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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Nightjar

This and the next: Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis)
Frio, Willow and I got an early start on our morning hike today, and we were able to park in our normal spot in the dirt pullout off Tellbrook.  It felt a bit cooler as we headed down LDR-A on our way to First Arroyo.

Once inside the arroyo we stopped for a shade and water break before turning around and heading back.  We saw a few other desert denizens today--mostly birds--but no people or dogs.

After our trek the three of us drove to a local gas station to fuel up the CR-V:  $10.50 for half a tank of unleaded.  I can remember when I could completely fill up my 1998 RAV-4 for $12.00.


This and the next 4:  Black-throated Sparrow





This and the next 2:  Prickly Pear starting to bloom



Frio and Willow

Frio

Willow

This and the next:  same Soaptree Yucca in First Arroyo


First Arroyo

This and the next:  Mesquite Tree in the arroyo


Last 2:  Organ Mountains


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like that second photo of the Soaptree Yucca in the arroyo.

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