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PONYRCR
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:29 pm

They're probably House Wrens. They tend to nest in very odd places.
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:38 pm

PONYRCR wrote:They're probably House Wrens. They tend to nest in very odd places.
Thank you! Just looked them up, that's exactly what they look like! It was impossible to just search for "little brown bird" haha, and it's also nearly impossible to get pictures of them because they're in and out so quickly.

The lantern they've nested in has a frosted glass door, but the top is open (it's made for candles)--I can see shadows of them moving around inside, but I can't see into the nest unless I stand on a chair and look into it, so I'm leaving them totally alone. I've tried to strategically place my furniture around the base of the thing so that my dogs can't get near it, and hopefully they'll forget after awhile and just ignore it. I guess I'll need to leave my screen door closed from now on, or take the lanterns down :?
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:39 pm

In my house, they shall be known as Porch Wrens until further notice :lol:

Oh yeah, and they scoured my porch for gobs of hair from when I brushed my dog out (he's a Husky mix), so their nest is lined with my dog's butt fluff.
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:11 pm

Your dogs should be grateful that the birds picked up the fur AFTER it had been brushed out. I've seen a hilarious vid showing a determined bird plucking fur out of a dog's butt....over and over and over...all while the dog slept. You have to wonder how the bird ever discovered that method of nest material acquisition. :o
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:41 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Your dogs should be grateful that the birds picked up the fur AFTER it had been brushed out. I've seen a hilarious vid showing a determined bird plucking fur out of a dog's butt....over and over and over...all while the dog slept. You have to wonder how the bird ever discovered that method of nest material acquisition. :o
I've seen a few, and it appears to always be the same type of bird!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRLa01ICZqg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97ds9abvYIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQIH4f7eowE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJti4bIkAvs
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Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:11 am

OK, another bird story.
Last night, I'm sitting on the porch, 4 AM. I don't sleep well. I heard something. I look around the yard, nothing. Look at the roof next door, nothing. They have a funny disc shaped antenna, I finally look at that.
There is a great horned owl sitting on it holding a rattlesnake that is still twitching. It sees me watching it, reaches up and takes it from it's beak. Then I think it told me a long story about how brave he was, what a mighty hunter he was, really loud. Great big hoots. Sounded like hoo HOO hoo hoo. 8 or 10 versions. It puffed up several times and smoothed back down. Then I went back in.
Just before daylight I go back out with my coffee. I'm sitting in the same chair. Then I hear some more hoots, higher pitched. Just hoo Hoo, hoo Hoo. He roosts just south of me. I think he was saying good night.
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https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/decorah-eagles

I love watching the Bald Eagle live feed cams. Full nests at Decorah, Iowa, The Channel Islands, Frasier Point Channel Islands and West End Catalina Island.

There has been tragedy, death and drama this year but it's getting time for them to fledgling. Probably in the next week or two. A lot of people have been particularly interested in the Decorah gang of 3 since the North Nest Decorah babies didn't make it. I like the boy at West End Catalina to be the first to fly. He's my pick. He lost his sibling but Mom and Dad are usually right near by. When they were banding him I thought the parents were going to knock them off the cliff. It's quite a video.

I don't know why I like watching this every year for the past 4 years. With all the shit people are doing to each other and to the world this makes more sense to me. It seems pretty basic and correct. Even the bad stuff that happens.
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Wed May 30, 2018 7:49 am

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.
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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 think he is flying.
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Wed May 30, 2018 10:59 am

Spahny wrote:
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 think he is flying.
Actually the cam may be down. They are showing highlights. Not sure what is going on.
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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.
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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
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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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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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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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