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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Fewer Photos, Please

Frio and Willow
We didn't quite beat the wind on our morning trek today, but we missed the worst of it.  Now (2:00 p.m.) it's really bad!

Did our regular hike, though we added an additional bit by exploring an area east of Right Branch Arroyo that we'd never been in before; saw many blooming yuccas and Claret Cup Cacti there.

As we were driving out after the trek we came upon a guy and Basset Hound near a car parked on LDR just off Tellbrook.  I was surprised to see a vehicle there; it's an unsafe place to park.

Hazy from wind

Our favorite yucca

Didn't know now that we'd go up there later

Pacmanesque Prickly Pear pad

This & next:  new growth


Another blooming yucca

Another blooming yucca's flowers

Cactus Wren on yucca flowers

Swainson's Hawk

Saw hawks in the larger yucca

 
Another new yucca in flower

An area we've not explored before today

This & next:  new blooming yuccas


This & next 2:  Claret Cup Cactus



This & next:  Claret Cup Cactus and blooming yucca


Dove and yucca

This & next:  tracking a sailing Swainson's Hawk


This & next 2:  Swainson's Hawk on a Soaptree Yucca



Swainson's Hawk in the taller yucca

Major props or huge kudos if you can spot the hawk here

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the photo of the Cactus Wren on the Yucca flowers. And also the close-ups of the new growth on the Prickly Pear cactus.

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