Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, December 27, 2008

If at first you don't succeed...

After 24 hours of trying to download or upload the pictures, I was only successful with one. I will try again tomorrow. This is a picture of the guys working on setting up my new TV. It's great to have friends!

There are a few more moderations that need to be done, but overall I am very happy with the results. The picture I am getting on the new TV is very good and soon I won't have any worries about moving on down the road.

Even though it's past my bedtime, I had to give the picture upload one more try and finally a victory! We have been having very strong winds the last few days from the South and just about ten minutes ago they changed to very strong winds from the north. I guess it was that little lull before the change that let me upload the pictures. I can't say that I understand what winds have to do with internet reception. Maybe one of my readers can explain it to me. ;)

Anyway, I have been watching a nest box along one of the back roads of the refuge. For those of you up North, it is the same as a Wood Duck box that is commonly erected in ponds to help the ducks find nesting sites when holes in old trees and snags are not available. Well, down here the same type of boxes are used for Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.

Nesting season is over and sometimes other birds and animals use these boxes. The box I have been interested in held quite a surprise the other day. Inside, I spotted a Barn Owl roosting there during the day. Since they only hunt at night, this was a good place to spend the daylight hours.

If you look closely, you can see that there are two Barn Owls roosting in this box. What a "hoot" it was to discover this!

Regardless of what the post says, it is now almost midnight so I had better get to bed. Emma is up at six no matter what time we go to bed.

Thanks for stopping by....talk to you later, Judy

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