The Snow Goose, the other main attraction at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. By the thousands, and tens of thousands, these birds can feel the air and airwaves wight heir presence. It is a sight and sound to behold.
Snow geese set against a cold winter blue sky of New Mexico's Rio Grande Valley. Bosque NWR is a jewel lying in the heart of one of the west's iconic river valleys.
A new bird for me at Bosque NWR, was this beautiful Curve Billed Thrasher. The intense orange iris and the distinct arc of its long bill, seem to aptly fit its thrasher moniker.
Raptors abound in Bosque NWR, but these small raptors made a frequent showing this year. Loving to hover above the corn fields before descending with intense precision and speed, the Kestrel is a fierce hunter. I loved the fanned out tail and upright wings of this Kestrel, even though it appears to b e missing its head.
The Western Meadowlark, one of my all time favorite birds. A sign of spring all across Montana, the meadowlark is quite abundant at Bosque. The only thing missing, is the melody.