04/12/11 Day 34
Well, I went out again at 4am in the morning just cause the skies wereÂ soÂ clear and beautiful. I wanted to try another shot of the area Iâ€™m concentrating on. I wanted to get some exposures with my Canon 1D Mark II using my cable release. It made a big difference in the photo. I was even able to get a great shot with the Milky Way in the background.
I left out there at 5:30am and found my exposures where much better. I was very pleased with the outcome.
I went back out after 9am after my brother had checked out the truck. It was making funny noises. The PU is a 1985 Toyota, so itâ€™s gonna make noises, but this was worse. The tie-rods need replacing, so that got ordered and the tires are rubbing on the fender, so that was the main noise I heard.
Anyways, I went back out and set up under the brush at the Quail Run, but nothing was happening. I played my iPod until it died. The Quail all came out, but north of where I wanted them to be. I may have messed up when I left the PU where they could see it. I was too lazy to move it off. Next time! I got a few photos of a Pyrrhuloxia, not great, but decent for sharing on Facebook and here.
Then I readied to leave and found tons of activity in the cactus bushes. The flowers didnâ€™t pop up too much this year due to the drought, so the cactuses are putting out and they are busy. Got some great stuff on bugs and butterflies, but Iâ€™ll work them some more when I get the truck back. Canâ€™t go back into this area with my car, too rough.
I checked the old hunting blind and found the Barn Owl had 4 more new babies. They were very young, about 1-2 days old. There are 4 more eggs that havenâ€™t hatched yet. And 2 dead rats, ish! Iâ€™ll have to wait a couple of weeks to go back and check things out. The possibilities are endless.
Anyways, thanks for viewing. Enjoy Godâ€™s gifts folks….sylvia