Wood ducks are my favorites, especially at this time of the year, when color in the middle Rio Grande Valley is noticeably lacking.
I’ve been studying crane landings this winter. They are all virtually perfect — and beautiful, too. I love the huge wingspread and colors in this photo.
I heard something tap-tap-tapping on a cholla early one morning. I waited until I could see what was making the sound, and was rewarded for my patience when this cute little guy flew out and onto another cholla. You can probably guess how he got his name.
A male western tanager sports classic New Mexican colors.
We got fairly much snow last week so I went out to see what kind of photos I might be able to rustle up. As if on cue, this roadrunner showed up with his feathers fluffed out against the cold.