The weather is lovely in Paradise this summer, with no big fires and a little cooler than usual. I check my gamecams nearly every day and always take my camera with me. Please enjoy these seven pictures!
Today I saw a group of three turkey vultures standing on a log in the canyon. I moved closer and began taking pictures as more vultures arrived. Then my camera battery went dead, so I first just stood with all the birds, closed my eyes and enjoyed the silence with them for a few minutes.Continue reading “Visiting with the Vultures”
Active skies during early summer. Enjoy these seven photos:
We have had a wonderful wet May to counter the winter drought – Here are eight recent pictures of Spring:
Winter is on the way – We had up to 50 mph/80 km winds yesterday, and snow down to 2,500 ft/760 m. Our metal and fabric cabana, now on its second frame, and fourth cover, bit the dust after a particularly fierce gust of wind, so now it lays near the pool, looking almost likeContinue reading “A Blustery Day in the Foothills”
The weather is cooling off, and the big fires nearby are winding down. Here are five pictures of our early Fall season. Enjoy!
Five vultures were here this morning, roosting briefly again. This time a Merlin Falcon came to see them, and stayed for about 15 minutes. Please enjoy these eight pictures of the birds:
The wind often blows north here, up Nance Canyon, creating an updraft above our property, which is used by the vultures, hawks, and eagles to rapidly gain altitude. We had an unusual number of turkey vultures roosting here today, for about an hour. Two perched on the fence, with four more on a nearby treeContinue reading “A Visit From The Turkey Vultures Today”
Today we began having some clouds, and a chance of rain tonight. A sunny day with many opportunities for pictures, including a late summer rose, and a brief roost by a turkey vulture in a large snag nearby. Please enjoy!
While I was outside taking pictures of the clouds just now, three vultures began flying through the yard and close overhead. Here is a good picture of one of them. it was a brief bit of magic:
Here is a striking personification of natural curiosity and focus by a turkey vulture, as it spotted me, and came over for a visit while I was down at the pond yesterday. The wingspan of these birds is about six feet, or just under two meters. Since coming to Paradise I have felt a kinshipContinue reading “Turkey Vulture at Nance Pond”
This one landed in the side yard and is taking off again. Enjoy!