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clarindagirl

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1860 on: November 18, 2021, 12:18:29 PM »

November 18, 2021, Midday -- Flyway Variety

Green-Winged Teal (small dabbing duck)
Variety: Sandhill Crane, Mallards


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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1861 on: November 18, 2021, 12:34:38 PM »

Mississippi River Flyway : Bald Eagles going after Beaver (explore.org 11 18 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWqUhRMKRcc
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1862 on: November 18, 2021, 01:15:48 PM »

Mississippi River Flyway : Bald Eagles going after Beaver (explore.org 11 18 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWqUhRMKRcc

T40 - Thanks for the video.  Did it all end well for the beaver?

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1863 on: November 18, 2021, 02:33:51 PM »

Love the video of eagles harassing the beaver. A healthy adult beaver is too big for the eagles to capture, isn't it?  Still, the BEs like a good game of chase like most raptors.

Canada geese aren't afraid of the BEs either, at least this afternoon.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1864 on: November 18, 2021, 03:18:44 PM »

The beaver made it through the gauntlet of mostly young eagles, which made me smile. I didn't notice any eagle going for the beaver's head with open talons. I'm assuming the eagles could see how big the beaver actually was as well as realizing it wasn't a duck in distress. I hate to think of hungry juvies, but it was amusing watching them eagerly learning something new.
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1865 on: November 18, 2021, 03:48:59 PM »

The beaver made it through the gauntlet of mostly young eagles, which made me smile. I didn't notice any eagle going for the beaver's head with open talons. I'm assuming the eagles could see how big the beaver actually was as well as realizing it wasn't a duck in distress. I hate to think of hungry juvies, but it was amusing watching them eagerly learning something new.

Glad to hear the beaver made it thru, but you are right...I hate to think of juvies being hungry. 

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1866 on: November 18, 2021, 04:41:23 PM »

Wow!

Mississippi River Flyway Cam. Eagle catches a meal & the chase is on - explore.org 11-18-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g0cB2sSuKY&ab_channel=RosieannB
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1867 on: November 18, 2021, 05:04:15 PM »

Wow!

Mississippi River Flyway Cam. Eagle catches a meal & the chase is on - explore.org 11-18-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g0cB2sSuKY&ab_channel=RosieannB

WOW, is right!!!

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1868 on: November 20, 2021, 10:14:18 AM »

November 20, 2021, Saturday, Morning --  Bald Eagle and Crow --  Flyway

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1869 on: November 20, 2021, 11:14:17 AM »

Clarinda, what a great pic to compare the size of a crow to that of a full-sized BE, sub-adult, or juvie.  Mine kinda the same.
Sandhills are still at the Flyway in big numbers.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1870 on: November 20, 2021, 01:52:05 PM »

Clarinda and STL - Great pics!!!

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1871 on: November 20, 2021, 02:57:03 PM »

Clarinda, what a great pic to compare the size of a crow to that of a full-sized BE, sub-adult, or juvie.  Mine kinda the same.
Sandhills are still at the Flyway in big numbers.

The crow came back later, they were odd couple!!

Also seeing number of swans increasing.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1872 on: November 22, 2021, 08:43:52 PM »

From RRP's FB page about the Mississippi Flyway:

November 20, 2021: Subadult with reflection - https://youtu.be/sjOuGPC0JuQ. #FlywayDreaming

November 20, 2021: Young eagle and a crow - https://youtu.be/4luS1ckY2c4. A crow has something to say to the young eagle next to it! Listen for sandhill cranes, mallard ducks, geese, and a few birds that I can't identify. The two birds sit peacefully near one another, occasionally glancing away when something else catches their attention.

Crow or raven? We wouldn't be especially likely to see a raven here, but I thought I would go over a few ID points. As we hear, this crow is cawing, not croaking. Ravens sound like crows with a serious cold, so the sound alone rules 'raven' out. See the bird's smooth throat? Ravens have elongated throat feathers called hackles, while crows have smooth throat feathers. This bird's smooth throat says 'crow'. While we can't really see its tail, crows have a rounded, fan-shaped tail while ravens have an angular, wedge-shaped tail - a very helpful ID tip for birds in flight! Ravens are also a lot larger, with much bigger beaks, although size isn't always helpful when there isn't anything to compare them to. But I think of ravens as big enough to fill two hands, while crows would be more like a hand-and-a-half. Birdnote has a nice video and blog comparing the two species: https://www.birdnote.org/.../shows/ravens-and-crows-whos-who.


November 20, 2021: A bald eagle and a crow share the Flyway!
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1873 on: November 24, 2021, 05:27:47 PM »

November 24, 2021, Wednesday --  Racoon --  Flyway

Four-legged looking for food.
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #1874 on: November 27, 2021, 12:13:39 PM »

Clarinda, love the raccoon.  Hope all the wildlife at the Flyway had good meals for Thanksgiving Day.

Eagles in view this morning.