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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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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 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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Rio Grande Birds, 2/ 10/16

It was a warm afternoon, and the usual culprits were out and about.  

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The Ohkay Owinge Lakes, 1-16-15

Ohkay Owinge (aka San Juan Pueblo) is located in Espanola, NM. The reservation embraces the Rio Grande river, and lakes were dug close enough to the river to be infiltrated by river water. The lakes are stocked with trout, and … Continue reading

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Bosque del Apache NWR, Nov. 17-18, 2014

The Bosque del Apache NWR never disappoints. I’ve been visiting the Bosque since the 1970s, and, if anything, it gets better all the time. Kathy and I decided to get in a visit while we had the time. We arrived … Continue reading

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Spring on the Rio Grande, NM

Spring is springing along the Rio Grande. The wintering bald eagles must have heard the predictions for an early Spring, because they up and left in the first half of March. The other winter residents – the goldeneye ducks – … Continue reading

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This Time in the Spring-time – April in northern New Mexico (poem)

This Time in the Spring Time – April in northern New Mexico In defiance of the frosts that followed the first warming many of the trees have little fruits on them Cherries, nectarines, peaches, apples The hops are vining The … Continue reading

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Wintering Bald Eagle Arrives

The most severe cold weather of the winter arrived today, and with it came at least one bald eagle. Guessing that this would be the day, I took a drive along the river and spotted this eagle in a favorite … Continue reading

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