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, February 7, 2013
We have a lot of mockingbirds here in the desert and we have a couple of families of them in our neighborhood. Sometimes I think they are my missing scrub jay (the local Cooper's hawk got him about 3 weeks ago...sigh...), but, no, it's the mockingbirds having a tizzy fit! I've seen them swoop down and attack my outdoor cats if they ventured too close to a nest or a young one. I love their aerial flights and battles. However, I don't have any photos of them. They don't land long enough for a photo! I know they enjoy the birdseed that I put out on my front fence, because I see a swirl of gray when they take off if I go out to investigate! I found this fella up at the Santa Rosa mountains visitor center and he allowed me to take one photo of him before he, too, flew off in a huff and a puff! Isn't he a beauty? I enjoy mockingbirds, but I really miss my scrub jay. Nature's Notes for February 7, 2013. To visit Nature's Notes, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/