The vegetative area around the parking lot is always interesting. The first thing I spotted was a road runner up in a tree. I've only seen one a couple of times on the ground. I heard it first - a clattering sound. When I saw the shape, I was pretty sure it was a greater roadrunner. Then it started cooing, probably looking for its mate.
|Skip, the intrepid birder|
Quite far away, we spotted a Harris hawk.
It has those beady orange eyes.
Nilgai were introduced to the area for grazing and hunting. When we were here last March, we saw them in a far-off field. Today we saw lots of evidence that they walk along the same trails we did. There are lots of hoof prints,
We didn't see a large number of birds but what we saw was quite impressive.