Our weekend, mountain getaway had a daily visitor...this super sized bird...
It was standing in the meadow and looked like it was hunting for gophers.
When we tried to get closer for a better look it got nervous and flew away.
So, all of these photos are from pretty far away.
They're a little blurry because I zoomed in on my computer and cropped them to get a better look.
We thought it was big when it was just standing there...maybe three feet tall or more...
but, when it flew and spread it's wings we gasped at the large span.