Band-tailed pigeons in garden

This flock has come back this Spring, after a many months’ absence. About 50 of them swooped down into the garden yesterday afternoon. Here something had startled them and they were taking off.

They, along with the crows, are the most wary of birds. The slightest noise or sighting, and whoosh! Wings flapping, they climb vertically. They got muskles.

BTW, if I were to own just one bird book, it would be the Audubon Society’s The Sibley Guide to Birds. Magnificent book. David Sibley started drawing birds at age 7, but even so, it’s hard to believe a single person could do these 1000s of drawings in a lifetime.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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