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White-tailed Tropicbird at Bermuda Nonsuch Island
« on: April 24, 2019, 10:55:39 AM »

More cuteness White-tailed Tropicbird at Bermuda Nonsuch Island hatch!



White-tailed Tropicbird Egg Hatches!!!The White-tailed Tropicbird chick has hatched! Get the first glimpse at the damp, downy chick as it flops into view from underneath its attentive parent. The adults will continue to brood the chick for a short period after hatching. After that, the young tropicbird will be left unattended except for feeding events. Watch new life begin on Nonsuch Island, Bermuda!
One-day-old White-tailed Tropicbird Chick ? April 24, 2019
https://youtu.be/gdj0tVCevbE via cornell lab bird cams

Tropicbirds on Nonsuch Island
The White-tailed Tropicbird (known in Bermuda as the ?Longtail?) is Bermuda?s only remaining, locally common seabird, with over 600 breeding pairs nest on the Castle Islands Nature Reserve, including about 200 pairs nesting on Nonsuch Island.

Live cam...
http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/60/White-tailed_Tropicbird/

« Last Edit: April 24, 2019, 11:02:15 AM by LORIDAVIS »
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Re: White-tailed Tropicbird at Bermuda Nonsuch Island
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 11:34:20 AM »

White-tailed Tropicbird "mommy and me"  8)
2019-04-24 (9) by Lori Davis, on Flickr
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Re: White-tailed Tropicbird at Bermuda Nonsuch Island
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 10:33:45 AM »

5/2 The tropicbird chick just over a week old. It is covered with long, thick, silky, pearly gray down. Its bill is dark bluish and it has black feet.




White-tailed Tropicbird Chick Has A Stretch ? May 1, 2019
https://youtu.be/RT5akoF-vzk via cornell lab bird cam

While its parent takes a break from brooding, the White-tailed Tropicbird chick stretches, defecates, and switches positions in its nest scrape. Parents brood chicks closely for only the first few days after hatching. After a few weeks, chicks will be left unattended in the nest except for feeding.

The White-tailed Tropicbird Cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Nonsuch Expeditions. You can watch the cam live at

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/60/White-tailed_Tropicbird/

The White-tailed Tropicbird is Bermuda?s only remaining, locally common seabird, with over 3500 breeding pairs nesting on Bermuda during the spring and summer months. Of these, over 600 breeding pairs nest on the Castle Islands Nature Reserve, including about 200 pairs nesting on Nonsuch Island.

On Nonsuch, about 70 artificial ?Igloo? nests have been installed to replace natural cliff cavities which have been destroyed by hurricane erosion and cliff falls during hurricanes over the last 20 years. One of these nests, along the stairway leading up from the Nonsuch dock, has had a new ?Tropicbird / Longtail-Cam? installed so that we can now follow the little-known ?nest life? of this difficult to study species, which is generally more aggressive than the more laid-back Cahow.
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Re: White-tailed Tropicbird at Bermuda Nonsuch Island
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 11:14:44 AM »

White-tailed Tropicbird Chick  8)
2019-05-22 (33) by Lori Davis, on Flickr
2019-05-22 (31) by Lori Davis, on Flickr
2019-05-22 (32) by Lori Davis, on Flickr
White-tailed Tropicbird Chick Tucks Head Under Adult's Wing ? May 17, 2019
https://youtu.be/OfeUFkO7eSE via cornell lab bird cams
Watch the White-tailed Tropicbird chicks poke its head out from under the wing of an adult before the parent takes a brooding break.

Photo from May 2nd
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Re: White-tailed Tropicbird at Bermuda Nonsuch Island
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 04:36:56 PM »

Nest updates by Lori...
White-tailed Tropicbird Chick
2019-06-16 (15) by Lori Davis, on Flickr
May 2 2019

2019-06-16 (13) by Lori Davis, on Flickr
White-tailed Tropicbirds Fly By Ocean View Cahow Cam ? June 4, 2019
https://youtu.be/v3wEauc3Ulw via cornell lab bird cams
Have you had a moment of zen today? Sit back and watch the Cahow cam's new ocean view of Nonsuch Island and enjoy the White-tailed Tropicbirds as they zip over the incoming waves of the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean.
Large Lunch For White-tailed Tropicbird Chick ? June 10, 2019
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One of the adult tropicbirds arrives for a short feeding visit with its 48-day-old chick in the nesting cavity.
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Re: White-tailed Tropicbird at Bermuda Nonsuch Island
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 05:10:21 PM »

Fluffy chick! I would love to hold any chick!  ;D
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Re: White-tailed Tropicbird at Bermuda Nonsuch Island
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2019, 08:32:08 AM »

A few updates  8)
White-tailed Tropicbird Fledges
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White-tailed Tropicbird Fledges ? July 1, 2019
https://youtu.be/hvpkqvpROE4 via cornell lab bird cam
The juvenile White-tailed Tropicbird was exploring the burrow this morning and occasionally peering outside. It continued to move around the burrow and flap its wings before finally taking the plunge into the world outside. The White-tailed Tropicbird Cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Nonsuch Expeditions
May 2  Take care little one!! 8)
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Re: White-tailed Tropicbird at Bermuda Nonsuch Island
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 11:45:44 AM »

Cornell lab bird cams Best of 2019

Bird Cams: Best Of 2019
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Re: White-tailed Tropicbird at Bermuda Nonsuch Island
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2021, 03:26:04 AM »

Hello Forum Friends!!! This is a couple snips from the Cornell Labs year of 2020 video (link below).  Out of all of their cams, I see that I am a regular fan of most of them;  Royal Albatross ((Pippa)), Bermuda Cahow, White Tailed Tropic BirdHellgate Ospreys ((Iris))Cornell Red Tailed Hawks ((Big Red & Arthur)), American Kestrels, & a couple feeder cams. This is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL video :)





Cornell Labs Bird Cams: Best Of 2020https://youtu.be/KdmZKgSEB9w

2020 was a challenging year, when many of us found solace in nature during a difficult time. As the landscape of our daily lives shifted, birds provided a sense of normalcy in a changing world. Let's take a moment to review some of the best moments from the Cornell Lab's Bird Cams in 2020.
Watch the cams live at www.allaboutbirds.org/cams
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