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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2445 on: August 21, 2023, 09:42:23 AM »

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2446 on: August 21, 2023, 09:43:13 AM »

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2447 on: August 21, 2023, 09:44:02 AM »

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2448 on: August 21, 2023, 09:45:13 AM »

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2449 on: August 21, 2023, 09:47:24 AM »

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2450 on: August 21, 2023, 09:48:48 AM »

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2451 on: August 21, 2023, 09:49:53 AM »

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2452 on: August 23, 2023, 08:11:51 AM »

Good morning!  Is good to be back at the Flyway as summer wanes and heads us into autumn before too long (have been quietly perching).  Am especially enjoying the early mornings, but miss active chatting time for help with identifications.  Nevertheless, I have identified a marsh bird, of which I had been unaware before today :)  My trusty Kaufman bird book helped me figure out (not necessarily quickly) that I was viewing a member of the "Rail" (Rallidae) family, "Porzana carolina", aka "Sora".  Also did not know that Green Heron and Least Bittern are also members of Rallidae family.  Photo attached of "Sora" (I hope...)  Hope everyone is successful at finding a cool space in which to linger during today's high heat and humidity (feels like Florida in summer to me, and TG we don't have their large cockroaches running about).

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2453 on: August 23, 2023, 10:21:03 AM »

Love the Sora pic!  Smallish water birds are hard to ID, but you got this one right.  Years ago when my area had loads of rain and flooding of the wetlands, a sora visited my backyard for a few days.  There was enough area that wasn't covered by water for the bird to pick at insects along the edge of the garden.  That was my first and only encounter with soras in the "wild."  Beautiful and fun to watch them.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2454 on: August 23, 2023, 06:06:40 PM »

STLbf - Well, now I'm feeling a bit proud of myself.  Thank you for the confirmation of a Sora and your wonderful story of a somewhat rare sighting yourself.  Could only have figured out this bird ID on the Flyway cam, that's for sure ;)  Yes, they are pretty birds. Love the tail motions, which were actually what caught my attention. 

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2455 on: August 27, 2023, 11:48:13 AM »

Sunday morning, typical closeups of GBHs and Great Egret hunting in the shallows.  About 9:00 and for about 2 hours, a juvenile bald eagle from this year's hatching was perching, bathing, preening on and near the posing log.  It's too much to hope that it is DH2 because they all look so similar, but still . . .  :D

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2456 on: September 03, 2023, 12:21:30 PM »

Here's a new bird to add to my life list, but what is it?  Small flock, all look the same to me, dark brown on top, with golden yellowish on the face and underparts.  Perhaps Yellow-headed blackbirds?  See on the rewind today at noon.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2457 on: September 03, 2023, 07:30:41 PM »

Yes STL, those are yellow headed blackbirds.  Nice find, thanks for the photos.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2458 on: September 04, 2023, 02:11:16 PM »

Linda, I appreciate the confirmation of Yellow headed blackbirds.

Today there's a video posted on the chatroom from yesterdays sighting.  Also, they were back feeding on the posing log again today.  Ooops, forgot to note the time.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2459 on: September 04, 2023, 07:17:48 PM »

Sadly, the yellow-headed blackbird is a much rarer sighting these days.  That was one of my first entries in my birdwatching book when I was in elementary school back in the mid-50's.
But what I miss most these days is the meadowlark, whose song is one of the prettiest I ever heard.  Big Ag, mono-cultures, and insecticides are the main cause for most of the problems with species intervention.  In Iowa, corn is King, but unfortunately it's main source of revenue is now bio-fuel instead of food.  And hog confinements are a major source of pollution in our streams, rivers, and lakes.
Deniers of all these problems are currently in charge of Iowa government.  But I have Hope.
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