Saturday, April 11, 2009

Camera Critters #53

My area of the Pacific Northwest finally hit the 70 degree mark this past week. It made for a couple of days of good safaris.

Some of the nicer things I came across during the safaris were sure-fire signs of Spring.

The first was a Western Meadowlark singing away at the top of a Juniper Tree along the Dry Canyon Trail in Redmond, Oregon. Note the gorgeous blue sky of the High Desert. It reminds me of something, somewhere, but I can't put a finger on it.

Not far from the meadowlark, I watched a Side-blotched Lizard. For some reason, I only see them during the Spring. We have a couple of other lizards which take over their territory during the Summers.

Finally, and not really a sign of Spring to me, I came across a couple of Crows. One stuck around and watched me try to climb the sandy hillside I where from the top, I would be able to get a good shot of his partner. But I no more than got reached the top, when the target Crow flew off...so I turned around and took a picture of the one left behind. I swear I could hear him laughing at me every time I slipped on the way up the hillside.

Well, at least Spring sprung for a couple of days on the High Desert.

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21 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

It's nice to see the birds are back!

I played too :)

Karen said...

Nice shots..

I'm also in the High Desert ...in my case it's the High Sierra. The sky does get a glorious shade of blue ... it's wonderful..

I had the same experience, earlier on in the week, of trying to get a sot of, according to the hubby, a woodpecker. The darn thing would not co-operate and sit still..

Snap said...

Yippppeeee! Spring! Thanks for the photos of your world.

Janie said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos from your spring. Happy Easter.

Oskar said...

I would like to chase that lizard!

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Monica said...

Pacific Northwest - 70 degrees?!?!? You must be inland. I'm still waiting for 60 degrees to hit our area.

Cool photos, I especially like the meadowlark on the tree. The lizard would be fun to photograph too! :-)

Monica

Villas Girl said...

I find it rude and humorous when birds laugh at me. Wonderful pictures. Lisa

~~tonya~~ said...

Great pictures!!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Oh, I love the shot of the meadowlark singing!

Carrie said...

great shots!

Have a great weekend

Anissa said...

Spring is on the way -- I'm so happy! Love you pictures! TFS

Manz said...

It's a good thing that the lizard was sitting on top of that rock - had it not been, I may not have seen it... it has great camouflage!!

Babooshka said...

It's great for me to a lizard as we just don' get anything like that here. They are kinds cute.

Denise said...

A great series of photos, and a nice variety.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! Crows are such critics! Luckily you had memories of the meadow lark's song and the lizard's beauty.

i beati said...

lots of guys out catching rays Sandy

Shey said...

It's a joy to see a lot of them coming out. Good snapshots too.

:)

Tulip said...

what a great series of photos. thanks for sharing.

Mama Zen said...

Great shots! I swear that crows laugh at you, too!

Misty Dawn said...

That certainly is a gorgeous blue sky! Reminds me of something too... hmmmm... oh well, can't put my finger on it ;-)

That lizard is BEAUTIFUL... almost, I repeat, almost as beautiful as "America's Next Top Lizard". hehe

Island Style said...

I like your lizard pic and your flutterbys too- I call my Myna's little crows (yours against the striking blue sky)..very nice shots here-