The only photo I got is of the ducks. Full-timers and authors of the endlessly entertaining blog The Good Luck Duck.
|Kim, Roxanne, Annie|
We met for coffee this morning and had a nice visit. What a great couple of women! I hope to meet up with them again one day.
Later, I was taking the scenic drive over Gates Pass and paused to admire the view ....
Spent the rest of the day at The Desert Museum. I never imagined being in the desert on a cold blustery day staring at sea horses.
The hummingbird house was cool.
This gentleman gave us a rattlesnake demonstration. It was an informative talk but has dampened my enthusiasm for desert hiking. Possibly forever.
In a case of rotten timing, my camera battery died right before the raptor free flight demonstration. Trainers work with the various raptors and, during the demonstration, explain the behavior you are witnessing up close. And I mean close. The birds fly directly over your head. If you were so inclined, you could reach up and touch one.
We observed a barred owl and a flock of Harris hawks doing their thing. But the star of the show was the fastest animal on earth - the peregrine falcon.
These raptors travel at speeds up to 240 MPH. It was astonishing to watch her fly and swoop. I’ve never seen a bird move that fast!
Sadly, I have no photos of the fox, the bobcats, or the herd of napping javelinas.
Thanks to everyone who advised me not to miss this place!!!