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Borrego Springs, CA

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A great start to the day, but has a minor disaster befallen me?

I headed out early this morning to start the first of my two weekly bird surveys.  First up was a trip around the wildlife drive on the Lower Klamath NWR.  I took along my cameras, of course, and an extra one.  I had borrowed the refuge’s camera with the 600mm lens to give it a try.  What a treat to have a lens that powerful!  Needless to say, I took hundreds of photos that will take me some time to process.  So, tonight I’ll just show you some pics of an encounter that I had at the beginning of my route.

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As I started down the auto tour route, I noticed that there was a lot of smoke in the air, and something in the middle of the road.  Looked like a young coyote to me, so I stopped the truck, turned off the engine, and just enjoyed the moments. 

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                                                   She got up, but couldn’t decide what to do.

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                                                      First, she went to the left side of the road.

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                                                           “Maybe I should run and hide.”

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                                         “No, I think I’ll lie down on the other side of the road.”

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                                                “If I look the other way, she won’t see me.”

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               Then she ran down the embankment, but still had to check on me.  “Are you still there?”

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Back up again, muddy paws and all.  Eventually, she got tired of me being there and wandered off into the brush on the other side.  I headed on my way, but a look in the rearview mirror showed me that as soon as I left, she came up once again to sit in the middle of the road.  Must be a favorite sunning spot for her.  (I just used my camera for these shots.  That 600mm lens weighs a ton, and hand holding it for shots through the windshield wasn’t an option.)

I did get some nice pictures later with the borrowed camera, but ran into that minor disaster during uploading them to my computer.  Half of them disappeared, and I’ve got a help call out to Rick.  Hopefully he can help me recover them.  I’m sure I clicked the wrong button somewhere along the line on the computer.  Uf-dah! 

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                                                                               THE END!!

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

24 comments:

  1. Try using your bird spotting scope tripod. That's a monster lens!!!!

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  2. What a cute little coyote..Wow we're keeping Rick busy today. I stumped him with my issue. Hope he can get your pictures back.

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    1. Not completely stumped yet, Betty. Give me a shout as I have a 'new, improved idea' to try with Picasa!

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  3. Nice shots today, hope you get your pictures back.

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  4. That is what you call...Stopping to Smell the Roses! Memories for a lifetime.

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  5. Glad you got the coyote. I did the same thing with the pictures from a weekend kayak trip to Matagorda Island, off the Texas coast. One of the guys had set his kayak on a tiny sand mound. A big cloud came up and formed the background. I usually NEVER remove my pictures from my camera until I'm sure I have them on my computer, but that night I didn't check and lost ALL my pictures. I quickly bought a recovery software program for $50 and ended up using it that one time. And I recovered all the pictures I remembered EXCEPT for that one of the kayak against the cloud. Hope you fix the problem more completely and cheaper.

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  6. Oh dear--hope Rick can rescue them!

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  7. Cute little critter.... As for the photos... hope you recover them and all is well.

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  8. Nice pictures, how cute that little coyote is. Fingers crossed that Rick will once again work a miracle for you!

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  9. The photos of the coyote are the most amazing sequence I've ever seen. She might have been cautious of you, but I think she knew you are o.k. I wonder if she came all the way from where the smoke was.

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  10. Been waiting for some great photos from you, Judy, how great that they are of a coyote...just for kyotesue!

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  11. Great shots of that youngster! The Refuge Camera may be shooting in RAW...never can tell:)

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  12. What a fun post!
    In case you haven't checked back to see my reply to your comment on my Natural Bridges post, here is what I said.

    I'd love to have you following my blog regularly. I use AOL Reader to keep track of yours and other people's blogs. But I just tried adding your blog to my blogger dashboard. I went to the dashboard and on the left side, there is the reading list. I clicked on Add, then added your blog address (I had opened your Lava Bed blog and copied the address). Travels with Emma was added to the list of blogs I follow.

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  13. Oh Judy what wonderful pictures of that cute pup. My bears don't stand still long enough for pictures like those. What a great day, whether you get the other pictures or not.

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  14. Great pictures, hope you get the rest back:)

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  15. Great pictures as usual, electronics will be the death of us for sure.

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  16. The little coyote is so cute. Nothing worse than loosing your pictures, happened to me back in July lost some great shots and never did recover them.

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  17. Great pictures and a different subject for you. Looks pretty healthy for a coyote.

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  18. Judy, you are 'fairly' close to me and would LOVE to finally meet you, let me know a good time, see if we can coordinate :)

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  19. What a fun coyote encounter. I hope that you get your computer issues straightened out ok!

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  20. ferienwohnung toskana
    After read a couple of the articles on your website these few days, and I truly like your style of blogging.

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  21. ferienhaus toskana
    The baby pandas are so cute!!!! Last time I didn't spend time to visit them when I was in Chengdu...

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  22. Nice Post.Thanks for Sharing this in your Blog

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