Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Condor flew over our house!

picture from web
We are pretty sure we saw a California Condor fly over our house yesterday! 

It was amazing.

Craig had stepped out onto the deck, late in the afternoon, and called for me to come look at the bird circling above.  Because it had a white head he thought it might be an eagle.  But we don't have eagles here.

As it glided high above on it's second pass, we both guessed it was a California Condor!  When we were at the Pinnacles National Monument we learned that occasionally a Condor will "take a day trip" and fly as far as San Francisco.

We think that is what this guy was up to!

I have sent an email to the Condor Watch site with the details, and hope they will confirm the sighting.  

Some of the big birds have radio transmitters that allow them to be tracked.

He was to high for us to see his tags.  

We were very sure he was no ordinary turkey vulture. We see them all of the time.  They like to snack on the road kill on the nearby freeway. A turkey vulture flying over might be notice, but not commented on.

I do like our mountain location!  We don't need to travel to see  wildlife.


  1. How exciting! Let us know what you hear.

  2. How cool is that! I love seeing any old bird, but a Condor!!!

  3. That is so neat. I'm eager to start watching for them.

  4. Wow, very interesting. Hope you can confirm the sighting.

  5. Cool -- when you start traveling, maybe you'll see an eagle:)

  6. That is a cool event, would love to see one of them, I've read about them and their struggles to survive.


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