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Discussion in 'Nature' started by dave92029, Jan 15, 2012.
The Ramona Wildlife refuge is showing off their hawks every saturday in January
Beautiful, I love the owls. You're fortunate to live near a place where you can get close to the birds.
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
Your shots are simply exquisite. The detail and catch lights give each bird a unique personality. Excellent avian portraiture!
The guy in the first picture seems to be watching you like a hawk.
thats the father of the girl you've got your eye on. Step out of line and he'll eat you!!!!!!!
Is this at Blue Sky?
I wish I knew the father of this girl here. I would be so nice to him....
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.
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.
Are the last 2 owls or hawks
The last two are Owls. The Wildlife Refuge, even has Bison for keeping some of the grass short.
I'll have to show my husband this, we've got six acres of grass to mow
There are companies that rent out goats for this purpose.
The Hawks will, indeed, be the ones to watch in 2012 :smile: