Woods Canyon Lake, east of Payson, that is. It’s one of our favorite places but we hadn’t been there yet this year. It didn’t disappoint and the temperature was 70°! We saw some areas of the lake we hadn’t seen before.
Some of the animals appreciated the peanuts (and a little popcorn) we brought for them.
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
Chipmunks have stripes through their faces, squirrels do not.
Hermit Thrushes (last one is a juvenile)
Okay, I’m sorry, I have way too many photos of the following birds but they were so loudly excited about the peanuts and so pretty that I couldn’t stop. I still have way more; maybe a post featuring just them will be forthcoming:
Almost as raucous as the jays were several of these guys:
A Hint of Fall
Awesome, as always, to be back in the woods.