Time to MOVE!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Saw a herd of bighorn sheep Saturday!
As I was driving up the mountain road to get to the horse ranch, I noticed some white butts against the darker rocks. I was able to see a turnout nearby, so I parked and sprinted across the road to see a herd of 8 bighorn sheep. A large ram was guarding them and he kept a wary eye on me. I was able to hike down a little further and get a spot to observe them. Unfortunately, I was also facing into the sun and there was no way I could get around them to the other side as they were up against the Bighorn Institute fence. So, these are the best photos I could get. I'm always so excited to see a herd of bighorns. Saturday I just stood, watched them, and I could actually hear them yanking off vegetation to eat. The hillsides are just covered with vegetation now, so it is a good time for the young ones. After a while, however, the ram decided he'd had enough of me (I wasn't THAT close to them and I used my telephoto lens...) and he gave the signal to "MOVE ON"! And, away they went!