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Cooper’s Hawk on Birdfeeder

The Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) has become a much more common site in urban areas in my lifetime.  The Cooper’s Hawk feeds almost exclusively on other birds so the House Sparrows and other common city birds are great food source.  We … Continue reading

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Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of about 18 inches in length with a wingspan of 26 inches.  It is well camouflaged, and like all herons it often remains motionless, but when it does move it makes … Continue reading

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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Killdeer, have a strange name.  The little birds have nothing to do with deer, or killing except for there food which is mainly insects and crustaceans.  The name comes from their call which sounds something like kill-deer, kill-deer; kind of … Continue reading

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Snowy Owl Sighting

An irruption of Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) arrived in Wisconsin awhile back and there are at least a few in the Oshkosh area.  This one was seen on Lake Butte des Morts on December 30th.  Unfortunately I had to disrupt this … Continue reading

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