Bosque Del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2010

Skip and I made a short trip to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, in New Mexico, to photograph snow geese (Chen caerulescens) and sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis). This is strictly bird photography and has essentially nothing to do with the marine subjects that I really prefer. But its cheap, easy and fun, and is good practice for the real thing, so I’ve joined Skip at Bosque del Apache a couple times now. Here are a few photos from this year’s visit:

Snow geese in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico

Snow geese in flight.
Image ID: 26196
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico

Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended.
Image ID: 26197
Species: Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Snow goose in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico

Snow goose in flight.
Image ID: 26199
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Flock of red-winged blackbirds, in flight, blurred in time exposure, Agelaius phoeniceus, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico

Flock of red-winged blackbirds, in flight, blurred in time exposure.
Image ID: 26200
Species: Red-winged blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico

Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended.
Image ID: 26202
Species: Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Snow goose bearing neck and leg research ID tags, in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico

Snow goose bearing neck and leg research ID tags, in flight.
Image ID: 26209
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Snow goose in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico

Snow goose in flight.
Image ID: 26203
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Snow goose in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico

Snow goose in flight.
Image ID: 26207
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Sandhill crane in flight, sunset, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico

Sandhill crane in flight, sunset.
Image ID: 26204
Species: Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

A flock of snow geese in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico

A flock of snow geese in flight.
Image ID: 26206
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA