These pics are drifting away from gardening but those who like wild things
will enjoy anyway.
I have a neighbour who swears one of these flew by and dropped a small
(dead) white dog. I have another neighbour who has small (live) white dogs
who won't let them out in the paddock in daylight alone for fear of them
being whisked away. I suppose it is possible.
This image has not been manipulated, they can actually turn their head
There are other eagle shots in the album
I occasionally hear eagles crying. I look up and see them circling high
in the sky. The most important nesting area for golden eagles in
western U.S. is about 2 miles east of my house.
As for small pets, we also have coyotes, owls, and hawks. Even smaller
pets might be taken by one of the many ravens in our community or by
rattle snakes that sometimes slither out of the hills.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
***Be happy to send you another pet, not-so-small, namely the raccoon
that has been driving me nuts, coming in the cat door at night and
messing with cat's food. I have to block up the cat door and rig a
cat route from my bedroom window!! Grrrr!!!
We have two Bald Eagles around here. One of them landed on our boat
house but of course I wasn't fast enough to snap a photo. I grew up in
the era that we would never see them again so it is really cool to me
to have them around
Hope you're giving credit to the dedicated environmental groups that
fought a long battle to bring them back! Scope out which one(s)
you'prefer to support and send them a check, be it ever so small.
We don't need to do that as the wedgetail is thriving, I have seen four
pairs at once above my place. Of all the foreign species our forebears
introduced perhaps the most absurd and destructive was the rabbit. Just to
show that the law of unintended consequences is not always negative, eagles
just loooove rabbit. When the rabbit calici virus was introduced there were
concerns that it would reduce the eagle population. Well the virus didn't
really work and the rabbits and eagles still thrive.
When the rabbit calici virus was introduced there were
The virus worked very well here David. Our rabbit numbers were building up
so we contacted outr local RLPB and they said that if we wanted to use the
virus we had to feed the bunnies for a while and once the bunnies got used
to being fed and exected it, we could pick up a vial of the virus and then
put it onto their food. We've had no more bunnie prolems since.
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