My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14
There were about a dozen bighorn sheep this date 052614 up on Highway 74, above Palm Desert, CA, and right above Deep Canyon.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Canadian geese~World Bird Wednesday~052312
I stopped by the park both Saturday and Sunday mornings and on both mornings, a flock of Canadian geese came flying into the park and landing on one of the big pools. Their honking signaled their noisy arrival. I counted 9 of them on Saturday and 12 on Sunday, so apparently they are still here in the desert. And, yes, the goose with the broken wing is still in the park. She apparently is doing quite well on her own and she pretty much ignored the other geese both mornings. I ran into a lady who visits the park every morning and she said the local bird rescue won't take the goose. She doesn't appear to be in any danger and she is still there. I have no idea how much longer the other geese will be around, as we've already had temperatures hitting 107 and it was 109 degrees on Saturday here in the desert. I did see her open up her wings and stretch them, so mabye she is healing. Temps are supposed to drop down into the 80's here this weekend as a storm system moves through the desert. I caught some of the geese walking right by this man, who stopped to look at them. They were totally unafraid of him. World Bird Wednesday for May 23, 2012. To visit WBW, please go to this link: http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/