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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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Oct 07, 2012, 08:31 PM
You can't stop the signal. . .
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Here it is.


. . . Aak! There it WAS. . .
Oct 07, 2012, 08:32 PM
It's not going to build itself
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Cool, palindrome!
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
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.
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.
Oct 07, 2012, 09:26 PM
Theoretical balsa dust maker
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cap'n Kirk
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.
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.
Oct 07, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Or he was teaching flies how to fish
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.
Oct 07, 2012, 10:17 PM
IT'S NOSE HEAVY!!!!
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I wish I could teach the fish to fly.

pull!
BLAM!
Oct 07, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cityevader
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.
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)
Oct 07, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Lil Stinkpot
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$$ over tea kettle.
Oct 07, 2012, 11:57 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Originally Posted by flyzwell
Funny story: My friend lives up in Big Bear and the lake froze overnight with a Coot stuck in the ice. He saw a Bald Eagle go after it and when he grabbed it he ended end up flipping a$$ 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.



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