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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #920 on: August 12, 2011, 08:10:54 am »
A few weeks back Patty and I were out checking on the oats that had been recently swathed. I noticed 4 huge birds feeding in the field and couldn't believe it when I saw they were sandhill cranes. I've never seen them in our area before although I've seen huge flocks while in Nebraska. Figured they were just passing through but yesterday I saw them in the alfalfa field we had just baled. Then last night they flew low past our saw shed heading over to the oats field again. What a beautiful bird and the sight of four of them flying by was awesome. Sure would be nice to see them start nesting in our area more.

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« Reply #921 on: August 12, 2011, 08:19:17 am »
We are at the cabin and I spent 13 hrs Bush hogging yesterday.
This huge Raven followed and was around me all day being opportunistic on field mice scurrying away from the tractor.   I hope he gets his fill. ;)

Norm,  The Sandhills make a very distinctive call.  I call them Taradactles. :D
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« Reply #922 on: August 12, 2011, 02:13:03 pm »
They are now found here in New Brunswick nesting. Never seen here before 2010.


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« Reply #923 on: August 13, 2011, 11:14:11 am »
The sandhills are fairly common in this area.  There numbers seem to be down this year for some reason.  We aren't seeing or hearing them as often as we usually do.
Not a very scientific but the change is certainly noticeable. As Mooseherder said, their call is distinctive.
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« Reply #924 on: August 16, 2011, 06:08:41 pm »
Here is the Raven that was hanging out with me for a couple days pickin' off the field mice. :)
He is one of the biggest I've had around me.  You may want to turn the volume down because I am in the tractor.
I was crawling along because the field was high, wet and full of tall brush.

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« Reply #925 on: August 16, 2011, 06:30:35 pm »
Our ravens up here seem a lot bigger than those in Michigan and those on the west coast.

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« Reply #926 on: August 16, 2011, 06:50:36 pm »
That's nothin'!  You should see the Baltimore Ravens!
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« Reply #927 on: August 17, 2011, 07:53:16 am »
 :D :D  I have! 
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« Reply #928 on: September 04, 2011, 09:41:39 am »
Just had a migrating ovenbird clank the window. I don't think he's gonna make it ...  :(
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« Reply #929 on: September 22, 2011, 07:36:51 pm »
I don't have a bird photo tonight, but I'm hoping to have several soon. :)

 

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« Reply #930 on: September 23, 2011, 03:10:16 am »
Ever notice any bittern up at the camp. They like marshy areas near wet woods. They blend in with the cattails and rushes. You won't even see the until you almost touching them. Scar the begeebers out of you when you see a lump of cattails with eyes. :D

Bluejays have been busy here sacking stuff.

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« Reply #931 on: September 25, 2011, 09:25:37 am »
We're getting a few birds back. Actually, fall migration has been going on for some time, but it is far less obvious here than in spring. Notables yesterday were about 20 American widgeons which I had not seen since spring as well as hearing a sora rail, which likely was here all summer.
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« Reply #932 on: September 25, 2011, 09:47:51 am »
Well, my outhouse cam pointed at the highbush cranberries resulted in almost 100 video clips of berries waving in the wind, and some dude on a quad with a log arch taking off and parking every once in a while.  The last video is of me looking up at the camera in the dark last night giving it what for for taking an infrared video of me.
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« Reply #933 on: September 25, 2011, 10:22:53 am »
Was the guy on the quad in need of some Flomax? ;D :D  Sounds like he was making some frequent trips!

What do you mean by a "long arch"?  I hope your not referring to his anatomy or his ability to pee!  I mean....it is an outhouse cam!
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« Reply #934 on: September 25, 2011, 10:27:00 am »
log arch.    :)
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« Reply #935 on: September 25, 2011, 12:23:17 pm »
Yes, I even had my reading glasses on!  My bad!
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« Reply #936 on: September 25, 2011, 01:38:30 pm »
Although not a bird this little guy was zooming around feeding on my wave petunias.





We've also had a bunch of hummingbirds moving through recently feeding on them also.

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« Reply #937 on: September 25, 2011, 05:21:25 pm »
Those moths are really cool. Just like the real thing.
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« Reply #938 on: September 25, 2011, 05:26:13 pm »
Yes they are. Jeff took videos of some just before the 2010 Pig Roast. I never see them here.

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« Reply #939 on: September 26, 2011, 12:21:04 am »
We saw one last summer feeding on petunias very much like those except there were some white ones in with the pink ones, and the moth definitely preferred the white ones. It was maybe 80/20 pink petunias and we watched him for maybe 10 minutes and he was obviously selecting the white ones almost exclusively.
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