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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:49 pm 
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Were the turkeys trying to get in? Why were they hanging around there? Wind break?


The glass door is like a mirror to the Turkeys, that is my best guess...."struttin their stuff y'all"

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:13 pm 
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Must be that time of year. Condor sitting on egg wants to join the party as well...
Along the Big Sur coast. Live good quality cam as well...
"Condor Nest cam is back! Our oldest condor pair, 167 and 190, laid an egg in their redwood nest in early February. Watch the pair take turns incubating over the next month. If all goes well, the egg should hatch at the end of March."
http://www.ventanaws.org/condor_cam/

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Can't leave the owl and owlets out...
http://starrranch.org/blog/

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Dont see one of these every day.
Crested Caracara.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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First Oriole of the year heRe... Usually get the Hooded Oriole, this one looks a little different.
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Trying to teach my dog a new command - "watch". Don't have sheep so this will do for a Border Collie mix...

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Huh.
Normally dont see orioles at a seed feeder either.
*birdbook out


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Im going w blackheaded grosbeak.
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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Im going w blackheaded grosbeak.
Nice.
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I'll go along with that. The beak matches; Oriole is a lot pointer. usually when Oriole arrives it has a distinctive sound...
i know cheating with a feeder.. it can be entertaining.
Thanks 2NA!

I've seen the Hooded Orioles at the hummer buffet. They are hanging on ..

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Thats a new one on me. I saw an evening grosbeak before in SoCal and a rose breasted grosbeak in MN.


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Yep the name Grosbeak is French (gros = large) and that is definitely a seed cracking beak. Orioles drink nectar and have long thin beaks for slurping the sweet stuff.

I'm just as excited to see a House Finch. Years ago that avian pox swept thru the population and decimated them. I think they are recovering now.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:28 am 
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^^We've got plenty of House Finches here. Have a nest in one of my exterior roll up blinds.

on another note; earthquake video of Channel Island Eagle nest cam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV_mTPX--Bg

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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They hatched today... :clap:
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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Awesome, will be fun to watch them grow! cool pic of the Grosbeak also.

I was back out at carrizo plains last weekend and saw a large flock of large sandpiper type birds, also some kind of huge hawk (not a redtail) with close to 4 foot wingspan. Also saw a group of pronghorn antelope bounding across the plains.


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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^^How did the plains look this year with the lack of water?

ver ver cute Spirit Tree.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Well it was awesome out there. There was some color but nothing like last year. Seeing the monster hawk and antelope helped to make up for it. On the way out I had a bonus viewing of some Ya-Hoo's who stupidly tried to do some donuts on the normally dry, but now spongy mud on the first soda lake you come to traveling in from the south. They were stuck up to the middle of all 4 wheels in the center of the small lake. The driver in a daze standing on his hood. Cant even imagine what the tow, winch, whatever to get it out plus the citation from the rangers is gonna cost.... Wish I had taken a pic!


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