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Feb 03, 2019 15:01 |  #35056

More Junco’s


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Feb 03, 2019 15:01 |  #35057

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18804001 (external link)
Very nice work, Richard.

Thanks Mike, much appreciated



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Feb 03, 2019 15:15 |  #35058

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White throated dipper


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that stuffed dipper is serving you well! lol.


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Feb 03, 2019 15:35 |  #35059

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Feb 03, 2019 15:40 as a reply to  @ -AP-'s post |  #35060

What a beauty! What kind of bird?


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Feb 03, 2019 15:41 |  #35061

Some of the commotion at the feeder, only three in this shot but at times as many as 4-5 on the feeder, 3-4 more on the post and one or two in aerial combat trying to get a spot.


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This guy came in and scared off all the little birds. I’m no ornithologist, but I believe it is some sort of starling.


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Feb 03, 2019 15:41 as a reply to  @ LoneRider's post |  #35062

American Kestrel I would say


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Feb 03, 2019 15:42 as a reply to  @ LoneRider's post |  #35063

American Kestrel at a local Raptor festival this weekend. St Pete Florida... Thanks!


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Feb 03, 2019 15:52 |  #35064

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This is a really neat shot. I enjoy it because I like the entire presentation including the blurred background, and the fact that my eye is drawn right to the owl.


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Feb 03, 2019 15:58 |  #35065

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Very nice shot, Ken. In my younger days (1950's and 60's), when I was very involved with falconry, I flew a couple of Kestrel falcons which I captured in the wild. They are very entertaining little falcons to hunt with.


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Feb 03, 2019 16:12 |  #35066

Thanks Mike! How would one capture one in the wild? It's hard enough to get a photo!! :)

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Feb 03, 2019 16:51 |  #35068

-AP- wrote in post #18804097 (external link)
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That is a beautiful bird, it's a shame to see it in captivity :(




  
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Feb 03, 2019 16:53 |  #35069

Pygmy owl.:-)


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Feb 03, 2019 17:07 |  #35070

-AP- wrote in post #18804116 (external link)
Thanks Mike! How would one capture one in the wild? It's hard enough to get a photo!! :)

Thanks again!

Actually it's not really that difficult, but you must have a falconers license to trap and train a raptor. They are much more difficult to obtain today, than they were when I was involved in the sport.

I use a small wire cage box (which I make myself) that I put a live mouse inside. All over the outside of the cage, and attached to the cage wire, I have numerous lasso loops made of strong monofilament line. This little trap that I've described takes awhile to make. Once the trap is finished, and a live mouse is in the cage, I simple drive down country roads looking for a kestrel falcon sitting on top of a telephone pole (they are actually a fairly common sight). I can drive past one of these birds, and not scare it away if I don't slow way down or stop the vehicle. So, I usually have someone with me, and they keep the passenger door slightly open, and toss the trap out to the side of the road as I drive past the falcon. I keep driving down the road and when I'm a fair distance away, I stop and watch the bird with binoculars. It doesn't take it long to spot the trap with the mouse inside. If the bird is hungry, it will almost always swoop down, and land on the cage, trying to get to the mouse. With the binoculars, I can usually tell when the falcon gets one or both feet caught by the monofolament lasso loops. I quickly drive up to the bird, and put it in a cotton sock (this calms the falcon down immediately) and then a shoe box for transportation home. Of course I have to wear leather gloves to keep from getting caught in the birds talons or getting bit.

So, as you can see Ken, they can be captured in the wild.


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