|Stink eye from a Loggerhead Shrike|
I did see plenty of rabbits and birds; the most comical sighting of the latter involved the Cactus Wrens pictured below. One spent much time eating seeds from spent Soaptree Yucca pods; I think I saw him spit out as many seeds as he ate.
There were no hikers where I was in the outback, but I did encounter two people just heading out as I headed in on the final leg of my morning trek.
|Torrey Yucca sentinels|
|Large arroyo west of the mountain|
|Nearly 4 foot tall Barrel Cactus|
|From a small arroyo west of Tortugas|
|This and the next: B&W experiments|
|This and the rest: more comical Cactus Wrens|
Those are amazing photos of the cactus wren on the dried yucca pods. So clear. It's funny that they spit out as many as they eat.
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