Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wildlife of the week

Chollas Creek is part of the Pueblo Watershed in San Diego and happens to be my front yard. Having year round water means there is an amazing diversity of wildlife in the canyons. Coyotes, Hawks, Skunks, Herons, Egrets, Turtles all live in the canyons near my house.

Here is a Snowy Egret that has been visiting the canyon this last week
Snowy Egret in Chollas Creek

This Great Blue Heron is a frequent visitor and I love watching him hunt, he is slow and stealth. His scat is a big white puddle of a runny mess
Great Blue Heron at Chollas Creek

This Redtail Hawk loves to hunt by sitting up in the Pepper and Sycamore trees. I have found him several times with a rabbit kill pulling the guts out
Red Tail Hawk
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On a recent trip to Anza Borrego Desert State Park we were treated to a herd of Bighorn Sheep
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