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    Superb Owls!

    Owls are awesome. Here's a couple of cams where you can watch them at home. If it's windy, it looks like they're unsteady on their feet.

    Live from the Port O' Stockton!

    https://www.portofstockton.com/owl-cams

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    We just put up an owl box on our property, a long shot but keeping fingers crossed we get someone to take up residence.

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    Owls have been very active lately here in the Oakland Hills. I hear great horned owls almost every night.

    Other that getting a moonlight glimpse when they leave a tree, I've never seen one sitting on a branch or anything.
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    Living in the redwoods, we have lots of Great Horned Owls and they have been hooting away, lately. Iíve only seen one fly over, never sitting in a tree.

    Iíve thought about making a couple boxes and putting them on the Redwoods off my deck, but to be honest, we have an older smallish dog who goes out the doggy door several times a night. Iíd hate to see him get got.
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    Haven't seen any since the summer, but there were a lot of people out on the trails just now on this Super-Cup-thing day.
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    we have a couple that have been very active in the open space near my house in Los Gatos. I love hearing them.

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    The last time I went to Natural Bridges State Park in SC (a couple months ago) there was a pair of great horned owls roosting just off the butterfly trail. A docent was there and had a spotting scope on them. Pretty cool.

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    "There's been a hoot owl howling by my window now. For six nights in a row. She's coming for me, I know... And on Wildfire, we're both gonna go."
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    Saw this owl in a bookstore the other day.

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    I found this little guy in the middle of the road, while on a road ride a few years ago. He had apparently fallen out of his nest. He was in shock and I couldn't get him into his nest or the help he needed in time. That sucked!

    I still feel bad that I couldn't do more to save him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    I found this little guy in the middle of the road, while on a road ride a few years ago. He had apparently fallen out of his nest. He was in shock and I couldn't get him into his nest or the help he needed in time. That sucked!

    I still feel bad that I couldn't do more to save him.

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    These people are the best for saving and rehabbing wildlife in distress. Especially birds. Located in Morgan Hill.

    Wildlife Education ¬*&¬*Rehabilitation Center - Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center, Morgan Hill California

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    I found this little guy in the middle of the road, while on a road ride a few years ago. He had apparently fallen out of his nest. He was in shock and I couldn't get him into his nest or the help he needed in time. That sucked!

    I still feel bad that I couldn't do more to save him.

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    That does suck. Such an amazing species itís sad when one lost so early.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregd72 View Post
    These people are the best for saving and rehabbing wildlife in distress. Especially birds. Located in Morgan Hill.

    Wildlife Education ¬*&¬*Rehabilitation Center - Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center, Morgan Hill California
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    We have a Bird Rescue in Santa Rosa, but this was on Silverado Trail over in Napa County. I couldn't get the bird rescue folks to answer their damn phone to even give me advice. It was a Saturday, if I recall correctly.
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    Owls are cool....
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    As a kid we used to dig through the mountain of regurg pellets under their cliff nests. Of course, the goal was to collect the mouse skulls therein.

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    In the east bay we have Lindsay wildlife experience. We've taken several animals to them over the years. They are one of the 'go to' places in the bay area for wildlife rescue.

    I saw this guy at Yellowstone a couple of years ago.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cohenfive View Post
    In the east bay we have Lindsay wildlife experience. We've taken several animals to them over the years. They are one of the 'go to' places in the bay area for wildlife rescue.

    I saw this guy at Yellowstone a couple of years ago.....
    That. Is. Badass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Would have been cool- looks like it's sold out. 🐦

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_510 View Post
    Owl tripping on acid.

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    bad pic but a cool encounter with a pygmy owl eating a chipmunk at Lassen a few months ago
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    Doing spotted owl surveys in the past, I've had the pleasure of "mousing" spotted owls. One time we put a mouse on a co-workers back and an owl came swooping in a grabbed the mouse off his back.

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    Tuned in to the Daggett cam two nights ago and watched the conception of the next generation. Aside from the mating show, the act took all of 5 seconds. Looking forward to a lot more activity over the next couple months with all of the egg laying and hatching and feeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybabe View Post
    Tuned in to the Daggett cam two nights ago and watched the conception of the next generation. Aside from the mating show, the act took all of 5 seconds. Looking forward to a lot more activity over the next couple months with all of the egg laying and hatching and feeding.

    Crazy that you happened to tune in to see the dirty deed done dirt cheap. Thanks for the tip! (That's what she said.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Crazy that you happened to tune in to see the dirty deed done dirt cheap. Thanks for the tip! (That's what she said.)
    No kidding. I had tuned in a few times prior. Literally, when the feed booted the female was shuddering in the corner. A few seconds later he hopped up. Guess l got lucky, too... Thanks for sharing the link!

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    This is interesting. An Owl versus a Red Tailed Hawk:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...deo/ar-BBTw6FA
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    This is interesting. An Owl versus a Red Tailed Hawk:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...deo/ar-BBTw6FA
    Wow! I have dubbed that owl Jack Reacher!

    Bad ass!

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    That was a fairly small Red-Tail, I think. Regardless, the Owl wasn't havin it.
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