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Bird House

2009.06.27
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Mom Bird , carefully watching !
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Not a great shot, well you get the story, no food, no response
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Sorry, Not the Mother Bird !!
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Yes this is the top step !!!
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90 ft/ 30m to the bird house, went up to shoot some sierra scenic shots
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It's a great view from here about 4300 ft/ 1300m
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California, USA, has relied on towers manned with people, many of whom are volunteers, who watch for fires. This has gone on since WW2 when they were watching for fire bomb dropping balloons, coming from Japan. This is one, on Banner Mountain in Nevada County, California, USA, it's been there for years. Went up today for a photo shoot, air quality was bad, but there was a plus, A Stellar Jay had a nest, right under the top step, under the trap door into the lookout. Igor was the resident volunteer lookout person, nice guy. Spent about 40 minutes taking some kind of crappy shots. This structure is about 90ft/ 30 m high. These are a few shots. cd
19 Comments
camilleauteuil impressive ! 30 m !!
but that blue bird is really magnificent
camilleauteuil · 2009-06-28: 01:57
lookagain Wow, that was quite a climb! Glad you found the bird shots (which are great) even though the ones you were looking for didn't turn out. Got some good exercise, too ;)
lookagain · 2009-06-28: 15:30
cookmandy aww how sweet to find the chicks, you have a better head for heights that I do ! :0)
cookmandy · 2009-06-28: 16:41
veganess My legs woulda been KILLIN' me!! But those babies sure were cute. The momma bird probably thought she had those babies so safe and out of reach.
veganess · 2009-06-28: 19:05
????? fabulous!!~ love that first shot;
????? · 2009-06-28: 19:44
dontblink I've always wanted to go up in one of these but never had access to them. We have a few around here too.
dontblink · 2009-06-28: 21:01
Jannie It's amazing that the nest is relatively undisturbed, considering the lookout people have to walk past it on the way in & out. Great job cd. The 3rd shot is incredible, great capture
Jannie · 2009-06-28: 22:14
jennye wow, what a climb!!...and great shots!!
jennye · 2009-06-29: 02:47
nssco50 Great set, love #3:))
nssco50 · 2009-06-29: 23:26
Lynda Love the bird shots.
Lynda · 2009-07-02: 11:32
????? Beautiful birds! And great shot #3!
????? · 2009-07-02: 17:58
Nubster You did get some great shots, just not what you expected! :) Glad you were able to get the baby birds without disturbing them! (Glad that Mom didn't try to disturb you either at that height.)
Nubster · 2009-07-02: 18:33
jet28 You never know what you'll find - great set!
jet28 · 2009-07-03: 03:08
????? Amazing!!
You always surprise me with you pictures anytime I come!
????? · 2009-07-03: 04:11
KimberlyzPhotoz Great set.
KimberlyzPhotoz · 2009-07-06: 01:58
lynnsgallery2 WOW!!! Wonderful shots...#1 is SUPERB :))
lynnsgallery2 · 2009-07-07: 16:10
ScubaLiz Hey, you did great, terrific set! Love the pic of the baby birds begging for food!
ScubaLiz · 2009-07-10: 22:35
Unchained Impressiv tower...and you didn't feel dizzy climbing up? Everything for a good shot!! :))
Unchained · 2009-07-11: 03:48
sachiko Lovely baby birds!
sachiko · 2009-07-15: 07:26
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