Chris was peddling his book, “Birds We See” at the Festival de Artes last Sunday. It was really great to have so many people stop by and buy the book or the people that had already bought it and took the time to stop and tell us how much they liked it. The Festival was great as always.
We found Dal and Donna’s place serene and quiet, just the way we like it.
You probably all know by now that I’m not much of a hiker. Give me a vehicle on some rough roads and a pillow to lay my lens on so I can shoot out the window and I’m a pretty darn Happy Camper. But…Dal and Donna didn’t know us and knew us as “the birders” and decided they were going to take us on a “little” hike by golly! Tired us both out, LOL.
The scenery was really beautiful and the day started out cool so that was a good thing for non hiker Lotta!
Birding was slow on the way up under cloudy skies but on the way back we started seeing movement. We did not see any new species for us but managed to get a few shots in….hope you enjoy them.
As you can see, this Western Tanager was having a late breakfast.
A second shot….
And a third…under horrible lighting conditions but…watching nature feed is always interesting to me.
We came upon several Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and I managed to capture a few.
Went back up the hill a bit to capture this Verdin as I saw him fly overhead. Normally, you will hear their high pitched peep but he was silent.
Oly got this shot of the Ladder-backed Woodpecker close to the bottom of the treacherous climb….hee hee.
Thanks for a wonderful morning Dal and Donna!