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19 minutes ago, IKLland said:

I’ve never had a friendly one….

That thrasher shot I posted is probably the most cooperative thrasher ever. 

I got my lifer Cali Thrasher at that exact spot on Monday. My photos aren't nearly as good though.

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10 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Finally was able to get one of the two owls I still didn't have for my county. Barred Owl was somewhat of a nemesis of mine as I've tried many times in the county to no avail. However, I was finally able to find one tonight, which makes this my 338th Marin County bird.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/420306531

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Here's another angle

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/420308241

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10 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Finally was able to get one of the two owls I still didn't have for my county. Barred Owl was somewhat of a nemesis of mine as I've tried many times in the county to no avail. However, I was finally able to find one tonight, which makes this my 338th Marin County bird.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/420306531

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Insane photo! Congrats!

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1 minute ago, IKLland said:

Your exif data shows no flash was used. It sure looks like you used flash. How did you photograph it? Just wondering.

I used a flashlight. The bird is going to get shot and killed in a couple a days so we didn't wory as much about using a flashlight for a little to get a few photos. 

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35 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Finally was able to get one of the two owls I still didn't have for my county. Barred Owl was somewhat of a nemesis of mine as I've tried many times in the county to no avail. However, I was finally able to find one tonight, which makes this my 338th Marin County bird.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/420306531

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I imagine this is the pair Alex found (or re-found) recently?

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Pyrrhuloxia

I can't contain my excitement. I've seen these gorgeous birds before, but this is the first clear, good picture I've gotten of one. A stunning Pyrrhuloxia or Desert Cardinal. Happy tears. And yes, I totally said "Thank you!!! You're beautiful!" when it flew off.

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8 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Yeah. We only had one bird the whole time we were there and it never called. We’re thinking one might have been shot already but aren’t certain. 

Did he give you gps? Also, you said there were birds shot last year and the other one may have already been shot. Do you know what agency is carrying this out? CDFW or USFWS?

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1 hour ago, IKLland said:

Why?

Because too many humans are ignorant and single-minded. They're willing to kill one bird to try and save a different one and even though that's been happening for a while, the Spotted Owl population continues to decline. 

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