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Friday, June 30, 2023

Cool and Quite Overcast

Hill on the eastern side of LDR-A
A pretty heavy overcast blocked the sun during our entire hike this morning and everybody--Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I--appreciated it.

We did our usual trek today, not seeing any other nature enthusiasts out in our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert.

What we did see was our friend the Swainson's Hawk perched atop a yucca on the ridgeline west of the Organ Mountains.

Magdalena Peak in the distance

Ocotillos

This & next:  along the east/west cross trail


This & next 3:  Swainson's Hawk




Frio, Willow, Dr. K

Swainson's Hawk again

Southwest of Tortugas Mountain

Small Barrel Cactus with bud

Bud

Frio and Willow

This & next:  I've IDd this plant before, but no luck today


This & next:  long distance views of Tortugas and the Organs


The rest:  male Ladder-backed Woodpecker







 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice images of the male Ladder-backed Woodpecker. My favorite is the first one where he appears to be staring at the ground.

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