|Prickly Pear budding|
The dogs were "A" pupils on our hike up to Second Arroyo this morning; first we didn't see any other hikers or hikers with dogs; and, second, the jackrabbits they spotted were too far away to chase. The jackrabbit they didn't see was ten feet from us as we headed north on LDR; the hare was wise enough to avoid launching itself away from us, opting instead to saunter off cautiously.
I've been hearing Scott's Orioles for about a week now, but today's first sighting was diminished by distance. Two males perched on a bent Soaptree stalk were simply too far away for a good photo-op.
I wore hiking shorts on our outing today because I knew it would be hot, and it was; we're headed for a high of 92F today.
|This and the next: two male Scott's Orioles|
|A male Scott's Oriole|
|Frio and Willow in Second Arroyo|
|Tortugas Mountain from Second Arroyo|
|B&W X of the same image|
|Heading out of Second Arroyo|
Nice photos of the Scott's Oriole. I'm looking forward to seeing more of them soon.
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