I checked out the Flaming Gorge today, part in Wyo. and part in Utah. DEAD calm, in Wyoming, first time I've seen that!
I spotted this hawk on a rock outcropping, he appeared healthy and alert, but didn't move on my first fly by. He tracked me with his head, but otherwise just looked amused, so I went around again. Same deal, then I got the camera out. He continued to just smirk at me, so I came around one more time. I was very aware that if injured he may have been unable to fly and would never want to harass him, but he just seemed cool, calm, and collected.
He didn''t act injured, or otherwise unable to fly off, more amused at the amatuer flyby. I was about 20' away when i took this picture, and he never did take flight.
Then, flying the "scenic route" from Little America to Cokeville (this part of Wyoming is still "under construction", think gravel pit combined with large industrial plant, that is the ambience...) way more fun to fly then drive, especially while still greened up and calm air, I came upon some real cowboys, doing what appeared to be a real roundup. Though all the real cowboys I know, making a living from pushing cattle, use ATV's.... these guys did it the old fashioned way. It may have been a dude ranch operation, lawyers and stockbrokers playing cowboy, you be the judge.
Then this place, south of Cokeville: what happens when your builder doesn't follow the blueprints. That's a set of concrete stairs, going up onto the roof!