The Bosque Del Apache NWR… Bird Haven, or Is that Heaven?

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A sandhill crane catches early morning sun on its wings at the Bosque Del Apache NWR. (Photo by Peggy Mekemson.) Necks straight out with feet trailing, hundreds of sandhill cranes took to the sky as they began their early morning launch in search of food in the middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. Later in November,… Continue reading The Bosque Del Apache NWR… Bird Haven, or Is that Heaven?

Some Recent Bird Sightings

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Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)North Staten Island Rd, Galt, CA; NOV 2019 A week ago, we visited Staten Island, CA. It is an island in the Sacramento-San Jouquin River Delta. More importantly, Staten Island is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is managed to allow conservation friendly agriculture and as a place for birds to stop on winter migrations as well as… Continue reading Some Recent Bird Sightings

Vultures and Other Scavengers

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Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) Feeding On Salmon;Lake Natomas, American River Parkway, Gold River, CA; NOV 2019 In Sacramento, we are privileged to live along the American River. This mighty river is one of many that provide spawning territory for salmon. Spawning is the last great act of these creatures; after they spawn, they die. Though it is the end for them,… Continue reading Vultures and Other Scavengers


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Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus Buccinator)Swan Lake Flat, Yellowstone National Park; SEP 2018 Today I am sharing images of swans I’ve photographed over the past several years. Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus Buccinator) are North America’s largest waterfowl. Thy can have a 6 foot wingspan and weigh as much as 26 pounds. According to All About Birds, a Website from Cornell Labs: “They breed on… Continue reading Swans