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Osprey Athletics, Turtles in the Sun, Mule Deer and More!

May 22, 2013

Spring has certainly been showing off  lately. It is raining today and I thought I’d share some photos while I wait for the rain to slow down a bit. The Osprey pairs have been “tusling” mid-air and I caught one of the birds upside down in the air. Very cool to watch – the photo isn’t great but it does show their aerobatic abilities. Imagine being able to fly like that! The turtles continue enjoying the sun, the mule deer frequent the mountain trails,  the Black-headed Grosbeaks sing their gorgeous song and the Mourning Cloaks continue to feast on flower nectar.

Enjoy the photos!

Coming into the nest with a fish

Coming into the nest with a fish

Osprey athletics - I had to fiddle with this photo to get it clearer but I still like it.

Osprey athletics – I had to fiddle with this photo to get it clearer but I still like it.

Male Black-headed Grosbeak

Male Black-headed Grosbeak

Female Black-headed Grosbeak

Female Black-headed Grosbeak

Best place to enjoy the sun

Best place to enjoy the sun

Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle

Mourning Cloak visiting the lilac blossoms

Mourning Cloak visiting the lilac blossoms

And a Mule Deer watching me from safety

And a Mule Deer watching me from safety

all photos and writing copyright Joanne Siderius

5 Comments
  1. I just love those turtles! 🙂

  2. thanks for the photo of the Mourning Cloak.. I’ve seen where I live but did not know what they were.

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