|First 2: Swainson's Hawk|
Usual trek today with a lot of stops for photographing birds. Neither Willow nor Frio seem to mind frequent breaks.
At first, when I noticed the Swainson's Hawk on its usual perch, I thought of bushwhacking over to try to photograph the raptor at close range, but I changed my mind almost immediately after having the idea; Mr. Swainson's took off and was gliding in search of prey for the entire time we were out there.
Three Turkey Vultures made some low overhead passes to check us out, but decided we weren't worth the effort.
|Probably a Black-chinned Hummer|
|Swaison's Hawk and jet|
|Long view of Tortugas and the Organs|
|This & next: Torrey Yucca fruit|
|Heelers at rest in the shadow of the above Torrey Yucca|
|Prickly Pear buds|
|The rest: Turkey Vultures soaring|