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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

MWT - Condor sighting from Walhalla overlook

01 Ravens in parking lot NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x773)
“No, that’s not a conder” I reply to a visitor, “that’s a Raven.”  Keep looking for condors here...


19 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Oh how lucky you are, what wonderful sightings. I am jealous:) Diane

Small City Scenes said...

A glorious sight indeed. Lucky you and lucky visitors who were able to learn about them from you. MB


owoooooo--howling at the moon. When I was a kid I made up a club and I happened to be the only member and I was supposed to howl at the moon every night at midnight. I probably never woke up but I remember the club. owooooo!! MB

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! well what can I say, they sure did not look like Condor's to me either in that first pic but I was not gonna say nuttin' LOL!!

It must be wonderful to spot them flying again Gaelyn. I suspect they have a wonderful breeding place like under that bridge and each year you will see more of them.

Sylvia K said...

I did get a big chuckle out of your first photo!! But how fantastic to be able to see the condors flying! Terrific captures! Surely is a beautiful world you have there!! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Zane said...

Is that the same as the South American condor - I remember one attacking Tintin in the dvd box collection we have. Is there are difference - I was under the impression that the condor was virtually extinct.

Must be quite exciting to see such large birds in the skies.

Barb said...

Hi Gaelyn, Mary and I were lucky enough to see the condors gliding at twilight when we were visiting the Canyon a couple springs ago. I tried to video them but didn't do so great. Your pics would be good for Sky Watch, too!

Al said...

Wow, I've never seen a condor in the wild. You know your birds - but that's why you're a ranger, while I sit in front of a computer screen all day for my job!

Elaine said...

I'm glad you were finally able to say yes, those are condors. Too funny that you have so many misidentifications of them. Thank goodness you looked and didn't just give your stock answer!

Firefly said...

It must be quite a sight seeing those massive birds soaring overhead.

dAwN said...

Excellent sighting! We saw Condor for the first time while in northern California..
what an awesome sight!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, great photographs. You are the super ranger!

Bibi said...

Simple, evocative photos. Have you ever been able to see one 'close up'?

mountain.mama said...

Bird watching is the BOMB!

Janie said...

Very cool to see them soaring and be able to identify them. I'd be one of those tourists asking the tiresome questions...

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh what fun it would be to meet you!! Our vacation is August 12-20. We are staying with friends in St. George, Utah. We haven't made all our plans, but we are definitely considering visiting the North Rim.
Thanks for the lesson in bird identification!

Kathiesbirds said...

I'm so jealous! I need to come and see these!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Mistaking a Raven for a Condor is like confusing a sparrow with a hawk.

Quiet Paths said...

Really great to see them; even if it is just through your photos. Thrilling sight.

Rambling Woods said...

That is a glorious sight....

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