Birding?

Spahny
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Wed May 30, 2018 11:13 am

Forry Cow How wrote:I started watching the Mr. President and First Lady recently:

dceaglecam.org

I will check out the other eagles, too.

ETA: I don't see a baby at the West End Catalina cam??? Both parents were there and one flew off.

I joined their forum and found out what is going on. According to the institute The cam battery is solar and it's at 13 volts now, should be 24. Cam will be down until it can recharge.
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Wed May 30, 2018 10:11 pm

Ospreys are also interesting to watch, and there's a lot of nest cams also. E.g., Audubon osprey nest on Hog Island, Maine https://explore.org/livecams/birds/osprey-nest

First chick is expected to hatch within the next few days, I believe.
Spahny
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Thu May 31, 2018 11:17 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHLZ_Abwwss

The first fledge is the male called Corsair at Sauces Canyon Channel Islands. He got his first experience yesterday when his sister shoved him off the nest and he had to get back in.

Catalina, here are two recently hatched Osprey at the Chesapeake Conservancy Maryland. Right now Dad just brought some fish for breakfast.

https://explore.org/livecams/ospreys/os ... onservancy
Spahny
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Thu May 31, 2018 12:17 pm

The West End Catalina female called Aria warming up yesterday afternoon. Mom is watching in the distance. Hopefully she doesn't fledge today while the cam batteries are recharging.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... tTKKnDCR1g
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bare it all
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:05 pm

OH my, I didn't realize this thread existed. Not a birder, but I do enjoy identifying some of the more random types I see in the northern parts of GA.

My most common visitors are barn swallows, RT hummers, eastern bluebirds, house sparrows, carolina wrens, brown thrashers, robins and northern mockingbirds. We have a couple of eastern towhees that stop by a few times a week as well and the starlings show up in huge flocks in the fall.

Coolest bird I've ever seen in my area is fairly common - cedar waxwing. Most gorgeous little smoke-brown bird with a crest and a black mask. My husband calls them "ugly cardinals"... :lol:
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:57 pm

I’ve got a ton of Catbirds this year, not sure why
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:25 am

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Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:50 pm

Lately I have been admiring a female red shouldered hawk, when the jays leave her alone long enough to visit. She has a nest across the street. She gets tired of the kids and sits on the power pole by the driveway. She and the male have kept me entertained for a couple of months now. She tells him to babysit and gets preened up in the afternoon. Till the jays or crows spot her. Then she shrieks a complaint and goes to find her dinner.
My osprey paired up and has a nest in an old pine down the street. She drops by her dead pine tree to say hi sometimes when the guys and I are catching up on gossip.
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:03 pm

Ive got a Quaker/ Monk Parrot hanging out at my house. They have large colonies on the coast of CT- but they are slowly coming north- now have been spotted in smaller numbers as far north as Hartford. Noisy thing- but fun to watch- and I bought some parrot food for him.
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:26 pm

Regular entertainment these days comes from watching the squirrels take their daily ration of nuts from my deck, and carefully hide them out in the back forty.
The Cardinals watch them labor and then immediatley swoop down and steal the treasure. Not only beautiful, but quite conniving as well.

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