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oldstuff Jan 31, 2018 3:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8067663)
:previous: What in the heck does a Peahen look like?

a Peahen, the female of the species, is just a bit smaller than the flashy males, a mottled brown in color, with some green or blue on the neck and without the very long, elaborate tail. They do have a full tail but it is not nearly as big and fanning out as the tail on the male. They can put their tail upright and fan it out, but it looks more like the tail on a turkey than that of a male peacock. Both sexes have the short crown of feathers that stick up on their heads.

CityBoyDoug Jan 31, 2018 4:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 8067982)
a Peahen, the female of the species, is just a bit smaller than the flashy males, a mottled brown in color, with some green or blue on the neck and without the very long, elaborate tail. They do have a full tail but it is not nearly as big and fanning out as the tail on the male. They can put their tail upright and fan it out, but it looks more like the tail on a turkey than that of a male peacock. Both sexes have the short crown of feathers that stick up on their heads.

https://artistryforfeminismandkitten...hen3.jpg?w=640
peahen

Andys Jan 31, 2018 5:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Otis Criblecoblis (Post 8067797)
Here in Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena, we have a massive flock of compact African-type parrots that tend to spend the night in the trees surrounding our property (they tend to avoid our property, despite our massive trees, because we have three big dogs and a vital crow community). In the morning, they leave in a number of groups (like individual platoons in a company) in different directions. Near dusk, they return, all at the same time, swirl around in a massive avian tornado, then light in a number of trees in the area.

When we lived in Culver City, we had a sizable platoon of Australian long-tail parakeets (sleek, colorful birds, 15 to 18 inches long).

O_C,

Bungalow Heaven? Love that place! Walked those streets several times.

Regarding the parrot population:

"Shocking as it may seem, Pasadena is home to hundreds of parrots.

The popular theory is that a they came from Simpson's Nursery in east Pasadena on East Colorado Blvd in the Lamanda Park area. It caught on fire in 1969. (Alternately I've seen some stories state the name was Simpson's Gardenland and Bird Farm which burnt down in 1959) Either the parrots were released to save them from the fires or they managed to escape on their own in time. From these parrots, the Pasadena Parrots came about. Other stories claim that the parrots have migrated up from Mexico but others still state they were originally black market birds released by smugglers .

Although no one seems sure how they actually ended up in Southern California, at least six and possibly as many as thirteen different species have been spotted in southern California. The different species even inter-breed at times. Pasadena's website states that they are yellowhead amazon parrots, an endangered species that has been kept as pets for decades because they are some of the best "talkers" amongst the many different species of parrot. Additionally California's Parrot Project and California Flocks keep track and offer up information on the different species of parrots found in the state.

Species that have been identified in Southern California by CaliforniaFlocks.org include: Yellow Chevroned Parakeets, Mitred Conures, Blue Crowned Conures, Indian Ringneck Parrots, Nanday Conures, Yellow Head Amazons, Blue Fronted Amazons, Lilac Crowned Amazons, Green Cheeked Amazons, Red Masked Conures, Red Lored Amazon and White Fronted Amazons.

The birds are no longer contained in the Pasadena area, but have been seen in several parts of the greater Los Angeles area, parts of San Diego, and even some towns in Central California including Bakersfield! Additionally San Francisco has a flock of over 200 Cherry-headed Conures that live and fly around Telegraph Hill."

Source: http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=112

Andys

Martin Pal Jan 31, 2018 6:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8067302)
'mystery'

Does anyone recognize this building that is being demolished?

the INFO says it was taken on October 5, 2013 (but I've noticed these dates are often inncorrect on flickr)
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As you note. Flickr dates are often suspect. I was just going to note that the building in that photo reminded me of the way dozens and dozens of buildings looked all over the city following the Northridge earthquake.

Lomara Jan 31, 2018 7:31 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8068061)

I'd seen a number of peaheans/peacocks in my time, but had never heard them until I'd gone to a friend's house for dinner one night. He lived next to the Paddington Farm property in Norwalk. We were relaxing in the living room on one foggy night, when I heard what sounded like a child yelling HELP over and over.

"WHAT WAS THAT?!"

"It's just the peacocks"

"ARE YOU SURE?!"

"Yeah, it's just the peacocks."

And that's how I learned that peacocks sound like lost children.

CityBoyDoug Jan 31, 2018 7:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8068061)

Roasting the peacock:

Pre-heat oven to 330 F..
Dust large oven bag with flour. ...
Rub bird outer skin with butter.
Season with pepper and salt.
Drape with rindless bacon.
Place bird into bag, on top of onion and celery layer.
Seal bag, then make four or five small vent holes in top of bag.
Cook for 3 hours.
Delish....

https://aussiehunter.org/wp-content/...st-peacock.jpg
dinner at Christmas

tovangar2 Jan 31, 2018 7:58 PM

Peafowl
 
The feral peafowl in Palos Verdes get mixed reviews:




How Palos Verdes Got Its Peacock Problem - LA curbed

Rancho Palos Verdes to Continue Peacock Eviction Program - LAT

Peafowl are feral in Arcadia and La Cañada Flintridge too. Most people seem to blame Lucky Baldwin for them. He brought one or more breeding pairs back from an 1880 trip to India.

HossC Jan 31, 2018 8:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8067302)

'mystery'

Does anyone recognize this building that is being demolished?

...

The photograph is in an album titled "On the Streets of Echo Park"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/LgaFoB.jpg
mr. rollers

That building was at 1601 W Park Avenue. It's still an empty lot.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
GSV

There's a December 2001 picture of the empty lot at gettyimages.com. The caption says:
Corner lot at 1601 W. Park Ave. in Echo Park where a building collapsed one year ago. This is a story that looks back at the apartment building collapse last December that killed one tenant and injured 35 others. The spot where the building once stood is now vacant, and we'll look at what's next in store for the lot at 1601 W. Park Ave. The International Church of the Four Square has bought the land and is proposed a low? and moderate?income housing project for that spot.
An article in the Eastsider from last year mentions new propsals for a 12,400-square-foot building with 11 residences with 16 parking spaces. The page also links to an LA Times article about the building's collapse.

CityBoyDoug Jan 31, 2018 9:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 8068443)
The feral peafowl in Palos Verdes get mixed reviews:




How Palos Verdes Got Its Peacock Problem - LA curbed

Rancho Palos Verdes to Continue Peacock Eviction Program - LAT

Peafowl are feral in Arcadia and La Cañada Flintridge too. Most people seem to blame Lucky Baldwin for them. He brought one or more breeding pairs back from an 1880 trip to India.

Try to catch and eat them. We need all the protein we can get these days. Check out my recipe above for good eating.....besides that they're free.:cheers: Yeah, I blame that old Lucky Baldwin every time.

tovangar2 Jan 31, 2018 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8068581)
Try to catch and eat them...Check out my recipe above for good eating.....besides that they're free.

Peafowl are protected here, not "free" for the taking. That's why the cops are investigating the 50 who were unlawfully poisoned or shot.


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Thanks HossC for that last post. I assumed it was earthquake damage too. Collapse didn't occur to me.

ethereal_reality Feb 1, 2018 12:00 AM

ethereal reality
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/06OmTh.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8068544)
That building was at 1601 W Park Avenue. It's still an empty lot.

Corner lot at 1601 W. Park Ave. in Echo Park where a building collapsed one year ago. This is a story that looks back at the apartment building collapse last December that killed one tenant and injured 35 others. The spot where the building once stood is now vacant, and we'll look at what's next in store for the lot at 1601 W. Park Ave. The International Church of the Four Square has bought the land and is proposed a low? and moderate?income housing project for that spot.
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:previous: Thanks for digging up this information Hoss. It came as a complete surprise that the building collapsed!

Dec. 9, 2000

"An aging Echo Park apartment house cited two years ago for a damaged foundation shifted and collapsed early Friday.
Juan Francisco Pineda, 31, was crushed to death and his wife was injured as the front section of the building gave way.
More than 50 people were left suddenly homeless by the collapse.

Many of the tenants thought they were experiencing an earthquake. Ominous warning signs had been evident for days.
Those signs included plumbing leaks, new cracks in ceilings and inability to close doors properly.
" latimes


The incident is also covered in a LAWeekly article titled Digs of Doom

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CityBoyDoug Feb 1, 2018 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 8068752)
Yuck, you're not gonna tempt me out of veganism with that argument.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wF...z=w700-h427-no
cannundrum

Peafowl are protected here, not "free" for the taking. That's why the cops are investigating the 50 who were unlawfully poisoned or shot.


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Thanks HossC for that last post. I assumed it was earthquake damage too. Collapse didn't occur to me.

You're vegan....didn't know that. Vegans are cool people. :tup: But then again....I like many types of people....especially the lobster eaters of the O.T.;) ;)

BTW its not good to poison or shoot such creatures....imo. Remember, I used to live on a large rabbit farm....we also had chickens and goats.

tovangar2 Feb 1, 2018 12:29 AM

LA curbed reports today that LA Bungalow Courts are disappearing fast. Just 350 left in the city.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VC...=w1344-h615-no
la curbed


They get more love than Dingbats

ethereal_reality Feb 1, 2018 1:36 AM

found this on ebay a couple days ago.

"Early Cabinet Photo - French Family Homestead, PASADENA California"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/TDw3At.jpg
EBAY

What makes this cabinet card photograph so special is that everyone in the photo is named on the back.

we might need some help with all these people oldstuff. :)



"Catherine Sherman French's House and Family"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/AI2LwB.jpg
reverse

ends with "Last Home Coming"

photographer's stamp

F. P. Whitcomb
Summit Ave.,
Pasadena, Cal.




it comes with a border
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/g84T8T.jpg



ONE MORE THING:

Doesn't this look like a giant wicker chair on the roof of the chicken coop. (I think it's a chicken coop)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/ghrUTA.jpg

I've stared at it for quite awhile and can't figure out what it is. :shrug:



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ethereal_reality Feb 1, 2018 2:20 AM

Peafowl children are called Peachicks.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...922/cOgfS5.jpg
jodi pflepsen

ethereal_reality Feb 1, 2018 3:09 AM

USC 'mystery' buildings.




"1949 USC Los Angeles Kodachrome Slide"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/favqFb.jpg
EBAY

I believe this is commercial building acquired (temporarily?) by the university. -it appears to be an Information Center.





"1949 USC Univeristy Los Angeles Kodachrome Slide"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/2cYv9p.jpg
EBAY

the stripes on this one make it seem a bit modern. that blue car needs to SLOW DOWN!






"1949 USC university los angeles kodachrome"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/ITOBk0.jpg
EBAY

I should probably know this one, but I don't.





this last one is not mystery:

"1949 Los Angeles Museum Kodachrome Slide"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/j3mVgu.jpg
EBAY

This is the south entrance to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. someone lost their bra on the sidewalk.

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John Maddox Roberts Feb 1, 2018 3:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8069001)

1s a male one a boychick?

CityBoyDoug Feb 1, 2018 4:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8068951)
found this on ebay a couple days ago.


Doesn't this look like a giant wicker chair on the roof of the chicken coop. (I think it's a chicken coop)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/ghrUTA.jpg

I've stared at it for quite awhile and can't figure out what it is. :shrug:



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It looks like a chair sitting on the roof of the porch. :shrug:

Otis Criblecoblis Feb 1, 2018 9:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andys (Post 8068203)
O_C,

Bungalow Heaven? Love that place! Walked those streets several times.

Regarding the parrot population:

"Shocking as it may seem, Pasadena is home to hundreds of parrots.

The popular theory is that a they came from Simpson's Nursery in east Pasadena on East Colorado Blvd in the Lamanda Park area. It caught on fire in 1969. (Alternately I've seen some stories state the name was Simpson's Gardenland and Bird Farm which burnt down in 1959) Either the parrots were released to save them from the fires or they managed to escape on their own in time. From these parrots, the Pasadena Parrots came about. Other stories claim that the parrots have migrated up from Mexico but others still state they were originally black market birds released by smugglers .

Although no one seems sure how they actually ended up in Southern California, at least six and possibly as many as thirteen different species have been spotted in southern California. The different species even inter-breed at times. Pasadena's website states that they are yellowhead amazon parrots, an endangered species that has been kept as pets for decades because they are some of the best "talkers" amongst the many different species of parrot. Additionally California's Parrot Project and California Flocks keep track and offer up information on the different species of parrots found in the state.

Species that have been identified in Southern California by CaliforniaFlocks.org include: Yellow Chevroned Parakeets, Mitred Conures, Blue Crowned Conures, Indian Ringneck Parrots, Nanday Conures, Yellow Head Amazons, Blue Fronted Amazons, Lilac Crowned Amazons, Green Cheeked Amazons, Red Masked Conures, Red Lored Amazon and White Fronted Amazons.


Source: http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=112

Andys

Thanks for all this great information, Andys. The flock in Culver City was definitely some sort of conure, but the parrots here in Bungalow Heaven don't seem to be as colorful nor as large as yellowhead Amazon parrots are. Then again, it's hard to get a good look at them.

In Culver City, we were able occasionally to get the conures to visit our feeders, but the parrots here won't even fly over our lot. They always skirt it at high speed.

CaliNative Feb 1, 2018 10:25 AM

Best Noire Film Set in L.A. area....
 
Has to be either...1) "Sunset Blvd." or 2) "Double Indemnity" or 3) "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (original version) or the neo-noire 4) "Chinatown".

Tough choice, but I vote Double Indemnity. Both 1 & 2 were directed by Billy Wilder. Should I have put "The Big Sleep" on the list? Another couple of L.A. "neo-noires" (with comic elements) I like are "Barton Fink" & the quirky bowling flick with "The Dude"--what was that one called? Both by the Coen Bros. "The Doors" also has noirish elements and is set mostly in L.A.

Best "feel good" anti-noire L.A. movie...."Singing in the Rain"

Best "noirish" L.A. TV shows......"Dragnet" (early 1950s version more noirish than 1960s version) & "77 Sunset Strip"


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