Borrego Springs, CA

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Another storm on the horizon

The forecast for the next several days is for rain and the possibility of severe storms, so Rob cancelled the school programs for tomorrow and Friday. That's too bad, as I was looking forward to doing the bird banding station. We don't actually capture live birds (we use those Audubon stuffed animal birds), but the kids voted it their favorite station at the last presentation. Obviously, I rock when it comes to presenting bird banding programs! ;)

I thought I'd try uploading some pictures again, and that appears to be a mistake. I just don't get it.

I did the bird survey at Warbler Vista this morning after a little bit of a late start. I found several golden-cheeked warblers, but only one black-and -white warbler and one black-throated green warbler. I then went back to headquarters and did the Post Oak Creek Trail. Besides the first painted bunting of the season and a summer tananger, it was just the usual cast of characters. I did enjoy seeing two rock squirrels, though. They are black in color which catches your eye.

If the rain holds off, I'll survey Doe Skin Ranch in the morning.

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


  1. I don't remember if I have ever seen a rock squirrel before.

  2. Rock squirrels are like those big orange squirrels we had in MN, only they are black in color and, of course, live in rocks. ;)