Here photos taken by us at Bosque del Apache, south of Socorro, NM. It consists of a piece of the Rio Grande valley that has been re-established as a wetland, primarily for migratory birds. Since the river does not usually carry enough water to flood the wetlands, weirs have been built and parts of the wetlands are periodically flooded to mimic its former natural behaviour.
Sunset at one of the shallow wetlands attracting many migratory waterbirds
Canadian Grey Geese use the park for a stopover
Here a number of egrets and what looks like an ibis in a mud pool
Here one can see how these mudpools are left after flooding of part of the river, when the waterlevel falls again
Somebody trying to catch a nice bird for dinner, a coyote (coyotl)
One way of escaping the unwarranted attention of coyotes is to run for your life, as the Great Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) does most impressively
Eery impression of the reserve near full moon