Bosque del Apache NWR
January 12, 2012 by dorothycunningham
This month I was fortunate enough to take a short trip out to the National Wildlife refuge, Bosque del Apache. What a treat that was! Yes, it was freezing at night,
but the day temperatures were in the 50’s which wasn’t too bad.
Here are a few photos that represent the refuge and the wildlife that I happened upon.
The first photo shows the moon going down as dawn was appearing. It was a beautiful sight to see for sure. The birds in the water were just awaking. They had spent the night in the water, so the coyotes couldn’t reach them….Both the Sandhill Cranes and the Snow Geese were present, as well as smaller water fowl that are not in the photo.
Here is a closer view of the birds sleeping in ~ waiting for the sun rise…
As the morning progressed, I saw the sandhills starting to jump around, maybe trying to attract a little attention or flirt a little.
When the dawn came, off they flew into the sky away from their night “water bed”, and on to breakfast in the fields.…