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Old 04-07-2024, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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1st hummingbird of the season. Been tracking their arrival for 20 years....a few days later this year than most.
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Old 04-09-2024, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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A peregrine falcon & nest. Nestlings recently fledged and practicing the soar and dive.
About 25 feet above ground, in the wall of one of the towers at Castle at Casteldelfels, Barcelona, Grenada.
Pigeons are mating up & nest building, just around the corner of this tower.
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Old 04-09-2024, 07:03 AM
 
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I may have seen a Gray Hawk on Eclipse Day. Seems impossible, given its known range, but the distinctive size, call and coloring…
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Old 04-09-2024, 05:57 PM
 
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My wife had the first hummingbird show up right in her face today wanting to know where the food is. There are feeders hanging up now.
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Old 04-10-2024, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Southern New England
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My wife had the first hummingbird show up right in her face today wanting to know where the food is. There are feeders hanging up now.
And perhaps those hummers are now saying, as they slurp up the nectar, "Don't let that happen again" :-) (our hummers aren't back yet, probably a few more weeks)

We frequently see a Cooper's Hawk in our yard hunting birds and chipmunks and squirrels. He is an extremely talented flyer. A few days ago we saw two Bald Eagles way up high, swooping and diving to beat the band, perhaps a mating ritual. And we have a resident neighborhood Red Fox that looks pretty healthy, so she seems to have made it through the winter okay. I know, from reading Alexander McCall Smith that they adapt very well to town life. Smart critters.
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Old 04-10-2024, 04:30 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Spring blizzard dumped about a foot of new snow, drifted across and buried the driveway and deck. Every pine siskin in the neighborhood seemed to take turns at my tube feeder from dawn to dusk. Refilled the feeder three times. A few white-winged crossbills and common redpolls mixed in. They don't leave anything on the ground long enough for the snowshoes to pick up, but I can see lots of fresh track evidence that they tried. I call this a "siskin storm".

Today is a blue bird sunny day, everything's dripping, temps in the mid 30s. The feeder flock size cut in half. Not sure if the local bears are on the prowl yet or not, so I haul all feeder food indoors every night. Don't want to bump up against a bear on that little deck. BTDT a couple of times already!
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Old 04-11-2024, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Just went out to put back the empty trash can from the side of the driveway, a young deer trots past me, across the street and into the neighbors yard. I love Colorado.
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Old 04-14-2024, 01:44 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Finally got a shot of one of the local snowshoe rabbits. They are uber-spooky, gone at the first hint of movement or sound, and usually show up near or after dark. This one has partially transitioned into its summer coat; the incoming brown fur is still fuzzy and new. Sorry about the vampirish "red eye" effect due to the flash. There probably is a way to disable that using a camera setting but I don't know it. My camera knows it's smarter than I am, so it generally ignores me.
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Old 04-14-2024, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Kanada ....(*V*)....
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I was chopping parsley in my kitchen when I noticed a male cardinal sitting on my outside windowsill.In front of my kitchen window I have a sand cherry bush,but he preferred to watch the action in the kitchen.His beak hit the window a few times, eventually he flew on a branch .
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Old 04-14-2024, 04:10 PM
 
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I’ve been getting a couple of pairs of either house or purple finches on my little bird feeder the last few days. So pretty. I wish I could get them to nest where I can see them.
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