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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Visiting The Cranes,

If anyone actually reads this blog, he/she/they might be wondering where I've been for the past week. I mentioned in an earlier post that we would be heading down to the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge, and that is exactly what we did. Our friend Julia came out from Austin to go with us for a visit to the wintering sandhill cranes down there, before they head back north next month. I don't have time right now, heading to a dental appointment, to really do justice to the trip. Julia took a million photos, will send them on to me, as well as uploading them at her own blog, South Austin Backyard Naturalist eventually. I hope to have time to write it all up here later today. Unless I need to spend the remainder of the day with my head under the covers - my usual reaction to spending time in a dental chair.

5 comments:

Aine Butler-Smith said...

Can't wait for the pics, I visited the link to the refuge, I love visiting places like that, we have a couple of places similar to this near where I live as well, oasis where the birds gather across great expanse of desert. I hope your dental appt goes well.

Aine

sunflowerkat321 said...

I am envious. I have never seen a sandhill crane...much less photographed one. I can only imagine how many photos I would have come with. I'll bet your friend has a job ahead of her going through them all. Can't wait to see the photos!hent

marigolds2 said...

Y'know, Kat, I kept thinking the whole time we were there how much I wished YOU were there with us. We stayed at a B&B called The Dancing Cranes, run by an interesting couple - Janna is a photographer and the house is full of wonderful photos she has taken. But I'd love to see what you, with your truly special way of seeing, could do at this amazing place. Maybe you should start thinking about a southwest trip for next winter??? We are sort of thinking about spending some of next winter down at the TX Gulf coast, where the whooping cranes winter - you would have a hard time deciding which Big Birds to photograph first.

Cynthia said...

Feel better soon so you can get those pics up!

Lisa :-] said...

We have sandhill cranes wintering almost literally in our own backyard. They stay in the marshes east of town. And over in the wildlife refuge on Sauvie Island (across Multnomah Channel from here.) Sometimes when we walk on the dike, they fly low overhead, going from the marshes to the island, or vice versa. I absolutely love their call; it's instantly recognizable.