26 Photos - Aug 25, 2013
Photo: Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk over Davenport, CAPhoto: Red Tailed Hawk giving me the 1-talon-threat
-  Fremont, CAPhoto: You can't go from threat to looking pitiful and be convincing, but she tried.Photo: These two Green Heron chicks were at Roaring Camp in Felton, CA - they were only about 8 inches tall.Photo: I think he sees me...Photo: Cliff Swallow nesting on a barn.  Clearly he doesn't realize that only Barn Swallows do that.Photo: Green Heron - Fremont, CAPhoto: Mohawked again - sheesh - he's got attitude!Photo: Burrowing Owl
Milpitas, CA.Photo: Younger wild turkey tom
TURKEY TIDBITS:  Males may be seen courting in groups. In a study, the average dominant male that courted as part of a pair of males, fathered six more eggs than males that courted alone. Genetic analysis of pairs of males courting together shows that they are close relatives with half of their genetic material being identical. The theory behind the team-courtship is that the less dominant male would have a greater chance of passing along shared genetic material than if he was courting alone.Photo: The big gobbler says "Bigger is better!" as he pursues the hen, "and I'm bigger!"Photo: He flies awayPhoto: Red Tailed Hawk that is mid-molt between his juvenile and adult feathering in a tree in a park in Mountain View, CA during Guinea Pig Show.  For about 20 minutes this unwelcome guest was just overhead, eating a small mammal and making the Guinea Pigs very nervous.Photo: Ibis looking at the funny human
SF ZooPhoto: Double Crested Cormorant
Roaring Camp, Felton, CAPhoto: Guinea Fowl
Boulder Creek, CAPhoto: White Peacock (not albino - eyes aren't red)
forest in Boulder Creek, CAPhoto: Chickadee who's a bit miffed with the squirrel in the feederPhoto: Black Crested Night Heron - looking at me like I'm the weird one, when he's the one with the big feet.Photo: starting to put his crest upPhoto: He's really getting miffed - look at his crest...Photo: Flipping me the bird!Photo: I think he sees me...Photo: Red shouldered hawkPhoto: Vicki the Andean Condor at the L.A. Pet Expo 2014Photo: