Angela went out yesterday on these trails to look for owls and owlettes with the the gecko, (Kelly). When she mentioned she was going to return today I took the liberty of inviting myself along. We met at the Apache Wash TH @ 8am and headed on out.
The first nest we came to had a mama owl but no young'uns. On the return route we saw she did indeed have at least one baby but was keeping it on the down-lo.
The second nest had a mama sitting on either eggs or hatchlings...we couldn't tell for sure but she was sitting all fluffed up with a purpose. Angela called her fat. Talk about "mean girls".
We ran into an interesting variant of a Christmas Cholla that has yet to be identified. Neither of us had encountered it before.
Fun little hike in wonderful weather and with great company. Thanks for letting me tag along Angela!