Madera Canyon Day One
It was a cloudy, windy day and very cool. Yesterday was so warm that I thought I had packed too warm. Turns out I didn't pack warm enough. The sun was in and out early but not enough to make me very comfortable. By 4:30, I had begun my fire, not so much because I was hungry for dinner but because I was so dang cold. I don't come here to sit inside all day!
I took a lot of pictures and saw a few birds I hadn't seen before. Unfortunately, they showed up once and I wasn't able to get a shot. Among them was a Lincoln's sparrow. I've seen Painted Redstarts before but missed the shot.
For today's blip I selected a broad-billed hummingbird. One of the employees of the lodge put a tiny feeder on the railing. The extra is perched but I really liked the photo. Both look terrific in high resolution large.