Clicking the pics, the effort is small, but so is the reward.
This is either a Harris Hawk, or a Legless Puffin. There really hard to tell apart when they're flying by so fast.
I'm back in Denver once again, and this time living in the Lance truck camper instead of the Arctic Fox. It's kind of a weird feeling having all my stuff I need to live in the Lance and the Arctic Fox is just sitting there all alone, kind of chilly inside, and the refrigerator turned off and empty. But I'll get used to it, I'm mostly used to it already and the more time I spend in the Lance the more it feels like home, especially with almost all my stuff in it now.
I had a great time in Alamosa, I had plenty to do with chasing the birds, and putting things away in the Lance, I actually had very little time for relaxing. I got enough stuff put away in the Lance to feel that I should have finding a place for everything Almost finished before I head South for the winter.
My drive back to Denver was uneventful, which is the way I like my drives to be, much preferring to have interesting things happen once I get someplace. I'm not sure if I want to take this route when I leave here around the end of the month, I have driven this way a lot so it gets kind of boring. When I was dragging the Arctic Fox behind me, I wanted my travel route to be well-worn and boring, I wanted to avoid any challenges or surprises with 13,000 pounds of fifth wheel trundling along behind me.
But driving the Lance is different, being highly mobile, it offers me the freedom to go almost any place the truck can go, so taking a route I'm not familiar with is much more interesting to me than the same roads year after year. On the other hand, with the price of diesel fuel being what it is, I'm not sure how much running around I want to do this winter.
a Coot. could be a young Coot, could be an old Coot,, but I've been called an old Coot, and this critter doesn't look like me at all.
Soaring Sandhill cranes.
it's hard to get a close-up picture of a crane in Alamosa. If there on the ground there so far away I can hardly see them, and if there flying, there high in the air heading somewhere else. So getting a close-up picture of a Sandhill crane around here is very challenging, or takes one of those camera lenses that professionals use that costs as much as a car.
a Cattail accomplishing the one mission it has in life. I've already accomplished mine.