In the meantime, I have a few photos left from Storrie Lake State Park and wanted to post them.
Not a lot of bird sighting this time, but there were a lot of Western Kingbirds nesting. One morning John was photographing two babies "branch hopping" as he called it. They can't fly yet, so they are hopping around in the tree where they were hatched. I nabbed a few photos of them, too, for the blog. They are very fluffy and soft looking. These are the two babies I saw:
Here's the mom, keeping watch - she was flying around and chirping, very upset that we were there right under her babies:
Here's another one on the water pump in our site - or is it a Say's Phoebe?
I knew right away when Jeanne took down her hummingbird feeders, because all of a sudden I had some hummers visit my feeders. She's had a lot of the tiny visitors, but I haven't had a lot of luck with hummers here. All of a sudden, they were visiting and I did get a couple of shots of the little female below. Because of the storm the night before, I took the feeders off the windows and put them on the table in the shelter. They got more action there:
And there was a steer in the campsite across from us:
And here's Katie, relaxing in her bed on the couch:
Here's a shot of our four rigs, mine, Jeanne's, John's, and Annie's, that I took on one of our walks. All in a row. :)
Yesterday Katie and I went into town to gas up the truck, get propane, do laundry and shop at Wal-mart. When we got back, Nancy came over for a last visit. Katie, of course, was wiggly with delight. Look at that tail wagging - she's seriously planning her next licking attack:
We were up and gone by 8:30 for our 11:00 appointment in Santa Fe. Afterwards we stopped at a Petco for Katie to get her nails clipped. I shot a photo through the glass of the grooming area from inside the store so she wouldn't see me. What a face! She looks like her world has ended. But she is always really good, stands still and behaves. The technician said she was a little cutie-pie.
We're in a Wal-Mart parking lot about 30 minutes north of Santa Fe. We'll stay here overnight before heading further north tomorrow morning. It's raining a bit, and we've had lots of thunder and lightening:
Next State Park: Heron Lake!
From me and Katie, have a great Friday evening, everyone! :)