Mississippi Flyway Cam and Blogs

Videos from GSB and the Flyway!

August 21, 2019: Falcon Mackey at Great Spirit Bluff

We have videos from GSB and the Flyway! At Great Spirit Bluff, male peregrine Mackey drops by to check the rock ledge diner out, although he doesn’t stay very long. On the Flyway, ducks preen (don’t miss the lovely juvenile male wood duck), Sandhill cranes forage, eagles splish-splash, and birds take flight at dusk! We apologize for our sporadic posting – cam season is upon us and we’re out in Colorado working on the Fort St. Vrain eagle cam right

What bird is this?

August 17, 2019: American Avocet

What bird is this? https://youtu.be/VtOI3-WkTQQ. It’s an American Avocet! This surprise visitor showed up on the Flyway Cam this morning and back in July. When we first started looking into it, I thought it was an eastern bird moving west. But I was wrong! According to Birds of North America: “American Avocets specialize in using ephemeral wetlands of the arid western United States, and are iconic symbols and effective indicators of environmental stressors within western wetlands. Wide-ranging among seasons, Avocet

Videos from Decorah and the Flyway

August 14, 2019: The sub-adult in Decorah

We have spectacular offerings from Decorah and the Flyway tonight. I loved all of these videos, but don’t miss ‘Mom and SA’ and ‘Look at What I am Bringing You Mom!’ Ever wonder what it looks like when an eagle starts a nest? Even if Mom ends up back at N2B, it looks a lot like this: tentative placement of early sticks and eagles spending time in a tree together. At the Flyway, birds are stacking up as they gather

Videos From Decorah and the Flyway

August 4, 2019: Mom Decorah

Get your Wednesday night videos! I love seeing Mom Decorah against the setting sun – she is spectacular! – but do not miss Sandhill Cranes vocalizing together as they work out boundaries and social relationships on their staging grounds. We’re still getting questions about Mom and the sub-adult. We’ll run through what we do and don’t know again tomorrow. All things in Eagle Time! Decorah Eagles 8/4/19: Mom, the moon, sunset, and subadult – https://youtu.be/uNg4z-13lW0. Goodnight, Mom. Goodnight, subadult. Good

July 18: Nestflix roundup!

July 16, 2019: Mom hanging our in Decorah

We’re scrambling to get ready for ATF, but we wanted to share some extremely cool videos of a bald eagle/sandhill crane interaction on the Flyway, another look at Mom and the sub-adult, some great footage of both North eagles, and a nice look at Carson. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! Thanks to our camera operators and videomakers for their hard work capturing and sharing the natural world with all of us, and to you

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