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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Birding Bonanza

This and the next:  Buffalo Gourd
Same hike as yesterday except I went up the arroyo and returned the same way.  Photographed many similar things, too, though the Hummer photos don't compare to what I got yesterday.

Saw a woman who was hiking back on Geothermal when I was heading east at the start of my trek.  Her dog, Honey, who preceded her, greeted me and licked my fingers while I was walking away.

Much quieter out there this morning, no gunshots or loud off-road vehicles.


Probably a female Black-chinned Hummer

Hummer sampling Climbing Milkweed

Looking a bit like autumn

In the arroyo

This and the next:  arroyo scenes

#2

Rush Skeletonplant?

This and the next:  American Goldfinches


This and the next 2:  more arroyo scenes



This and the next 5:  nearly 4' Barrel Cactus






Ocotillos

This and the next:  Hedgehog Cactus


American Goldfinches

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American Goldfinch female

House Finch

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful bird photos today. I especially like the ones of the Goldfinches.

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