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March Group Feeder Watch, Zoom

Updated: Jul 6, 2022

We were all energetic and enthusiastic to get together for our third Group Feeder Watch over Zoom on Saturday, March, 19th. We explored feeders from Ohio to Panama which provided us with the opportunity to compare a North American Common Grackle with a South American relative, the Chestnut-headed Oropendola.

Club members and club coordinators talk excitedly about the livestream of a Great-horned owl nest camera showing a white fuzzy owl chick bumbling around a nest of large sticks and pine needles high up in a canopy in Savannah, Georgia.

In the spirit of Spring, we visited a of couple remote nest cameras to check in on chicks and their parents. Club members expressed concern when the Great Horned Owl parent suddenly flew off leaving its chick to curl back up to nap in the nest alone. The Bermuda Petrel burrow that we visited sparked lots of questions like, "What is that chick eating?", "Why isn't that chick eating those bugs over there?", and "What is its burrow made of?".

A group of young birders and club coordinators pose with bird stuffed animals while a livestream of Studio City, California shows a variety of flashy red and green hummingbirds visit a group of sugar water feeders.

Our screens were covered in hummingbirds when we ventured to Studio City, California. We watched their aggression towards each other and talked about the differences between the Ana's Hummingbird and the Calliope Hummingbird, as well as Rufous Hummingbird and Allen's Hummingbird. That's a lot more hummingbird species than we see out here in Massachusetts.

We hope you'll join us at our upcoming in-person and virtual events! Check-out our Upcoming Events Page for details.

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