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Old 08-26-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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Our Hummingbird visits are dropping, sugar water consumption is down by about half over the last few days.
Hmm, over in the hummingbird thread, several of us are reporting non-stop warring by lots of hummingbirds. If you are in NH, that would make sense. What that would mean is those of us farther south are seeing the migration of the more northern birds. They are drinking nectar like crazy. But my male hummers left a couple of weeks ago. They always head out early!
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:47 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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I see Owls more than anybody I know.

Maybe the owls are letting me see them? I see them alot when I am upset & they always make me feel better.

Since the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012 it's impossible to NOT see deer on a daily basis. During winter 2015-2016 I noticed an odd behavior; they no longer come bounding into the roadway.

They are literally crossing the street one at a time after looking both ways.

They can cross a street better than a teenager (human).

This last week at nightfall every night we have had a cloud of small grey-brown birds that come swooping down the street from seemingly everywhere & chirping very loudly like they are being chased or at least warning all birds in the area to LEAVE FAST. I can't tell where they are going. Maybe the owls are on the way?

I love this thread!
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:32 AM
 
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Migration begins:

New arrival -Cormorants
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...P_0573copy.jpg

He has been here for a few weeks - love watching him hunt and hearing his voice
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Osprey/id
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:17 AM
 
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Hmm, over in the hummingbird thread, several of us are reporting non-stop warring by lots of hummingbirds. If you are in NH, that would make sense. What that would mean is those of us farther south are seeing the migration of the more northern birds. They are drinking nectar like crazy. But my male hummers left a couple of weeks ago. They always head out early!
That's what I suspected, the week or 2 before the drop they were draining it daily so I suspected they were getting ready to head south.
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:29 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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The only transients I get are from the east end of Long Island. Never from the north due to the span of water they would have to traverse. My guess is the males here will start to leave in the next two weeks, as in the past years.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Hummingbird visits dropping way off here in WNC, but lots of screech owl calls at night, much more than in past years.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Hi.
Last week I had to travel to the north of Argentina for work and as I visited tons of towns in the area and a couple of National Parks I was able to see a lot of wildlife. As it was not a touristic trip, itís not like I had many opportunities to stop in the middle of nowhere to stay watching birds or whatever I came across. In addition, I only carried my cell phone, so my pics are modest:


Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)


Tiger heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)


Yacare caiman


Yatay palm trees make up a wonderful scenery from the air (taken from a helicopter)

Other birds I saw include the ubiquitous great kiskadees and lapwings (both of them common in Buenos Aires too), a brutal amount of different passerine birds (monjitas were the most distinctive), some raptors such as chimangoes, caracaras and several unidentified harriers/hawks, one of them had preyed upon a snake it was grabbing with its claws while flying! There were also many cute Ipaca wood rails (Aramides ypecaha) running on the sides of the roads, white herons, cocoi herons, regular storks (Ciconia maguari) and the most imposing flying bird in the area, the Jabiru stork (Jabiru mycteria). These guys are beautiful in their own way, and have a wingspan up to 2.7 m / 9 feet. I saw a couple of them, itís a pity I couldnít photograph any.

I also saw some flightless rheas, three foxes, including one dead on the road. All of them were probably Lycalopex gymnocercus. Other mammals observed in the area were capybaras, hairy armadillos (I guess they were Euphractus sexcinctus) and an elusive brown brocket deer (Mazama gouazoubira).
Great trip overall.
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:25 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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The only transients I get are from the east end of Long Island. Never from the north due to the span of water they would have to traverse. My guess is the males here will start to leave in the next two weeks, as in the past years.
I stand corrected. They took the early train out yesterday.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:56 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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After 6 hours of spooky Thunderstorms & Flash Flooding last night we woke up to snow on the Peak (Pikes) this morning!

Tell me your nature observations!-pikes-peak.jpg
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:48 AM
 
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I see deer come out in either late afternoon or at night ( back porch trail cam )


I also enjoy the cardinals at my sunflower feeder and the butterflies at my butterfly bush.


( northern Arkansas in the Ozarks )
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