Armando Naverrete from SMART Animal Rescue discussing the benefits of using drones to look for lost animals and plan for potential hazards in a rescue area.

Meeting Highlights 7/9/14

Doreen & her companion, Desi.
Doreen & her companion, Desi.
Tango made out in the raffle.
Tango made out in the raffle.
Dave calls the greatest numbers!
Dave calls the greatest numbers!
Tango made the rounds tonight.  Here she's hanging out with Jan!
Tango made the rounds tonight. Here she’s hanging out with Jan!
Thanks to our sponsors, we have a fantastic raffle with donated items for club members every month!  This was tonight's table.  WOW!  Be sure to visit our "SPONSORS" page!
Thanks to our sponsors, we have a fantastic donated items to raffle every month! This was tonight’s table. WOW! Be sure to visit our “SPONSORS” page!
Part of the audience listening attentively to Armando Navarrete's presentation of SMART Animal Rescue techniques and experiences in the field.
Part of the audience listening attentively to Armando Navarrete’s presentation of SMART Animal Rescue techniques and experiences in the field.
Armando Navarrete from SMART Animal Rescue conducting a discussion on techniques for rescuing birds.
Armando Navarrete from SMART Animal Rescue conducting a discussion on techniques for rescuing birds.
Armando Naverrete from SMART Animal Rescue discussing the benefits of using drones to look for lost animals and plan for potential hazards in a rescue area.
Armando Naverrete from SMART Animal Rescue discussing the benefits of using drones to look for lost animals and plan for potential hazards in a rescue area.
Joni holding Tango, her therapy bird (right), and Doreen's companion, Desi (left).
Joni holding Tango, her therapy bird (right), and Doreen’s companion, Desi (left).

 

 

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Great Blue Heron Coming In!

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One of our Los Angeles locals… The Great Blue Heron. Reed Andariese is a fantastic nature photographer, with an emphasis on birds.

Originally posted on photoartflight:

This Great Blue Heron was way across the lake and was not far from the opposite shoreline. After hearing a loud bang, probably a firecracker, it flew right into us. I thought it was an interesting landing series of photos.I just selected a few out of the 30 or so in the series.

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Great Blue Heron Landing. #12 in the sequence. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS lens, Canon 2X Series II Teleconverter, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO 640
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Great Blue Heron Landing. #13 in the sequence. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS lens, Canon Series II 2X Teleconverter, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO 640

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Randy Goes to School

Originally posted on Little Bird Storytime:

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Randy & Friends: Randy Goes to School
© 2012 Andi Schoenbaum

“Ding-a-ring-a-ding” the alarm clock sounds.

Randy blinks her eyes and stretches her legs.  She stands on one foot at a time and stretches her wings.  Then she puffs and wiggles her feathers into place and takes a deep breath.  Today is the first day of school.

Professor Peeps is outside the Andi’s window with the other students ready to start class.  Andi leans out the window and says, “Just a moment Professor Peeps, Randy just woke up and needs to eat some breakfast.  Would you and the other students like to have a morning snack?”  Andi scoops two handfuls of seed from the feed bag, placing one in Randy’s bowl inside and the other in the guest bowl outside.  Then she pours two bowls of fresh water, placing one for Randy inside and the other for…

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