Not long ago Sarah and I peaked into a burrow at the top of one of the canyons and found this….
…its a Xantus’s murrelet egg… and a burrowing owl in the background. The owl appears to be unsuccessfully attempting to hide itself. I wonder what will happen when the murrelet starts incubating this egg… will the owl get evicted? Which is the tougher bird? Or will they co-inhabit the tiny home? Seems like an awfully small space for two! I will have to report more as the story unfolds…
I was going to post lots more pictures and write more about some of the work we’ve been doing… buuuut its 4 am and I’m about ready to sleep! I’ve got the photos uploaded already, so the next post will be coming very soon!