Monday, December 7, 2009

Surprising neighbors -- Cranes!

Gloria spotted them at the open space a mile or so from our house. When I mentioned it to Julia at work, she said, "Oh sure. They over-winter there!!" Gee, thought I, where have I been?! --You don't have to drive all the way to Socorro? Who knew?!

It was windy and freezing cold. We snapped a few pictures, but the birds keep their distance (pretty consistently ~50') and our point-and-shoot equipment quickly revealed their disappointing limitations, but this will give you an idea. (Click to see the full-size image.)

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