Wildlife Spectacles

Snow Geese [Chen caerulescens]
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Do you like places that take your senses by storm? If you have the opportunity to visit Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, do it. This is the northern Chihuahuan Desert so the narrow band of green that follows the path of the Rio Grande River is a magnet to a wide variety of birds. The Bosque concentrates that variety into an almost mind-bending display. The numbers tell the story, 25,000 ducks, 40,000 light geese (Ross and Snow) and some years up to 14,000 Sandhill Cranes. The count does fluctuate day-to-day, week to week. This aggregation is a winter event, November through January. That is not to say the warmer months are not worthy of a visit, it’s just different. Hot temps bring out the lizards and snakes along with neotropical birds, all great subjects.
Sunrise over Bosque del Apache
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Barbara Magnuson & Larry Kimball
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Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner close-up
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Sandy-in-Alaska-100x-100These Cuckoos are very familiar in the American Southwest. They run on the ground beside the road (might be how they got their name?) and look like a cartoon character! This one stopped in the shadows beside the road and gave me the opportunity to get a close up look at him (or her).
Sandra Calderbank
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Quail

Gambel's Quail running
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Sandy-in-Alaska-100x-100These New World Quail have quickly become some of my favorite birds to observe and photograph. I photographed this Male Gambel’s Quail while visiting Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge this winter. They tend to travel as a group, running on the ground. While I was observing them, they seem to have a large male who “herds” and directs the rest of the group to food and away from any sensed danger. The covey seem to eat and carry out their business while the “Look out Male” stands guard. He sends a warning call when danger approaches, such as a bird of prey overhead, and the flock scurries for cover. They are fascinating and beautiful and I may be completely misinterpreting their behavior but it’s fun to presume and wonder.
Sandra Caderbank
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Veterans Day Parade – Photos

Veterans-Day-Parade-2012
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Fifth Avenue_New-York_November-11-2012_Thousands of parade goer participated today in the 2012 Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan NYC
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Luiz Rampelotto
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