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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by johnnymg, Jan 4, 2017.
I was pretty happy I gotta admit. They're fun to watch
At my mom’s. I also have a video of the squirrel climbing up and getting into position, set to the Mission Impossible theme...
This guy/gal was hanging around the water hole waiting for a meal to come by. Wife found a bunch of ECD (European Collard Dove) feathers near the fountain a short time later.
Is that a red-shouldered hawk? We had one that would hang out on a fence post near our AirBnB in Redding.
^(bird image) Patience.
Coopers hawk for sure. A red Shouldered Hawk has a brownish chest, jet black eyes, and is about 1/4 bigger. Our back yard faces a big open space area and is THE hangout for most every critter you can see here in the Central Coast. This morning my wife was saying something to the effect that the finch food was really spendy and she was considering taking down that specific feeder for a bit. The quail and other bigger birds eat wild bird seed by the 40# bag fulls (nearly) each week.
Across the street the other day
"who you lookin at?"
Saw a bunch of those in the Elkhorn Slough this summer. So beautiful (and cute!).
This 'little guy/gal' was hunting squirrels next to our house today.
It was getting 'crow mobbed' and moseyed off without a meal.
Couple years back I'm watching a flock of turkeys...
They focus Down the hill and start popping...
As one they start marching down hill...
I run to the back door..
Look out the window
There was a Bob cat and the turkeys..
Discretion being the better part of valor won out...
Finally saw a Greater Roadrunner in the open space behind my house. These little guys are pretty amazing hunters. It looks like it's stalking the quail but it's probably looking for lizards and frogs near a catch-basin. The frogs just came out of hibernation after the first rain of the season.
According to the Audubon Society the Greater Roadrunner is "uncommon" in SLO county. Between my wife and I this is only the second RR we've seen in this part of the Central Coast in the last 2+ years.
It was really overcast so this is the best image I could come up with.
Here's a group of 'American White Pelicans' at a lake near the Central Coast of Ca. The adults of this species have a 9 foot wingspan. They're spending the winter here and will fly North (Oregon, Idaho, etc.) sometime in the mid Spring time. Every once in a while we see one with a petagial tag which can be used to ID where it was born.
Near Pismo Beach?
At the Merced National Wildlife Reserve in central Cali.
Dinner time for a GBH. Some Black Necked Stilts grubbing for seed.
A Great Horned Owl incubating eggs.