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By: WatchinTheSky, 2:41 AM GMT on October 02, 2015

Yeti says "Keep the sun off your eyes and the wind at your back!

Keep an eye on the hummers for me ;-)
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Little of this, little of that.

By: WatchinTheSky, 5:14 PM GMT on September 14, 2015

About to be Hummer-only cam, orioles won't be here much longer..
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I don't often think of frogs and toads here because it is so hot and dry - but of course, they are everywhere. Here is a California Toad I almost stepped on Saturday!

The slight but recent rain has caused a re-bloom of a desert milkweed and is attracting the tarantula hawk wasps again. This smallish one (1.5 inches) has straighti...

Updated: 5:15 PM GMT on September 14, 2015

Hot again, Ack!

By: WatchinTheSky, 11:22 PM GMT on August 15, 2015

I believe I looked this up before as a topic - or maybe it was a Nature show ;-)
A brood parasite (a form of kleptoparasitism - none of these names sound very appealing) takes advantage of a host parent to do the chores of raising its offspring. In the bird world, the cuckoo is a good example. The female bird will lay her egg in an unsuspecting host bird's nest. Often she will remove one of the other eggs so that the egg count is the same - though often the eg...

Updated: 4:38 PM GMT on September 07, 2015

Sunday Hike

By: WatchinTheSky, 3:50 AM GMT on July 27, 2015

Time for a walk in the foothills! Destination Dixon Lake, our local drinking water reservior just a couple miles from home. It's 4:00, hope it is not too hot, am hoping for shade :-)

Looking west - avocado groves abound, coastal fog coming in - coolness promised, but later.

Looking east - our water supply! At the far end, the rock/earthen dam holding in the water. It's not a big reservoir, around 3000 acre feet. Fun fact - that would put ...

Updated: 4:53 PM GMT on July 27, 2015

Monsoon! Thanks Dolores Part II

By: WatchinTheSky, 7:17 PM GMT on June 02, 2015

Not much of new blog, ahem, no excuses ;-)

Yeti and I hope everyone is having a good weekend - and those of us stateside (or with connections) a Happy 4th of July!!

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Updated: 6:53 PM GMT on July 20, 2015

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