Borrego Springs, CA

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blowin' in the wind

Holy Mackerel it's been a windy couple of days!  That doesn't make for good birding, so it certainly had an effect on my first bird tour this morning.  Six hardy souls showed up, and we headed to the Russel tract to try to find the black capped vireo.  We were not successful.  Nothing was moving or singing.  We did chase up the black vulture that seems to reside in a clump of brush.

So, then it was on to the Flying X to look for golden cheeked warblers.  As I led the group into the woods, we heard a male singing and I was able to catch a quick look at the bird, but no one else saw it.  :(  Oh well, as one of the participants said, "Any day out birding is better than being inside."  So we were almost 50% successful.  Hopefully the wind will die down by Saturday.

On our hike this afternoon, Emma and I enjoyed the many wildflowers that are blooming in our "back yard."

I hope you enjoy them also.

This is the best wildflower bloom that this area has seen in years.

What a variety of colors....

and shapes...

Okay, Google blogger is doing strange things again tonight.  (maybe that's because it's called Topeka today :))

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

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