We continue to be visited by our various bird friends. There are two little doves that come around from time to time. I see them more than adult doves, but I'd guess the adults are somewhere nearby.
|Two young Mourning Doves|
Today there is also a single baby quail in camp, and he looks smaller, about the size of the White-Crowned Sparrow. Maybe a new solo chick?
Poor thing, he just keeps walking around looking for seeds, going from one part of the site to another, all by himself. I wonder if he is going to survive; when the other birds get excited and fly into the trees for cover, he just continues to walk around.
I haven't seen him fly or even walk very fast. :(
|Adult Mourning Dove - keeping an eye out for the little ones?|
The Gambel's Quail are usually on the ground searching for food, or scooting quickly to a bush for cover. I was surprised to look up and see this guy out in the open on a branch. He was like the Hawk, constantly looking right, middle, left, middle, etc. Of course, he was probably searching for danger, not his next meal. He is such a beautiful bird, I never get tired of watching them in the yard.
This next photo is of one of the quail who was taking a dust bath, kicking up the dirt until she had a nice little hole to lay down in. She sat there looking around for a while, then got up and scurried away.
A couple of new Hummingbird photos:
|Anna's Hummingbird in flight - perfect form!|
This is my new fire pit:
I've since gotten it straighter and in the middle of the rocks. I like the way it looks in my campsite.
Lots of people here have fire pits (I guess it's not really a pit) made from the inside of washing machines. The inside part has holes in the metal which gives great air flow and keeps the fire going. Bea and Peter have one of those. When I was at their campfire the other night, they had a great fire going. I'm assuming mine will work (without the holes) since there is air coming up from underneath. I'll let you know how it works.
The other day Katie and I were carefully walking through the brush around our site, and I saw it buried way inside some dried branches under a tree. Probably one of the past residents of this site used it, and stowed it there for the next time they are here. I know some of the full-timers do that. Anyway, I drug it out and put it over a bunch of rocks I made a fire ring with. There aren't any holes in the washer tub, but there would be air coming from below with it on top of the rocks.
I haven't had a fire yet while I've been on the road, or bar-b-qued, but I do have a little bar-b-que and another metal rack on legs. I have some papers I want to burn that have personal information on them, so one of these mornings when it's calm, I'll throw them into this thing and light them, and put the rack over the top so no burning pieces will fly out.
I wonder how the rust would affect the air if it was used for a real wood fire? Or if I cooked something on the wire with a wood fire? I think I'd take the tub off and put the bar-b-que rack on top of the rocks with coals underneath if I wanted to cook.
Here's our bunny again - there are at least two that come though, the one below and another one that has a notch cut out of his left ear. Is there anything sweeter than a little fat bunny?
UPDATE on my tendinitis: My left wrist and thumb are almost 100 percent, but my right thumb is giving me problems. I looked up on-line to see what it could be, and I think it's called Trigger Thumb. Unfortunately I can't shoot bullets from it.
I searched on many different sites, and this seems to be what it is. One of the posters said her doctor told her to tape her husband's thumb at night, because that's when it seems to get worse. I was waking up with it really clicking, not locking up, just a click that was worse in the morning, then gets somewhat better during the day and then worsens again late afternoon and evening. I don't have any medical tape, but I wrapped my thumb with electric tape and within a few hours, the clicking was much better. That was a couple of days ago, and now when I wake up, there is no clicking.
I wonder what my kids would say, nothing like having your mom wrapped up in electrical tape. But, what works, works!
I took the tape off this morning, and my thumb started clicking again, so it's back on. Now on my shopping list I have surgical tape and a thumb brace if I can find one. Using this tape hasn't diminished in any way using my thumb. It just seems to keep that one joint stable.
WELCOME to our newest follower, Cheap Chick! She is a Canadian who is not an RVer, but I was very interested in her posts about how she handles her grocery budget. Good food for thought, if you'll pardon the pun. :) I don't follow many non-RV blogs, but Cheap Chick is now on my blog roll, and I'm looking forward to future posts. Welcome aboard, Cheap Chick! Thanks for following along with me and Katie. :)
From me and Katie, have a great Sunday, everyone! :)