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.
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/