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PostThu Jun 30, 2022 3:57 pm 
We had a birthday party for some relatives and a cute couple of uninvited visitors came by. Last two nights some less welcome visitors came by.

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PostFri Jul 01, 2022 8:14 am 

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PostSat Aug 27, 2022 1:00 pm 
Love is in the air

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PostSun Aug 28, 2022 7:38 am 
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PostTue Sep 06, 2022 7:56 am 

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PostWed Sep 14, 2022 8:35 pm 
Rare bird of prey? Does anybody recognize the species? Gyrfalcon?

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 8:47 am 

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 9:14 am 
I donít need a trail cam. Seeing lots of bears in person this year!

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 9:57 am 
For your bathing bird clip I am only seeing three distinct bands on the tail feathers. Hard to discern any mustache presence. A gyrfalcon with have many more thinner bands on the tail feathers. Gotta go with a Cooperís Hawk for this sighting. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gyrfalcon/id

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 10:02 am 
Mike Collins wrote:
For your bathing bird clip I am only seeing three distinct bands on the tail feathers. Hard to discern any mustache presence. A gyrfalcon with have many more thinner bands on the tail feathers. Gotta go with a Coopers Hawk for this sighting. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gyrfalcon/id
Thanks! Coopers Hawk & Goshawk are my other guess's

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 10:13 am 
You will see gyrfalcons in wide open spaces like tundra and alpine areas. They are after ptarmigan and small mammals. The Cooperís hawk is much lighter than a gyrfalcon (1.2 lbs vs 3.2 lbs). The Cooperís hawk can hunt for birds in the forested areas. While pursuing a bird it can drop its long tail like a drag-racer drops a parachute to slow down. The smaller bird is more agile and the heavier weight for a hunter means momentum wants it to keep going forward. A gyrfalcon is just too heavy to pursue birds in a forested setting. It canít slow down fast enough. A goshawk is a good second guess. Canít appreciate a white stripe over the eye and the video shows a bird with a long tail like a Cooperís hawk.

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 7:32 pm 
Mike Collins wrote:
You will see gyrfalcons in wide open spaces like tundra and alpine areas. They are after ptarmigan and small mammals. The Cooperís hawk is much lighter than a gyrfalcon (1.2 lbs vs 3.2 lbs). The Cooperís hawk can hunt for birds in the forested areas. While pursuing a bird it can drop its long tail like a drag-racer drops a parachute to slow down. The smaller bird is more agile and the heavier weight for a hunter means momentum wants it to keep going forward. A gyrfalcon is just too heavy to pursue birds in a forested setting. It canít slow down fast enough. A goshawk is a good second guess. Canít appreciate a white stripe over the eye and the video shows a bird with a long tail like a Cooperís hawk.
Excellent! Really appreciate the response! I get all jazzed up about stuff like this

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