Monthly Archives: December 2016

Birds Flocking to the Rio Grande, 12-24-16

As winter tightens its grip in this part of the world, birds that require ice-free bodies of water are “flocking” to the Rio Grande of northern New Mexico. In particular, greater numbers of bald eagles are now showing up. They hunt the ducks … Continue reading

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Bighorn Sheep Along the Vista Verde Trail, 12-21-16

This afternoon, I drove up the road from Taos Junction Bridge to the rim, in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. I was hoping to spot the large herd of Bighorn sheep that I had encountered on my prior drive up the … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Birds, 12-15-16

A big storm is on the way, but today the high was 61 degrees. I photographed the usual culprits, but failed with the male goldeneyes, who are skittish as always. You can drive by them, but if you stop, they’re outta there.  

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President-elect Trump

Recent developments now confirm that President-elect Trump said anything, promised anything, that would get him elected. His campaign was an outrageous con job, aimed at the white working class, at those who were fed up with Washington (for whatever reason), at … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Sights, Dec. 12, 2016

My wife Kathy and myself live in the village of Embudo, on the banks of the Rio Grande, about 20 miles west of Taos, NM. My usual 2-3 hour photographic jaunt starts with driving upstream along Hwy 68, which parallels the Racecourse section of the … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Wildlife, December 5, 2016

Come winter, I make it a habit to drive slowly up and down the 6-mile length of the Orilla Verde section of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. I do this primarily to spot and (attempt to) photograph the wintering bald … Continue reading

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Bighorn Sheep Put On a Show, Rio Grande Gorge, NM

It was a number of years ago that Bighorn sheep were returned to the Rio Grande Gorge. They have since established themselves, and are now not at all afraid of humans. We pass them grazing the riverside grass on every Taos Box … Continue reading

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