Part II of our Oct 12-15, 2011 trip to the Klamath Basin
The raven soon flew to a perch high on a charcoal snag .. more soft talk. Lots of soft talk. I wish I knew what he is saying!
This raven’s upper mandible is overgrown. He (?) looks very much like the raven we photographed about three miles from here five years ago. I sent a photo of that one to a researcher who is studying beak deformities. I suspect the researcher will appreciate another photo.
Saturday: It was supposed to be sunny today, but we have light overcast instead – actually good light. It will hold off the heat waves which can severely limit our chances for photography.
While sitting here Dale suddenly spots a weasel! It pauses on a rock near the water’s edge. Soon crosses the road about fifty yards in front of us and I get two quick glimpses as he comes back on my side of the road. The sweet little imp peered at me briefly both times. I wasn’t quick enough to photograph him even though I had camera in hand, waiting.
We listen to Ravel’s Bolero as we wind our way along the Umpqua River, heading home. Still light when we pass Tokatee.