Spotting Borregos

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park takes its name from 18th century Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and borrego, the Spanish word for bighorn sheep. On our last day there, we took a hike up the Palm Canyon trail to check out wildflowers and do some birding.

We spotted this hummingbird hawk moth along the way.

Further along, we saw a hiker intently watching the far hillside and found she had a group Bighorn Sheep in sight. There were about nine, mainly ewes and youngsters, far across the draw.

Returning, we ran into a larger group, being gawked at by the many weekend hikers. There were a couple of big guys with this crew.

In spite of the Saturday crowds, it was a great finish to a week-long stay. Next is the Pacific Ocean and sea breezes for a new set of adventures.

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2 Responses to Spotting Borregos

  1. Paul says:

    Great shots and nice commentary, Dick. Can’t say how much I really enjoy seeing your reports. Helps with this “yo-yo” winter we’re having. “Blue sky, green wax” one day, sub-zero temps and the occasional white-out the next…then 50s with rain showers. Happy that you share the adventures you’re on. Safe travels, keep ’em coming, Chief.

  2. Barry Mansfield says:

    You are having quite the trip. Hugs to Robb and family.

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