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.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Blue jays~Nature's Notes~062812
I really miss the blue jays who were up in the cabin. I believe the same species is up in Idyllwild~Stellar's jays. They were huge! The first morning I awoke at 5:15 a.m., one of them was hanging on the frame of the kitchen window, peering in at me! I'm sure he was thinking, "FEED ME!", which I promptly did. I put peanuts out all along the railing and sat and watched. A momma squirrel came down from the tree right next to the porch and I counted 5 blue jays soon appeared and EVERY peanut disappeared. I really enjoyed watching the antics of the blue jays. Sometimes one would pick a peanut and then put it back and take another one! There was also a hierarchy among them. There were a couple timid ones, but there were also a couple of huge males. I awoke every morning early up at the June Lake cabin to eagerly feed them their peanuts. I miss them. My scrub jay is still in our neighborhood (for 3 years now...) and I put out peanuts and acorns for him when we arrived safely home. Nature Notes for June 28, 2012. Ge on over to Nature Notes at: http://ramblingwoods.com/