Attacked by hummingbirds. Have you ever tried to take a picture of a hummingbird? It is not easy. They are too fast. We moved from the valley between Santa Fe and Chama New Mexico and made an extra-long (for us) drive to Sugarite Canyon just to the east of Raton NM. Today we entered Colorado (just a couple miles north of our campsite) and then turned back south hitting a dirt road at the border. We are located on a high ridge with a super view with two lakes within a couple of miles. This morning five deer were just outside our door. The RV is a very good, but expensive deer blind.
The only downside to this spot is that it is remote enough that both ATT and Verizon have zero signal. We had to go to town to send this update. Our route hasn’t been very straight and not according to plan, all plans are subject to change anyway, this time we changed plans for snow. We were further north and had intended to cross through Taos heading east, and were already north far enough to make that happen, or perhaps even cross into Colorado early, but instead, we retreated south (and lower in elevation) because of the winter storm warning.
Back to the hummingbirds, at any one time, we have between two and twenty hummingbirds right outside the RV. They are also too fast to count accurately. If you go outside when the flock is flocking, they will come right up to you and buzz you in the face or right beside your head. Ever heard a hummingbird peep, they do, you can hear them quite clearly when they are considering using your ear for a flower. I shot over one hundred pictures and have five marginal photos of them in flight.
Here is a link to the google map for the area.
Link to our 2019 Route.
Link to our route El Paso to Colorado
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