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.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Golden eagle~Wild Bird Wednesday~020613
There are several golden eagles in Anza, as I've mentioned before. I occasionally spot them on telephone poles which are alongside a huge open field. I often travel that road with my camera and I knew I'd found one early one morning when I saw a large "bump" on one of the poles. Yup...an eagle. I often spot hawks on these same poles and on this morning, the eagle went sailing off, only to be assaulted by a smaller hawk. I watched them, but couldn't adjust my camera settings quickly enough to get photos of their encounter. Let's just say that the smaller hawk won that battle. The eagle went the other direction and disappeared. So, the larger bird doesn't always win! I enjoy seeing Anza's eagles and I'm hoping to see some this next 3 day weekend! :-) I love observing these birds of prey. Just LOOK at that beak and those talons! OUCH! Wild Bird Wednesday for February 6, 2013. To visit Wild Bird Wednesday and see other birds, please go to this link: http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/