Category: Nature

A Bird in your pocket?

I had clothes drying on the line, and Anya grabbed them just before sunset. She quickly tossed everything into a basket and brought it into the house. A short time later, I got the clothes out of the basket to fold. I took out a pair of Scott’s jeans and … out flies this little bird! No idea how she got in there, and I’m really glad she didn’t seem to be hurt in any way. We turned off all the interior lights, opened the front door, and turned out the outside light. A little following her around and trying to persuade her to go in the right direction and swoop, she flew outside.


We watched the eclipse — it was surprising how much energy the sun puts off when the moon is mostly covering it!

But we had the totality for just under four minutes, and it was dark … and “sunrise” was everywhere.

Big Bear Valley Eagle Eggs

Since “they” said the first egg was no longer viable on the 7th of March, we wondered when the rest of the eggs would be non-viable … looks like this weekend and Tuesday. Bummer, because we were hoping to see some baby eagles! Ash gets transfixed when there’s a bird on the TV.

Egg Egg Laid Hatch Date Nonviable Date
1st 26 Jan 2024 1 Mar 2024 7 Mar 2024
2nd 28 Jan 2024 3 Mar 2024 9 Mar 2024
3rd 31 Jan 2024 6 Mar 2024 12 Mar 2024