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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Cranking up the Heat

This would look so much nicer if we could get some rain
Becca and I got another early start on the daily trek for two reasons:  to beat the heat and to make sure I could get home, go to Target and Albertsons for our weekly grocery shopping and make it back to the house before noon.  All missions accomplished.  Even though we didn't suffer from the hot temps we could tell it was really going to heat up today.  We're headed for a high of 104F (40C) and we have a high ozone alert.  Glad we're safely ensconced in our residence now where the temp is 74F thanks to an efficient new Mastercool evaporative cooler.
Trekking along the upper foothills trail

Strawberry Hedgehog in the sun

Long view to the Organs

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Another big mound of Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus

A different Ash-throated Flycatcher

Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus), aka "Desert Cardinal"

4 more images of an Ash-throated Flycatcher

White-winged Dove coming in for a landing

White-winged Dove

White-winged Dove

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Amazing images of those birds, Packrat. It was 91 in Santa Fe today, and all of the locals were complaining about the heat.

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