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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Another Warm One

Just starting off from the upper flatland
The morning started off with a high, hazy overcast, but pretty much cleared while we were out in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert.  The temperature was very pleasant, so much so I said to Dr. K, "It feels like spring."  Heading for 82F today.

With the exception of several Black-tailed Jackrabbits we saw nobody else trekking around out there.  One desert denizen we spotted--an individual I never tire of seeing--was the Pyrrhuloxia (Desert Cardinal) pictured below.  Whenever I hear its distinctive call I get my camera ready in case I'm lucky enough to photograph one.

We had a great time exploring the new arroyo today, and look for other opportunities to do so in the near future.

Soaptree Yucca and the Organ Mountains

This and the next 2:  this Soaptree has a nest in it

This and the next:  Tortugas and the Organs

This and the next:  in the new arroyo

Frio and Willow


Frio and Willow

Soaptree Yucca growing in the arroyo

This and the next:  the Stan Laurel of Soaptree Yuccas

Most of a desert Mesquite Tree is underground

New Arroyo


This and the next 2:  Tortugas and the Organs

This and the next 3:  Pyrrhuloxia (aka Desert Cardinal)

Heading up LDR


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

What beautiful markings on the Desert Cardinal. I love the photo of Frio yawning (or should I say laughing).

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