Thought I should take a mental health day out in San Jacinto yesterday while I could.
Saw three vans of college students parked when I got there. Think it was a biology or birding class.
Cool, I can share.
I was trying out some new techniques and gear yesterday.
Results were spotty but I managed to grab a few good ones and learned some things.
It was a gorgeous and marvelous day. I didn't see the vermilion flycatcher or the mountain bluebirds but I did see a bunch of meadowlarks, my favorite singers.
I would rather be there with the critters and birds and get no shots than not have the place in my life at all.
I really enjoy just soaking up the sounds, sights and the ecosystem. Better to experience than even record.
But I did see a male yesterday.
Put the whole megilla on my back and took a long hike. I felt the weight, I will tell you. Still feel it today.
|Now that's a red tail!|
In the afternoon I watched the students leave and felt a proprietary or territorial sigh of relief.
Had the place all to myself again. Never saw them but could feel them.
Took a lot of pictures. Will plough through and see if I can dig up anything good.