Well…I managed to get a summer cold. Made it through the winter without getting sick…figures…
So needless to say I haven’t done any hikes lately. I did manage to get a few butterflies over the past week.
Last Thursday I met up with the Thursday birder group up in Jemez Springs. The hike there was beautiful. No new birds for me. I tried in vain to get a pygmy nuthatch but no luck. Maurice pointed one out to me but I didn’t get a photo so it doesn’t make my list.
But I did get a couple of butterflies while there.
Then last Friday I had to drive to Santa Fe for work. I stopped in at the Randall Davey Audubon site but no luck birding. I think every school kid within a 25-mile radius was there running, screaming, scaring everything in the vicinity. But I found a couple of butterflies.
Then I got knocked down by my cold. Managed to get one butterfly in my own yard.
Yesterday I finally started feeling like I was going to live so I drove to Bill Spring for a couple of hours. Glad I did because I got a couple of beauties. 🙂
This coming Sunday is an annual butterfly count in Las Vegas, NM. I’m hoping to attend. Will be fun to chase butterflies in the sun for a few hours after being home bound this week.