Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by nightowl » Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:58 pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:50 am

Good Morning Delta 2! The W Embedded Cam has been offline since 3:02 am. I have reported this.


8:18 am - had the W Cam screen up and heard it come back online at this time with lots of wind going through the mic

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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:31 am

8:30 am - Although it sounds very windy out in Delta I am going to log into the cams for a look around.

8:38 am - caught this someone flying from left to right pass the middle field tree....tried to keep up with them but they flew down low and I lost them. Came back to the middle field tree and someone is now perched there so it could have been the same someone. Not sure if they are big enough to be an eagle or not.....
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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:07 am

8:58 am - Well, kept the cam on that bird on the middle field tree and of course missed him flying off as I was on the E Cam looking over to the left of them when they flew....but this did look like an eagle to me....I didn't see any white on it but the lighting is not the best right now...they flew to the left....caught them on the E cam but didn't realize it at the time, not sure where they went to.
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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:12 am

9:01 am - and of course I can't leave without spotting something that looks like an adult....seeing some white here on something that could be something....or maybe not....could be a street sign behind the tree but it wasn't moving and unfortunately I need to go and can't stay to watch them. This tree is in between the middle field tree and the Delta Port pole
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9:09 am - I am now off the cams. Everyone have a great day!

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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:01 am

9:39 am in rollback, we have a banded (can see a what looks like a white band on the right leg and wing tagged) hawk. I am not sure what type it is but pretty. The wing tag has the number N12.
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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:02 am

Sue, that certainly did look like an eagle at the middle field tree. Good find.
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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:05 am

9:39 am in rollback can just see the band on the right leg. Then the hawk moved up to the stump and stayed until 9:45 am. I wonder if this is a female red-tailed hawk?
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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:15 am

Sandy_W wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:01 am
9:39 am in rollback, we have a banded (can see a what looks like a white band on the right leg and wing tagged) hawk. I am not sure what type it is but pretty. The wing tag has the number N12. 2021-09-28_11-57-12.jpg2021-09-28_11-57-30.jpg2021-09-28_11-58-06.jpg
Sandy, this hawk may be part of this....from Seattle Airport:
To protect passengers, planes, and birds at Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, biologists Bud Anderson of the Falcon Research Group and Steve Osmek capture, relocate, and monitor Red-tailed Hawks. The birds are banded, wing-tagged, and released 80 miles north. Bud says, “Almost none of them come back to the airport. So we’re learning that the program’s very effective.” If you see a wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk in the Pacific Northwest, please report it to [email protected].

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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:18 am

SueB wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:15 am
Sandy_W wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:01 am
9:39 am in rollback, we have a banded (can see a what looks like a white band on the right leg and wing tagged) hawk. I am not sure what type it is but pretty. The wing tag has the number N12. 2021-09-28_11-57-12.jpg2021-09-28_11-57-30.jpg2021-09-28_11-58-06.jpg
Sandy, this hawk may be part of this....from Seattle Airport:
To protect passengers, planes, and birds at Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, biologists Bud Anderson of the Falcon Research Group and Steve Osmek capture, relocate, and monitor Red-tailed Hawks. The birds are banded, wing-tagged, and released 80 miles north. Bud says, “Almost none of them come back to the airport. So we’re learning that the program’s very effective.” If you see a wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk in the Pacific Northwest, please report it to [email protected].

Thanks, Sue, for that information!
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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:22 am

From Sue's information below, this could be a red-tailed hawk and could be one of the hawks from that program. I just created a video and will send it to the email address provided by Sue in the post above. Huge thanks, Sue. Exciting to see a tagged bird from a project tracking raptors.


:vid: Hawk visit
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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:20 am

11:19am..........Great catch on the tagged hawk. Vancouver airport also has a banding program using red tail hawks, at least they did. Will have to look further but will have to do it later as I cannot right now.
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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:06 pm

12:05 pm just noticed the east embedded cam is frozen at 11:18 am. Will make a report.
12:08 pm logging into both cams for a quick look see.
12:20 pm logging off both cams. Didn't see any birds and is windy.
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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:35 pm

A response from the email sent about the hawk visit from Bud Anderson with the wingtaggedhawks.org and their project.
Hey Sandy,

What a great report!

Thank you and please say hello to David for me.

This is a bird tagged by my friend and colleague, Kristine Kirkby, (copied here) right there at YVR.

I am sure she will find this of interest.

Not surprising that this bird was checking out nests during the "false spring" period when the photoperiod mimics spring.

Treefrogs croaking, starlings doing breeding behavior, copulating, Red-winged Blackbirds doing breeding calls.

Anyway, thanks for reporting.

Bud
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Re: Delta2 2020 -2021 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:58 pm

Jean wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:20 am
11:19am..........Great catch on the tagged hawk. Vancouver airport also has a banding program using red tail hawks, at least they did. Will have to look further but will have to do it later as I cannot right now.
Jean, as I was looking a little further into this I found a post on HWF by Karen from back in 2015 with a similar white tag. Here's a screen shot of the beginning of that entry for your reference.....it appears that different colored tags were used in Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland. This particular hawk with the White X9 tag was said to be from Vancouver so assuming the hawk on the nest this morning would also be a Vancouver hawk. I'm not sure how to add the link to that 2015 entry forward to here so thought I would just do a screen shot.
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Edit: I just realized that Sandy had already received a response back on this morning's hawk sighting. It appears that the same person tagged both of these hawks seen on the nest 6 years apart. Pretty cool!

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