Bird House

by Neil Rosenberger June. 27, 2009 3129 views

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

Mom Bird , carefully watching !

Not a great shot, well you get the story, no food, no response

Sorry, Not the Mother Bird !!

Yes this is the top step !!!

90 ft/ 30m to the bird house, went up to shoot some sierra scenic shots

It's a great view from here about 4300 ft/ 1300m

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Sachiko 8 years, 2 months ago

Lovely baby birds!

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Christa 8 years, 2 months ago

Impressiv tower...and you didn't feel dizzy climbing up? Everything for a good shot!! :))

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Liz 8 years, 2 months ago

Hey, you did great, terrific set! Love the pic of the baby birds begging for food!

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynn 8 years, 2 months ago

WOW!!! Wonderful shots...#1 is SUPERB :))

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kimberly H 8 years, 2 months ago

Great set.

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Jet28 8 years, 2 months ago

You never know what you'll find - great set!

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Susan 8 years, 2 months ago

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.)

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynda 8 years, 2 months ago

Love the bird shots.

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Nancy 8 years, 2 months ago

Great set, love #3:))

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Jennye 8 years, 2 months ago

wow, what a climb!!...and great shots!!

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Jannie 8 years, 2 months ago

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

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Brian 8 years, 2 months ago

I've always wanted to go up in one of these but never had access to them. We have a few around here too.

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Tamara Harden 8 years, 2 months ago

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.

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Cookmandy 8 years, 2 months ago

aww how sweet to find the chicks, you have a better head for heights that I do ! :0)

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Marsha 8 years, 2 months ago

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 ;)

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Camille 8 years, 2 months ago

impressive ! 30 m !!
but that blue bird is really magnificent

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