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STLbf

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2010 on: May 21, 2022, 12:12:52 PM »

Sandhill family again on the morning rewind.  And lots of turtles basking late morning -- all the same kind I believe.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2011 on: May 22, 2022, 12:18:57 PM »

STL--do you check out the comments with the screen caps on the explore page?  Just wondering, cuz I have the same question as the last posted.  What kind of Fish is that making all the churned waters.  Asked my fisherman buddy (who doesn't do explore) and after my lame descriptions said they might be walleye.  They're big, whatever they are.  Maybe camperstig watches this thread.  She and others on the Forum would probably recognize the fish views we get on the flyway.
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2012 on: May 22, 2022, 12:36:57 PM »

eburg, no I do not check on Explore comments. Have not been successful reading or signing up for that chat.  Try Ginger52, who posts in this Forum and follows Explore and is really helpful about IDing critters.

As to the really large fish churning the shallow waters today, I'm guessing it is something spawning. Don't know if Walleye are here.  Try looking at one of the state Depts of Natural Resources or Conservation to see which large fish are spawning now.  In past years, the eagles catch huge lunkers at this time of year.  Maybe buffalo something??

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2013 on: May 22, 2022, 12:47:33 PM »

Thanks STL!  :)
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2014 on: May 22, 2022, 08:06:57 PM »

STL--do you check out the comments with the screen caps on the explore page?  Just wondering, cuz I have the same question as the last posted.  What kind of Fish is that making all the churned waters.  Asked my fisherman buddy (who doesn't do explore) and after my lame descriptions said they might be walleye.  They're big, whatever they are.  Maybe camperstig watches this thread.  She and others on the Forum would probably recognize the fish views we get on the flyway.

Eburg -- JT on the Explore chat board ID's the fish as spawning Eurasian Carp.  JT is really excellent at ID's, so I assume that's correct.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2015 on: May 22, 2022, 09:34:45 PM »

Thanks Ginger!  And the same was offered by camperstig on the Beak Room.  Guess I'll go with Eurasian carp cuz the American carp I caught as a kid looked different.  More scaly and grayer.  Will check it out.   
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2016 on: May 22, 2022, 09:44:55 PM »

Just came back from web search on Eurasian carp.  And silver carp.  They don't look like what we've been seeing.  The back fins are different and the nose is shaped differently and the coloration is wrong.  Guess I'll keep an open mind on the subject, but I still think it's a "mystery fish"!  ;) :) :)
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2017 on: May 23, 2022, 10:38:35 AM »

eburg, you might try scrolling through the Flyway Forum archive for 2021 or earlier if available. See if someone posted a pic with the large spawning fish at about the same date.  Or a pic of the eagles eating on a huge fish with fish ID.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2018 on: May 23, 2022, 11:27:15 AM »

Thanks for the suggestion STL.  One of the explore contributors has a shot of the silhouette of the fish.  I'm working on matching it.  Slowly.  Since I don't want to miss too much here and the other sites I view.
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2019 on: May 24, 2022, 02:18:40 PM »

May 24, 2022, Tuesday, am --  Sandhill Crane Pair with two Chicks  --  Flyway

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2020 on: May 25, 2022, 08:20:48 AM »

May 25, 2022, Wednesday, 8:00am --  Sandhill Crane Sheltering 2 Chicks From Rain --  Flyway
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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2021 on: May 25, 2022, 10:40:05 AM »

clarinda, aren't SHC chicks just the cutest ever? 

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2022 on: May 25, 2022, 12:41:42 PM »

Another rainy pic from the Flyway.

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2023 on: May 25, 2022, 04:24:34 PM »

clarinda, aren't SHC chicks just the cutest ever?
LOVED WATCHING THEM THIS MORNING!!

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Re: Flyway Cam NFWR La Crosse
« Reply #2024 on: May 25, 2022, 04:25:28 PM »

clarinda, aren't SHC chicks just the cutest ever?

GREAT CAPTURE!