While I often call it “Blue Jay”, it’s just not right. This is a California Scrub Jay, a real bully, feeding on small animals, like frogs and lizards, eggs and young of other birds, but also grains, nuts, and berries. What’s worse, it’s regularly waking me up. On Wikipedia, its “screech” is described as “harsh and scratchy“. […]
.. at the very end of Oceanside Pier, looking toward the setting sun .. “She’s lost that loving feeling..” In the 1986 movie Top Gun, this is the house the female love interest [Kelly McGillis as “Charlie”] lived in and was visited by Tom Cruise via motorcycle after playing volleyball. The house has a […]
Two years ago on a Thursday night, just after I had learned about the “Ramona American Graffiti Cruise Night”, I got the chance to take a couple of pictures. The pictures together with my thoughts can still be found here. Cruise Night is still going strong and there is still “no talking trash about anyone’s […]
The Coyote seems to have grown a bit. This morning around 9 am I saw it again at the end of the backyard. I was still inside, but it had noticed me through the large window, long before I had spotted it. Instead of taking photos through the window pane, I took the camera and went outside, risking losing this […]
Only a short week after I wrote about our Hometown Coyotes, the little guy came back and this time brought a friend along. They were only mildly annoyed by a Greater Roadrunner, who had escaped to the top of the Beavertail prickly pear cactus.
The San Diego Country Estates are composed of several neighborhoods associated with the unincorporated community of Ramona, California. About 3,500 households are spread over a total area of 17 square miles, with most lot sizes are between 1/2 and 1 acre. Many of the homes were built close to one edge of a property line, […]