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About joeschelling

Birding, butterflies, nature photography, and travel blog from right here in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Early Fall Sightings

Surprised today to see more than three weeks have passed since my last posting. It is certainly feeling as if we’ve moved from summer to fall, with cooler temperatures, the occasional bit of rain, and of course the changes to … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

Less than a week until the Fall Equinox, we are starting to see signs that summer is coming to an end as we kick off autumn. It’s still been hot and sunny most days, but the foliage is changing, tree … Continue reading

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Past August

So here we are in September already with August in the rear-view mirror and autumn almost upon us. Not too many pictures this time, but on what started out as an unusually cloudy day (due to the remnants of a … Continue reading

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Something Amazing Every Day

It’s now been two weeks since my last update, and still surprising to me seeing something something new or different nearly every day often managing to get home with decent photos. This posting shows some of those photos from recent … Continue reading

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More July Butterflies

Since my last posting, our summer monsoon has been quite good and led to several excellent butterfly outings. We’ve started to see some species that have eluded us in recent years along with some of our usual suspects that have … Continue reading

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Early July Birds and Butterflies

This post has mostly photos of butterflies from the past two weeks, but also a few other moths, birds, and even flowers. Weather-wise, things have been pretty good with the summer monsoon kicking in regularly and temperatures not too extreme … Continue reading

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Better Butterflies

Soon after my last blog post, most days continued hot and dry making it difficult finding many butterflies or birds on my regular outings. The situation improved in a few locations as summer got started, and should only get better … Continue reading

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End of the Tunnel

Just a few of my better photos from the past month this time, taken on various outings. More importantly, with two weeks having passed from my second COVID shot and New Mexico opening up more and more, we seem able … Continue reading

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Birdathon Plus

A major highlight of the last couple of weeks for me was the 3-day trip (May 6-8) Rebecca and I took for this year’s Birdathon in Sierra County (Elephant Butte, Truth or Consequences, Animas Creek, Percha, and Caballo) taking a … Continue reading

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Owl Babies!

Bit of a gray and occasionally wet (always welcome around here!) day today , and seems a good time for another blog update. It’s that time of year again and the baby Great Horned Owls are starting to appear all … Continue reading

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