Thursday September 7, 2023 Guerneville CA.
My bike chain has been getting looser and looser so I started the day getting it tightened back up to spec. After getting it tightened back up, there wasn’t much adjustment left, so I’m not to far off from getting a new chain.
I got the chain adjusted just in time as Barry showed up for a dirt bike ride up into the forest. We mounted up and took off for a ride.
Was that an eagle
We rode around some and were going down a road when we thought we saw a bald eagle fly off right in front of us. Yes, we thought it was a young one, the first bald eagle we’ve seen on the property.
We stopped to talk about what we saw as it was so quick and both confirmed it must have been a young eagle as it’s the only bird around here with that much white on it. It flew through the trees so we only saw it for a moment.
What’s it doing here
I said to Barry, it must have been eating something as there’s no spring water in this spot, so I looked back up the road a bit and yes, it was eating something as I saw a pile of feathers on the upper roadside.
And there was a big black bird in the pile of feathers so we had a look. Seems it was eating a young turkey vulture. It must of just killed it as the body wasn’t stiff yet, nor was it eaten much. Young turkey vultures heads and necks are grey when young and they turn mostly red as they get a bit older.
We decided to come back by here a bit later to see it the eagle came back to claim it’s price. We did come back but the eagle didn’t come back, so we rode on.
A big owl
Barry always waits for me when he comes to a split in the road, just in case I’ve crashed, so when I caught up to him, he says I thought you might be all bloodied up. No, I just stopped for a picture.
From there, we headed on down the hill back to my place where Barry took off for his home and I went in for a nap.
Cell phone woos
After a good rest, I took my cell phone outside and worked on setting it up to do video calls without much success as the cell signal is so bad where I live.
I wanted to put one of my new game cams on that dead turkey vulture to see what comes around so I got the cam out and rode back up there and set it up.
I’ll take it