At whatever moment you read these words, day or night, there are birds aloft in the skies of the Western Hemisphere, migrating. If it is spring or fall, the great pivot points of the year, then the continents are swarming with billions of traveling birds… – Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds Among birds, migration is the regular, endogenously controlled, seasonal movement of birds between breeding and non-breeding areas (Salewski and Bruderer 2007). Spring migration is
Tonight’s video round-up features the Great Spirit Bluff cam and the birds of the Flyway! Michelle eats a little breakfeather, Newman copulates on the fly, American White Pelicans raft on ice, and bald eagles skate – or at least stand side by side on the ice. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! I know that I’m having a hard time deciding what to watch right now! Great Spirit Bluff Falcons 3/18/19: Michelle’s first breakfast –
Happy Valentines Day from our nests to yours! Roses are red, violets are blue, you love eagles (and falcons and kestrels and owls), and we love you! Thank you for watching, for learning, and for inspiring us!
Tonight’s Nestflix feature the Decorah eagles and a really fascinating video from the Flyway cam. In Decorah, Mom chases a subadult, a subadult chases DM2 (check the video out in slo-mo – it is pretty impressive!), and an attempt at copulation ends when Mom walks away in the middle of it. At the Flyway cam, three coyotes play and one mounts another – although this was a not a serious mating attempt as Janet Kessler of the excellent Coyote Yipps blog
TGIF and Happy Fri-yay! We have Nestflix from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Mississippi Flyway. I loved all of these videos, but don’t miss the barred owl visitor and giant stick at Decorah North (the stick was big enough that it took planning to get to the nest), coyotes on ice, or Mom’s very fresh two for one fish special in Decorah! I love seeing life in and beyond our nests and on the Mississippi. Who would’ve guessed that we’d