Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fly Ways

Late last winter we drove to Socorro and through the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Sanctuary for some of the best bird watching in the southwest.  Bosque Del Apache which means “woods of the Apache” lies in the flood plain of the Rio Grande River in central New Mexico.  The bosque is home to more than 500 species of birds most notably the Sand Hill Crane, Blue Heron, Snow Goose and the rare Least Bittern.  The Least Bittern, I’m sure you know, is one of the smallest Herons.  Quiz to follow.
I’m no birder but I am impressed by the sight of a bizillion Snow Geese wintering in balmy New Mexico.  Balmy at least compared the Arctic tundra where they hatched and first took flight.  They spend half the year migrating to and from the frozen north and as far south as Mexico.  Calories provided by some of America’s richest farms and fields along the route.




Daryl A. Black said...

Love the photographs, Steve, highlighting such a very special place in New Mexico! We have yet to hear the sandhill cranes flying overhead, but we suspect it will begin any day now as they migrate to Bosque del Apache for the winter. Thanks for the showcase.

Charlie Christopher said...

Yo, Steve-
Awesome photos as always! I also continue to find myself quite amused by your sense of humor.
Keep on keeping my Monday mornings something to look forward to.

Steve Immel said...

Thanks Charlie. Least Bittern humor is an acquired taste. Just had to use that moniker. I will keep on keepin' on.

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