On the way to the ranch...
Many different and amazing sights were to beheld, like 5 new Life birds, cows, deer, antelope, jackrabbits, and more. It was a 1+1/2 hour drive from Wall to the ranch...a very beautiful drive! The country landscapes were incredible! It was so quiet, even when these Turkey Vultures passed overhead:
I was surprised by a flock of Yellow Headed Blackbirds (Life bird) and their "otherworldly" trills:
Among the meadow-dwelling birds flew a striking Blue-winged Teal (Life bird):
A high-flying Wilson's Phalarope (Life bird) made for an interesting sighting!
Upland Sandpipers (Life bird) ran and displayed on the side of the road:
Horned Larks, like this female, foraged on the ground:
Angus bulls and cows moaned along the fence lines:
Mule Deer leap and bound over the tall variety of grasses:
A shedding Pronghorn satisfies her hunger:
A wary Jackrabbit poses for a photo:
Small herds of rancher's horses gather to watch us drive by:
At the ranch...
The horses greet us, receive treats, then go on their ways:
A sweet Eastern Cottontail browses as the sun goes down:
A small raptor (seemingly an American Kestrel) harasses a Red-tailed hawk:
Thus ends the first night on the ranch.