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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1005 on: April 25, 2019, 10:43:18 PM »
We saw such a rookery on Hornby Island during the last HIP trip.  :nod2 Wren took us to visit a friend who  had one on his property. :thumbup: That was also the time when Foldi got dressed up in the tree climber gear. :thumbup: What fun we had with that! :eclol Thanks for the memories Deb.  :ecsmile


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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1006 on: May 01, 2019, 09:53:14 PM »
I always keep an eye on what birds are at my feeder,  this day i noticed a sparrow that looked a bit different.  I went out quietly and sat on my step and sure enough it continued to come closer picking up some seeds.   Getting a better view it seems to be a Lincoln's Sparrow.  A nice sighting for my backyard.





Of course my little squirrel friend stops by and doesn't scamper away when I am out there.  I think this one has been around for a bit,  maybe even the little one that needed some extra care due to the fur issue.  Anyways he sure trusts me,  I was pretty close to him for this picture.







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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1007 on: May 01, 2019, 10:00:23 PM »
Migratory birds move in for a bit and then head on.  Getting out at the right time and finding them is the challenge.  The other night I had a dinner in another town so I was going to be driving by this wetland area so I just had to drive by and take a look.  There were many Yellow headed blackbirds along the road (perfect for a quick look)  These birds migrate through on their way to Canada. 



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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1008 on: May 01, 2019, 11:14:45 PM »
How nice to have a squirrel friend, Deb.    :eclove
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1009 on: May 05, 2019, 08:51:03 PM »
Visiting the wetlands at this time of year yields migrating birds.  I was looking for little shorebirds and  heard a strange noise,  looked around and saw an odd looking stick.  Well the stick did move and it caught my eye,  it was not a stick but an American Bittern.   The video did not come out well cause the wind was carrying the sound away from me and I was not very close.



<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXOLetpRF5I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXOLetpRF5I</a>
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1010 on: May 05, 2019, 09:07:59 PM »
Another amazing visitor is the White faced Ibis.  For some of these birds I am amazed how they can fly with that bill.

White Faced Ibis






Wilson's Phalaropes, female and male



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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1011 on: May 06, 2019, 03:24:52 AM »
I live adjacent to a wonderful wetland  :nod2 - but am totally unfamiliar with any of those very interesting birds!  :ecrolleyes
Thanks for sharing them Deb. :ecsmile

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1012 on: May 12, 2019, 07:42:01 PM »
I really think we are in spring now.  Many birds are visiting and some are even bonding  :ohno

These are Wilson's Phalaropes- 








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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1013 on: May 12, 2019, 07:58:34 PM »
I was lucky and saw some really nice shorebirds.  The first was a Sora,



A Dowitcher


American Golden Plover


American Bittern,  he was calling and this time was a bit closer
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMhptIlMQbs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMhptIlMQbs</a>

The coloring blends in so well with the habitat,  great camouflage
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1014 on: May 12, 2019, 09:26:42 PM »
I saw the most amazing thing,  this Eastern Kingbird caught a large dragonfly.  I saw it land on the wire with it in its beak and it hit it on the wire a couple of times,  then in a blink it tossed it up and caught it again and one more time before it flew off.  That is Talent!!!







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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1015 on: May 12, 2019, 09:28:24 PM »
Fantatasic!!!

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1016 on: May 13, 2019, 02:03:41 AM »
Wonderful sightings, Deb!
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1017 on: May 13, 2019, 03:24:43 AM »
wow talk about a trigger finger - mazing captures there Deb and great photos too
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1018 on: May 13, 2019, 07:09:14 AM »
 
Wonderful sightings Deb!
LOVE the Bittern.
What kind of Frogs are singing during that video?
wooohoooo!

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1019 on: May 13, 2019, 11:28:14 AM »
As best as I can tell they are Chorus frogs,  little but mighty
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