Sunday, January 22, 2012

Scrub Jays and Vultures

I like clever. On our ride today, we ran into Chuck feeding scrub jays. Chuck pedals around on your basic cruiser, but he made himself a dandy peanut carrier that attaches and detaches quickly. It's simply a plastic storage container attached by velcro to his bike's front reflector. Clever.

Chuck with his peanut carrier out feeding the scrub jays. 

It was a beautiful day to be out on a bike: sunny, mid 70s, and almost no wind. One odd thing: there was a virtual vulture convention going on. They were high in the sky riding the thermals. They were perched in dead trees. There were more of them than we've seen all winter. And every one was a turkey vulture. Spooky!

Turkey Vultures