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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1160 on: May 07, 2013, 05:27:22 am »
The Sandhill Cranes have been here everyday.  It is sad one of the babies didn't make it.
This is the case most often when the parents have two.  A preying animal or car hit it because they are always crossing busy roads.
The first part of the video, they are laying down in some Mahogany branches I had trimmed on Saturday.  The second part is from Sunday  I was in front of the garage working on a project and they came up to me.  One pecked at some pecan planer shavings off the infeed table.
I went in to get my camera and my wife had got some footage of them coming up to me from inside the house from my daughter's camera.
I'll have to get that footage later.

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« Reply #1161 on: May 07, 2013, 05:40:26 am »
Nice birds.

I have been hearing the bitterns looking for a mate, the snipes doing their thing, ducks on the beaver ponds. Man those beavers have a lot of woods flooded around here.  ::)

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« Reply #1162 on: May 07, 2013, 07:39:53 am »
They must have heard that you had some pecan.  They look disappointed that there were not any nuts.
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« Reply #1163 on: May 07, 2013, 11:31:11 am »
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« Reply #1164 on: May 07, 2013, 11:41:17 am »
I'm disappointed the pecans are all gone. :D
They were so good that they were gone in no time.
The planer was putting off a sweet aroma though.
I think other humans in the neighborhood are feeding the critters getting them used to handouts. 
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« Reply #1165 on: May 07, 2013, 07:47:26 pm »
From a birds perspective, not a bad way to raise a family. 
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« Reply #1166 on: May 16, 2013, 07:48:02 am »
  While driving down to the field earlier this week, I saw this guy or gal perched in a tree just off the raod.

 

 

 

 

  I fired off an email to a friend and told her about seeing a Long-Eard Owl attached was a pic ...  She promptly replied that its was a Great Horned Owl.....  Well, we have a debate  :D   
   
 
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« Reply #1167 on: May 17, 2013, 06:47:14 pm »
Never saw one like that, who won the debate? 

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« Reply #1168 on: May 17, 2013, 07:25:23 pm »
I must be loosing it. I thought I posted in here about your owl Marcel. :D I was only saying that I don't see many owls, but hear them often. The last owl I saw was a barred owl a couple years ago sitting in a maple. Not much for large cavity trees around.

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« Reply #1169 on: May 17, 2013, 08:01:25 pm »
Here is a (not very good..) scan of the two owls on a National Audubon Bird book page.
 

 
The shape of the eyes on Marcel's owl looks like the great horned. I don't know if the shape of thier eyes changes with thier mood  ;D

I think it's a young great horned


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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1170 on: May 17, 2013, 08:09:48 pm »
I love this time of year in the woods.  Lots of birds singing although I can only recognize a handful by their call. 
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« Reply #1171 on: May 18, 2013, 03:56:09 am »
Especially in hardwood thinnings. Couldn't even begin to name all them warblers or remember the names. :D

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« Reply #1172 on: May 18, 2013, 10:18:15 am »
A bird guy I know calls them LBB's, (little brown birds.) ;)
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« Reply #1173 on: May 24, 2013, 04:46:46 am »
Walking through one of the town parks this afternoon, on the way to pick up Lara from school, and there was this funny looking duck by the pond. Got a bit closer, and...



You see them occasionally in the country, but I've never seen one in town before  ???

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« Reply #1174 on: May 24, 2013, 06:27:12 am »
Where the folks live is a housing development, and there are a lot of wild unkept lots there with tall weeds and young thick growing trees for cover. There are lots of pheasants there that raid everyone's garden. See them all the time. See hens with chicks all summer long. However, I was surprised a couple weeks ago though, to hear one near the edge of the woodlot crowing. There are areas near the cleared fields that have tall weeds, so I suppose enough cover for the pheasant to call for a mate. ;D

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« Reply #1175 on: May 24, 2013, 06:28:29 am »
Canadian geese. Never had any around here,that stayed all summer. Had a pair in the field 4-5-6 years ago. Kept seeing one pair for those years. 6 flew over last night,just about tree top height and I suppose heading for the pond.
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« Reply #1176 on: May 24, 2013, 06:54:11 am »
Thank our Premier McKenna for that, for bringing in nuisance geese from Toronto. Share and share alike I guess.  ::) And as I type this I'm listening to his rhetoric on the radio.

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« Reply #1177 on: May 24, 2013, 11:21:49 am »
 ;)
Heard this correction on NPR the other morning:

They are Canada Geese.  They have no passports and are not recognized as citizens of the country.

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« Reply #1178 on: July 04, 2013, 11:53:43 pm »
Today's sighting.

Small kowhai tree on the neighbours front lawn. Look in the top centre of the tree.



A Kereru / Wood Pigeon.



It's winter and food is a bit scarce, so it was chowing down on the tender leaves at the top of the tree. Just picking them off and eating them.



It's quite an impressive bird, about the size of a small chicken.

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« Reply #1179 on: July 05, 2013, 12:11:06 am »
Great pics Ian!  smiley_thumbsup
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