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What

California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 4, 1985

Description

In August, 1985, I was on a birding trip in California in an effort to see California Condor among other species. We knew that researchers were in the process of trapping all the wild birds to start a captive breeding program. We spent a day with researchers near Mt. Pinos and saw seven different condors. Four of them were wing tagged indicating they had already been captured at least once by researchers. Three of the birds we saw were not tagged, indicating they were wild and had never been caught. This is a shot (35 mm color slide) of one of the wild birds. It was no more than a few months after this date that all California Condors were in captivity and it would be years before they were released into the wild again. All California Condors at present stem from the captive program in one way or another. This is a shot of one of the last truly wild birds. The birds were very high and this image is cropped significantly to show the bird. I have only 6 slides of these birds from that 1985 trip.

Photos / Sounds

What

Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 20, 1988 04:25 PM CDT

Description

Arctic Tern
male delivering small fish to female; part of courtship
Churchill River,
Churchill, Manitoba
Canada
20 June 1988

Image scanned from 35mm slide

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What

Eurasian Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris

Observer

avocat

Date

September 16, 2019 04:35 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

alzov

Date

June 25, 2019 08:15 AM +07