Bird Families

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology‘s All About Birds webcams are a fascinating way to get up close and personal views into the lives of amazing raptors.

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The Hellgate Osprey nest in Missoula, Montana shows a lot of human activity in the background – trains, cars and folks walking and biking by, seemingly oblivious to the Osprey family living here. It is amazing how wildlife adapts to us. Maybe we should take a message from their notebook?

Check out the Barn Owl nestlings in Texas, fluffy and cute in their ugly-duckling way, and the Red-tailed Hawks in New York that are about to fledge any day now on their other webcams.

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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18 Responses to Bird Families

  1. dorannrule says:

    What a great shot that shows how adaptable the osprey is. Wonder what she is thinking about all the human comings and goings below. 🙂

  2. Yes, they do seem to tolerate us with amazing patience 😉 What a wonderful photo!

  3. ladyfi says:

    Wow – how amazing.

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  5. Robbie says:

    Eliza- you just have a knack for encouraging us all to get up close with nature:-) That is so neat! Love visting your blog, and being inspired by your photos and articles to encourage us all to get outside!!!

  6. mk says:

    I checked out all your links, and especially enjoyed the eagle cam and the running commentary of others fascinated by the show. Imagine a room with photo frames, but instead of still images, we’d see webcams of life in nature. I wonder how that might change us?

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  8. I so agree with Robbie. You have no idea, despite never having met you, how your love of nature, your insights and your willingness to teach us all come through my mind on some days.

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  10. Theresa says:

    Great post. I’ve become addicted to watching an eagle cam in Pittsburgh:

    • Eliza Waters says:

      That’s right, I remember! It IS addictive! I find myself wondering about them as I go through my day. I think I’ll go check on them right now! 🙂

  11. Sharon K. says:

    I love her devil-may-care attitude about the intruding humans. She’s very generous to share her space with us!

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