Posts Tagged ‘wild’

The Golden Gate Park Panhandle, Where Peruvian Parrots Fly About Tasmanian Trees – A Southern Hemisphere Smorgasbord

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

You know the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, from Peru, right?

As seen from the Filbert Steps, 94133 on Telegraph Hill more than a decade ago:

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And of course, you know our eucalyptus trees, from Australia, right?

Put them together and you’ve got this – a Southern Hemisphere smorgasbord, all the way up here in the Northern Hemisphere:

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G’day, mi Amigo…

The Wild Coyotes of Forest Hill Extension – As Seen on the Fourth of July – COYOTE CROSSING, Indeed

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

I’ll vouch for the coyote part of this photo showing the poor critter wandering the early morning Streets of San Francisco, but I won’t vouch for the sign being there IRL.

In either event, this is How We Live Now in urban Frisco, where urban Laguna Honda is Coyote Country:

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Now let’s think back a few years, when writer CW Nevius fretted over “dangerous” urban coyotes – this was just a couple years after he moved here from where, Walnut Creek? Concord? One of those. Anyway, since then, how many people have been killed / seriously injured by fighting dogs? A few, at least. But coyotes? None. Perhaps Chuck was fretting over the wrong thing, trying to get the facts to fit his column’s format, IDK.

Hey, should some dog owners should change behavior instead of going crying to Mr. East Bay Everyman?

Just asking…

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Have a Reverse Commute: Southwest in the AM, and Northeast in the PM

Friday, May 1st, 2015

They don’t have an eight hour work day – it’s a little shorter than that, but every day they commute over Pacific Heights / Alamo Heights / Ignatius Heights / Cathedral Hill to find sweet sweet fruits outside of the Northeast Core of San Francisco.

Heading SW in the AM. once again:

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Squawk squawk squawk all the way…

It’s Orange Bird Season in California! Our Best-Looking Native Bird Has Got To Be … The Hooded Oriole

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Your pet-store Cherry-Headed Conures certainly are handsome animules (see below), but our Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill don’t really belong in Frisco, not really.

So the Hooded Oriole takes the crown

Here’s one [oh, if you want to add your comment to all the others, use this link] at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake from, IDK, a decade ago? This male has a blush of orange, as is typical for this time of year – they generally have more of a pure yellow color at other times:

Here’s an effort from Bob Gunderson‘s Dust Trombone from a few years back – dese boids are all over the place dese days, so enjoy them while they last.

Now here are your beauty champs from the 415’s Import Division:

A friendly pair in the Presidio. 

They love to fly

and eat flowers.

Look to the skies…

This is What Happens When You Hold Up a Cashew in Some Parts of Golden Gate Park: A Bird Encounter

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

A wild boid will come over and land on your hand to grab the nut and fly away.

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Iconic Sign Design: “BAY AREA BIRD HOSPITAL” on Taraval – Surely a Future Museum Piece

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

A bit of color in the cold, foggy Parkside District:

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(They have another sign that shows a giant parrot / parakeet atop the Golden Gate Bridge, but it’s less iconic ‘n stuff.)

I don’t know how old these signs are, but they probably precede the era of escaped pet parrots going feral and flying about The Avenues in huge flocks. Check it, the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill are now all over the place, like here, in the cold, foggy Sunset District, around Noriega, just a few blocks north of the cold, foggy Parkside:

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They might look like hated pigeons from a distance, but their loud squawking gives them away every time. It’s still amazing to me to see these birds flying about the 415:

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Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders…

OMG, It’s the Baby Coyotes of Golden Gate Park – Take a Look at These Precious Pups – The Class of 2013

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Famous Bay Area photographer David Cruz has been keeping busy this summer – busy keeping track of Golden Gate Parks coyote pups.

See?

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All the deets.*

“People are urged to coexist with Coyotes in SF, a healthy group of at least 3 pups approach the end of the summer in the meadows, forests and lakes of western Golden Gate Park.

Taken over the past 2 months. Free for sharing/posting.

David Cruz

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September 6, 2013″

*Well, a link to Virginia’s Gannett Co. Inc  The Bold Italic, my first. If they had had more time, they’d have replaced the actual photos with a couple dozen large coyote graphics and then called the piece “Will a Wild Golden Gate Park Coyote Pup Eat Me?

Tech Goes Too Far: Native-Born San Francisco Raccoon Thrown Down Stairs by Non Native-Born Kevin Rose

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

My dog Toaster was attacked by a raccoon

A Wild Coyote vs. a Mallard Duck in Golden Gate Park – Another Excellent Photo from David Cruz – It’s the Circle of Life

Monday, June 24th, 2013

This coyote was a mere pup last year. Now it’s a yearling in the “wilds” of Golden Gate Park:

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The Elusive Coyotes of Golden Gate Park – “Catch Me if You Can” – Another Great Shot from Nature’s Lantern

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Another great shot from Nature’s Lantern:

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Just think, this critter might have been a mere pup last year…