My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Bighorn sheep on Highway 74 October 2014
This big guy crossed the highway, October 2014.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Blue jays~World Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes 053112
As I previously mentioned, we spent the weekend up in Idyllwild, CA, at an elevation of over 6,000 feet. We rented a cabin there and had both our grown kids and the grandson up for the holiday weekend. I got a kick out of feeding peanuts to the blue jays. I didn't see any the first day (and didn't have any peanuts), but both local markets sold them by the pound, so I stocked up. It took about 10 minutes for the jays to discover them. We eventually had about 7 jays coming around to eat for the three days we were there. We also noticed two scrub jays and a couple of squirrels get in on the action. I noticed that most of the time the jays flew away with the peanuts (hoarding them), but I did see a couple of them banging the peanuts on branches to open them! They were quite noisy. I noticed two pairs of jays and some "freelancers". The three year old grandson got a kick out of the "boo jays" and wanted to put the peanuts out for them every time! I'm glad he is learning about nature at each family outing. I intend to make a naturalist out of him yet! World Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes for Ma 31, 2012. To visit World Bird Wednesday, please go to: http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/ To visit Nature Notes, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/