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"Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon ... September 19, 2015"
The Trip:    Gene and I were part of a private tour of the Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation in Oregon City, the Oregon Zoo's California Condor breeding facility ... absolutely WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!

[for other birds seen today ... click here]



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Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


The Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation was established in 2005.
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Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


The three barns with the bird enclosures is completely tarped off so the birds do not see humans. We also had to whisper only and be as quiet as possible. To keep these as "wild birds" human contact is to be avoided.


 
California Condors ... MORE California Condor images

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California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


Fuzz on bridge of nose is from something else, not a part of the bird.
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California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


California Condors have a wingspan of nearly 10 feet, with the bird being nearly 4 feet from top of head to tip of tail.
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California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.
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California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


Fledgling ...

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Fledgling, California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.
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Fledgling, California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.
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Fledgling, California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


"Bachelor Male" ...

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"Bachelor male", California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


This male has yet to find a mate and lives by himself. His compound was in the shade, thus he had his neck feathers raised, warming his neck.
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"Bachelor male", California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


Some reflections from the window in the images.


Breeding Pair ...

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Breeding pair, California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


Feeding ...

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Feeding, California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.
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Calf bones, California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


"Mom and Kid" ...

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"Mom and Kid", California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.
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"Mom and Kid", California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.
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"Mom and Kid", California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.
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"Mom and Kid", California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.
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"Mom and Kid", California Condor, Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2015. Nikon P600.


"Kid" was pulling leaves off the tree.



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