February 8, 2019 Imperial Dam LTVA, California

Imperial Dam Sunrise
Imperial Dam Sunrise

Another Uneventful Week in the Desert

A couple of sunrise shots from this morning.

Sunrise Clouds
Sunrise Clouds

A Couple more Boring Desert Bird Shots

Doves
Unwanted Crowd

To think that just a few weeks back, I was wondering if I would ever get the birds to discover me out here. Unfortunately, the Mourning Doves and the Red-winged Blackbirds have come in droves, making feeding a little expensive now that I have to put out seed two and three times a day to keep the Quail and others coming in. The Doves number forty or fifty at times and the Blackbirds often as many as twenty.

Gambel's Quail
Gambel’s Quail

And I have to feed them all in order to keep the Quail coming back, now almost a continuous presence as opposed to their earlier early morning, late afternoon arrivals. The rock this guy is sitting on has holes a couple inches deep and acts as a great natural feeder.

Gambel's Quail
Gambel’s Quail

They are a lot of fun to observe and without a doubt the most skittish of all the birds that come in. They are in constant motion and always choose to run rather than fly, even when the Merlin screams in. And as I have probably mentioned before, they are always peeping, gurgling, and cooing amongst themselves as they scurry around scratching at seeds, really interesting to listen to.

As you can probably guess, I am getting a little bored here and wish there was some way I could move on to new ground as I used to do, but I am unfortunately tied to this spot for at least another month of treatment.

5 thoughts on “February 8, 2019 Imperial Dam LTVA, California”

  1. When I am visiting a doctor and he/she looks at a report and states it is “unremarkable”, meaning there is nothing bad in the report, then that is a good thing.

    So, having an “uneventful week” can be thought of as a very good thing. 🙂

    I am sorry for you having to stay put in one spot. I am very aware of “Hitch Itch”. The hitch on your vehicle is feeling very unused and itching to get hooked up and on the road again.

    Here is hoping all continues to go well and you get back on the road again.

  2. I’ve been following your blog since you were in Alaska. We’ve been to many of the same places. Just wanted to let you know that we are camped at Falcon State Park and visited Salineno three times this week. Probably wouldn’t have discovered it without you. Thanks for you tips!

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