I cleaned the truck and the solar panels and skylights on the roof this afternoon, as well as all the windows and the sides and back of The Palms as far up as I could reach. Between the rain and the wind and the sand and the dust, wow, I forgot The Palms is white. So she's looking much better, for sure. And bugless. :)
When Katie and I drove over to the water faucet, I noticed a couple of ravens sitting on the huge rock by the big nest with all the twigs, and on our way back, there was a Raven sitting on the nest. I was hoping to see her and get a picture before we left. Is this the coolest photo, or what??? Look at the size of that nest.
|I love this nest, what great construction with all those twigs and grasses.|
This is where the nest is, and the male raven was sitting on the rock to the right.
I've never been much interested in Ravens, except that they look so cool soaring on the drafts when it's windy. Blue Water Lake State Park has a lot of them, and they are always flying overhead. This is the first time I've seen nests and been able to observe them a little.
Here's my little lonely Raven tonight - again. I think this is the third night she's been alone, unless her mate comes after dark.
|All fluffed up against the wind and cold. :(|
The chairs are in (after being examined closely-no spiders!), and pretty much everything is put away for traveling. This will be a short trip, a little over an hour, I think, but I'll stop in Deming and do a little Walmart shopping on my way.
|Beautiful desert plains surrounding City of Rocks|
I've definitely got hitch-itch and can't wait to be on our way. Our next post will be from a new location.
From me and Katie, have a great Wednesday evening, everyone! :)
PS - When I woke up at 6 am this morning, it was just barely getting light and I could see one fat Raven on the rock. But when I turned on my light, they separated and there were two, close together in the cold. The male must have been coming after dark to the rock. A little later I heard them talking; it's not a whistle bird-like noise, more like a soft garbled sound, and then whew-whew-whew-whew, and they had flown off at 6:20. :)