Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:29 pm

12:22 pm lots of birds at the first tower. Didn't see any other birds on the last trip around the area.
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12:29 pm logging off both cams.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:51 pm

12:10 pm in rollback, attempted to find out what bird this was but still not sure. Best I can tell it might be a flycatcher based on the beak
and head shape and but not absolutely sure.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:58 pm

12:57pm.......Thanks Sandy for all those dates! We are getting closer now to seeing some of our eagles return to the area. According to my records we also saw a large bird on the flag pole on Sept. 8th........could have been an eagle in the area. Then by the 26th we were seeing more adults on towers nearby. And of course we saw Ma on t he 28th.

I am guessing that bird you have spotted in the tree is likely a female Northern Flicker. I have lots of Flickers in my yard today...........I think the males have the red on them that we don't see with this one.

He is a picture I found taken by AD Onsgard.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:08 pm

3:08pm............IN on both cams.............

I assume this is a hawk on the crossbars of the first tower........can't be sure who it is.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:29 pm

3:28pm........Sure looks like someone perched on the distant evergreen tree......no white head. That pesky leaf in front is blocking our view when the breeze moves it. I think we've seen dark figures here before so often wonder if this is a bird or a branch on the evergreen tree. :chin: :dunno:
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:37 pm

3:37pm........I can hear a flicker but that is all. No eagles yet. No other birds in sight.

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:03 pm

7:03pm...........IN on both cams.

It seems to be getting dark so early now..........sunset is 7:12pm tonight.......when looking at the bluff nest I saw someone fly upwards and to the left..........could very much have been an eagle but with the light so dim now, and the cam having a hard time focusing..........it is hard to be sure.

Arrow shows the bluff nest.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:22 pm

7:22pm.........More of the mystery bird.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:28 pm

7:28pm.........Not seeing anyone else tonight.........no one on the towers or poles. That bird could have been an eagle.............I'm sure some must be coming back to their territories now as the HM pair is now back. Ma and Trooper will get here when they are ready.

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:02 am

Thanks so much, Jean, for the identification the little visitor from yesterday. Found the little flicker in the woodpecker section of my bird book and of course, I didn't look there. Excited to see the large mystery bird flying around last night from the bluff nest area and to see eagles back at Harrison Mills. Hope to see Ma and Trooper so very soon.

7:02 am logging into both cams for a look see.
7:16 am logging off both cams. Made a couple of trips around the poles and towers and didn't see anything. It is terribly soggy foggy out there right now. Thinking if there are any birds out there, they are tucked in away from the drizzling rain. Will check back later.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:54 am

9:52am.......... :wave: Good morning Delta2 friends! Thank you Sandy for checking on the nest this morning! It is very wet here right now...........we might not see anything of significance today. It will be mistly and cloudy in the distance until things start to dry out which migh happen a bit this afternoon.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:07 pm

2:07 pm logging into both cams.
2:26 pm just saw a flock of little birds at the evergreens so logging off both cams.
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Post by Jean » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:10 pm

4:10pm.........IN on both cams..........it has finally stopped raining.


Many small birds on the first tower.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:29 pm

4:29pm.........There looks to be a large bird on this telephone pole way, way in the distance beyond the dock pole.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:33 pm

4:32pm.......Here is that same blob we saw yesterday on the distant evergreen tree. As we are often seeing this I am inclined to think it is part of a tree there.........not a bird. So think for future reference I will ignore it.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:37 pm

4:36pm.......Still very quiet out there at this time. The distance is very murky and hard to see much of anything as the fog seems to be thickening. It would be nice to have some real drying out so we could get a better view.

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:38 am

8:38am............ :wave: Good morning Delta2 friends! The rain is coming in today, but so far is dry.
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IN on both cams..........cannot stay long.
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Post by Jean » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:47 am

8:45am...........Think this is a hawk on the first tower.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:58 am

8:56am........Still very quiet out there...............the tide is way out but there are no visible birds there at all. Ma and Trooper are hopefully still having a good feast up north but should return in the next couple of weeks or so.


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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:05 am

9:26 am - Good Morning Delta 2! It looks like we had a visitor on the nest at this time. I think it’s a hawk but could be wrong. I’ve attached a few s’caps and a short video. He comes in from the lower right side.

:vid: Hawk Visit

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In middle of nest
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Over near Ma’s perch
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:14 pm

12:13pm..........Thanks Sue........great video and it shows good details of this hawk. I have no idea what kind of hawk this is.......there was no red tail showing on it.

ADDED: One of our zoomers, Sandy, thinks this could have been a juvie red tail hawk as they do not have red tails yet...........and there certainly are red tail hawks in this area.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:29 pm

2:29pm........IN on both cams..........

Saw these dots earlier today......but they were not moving so couldn't tell what they were. Right now however I can see them moving and some flying in and out........likely ducks.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:54 pm

2:53pm..........The wind has come up since this morning.........both cams are jiggling quite a bit now making it hard to get a solid look at anything in the distance. But from what I can tell..............no eagles around at all.


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Post by SueB » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:57 am

6:57 am - Good Morning Delta 2! I am logging into the cams for a look around.

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:10 am

7:04 am - we have a beautiful hawk (correction, this is a falcon) on the nest tree...maybe the same one from yesterday, but not positive....they are very fidgety
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Having trouble focusing with the E Cam for some reason....not sure if it's because it's still so early and there is not enough light but getting double vision
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Post by SueB » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:19 am

7:11 am - such a beauty! I've just been corrected.....this is not a hawk but a falcon (thank you Rita!). Should have known from the eyes. I always get them confused. Must study up on them a little more...or maybe a lot, lol. Still a beauty though!
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:01 am

7:13 am - our little beauty was checking things out below the nest as it seemed there was some noise from below.
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And then they flew off
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