Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hawk Morning, Owl Evening



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Out and about at sunrise....while in the Woods, heard Hawk across the Merced...went to the River's edge, and contemplated wet boots...did get short clip...and boots a little wet!...Hawk flew over to the Woods...and I followed Hawk's call Tree to Tree awhile...but no luck for pics...went to Breakfast...French toast and sausage....and back to the Cabin and nap...woke up around two!..and Shuttled over to the Post Office...Coyote strolling by as Shuttle pulled away from Last Chance..clip...picked up peanut butter and jelly, kitkat, and orange juice...walked back through Bobcat Meadow and along the Merced...Cottonwood Snags by the Apple tree fallen down...one still leaning, and will need removal for safety...took a seat on the Deer House Log ...3:02...time announced by passing tourist...and heard soft hoo hoo hooo hoo hooo hoo from the Oaks...Owls!...picked up and went back to the Cabin for the gear, and returned....found a log by the Creek to sit and listen..and ate the late lunch...heard Owl over by the Muir Redwood...picked up and looked and looked...but no luck visually...but heard Owl with the high hoo back by the Creek...and two Owls in the Oaks...and maybe a distant fourth way way back by the Creek...clip of calls...a quiet day, with the long midday nap!...sunny warm and blue...have been reading the book with Enid Michaels' writing...reports really, of fauna and flora in the Valley...not dissimilar from the ones posted here!..and reviewed the dvd...16 mm clips...some black and white, some in color...these are only a small number of the ones lost in the fire at Shirley Sargeant's home...a real loss!...the clips too have some of the flavor of the ones here, in that they were an effort to report the Fauna and Flora...though a lot of them are home movie things!....a real value of the reports, is that Enid often gives the exact location of a critter or plant...'Kingfisher's beat was from Sentinel Bridge to Stoneman's Bridge'.....'The Joy of Yosemite' is a much worthy book to have on one's book shelf!...thought I heard Kingfisher yesterday...but maybe it was Ouzel.....and Kingfisher's beat appears to be from Swinging Bridge to Sentinel Bridge!....the dvd has all of Enid's reports printed in the Nature Notes and in the Stockton Record...some duplicated in both...the Notes are on line...scenic pic of Sentinel from yesterday...

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