Condor Watch Talk
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Yes, what a beautiful photo!
A strutting turkey vulture would be awesome! Could we also get a golden eagle? I haven't seen one but if one exists wreness would know!
He/she looks like he is strutting like red7!
should we have a contest to guess what/who this guy is making a face at? My guess: Bigfoot!
There is hope - California is leading the way with the first ban on lead ammo for hunting - to take full effect by 2019 (AB 711).
Love it! Thanks for making me laugh out loud!
hum - 'cache' but that is not very cleaver - Vickie used the word 'hunka' which I have decided I am rather fond of 'hunka lot of carcasses'?
FYI - This is a flight pen that the biologists also use to trap condors for their regular health checks.
yes, what a great photo! thanks for sharing!
yes, I agree! and great photo!
Hi! The field crews have the scale so they can record the weights of the condors if they land on it (which happens quite a bit)
Yes- the carcasses are in areas that they fly from. There are some canyons and beaches they wont feed because they can't get out easily.
thanks wreness! have to say we were looking at this pic and it was hard to tell but the consensus was eagle - Keith Richards is a good fit!
oohhh - just saw this - fabulous! thank you DMZ for doing this!
no worries, just give it your best guess. Thank you for your help on Condor Watch!
HI! From the field crew - they sometimes purchase rabbits from a breeder in CA to for the feeding sites and also captive condors at the zoo.
Do you mean the bird in the background on the right? That looks like another fabulous raven, being stealthy.
wow! one for the books. .
what a wonderful shot! I am rather fond of those turkey vultures - nice to see them commingling (with a respectable distance of course)!
a few of us have looked at this as well and we agree with yshish that it is likely an eagle, but hard to say - certainly a large dark bird
wreness made some fabulous photo ID sheets for juvenile vs. adults: http://talk.condorwatch.org/#/boards/BCW0000009/discussions/DCW00002gd
the scale is to get a sense of how much the condors weigh if/when they land on it. love the road runner - watch out for Wile E. Coyote!
the "L" is for the type of camera used: Leupold brand. The pen (cage) is used to trap the birds when they need to do health checks, etc.
yes, cool picture! and love the plant Photobomb! I guess the vegetation didn't want the inverts to get all the glory.
About half the condors in the world are kept in captivity - and sometimes older captive birds are released out to the 'wild'.
Yes, this is a flight pen the biologists use to trap the birds for health check-ups, etc.. They get fed here to keep them coming back.
Yes, sorry - hard to be clear with limited space to explain, Vickie summed it up well, I meant when two people classify as having nothing
hi! Images like this will be retired when the first two people call them blank - this is the most efficient to also keep data quality.
those inverts - always trying to steal the limelight!
to clarify/correct - starting with a 4 does not mean the 400 series per say. Black 4x tags w/ underlining are 48= 448, 43=543, and 47=547
we can't come to a definitive answer, but maybe golden eagle - really hard one to tell for certain! anyone else want to guess?
tags starting with a '4' that mostly mean a bird int the 400 series - so about the same age but not necessarily related. good question!
condor - check out the field guide as well as the the photos that our wonderful wreness did http://talk.condorwatch.org/#/boards/BCW0000009
I am pretty sure this is 306 when she was a juvenile, I will check to see why this came up as no bio. Thanks!.
Blue 11 makes sense - http://blog.condorwatch.org/gallery-of-wing-tags/, condor 311, a female born in 2003 and released in 2004
Thanks for your help! another thing you can do is put an "X" where the missing digit is, you can also refer to the field guide.
I think it is purple 25, which is bird 625 but it is hard to tell these colors sometimes.
check out the field guide and on the blog we have a gallery of wing tags: http://blog.condorwatch.org/gallery-of-wing-tags/
no worries, lots of people mark the same photo. Thank you for your help with condor watch!
no worries, several people mark the same photo, thanks for your help with Condor Watch!
yes, these all look like condors except that raven in the back right waiting
yes, impossible to be certain, i would just put your best guess, it will not impact our social network analysis. thank you!
no, I would not count this as a carcass, we are trying to track how often carcasses are present but not fed upon and fed upon by non-condors
Yes, it is a blind, it looks like the one that was set up for a French film crew to get footage of the condors feeding.
Yes, you are right, the field staff always place black or silver buckets of water out at feeding sites in the fall for newly released birds.
Which condor you're referring to in the far left? This is an adult (pink head) having a discussion with a juvenile (dark head) on the left.
could it be the chupacabra with a driver's license?
I would say that is a condor but yes, hard to be certain with just a bit of wing visible
yes, looks like two coyotes to me!
yes, i would say so, the field crews will sometimes put temporary tags on the newly fledged birds. How cute!
Hi miltonbosch, we re-created this issue and will alert the programmers, hopefully it can be fixed! thanks!
let me check into this, this bird should have been identified as a juvenile. Does the bio list 568 with the wrong age or the wrong bird?
hum, black 90 should have come up as a juvenile in 2013, if you see this again can you let us know? thank you!
thanks, this is one of a few tags (I think out of 4) that is still a problem. But, the data you enter is used, even if the bio is not right
no worries, many people will classify each photo. Thanks for your help with Condor Watch!
what a beautiful picture!
Yes, with a #badhairday, they are usually so picky about their appearance before going out to a restaurant.
check out the field guide, the adults have pinkish heads - the bird in front of the scale is an adult, and the juvenile heads are dark grey
sorry - marking ravens is grueling. Updated changes to the website should help as you no longer need to mark distance to carcass for ravens
thank you for your comment. With the updated changes to the website we no longer are asking people to mark the scale, only the carcass.