Clicking the pics might actually be worth it tonight.
My pictures of the Sunset at Whitewater Draw are embarrassingly inadequate. It was just beautiful, there's no way I could capture it. And having thousands of cranes flying around as the sun was going down made it even better.
It was a beautiful day yesterday, with just enough sunshine to be warm and just enough clouds to make the sky pretty. And pretty it was right until sunset, and then it turned spectacular.
It was kinda busy here at Whitewater Draw yesterday and today, but I've heard it's much worse on weekends. The Saggy Bottoms boondocking area is full, and boondockers have to park along the road, but nobody seems to care, and I don't see anybody getting run off, so it must be okay.
I'll walk around the lake a couple of times during the day and take a few snapshots, but most of my pictures are taken early in the morning and late in the afternoon, not only because the light is better, but that's when the birds are flying around and being the most active.
There were no clouds today, so I'm not expecting much of a sunset, but after last night's sunset, it's going to be pretty hard for me to be impressed with sunsets from here on out.
The Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater draw. Still waiting for some of the Cranes to come back from feeding.
Maybe a birdwatcher, maybe a photographer, or maybe someone just watching the sunset.
I lived in Miami Florida for several decades. And when someone from Miami sees a swamp like this you automatically assume that it's full of mosquitoes the size of Sandhill Cranes, but oddly enough there are no biting insects here, none, zero. I'm at the swampy area from before the sun comes up to after the sun goes down and I have yet to see a bug. My blessings are being counted at this very moment.
The Cranes came back late last night, and when it got so dark I couldn't even take pictures they were still coming in.
Coots in the sunset. It's too dark to tell if their old Coots or not.
I don't know how many Cranes are still here, but I'm guessing maybe half of the ones that were here a few weeks ago.