Posted by: atowhee | June 27, 2011

BRIGHT DAY, BRIGHT BIRD

This Madame Oriole and her mate were fussing around the Ashland Dog Park as they have been all spring.  Their nest may be in a quince thicket or in a dense bush in the parking lot.  Can’t fine any visible evidence.  Photographer Dan Elster and I played hide-n-seek with this oriole pair for half an hour this morning.  I hope he got some good shots.

The local Screech-Owl was wide awake early this morning.  But this afternoon he was not visible, apparently having a siesta.

We all recognize the sound of an irritated Crow: a loud cawing, often from several in the flock.  What sound from an irrigated Crow?  A gentle swooshing sound as water droplets hit wing and head.  This Crows were basking and bathing in the irrigation spray next to Emigrant Lake.


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