Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chirp Chirp


Tuesday afternoon:  the creek began running again as the ice thawed. Is there any better sound than flowing water?


Wednesday morning after the rainstorm:  the creek is wider and muddy (and I didn't have my camera). Showers kissed by sun (thank you, weather gods!) bred rainbows over Peavine Peak.
 
Thursday morning hike: an entire covey of mourning doves (fifty or more) flushed as I approached.  I was surprised that there were that many in one place, but more astonished that they flew before I was really anywhere near.  Then I saw a kestrel cruising the area.  I always root for the raptors rather than the songbirds.  Why is that?

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