January 16, 2008

Positive Identification

The birds are "House Sparrow's" and there is no "Common" in the name. Thanks everyone for your help. The bird is on the list, I just didn't see it cause it was out of order. My first mistake for the year but I'm sure not my last.

Need Some Help With A Bird ID

I posted a previous blog calling the birds below the Common House Sparrow. Today I was going over the list of birds in Minnesota and found out that it wasn't listed as being in Minn. So I'm asking for a little help in identifying these little sparrows. I hate it when I can't come up with one but these guys don't fit the pictures or identification of sparrows around here.

Peanuts Make Me Sleepy!!

This little guy looks like he's about to fall out of the tree.


Cardinal

Not the best pictures I've ever taken but I like them anyway.

Top This Speeding Ticket

I borrowed this from "Small Bits & Pieces" blog. Too funny.

Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on I-15, North of MCAS Miramar. One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching near the crest of a hill.The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the Radar gun, but it would not reset and turned off. Just then a deafening roar over the tree tops revealed that the radar had in fact locked onto a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low flying exercise near the location.Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the USMC Base Commander

..A reply came back in true USMC style: Thank you for the message, which allows us to complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked onto your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it.Further more, an air to ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked onto your equipment. Fortunately the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched and your hostile radar was destroyed..

Thank you for your concerns.
MCAS MiramarBase Commander