Mist at the Roost
The birds awoke to another misty dawn at their roost on the pond at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.
Creatures of Habit
The resident leucistic crane occasionally roosts here now. But not every night. Having an easily identifiable individual crane in residence at the Bosque has put to rest my presumption that individual Sandhill Crane family units have habitual routines which they seldom deviate from. Not so, it would appear. This bird and its mate are moving around the Refuge quite unpredictably from day to day and night to night.