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Old 04-03-2010, 11:58 AM   #11
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Default a feathered friend and its foe...

This great blue herons (Ardea herodias) wounds on its shoulder are from bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) that were predating the heron rookery.

So in one post you get both feathered friends and one which is the foe of the other....
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:02 PM   #12
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Default American Kestrel

The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest falcon in North America—about the size of an American Robin.
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:06 PM   #13
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The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is common and widespread, partly because it has benefited from the historic settlement patterns across North America. The clearing of trees in the east of North America provided hunting areas, and the practice of sparing woodlots left nest sites.
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:08 PM   #14
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Default Hummingbird - species unknown

This is the one and only time I have seen a hummingbird collecting fluff
from cat-tails. My best guess is it will be used inside the nest to help
protect the egg(s) in the small nests they build.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:47 PM   #15
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Oh, Dave, good show with the heron and eagle! The herons are pretty large.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:01 PM   #16
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Feathered Friends & Foes Photo Contest-3319968663_41a77312a8.jpg Cute little Merlin having dinner

Feathered Friends & Foes Photo Contest-3320795916_936a653c00.jpg Later in the day (which accounts for the change in lighting) it was still in the same place!

We were on campus looking for the Peregrines and found this little beauty nearby. I wonder if the Peregrine falcon would eat the Merlin, a small falcon.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:07 PM   #17
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Guess your little friend met his foe for the last time...
I like the Hummer collecting its down.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:37 PM   #18
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Photo1: Eastern Phoebe(Sayornis phoebe) [at least i think it is, im not sure]
Photo2: Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) surprising a female Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:11 PM   #19
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Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:23 PM   #20
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You sure capture some awesome colors!
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