|August Sunrise at the Gates of Lodore Campground|
I recently experienced yet another dramatic sunrise in the high desert. The morning sky changed from a flaming horizon devouring the clouds to a bluebell blue canopy alive with flocks of hummingbirds in pursuit of nectar from sources few and far between.
They fly to my feeders within inches of my camera lens more leery of their peers than me who offers no competition for the sweet, red nectar.
|Last snow of winter |
at the Old Corral
|Mid-Summer at the Old Corral|
We've had less than an inch of rain in the last two months..
|Prickly Pear Cactus |
Before The Rain
|Prickly Pair Cactus |
After Spring Rains
The hummingbirds are accompanied by flocks of crows and black-billed magpies, nesting pairs of Canada Geese, Orioles, Peregrine Falcons, and Golden Eagles.
|Bald Eagle Flying Through |
Indian Park Below the
Green/Yampa River Confluence