Sandhill Cranes in the mist at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM, November 9, 2015

Daybreak at the Roost

Sandhill Cranes at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM

November 9, 2015

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.