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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Hump Hike

So I dug a hole.  So what?
It was quite unpleasant out there this morning:  high humidity, unrelenting sun and nary a breeze.

Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I did our regular hike, stopping several times for shade breaks.  We saw a fair number of critters during our trek, but neither Dr. K nor I saw the one that both Frio and Willow made a dash for while we were descending LDR-A arroyo.

When we ascended Right Branch Arroyo nearly to its source and trudged to the crest of the hill leading to the upper flatland road a pleasant breeze picked up; unfortunately we were ending our hike just at that moment.

Mother and child Ocotillos

The usual lineup

Western Kingbird

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

This & next:  Swainson's Hawk


Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

More distant view of the mountains

This & next:  Tortugas and the Organs


Century Plants

This and next:  juvenile Grackles


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photos of those different birds. And I really like what you did with the image of the Century Plant.

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