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Bosque del Apache NWR Gallery

Photos taken at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near San Antonio, New Mexico (not Texas) USA during the 2007 Festival of the Cranes, which celebrates the return of thousands of migratory birds to the Bosque del Apache NWR the week before Thanksgiving every year.

Never saw so many birds in one place in my life, not to mention the refuge is beautiful itself, even without birds. Actually, I was as impressed with the beauty of the landscape as much as I was with the number of birds it held and this was a good thing considering Iím not willing to spend thousands of dollars on the lenses necessary to photograph birds properly.

And many thanks to my next door neighbors during my stay here - PBasers Gayle (gpc) and Breland (bre) - for telling me about 'The Bosque' in the first place and for then getting me quickly oriented on my arrival in this marvelous place.
Sandhill Cranes 72571 Bosque del Apache 72577 Bosque Coyote 72591 Bosque Coyote 72593
American Coot 72595 Snow Geese Fly-Out 72606 Big Flock Of Snow Geese 72630 Big Flock Of Snow Geese 72634
Snow Geese In Flight 72662 Snow Geese In Flight 72664 Snow Geese In Flight 72663 Snow Geese In Flight 72665
Snow Goose In Flight 72678 Bosque del Apache 72691 Bosque del Apache 72692 Bosque del Apache 72704
Bosque del Apache 72709 Bosque del Apache 72711 Bosque del Apache 72714 Bosque del Apache 72716
Cranes In A Field 72719 Bosque del Apache 72731 Bosque del Apache 72741 Bosque del Apache 72743
Flooded Field 72746 Cloud of Snow Geese 20071115 Sandhill Crane In Flight 72755 Sandhill Crane Silhouette 72762
Feasting On A Cornfield 72776 Field of Snow Geese 72782 Snow Cover 72790 Field of Snow Geese 72792
Sandhill Crane In Flight 72838 Incoming Cranes 72843 Snowing Geese 72892 Bosque At Sunrise 72941
Cloudy Bosque Daybreak 72953 Bosque Roosting Pond 72954 Cactus Bloom 72971 Cactus Garden Bench 72984
Dead Wood 72986 Cactus Closeup 72987 Prickly Pear Cactus & Fruit 72991 Weathered Stump 72992
Blacksmith's Fire 20071116 Wood Knot 73004 Lone Sandhill Crane 73011 Duck In Flight 73012 (crop)
Duck In Flight 73013 (crop) Bosque del Apache 73015 Bosque del Apache 73017 Pintail Duck Swimming 73018
Bosque Badger 73029 Bosque Trees 73039 Ducks In A Pond 73049 Field of Cranes 73058
Dark-eyed Junco 73070 (crop) White Against Red 73071 Bosque Trail 73073 Bosque del Apache 73078
Marsh of Cranes 73082 Cranes In Flight 73089 Bosque del Apache 73102 Bosque del Apache 73108
Sandhill Cranes 73133 Snow Geese Fly-in 73137 Sandhill Crane In Flight 73145 Sandhill Cranes In Flight 73150
Sandhill Cranes 73151 Crane In Flight 73154 Sandhill Crane 73166 Cranes In Flight 73182
Sandhill Crane 73189 Cranes & Geese In Flight 73197 Sandhill Cranes 73202 Sandhill Cranes 73205
Snow Geese Fly-out 73214 Snow Geese Fly-Out 73219 Sky Full Of Snow Geese 73231 Snow Goose Fly-in 73247
Grazing Cranes 73253 Bosque del Apache 73262 Mule Deer 73269 Hoof In Mouth 73271
Mule Deer 73276 Snow Geese On A Pond 73281 Snow Geese & Clouds 73288 Mule Deer 73294
Mama Motivating Junior 73311 Curious Deer 73327 Bosque del Apache 73330 Swimming Coot 73332
Wet Field At Sunset 73340 Bosque Sunset 73341 Bosque Sunset 73352 Bosque del Apache Sunset 73356
Bosque Sunset 73361 Bosque Sunset 20071119 Bosque At Sunrise 73373 Lone Crane At Sunrise 73378
Bosque At Dawn 73401 Snow Geese At Sunrise 73407 Bosque Sunrise 73416 Mountain Sunrise 73428
Mountain In Sunrise Glow 73439 Bosque At Sunrise 73454 Pintail Ducks 73469 Bosque del Apache 73471
Bosque del Apache 73474 Pheasant 20071117 Two Pheasants 73485 Bosque del Apache 73496
Bosque del Apache 73508 White Ground Cover 73529 Snow Cover 73531 Sandhill Crane 73534
Sandhills In Flight 73535 Sandhill Cranes 73537 Bosque del Apache 73548 Sandhill Cranes 73556
Swimming Coot 73561 Sandhill Dawn Fly-out 73704 Family Dispute 73714 Courtly Crane Ritual 73721
Sandhill Dawn Fly-out 73732 Sandhill Dawn Fly-out 73733 Sandhill Dawn Fly-out 73734 Crane Landing 73737
Roosting Pond 73748 Cranes At Sunrise 73754 Bosque del Apache 73769 Sandhill Cranes 73775
It was THIS big! [73803] Craning Their Necks 73806 High Jumping Crane 73815 Tree At Sunrise 73842
Bosque del Apache 73849 Tree At Sunrise 20071118 Sandhill Crane 73892 Sunrise Walk 73898
The Sandhill Hokey Pokey 73900 Jumping Jack Crane 73903 Sunrise Stroll 73905 Running Start 73936
One More Step To Flight 73938 We Have Liftoff 73939 Stretching Its Wings 73944 Snow Goose Fly-Out 73950