Saturday, January 14, 2012
Yellow and Gray by Rondi Aastrup · 365 Project
I went for a walk in the late afternoon, knowing that I would see some interesting things. I always do. This time I saw more than I could capture with my camera, but I got enough to share all the same. This mockingbird was my first find. He was perched atop a lemon tree, standing out, the gray against the yellow.
Next, I saw a flock of Abert's Towhees, but couldn't get them to sit still long enough for a good close photo. They were very talkative, though. I could hear them long after I had gone past them (they were flitting around the pool area of this condo complex on the golf course).
Further along, I saw the cutest winter wren hopping around atop a boulder.
On the ground, just past the wren's boulder, a ground squirrel froze long enough for me to shoot him. He's right outside his hole and when I moved, he popped down into safety.
Across the walkway on the golf course, a large flock of doves gorged themselves on something tasty in this patch of dirt.
And finally, back home again, a mockingbird enjoyed the suet on my back patio in the shadow of the bougainvilea. It was a good walk =)