Posts Tagged ‘crow’

Young Couple Finds a Home to Raise a Family in San Mateo County – Is This a Good Time to BUY? It’s the BEST

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Here’s a new crow family nesting high above the 101:

See?

Good thing that this is Best Buy instead of the USPS, right? I mean official United States Postal Service spokesmodel Augustine Ruiz prolly would have shot these boids with a 12-gauge if this were post office property, I think.

Post office: no birds hurt

U.S. postal officials continue to deny that birds were harmed in the course of the tree trimming. A postal maintenance worker observing the tree-trimming on Saturday reported that no birds were injured, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Augustine Ruiz.

The injured birds at International Bird Rescue, and a dead bird photographed by The Chronicle, must have been hurt in unrelated incidents, Ruiz said.

“We would never do anything intentionally to harm any living creature,” he said. “We have a very proud tradition of issuing stamps to promote the preservation and conservation of wildlife and nature.”

Anyway, good luck, crows!

The Large Sutro Tower-Related Back Tattoo That the San Francisco Chronicle DOES NOT Want You to See.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

For some reason.

For some reason, The Chronic wants to use a thumbnail of this image below to promote a recent bit about Sutro, but The Chronic doesn’t want people to see the actual photo.

A bit of tease, non?

Anyway, here it is, a larger version plus a link to the source. It’s Famous Bay Area web technologist Elly Jonez from back when she was keeping busy making this tat – it took two years.

Oh, and look for the raven*:

Via ellyjonez – click to expand

*For some reason, IRL, ravens and crows love the Sutro Tower – sometimes they congregate way up at the top high above San Francisco.

Corvid vs. Raptor High Above the Now-Moribund Strybing Arboretum (San Francisco Botanical Garden) in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

This shot of a crow hassling a red tailed hawk was taken before the boycott of San Francisco Botanical Garden, before the arrival of the paywall manned by minimum-wage workers.

Circling too close to the crow’s nest, Children’s Garden, near MLK Drive:

Click to expand

They said they’d kill the fee if it didn’t work out. It didn’t work out but I don’t think that they’ll ever kill the fee. Oh well.

On some days, the fees generated by the paywall don’t even cover the cost of paying the non-union workers minimum wage to collect the fees.

Of course our Rec and Park considers the paywall a “great success.” Oh well.

The Best San Francisco-Related Tattoo Ever – “Two Years Later, This Is Finally Done” – Sutro Tower and Corvid

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Famous Bay Area web technologist Elly Jonez has been keeping busy, looks like:

Via ellyjonez – click to expand

Crows and Ravens vs. Hawks Above Golden Gate Park – The Eternal Struggle.

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

This poor red-tailed hawk was minding its own business in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park just before an aerial assault from a couple of American crows.

Of course, part of the business of hawks is raiding the nests of crows and ravens, so this kind of harassment is understandable.

As always, click to enlarge:

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Canon 400mm f/4.0 DO IS Diffractive Optics lens at f/8.0. (Too expensive, overrated, has weird bokeh at times, needs to be stopped down, lacks a focus preset ring, but aside from that a decent lens I s’pose. I got a good deal on a used copy then I later sold it for the same price, so I guess that’s Even Steven. Canon’s 300mm 2.8 IS design from the 1990′s remains superior. Canon would have been a lot better off investing resources devoted to the Diffractive Optics program on something else, it would seem…)