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Old 04-21-2013, 06:33 PM   #481
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I still have half a dozen pine siskins here. I would think they should have left by now.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:06 PM   #482
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Very cute, turttle! or, very cute siskin, turttle!

Today I saw:-p1450420gbhe.jpg One of many Great Blue Herons at Iroquois today!

Today I saw:-p1450339baeanestinwr.jpg Bald Eagle nest - I think both adults present plus one or two eaglets

Today I saw:-p1450326baeajuvinwr.jpg One of three juvenile Bald Eagles flying around (not this year's)

Today I saw:-p1450324grea.jpg Great White Egret, and straight back, another heron

Today I saw:-p1450167gulls.jpg and gulls!

Waterfowl I also saw today HERE
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Oh! Forgot the Osprey! One of many nests at Iroquois. This is the last one to get active. Most of the others are not on platforms. The power company just put this platform up after Osprey nested directly on top of the power line post last year. They did manage to fledge two young!

Today I saw:-p1450299os.jpg
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #484
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Great bird photos Sage! May I ask what area the photos were taken? Such a large assortment of species!

It's pretty cool that the power company installed a nesting platform for the osprey.
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This afternoon I saw.... my cardinal and robin mommas sitting on their eggs beneath the big bad hawk's nest. The hawk's nest is HUGE.... it's probably 3' across. A piece of siding blew off the side of the storage barn and I guess we won't be putting it back up anytime soon what with the cardinal nesting in the Kentucky wisteria.
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Nice one. I like that last shot very much!
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This afternoon I saw.... my cardinal and robin mommas sitting on their eggs beneath the big bad hawk's nest. The hawk's nest is HUGE.... it's probably 3' across. A piece of siding blew off the side of the storage barn and I guess we won't be putting it back up anytime soon what with the cardinal nesting in the Kentucky wisteria.
Nice shots, Lib...is that Malus coronata in the last photo with the robin?

I was out in the yard planning on removing more forsythia and some remaining Japanese honeysuckle shrubs that I thought I'd have out by now...but I'm afraid to do it in case there is a well-hidden nest that I might be overlooking. I fear my window of opportunity has passed.
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Uh uh... it's Crataegus mollis. Actually, both of those hawthorns are Downy Hawthorns. Down the road about a mile or so I found Crataegus holmesiana growing. I keep meaning to stop in and ask the family that has the trees on their property if I can collect some seeds but so far I've forgotten to do that for like 10 years in a row.
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I'm really surprised the cardinal didn't take off and start a new nest. I thought for sure she'd abandon ship so to speak with me going in and out and in and out of the greenhouse but she didn't. I figured the robin would stay put.
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BooBoo, sorry, I thought I answered you last night but I see I did not. All the spots are Western NY, Niagara River, Niagara Falls, Lake Ontario, wildlife refuges, southern Ontario. Pretty much day trips from Buffalo, but we do alot more waterfowl and wading birds plus raptors.
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Today we followed up on a report of a female Peregrine at a nest box which had been installed a couple years ago. Gerry on site reports it looks like a different bird than was seen on site before. He will be very very happy if she stays! She seemed to be screaming for a mate! It's possible she had a failed nesting nearby in the old Cargill grain elevators.

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