The Dragon Wagon

The Dragon Wagon
The landscaping changes often.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bosque del Apache 2016 - Part 4

On our last day of visiting the refuge, we got to see a couple different groups of Javelinas.










Bosque del Apache 2016 - Part 3

50 miles west of Socorro, NM is the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array.  This is one of the worlds largest astronomical radio telescope systems, composed of 27 separate 85 foot wide radio telescopes arranged in a "Y" configuration, which all operate together to simulate the behavior of a much larger single radio telescope.






After visiting the VLA, we returned to visiting Bosque del Apache.








Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bosque del Apache 2016 - Part 2

More from our recent visit to the Bosque del Apache NWR and nearby areas.


Bernardo refuge entrance sign



Large "launch" of Sandhill Cranes




Canada Geese



Northern Pintail Duck



Bufflehead Duck "swimming on gold"



Male Northern Shoveler



Geese flying by



Pond with LOTS of white geese





Goose "explosion"




Late sunshine on the scenery



Cranes flying by in the last daylight


Friday, January 29, 2016

Bosque del Apache 2016 - Part 1

We returned to one of our favorite wildlife watching areas, Bosque del Apache NWR in central New Mexico.  Due to some farming issues, the grain crop that is grown for feeding the waterfowl was poor at the Bosque del Apache refuge and the birds were often feeding at the Bernardo Wildlife Refuge further north in the Rio Grande Valley.


We've always enjoyed the scenery around the refuge.




Large flock of blackbirds



Great Blue Heron



American Wigeons



Sandhill Cranes







White geese and cranes



Video clip of a very large number of cranes



Bald Eagles



Roadrunner



Bobcat




Crane returning for the night



Cranes against a Bosque del Apache sunset