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The most excellent lineatus invited the SFKossacks to her Hawk Talk last Saturday just north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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~Photo Courtesy of Sally Cat

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lineatus transports a newly captured Sharp Shinned Hawk for her demonstration:
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She fans out the tail feathers for us:
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We get to see the talons up close:
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lineatus pulls more of the hawk out to show us the breast feathers:
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The hawk is calmed down by lineatus:
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She walks the bird around so we can see its wings:
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MANY MORE HAWK EVENT PHOTOS and Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Fold




Is lineatus cool or what? Do you like raptors?
Tell us about your birding experiences.


I'm listening.

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There was a nice crowd of onlookers in addition to our SFKossacks:
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The hawk is released:
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~Photo Courtesy of kimoconnor

kimoconnor with the scope:
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Bonus shot:
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~Photo Courtesy of kimoconnor

The view from Hawk Hill:
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Buster Girl smiling at me on our walk down from Hawk Hill:
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Buster Girl and Ebby:
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side pocket, lineatus and remembrance:
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Then we drove to a beach to see what we could see:
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While picnic'ing we spotted a turkey buzzard. We convinced Glen the Plumber
to play dead for it. It worked:
Glen the Plumber Turkey Buzzard Prey
remembrance had to drive home.

The light was too harsh on the water to see dolphins but Sally Cat spotted a bobcat:
Bobcat by Sally Cat
~Photo Courtesy of Sally Cat

The next stop was the Presidio Yacht Club:
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Mr. Cat, Sally Cat, remembrance, the little one, Glen the Plumber and kimoconnor
~Photo Courtesy of lineatus

...with this view:
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~Photo Courtesy of kimoconnor

Another beautiful day in SFKossack Land.

All of Sally Cat's photos are here and here as a slideshow.

All of kimoconnor's photos are here.



COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES:
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.

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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

:: New Regions Organizing! ::
These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.

NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks
Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks
Organizers:
Clytemnestra (Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island)
Common Sense Mainer (Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks
Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India
Organizer: chandu

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005, More than 80 members

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011, More than 54 members

New York City Founded by Eddie C, More than 58 members

Baja Arizona Kossacks Founded by buddabelly, Formed: Feb. 13. 2011, 90 members

Nashville KosKats Founded by ZenTrainer, Formed: Jan 30, 2012, 28 members

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011, 67 members

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Saturday, September 15th

Central Valley Kossacks Lunch!

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Ket Mo Ree Thai Restaurant & Bar
238 G St.
Davis, CA
530-759-2255

HOST: tgypsy

RSVPs So Far:
1. tgypsy
2. cooper888
3. gotmooned (Mr cooper888)
4. SallyCat
5. Mr. Cat
6. mrsgoo
7. Kestrel - tentative (Maybe)

Latest diary about this event: Central Valley Kossacks: Let's Meet Up

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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
Saturday, September 15th

New England Kossak Meet Up!

TIME: Noon - 3pm
LOCATION: Bangkok Cafe
369 Central Street
Foxborough, MA 02035
508-543-THAI (8424)
map
HOST: Clytemnestra

Affirmative RSVPs thus far:
1. Clytemnestra
2. Rick DeVille (husband of SadieSue)
3. SadieSue (they will be coming from Western Mass willing to carpool)
4. GreyHawk
5. Hawkwife
6. thankgodforairamerica (coming from central, CT willing to carpool)
7. 8. 9. Moody Loner,  mommyp00ka, and the Little
10. jarbyus
11. bjedward
12. msdobie
13. dlcmassage

Maybes:
litho
brillig
northerntier  (will be coming from central VT, willing to carpool. )
The Poet Deploreate (will be coming from the North Shore, willing to carpool.)
Phil S 33
Samantha Clemens (progressive radio talk show host)
rougegorge
annieli
TrueBlueMajority
Thestral
GreenMountainBoy02
commonmass

Latest diary about this event, including activities to do in the area.

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Sunday, September 16th

Portland, Oregon Area Meet-Up

TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

The Red and Black is located in the beautiful Buckman neighborhood, which is home to many social justice groups. Right around the corner from the vegan mini mall! It's on the 70 bus line and within easy walking distance to the 19, 20, 12, and 6. Located conveniently in the Central part of Portland in a free parking SE neighborhood.

HOSTS: Horace Boothroyd III and Sara R

Send Horace Boothroyd III a Kosmail to RSVP.
EVERYONE is welcome!

RSVP LIST:
1. Horace Boothroyd III
2. loggersbrat
3. Sara R
4. DruidQueen
5. llbear

MAYBees:
ZhenRen

Latest diary about this event: Portland OREGON Kossacks- Important Group Formation Post and Meetup

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Monday, October 1st
NYC MEET-UP

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: The Three Monkeys
236 W 54th St
., between Broadway and 8th Ave.
(212) 586-2080
UP ON THE DECK!

HOST: Sidnora

Send Sidnora a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. sidnora
2. plf515
3. clenchner
4. Cherry the Tart
5. Laura Clawson
6. Arjun Jaikumar
7. It's the Supreme Court, Stupid
8. blue jersey mom
9. rubyr
10. MBNYC
11. Ian Reifowitz

maybes:
casperr
Torta
mconvente
Belinda Ridgewood

Latest diary about this event: 10/1: NYC Meetup on Deck!

EVERYONE is welcome!

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Saturday, October 13th

Cheers & Jeers Meet-Up

TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
775 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

HOSTS: Common Sense Mainer and Bill in Portland Maine

Send Common Sense Mainer an email at cuckolds04103@gmail.com to RSVP. (He prefers his email listed.)
EVERYONE is welcome!

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Friday, October 19th

SFKossack Red Carpet Rollout for Dave in Northridge

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Yank Sing
Rincon Center
101 Spear St.
San Francisco

Send navajo a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVP LIST:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. navajo
3. Lorikeet
4. Steveningen
5. jpmassar
6. kimoconnor
7. norm (Maybe)
8. MrNavajo
9. remembrance
10. Glen the Plumber
11. Dharmasyd
12. boatsie
13. side pocket
14. fogcityjohn

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Monday, October 22nd

DAILY KOS HQ: SFKossacks watch the final Presidential Debate Party

TIME: 5:00 PM Pacific
LOCATION: Daily Kos Office
Berkeley
(address will be given to RSVPs by Kosmail)
5 min. walk from Ashby BART

Send navajo a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVP LIST:
1. Markos
2. Susan Gardner
3. Kaili Joy Gray
4. Faith Gardner
5. Will Rockafellow
6. Meteor Blades
7. navajo
8. citisven
9. Glen the Plumber (remembrance, maybe)
10. jotter
11. kimoconnor
12. jpmassar
13. norm
14. precinct1233
15. Ebby
16. lineatus
17. ceebee7
18. Dharmasyd
19.
20.

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Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.



This diary is an example of what SFKossacks do year-round to build our community.
Personal bonds are strengthened and more are feeling comfortable
creating events on their own.

SFKossacks has been organizing since 2005.

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Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?


Originally posted to DIVA on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by SFKossacks, Connect! Unite! Act!, Pink Clubhouse, and Birds and Birdwatching.

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