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About loonswan

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  • Birthday 11/24/1953

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    Hiking with my German Shepherd a wee bit of birding[quite the casual amateur but enjoy it] and photography on every hike.

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  1. Hi, I saw this bird yesterday in a wetland area, it's in the same location I saw a Sora three times so at first assumed that 's what it was but thought something looked a bit different. When I looked at the photo I took, I noted a long beak that is orange and realized it wasn't the Sora again. Thank you!
  2. Hi, I'm seeing many wrens in a wetland area,in the cattails and bushes,the birds in the first two photos seem larger then the one in last photo,I'm thinking it is a young one? The area is in Minnesota, [Orono] this week. Thanks!
  3. What type of Wren?

    Hi, I saw these Wrens in a wetland area,the one in the first two photos seemed a lot large then some of the others,perhaps chick in last pic?rThere are several of them in the cattails and shrubs. This in Minnesota this past week. Please assist with what type of Wren? Thanks!
  4. Young Coot?

    I have enjoyed all the comments on my question,I feel so foolish thinking it was a coot,but all I saw and heard in the reeds were coots. It was so difficult to get a photo of due to the reeds and it kept sticking it's head in the water.....finally I had a clear shot was about to shoot and a large muskrat swam up and scared it off. I was so worried it was going to be eaten. [goggle search indicates that's not what muskrats would eat] My dog is a bit bored with me taking her down the same trail every day looking for it! [saw it twice] Anyone living in MN I can tell you where it is exactly.
  5. Young Coot?

    Thanks so much,as much as I hike many wetland areas here,I have never seen one before or even heard them spoken of here.
  6. Young Coot?

    Hi, I saw this in a wetland twice,the area has a lot of water right now due to rain so it was able to swim about. I hear/see coots in the area,could this be a young one? Seen in Orono,Minnesota today,5/28. Thanks!
  7. What Warbler is this?

    I appreciate your responses so much, this is unfortunately probably the last Warbler I'll see till spring. [ except for a trip to Cayman Brac this winter] Warmly, Loonswan
  8. I saw this yesterday near a large pond in Minnesota,thought it might be a Yellow- rumped but the head/facial markings look a bit different? Thanks!
  9. Thank You for the information,I appreciate it!
  10. I live in Minnesota,there is a small lake/large pond I walk around daily [half mile around] and there have been a pair of Trumpeter Swans that have been flying in daily, [usually one at a time] they feed a few hours and then leave. Now,they are both on the lake with four very young cygnets, I'm 100 % sure where they came from as the family was seen on another small lake and disappeared the day they showed up on this one.[it is also the closet water source in the area] This is about a half mile distance of dense wetlands without any sort of trail or path [not even muskrat waterways] I can't even see the parents getting through on foot,and the cygnets are so small,the posted photo was taken 5 days after they appeared so even smaller then. Could they make the walk? Would the parents carry them that far on their backs? Thanks!
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    MN/CO/Cayman Brac shots
  12. Saw two together near pond three days ago,haven't seen since. Thanks!
  13. Thank you "The Birding Geek" for the response,yes that's it, a Caribbean Elaenia. Cayman Brac is an amazing place to get quite close to Boobies both on the cliff [walking path, top of bluff very wide] and on the beach,also lots of parrots,and just 5 miles away on Little Cayman, one of the Caribbeans largest breeding colonies of Red Footed Boobie.....fascinating how they [and the huge pelicans can balance on thin branches especially in the wind....here is a balancing shot .
  14. Hi, First time posting,wonderful site. Just back from the Cayman Islands,on Cayman Brac saw several birds that appeared to be Flycatchers but had a white spot [some looked like thick stripe] on the top of the head. Saw them on different parts of the island,so not just in one group or area. Poor pics,especially the first but it was hard to photo the white spot. Are there Flycatchers with white on the head? Thanks! Dass