Once in Crescent City I visited with my friend Inez, at her adorable & comfy little home. She has 'friends', 'bear' a black bear, and a couple of Black-tailed Deer that like to nibble in her yard, but they didn't choose to put in an appearance on my visit. Still there was other entertainment - we certainly enjoyed our 'competitive non-stop chatter' as always, and Inez had day trips planned for my two day visit.
|We stopped to hunt for stones on the shores of the Smith River|
|Inez waxes nostalgic by the river at the little water hole, where she and her siblings used to paddle about|
|Can you find the hidden Dromedary Camel of the Redwoods?|
Post river run, we headed back to town and stopped at Thai House for a lovely bite to eat, back to Inez's place for some R & R. I enjoyed watching the amazing numbers of birds that frequent Inez's front yard. I spotted Stellar's Jays, Anna's, Allen's & Rufous Hummingbirds, and Eurasian & Morning Doves, Band-tailed Pigeons, Black-headed Grosbeak juveniles, White-crowned Sparrows and that is just the tip of the iceberg of Inez's yard bird list, as she also gets Merlins, owls and other raptors.
|Is that a mess of Stellar's Jays or what? Half of those at least are babies of the year.|
|Roaming younster of the year, a Black-headed Grosbeak|
|One of dozens of Band-tailed Pigeons, which the locals call 'Flying Pigs' for their voracious appetites|