Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Maize, Cranes and a Couple of Geese

It seems I can't resist taking pictures of the Sandhill Cranes, when they show up to winter in this part of the country. They're such amazing birds! They vary in height, but the adults are usually between three and five feet tall.

Albuquerque has a number of open spaces, owned by the city and open to the public, for the most part. One of them, Los Poblanos, is a community farm. The cranes flock here in the winter to glean leftover maize and other grains from the fields.

Today I went there, wandered around in one of the fields, and took these crane pictures.

I came across a few geese, as well, joining in the outdoor smorgasbord.

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