I'm looking out the front window watching fishermen bring down their boats to the launch, then driving back with the trailers to the parking areas, then walking back to their boats. It was a beautiful morning. Then one man stops, turns his back to me, and proceeds to urinate, for quite a while I might say, right in front of me.
|Bullock's Oriole - these birds keep landing on the hummingbird feeder and trying to eat.|
I'm thinking, does he not know someone is watching him? It was daylight, he was right on the road edge, and certainly he could see me through the window. Finally I see the universal movements indicating he has completed his task, he zips up, pulls down his jacket, and walks on. Good job, you idiot, now you won't wet your pants on the boat. Oh, by the way, there's a restroom about a one minute walk up the ramp - that you just drove past.
|Bullock's Oriole - isn't he beautiful?|
Then yesterday, I'm sitting here in the afternoon enjoying the antics of a father and his three sons who had gone fishing. The little kids walked back with their own rods and tackle boxes, so cute, and they walked over to their table for a snack and can of soda. Bright day, my windows were open with my book on tape playing, and this little guy walks across the short parking area, in front of The Palms, looks back at his dad as if to check that he has the right place, and tosses their papers and soda cans into the rocks going down to the beach road below. Most of the trash didn't make it very far. I couldn't believe it. Helloooo - I'm sitting right here watching you!
Without even thinking I opened my screen, stuck out my head and said, "Hey, don't toss your garbage down there." He started walking back to their truck, so I opened the other screen, stuck my head out on the other side and yelled, "Hey! You go back and pick up your garbage!" And he did. There is a big garbage bin right across the road on their way out. Geeeeez!
|Western Wood Pewee - thank you Hazel, you really know your birds. This is another new one for me.|
I should make a sign to put in the windshield saying, "I'm in here and I can see you!"
Other than these two conspicuous "lawbreakers," everything is going great here at Caballo Lake. Beautiful weather, beautiful birds, Katie and I are taking some nice walks.
|Flock of American Coots in the lake|
I've gotten some nice bird photos the last couple of days - I've had hummingbirds, but they are the same kinds we had at Rockhound, and the photos haven't been as good, so I'm not including them. There were a few birds I wasn't sure about, and one I mis-named. Thank you to our bird ID experts Hazel and Judy, for helping me out with the types of birds I didn't know. I have made the corrections. :)
|This pretty bird (same bird below) hopped around too fast for a good, complete shot. Male Yellow Rumped Warbler.|
|Dark grey, light grey, white and a little yellow - any idea what kind of bird this is? This is the best pic I could get. Thank you, Judy and Hazel, you both agree this is a male Yellow Rumped Warbler. I've never heard if this one, he sure is pretty.|
|People kept sitting at the table in front of us, and Katie was keeping a close eye on them. According to Hazel, this mammal is a Katie Dog.|
|Caballo Mountains reflecting on the lake|
|Male House Finch|
|Tree Swallow per Hazel. Don't these birds have an unusual shape?|
|Green-winged Teal ducks - females|
|It was hot enough today to wear our Frogg Toggs - Katie was happy!|
|Friday's beautiful sunset.|
From me and Katie, have a great day, everyone! :)