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(Mercury News)   San Mateo County, CA. announces first sighting of endangered California Condor since 1904. County wildlife officials promise the public they will do everything in their power to kill the bird once again   (mercurynews.com) divider line 24
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2014-06-14 01:18:25 AM
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2014-06-14 01:24:44 AM
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail
 
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2014-06-14 06:41:13 AM
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Last seen in a movie theater in 1981.  Subsequent sighting reported in home with VCR remains unconfirmed.
 
2014-06-14 07:21:40 AM
It's cool, but they're still vultures.  The garbage men of nature, if you will.
 
2014-06-14 07:51:19 AM
The Aviary in Pgh got a pair of Andean Condors this past December and are hoping to breed them. The male has brown eyes but the female has RED eyes. It's a little unnerving.
 
2014-06-14 07:57:23 AM
Beautiful birds, taste like spotted owl.
 
2014-06-14 08:08:06 AM
Mmm California condor nuggets.
 
2014-06-14 08:15:09 AM
So....was the bird, like, hiding for 110 years?
Living in caverns, that sorta thing?
 
2014-06-14 08:17:14 AM

Resident Muslim: So....was the bird, like, hiding for 110 years?
Living in caverns, that sorta thing?


Workin at Blockbuster.
 
2014-06-14 09:15:36 AM
The main threat to condors continues to be poisoning from ingesting lead while eating dead animals shot by hunters.

[citation needed]
 
2014-06-14 09:18:14 AM
I'm doing a survey. Do you believe that the Condor is really an endangered species?
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2014-06-14 09:24:19 AM
The bird, #597, also known as "Lupine," is a 3-year-old female that flew more than 100 miles north from Pinnacles National Park in San Benito County on May 30 and landed on a FORMERLY private, forested propertynear Pescadero, on the San Mateo County Coast.

It was photographed by an motion-activated wildlife camera. Th
e EX -property ownerchecked the camera several days later, made the discovery and reported the finding to biologists this week."

FTFTA

Nothing will cost you control of your property faster than having some endangered species show up on it. Government will still let you "own" it for tax paying purposes but otherwise severely limit what yo can do with it hence the proliferation of the 3S method
 
2014-06-14 09:38:41 AM

The Smails Kid: The main threat to condors continues to be poisoning from ingesting lead while eating dead animals shot by hunters.
[citation needed]


Abstract: The remnant wild population of California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus) of the 1980s exhibited a rapid population decline caused by high mortality rates among adult and immature birds. The most prominent mortality factor was lead poisoning resulting from ingestion of bullet fragments in carcasses. Successful captive breeding has allowed many birds to be released to the wild since 1992, based originally on an assumption that exposure to lead could be prevented by food subsidy. The mortality of released birds, however, has generally exceeded levels needed for population stability calculated from simple population models. Collision with overhead wires was the most frequent cause of death in releases before 1994. Lead poisoning again surfaced as a problem starting in 1997 as older birds began feeding on carcasses outside the subsidy program. Although poisonings have been treated successfully by chelation therapy in recaptured birds, food subsidy is proving an ineffective solution to lead exposure. The best long-term solution appears to be either the creation of large reserves where hunting is prohibited or the restriction of hunting to nontoxic ammunition in release areas. Until sources of lead contamination are effectively countered, releases cannot be expected to result in viable populations. In addition, problems involving human-oriented behavior have resulted in the permanent removal of many released birds from the wild. The most promising reduction in human-oriented behavior has been achieved in one release of aversively conditioned, parent-reared birds. Rigorous evaluation of the factors reducing attraction to humans and human structures has been hampered by confounding of techniques in releases. Behavioral problems could be more quickly overcome by adoption of a comprehensive experimental approach.

Demography of the California Condor: Implications for Reestablishment
Vicky J. Meretsky,
Noel F. R. Snyder,
Steven R. Beissinger,
David A. Clendenen and
James W. Wiley
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2001
DOI: 10.1046/j.1523-1739.2000.99113.x
 
2014-06-14 10:07:16 AM

Resident Muslim: So....was the bird, like, hiding for 110 years?
Living in caverns, that sorta thing?


Wasn't that in an episode of Jonny Quest?
 
2014-06-14 10:09:30 AM
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Man, I could go for a condor eggs omelets.
 
2014-06-14 10:22:18 AM

cryinoutloud: The Smails Kid: The main threat to condors continues to be poisoning from ingesting lead while eating dead animals shot by hunters.
[citation needed]

Abstract: The remnant wild population of California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus) of the 1980s exhibited a rapid population decline caused by high mortality rates among adult and immature birds. The most prominent mortality factor was lead poisoning resulting from ingestion of bullet fragments in carcasses. Successful captive breeding has allowed many birds to be released to the wild since 1992, based originally on an assumption that exposure to lead could be prevented by food subsidy. The mortality of released birds, however, has generally exceeded levels needed for population stability calculated from simple population models. Collision with overhead wires was the most frequent cause of death in releases before 1994. Lead poisoning again surfaced as a problem starting in 1997 as older birds began feeding on carcasses outside the subsidy program. Although poisonings have been treated successfully by chelation therapy in recaptured birds, food subsidy is proving an ineffective solution to lead exposure. The best long-term solution appears to be either the creation of large reserves where hunting is prohibited or the restriction of hunting to nontoxic ammunition in release areas. Until sources of lead contamination are effectively countered, releases cannot be expected to result in viable populations. In addition, problems involving human-oriented behavior have resulted in the permanent removal of many released birds from the wild. The most promising reduction in human-oriented behavior has been achieved in one release of aversively conditioned, parent-reared birds. Rigorous evaluation of the factors reducing attraction to humans and human structures has been hampered by confounding of techniques in releases. Behavioral problems could be more quickly overcome by adoption of a comprehensive experimental approach.

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Thank you.  That was an interesting read.
 
2014-06-14 12:21:43 PM
Lets go huntin.
 
2014-06-14 12:40:47 PM

Lsherm: It's cool, but they're still vultures.  The garbage men of nature, if you will.

You don't have to carrion about it.
 
2014-06-14 02:52:30 PM

ImpendingCynic: Lsherm: It's cool, but they're still vultures.  The garbage men of nature, if you will.
You don't have to carrion about it.


I hope they name one of the Condors Rotty Rotty Piper
 
2014-06-14 03:09:39 PM
they used to feed on seal carcasses at the beach
 
2014-06-14 03:32:28 PM
Condors.  Condors are on the verge of extinction.  If I were to, no, if I were to build a flock of condors on this island, you wouldn't have anything to say about it.
 
2014-06-14 03:50:49 PM
Life..ugh...finds a way.
 
2014-06-14 06:35:17 PM
i.imgur.com They seem to be fine.
 
2014-06-15 10:13:52 AM
a California condom has been spotted in San Mateo County, the first since 1904.

Good lord!  Don't they believe in safe sex in San Mateo County?

Oh...
newhiptips.com
 
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