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Knave

Trad climber
Napa
Dec 24, 2018 - 11:39am PT
African Crowned Crane
African Crowned Crane
Credit: Knave
sween345

climber
back east
Dec 25, 2018 - 05:52pm PT

It looks like there's another out of towner come to the city for the holidays.

Three years ago it was this fella.



He set up camp in Brooklyn, far from his usual stomping grounds.

This year there's another colorfully plumed visitor for the holidays.

John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 26, 2018 - 09:32am PT
I've been following the MANDARIN DUCK since around July. Normally, he's around a mile from my house. He doesn't have a migration instinct and how much cold he can take, remains to be seen. By next month, if weather follows its usual pattern, the ducks will be in the centre of the reservoir as it's the biggest body of water and unlikely to freeze all the way across.

This is a big season for birds in CP, the migration results in a spike in window strikes. The birds get collected off the sidewalks, up to the rehab and then they are released into CP. I saw we had a record number of 230 avian species in CP this year.

"Mandy" has been good news for the local birds overall, increasing awareness about window strikes and what to do when you see a bird walking around dazed on the sidewalk. That said, there is no evidence the Mandarin Duck was a window strike and no one knows ho he got there.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 26, 2018 - 09:35am PT
Most ‘Mandys’ are escapees from private collections, not that they’re not worth ogling! 🤪


Knave, very cool shot of yer crane! Where in Napa wuz it?

Sween, you seen that fake boid?
clifff

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Dec 26, 2018 - 09:48am PT
A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia



https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26969150



https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1&q=14+hunts+wolves+eagle

https://www.google.com/search?q=14+hunts+wolves+eagle&client=firefox-b-1&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=xDI7ewgpaCmeSM%253A%252CWbCVYwqRD33IPM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kSMlopCyn01AB3iKZ-bENulv92_Jg&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiQ6b-t_L3fAhVtk-AKHUylD7cQ9QEwCHoECAMQBg#imgrc=xDI7ewgpaCmeSM:
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 26, 2018 - 09:54am PT

The initial reaction of the birding community was a big yawn. An exotic got released into CP. But the interest it generated quickly put it into a league of its own. People coming into nyc for the express purpose

Also newsworthy, is that we have 5 species of Owls currently residing in the park.

A BARRED OWL in the loch today.



NYPD is bird friendly, this hawk was rescued by officers and is in rehab.





Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Dec 26, 2018 - 09:56am PT
Every time I watched one of those eagle wolf videos I see a gaunt, coyote looking canine getting attacked by a well fed and groomed eagle.

I'd like to see one of those winged bullies take on a north american timber wolf.

Well, not really. I'd hate to see an eagle get chomped up for entertainment, any more than I enjoy seeing a coyote called a wolf getting sacrificed for the same.

DMT
sween345

climber
back east
Dec 26, 2018 - 01:16pm PT

Reilly,

If you're asking if I went into Central Park to see the Mandarin I'll hafta give a great big NO.

I wouldn't go in to midtown during the holidays if you paid me.

Although if there were reports of his departure I could scoot down to Cap May and head him off at the pass.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 26, 2018 - 01:29pm PT
Hahaha. I hear ya! But I would venture into the belly of the beast for that bunting,
if I didn’t already have one on my life list. 😽
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 26, 2018 - 02:27pm PT
Well I've run over there twice now. Though to be frank like anything else here it's about the people watching as much as the hot duck.

One lady has gussied up her dog so there is now the Mandarin Dog.

John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 26, 2018 - 02:48pm PT
Some weeks ago suddenly some where between 6 - 12 NORTHERN SAW WHET OWLS popped up in rehab. No one is saying it was a flock window strike. Some of them even required stitches.
But now we have several of them in CP. They're tiny but may even be punching up to squirrels.

nep photo to show size. By owl standards they are tiny/


John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 27, 2018 - 08:33am PT


Forgive me if I'm overly fascinated by wild bird rehabbing in nyc.

A Hawk pigs out and eats too much and falls into the CP Reservoir. NYPD fishes him out off to rehab for a blow out. Seems this happens all the time. God only knows how these critters survive out where it really is wild.

https://twitter.com/wildbirdfund/status/1078277600345235457



Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 31, 2018 - 09:02am PT
John, I just talked with my good friend Father Guido Sarducci. He said a full confession is not necessary-
just say three Hail Marys (or just one if you’re a Giants fan) and buy a round tonight.


I got YOU, babe!
Credit: Reilly

Acres of Snow Geesers and one blue!
Acres of Snow Geesers and one blue!
Credit: Reilly
Credit: Reilly

Bonus coverage of the Sonny Bono NWR Synchronized Swimming comp!
The Shovelers looked unbeatable!

Credit: Reilly
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 7, 2019 - 11:50am PT
What happened to you people? Give up birding for 2019?

This just in:
French researchers think they’ve found something to cut down on aircraft/wind generator strikes!

https://www.birdguides.com/articles/ornithology/new-optical-illusion-to-prevent-raptor-collisions/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 10, 2019 - 06:05pm PT
Bulbul
Bulbul
Credit: Reilly
Just a Mourning Dove but they are photogenic
Just a Mourning Dove but they are photogenic
Credit: Reilly
An Allen's in an odd pose
An Allen's in an odd pose
Credit: Reilly
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 10, 2019 - 08:10pm PT
Credit: StahlBro
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 11, 2019 - 12:55pm PT
OK, a horrible pic but it was darker than Black Sabbath and the little dear
was a long ways off so this is a monstrous crop. I also forgot to change
from f/13 after shooting in bright sunlight yesterday. 😫
Any guesses? (I do know)

Credit: Reilly

Hint: This is only the second ever seen in the Lower 48!!!!!!!!!!
(15 records from Aleutians and Pribilovs)
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Jan 11, 2019 - 09:19pm PT
Not the Red-flanked Bluetail!
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jan 11, 2019 - 09:21pm PT
the birds will follow the insects, I presume.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 11, 2019 - 09:39pm PT
Oh, yes, Tony! Read it and weep! Or come on down and tick him! He shows no signs of
leaving and while a skulker he is pretty reliably found if you’ve s few hours. I can also show
you the Scissor-tailed. He is also quite reliable.
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