Bosque del Apache 2011
Jan 12, 2011Public
Photo: Two sandhill cranes bickering late the afternoon
Photo: About 20 minutes before sundown, a huge wave of snow geese started to fly in to the Bosque.
Photo: Snow geese circling the lagoon before landing. Their honking and flapping wings made a deafening sound, which some people compare to that of a jet engine.
Photo: Snow geese landing
Photo: Snow geese landing
Photo: Two sandhill cranes feeding as the sun sets
Photo: Sandhill crane landing at sunset
Photo: Sandhill crane landing at sunset
Photo: Scene from the Flight Deck a half hour before sunrise
Photo: A sandhill flies over the lagoon at sunrise
Photo: Group of sandhill cranes enjoying first light
Photo: Sandhill cranes taking flight in early morning
Photo: Pintail ducks flying across lagoon
Photo: Sandhill crane in flight
Photo: Northern harrier looking for brunch
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Photo: Flooded field at Bosque del Apache
Photo: Field of snow geese
Photo: Red-winged black birds sharing in the feast
Photo: More snow geese coming home for the night
Photo: Sunset at Bosque del Apache
Photo: Pond filled with sandhill cranes and snow geese a half hour before sunrise
Photo: Sun rising at the Bosque. This pond is located on the east side of Route 1, three miles north of the Refuge entrance. This pond seems to be a congregating spot for snow geese from all over the Refuge. Small flocks flew in from time to time.