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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1575 on: June 30, 2021, 01:04:44 PM »

STL--according to the itinerary shep linked, AF1 did land at 11'20am and I might have heard it but it was a lot quieter than I expected.  (I suppose Air Force One has the more expensive mufflers.  ;D)  Earlier that morning it sounded like one was landing on the island the camera and mic are on.  :) ;) :)
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1576 on: July 03, 2021, 10:32:38 AM »

Cam ops are finding some great closeups of the wildlife at the Flyway.  Frogs, insects, flowers, it's all good.

Happy Fourth of July to all!

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1577 on: July 04, 2021, 01:01:27 PM »

Beautiful sunrise here on Independence Day.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1578 on: July 04, 2021, 04:45:19 PM »

Couple afternoon pics

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1579 on: July 05, 2021, 03:40:28 PM »

Pretty time at the Flyway.   The sandhill cranes are just fun to watch. They make lots of different calls, and they dance.

Dragonflies so beautiful. Thanks to the cam ops. Here's an online link to dragonflies in Iowa:
https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.php?identification=Halloween-Pennant

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1580 on: July 08, 2021, 11:02:31 AM »

Rewind to 6AM this morning for Bald Eagle action with a very large, silvery sucker-type fish.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1581 on: July 09, 2021, 04:12:34 PM »

Can't resist pics of sunrises at the Flyway!
And a fierce BE this afternoon.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1582 on: July 10, 2021, 04:15:32 PM »

Great egret pics from this afternoon.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1583 on: July 11, 2021, 01:51:45 PM »

GWEgrets look like they're posed by a professional!  :) :) 8)
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1584 on: July 12, 2021, 09:15:11 AM »

Thanks, eburg. Our great pics are all thanks to the cam ops!   :D

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1585 on: July 12, 2021, 01:08:31 PM »

Mississippi River Flyway Cam. Move, that is my spot! - explore.org 07-12-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OayMKsqYdrc
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1586 on: July 12, 2021, 04:10:53 PM »

T40, thanks for the turtle video. Everything in nature gets competitive from time to time!

I'd like to nominate the Great white egret on the snag as a sculpture candidate for the Flyway. What do you think?  Thanks to the cam ops   ;D

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1587 on: July 18, 2021, 05:53:44 PM »

Many wading birds feeding at about 5:00 here at the Flyway.  The two little shorebirds might be sandpipers of some kind. Long black bill, upturned when it is open. Any experts out there who can ID for sure?

The Canada Geese are HUGE compared to the sandpipers.  Clump, clump, clump.   :D

Love to watch the graceful Greats -- Egrets and Blue Herons.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1588 on: July 21, 2021, 11:53:36 AM »

FYI -- Lots of sandhill cranes here at the Flyway now. At the Decorah nest site, someone posted a really nice video by Rosieanne of a group feeding & preening closeup.

And, the Audubon Society's 2021 Amateur Award Winner is a photo of a sandhill mother & chick (called a colt). See it in the Summer issue of the magazine or online at audubon.org/2021Top100.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1589 on: July 25, 2021, 12:42:49 PM »

Colorful sunrise from all the smoke of the western wildfires.
Busy raccoon searching the shallows for food. The birds in the water ignore the coon.