|Scenic creek on the drive to Mono Lake|
Today was different, Don found a bird and when I finally arrived, darned if the bird was still flittering about. The cove it bounced in was dark and far more than 500 yards away so my shots are not exactly National Geographic quality, but they're better than a poke in the eye.
|Cheeping along the water's edge|
|Don't get to see Dippers too often|
Am totally stoked, as these are the first ever photos I've taken of an American Dipper. They're famous for their ability to run and even 'fly' under fast running mountain streams in their search for insects.
|Showing a little enthusiasm for water|
|Find Six Chukars...|
|Obviously an animatronic bird... I think...|
|Masked Bandits with Red Bills|
|The little resort Restaurant|
The glory of the Virginia Resort is you can eat your meal, while watching your lifer Gray-crowned Rosy Finch eating its meal. Alas! Nothing at the feeders today but cute little Pine Siskins.
Another critter enjoying a meal, under the bird feeders was a little Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel.
This healthy guy wandered around, looking like he was wanting a meal.
This fellow seemed to be wanting a nice meal too.
|Rather Chuffed for Chili at Virgina Lakes|
|Pinyons remain no easier to photograph - little pills!|
|White-breasted Magoo.. I mean, White-breasted Nuthatch near Mono Mills|
|Nuthatch enjoying my car's... er... shine(?)|
At the Mono Mill site,White-breasted Nuthatches bounced back and forth on my car.
|Skitter! Skitter! Skitter!|
|As dirty as my car was, they loved its shine|
|Creek by Virginia Lake|