I continue to go out most afternoons, first driving upstream along the Racecourse section of the Rio Grande, then taking a left at Pilar, and driving through the Orilla Verde Recreation Area to Taos Junction Bridge. And, sometimes I’ll cross the bridge and drive up the dirt road to the rim of the gorge. I drive the latter in hopes of spotting the herd of bighorns that frequent the area.
This afternoon (1-18-17) I photographed an eagle sitting on a basalt boulder, across the river and a good ways up the far slope. Then I ran into the bighorns, spread out along a slope on the uphill side of the road.
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Here are two eagle photos from the 15th of the month.
This eagle was photographed along the Racecourse, perching in a juniper snag.
Every day brings the opportunity to see the “usual culprits”, and who knows what else? What I get to see is completely a function of the time I spend out there.