First photo is a shot of some of the wild horses that roam around in different areas of the Salt River. Guess there are a few groups and this morning I found a group of 6 at Salt River including a young colt. I really enjoy seeing them when they are present.
Salt River Horses
Along the Salt River, (that is flowing with a fast and steady stream), among the rocks, I found several squirrels. Not sure what species they are, but they had quite a network of tunnels among the rocks.
I ventured a bit further down the river today than I had in the past and the path got quite narrow following the cliffs. Will have to explore that area a bit further on a future visit. While on that path, a Tarantula Hawk (which is a species of a wasp) landed on a leafy stem and what a colorful insect to see. However, I have been told by many that the sting from one of these wasps is one of the most painful of all insects. I really have no desire to find out if that is true or not, so I will observe them from a distance! Nice to have a zoom lens when photographing these colorful gems.
Tarantula Hawk Wasp
I did manage to capture one bird in a photo and that was a newly fledged Black Phoebe. These birds are almost always found around water and they spend their days foraging for insect in flight.
Not a lot of photos, but still had a great time and saw some really cool stuff!