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.
I was taking a photo of these claret cup cactus blossoms a few weeks ago when all of a sudden a hummingbird flew into the frame. I definitely wasn’t prepared for a hummingbird — my shutter speed was too slow — but I managed to get a few shots anyway. He was there for only 2 or 3 seconds at the most.