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Chris Clem

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  1. Mojave Desert, rural part of Yucca Valley Ca. Camera Sony A7ll w Tamron 150 - 600mm lens. This is a LeConte's  thrasher......He had just taken a bath in water In the I running under the pine tree. The birds love it when there is some water, out here in the hi-desert they don't see much in the summer so they are all jump in when it's available


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  2. The very smokey skies from the Hi Desert in rural Yucca Valley Ca. This is looking west, Joshua Trees with the flattop mountains and Big Bear in the distance. We have been dealing with this smoke for most of the summer it seems.


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  3. Is this a Red Tailed Hawk?  Both photos are the same bird. Yesterday in the rural part of Yucca Valley Ca.

    Heard some noises outside my window. I Saw this Hawk under the barbecue  not 3 feet from my house. It had a ground squire (chipmunk). Not much of a photo,the camera was set up for some low res YouTube photos I was shooting with a wide angle lens.....The Chipmunk finally got away, I'm sure  he won't forget this close call.

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  4. Ground squirrel (chipmunk) eating Blue Beaver-tail Cactus seeds. This is one of those cactus that you just don't want to mess with as they are covered in glochids. Out here in the desert all the critters will  ignore the Beaver-tails except for these guys, they love those springtime seeds.


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  5. 1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    @Chris Clem, what's the purpose of your 'water hole'?  I can't figure out all the poles and pipes and nets!

    Ha Ha.... It has evolved since I put it in 12 years ago. It is basically a enamel pan with a swap cooler float to keep the water level full. The 1/4" copper tube is the water line. The problems are the Coyotes would turn over the pan, so I put tent spikes to hold it down. They also love to steel the blue plastic float so I added the the 1/2" metal tubes with the hardware cloth to cover the float. They had taken that float about 10 times, but so far this has stop them . This is a very popular place for all the animals and birds, they all know right were it is. Out here in the desert you better have water out if you want the wildlife to come around.

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