Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hawk And Rain





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Shuttled over to the Post Office...and back as far as Lower Falls...hopped off and over to the Deer House, across the Creek, and to the Cabin....pic of Mama Doe and Two Fawns....and it was Raining a bit the whole time....wasn't sure what to do?...paddle out, or spend the afternoon in the Cabin...Bones was on TV...but repeats...so got out the rain gear, and paddled out!...Ouzel and Mallard back by Creek's End...had the 20x with, and the waterproof for the scope, also waterproof....pics with the waterproof....made a slow tour of the Woods, and came out at the Small Fallen Cedar at the Merced....and in some bare tree branches across the River, saw what looked to be Big Wings perched....set up the scope for looksee...and Hawk was in sight!...very cool, and very reminiscent of last Fall's Rainy Day Hawk...almost same tree!.....looks to be the young Red Shoulder Hawk...Martin...but the white on Hawk's head is a bit of a mystery....first clips were with scope eyepiece at it's low setting...I rarely use the higher ones....too tough to sight things...and the light dims...but after moving the tripod...and setting all up again...in a place where I could see Hawk's head without branch in the way....I took the second clips with the eyepiece at high...and was quite pleased!...Hawk was far away!....wanted to take stills, but Hawk flew off just when I took the pic of the digi with the 20x....happy to be out on a walkabout, so I kept walking!..out to Two Top Pine Meadow....quiet...but scenic!...oh...while taking Hawk clips, a boulder came tumbling down Sentinel...nearyby tourist saw it, and related their experience of the Siberia rockfall....and expressed a preference for the Rooms, which are well away from the Rims!.....lots of Juncos about...even with the Rain coming down...Rain fall heavy towards dusk...and Falls falling....Creek up a little bit....cloudy rainy cool...need new rainpants and winter boots need repellant on the boots, snoseal or something....they have rubber toes with leather uppers...and I think the waterpoofing in the leather has given out...the rainpants are just worn out...though the laundry didn't help!....Mama Doe and Two Fawns were near while I was taking pics of Hawk...earlier, lot of Robins in the Backyard Dogwoods...Rain today much like the Rain on the Rainy Day Hawk post up...which was November 1.....

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