Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sentinel Evening








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Paddled out to Rocky Point in the morning...kinda late...sat a bit below the Two Snags...Bandtail Pidgeons perched again....think they live in the live tall Fir nearby...pic and clip...for sometime...day was warming up fast, and went back for Breakfast and a nap...watched tv a bit...have become a Bones fan...napped some more...paddled out for the evening sit at Owl Log...took drawing gear with...and was sitting on the Shingle...charcoal drawing...partially done...and a young German Shepard came bounding across the Creek right at the Point...had gotten off the leash....and owner was in pursuit....protected the drawing...and with the commotion passed, began again, but heard Blue Jays scolding behind at the Pond beneath the Leaning Cedars...Oh!...I thought...Owl!!...set the drawing down..and after some searching, located Sentinel...very cool....clip...and one good pic...all the noise in the clip is my setting the new camera's exposure...1600 iso....after the pic...a string of kids were walking through the Trees opposite...picked up...least they come over to looksee and scare off Owl...should have kept recording, as that happened just from their walking, and I could have gotten good clip of Owl flying off...I gathered things up, and followed Owl...relocated, but Owl took off towards Chapel Bridge...it was Tree to Tree to Tree to Tree to the last Tree somewhere on opposite side of the Merced...much fun...overshot one Tree and went as far as the Woodpecker Tree...would like to get pic of Owl perched there...have seen Owl once fly by the Woodpecker Tree....a quiet day other wise!..but special...six years to the day I started working in the Valley....sunny hot blue..magnificent blue in the morning...tale at dinner from friend about Owls along the Stanislaus...friend's home was by Dairy Farm where Owl Boxes were put up...part of farm was donated as Nature Preserve....brb...well...this is more than I thought to find...and a good article...link: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/16990

Well...I find myself going from blog to blog to blog!...here's another...
http://hedgeshaman.blogspot.com/2007/05/treasures-from-woods.html

and it mentions a book...brb...Farley Mowat, Owls in the Family...amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Owls-Family-Farley-Mowat/dp/0440413613/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251268900&sr=8-1

one clicked!!