Logger Head Shrike
AKA the "Butcher Bird", this is a carnivorous Passerine. This was taken in the Kelso Triangle, in Weldon.
Red Tailed Hawk - Bathing
Red Tailed Hawk - Bathing 2
This is a rare event for me. I've seen Red-Tailed hawks do many things, but I'be never seen them bath. I've heard anicdotes, and read about the behavior, but now I can say I have. This was taken at the kern Preserve, where all of the pasture area, at the entrance, is flooded. This is were I witnessed the behaviour. This is a really fine adult specimen.
JOSHUA TREE BLOOM
Taken at Stine cove.
Lake Isabella - Stine Cove
Was at the owl site, for a check up ( seems to be doing well), and stopped off at Stine Cove. This is my favorite weather to do landscape photography.
GREAT-HORNED-OWL - CHICK
Image 2 in series. Note the partial egg shell in the lower left quadrant of image.
Great Horned Owl - Chick
Yep, she's back. This chick (taken yesterday) can't be more than 2-3 days old: 1) the eyes are not open, 2) the auditory meatus (ear opening) is completely exposed, 3) there are not even any down feather, just pre-down fluf. The female is feeding the chick a Kangaroo Rat that was brought in by the male.
Salmon Creek Tributary into Kern River
Another stop on my day trip along HWY 99. This is the Salmon Creek Tributary, flowing into the Kern River.
Kern River Water Fall
This is the best that I've seen this water fall. Wonder how it will be once the snow starts to melt. Note the fence and cars in the upper right, for scale and size.
Kern River as it Should Be
Along HWY 99 there is a turn-out where this tributary becomes a confluence to the Kern River. Flowing very nicely.