“People often ask me how it is that I seem to be so much at peace. There is a primary reason — and it is available to all who wish to have it. Here’s a simple prerequisite to attaining peace at that level. I invite you to observe the beasts, birds and fish and let them teach you. Let this be a daily routine and life, as you know it, will never be the same.”
– Eddie Bo

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Day 153 - A Little Owling

Last evening I headed out to More Mesa in hopes of finding a Barn Owl.  In the past I have found this to be a good location for this species.

I arrived about an hour before sunset.  This gave me some time to make a circuit of the open space and observe the daytime birds as they wound down their day.  I enjoyed watching a White-tailed Kite successfully hunting for dinner.

As night began to fall, at least a couple hundred noisy crows arrived to spend the night in a large communal roost.  I was pleasantly surprised to see a huge yellow moon rising over the horizon.

There were no owls to be seen tonight.  Perhaps it was the strong light from the moon - in past outings here the owls would not come out until it was quite dark.

I rode home in the dark, something I rarely do.  It was quite enjoyable and there was very little traffic - but  I did get delayed a bit waiting for a skunk to get off the bike path.

A few photos from this evening

White-tailed Kite

White-tailed Kite - hovering

White-tailed Kite

After today the year's total still stands at 228. 

Today I rode a total of 17.8 miles

More later,

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