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Bald Eagle Action Sequence, Jan. 10, 2020

Dateline: Rio Grande, New Mexico, Jan. 10, 2020 I was driving downstream on Hwy 68, and looking ahead to the upcoming County Line River Access area. The cottonwood trees found on the far bank of the river at that site … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Winter, #1, Dec. 2019,

   

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Big Day for Wildlife

My last sighting was this bald eagle, which circled above me and landed on a basalt boulder. Continue reading

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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Views, 1-22 & 26, 2017

The dirt road that climbs from Taos Junction Bridge to the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge provides great views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains north and east of Taos, and the Picuris mountains south of Taos. The road through the … Continue reading

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Bald Eagles, Bighorn Sheep and Waterfowl, Rio Gr. del Norte National Mon., NM

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 … Continue reading

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Coyote, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, NM – Jan. 1, 2017

2017 started off with a bang for me. While driving slowly through Orilla Verde, on the lookout for bald eagles, ducks or whatever else might show up, I spotted this coyote on the far shore. What a handsome animal! Coolpix P900. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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