[Tweeters] The Porpoise and the Vulture

Kelly McAllister mcallisters4 at comcast.net
Sat Mar 19 12:17:55 PDT 2016


I just got home from a dog training class out Steamboat Island, situated
between beautiful Eld and Totten Inlets. There were 5 vultures perched in a
dead tree not far off the county road. It surprised me, a bit.



Yesterday, I was surprised by a male Mountain Bluebird at a future warehouse
site north of Olympia, at the corner of Hawk's Prairie and Hogum Bay Roads.





Kelly McAllister



From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Jeff Gibson
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2016 10:38 AM
To: tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] The Porpoise and the Vulture



Yesterday was a funny field-trip day (with new friends and garden clients)
to buy plants down in Poulsbo, a place I haven't been to in more than 30
years.



While at the nursery, I noted my first Turkey Vulture's of the year - three
of 'em, riding the thermals North. This was followed by a long
improvisational tour of the countryside on the way back to Port Townsend-
art and gardening were involved.



Coming back over the Hood Canal Floatational Bridge, I spotted two little
Harbor Porpoises near the bridge, out in the middle of the channel. Also FOY
for me. Getting home later than planned, I plunked down on my ol' couch.



My couch has a little pressure-activated button on it, and when I sit down
on it, I remember all the things I forgot to do that day. "Oh no!", I cried,
"I missed The Owl and the Woodpecker show!". Yup, I forgot all about it, and
now it was too late. (Thanks to PT tweeter Janine for the reminders). This
was a presentation by Paul Bannick, which I keep managing to miss.



I know that Woodpecker's dig hole's, and that Owls nest in them, thereby
having a connection. Well, I didn't see "The Owl and the Woodpecker", but I
did see The Porpoise and the Vulture - maybe with only a vague connection
except mine for the day.



Jeff Gibson

Port Townsend Wa







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