My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
A view from Pinyon Flats, next to Deep Canyon
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kestrel~World BIrd Wednesday~071812
I took my friend Sue out to Fobes Ranch Road on Saturday. She had never been there before. I was hoping we'd see a red tailed hawk soaring out over the meadow. Instead, we came upon this little guy. When we first drove out to the meadow, he took off, but on our way back, I spotted him up on the same fence post and I drove VERY SLOWLY toward him. I actually took these photos from my driver's seat position. The passenger side window was open and I zoomed in on him! :-) Isn't he adorable? We also have Kestrels down here in the desert. We additionally have a Cooper's hawk who terrorizes the neighborhood and all the mourning doves were huddled up on the telephone wires this morning (and not eating), so I went out to investigate and I heard and saw the Cooper's hawk. World Bird Wednesday for July 18, 2012. *** Apparently World Bird Wednesday is no more. It is now Wild Bird Wednesday and here's the link: http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/