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« Post / Reply #870 on: May 13, 2018, 10:17:53 PM »

Lovely birds, Deb.    love
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« Post / Reply #871 on: May 14, 2018, 04:14:47 AM »

Thanks for the tips Deb.  thumbup I will try the oranges because they dont seem interested in my feeders, but no jelly because we have ant problems in the neighbourhood.
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« Post / Reply #872 on: May 14, 2018, 01:11:39 PM »

Wonderful photos, Deb!! heart heart Thanks for sharing!
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« Post / Reply #873 on: May 17, 2018, 09:38:21 PM »

The Marshy wetland area has been a wonderful stop over by many birds migrating through.  Such a variety has stopped and if you are lucky you can see them.  I was able to stay in my car and take these pictures.  This first photo is of a  virginia rail.  There were two of them there but they really stayed back by the grassy weeds.







Another sweet looking bird along this area is a Sora.  That bird brings new meaning to shake your booty........  it bobs its tail up and down with every step it takes- you see the white flash up and down before you really see the bird.

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« Post / Reply #874 on: May 18, 2018, 05:49:40 AM »

Good shotsvof interesting birds🤗
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« Post / Reply #875 on: May 18, 2018, 07:42:18 PM »

Great photos of mysterious birds ... I have never seen a Sora, and have only heard but not seen the Virginia Rail. 

I am curious - where is this wetland? The one in Utica was pretty wonderful.
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« Post / Reply #876 on: May 18, 2018, 09:14:12 PM »

This is located about 6 miles west of Aurora and 1 or 2 miles south of highway 34,  there are 2 areas that you can find the different birds at.  It was very dry when you were here, Nancy.  Now with the rain it has come to life.
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« Post / Reply #877 on: May 19, 2018, 08:23:59 AM »

Was traveling to Omaha for the weekend and decided to take a little detour off the interstate by Utica (Nancy knows the place).  We have had some nice rain lately so there is ample water in the wetlands.  Many GBH's in the area and then this log was loaded with cormorants.  Driving along I see a whitish bird on the mud flat.
 I drive up slowly and stop the car- I have 4 dogs in the car that are bird watching with me  eek!.  There standing on the mud flat was a Black-crowned Night-Heron. 




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« Post / Reply #878 on: May 19, 2018, 08:30:56 PM »

The milkweed plants are shooting up so thought i would share some pictures of what they look like when they are small before they flower.

Common Milkweed


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Butterfly milkweed
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« Post / Reply #879 on: May 21, 2018, 05:31:02 PM »

After all the rain we had over the weekend it was really worth the visit to the very good wetlands just north of the interstate at the Utica exit.  I was hoping to find some Ibis and lucky for me there was a pretty good number of them But the coolest part was there stood one just a ways off the road.  The only issue was that it was a cloudy and drizzly evening so kinda hard on the getting a nice bright picture.



Traveling down the road I saw another Ibis all by itself.  It was standing on one leg from what I could tell,  then it hopped a little and I thought wow that other leg didn't come down for it to stand on.  I continued to watch and it flapped to move to another spot and still I only saw the one leg.  I was now focusing on looking at the legs to see if maybe some line was holding the leg up or what could be the matter.  It was managing very well probing in the water eating.  So when I got home and looked at the pictures on the computer I could see that there was an issue but the issue was the bottom part of its leg was missing not at all tangled.



Another great find was Black-necked Stilt- a first for me to see.

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« Post / Reply #880 on: May 21, 2018, 06:28:43 PM »

Gosh, Deb, those are great finds and great photos!  I can't imagine birding with 4 dogs in the car, tho.  lol
Seems like you are having a great Spring (now that it is there).
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