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Hawk Watch 2012

Discussion in 'Nature' started by dave92029, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. dave92029

    dave92029 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 7, 2010
    Escondido, CA
    The Ramona Wildlife refuge is showing off their hawks every saturday in January
     
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  2. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Beautiful, I love the owls. You're fortunate to live near a place where you can get close to the birds.
     
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  3. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    if I can give one critique, when possible try to make eye level contact with the owls. unless of course you weren't able to in this setting.
    Nice shots though
     
  4. gscara

    gscara Mu-43 Regular

    Excellent Detail

    Your shots are simply exquisite. The detail and catch lights give each bird a unique personality. Excellent avian portraiture!
     
  5. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The guy in the first picture seems to be watching you like a hawk.
     
  6. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog Mu-43 Regular

    Hawk eye

    Hey Icon,
    thats the father of the girl you've got your eye on. Step out of line and he'll eat you!!!!!!!
    Cheers
    DUD
     
  7. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    492
    Aug 5, 2011
    Is this at Blue Sky?
     
  8. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  9. inkista

    inkista Mu-43 Veteran

    332
    Jan 13, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Little further east. See the WRI page for the annual Hawk Watch. They do this every Saturday in January.

    About half of the time is devoted to birds in hand, the other half of the time is just birdwatching (they supply a few scopes).

    I went about four years ago, and spotted ten different raptor species (burrowing owl, white-tailed kite, American kestrel, red-tailed, red-shouldered, merlin, prairie falcon, ferruginous, golden eagle, zone-tailed, etc. etc) in about an hour and a half. Riches for the raptor lover.
     
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  10. hypervel

    hypervel Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 30, 2011
    Cool, Dave! We found out last Fall that there's a raptor rescue facility very nearby. Paid 'em a visit and snapped the snot out of those birds. In fact, when I first opened this thread it took just a moment of wondering just who plundered my pics. (JK, OK?) I laughed out loud just a little.
    Last owl is a Saw-Whet? Not an Audubon guy. Can pick a Magpie out of a line-up. Anyway...nice pics and fantastic you took the opportunity to go.
     
  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Nice shots

    Are the last 2 owls or hawks :confused:
     
  12. dave92029

    dave92029 Mu-43 Regular

    157
    May 7, 2010
    Escondido, CA
    The last two are Owls. The Wildlife Refuge, even has Bison for keeping some of the grass short. :redface:
     
  13. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    I'll have to show my husband this, we've got six acres of grass to mow:2thumbs:
     
  14. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    492
    Aug 5, 2011
    There are companies that rent out goats for this purpose.
     
  15. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    The Hawks will, indeed, be the ones to watch in 2012 :smile:

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