Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sunrise at Bosque Del Apache

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday 

 November 21, 2013

Hubby and I were up early on our second morning,  we headed to the Bosque Del Apache before sunrise. It was well worth getting up early to see these beautiful skies and reflections. The birds of course were an added bonus for me.



The reflections at the marsh were beautiful.


Throw in some ducks, snow geese and sandhill cranes and the day just gets better.



For my NF Winged part of my post,  I am sharing some more Bosque Del Apache birds like the Grebe above.


Not the best or even a clear shot, but I love the Black Phoebe and the colors in the shot above.


A pretty White-Crowned  Sparrow with the blue sky.


I took a gazillion sunrise photos, I could not decide which one I like better. They are some of my all time favorite sunrise photos. I hope you all like them too.


 Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

  Happy Skywatching everyone!

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

72 comments:

Sue said...

They're all beautiful, but WOW--the colors on your grebe picture are stunning--so golden. That really caught my eye!
Hope your week is going well.
Enjoy the day!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this unique Sunrise. Gorgeous colors and reflections. The birds are cute.
Best regards, Synnöve

Pallavi said...

The sunset is gorgeous and so are your pictures Eileen . It's like a colorful canvas being painted by nature.. Have a lovely day :)

Nancy Claeys said...

So very pretty Eileen -- a lovely way to start my day. xo

Our photos said...

Beautiful is your photos for today, Eileen.

Joop Zand said...

BEAUTIFUL photo's with nice colors and lovely reflection..... Right time , Right place Eileen.

Greetings, Joop

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love all of these - especially those pre-sunrise pictures. Wow...

Montanagirl said...

Oh your sunrise photos are just stunning. LOVED them all!

DeniseinVA said...

Awesome photos. Not only gorgeous sunrises but it casts such a fabulous lighting on each shot. It really is the golden hour isn't it?

Jo said...

Your sky and sunrise reflection in the water photos are amazing. The one of the grebe is my absolute favorite. Grant and I are going out to the dam for me to photograph the sunrise on Saturday morning! Thanks for sharing. I hope you're having a great day.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my! GORGEOUS!!! loved the grebe photo with all the patterns and colors, too.

ladyfi said...

Oh. my. Those sky shots are breathtaking!

George said...

I often find it difficult to get up in time to see the sunrise, but it is usually worth it. Your photos were most definitely worth the early morning. They are all absolutely glorious.

Gail Dixon said...

Who could not like these?! I so appreciate those who get up early enough to photograph the sunrise since I can't seem to do it. These are BEAUTIFUL! The black phoebe is darling too. I saw one once in California.

Karen said...

Wow, those sky shots are gorgeous! Such beautiful reflections! And it's always great to see some birds as well!

Giga said...

Z pewnością warto było wstać tak wcześnie rano i patrzeć na piękne niebo i ptaki. Cudne zdjecia. Pozdrawiam.
Certainly worth getting up so early in the morning and look at the beautiful sky and birds. Wonderful pictures. Yours.

Debbie said...

WoW eileen, what a gorgeous group of sky images!!

no two ever the same but always so beautiful!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely Eileen!!
What a wonderful scene to wake up to and to enjoy!!
Safe travels!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, such gorgeous photos! Definitely some of my favorite I've seen from you. I don't know how you picked between them because they are all amazing!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

do sunsets or sunrises ever get old?? ever??! ( :

i don't think so.

i love the little birdie. the black phoebe you said - never heard of that before unless i never knew what i was looking at ... do they flying around the US or just certain areas?

Helma said...

Wow!! What a beautiful skies Eileen! I find pictures 2 and 3 really fantastic! So beautiful! Also your golden glow in the water with the water bird is very beautiful. my compliments

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!!
Wow!!!Wonderful pictures!!!Great shots!!!Beautiful skies,fantastic reflection and so cute birds!!!I really enjoyed this post!!!Have a nice evening!!Hugs!!!
Dimi...

Rajesh said...

Breathtaking sunrise shots.

Merlesworld said...

Wonderful skies love the colours.
Merle..........

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful sunrise photos, Eileen… WOW--just gorgeous! Love your birdies also. That photo of the White-Crowned Sparrow is GREAT.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, colorful captures for the day, Eileen!! Beautiful skies and a glorious beginning for the day! Love the duck on the water!! Wonderful! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Cecilia Artista said...

Gorgeous shots from your sunny morning! Awesome!
Like your birds as well!

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Wow..your sky are just jaw-dropping gorgeous, and your photos are beautiful

NatureFootstep said...

your grebe image is satunning with the golden reflections. :)

Jim said...

Spectacular skies.

Happyone said...

It's worth getting up early just to see the sunrise. : )
Great photos as always.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful birds. And Bosque Del Apache is one of the best skywatching places we've ever been. Thanks for the memories.

MitchyLR said...

Hi Eileen!! Absolutely stunning sunrise and reflection shots!! Love that shot of the White crowned Sparrow :-))

Stephanie said...

A huge wow on the sunsets and great series of bird shots.

Saun said...

Gorgeous!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I think that I have new entry for my bucket list. Your photos are spectacular. I don't think I'll ever be a birder but I would sure like to see the scenes you photographed so well.

diane b said...

Fabulous sunrise shots. I like the last one best as the horizon doesn't cut the picture in half. The birds are great too. I love the grebe on the coloured, patterned water.

Photo Cache said...

splendid shots.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I've got to agree with you Eileen... some of my all-time favorite shots here!! Really excellent.

Ileana said...

Beautiful Photos!
Have a nice day!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Such stunning photos - I too love the early morning. I've had trouble getting a grebe - they dive so fast.

lina@women tips said...

Those are awesome golden sunrise moments.

Stewart M said...

Great set of shots - I love the sky with the birds.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: I saw my parrots every day of my last holiday - but I don't see them everyday near my real house - but I do see rainbow lorikeets!

Bob Bushell said...

The scenery is superb Eileen, and, of course, the birds, amazing.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous photos of the sunrise. I love the colours. Have a great day!

Ercotravels said...

Stunning sky shots and cute little birds!!
well captures, Eileen!!!!

Irene said...

Wonderful sky shots, Eileen. Awesome colors, a great bonus for getting up so early!

Wish you a happy weekend!

Irene

Anuradha Shankar said...

wow!!! absolutely fantastic capturs, each one of them!!! adore the colours of sunset.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Great shots, Eileen, the reflections are truly stunning.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Lea said...

Fantastic sunrise!
Beautiful birds, too!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful Eileen!!! I have yet to see a white crowned sparrow. Oh, and I viewed your previous post and hafta tell you that when we lived in Tucson, we had Gambel's Quail in our back yard........nesting!!!! The chicks were so darned cute.

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful sunrise photos! And the birds are indeed a wonderful extra.

Mama Zen said...

These are all stunning!

Noushka said...

OH WOW!
These are fantastic sunrises, Eileen!
Pure beauty with the perfect reflections on the sill water.
And the golden waves around the grebe are gorgeous too.!
Keep well!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what wonderful skies!

Gattina said...

That was really worthwhile to get up so early ! Beautiful pictures !

thomas said...

Wow! A sky worth waking up for.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What a nice trip you had. I enjoy seeing the birds and that sky! I miss Grebes. I have not yet seen one here. Maybe later this Winter I will spot one. Have a pleasant weekend!

rosadimaggio63 said...

Magnifiche foto Eil :)
Baci Myriam

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us, the colors and views are fabulous

Ranten said...

Lovely photos of sunsets and great bird photos! As always :-)

Cathy said...

I love the reflecting pictures. Beautiful!

Linda Gross said...

Your sky pictures are gorgeous.

Brian King said...

It pays to get up early! Fantastic sunrise! Glassy water makes for wonderful reflections!

jyothisdayout.com said...

Breathtakingly beautiful Eileen. :)

Share my Garden said...

All these photos are absolutely beautiful - well worth getting out of bed for!

Judy said...

What gorgeous sunrise images!!! I love seeing the birds flying against the sunrise!!! But my favourite image is the grebe, with those beautiful reflections!!!!

Laloofah said...

Absolutely stunning photos! It's easy to see why it was so hard to choose your favorites - I couldn't have! I say, post all gazillion, what's a little bandwidth gluttony when it comes to such beauty? :-)

The skies, the colors, the birds - all just magnificent. But the photo that keeps catching my eye the most is the one of the duck on the golden, rippled water! It's like he's swimming in liquid gold. Such a unique and gorgeous photo!

Louisette said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous, have a nice weekend.

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful bird photos!

Liz said...

Gorgeous sunrise, Eileen. Love those birds too!

Maria said...

What a place Eileen!!!

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