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, November 28, 2012
Golden eagle~Wild Bird Wednesday~112812
There are golden eagles in the Anza Valley and this is the second time I've seen one. The first time, I saw one take off from their "Welcome to Anza Valley" signpost. I was driving by early in the morning, on my way to the feed store, when I saw a movement out of the corner of my eye. The eagle was just taking off from the sign. I was so shocked I nearly drove my car into the sand! By the time I fumbled around and got my camera out, it was long gone. That was about 5 years ago. I had not seen an eagle since then, until Sunday, when I was once again driving to the feed store. I saw something BIG on top of a telephone pole and, being older, wiser, and more experienced, I slowed down, got the camera out and ready, and stopped my car. I stayed in it and slowly drove forward because I didn't wish to scare it off. I knew it was an eagle because of its size and also look at the feathers on its legs. I mean, this guy was HUGE!!! He did take off and I got a few photos of him before he drifted over to another empty field, looking for his breakfast. I am pleased that I was here, at the right time, and was able to get a few pictures of this beautiful bird. Wild Bird Wednesday for November 28, 2012. To visit WBW, please go to: http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/