Spring is here, the cranes are in the Valley so we took a trip down to check things out. Not many ducks around yet, the cranes were in various areas of the Monte Vista National Wildlife refuge but most stayed waaay out of range.
We got lucky and spotted this mature Bald Eagle hanging out in a cottonwood tree near the Rio Grande River. Sometimes birds of prey like hawks and eagles spend a lot of time perched, waiting and watching for something to catch for a meal. Much of that time they do very little other than pose nicely. If you wait long enough behavior happens. Well, preening isn’t all that exciting but this is an eagle and it is beautiful.
This image same as above.
Yes, fall is long gone from these parts, winter has finally began to exert its dominance. If you are among the many that just don’t like winter, the cold, the dark, the dreariness of it all, here are a few images from this past fall. See, there was color in the world. (more…)
Morning came without the sun, a dim awareness of nights end. The rain started early, slowly, almost like an afterthought. (more…)