|Quality of the air this morning|
Dr. K accompanied us on our morning trek today, in part as a celebration of her very special day. It was a fest for us all.
We did our normal hike down LDR-A arroyo, east on the cross trail, up the left branch and down the middle branch before heading up and out of the right branch.
We saw some beautiful desert birds, but all at great distances: Swainson's Hawk, Pyrrhuloxia and a Black-throated Sparrow. Got a few decent images of them.
After the outing we took a drive around several different neighborhoods a few miles from ours; it was a pleasant ride.
|Looking to the north|
|This & next 2: Swainson's Hawk|
|This & next 3: Pyrrhuloxia|
|Flowering Prickly Pear|
|Willow and Frio|
|Prickly Pear buds|
Those last 2 photos of the Pyrruloxia are so good!
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