RECENT CRITTER SIGHTINGS IN CORRALES BOSQUE

RECENT CRITTER SIGHTINGS IN CORRALES BOSQUE

Our last eagle sighting was a little over two weeks ago, and it was of one flying north on the other side of the river, out about 150-200 yards. that’s probably the last bald eagle until November.

Saturday we noticed that the Turkey Vultures were back in force. We saw some Kettles with about thirty vultures in them. We spotted five in a tree with a couple drying out their wings. They are very scrawny birds and a bit of morning dew on their wings can make it hard for them to get into the air, so many of them hang out their wings to dry.

A Steller’s Jay, a couple of male and a female Cinnamon Teals, and a Belted Kingfisher were welcome sights in a couple of weeks of few sightings.

I spotted a male and female Gadwall, a first for me. With both the Teals and the Gadwalls they were out over a hundred yards, and I really couldn’t tell what they were until I brought them up on the computer. They just looked like an assortment of generic ducks to the unaided eye.

I managed to spot this Red-tailed Hawk that was hiding out behind branches, but still a pretty good shot. This Great Blue Heron seems to be strutting on this sandbar.

I miss the Eagles, but it is nice to get the migratory birds dropping by the Bosque for their spring showing.

s-Eagle in Air s-Kettle 2 s-Kettle of Vultures s-Turkey Vulture Drying Wings s-Vultures 6 in Tree S-sTELLER'S jAY s-Cinnamon teals s-Belted Kingfisher s-Gardwall male s-Red-tailed Hawk s-Geat Blue Heron Strutting

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