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The Monarchs slept at Home last night



  • Beautiful Pics Thanks I heard their #s were down
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    That is so awesome bro. Thanks for updating us on their progress. I always enjoy them every year.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Michelle they keep passing by about 4-5 days in this area......its a two way migration every year, amazingly, they fly in masses to the same winter roosts, often to the exact same trees, I can tell you they like my ebony trees as hotels. Migration usually starts in October but can start earlier if the weaether turns cold...and reach the volcanic highlands of México in the winter. Then they go back to Canada & the North US the next year...
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    :laugh: & I've got two eggies.....a large & a mini...glad you liked the photos mi amigo!!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Steve they are stillnow going by in increasing numbers....but compared with other years....there are probably a little less of them....probably by sunday they'll have gone through....
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Probably yes.....but still great numbers, will keep an eye on them
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    You know Todd...they only choose to sleep in the one half of the tree facing the the sun's warmth gets them early in the morning & dries their wings...otherways they can't fly because of the excess humidity on their do they know this???? gets me....
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    I did not know that. Cool. I bet if you look closely, you'll see that each one has a litte wrist mounted GPS on their leg, I'm pretty sure that's how they know. :laugh:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    :laugh: Yeap & some brains too.... :ohmy:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Gracias Tim isn't it amazing.....I had noticed them already yesterday when I got back from work and was driving up the driveway......they flew a bit with the car engine noice.....but went back to sleep afterwards....
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,747

    I hope you can get a picture of them flying through the pass. That is a breathtaking view.



    Caledon, ON


  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485

    Are you still working on an Eggfest in Monteray? How about scheduling it for this time of year.

    You probably posted pictures, but I cannot remember if you see them in the spring too? That would be another time for the fest, to get more separation with the Eggtoberfest.

    For the Friday meet-n-greet, you could get Pato to cater it or meet at some place like El Rey de Cabrito.

    As they said in the movie, if you make it, they will come! ;)
  • You are such a good person Beli

  • Amy and I were talking about your Monarchs this morning. Cool pics
  • That's fantastic. B)
  • Thanks for sharing those wonderful pics, as we never see anything like that here in Maine. Neil
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Clay, well you chose the very precise day to talk about them.. :laugh: still very cloudy over the sierra and temp. in the 60' this time they've stopped flying & are in the trees...
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751 have good taste :P ....because Pato would be a guarantee..... let's see if we can fix something... the perfect dates weaetherwise would be April or October
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Glad you enjoyed it Neil, they are quite an expectacle & I try not to miss it every year..
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    TKS buddy....
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    TKS Bruce they fly heading south all day untill it's time to rest about 5-6 PM then suddenly they start flying in circles to find the trees where they are staying the night.
  • That is too neat Beli. My Humming birds should be passing through your way if not already, They got out of Dodge after that last cold snap before the fest. :)
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Eddie....I'll keep an eye for them....
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    Beli wrote: have good taste :P ....because Pato would be a guarantee..... let's see if we can fix something... the perfect dates weaetherwise would be April or October

    We could get a good tequila (my buy) and drink a toast to Eggs, El Cerro De La Silla, las mariposas, and as many other things as we can think about.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Bob I'm in anytime... :laugh:
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I was waiting for this post. Fantastic!! Thank you Beli for this!!!
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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    Beautiful pics Beli,,, my guess is low and slow might dry them out :ohmy: :blink:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Molly all the best to you mi amiga!!!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Pat as far as cooking goes you are always right!!!! :laugh:
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    I have seen pics like that in National Geographic befor but not from someone first hand. A truly buetiful place Beli. Its 55, windy,damp and nasty. Oct. and I'm ready for spring!! :laugh:
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