About 6 or more Clark's Nutcrackers flew through the area, picking at pinecones.
Coyote was still, then suddenly pounced into the snow! Held catch for several seconds and then picked it up in his mouth and ate it. This photo was taken after his meal, before he pranced off.
All fluffed up against the cold--it was 7 degrees out!
Only one with a group of Canada Geese. Interesting to see the size difference.
Two males observed.
Whenever I have seen a wild cat, it seems a bit like an apparition. This is the second time I have seen one in the middle of the road in Tahoe Donner. This one quickly retreated into a driveway as I drove by and at first I was not convinced of what I had seen, but clearly it was "different". Luckily I was wearing quiet shoes and had pavement to walk on. I could hardly believe it when he appeared back on the roadway and trotted across in front of me. Annoyed as hell my camera did not focus. At one point I was 30 ft. away.
Nice to see a fresh flower amongst the golden aspens.
The Calliope's are usually the first to arrive and the last to leave here in Truckee.
enjoying some pumpkin apparently dropped from the old Hwy 40 bridge
the flower was not more than 1/2" across, possibly less