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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Raptors, yard birds, and Falcons

A few from the yard:


Red-bellied Woodpecker by GRousedog20, on Flickr


American Goldfinch by GRousedog20, on Flickr

Ran two Raptor Survey routes on Sunday, there wasn't a good flight of raptors due to the weather, but there were some interesting sights:

Not sure why people are compelled to do this:


Holey Stop Sign by GRousedog20, on Flickr


Mennonite by GRousedog20, on Flickr

I did manage to finally get a Kestrel on a natural perch:


American Kestrel by GRousedog20, on Flickr

This Brown Creeper was right along the road when we stopped to scope a Hawk:


Brown Creeper by GRousedog20, on Flickr


Brown Creeper by GRousedog20, on Flickr

Last week I was out looking for Snowy Owls and I saw this bird feasting on the telephone pole...didn't think too much other then oh wow cool, but then I noticed feathers flying and thought..."wait a minute, Red-tails don't usually catch birds."...turned around and sure enough it was a Peregrine Falcon:


Peregrine Falcon by GRousedog20, on Flickr

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 08:31 PM
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Re: Raptors, yard birds, and Falcons

Nice catch.

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Re: Raptors, yard birds, and Falcons

That's pretty exciting to find a falcon. I can't believe people do that to road signs too! Scary thing is, you can look right through the holes and see houses!

Not only is my short-term memory horrible, but so is my short-term memory.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 09:34 PM
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Re: Raptors, yard birds, and Falcons

Nice photos and especially exciting to see the Peregrine!
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 10:41 AM
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Nice pics!!

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Re: Raptors, yard birds, and Falcons

Great pictures, I really like the Brown Creeper.

Nature can teach us alot.
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Re: Raptors, yard birds, and Falcons

Good stuff. I especially like the woodpecker photo.

The group that has those buggies with the white canvas tops are called the Nebraska Amish.

Most Amish buggies have headlights and flashing tailights, powered by a battery. Those do not. They use lanterns when driving at night, but those are not as visible as electric lights. So be extra careful driving in those areas when it's dark and/or foggy.
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Nice catch on the peregrine!

What kind of tank round went through the stop sign?
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Re: Raptors, yard birds, and Falcons

Nice pictures .... I'm baffled by the 3 month weight limit though ???

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Re: Raptors, yard birds, and Falcons

At first glance I thought that red belly was banned then I noticed it was part of the feeder

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