You are in Guest mode. If you want to post, you'll need to register (we promise it's painless).
Registered users should log in now. (Forgot your password?)

Guest-accessible forum This forum allows unregistered guests access to read. You must register to post in this forum.

Nature_and_Environment.112

Topic HomeTopicsForum HomeForumsHomeSearchSettingsHelpExit

Wildlife in the City

========

{Nature_and_Environment.112.1}: Suzanne Griffith {sggriffith} Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:06:01 CDT (2 lines)

I just saw a pretty raunchy-looking osprey flying over the water. What
a grand bird!

--------

{Nature_and_Environment.112.2}: Connie Hall {musefan} Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:15:12 CDT (9 lines)

That's awesome Suzanne!  We have a family(probably 3rd generation now)
of osprey's that have a man-made nest at the top of the cell tower on
our apartment complex's grounds.  We watch them year after year,
mating, raising their young and fishing in the brackish water that is
near our pool.  They like to do their fishing early in the day and at
times will hang out in one of the trees that is on the edge of the
pool deck and give any other near birds a hard time about territory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey

--------

{Nature_and_Environment.112.3}: Liz Adams {boud} Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:15:34 CDT (6 lines)

I never noticed this topic before!  great.  We live in a town, but
since the bigger birds think nothing of distance, we've seen bald
eagles right over our roof, very cool.  Now and then an osprey.  The
waterway here is multiple, the water table very high, and the fishing
is good, so black backed cormorants are around, too.  Just hanging out
among the people!

--------

{Nature_and_Environment.112.4}: Nancy Davison {nmdavison} Sat, 11 Jun 2011 19:47:02 CDT (3 lines)

We live about 50 miles from the coast and often see large groups (I
don't think they're necessarily "flocks" of California Gulls swooping
about the city, and congregating at Alton Baker Park near downtown.

--------

{Nature_and_Environment.112.5}: Suzanne Griffith {sggriffith} Sat, 11 Jun 2011 20:23:54 CDT (7 lines)

Those gulls in Oregon are so spiffy. They're all clean and neat and
sit on a railing waiting to have their pictures taken ;-)

Washington gulls are gray and scruffy and fly around the dump (which
is partially indoors -- kind of a scary place).

A friend reported seeing gulls in a landfill in Wyoming.

--------

Forum
Topic HomeTopicsForum HomeForumsHomeSearchSettingsHelpExit
Guest-accessible forum This forum allows unregistered guests access to read. You must register to post in this forum.

You are in Guest mode. If you want to post, you'll need to register (we promise it's painless).
Registered users should log in now. (Forgot your password?)

The New Café  Home | Your Hotlist and Directory | Independent Partner Forums |
FAQ | User Guidelines | Privacy Policy