Spring Desert Road Trip 2011







Seemed this was a trip for the birds.  Saw my first gila woodpecker in Valle del Oro, AZ, while visiting Pete and Joan (they're the people with Rich).  Got up close to a vulture in NM; despite their bad rep, they are an amazing bird.  And what's not to admire about a great horned owl; this one courtesy of the cliff across from Mike and Elli's house near Silver City, NM; that's them at the gate, welcoming us or maybe it was saying Adios!