My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Graceful dead tree up above Deep Canyon.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Vultures~Wild Bird Wednesday~021313
I was surprised to see a large bird in one of the palo verde trees along one of the dirt roads at the Desert Willow golf course Saturday morning. I knew it wasn't a raven~~too big! So, I crept closer. The bird didn't move, so I zoomed in with my camera and yup~it was a vulture! I don't often see vultures here in the desert. I have seen them catching the thermals up in Deep Canyon, in fact, I saw a pair several years ago. I do often see them in Anza, also floating on the thermals over large patches of agricultural land. But, not here in the desert. As I followed my find, he flew to another nearby tree where there was another vulture. As he took off, I was able to follow him and observe his feet tucked into his body, and view his beautiful feathers. Wow! Isn't he beautiful? Wild Bird Wednesday for February 13, 2013. Oh, and I watched the two of them drift away, but I spotted them again on my way home! I hope they made it up to Deep Canyon. To visit Wild Bird Wednesday, please go to: http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/