Yosemite Bird watching

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     I must admit I know zilch about the birds at the park. Well, I can tell you that the Steller’s Jay is a royal pain in the rear. They are so aggressive they will snatch a sandwich out of your hand if you look away. Beyond that I’m clueless. Many of our readers might be interested in our feathered friends. If so I encourage you to look into the Yosemite Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventure Program. On Sunday I ran into this group on an expedition to identify birds in the valley. YC naturalist, Pete Devine was seen intently sharing his knowledge with them. They all seemed to be having fun and learning.

"Hurry - one's getting away"



"Page 154: TheYellow-Bellied Sapsucker"



     Good news: The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite will open for the season on Friday, May 27, at noon.

    Today’s Merced River Plan webinar on Recreation was a short one. 3 hours. Bret Meldrum and Jim Bacon gave the beef. Not too deep – they just went over the things people like to do in the Merced River corridor. From the Valley to Wawona. This is the last session on the public outreach.  A woman in the audience ragged on them about too many people getting Half Dome permits and scalping. As we learned yesterday, it’s really not a widespread problem.

     SPAM check: Let us know you’re human by taking this simple test: Calculate the square root of 567 to 3 places and divide it by pi. Add that to twice the distance in feet to the moon and back. Answer: _____________ 


Unrelated thought worth quoting: In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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6 Responses to “Yosemite Bird watching”

  1. Shane Says:

    2.33725537 × 10^9

  2. Roberto Hernandez Says:

    Are there wild turkeys?

    • Sönke Says:

      Yeah, they serve Wild Turkey(s) at the Curry Village Pizza Patio & Bar.

      Just kiddin’…there has been a great controversy a couple of years ago. Google “Wild Turkey Yosemite” and you’ll see what I mean. Too much stuff to post here.

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Turkeys ARE NOT native to California…..

  3. Janet Says:

    Those Stellar Jays ARE aggressive. I was there yesterday picnicking and one landed on our table (many times) trying to get to our chips.

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