My area of the Pacific Northwest finally hit the 70 degree mark this past week. It made for a couple of days of good safaris.
Some of the nicer things I came across during the safaris were sure-fire signs of Spring.
The first was a Western Meadowlark singing away at the top of a Juniper Tree along the Dry Canyon Trail in Redmond, Oregon. Note the gorgeous blue sky of the High Desert. It reminds me of something, somewhere, but I can't put a finger on it.
Not far from the meadowlark, I watched a Side-blotched Lizard. For some reason, I only see them during the Spring. We have a couple of other lizards which take over their territory during the Summers.
Finally, and not really a sign of Spring to me, I came across a couple of Crows. One stuck around and watched me try to climb the sandy hillside I where from the top, I would be able to get a good shot of his partner. But I no more than got reached the top, when the target Crow flew off...so I turned around and took a picture of the one left behind. I swear I could hear him laughing at me every time I slipped on the way up the hillside.
Well, at least Spring sprung for a couple of days on the High Desert.
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