We got a few drops of rain, and I think the weekend is supposed to be rainy, so I'm looking forward to that, and hope a little of it lands on the river. :)
A new bird sighting already! This, I think, is a Summer Tanager. I saw one the night we spent here before going to Caballo, but couldn't get a shot of it. This morning I got tons of photos. Here are two:
This morning we took a walk and there were some good clear animal prints along the path above the Rio Grande. The river is dry, but down a little way the water starts again. It must be deeper there, so it hasn't dried up yet. The prints came up from the water and then along the path. I think two of the prints are from a cat or canine type animal, one looks like a cloven hoof, and the other is a bird track.
Can you recognize the prints? Any idea what animal made them? Do I need to start taking my walking stick with us, just in case? When I saw the cloven hoof type track, I was looking around for Javalinas - but I don't think they travel alone. Are there coyotes here, bobcats? I think I'll ask the camp host or ranger which animals are in the area.
This is also a new bird for me:
|Orange-covered Jail Bird - male. Three were spotted working in and around the restrooms.|
|Percha Dam looking up river.|
|Rio Grande looking downriver from the dam.|
|While in front of the dam looking through it, I wondered how I'd know if they released water. Then I saw this sign.|
And this is the campground bird catcher:
From me and Katie, have a good Thursday evening, everyone! :)