Yes, long week helping Marnie! But so very glad we could help. Lots got one – new forced air AC and heater installed and all of the duct work. Gone like the wind is the baseboard heat. Old windows are gone – all of them. New ones are installed and they look great. Thermal windows at that. The deck has started to be power washed, where we take these photos. There is a Starling that is trying to take up residence in the ceiling of the porch. She really should stop that and then get rid of all of the mites. Here, through the magic of film, is what we saw this week. Enjoy and Left-Click any of the photos to ee them enlarged.

Beautiful Icelandic Poppies are growing in her yard.

One European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is trying to set up house in her porch ceiling.

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) seems to be always in the area.

California Quail (Callpepla californica) are very abundant but hard to see and even more difficult to photograph.

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Fish are abundant in the pond. Probably Carp, but there are Bass and Trout in there. They have been stocked.

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) families frequent the pond these days.

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Another family of geese.

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Even a goose must sleep sometime and out of the hot sun! It was in the 80’s.

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American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) flyby on a regular basis.

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American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos). The ones that have the flap on their beaks, are breeding.

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American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Check the beaks.

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And finally Lizard Butte from Marnie’s porch taken with a 500mm lens.