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Offline SwampDonkey

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1200 on: July 09, 2014, 01:30:59 pm »
I don't know. But been seeing the ospreys here taking some pretty big fish from the water, at least 3 lb fish.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1201 on: July 09, 2014, 02:48:58 pm »
I can tell you they like to soar, then will do a power dive from 400ft to hit their target. There is a pair of them and they have driven off the redtail from the saguaro hill. They are a bit shy and very quick, so hard to get a really good picture. I'll keep trying.

I've seen ospreys and it isn't that. We thought it might be a black shouldered kite, but this is sort of out of their range. Still trying to figure it out....
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1202 on: July 21, 2014, 04:34:01 pm »
Goshawk?

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« Reply #1203 on: July 21, 2014, 04:36:27 pm »
We have been watching the pair which are close to redtail hawk size. Actually they drove off the redtails. We are thinking they are Northern Harriers at the moment. They don't hang around all that long usually and I haven't had my binoculars along.
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« Reply #1204 on: July 21, 2014, 09:02:21 pm »
Got to see an immature Bald Eagle when I pulled in at the work site this morning. Great way to start the new week. :)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1205 on: July 22, 2014, 02:45:47 pm »
The rough shouldered hawks and the red tails are constantly sparring for territory here.  Currently the red tails appear to rule the sky - that is until the bald eagles decide to make an appearance.
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« Reply #1206 on: July 23, 2014, 05:15:39 pm »
I hear a red tail once in awhile when out on a block, he/she screeches as he sores in a circle. There are a couple places along roads where I also see a hawk most every time I drive bye, so I assume a nest is near.

I came upon a goshawk today sitting on the road. There are lots of rabbits and partridge this year along the roads, the goshawks like to fly the road corridors.

Osprey here are almost pets, they nest on platforms people erect along the river and power lines.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1207 on: August 07, 2014, 02:00:34 pm »
Beep! Beep!
 

 

Note the open beak. Even the desert natives are looking for shade.

Ramadas are cool. ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1208 on: November 01, 2014, 05:11:50 pm »
Them Snow birds were just spotted headed South !
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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« Reply #1209 on: November 01, 2014, 08:11:14 pm »
Haven't seen too many of them yet. More after Thanksgiving and another large flock following Christmas/New Year's. fly_smiley super-smiley
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1210 on: November 01, 2014, 10:52:21 pm »
Had a grouse hit a window in the laundry room yesterday, same one they broke at this time of the year last year.  Both survived, this one at least didn't break it this time.  Must have something to do with them moving down the mountains this time of the year.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1211 on: November 02, 2014, 09:59:03 am »
Just put up hummingbird feeders last week. Now the broadbills and the anna's are at war. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1212 on: December 14, 2014, 08:32:44 am »
Sandhill Cranes aerating the lawn.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1213 on: December 14, 2014, 08:30:27 pm »
At least the treatment was free  ;D.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1214 on: December 15, 2014, 09:58:56 pm »
So what's my cranes doin' in your yard?  :D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1215 on: December 15, 2014, 10:04:29 pm »
So what's my cranes doin' in your yard?  :D

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« Reply #1216 on: December 15, 2014, 10:24:59 pm »
 :D :D :D :D

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« Reply #1217 on: December 21, 2014, 08:22:10 pm »
There was a odd looking bird flying around the yard today sometimes being chased by a flock of crows, It was quite far away so the pictures could be better. The best guess I could come up with is a mostly white red-tailed hawk.
 

  

  

  

  

  

 

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« Reply #1218 on: December 22, 2014, 12:54:11 am »
Cool. ;D :snowball: :snowball: :snowball:
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« Reply #1219 on: December 22, 2014, 04:31:23 am »
Sure looks cool. What are the chances? ;D

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