Alas, the sandhill cranes have already begun their northward migration.
A sandhill crane comes in for a landing near sunset, at the Bernardo Waterfowl Complex.
Cranes at the Bernardo Waterfowl Area lounge in front of cottonwoods briefly lit by gold. The Manzano Mountains are in the background.
The mountain bluebirds were flitting all over Elena Gallegos Picnic Area (in the Sandia foothills) last week.
A two-tailed swallowtail on purple penstemon. It’s been a great year for swallowtails of all kinds.