Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Bird Count

On the longish drive down from Mountain City to Mountain Town I saw:
Five redtail hawks with their winter-white stomachs.
Two wild turkeys drinking out of a puddle on the side of the road.
One golden eagle the size of my car.
Two turkey vultures smartly following the golden eagle.
Five bald eagles sitting strangely on top of a juniper-looking tree.

And, in non-bird sightings:
One deer leaping right across the road in front of the car in front of us but safely making it to his friends on the other side of the road.

4 comments:

Valerie said...

We saw a deer on that same road! Many many a deer! Glad you are home and safe.

Dr. Write said...

Sorry we didn't get to hang out again or see E.
I miss you already.

Lisa B. said...

All those birds. The historian is a big bird watcher--I find it deeply impressive when people, such as you and the historian, know these birds by name, whereas I say things like, is that a hawk?

P said...

A turkey vulture was starring at me today as I drove past it. They usually don't stare. Probably wasnt the same one huh?