Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, part 2

There was an abundance of bluebirds on the refuge - I think they were Western bluebirds. Here are a few photos of some. The second photo is a Loggerhead Shrike. There were a couple of them we saw there on the refuge in the same area as the bluebirds.



And here is another view of the southern Rocky Mountains in south central Colorado, the Sangre de Cristo range. That is Lake McAlister in the foreground.
A pair of bald eagles hanging around Crane Lake on the refuge. There was an abundance of waterfowl around these birds, namely Sandhill cranes, snow geese, and plenty of ducks, mostly mallards. The eagles had their choice of fare.
And here are the snow geese in flight over Crane Lake.

10 comments:

mon@rch said...

I so love the so many snow geese and really looked like a good time. thanks for sharing.

Ruth said...

How exciting it would be to see such numbers of these great birds!

RuthieJ said...

Wonderful pictures, Mary. I've never seen a western bluebird OR a loggerhead shrike in real life.

Q said...

Your birding is so wonderful!
So many new to me birds.
Great Wildlife Refuge.
Sherry

KGMom said...

Goodness, you do get around.
I haven't checked on you for a while, and you are still traveling!

Mary said...

How did I miss this post? The birds look so plentiful and easy to please in front of the camera! I am happy to say that I've seen a loggerhead shrike once - about 1/4 mile away, but definitely there! LOL!

Larry said...

I'm in on the Western Bluebird and Loggerhead Shrike too. I'd like to see both of those but my chances are slim to none in CT

Red said...

are you on vacation again? december 5th was your last post...

Martha said...

Merry Christmas, Mary! Thanks for stopping by.

Red said...

you STILL haven't posted yet?

what are you waiting for? pause reading and just post!

i know i'm one to talk but at least it's only been 2 weeks for me...

 

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