Monthly Archives: May 2011

Successful Scouting Trip

Just back from another wonderful day of birding with my usual co-conspirators (Rebecca and Matt), as Matt and I joined Rebecca in scouting the plains east of Albuquerque in preparation for her Thursday Birder trip there next week.  Despite rather … Continue reading

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This and That

This blog is not just about birds and butterflies;  sometimes I’ll throw in a few other pictures that caught my eye.  No birds this time, but a few butterflies and and other critters first from a morning at the Botanic … Continue reading

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Weekend Highlights

Although a little bit breezier and cooler than expected, four of us (Matt, Melissa, Rebecca, and I)  headed to the 8000′ meadow, Doc Long, and Cienega Canyon in the Sandias to look for butterflies.  By the end of the day … Continue reading

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Birds and Butterflies

It’s been about a week since my last post so I thought I’d post a few of the pictures from this week.  The weather’s been a bit off and on all week, but when it cooperated there were a few … Continue reading

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Hunt for the Hoary Elfin

For Friday the 13th, the weather promised to be the best we’d had all week with the wind taking a break and temperatures rising, perfect conditions for the expedition Rebecca organized for Matt and I to join her on a … Continue reading

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Wind Break

After several ridiculously windy and cold days this week with a touch of rain/snow/hail thrown in, the Thursday Birder trip to Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area and the Belen Marsh finally got a bit of a break both in wind velocity … Continue reading

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Better Butterfly Hunting

This morning, Rebecca invited me to join her on a repeat visit to Hondo Canyon for a much more productive butterfly hunt.  If I didn’t know better, I’d think she hears butterfly calls almost as well as she does bird … Continue reading

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Butterfly Hunting

After reading about Matt and Rebecca’s productive butterfly hunt on Matt’s Blog and with the winds not due to kick in until noon, I headed out to Hondo Canyon yesterday to look for some butterflies.  Incredibly, I only saw a … Continue reading

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