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By: birdofprey (offline) on Monday, June 11 2012 @ 10:20 PM EDT  
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Just up the hill from the ferry dock on Protection Island, near Nanaimo BC, I heard a big racket in the trees. I looked up and lo and behold - a heron rookery! Grin The chicks were BIG and standing in their nests. Later, while waiting for the ferry home, we saw of flock of parents fly back, probably with dinner.

This is not the finest photo I've ever taken because I only had my cell phone with me which does not have a zoom lens. LOL But you can see a few of the nests and if you look close there is a chick in each one.

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Does anyone remember the heron cam that David and Richard set up in Stanley Park, in 2007 I think?


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By: jwnix (offline) on Tuesday, June 12 2012 @ 12:06 PM EDT  
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Just up the hill from the ferry dock on Protection Island, near Nanaimo BC, I heard a big racket in the trees. I looked up and lo and behold - a heron rookery! Grin The chicks were BIG and standing in their nests. Later, while waiting for the ferry home, we saw of flock of parents fly back, probably with dinner.

This is not the finest photo I've ever taken because I only had my cell phone .....

Does anyone remember the heron cam that David and Richard set up in Stanley Park, in 2007 I think?



and haven't we gotten rather complacent when we are frustrated that our PHONE!!!! cannot capture great detailed photos of chicks in nests!!! I oft laugh at self over the same thing and have to remind me its A PHONE!!!, AND it does work great as a phone!!! then there are all those other addons, !!

the fact that we CAN SEE chicks is awesome, BOP!! great job!!!

yes, I do remember the heron cam....I think ?Dalyce would go out there and do some census of the nests??


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By: birdofprey (offline) on Tuesday, June 12 2012 @ 10:53 PM EDT  
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Yes, Dalyce (Raptore) lived nearby and would monitor the rookery and count the nests and chicks. The heron cam was set up on one of the neighboring highrise apartment buildings beside Stanley Park. The suite owner (birdseyeview) used to operate it and zoom in occasionally on a nest and chicks.

Link to the Stanley Park Heron discussion area in the old forum:
http://discuss.hancockwildlifechannel.o ... m.php?f=62

jwnix - you are so right about the phones! How dare they not have a zoom lens! Titter


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By: jwnix (offline) on Tuesday, June 12 2012 @ 11:01 PM EDT  
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I sent her an email to see what she's up to these days. she and i used to chat about our respective rookeries.

my phone DOES have a zoom on it, and I still get annoyed because of course if i use it, i need to hold really still to attemp to get those chicks!!!!

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By: jwnix (offline) on Sunday, September 30 2012 @ 09:11 PM EDT  
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here 's a nice hummer photo posted in louisiana today....

An almost white bird with a few red gorget feathers showed up in the yard late yesterday. Weather's terrible for trying to photograph birds, but here's one halfway decent pic. He sure brightens things up!

http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z274 ... A_3880.jpg


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By: beans (offline) on Sunday, April 13 2014 @ 02:56 PM EDT  
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Video Camera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG16g0bkmaw

Ravens at Wellesley

One egg and a tiny hatchling! Egg hatch:

Latin name: Corvus corax
Size: 21-27" (53-69 cm)
Color: Entirely black
Call: Most commonly a variety of croaks and honks, but ravens can mimic other birds and even human speech when raised in captivity.
Habitat: Mountains, forests, and deserts, preferring to nest on cliffs.
Diet: Omnivorous
Lifespan: In the wild, about 13 years; in captivity, up to about 40.
Spotted on campus: October 2013
Location: Science Center (no access to nest)
Number of eggs: 2
Nicknames: Pauline & Henry


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By: beans (offline) on Monday, April 28 2014 @ 05:26 PM EDT  
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Pauline brings a quick snack to the nest. If you turn up your sound, you can hear the small one begging for food.

Video Camera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_qRyU17VCw

Latin name: Corvus corax
Nicknames: Pauline & Henry

Ravens at Wellesley
Spotted on campus: October 2013
Location: Science Center (no access to nest)
First egg hatched: April 13, 2014
Number of eggs: 2
http://www.wellesley.edu/ravencam


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By: beans (offline) on Thursday, May 01 2014 @ 07:36 PM EDT  
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You can see the wing feathers emerging now. Feathers grow very fast, even when baby birds don’t have enough to eat. In that case, “hunger bars” appear on the feathers. The feather is weakened in these areas and can break during flight.

Video Camera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8NrBeZMATM

Latin name: Corvus corax
Nicknames: Pauline & Henry

Ravens at Wellesley
Spotted on campus: October 2013
Location: Science Center (no access to nest)
First egg hatched: April 13, 2014
Number of eggs: 2
http://www.wellesley.edu/ravencam


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