I've been quite busy of late, with both work and fun.
There has been a lot of work at my on-call job for the funeral home, with several long-distance transports over the past week. . Then there are the autopsy trips where I have to drive someone 100 miles for an autopsy, wait for 2 - 4 hours while the pathologists to do the autopsy, then take bring the decedent back. . So some 200 mile round trips with some time to kill between the driving to and the driving fro.
There's a good herd of Bighorn Sheep near the hospital where the autopsies are done, so I went to the cliffs to see if I could spot some sheep, and I had a pleasant surprise; a ewe with a newborn lamb! . I have never seen a lamb so tiny, as I usually don't see Bighorns until June, when the lambs are much bigger. . It was cool to see such a youngster!
I also found 4 or 5 Yellow-breasted Chats in a nearby canyon by using a playback call on my phone. . Then I headed for another canyon to see if I could find a Canyon Wren when the pathologist called to say that the autopsy was complete. . My fun time was up and I had to head right back to the hospital before I could find my Canyon Wren. . That's okay, good to leave something for next time.
I like mixing fun and play in with the work. . Makes life more interesting.
It's nice that you can get photographs of different things due to your work travels. I also get pictures when I visit places for work. If I'm lucky, things go well and it isn't raining so I can take pictures. Once, I was sent to Boston for an emergency visit to a customer on a new instrument. Walking up to the instrument, I found someone installed a check-valve backwards- fixed in 30 seconds. Essentially 2 days of paid vacation!