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COLDMIZER
Thu Aug 13 2020, 06:34PM Email Thread Print View

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While driving up 18 yesterday, around 5:20pm and nearing the lake view summit, I noticed what looked like a California Condor soring over head. It had a rather large wingspan with white patches under the black wings. Now, I'm not a bird watcher, but I asked a buddy who is and he doesn't think we have them up here. So I wanted to ask here in hopes of getting an experienced answer from other locals like myself
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Jellylorum
Thu Aug 13 2020, 07:28PM

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Could be a turkey vulture. They pass through every now and then.
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BootsNBridles
Thu Aug 13 2020, 08:33PM

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Might have been an osprey. There are a few up here but they usually stay far away from human habitation.
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BootsNBridles wrote ...

Might have been an osprey. There are a few up here but they usually stay far away from human habitation.


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Coldmizer, as Jellylorum said probably a turkey vulture.

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depends on the white markings. condor and turkey vultures are different.

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This is a turkey vulture





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BootsNBridles
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i have pics somewhere of an osprey roosting in a friend's tree in Erwin. We called around and found that there are osprey in our mountains and had an expert identify it. 🙂
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BootsNBridles
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Guess I don't know how to attach the pic. Oh well. Look up Fish Hawk too (slang for osprey). Here is someone else's photo. It's much better than the one I have anyway! [Click Here]
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COLDMIZER
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Thank you for the replies! All I know is that the bird had a VERY large wingspan, with very dark wings and white "Nike swoosh" type markings under each out stretched wing, no other color markings under the wings that I noticed. I have seen Osprey's up here around the Holloway's marina, and they appeared to be rather smaller than the bird I saw near the Lake View summit at the Arctic Circle. And I believe that Osprey's stay kinda close to water ways? I'm not a birdie, so I may be wrong. I just didn't know if we had a nesting pair of Condor's up here as we do with out Bald Eagles.
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California Condor in Ventana Wilderness

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HellOn2Heels
Sep 18 : 02:07am
SilentSky, I agree with you. It's one thing to report facts as someone who's an actual media rep, but it's another to insert personal opinion when you're streaming video under the guise of being "media".

I'm sure a nasty retort is coming. Wait for it...

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Hey Jeff. I just wanted to say I enjoy your videos.Keep up the good work and be safe!

spectr17
Sep 18 : 12:16am
Im JEff James, i run the Redlands Buzz feed. Been following fires for about 40 years. Worked comms for military and FD and PD for years. I know a little about whats going on and i listen to the same scanners you folks are listening. I was also round FD people with their radios going and talking to them and will lester, the OC register reporter. I jsut got a twitter of fire jumping dozer lines and imoacting homes around pinezanita and 7 oaks. For a llong time FD was putting out fire was not on north side of hwy 38 and then released a map showing it was.

I dont know SilentSkys background, but it appears they are the armchair QB and random guy.

Ive been on here for a long time, not active until big events usually. And as someone mentioned, you can always turn the vol down instead of whining on here.

lunchlady
Sep 18 : 12:12am
Any word on the missing firefighter? Prayers going up

yesstiles
Sep 18 : 12:06am
The fire can now be seen from town in Fawnskin

SilentSky
Sep 17 : 11:54pm
The end of Part 6 gives a very good perspective of what the fire looks like near AO & what our firefighters are dealing with.

At one point, while he is sitting along the side of the road, the search helicopter that is looking for the missing firefighter goes over.

Again, he makes some erroneous statements about the fire’s activity, where rumors can be started and spread. He even makes a statement near the end how he thinks, “...they would be evacuating Big Bear.

NOOOOOO - HE IS SO WRONG MAKING A STATEMENT LIKE THAT!!!

I stopped watching it there since it was almost over...

Anyway, this could be a source of misinformation.

Dan B
Sep 17 : 11:43pm
If you want to get the most out of the Redlands Buzz videos, watch on mute. Footage is good, commentary is clueless.

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Sep 17 : 11:33pm
Thank you for sharing those links SilentSky!

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Sep 17 : 11:32pm
Per Scanner, the ground troops are doing a great job picking up these spot fires that have been popping up. They have a lot of resources out there and they are kicking butt!

SilentSky
Sep 17 : 11:30pm
Here are links to Redlands Buzz’s videos that were live earlier, Part 5 & Part 6. Even though he talks about the fire crossing the 38, if one watches the end of Part 6, from what I could tell, the fire is all to the south of the 38. Yet at the end of the video he is still talking about it crossing, but I could not see that it did. I believe it ended about 10:00 pm. Take a look for yourself, fast forward Part 6 to where he stops along the side of the road, watch a bit, then fast foward to where he starts to drive again. He ends at The Oaks Restaurant pull out area.

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Marty
Sep 17 : 11:05pm
As it was mentioned before, hot spots are to be expected. We don't need to be fanning the flames in the chat box!


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