A 4-day outing south with 2 objectives. One, try out our new travel trailer, and two, get some Rock Chuck/Yellow Bellied Marmot pics.
Scored on the Marmot with some good portraits
A young pup
And an ever vigilant parent
The real prize though - a rare opportunity at a Virginia Rail. These guys are always about in our marshy areas, often heard, but never seen.
With the new toy immediately adjacent to a small spring creek, Cookie noticed a Rail sneaking through the vegetation as she was reading by a window.
This one was a new parent, however, and the need to feed brought it out of cover to secure groceries for itself and a six member brood.
The travel trailer is fine, but I'm used to tent camping with no worries about generators, water tanks, batteries, leveling systems, etc. Seems to make Cookie happy though, so I guess we'll be forced to keep it.
Have a good one,