Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bosque del Apache

The Bosque del Apache is a 57,000 acre wildlife refuge just south of Socorro, New Mexico.  It lies in the woods and wetlands adjacent to the Rio Grande.  So far this season, birdwatchers have counted 377 species of birds in the refuge.  The area is also home to deer, bobcat, javelina (aka, peccary), coyote, and mountain lion.

We took Teddy down to the Bosque on Wednesday morning.  He loved it, but he was frustrated because he had to stay in the car.  What he REALLY wanted to do was jump out and chase birds. 

We saw countless duck and waterfowl of every kind.  A pair of bald eagles.  Golden eagles and many hawks.  Canada geese.  Thousands and thousands of sandhill cranes and snow geese that had migrated all the way from the Arctic.  And as a footnote, a buck and several doe mule deer.

Here are a few pictures and two short videos.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Max & Teddy = BFF

Max is the big brown lab who lives across the street from us with Glenn and Nita Hughes.  He and Teddy are absolute best buddies.  If we call Max's name, Teddy will sprint across the street to his front door.  We sometimes take Max with us on hikes or invite him for sleep-overs at the house in ABQ or up at the cabin.  It also so happens that Max is crazy about snow.  Here are two short videos we made of Max and Teddy when we were up at the cabin last November.