We saw some good sights the last ten days or so in the Bosque.

Eagles showed up for photos one day on the other side of the river, although we caught glimpses of them flying on other occasions at a distance. The first eagle is a  mature adult in a luscious fall-like (don’t Cottonwoods ever shed their leaves?) setting. The second is of a juvenile American Bald Eagle, about two years old. He’s pretty much full-sized, but only has patches of white on his head, body and wings. His tail is more heavily white. The third frame is of an eagle with the Sandia Mountains in the background.

The next I call a Great Blue Face-off, then a fairly decent shot of a Blue in the air.

A couple of shots of male Common Mergansers, which are not at all common in the Corrales Bosque. I saw their luminous white chests about 100 yards down-river, and managed to get somewhat closer for these photos.

Although common in lots of areas, I have never gotten good photos of an Oregon Junko in the Bosque before. They do not hold still so I was glad to get these two shots.

I think we all remember the full moon on New Years Eve into the First. I couldn’t resist this shot as it was setting in the western sky behind a huge Cottonwood.

A nice start for the new year.

s-Bald Eagle with Fall Colors s-Bald Eagle Juvenile about 2nd year s-Eagle with Sandias in Background s-Great Blue Face-off s-Great Blue Heron in Flight s-Common Mergansers s-Common Mergansers2 s-Oregon Junko s-Oregon Junko2 s-Moonset in Winter

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