Saturday, November 16, 2013

More Bosque Del Apache NWR

November 16, 2013

Linking up Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-b-birdin  
I hope you are joining in and posting your birds and critters.

Can you believe half of November is over already? Gee, the days are just flying by. Pretty soon it will be Thanksgiving, time to prefer for the big family Thanksgiving day dinner.


 Above are some of the birds we saw while visiting the Bosque Del Apache wildlife refuge: the large photo is the Sandhill Cranes, top right is the Roadrunner, Gambel's Quail, White-Crowned Sparrow, Bottom left is a Marsh Wren, Snow Geese, female Northern Harrier and a couple of Killdeer.


 Neat reflection of the Killdeer.


 A Sora not far from the boardwalk trail. The Sora is a small waterbird, breeds in marshy areas.


Pepe le Pew thankfully running away from us, as we headed back to our car.


 Cute bunny also seen near the boardwalk trail.


Female Northern Harrier showing off its owlish looking face. The male Harrier is grey and is called the Grey Ghost. I hope you enjoy my birds and critters from the Bosque del Apache wildlife refuge.

Thanks for stopping by and  I wish everyone a happy weekend.
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62 comments:

✿ chica said...

Sempre encanto o olhar aqui! Lindas fotos! beijos,chica

The happy wanderer. said...

Happy weekend to too, Eileen. It's a nice image of the Sora, and Pepe made me grin!

Sue said...

I think they have Pepe Le Pews just about everywhere. That one certainly has a lot of white on it. Glad it was leaving!

Have a wonderful weekend!
We are stuck in the house here--it's opening weekend of shotgun deer hunting. The woods are FULL of hunters. No outdoor time for us for a few days--it's not safe!

Phil Slade said...

Hey you had me guessing there for a second Eileen until I googled Pepe Le Pew and realised what was running away. We don't get those fellas here, you can keep them. Great image of the Sora - once saw one on the Isles of Scilly UK! Have a great weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Thoroughly enjoyed them Eileen. A great collection! Happy weekend to you :)

Red Nomad OZ said...

Your sora looks like our rail, and I've NEVER seen a skunk!! BUT ... the bunny I can do without - the destructive little beasts are SO not welcome on our farm!!! Have a great weekend!!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

ok, it is too early to be reading a blog - i finally got your joke about the skunk ... ha. ha!! took me a bit but i am there. ( :

have a good weekend.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
The Sora is certainly a discovery for me!
A cute shore bird! Looking forward to know more about it!
Cheers and enjoy your WE!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the killdeer. Used to see them all the time as a kid but not as much these days. And yes it's crazy how close Thanksgiving is. Only 11 more days!

Nancy Claeys said...

Just love those sweet little quail. :)

Lynne said...

Always great pics . . . the Sora looks delicate and almost pretty for living near marshland . . .

Montanagirl said...

Nice set of images. I really like that Northern Harrier.

TexWisGirl said...

the harrier face is lovely! LOVE the quail and the sora, too.

Debbie said...

love this eileen....the bunny surprised me ;)

have a wonderful weekend!!

Gail Dixon said...

The sora is a neat bird! I've never seen one or even heard of it. Must've been a relief to see Pepe le Pew going in the opposite direction. lol Nice images of the killdeer, too. :)

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen.
The rabbit is very very beautiful and perfectly photographed.
Greetings Irma

Brian King said...

Great photo of the Sora! I've never seen one. The bunny and hawk shots are really nice, too! So many birds!

Me Ann My Camera said...

Nice to see the Sora and the Rabbit. I haveseen a Sora once and thought it a sweet, beautiful looking little bird. Its a species that I haven't often seen mentioned. What a lovely location you visited! Lots of birds to see and photograph. Your presentation of your visit there is very nice! Thanks for sharing your experiences!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!
Great shots!!!Wonderful pictures of the Sora!!But i really like the Harrier bird!!!Thank you for sharing!!Have a nice week!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, that is the Northern Harrier, what owlish lookalike face.

Betty Manousos said...

hi eilleen, i love to see the birds you get over there. fabulous photo of the sora! i'd love to see one in person.

happy weekend! big hugs!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You always amaze me with your photos of all living creatures!! I have heard of the Grey Ghost and had no idea what it would look like!! This Harrier has such a lovely face!! A type of a hawk??
How very lucky you are that the skunk was going in the opposite direction :-}}

Rajesh said...

Great place for wildlife. Nice shots of birds.

Mersad said...

Love your work. You always amaze with your posts.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulous fabulous!!! Love the hawk, and the refelction - and the cranes - love them all. Happy Weekend to you too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovin' the pictures and the memories! Many thanks.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Precious place and pictures.. Congrats

Caroline Gill said...

Wonderful photos as usual, Eileen ... especially the Sandhill Cranes and Pepe le Pew!

Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent photos, what a cute little bunny!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen. Never heard of a Sora so that was new to me, Great post and have a great wweekend

Birgitta said...

Wonderful pictures! Have a nice weekend!

Carole M. said...

I've never seen the word before Pepe le Pew - it must be a skunk?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Again, great photos! I always enjoy seeing the little bunnies, but Pepe Le Pew, not so much! :-)!

Stephanie said...

Great series of shots, love the rabbit and the skunk.

Indrani said...

Wonderful captures again Eileen. I liked the cute bunny very much.

katerchen said...

Hallo Eileen
ich habe die Bilder genossen..:D

wunderschön hast du sie festgehalten die Besucher..

DANKE mit einem LG zum Sonntag vom katerchen

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful collage and images you show.
I've seen bird of prey (harrier) at a birds of prey show in Silkeborg ...... incredibly beautiful bird.
Thank you looked inside on my blog. Wish you a good Sunday :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I enjoyed them all very much Eileen. The Northern Harrier is certainly amazing looking. Wow to see one in front of you like that and so close...magnificent. I so wanted to see Quails and I did, but only once as they flew over a fence. Beautiful collection of memories shared~

magiceye said...

Love to see the birds you capture!!

Anni said...

I love how you captured the harrier 'framed' in the tree branches!!! That's a beauty.

And pepe le pew..cute!!!

I spotted a Sora last Spring and when I saw it, I didn't know what it was. I do now, and will never forget its name.

birdybrained said...

Lovely birds! Lucky the skunk left. I love the little bunny! I wish you a great sunday!

Pam :) said...

Great shots of the harrier, sora and furry bunny. Happy birding Eileen :)

Rebecca said...

Great series of some unfamiliar birds to me. Thanks for sharing. :)

Pallavi said...

I know Eileen, I cant believe half of November is over as well. Time does fly fast. Lovely pictures above my friend :) Have a good week ahead.

Irene said...

Great pics, Eileen ... love the Pepe Le Pew .... I also had to google before I realised what was running away. Never seen those fellas before.

Wish you a great Sunday!

Irene

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos Eileen!
I have the link of your blog on ours.
Greetings, RW & SK

George said...

I'm glad Pepe le Pew decided to leave rather than give you a 'present'. I am glad that the bunny stayed around long enough for you to get the picture. Your bird photos are marvelous, as usual. I really like the reflections of the killdeers you captured.

Helma said...

I always enjoy your critters and Eileen sure your birds. But what is that in picture 4!?? I can not see what that is!
Genniet day of your evening.
a hug

HansHB said...

Lovely post!

Helma said...

Ohw ... hahahahaha ... stupid that I did not see that.
thank you for the explanation Eileen :-)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful critters! I love the harrier, it's a gorgeous bird.

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images...

NatureFootstep said...

I´m not familiar with the Sora. It looks very nice. And not shy?

Pat said...

Nice captures of all these gorgeous critters. Love the Kildeer reflections

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful nature photography ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Pia said...

Nice birds and cute bunny! And a relly impressive Hawk! (Is ist a Hawk?)

Poppy said...

Look how adorable that rabbit looks compared to the Harrier, which actually seems a little threatening! Fabulous shots, Eileen, really enjoyed this post!

Poppy

islandwonder said...

So many great animals. That bunny is too cute and Pepe La Pew is fun.... since he is running away.

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Beautiful images of a wonderful place. Wish I had time to visit on my trip to Albuquerque last week.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I haven't seen rabbit in ages!

Elaine said...

What a beautiful place!

edenhills said...

What a great series. Love the rabbit.

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