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Monday, December 13, 2021

Longer Outing

Typical male House Finch
We did nearly our normal hike on a cold mid-December morning despite me feeling a bit washed out.  I abbreviated the trek only slightly today, going up Left Branch Arroyo about two-thirds of the way.

When we circled back and began our climb up the right branch we all noticed that somebody had ridden a horse up there--probably yesterday.  I noticed visually whereas the Heelers noticed by scent, which they couldn't get enough of.

We did see one American Hare (aka "jackrabbit") during our peregrinations, but, fortunately, Willow and Frio did not launch to pursue.

All and all it was a good outing today, though I felt all in by the time we got back home.

Organ Mountains

Tortugas and the Organs

Shadows on the Organs

I see a roadrunner

Barrel and Prickly Pear

Hedgehog Cactus

Willow and Frio

Organ Mountains

Willow and Frio altra volta

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like that first photo of the male House Finches.

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