Eager to start the day I rose with the birds and was treated with a new life bird, the White-winged Dove. Notice the white edge to its wing.
Another bird nearby was a Eurasian Collard Dove which has a dark semi circle on its neck.
I though the best one I saw was a Costas Hummingbird.
But then a couple of Roadrunners showed up, and well it is hard to top a roadrunner even if they are common in this area. They weren’t common to me.
I followed then through the campground until I finally took a good photo. Whew, they are fast runners.
My plan was to join the park naturalist at a place called Inspiration Wash for a walk to look at flowers. The walk was beautiful with lots of fantastic vistas.
We only found two flowers a Mojave-Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia).
And a desert vetch.
After climbing a small hill I could look back and see the wash that we had just walked.
From there I drove over to the Narrows Earth Trail which deserves its own blog, so look for it tomorrow.
On my way back to camp I passed some metal sculptures in the desert and stopped for a look see. They were created by Ricardo Breceda for Galleta Meadows Estates in Borrego Springs. There are over 129 sculptures and I only saw a few. I didn’t know there were so many until I came home and looked searched on the internet.