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Eagles Shot in State/ Local Area; fake video may be cause – Dr. Tar

- by - February 1, 2013 - 10:48 America/New_York - 9 Comments

From the local paper yesterday. It struck me as lazy journalism. They basically took a page out of Obama’s propaganda playbook and blamed it on the video.

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  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 1st, 2013

    When I get a chance to go to the Sonoma County Fair, I visit the Raptor exhibits. They usually have a hawk or an owl that is recuperating from some injury. Once, I was discussing the number of hawks and eagles that were now around the highways and freeways. When I first moved to Sonoma County, there weren’t that many birds of prey to be found near the freeways. But now, the number has climbed and they are quite noticeable. The typical liberal dunderhead made her royal pronouncement right from the enviro-nazi talking points: “Well, they’re losing their habitats and have to come down to the freeways.”

    Wait. What?!?! According to the knuckle-draggers, it is human habitation that is taking away animal habitats. The areas with humans are right next to the freeways! Why would the hawks and eagles leave their “invaded” habitats for one that already has humans? She couldn’t make the connection.

    The reason they are near the freeways is because practically every hill in Sonoma county now has a vineyard on it! The growers have to turn over the earth to plant vines and that exposes roots and plants to the furry little critters that would otherwise have to dig for them. The hawks and eagles congregate near the vineyards because there is an abundance of food (the furry critters) readily available. What will kill the raptors off is if the vineyards go away due to some, oh, I don’t know…business killing legislation like a tax increase?

    Liberals really are pretty bad at connecting dots, aren’t they?

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  2. Dr. Tar

    February 1st, 2013

    As much as we have loved the Bald Eagles as the symbol of the nation and admire the bird for is size and dignity – we now have too many on the lake.

    This year they’ve were preying on the blue herons. So no more blue herons wading along the shoreline anymore. The eagles also harrass the loons relentlessly. Only the loons can dive to get away – the blue herons were not so lucky.

    The eagles nest and congregate around the lakes in summer to grab fish – especially when they have been caught and released by fishermen. In the Fall they follow the deer hunters. They also hang out along the roadside waiting for road kill. Its not the most inspiring thing passing a deer carcass by the side of the road and an eagle pokes his head up all covered in blood. Not much different from the crows, ravens or buzzards.

    Kinda like finding out your Senator has a think for under aged prostittues.

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  3. bubba

    February 1st, 2013

    bubba says to the good doctor, how many is too many?

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  4. Dr. Tar

    February 1st, 2013

    @Bubba For this chain of 5 lakes (one large, two medium sized – the other two small) there are 2 permenant Bald Eagle nest. Each nest produces roughly 3 hatchlings a year. I’m not sure what the survival rate is for young eagles (I suspect around 20%) but over time, even at low survival rates, those eagles start to add up. As their numbers grow they start to widen their prey species. It won’t belong before people’s beloved pets get carried off (the owls around here already prey on house cats).

    Keep it to two mating pairs for this township would probably work. Kick the hatchlings out of the area and let them go fend for themselves in the national forest. Seems silly to try to dictact to nature the correct balance of animals. But we still have too many eagles around here.

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  5. Dadof3

    February 1st, 2013

    Broken logic that should induce cognitive dissonance but doesn’t? You just may be a liberal.

    Ask me how I know there is more prey for them in the city than in the countryside.

    It’s true. The pickin’s are easier and fatter in the burbs for predators like hawks, falcons, coyotes.

    The city is actually pretty good for the small critters.

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  6. bubba

    February 1st, 2013

    bubba says to the good doctor that he fully understands his dilemma, but predators such as balds, or feel free to substitute any predator, move to where the food source is. If the food source was not able to support the population the predators would move. bubba is not smart enough to solve the doctors problem but he suggests that there’s more than one way to look at this.

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  7. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 1st, 2013

    @Dadof3 — When there was an effort to restore the Peregrine Falcon populations, it was first tried in their natural habitat. Didn’t work too well. Then they found the habitat that is perfect for them — large cities with lots of skyscrapers and pigeons.

    The skyscrapers are nothing more than perfectly angular crags on which the falcons can lay their eggs. They really don’t make a nest, per se. Most humans won’t be walking around the ledges of tall buildings so the birds are safe. As for the pigeons, that’s a Peregrine’s perfect dinner.

    So, according to the libtards, the Peregrine Falcon was almost exterminated by human anti-environmental activity but it took the biggest instance of anti-environmentalism (NYC) to save the falcons. I love irony. (Not Mr. Curtain. He’s not my type. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with that.)

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  8. Dadof3

    February 1st, 2013

    :-) You, sir Stranded, have a better understanding than the majority of people on any sides of any aisles.

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  9. Dadof3

    February 1st, 2013

    And Bubba, you are right.

    Managing birds individually will not be effective because of the food source being the reason they are there in the first place.

    Pest Control 101

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