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Old Oct 07, 2012, 08:31 PM
It's not going to build itself
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Red tails are always in the sky around here on a sunny day. Turkey Vultures too. It's kind of nice to soar about with them.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 08:31 PM
You can't stop the signal. . .
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Here it is.


. . . Aak! There it WAS. . .
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 08:32 PM
It's not going to build itself
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Cool, palindrome!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 08:53 PM
Define "interesting..."
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I'm back from 2 weeks fly fishing in the eastern Sierra's; did you miss me?

Kirk (no, I did NOT fish for flies) out
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 08:54 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Yeah, red tails are super common here. Them, turkey vultures, red shoulders, sharp shins, coopers, kestrels, and the odd peregrine and golden.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Red Tails use to be as common a sparrows around here, but sadly I've noticed the population has diminished around here quite a bit in recent years along with many other raptors like Coopers hawks, Red Shouldered hawks, Harrier hawks, White tailed Kites, and American Kestrels.

I used to tease the Red Tails with my gliders until they started getting aggressive, then back off and share the sky wit them. I saw one catch and carry off a big snake which appeared to be a rattler.

The coolest thing I saw was two of them high up lock talons and tumble over and over in a mating courtship until they almost reached the ground.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:26 PM
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I'm back from 2 weeks fly fishing in the eastern Sierra's; did you miss me?

Kirk (no, I did NOT fish for flies) out
If you weren't fishing for flies than were you fishing while flying? That seems rather difficult and overly complex... Kinda like underwater rocket surgery.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Maybe he spent two weeks trying to get a hold of his zipper to zip up his pants.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Or he was teaching flies how to fish
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:44 PM
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Seriously, I love the art of fly fishing.

Keeping the fly dry so it will float, feeding out the line during a cast, and getting it to lay out perfect on top of the water, then watching the POP when dinner is on the line, then gut 'um and throw 'um in a pan with butter over the campfire.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 10:17 PM
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I wish I could teach the fish to fly.

pull!
BLAM!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 10:54 PM
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I wish I could teach the fish to fly.

pull!
BLAM!
easily done...

take one old school M-80 (the REAL ones, not the fake crap they have today)
light it,
drop in the water,
deploy umbrella,
wait...
Repeat as needed.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:04 PM
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I have no Idea what this guy is saying but the fish are really flying.

MILLIONS OF FISH JUMPING INTO BOAT (2 min 49 sec)
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Yeah, red tails are super common here. Them, turkey vultures, red shoulders, sharp shins, coopers, kestrels, and the odd peregrine and golden.
It's good to know they,re still around. I used to see Red Tails every day a few years ago, now I might see 2 or 3 a year.

I drive out to Malibu Canyon once a week and it wouldn't be uncommon to see a Red Shoulder and maybe 3 or 4 Kestrels every time, but I haven't seen any for years.

I saw a Harrier this year, I used to see maybe 6 or so a year but this is the first one I've seen in about 3 years.

I've only seen 2 Goldens and 1 Bald Eagle here, but they aren't that common around here.

Funny story: My friend lives up in Big Bear and the lake froze overnight with a Coot stuck in the ice. He saw a Bald Eagle go after it and when he grabbed it he ended end up flipping a$$ over tea kettle.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:57 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Funny story: My friend lives up in Big Bear and the lake froze overnight with a Coot stuck in the ice. He saw a Bald Eagle go after it and when he grabbed it he ended end up flipping a$$ over tea kettle.
That's too funny!

I forgot a couple: Osprey, harriers and kites. There are a couple that show up in bird watch lists that I forget the names of.



I posted photos of a contest I was at here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=195
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