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by mquail
June 21st, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Waterspouts and Pit Vipers
Replies: 4
Views: 4525

Re: Waterspouts and Pit Vipers

Great post Lou!
by mquail
May 19th, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Law Enforcement looking to catch herpers in Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 7494

Re: Law Enforcement looking to catch herpers in Arizona

The state of Arizona as with many states needs to rethink its collection and captive breeding policies to encourage the breeding of native reptile's not eliminate it. The way to stop illegal collection is too make legal animals more available. Not the opposite. Ernie Eison Falconers certainly have ...
by mquail
April 14th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My close call with a venomous snake (let's hear your stories
Replies: 28
Views: 12052

Re: My close call with a venomous snake (let's hear your sto

17 years ago one of my daughter’s, myself and two friends were hiking in South Dakota’s Cave Hills. That day the forecast temperature was to reach 108 F so we wanted to get an early start and be back in camp before noon. I forgot to mention one of my friends was a Brit so all this was new to him. On...
by mquail
January 24th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Gyrfalcon on Oregon coast
Replies: 8
Views: 8168

Re: Gyrfalcon on Oregon coast

I guess someone saw a pretty neat gyrfalcon in SD. I hadn't checked that forum for a while but did today out of curiousity. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sd-birds/conversations/messages/16592 Here's the picture: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMGBHldHNssgDPpGj1ImYX9rw0YqYlTQgE7Fp3tU0tDEL...
by mquail
January 24th, 2018, 6:09 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Gyrfalcon on Oregon coast
Replies: 8
Views: 8168

Re: Gyrfalcon on Oregon coast

Brad, The 'Chat' is the newsletter for the Audubon Society of Corvallis. In the latest Dec. issue of the Chat, it mentions another Gyrfalcon having been observed a number of times in neighboring Linn County just east of where I live in Corvallis, Oregon. The observer is Jeff Fleischer who does rapt...
by mquail
December 30th, 2017, 9:55 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Gyrfalcon on Oregon coast
Replies: 8
Views: 8168

Re: Gyrfalcon on Oregon coast

"I have no understanding why birders would consider the Gyrfalcon as a ‘sensitive’ species when the species regularly occurs in Oregon during the winter months. Perhaps they have fears that some falconer would try trapping ‘their’ Gyr." I suspect your right on that account but some folks don't reali...
by mquail
December 26th, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Gyrfalcon on Oregon coast
Replies: 8
Views: 8168

Re: Gyrfalcon on Oregon coast

Hi Richard, I’m afraid I made a mistake. That picture was taken by another birder in Troy, Oregon on the 16th of December. That being said I did find out that the good folks at ebird don’t like publishing pictures of what they consider a “sensitive” species ie gyrfalcon in this case. I too couldn’t ...
by mquail
December 25th, 2017, 7:33 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Gyrfalcon on Oregon coast
Replies: 8
Views: 8168

Re: Gyrfalcon on Oregon coast

Hi Richard, Is this the picture? If it is it’s an immature gyr. It’s not a particularly dark bird considering some are almost black. This bird is much like the birds I saw in South Dakota. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPJz8Z0SY6MqDalvtfxUC_LNuZ5jtcqwulvklDtSeyqZzNaf7gRlt97suLZSotLDQ?key=elpT...