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Author Topic: Lunar Rock nest - 2016 season  (Read 1304 times)
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winterwren
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« on: July 23, 2016, 10:24:03 PM »

This topic is for discussion of the Lunar Rock nest, also known as Decker's nest.

Click here to find last year's postings and more details about the history of this nest.

Last year this nest produced two eaglets; one had to be rescued but was successfully released by the wonderful crew at MARS.

The link above will take you to that story also.

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« Post / Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 10:36:19 PM »

Yesterday was my second trip to this territory this season.
On the first trip I saw an adult eagle on one of the usual seaside perches.

This time I didn't see any adults, nor did I hear any eaglets.
We still don't know where in the woods the nest is, so we are dependant on finding the eaglets by sound, or on spotting them after they start flying along the beach. Nothing so far.

I did see some lovely migrants through the territory, however.
The shore birds have started returning to our area, most of them on their way further south.
We occasionally see individual Spotted Sandpipers in the winter, but this past week I've seen small flocks of adults and young, maybe families?
On the shore near the Lunar Rocks there were about 10 birds, loosely scattered into what may have been family groupings.
On this first photo we see a breeding adult, with the chest and neck full of spots, a partly-moulted adult with less spots, and a juvenile with no spots.
July 22, 12:21



I was able to sneak up on one of the adults.
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« Post / Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 07:15:32 AM »

mighty good sneaking I would say - cute birds too :-)
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« Post / Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 08:40:16 AM »

Wonderful photos!  Sweet birds!  Thanks for sharing your "sneaking!"   love
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« Post / Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 04:31:46 PM »

Wonderful photos!! Thanks Wren!  heart
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