Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico - October 13th to 19th
Western Bluebird #42
- Western Bluebirds were one of the most common birds...here a male...
Western Bluebird #36
- ...and here a female.
Dark-eyed (Pink-sided) Junco #52
- There was a small flock of Juncos, including "Pink-sided"...
Dark-eyed (Gray-headed) Junco #53
- ...and Gray-headed...
Western Scrub-Jay #20
- the Jays were more often heard than seen, but this one was feeding on peanuts someone had thrown by a tree.
Chimney Rock #1
- One of the most prominent features at Ghost Ranch.
Barrel Cactus #1
- Cactus grew wherever an open patch of soil was found...here a type of Barrel Cactus (comments on the ID welcome)...
Prickly-Pear Cactus #1
- ...and here a type of long-spined Prickly-Pear? Comments on the ID welcome.
- A small flock of long-haired sheep grazed in the meadow.
Common Checkered-Skipper #11
- A few butterflies were around, including this crisp female Common Checkered-Skipper...
Checkered White #3
- ...and several Checkered Whites.
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