Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Nevada & Utah Trip: Cedar Breaks

Cedar Breaks National Monument is always worth a visit, because the landscape is so spectacular.

When we visited this time, the site was even more beautiful than usual because the wildflowers were in bloom.

The Columbines were particularly striking.


I never have much luck with seeing wildlife at Cedar Breaks and this time was no different. One of the few animals I saw was this chipmunk.

Birds were few and far between: some Common Ravens, lots of White-crowned Sparrows (below), a couple of Northern Flickers and Mountain Chickadees, a solitary White-throated Swift and a Broad-tailed Hummingbird (below).

The highlight was finding a group of Dark-eyed Juncos that fussed around a picnic table I was sitting at.


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