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December « 2007 « Nature Photography by Seetharam Maddali
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Bosque del Apache

December 9th, 2007, seetharam

Bosque del Apache, New Mexico, the sacred destination of a true avian photographer. I finally paid my visit to this truly remarkable place this week. I hope you enjoy my findings,

Bosque Dawn

Snow Geese Blast-off at Dawn

Sandhill crane Landing at dusk

 

Snow Geese at dusk
Sandhill Crane drinking water at dusk
Sandhill Crane runway
Sandhill Crane landing at dusk

 

More images can be viewed in my galleries.

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Curlew and Whimbrel

December 1st, 2007, seetharam

My favourite North American shorebirds are Long-billed Curlew and Whimbrel. Couple of best places to watch these elusive birds closely in their natural habitat are San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary and Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Southern California.

I have had a pleasure of shooting these two birds in my several recent trips to San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary and Bolsa Chica Wetlands.

Long-billed Curlew is the largest shorebird in North America. Breeds in the grasslands. Whimbrel is a similar shorebird with slightly shorter bill. Long-billed Curlew and Whimbrel are often seen together in the grasslands.

Long-billed Curlew Wing Stretch.



Whimbrel Wing Stretch



Whimbrel Wing Preening


Whimbrel Landing


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