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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #90 on: July 13, 2014, 10:04:34 AM »
 
i found this poor fella under a window where i work.
He hit so hard, the end of his beak is missing!
i would say this is some type of Woodpecker?
A youngster?
Can anyone tell me?
 
july 3 2014 15:03 - Woodpecker
 

 
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #91 on: July 13, 2014, 10:31:58 AM »
This one looks like it Booni     The Great Spotted woodpecker .

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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #92 on: July 13, 2014, 10:56:34 AM »
I think it might be a young Hairy Woodpecker  http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hairy_Woodpecker/id/
  - the way the black coloration runs through the eye area , lots of white above the eye,  bill almost as long as head
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #93 on: July 13, 2014, 11:24:33 AM »
It maybe is a male Hairy woodpecker . You could be right Nancy 

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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #94 on: July 13, 2014, 12:18:04 PM »

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Downy_Woodpecker/id#similar

Depending on size, this could be a Downy Woodpecker Juvenile.  According to Cornell it is "Like adults, but with red cap".
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #95 on: August 14, 2014, 11:55:46 AM »

i was in this territory yesterday & noticed that the female is still here & calling.
At one point i wasn*t sure if i was hearing both the female & the male?
But definitely i am not hearing any fledged youngsters in this territory this year.
i am not even sure if they nested this year.
They certainly didn*t use their Belcarra Nest.
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #96 on: September 21, 2014, 09:39:22 AM »

i got a call from people who live on the waterfront in this territory.
They do the water Bird count every month, so they are used to looking at Birds.
Some kids on the beach told them there was a sick Loon on the shore, so they called me & asked what to do.
i took this one assessment foto while the man went down there with the net to catch the Loon.
There was no question this Loon needed help.
The Loon barely moved from this position, & the man ended up just picking him up & putting him in the net.
On the beach there we transferred the Loon into the carrier, who then went back to a position like in this foto.
i zoomed down to the ferry to get the Loon a ride to Buckley Bay & lucked out when i found a couple willing to take the kennel there.
MARS was going to meet the couple at Buckley Bay.
What a beautiful Bird, you never see them on the shore like this.
Their legs are way far back towards the tail so they are not meant for walking on the land.

september 18 2014 15:29 - Loon



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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #97 on: January 06, 2015, 07:07:06 PM »
 
Posting some fotos from almost a year ago.
You can see a video of this youngster here.
If you scroll up that page & also go to the page before, there are more fotos of youngsters on this day.
 
february 6 2014 15:42:08 - youngster in Belcarra Territory
 


Nictitating membrane blinking here.
 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #98 on: January 06, 2015, 10:01:03 PM »
Terrific photos of a very appealing youngster, booni!  Thanks!

btw, what happened with the loon?

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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #99 on: January 07, 2015, 08:43:12 AM »
You saved these gorgeous shots for us, thank you booni

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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #100 on: January 07, 2015, 10:13:53 AM »

The Loon went to MARS, but they don*t have a pool to keep Birds like this in, so the Loon needed to be sent on to a place that did.
That place requires a certain body score before they will accept a Bird for care, & this poor Loon had too poor of a body score & needed to be euthanized, unfortunately.
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #101 on: January 07, 2015, 10:42:02 AM »
thanks for the information, booni - I am sorry for the poor loon.