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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1140 on: May 19, 2020, 09:53:53 PM »
One of the neatest birds that I found this spring is this Virginia Rail.  It came up from the wetland and went under the car who was in front of me.  I couldn't lay down fast enough to get a photo under the car but it then came out on the other side and walked across the road and stopped.  Perfect to get a nice photo of it.


Virginia Rail

This raptor lives here all year long,  The American Kestrel is the smallest of the falcone family.  He was hunting over the meadow.


Male Kestrel

Sometimes they fly in large groups


Franklin's Gulls
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1141 on: May 19, 2020, 11:19:01 PM »
fantastic captures ! :eceek

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1142 on: May 20, 2020, 02:19:40 AM »
What a wonderful array of bird visitors Deb  :ecsmile- most of whom I have never seen, and some I have never heard of. Thanks for sharing your piece of nature. :eclove

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1143 on: May 20, 2020, 07:32:51 PM »
Thank You Jeavv and Cali,   so glad you enjoyed the photos
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1144 on: May 20, 2020, 08:27:43 PM »
Let's see what other birds we can look at from around my area.  You can check if you have seen them in your area.


Pectoral Sandpiper


Baird's Sandpiper


Common Snipe


Lesser Yellowlegs

Isn't that challenging to try and identify these shorebirds?
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1145 on: May 20, 2020, 08:44:41 PM »
I still have more.........  Looking for some swimming or diving birds.... 


Cormorants (look at those feet)


Female Wood Duck


Male Wood Duck


Ruddy Duck, Coot ( 2 for 1)


Pintail Duck
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1146 on: May 20, 2020, 09:14:42 PM »
Birds and more birds.  Some of these birds migrate and some of them stay here during the summer.


Yellow headed Blackbirds


Red Winged Blackbird


Eastern Kingbird


House Sparrow (very, very common around here )
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1147 on: May 20, 2020, 09:42:06 PM »
Have you had to use your field guide to check out some of these birds to make sure I was correct?  I may have some wrong   :mhihi


Goldfinch


Cardinal


Brown Thrasher


White crowned sparrow
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1148 on: May 21, 2020, 06:23:20 PM »
I have been checking on this eagles nest every week.  Last weekend I saw the adult with a very nice catch,  it wanted to take the food to the nest so bad but it was pretty large.  It struggled for sometime with it and while it struggled the eaglets were screeping, watching and waiting for dinner to be brought to the nest.







After the eagle was done feeding the eaglets it flew off and I found it perched and drying its wings. (It has been drizzly)

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1149 on: May 21, 2020, 07:38:10 PM »
I have some cute, spoiled and baby squirrels living in my front yard tree.  They finally got big enough to venture out and found my backyard feeders and oranges.  They sure are fun to watch.







When your paws are sticky from oranges you need to clean them !!!

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