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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, September 10 2013 @ 01:31 AM EDT  
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Some interesting facts about the much maligned Vulture!! ~~~



5 Facts That’ll Make You Think Differently About Vultures

http://www.care2.com/causes/5-facts-tha ... tures.html



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By: Castor (offline) on Tuesday, September 10 2013 @ 08:29 AM EDT  
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hahahaha Grin nice information, Pity the vulture day out on the 7th jaja Wink



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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, September 15 2013 @ 06:45 PM EDT  
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More on the California Condor/lead ammunition battle! ~~~

Following a lengthy battle between conservationists and pro-hunting groups, the California Senate voted this week on a historic bill that will ban lead ammunition in the state.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/dear-govern ... z2f0K11dKa



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By: SueD (offline) on Tuesday, September 24 2013 @ 11:44 AM EDT  
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I spotted this turkey vulture last Thursday (Sept. 19, 2013) in Barrington, Nova Scotia. There's an eagle's nest in this area, so of course that's what I was looking for. But I got this beautiful bird instead. (I Red Heart the feather pattern on the wings!)
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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, October 05 2013 @ 11:48 PM EDT  
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Hollywood’s Raptor of Choice ---


It is a beautiful day and you are on the trail. You see the shadow of a bird high overhead. You can tell it is a bird of prey, flying in large circles and looking for a meal. Now comes the big question: Red-tailed or red-shouldered hawk? Suddenly, the sun hits the fanning tail: It is rusty red and shining. No problem. Identification accomplished, you congratulate yourself for always being able to recognize a red-tailed hawk.

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http://scvnews.com/2013/10/03/hollywood ... ndersande/

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, April 27 2014 @ 02:09 PM EDT  
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Yurok Tribe to release condors in California ~~


Yurok tribal tradition holds the California condor as sacred, with ancient stories saying the giant birds fly closest to the sun and are the best messengers to carry prayers.

Now, after five years of research, the far northern California-based tribe has received permission to release captive-bred condors into the Redwood Coast, where the giant bird hasn’t soared for more than a century.


MORE ON THIS STORY HERE ~~ http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/y ... cc93e.html



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By: SueD (offline) on Tuesday, May 13 2014 @ 03:22 PM EDT  
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Does anyone know what type of raptors these are? Hubby and I saw them on our drive today to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. I don't think they are eagles or turkey vultures, but they were flying so high and fast that neither I (with my camera) nor my husband (with his binoculars) could really focus in on them. Might they be ospreys?
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By: SueD (offline) on Tuesday, May 13 2014 @ 08:30 PM EDT  
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Well, apparently these are eagles after all! A poster on the Raptors & Renegades Facebook group has said that these photos definitely show the silhouette of an eagle. So I guess I should have posted them in the Eagles forum, LOL! Titter


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