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March 2017

Monday Morning Mystery 032017

This really neat mystery is brought to you by Eric and Deb Endresen. Eric took the photos. Deb wrote:

Eric took these pix in the woods in northeast PA earlier this winter.
He said that the tree was long dead, so he didn't suspect sap. He thought it was just frozen water that had turned color from the wood itself.
Have you or your readers ever seen anything like this before? I thought it was so unusual!

What do you think? (Thanks, Deb and Eric!) 2-20170227_104221

If You See a Woodcock ... Help!

Feeling a bit embarrassed about my American Woodcock video of the other day, although I filmed looked healthy, because....

This from The Raptor Trust on Facebook:

 Winter Storm Stella - Tough on Birds.

 With the unusually warm weather in February and early March, many
migratory birds returned to our area early.  Then Stella arrived.

Particularly hard hit has been the American Woodcock.  This Nerf football
of a bird eats a diet almost entirely made up of earthworms.

 With this hard snow cover, Woodcocks are starving, failing and in
distress in huge numbers.  In the last 48 hours we admitted more
Woodcocks at The Raptor Trust than in the entire 2016 calendar year.

If you find one of these rotund worm-eaters, please do everything you can
to get it into a box quickly, keep it warm, and get it to a licensed
wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible.

Having just returned from their wintering grounds in the Southern United
States, the Woodcocks arrive in our area thin, stressed and very hungry
after hundreds of miles of in-flight migration.  That they have arrived
to find no food has compounded the problem for them.

 Again, if you find a struggling Woodcock, please do what you can to get
it to a wildlife rehab facility.

  We appreciate your help!"

Fyke's Next Guest Speaker: Kevin Watson

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Join nature photographer Kevin Watson for an unforgettable wildlife voyage to the other end of the earth!

Kevin is giving a talk and photo presentation about the Antarctic 's Falkland Islands and South Georgia on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. at Allendale's Borough Hall. 

They may be earth’s greatest but least-known wildlife destinations: the remote Falkland Islands and South Georgia,  the breeding and nesting grounds for many of the bird and mammal species that inhabit the rich but stormy waters surrounding Antarctica.

You’ll see glacial plains filled with countless thousands of King Penguins, majestic albatrosses gliding a few feet overhead, huge Elephant Seals battling on the beaches, and much more.

Borough Hall is at 500 W. Crescent Avenue in Allendale.