022, 04:11:06 PM »

Beautiful sandhill crane preening this afternoon.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1982 on: April 15, 2022, 11:41:29 AM »

Are you into ducks?  Rewind to about 6:30 this morning for a nice flock of green-winged teal, smallest of North American dabbling ducks, and just beautiful.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1983 on: April 16, 2022, 11:09:58 AM »

Swans at the Flyway this morning, tundra juveniles in the pics, or possibly trumpeters.  What say the experts?

They ignored Canada geese and also Sandhill cranes in the same location.  See on rewind.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1984 on: April 17, 2022, 10:43:56 AM »

Sub-adult BE perching on one of the favorite snags this morning.  Lots of red-winged blackbirds flying nearby. Males arrive first, I believe.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1985 on: April 26, 2022, 07:09:29 AM »

Early morning, a pair of Northern shoveler ducks  mating. The male holds the female by the head, with her whole body underwater!  Find the rewind or video for the action and a couple quick closeups after.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1986 on: April 26, 2022, 10:34:07 AM »

American Avocet.  A flock!  Explore comments match my Sibley's investigation.  Their territory's moving East.  Fine by me.  They're an interesting looking bird and the beak is a trip!
Use the talents you possess: for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best.
Iowa Lakes Region, western North Central Iowa

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1987 on: April 26, 2022, 11:50:33 AM »

Eburg, I love avocets also, especially the upsloped beak!  Will check the rewind for the flock.

There are 2 eggs at the Marshall, Missouri, Turkey Vulture nest in the barn loft.  Here's an FYI pic.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1988 on: April 26, 2022, 12:11:54 PM »

American Avocet.  A flock!  Explore comments match my Sibley's investigation.  Their territory's moving East.  Fine by me.  They're an interesting looking bird and the beak is a trip!

Great heads up on the American Avocet FLOCK eburgbirdwtchr !  :)
I only got a few on my screen grab, but there where over a dozen on rewind.  8)
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1989 on: April 26, 2022, 12:56:53 PM »

Thanks BL and STL.  I think the first mention of the Avocet in American lit. is in the journals of Lewis and Clark on their way up the Missouri River.
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1990 on: April 29, 2022, 10:52:19 AM »

Two sub-adult BEs this morning, doing their thing.

 No pic, but the distant eagle nest looks to be productive again today, with a tiny, white head visible as if there are eaglets to be caring for.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1991 on: April 30, 2022, 12:05:06 PM »

Ducks and more this morning.

Pair of gadwalls, closeup of a coot.  Coot aren't ducks, but related to moorhens, not webbed feet and not really a bill like a duck.
More on rewind.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1992 on: May 02, 2022, 03:49:36 PM »

Another wading bird to enjoy.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1993 on: May 05, 2022, 11:35:01 AM »

Sunrise colors on Cinco de Mayo, and a sub-adult BE enjoying the day.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1994 on: May 05, 2022, 04:29:30 PM »

Northern Harrier preening then hunting in the tall grass about 2:00 this afternoon.  Looks like the masked marauder!

Several Canada geese were next to a white pelican earlier.  Both species can weigh up to 14 pounds as adults, about the same as an adult female bald eagle.