Thursday, June 25, 2009

Angry Blue Jays

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Paddled over to Siberia to visit a friend...but they weren't home...remembered I wanted to buy new hiking boots....store there sells them.....easier time of it this time...and nice boots with a mid ankle....like to have support around my ankles when carrying a pack...shuttled back as far as Lower Falls..hopped off...and set up the mini digi in the Deer House Oaks..clips of Flickers in the Snag Oak...and broken off trees are called 'snags'...confirmed this with Ranger that happened by....Ranger knew about Flicker's nest too...and another...the Acorn Woodpeckers' by the Artist's Grove...that I know of!....that Snag is called a 'granary'...acorns stored there.....it was a long walk to Siberia in the heat...and quiet...tried to locate the Bullock Oriole baby...which is right overhead where I set up for the Flickers...but too high and too many leaves...picked up...made ready for work..and when I got to Last Chance, there was all kinds of commotion from Blue Jays...earlier at Breakfast I got clip of two remaining babies hopping about the umbrella ribs...for sometime.....the other three were gone...those two were still under the umbrella in the afternoon...but one of the others showed up and was stranded on the cement...this one eventually was coaxed into a bush...and a Ranger came and moved the whole umbrella onto the Lawn....where it is tonight...and when I got off work I peeked up under it...two of the little Jays asleep....actually, they're not so little...with their fluffy feathers, they actually look larger than their parents....I dont know how the others have fared...Raven was a target of Blue Jays' wrath too...in the clip, it's not an egg, but one of those little margarine cups..clearly a word like 'omnivorous' needs to invented...one that includes all manner of trash...which Raven appears to relish!.....sunny hot blue with puff clouds and just a little breeze....the Blue Jays clip is handheld with the 3x....their scolding made everyone tense...tense enough for assorted Last Chance managers to call Ranger for help!

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