In summary, we saw lots of ducks, antelope, buffalo, coyote, rabbits (Murphy even saw one), burrowing owls, chukars, northern harriers, and various small birds. It turned out to be a busy day on the island, as the annual buffalo auction was being held. Plus there were some folks camped out - in tents, no less!
As usual, the scenery was awe-inspiring. If the wind hadn't been so darn cold we would have stayed longer! Well worth every moment of cold that we experienced.
Here's a summary of photos from the morning - I put captions on most of them to hopefully make it more meaningful.
|The view out the window this morning - heading North.|
|Starting across the causeway - not very promising!!|
|Made it to the island.|
|Would love to know what the buffalo on the right was thinking!!|
|Big sky country.|
|Peeking around the corner across the Salt Lake. If you could see very close, you would see the Magnesium plant where Diana and I met.|
|Coming off the mountain and looking across the eastern side of the island.|
|He sat just up the hill from the antelope - patience!!|
|This view is one reason we stay here.|
|The sun and cloud and water interplay was inspiring!|
|Water - or sand?|
|Nature paints in her own patterns.|
|Looking back across the causeway to Antelope on our way home.|