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#11981304 - 04/18/17 Re: Critters and such [Re: Steve]  
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Originally Posted by Steve
Originally Posted by Valsdad


But we're lucky and have both kinds of eagles!

Geno

PS, and more hawks than I can identify when driving to town.


I see bald eagles every once in a while down the Tualatin flood plain / wet lands. But they Winter here.

Lots of hawks like you said. Saw some sort of raptor flying through the trees behind the house the other day. Didn't get a good look at it before it was in the dark of the trees. Cooper's hawk, maybe? That said I've not heard the owls hooting yet.


Cooper's would be a good guess, If it was smaller like a kestrel size, it may have been a sharp-shinned, both are known for flying through trees and brushy areas looking for birds to kill.

Geno


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#11981305 - 04/18/17 Re: Critters and such [Re: Hastings]  
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Originally Posted by Hastings
Our cattle egrets finally showed up on April 10th. They have always heretofore arrived at the latest by March 25 every year. They are very welcome as their main diet is horse flies, grass hoppers, and army worms. When I was a kid we didn't have cattle egrets. I heard that about 40 blew in on a storm from Africa in the 1940s and they populated from that group. Do any of you folks up North have cattle egrets?


Hastings,

I've seen them in N Cali, S Oregon and the references I have show them going up as far as S Canada "rarely". Don't think I've seen any myself up here in S WA/N OR, but that just means I haven't been out enough.

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#11984676 - 04/20/17 Re: Critters and such [Re: Valsdad]  
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In response to Hastings: I have observed cattle egrets along the west shore on Green Bay in WI.

#11987064 - 04/21/17 Re: Critters and such [Re: Valsdad]  
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Working from home today and just saw something blast past the window. Went out to look.

Violet-green swallows back.

#11995288 - 04/24/17 Re: Critters and such [Re: Steve]  
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Those are cool Steve, pretty too.

Haven't seen our barn or cliff swallows yet and haven't been downriver where the sandbanks are to see any bank swallows either. Should be here soon tho.

Geno


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