|This and the next 2: young Red-tailed Hawk|
Along the way I spotted a raptor in an Ocotillo, and I tried to angle around for a special shot--the hawk juxtaposed alongside the Tortugas Mountain Observatory--but the bird took off before I could attempt the capture. From the looks of its short tail and wedge of red in the tail feathers I believe it's a young Red-tailed Hawk.
After a brief water break in First Arroyo we turned around and headed back to the waiting CR-V in the upper flatland.
|This and the next: yuccas and the Organs|
|Southwest across the Mesilla Valley|
|Moon over yucca leaves|
|Willow and Frio|
|This and the next: Frio and Willow|
|This and the next: view of the Organs from Tellbrook Arroyo|
|West side of the Organ Mountains|