Daddy Owl silhouetted at dusk
Last night there was not much of a sunset, but daddy owl flew up on a tree well after sundown so we could see him in silhouette. He stayed on the tree until I was able to walk around where I could get him in profile in the afterglow. An Osprey flew overhead and then a beaver was out basking in the twilight on the east bank of the river.
Daddy Owl in profile at twilight
Beaver basking in the twilight
Beaver on the east bank grooming at twilight
A thunderstorm rolled through around round 8:00 pm. We didn’t think there was going to be much of a sunset, but the skies began to clear as the sun slipped behind the horizon which produced a wonderfully red sky as darkness crept in all around us.
A tiny grasshopper on Heritage.
The peak of the eclipse at 10:30 pm MDT.
There was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse tonight, July 4, 2020. The moon was so bright, I couldn’t see any changes to it besides the clouds drifting by adding a little drama to the scene. It was rather anticlimactic, but I photographed in anyway.
The tracker on my screen showed the coverage at the peak on the eclipse.
A cloud drifting by at 10:07 pm gave an eclipse look to the moon.
9:40 pm clouds striping across the moon.
9:45 pm cloud eclipse.
A Viceroy Butterfly was hanging out along the edge of the Rio Grande this morning. He had a chunk out of his wing, but he fluttered about like nothing was wrong.
I had a tiny grasshopper rode with me today.
Silver’s tail almost crept away from him while he was sleeping.
His tail slipped back into place as Spunk entered the scene.
Silver was not sure what Spunk was up to.
Silver seemed to think it was safe to get more shuteye once Spunk settled in.
Silver’s not sure of Loki’s intentions.
One the branch staring me down.
We haven’t seen the little owls for a couple of weeks. When the smoke descended upon us the owls seemed to say “¡Hasta la vista! Babies!” and disappeared. Over the past week, we had heard them eeping, but we couldn’t find them in the trees. Various people mentioned hearing the owlets and seeing them fly into the bosque, but sightings, where the owlets are perched on a branch eeping and watching people, had become scarce.
Last night when I was walking to 4th of July Point at sunset, I heard eeping, and I found this little owl on a branch behind the Tangle Heart Tree. Laurie walked up and we could hear the other owlet eeping deeper in the bosque south of the Tangle Heart Tree, but I couldn’t find it.
Taking a closer look at the pesky paparazzo.
Half-moon in the Tangle Heart Tree
The owlet flew back behind other branches.
Sasha took my chair and wouldn’t give it back.
The Spider Lilies are blooming.
I found this photo of a thunderstorm in June 2016.