Thursday, June 1, 2017
First of June
I had a talk with Vlad yesterday. He is a little concerned about my bird obsession. The conversation was thickly peppered with references to Tippi Hedren in The Birds and Burt Lancaster in the Alcatraz movies. He plainly thinks that I am over the edge.
But in my defense when I do go out into nature it isn't just about birds. Yesterday I saw this large and stunning Mariposa lily.
We also witnessed a seriously intense encounter between a rattlesnake and a squirrel. Life or death stuff. Snake might have been threatening her offspring. Wish I had a better picture.
We are going to plant a Persian mulberry tree. I had one in Rainbow. Messy but delicious. And as Larry reminded me, they bring tanagers, warblers and orioles. He even gets one of my favorite birds, cedar waxwings.
Going to get one soon, I think at Clausens in Vista.