Posts Tagged ‘feed’

Remembering the Good Old Days When It was Legal for Tourists to Feed the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Back in the day down there betwixt San Francisco’s Financial District and the Golden Gateway Apartments, tourists would come along and just hold their hands out, with astonishing results.

Wild parrots looking for a handout – via Gwen in a great capture from 2007, before The Law

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Ah mem’ries;

First it was all like this (Yes, this is the view you’ll get of the 415′s famous wild parrots from our Filbert Steps.)

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

But now it’s all like this. (Gee, should I get a Chinese character inked on my Europid skin and be a laughingstock for the rest of my life or should I get something cool like this instead? Mmmm, decisions, decisions…)

Wow! That’s a good one, Deanna Wardin of Tattoo Boogaloo.

That’s the best tattoo I’ve seen in the 415.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill were made famous a few years back by the movie with the same name. Get the new Special Two-Disc Collector’s Edition today, why don’t you?

A friendly pair in the Presidio. Click to expand:

They love to fly

and eat flowers.

Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders…

Pied-Billed Grebe Mother in Golden Gate Park Tries to Feed Her Baby a Huge Crawdad – It Sort of Works

Monday, September 10th, 2012

This took a while so I’m not sure these photos show the same crawfish. The baby would keep dropping it and the mother would keep diving to retrieve.

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I guess it all worked out…

What’s It Like to Feed Hundreds of Pigeons in the Same Place Every Day? Civic Center’s Pigeon Man Knows

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Pigeon Man, he’s there every day:

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Where does he get his supply of pigeon feed?

No one knows.

Civic Center’s Famous Pigeon Man – Feeding Hundreds of Birds Every Day – Same Time, Same Place

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The pigeons of Civic Center know Pigeon Man is coming – they walk with him down Larkin:

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See? They use the crosswalk better than the average San Francisco pedestrian:

Now, here’s your payoff, some kind of grain, like what the Road Runner used to peck at:

Hurray!

Caught in the Act: The Late-Night Pigeon-Feeders of Union Square

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

People actually go out and feed pigeons in San Francisco.

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I don’t know why.

Let’s All Listen to This BART Radio System Live Audio Feed During Tonight’s Protest

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Right here.

Via auweia1:

@nodoorsclosed@OpBart #OpBart http://t.co/pB2cJW5 Bart police scanner”

Do you feel the need, the need for feed?

This might prove to be interesting or it might not.

For equal measure, here’s the #OpBART feed

And here’s the California Highway Patrol feed as well.

Your Police Station’s Daily Overnight Crime-Accident Update: Available on the Twitter These Days, Probably

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Does your police station/area Captain/area Commander have its/his/her very own Twitter feed these days? If not, why not?

This is how the Richmond District Police Station does it, for example:

3/24@1115PM Victim on 38 Geary bus fell asleep listening to iPhone. She woke up when her music stopped. 4 perps took the phone & fled*

3/25@658AM Fulton@Park Presidio-car making right turn struck pedestrian in the X-walk. Ped taken to hospital by ambulance.

Now of course, there are others who got going last year and before, like Captain Ann Mannix in the Western Addition.

What about your police station? What’s it Twitter?

Geary Boulevard, the No Left Turn world champ:

What’s that, you don’t have a Twitter feed available for your area?

Well, why not? Ask for one, if you want.

*Or get a Microsoft Zune HD instead for like $100 –  nobody will try to steal it, I can guarantee you that.

Feeding the Ducks at Golden Gate Park – Is That a Bad Thing or Not?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

I always thought that it might be against the rules to feed animals in Golden Gate Park, but I never really knew for sure. These days, there’s a movement afoot to amend the San Francisco Park Code to prohibit feeding animals “wild by nature and not customarily domesticated.”

Here’s the rule as it stands now:

SEC. 5.07. FEEDING ANIMALS PROHIBITED It shall be unlawful for any person to feed or offer to any animal in any park any substance which would be likely to be harmful to it. (Added by 603-81, App. 12/18/81)”

Does it hurt a duck to feed it bread? No se. Is it against the rules to feed a duck in Golden Gate Park under the existing rules? Even our Lawgivers seem to be uncertain as to how this would all work.

The operator of the Stow Lake Boat House has this sign up at the snack bar, not that the birders would approve.

Here’s a sign at San Francisco Botanical Garden (nee Strybing) inside of GGP. The people at Strybing, they say stuff like “we don’t feed the animals” but I don’t think they have any special rules just for them because their signs only cite existing section 5.07:

Irregardless, lots of people think its their right to feed San Francisco’s ducks, so I’m not sure that Park Rangers would relish handing out enough citations to get people to change their behavior.

It’s probably not a good thing for you to feed the ducks but I don’t think anybody will try to stop you if you put your mind to it. (Although if you’re around state or federal authorities, they might have a whole set of different rules for you to obey.) 

Of course Park employees used to carry around cans of cat food to feed the red foxes of Strybing, but they’re no longer around.

 

And coyotes, some guy started bringing raw meet into GGP to feed coyotes a while back, but that caused issues so the state of California sent in a man to execute all the coyotes he could find, including this one.

Oh well.

Our supes will hash this issue out and let us know I’m sure.