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November 19, 2015

Male and Female Acorn Woodpeckers

The West Texas Hummingbird Cam had a male and female Acorn Woodpecker visit this morning. Notice how you can tell the one in the back is a female by the black band between red and white patches on her head. A small but important difference! 

November 16, 2015

Nocturnal Visitor, Flying Squirrel

We had a furry nocturnal visitor to the Ontario FeederWatch Cam in the early hours of the morning today. Northern Flying Squirrels are quite common in Ontario – and throughout coniferous forests in northern North America – but people rarely see them since, unlike Red Squirrels, they are primarily active at night. Though you can't see it very well in the video, flying squirrels have a fold of skin between their front and hind legs that they use to glide from tree to tree. Pretty cool! 

November 16, 2015

Barn Owls in Cleaned Box

The nest box was vacuumed out and the camera lens cleaned giving us a nice crisp view of our Barn Owl pair.