Monday, December 3, 2012


Just outside the refuge, A Red Shouldered Hawk (I think) 

Clouded Sulphur




Saturday, November 3, 2012

11-3-2012 Quick drive thru

Another special sunup at Hagerman
There was a lot of human activity at Hagerman this morning
 and it didn't go unnoticed.

These coyotes couldn't make up their minds which way to run.
After checking in with the Malnorys I was invited to ride in the
C & E 'Cardinal Carrage' that had been  donated to the refuge.
The following are some of the shots I made while riding
 along with Bert (driving) and Dick (narrating).
The tour was a  hour,  give or take and the ride was
quite nice with the electric drive and the open shooting platform of the carriage.
This Harrier almost missed his picture as we drove down the road.
My equipment continues to be canon 7D 70-200 2.8IS w/1x1.4 tele-converter
shot at f6 with speed of 1/4000 ISO 400 hand held at 3~4 mph
Thought I'd add this cropped shot of the Harrier.

Check point charlie looking for handouts?
(naw, just drying their wings)

Our escort back to the Visitor center


Greater Yellow legs

One male and all those women

'Grumpy' the Red Tail Hawk said:
Yaal come back now!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

out beyond 200mm


Just a sliver of cheese this AM

The storm well East of the reserve was still on the radar with severe thunderstorms.
 The reserve was pretty quiet until around 0900.

fishing buddies

The Blue Heron do not play well with others. The Egret had been setting on the drift wood.
The Heron was a grouch, no doubt still wet from the storm.

Friday, September 28, 2012


On the way into the NWR Big Red came out to visit. You can see the sunrise in the eye.

This bird was a show off. Course I was not fast enough to catch the bird
 dropping the minnow and the snapping it up as it hit the surface of the water

White Pelicans crusin th Hage..

The Pelicans were swimming back and forth gathering up  the fish.

After the pelicans flew off to take a break from eating the Egrets and Herons
 were left along along with their supporting cast.