Friday, November 16, 2007

Images from Bosque

Yes. I am in New Mexico. At the Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Which, given the birds present, could also be called the Festival of the Crows, Mallards, White-crowned Sparrows, Snow Geese, or Red-tailed Hawks.

Loads to share but lo siento, pero no tengo el tiempo ahora.

Have been leading a couple of field trips each of the past two days and have more in the next two days. It's eye-popping there are so many birds. And the regulars and locals here at the FOTC are saying the geese and crane numbers are low because of the warmish winter thus far.

Here are two images I captured this morning. One at about 5:50 am and one at about 5:50 pm. I hope you like them. Apologies for the cobwebs growing on BOTB. I promise to be a more reliable blogger in the days, weeks, years to come. Hasta maƱana.

A blizzard of snow geese at dawn, viewed from the Flight Deck where everyone gathers t watch the "fly out" as the birds wake up.

Northern harrier wheeling against cottonwoods along the Marsh Route.


At 8:17 PM, Blogger Patrick Belardo said...

I'm headed there next Friday. I can't wait!!!

At 11:17 PM, Blogger BT3 said...

Hey PB, have a great time! Tell the cranes howdy for me!

At 10:50 AM, Blogger Mary C said...

And with Patrick headed there on Friday, there should be more sandhill cranes and *lots* fewer humans! But it was great while we were all there, too.


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